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2009 Stories by Cristina Black

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  • The Drums Don't Surf

    published September 8, 2009

    For most New York City rockers, a glowing write-up on a prominent music blog is something to work toward through a series of grueling gigs in... More >>

  • The Wesleyan Mafia: MGMT, Boy Crisis, Amazing Baby

    published August 4, 2009

    In the fall of 2002, early in his freshman year at Connecticut's Wesleyan University, Simon O'Connor was walking through the quad, "talking to... More >>

  • The Fiery Furnaces Go Bowling

    published July 15, 2009

    Matt Friedberger is impressed. "Did we suddenly become hugely famous, and this is what it's like?" he asks, twirling to take in his... More >>

  • Are You There, God? It's Me, Regina Spektor

    published June 10, 2009

    Just a few minutes ago, Regina Spektor was chatting excitedly and laughing between sips of tea. Now, she's shrinking to the far end of a sofa... More >>

  • Jeffrey Lewis Can't Lose

    published May 20, 2009

    From the terrace of Jeffrey Lewis's parents' Avenue A co-op apartment, there's a clear view of Sidewalk Café. "I feel like maybe I could... More >>

  • Passion Pit's Comedy of Manners

    published May 13, 2009

    Michael Angelakos's speaking voice is nothing like you'd expect. "If I sound really weird," he says by phone from his Cambridge home, "it's... More >>

  • Lissy Trullie Is Ready to Cross 14th Street

    published February 18, 2009

    If you haven't heard of Lissy Trullie yet, then you probably don't hang out at fashion shows, dance at Santos' Party House, wear slim-cut... More >>

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