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2008 Stories by Christopher R. Weingarten

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  • Barkuna+Imaginary Weapons+Wild Yaks

    published December 31, 2008

    A great bill of local up-and-comers. Barkuna have a real chance at nabbing the Crystal Stilts/Beach House crown for muted, lo-fi, insular bummer... More >>

  • SONIC BOOM

    published December 3, 2008

    The Night Marchers are the type of sceneless scene band that only happens in San Diego—the jaunty powerpop of a Ted Leo, the... More >>

  • NONE LESS BLACK

    published November 26, 2008

    Chilly Chicago black-metal buzzkills Nachtmystium made the best extreme-metal album of the year, period. But considering that the black-metal... More >>

  • LAPTOP HUSTLER

    published November 5, 2008

    Drew Daniel is a true Renaissance nerd—he’s one-half of Björk-endorsed sound sculptures Matmos; he’s got a respectable house... More >>

  • MIX MASTERS

    published October 22, 2008

    Stetsasonic's two seminal records On Fire and In Full Gear landed in 1986 and 1988 as hip-hop was transitioning from the TR-808... More >>

  • ALL HE KNOWS

    published October 22, 2008

    Despite being a full-fledged blog star, everything about Jay Reatard works on a strictly 1986 model. His entire output in 2008 consists of... More >>

  • Gang Gang Dance's Saint Dymphna: New York to the Bone Gristle

    published October 22, 2008

    Sure, New York City could use a Boredoms figure, someone to make Christo-sized art-punk statements out of Magic Marker scribble and Magik... More >>

  • The Audacity of TV on the Radio

    published September 23, 2008

    Avant-pop royalty, incapable of making the same album twice, congenitally chilly, impossibly cool, and they've just dropped their Station to... More >>

  • Rap's 2008, Beyond Lil Wayne

    published July 2, 2008

    OK, let's get this straight: Fergie says "lady lumps" five times in a hit single and she's America's easiest water-cooler joke; Lil Wayne says... More >>

  • RAISING HELL

    published April 29, 2008

    Intrepid industrial-metal assault vehicle Ministry is calling it quits after 27 years. After surviving heroin, venomous spider bites, some... More >>

  • Atmosphere's When Life Gives You Lemons . . .

    published April 29, 2008

    Get in where you fit in: Too $hort raps about girls, Cypress Hill raps about weed, and, until now, Slug rapped about Slug. But for his fifth... More >>

  • BLUE-COLLAR BABES

    published April 8, 2008

    The last time Allentown sludgefuckers Pissed Jeans played New York, it was a full-scale riot for control of the dance floor—some... More >>

  • Track 18 Wins Again!

    published April 8, 2008

    Snoop Dogg feat. Everlast "My Medicine" From Ego Trippin' (Geffen) Snoop goes country. And save the OMGs, because... More >>

  • BLIP OUT

    published March 18, 2008

    When they arrived in 1997, art-hoppers Anti-Pop Consortium were a dizzying Pollock splatter of Nuyorican Café verb-spray, blipping... More >>

  • Nine Inch Nails' Ghosts I-IV

    published March 18, 2008

    An impulsive 10-week bro sesh—recorded at home, released onto the Net with no promotion and no record label—allows Trent Reznor's... More >>

  • SQUALL IN THE FAMILY

    published March 11, 2008

    Rocking out with Mom isn’t something most of us ever hope to do. But Dominick Fernow (a/k/a NYC noize luminary Prurient) doesn’t... More >>

  • Track 18 Wins Again

    published February 5, 2008

    Soulja Boy Tell 'Em "Booty Meat" From Souljaboytellem.com (Interscope) If you couldn't have guessed by the... More >>

  • Grow Up Like a Rock Star

    published January 15, 2008

    DISCUSSED LCD Soundsystem Sound of Silver (#1 album) "All My Friends" (#3... More >>

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