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2008 Stories by Elizabeth Thompson

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  • HÜTZ-PAH

    published December 24, 2008

    Gypsy spazzoids Gogol Bordello have toured constantly since last year’s Super Taranta!, and yet, somehow, frontman Eugene... More >>

  • LIPSTICK KILLERS

    published December 24, 2008

    Only gravelly voice frontman David Johansen and guitarist Sylvain Sylvain remain from the original New York Dolls, but the two have forged... More >>

  • HANUKKAH IN HOBOKEN

    published December 10, 2008

    Starting tonight, Hoboken indie-pop fixtures Yo La Tengo lure us across the Hudson once again for their (mostly) annual Hanukkah shows at... More >>

  • STATES OF THE UNION

    published December 3, 2008

    Inspired by the Federal Writers' Project state guidebooks of the 1930s, editors Sean Wilsey and Matt Weiland's State by State: A Panoramic... More >>

  • MERRY KITSCHMAS

    published December 3, 2008

    It's probably a good idea to decline gifts from Phil Spector. We'll kindly accept, however, the yuletide numbers that Ronnie Spector performs... More >>

  • The Sounds of Summer

    published June 17, 2008

    Today is the first official day of summer (although most of us have a sweat-stained clothing item or two that would beg to differ), and what... More >>

  • Web Sweet Web

    published June 3, 2008

    We’d like to think that we don’t actually live on the Internet—after all, there’s no such thing as an online shower . . . yet.... More >>

  • HOP HEAVEN

    published March 25, 2008

    There are lots of ways to celebrate the arrival of spring in New York that don’t involve alcohol, but they’re all sort of boring. Skip... More >>

  • YES WAY, JOSÉ

    published March 4, 2008

    José González’s bare-bones cover of the Knife’s “Heartbeats” was used in a 2005 ad for Sony Bravia televisions... More >>

  • SO TOUGH

    published February 26, 2008

    Dubby post-punk legends the Slits played here earlier in the month at Chloë Sevigny’s invite-only Fashion Week party, but the... More >>

  • GLAM-BOT ROCK

    published February 26, 2008

    Apes & Androids have been whipping up word-of-mouth buzz for their live shows, which at one time or another have included dancing... More >>

  • MAGNETIC APPEAL

    published February 19, 2008

    Taking the Jesus and Mary Chain’s Psychocandy as his inspiration, Magnetic Fields honcho and beloved misanthrope Stephin... More >>

  • Pet Sounds

    published February 12, 2008

    Be Your Own Pet’s upcoming album is called Get Awkward, and although we wouldn’t say these fierce Nashville whippersnappers, led by the... More >>

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