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2005 Stories by Jason Gross

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  • Nasal-Dripping, Adult-Swimming Geek Rapper Survives Growing Pains

    published November 1, 2005

    Somewhere in the course of making his mark as a mastermind behind Cartoon Network's smartass Adult Swim programs, Christopher Ward found time to... More >>

  • Alex Chilton, Carl Newman, and Their Subcults Prove Poppin' Ain't Easy

    published September 27, 2005

    When semi-popular powerpop sprang up in the '70s, critical triumph usually went hand in hand with commercial failure. So it's encouraging that... More >>

  • Starting Over

    published July 26, 2005

    Some music heads insist that in the original powerpop sweepstakes, Eric Carmen and friends topped Badfinger, Todd Rundgren, and (gasp!) Big Star... More >>

  • Jazz Standards: Fest Aims to Strengthen Community

    published May 31, 2005

    It hasn't been easy putting together Gotham's foremost avant-jazz festival for the last 10 years. After gathering dozens of musicians, dancers,... More >>

  • Afro-Industrialism

    published April 26, 2005

    Though Westerners find exotic thrills in a Congolese band that electrifies traditional instruments with junkyard scraps, Konono No 1 are seen by... More >>

  • Unstoppable

    published March 1, 2005

    Jeff Chang's detailed chronicle Can't Stop Won't Stop served as the occasion for a gathering February 23 at the Bronx Museum of... More >>

  • NY Mirror

    published February 8, 2005

    Even with PR groups keeping back-in-the-day artists busy and with some academic intellectuals carrying the activist torch, hip-hop has been facing... More >>

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