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2008 Stories by Jon Caramanica

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  • STILL GLOWING

    published November 5, 2008

    Billy Corgan couldn't have looked more bored than he did playing playing the new Smashing Pumpkins single "G.L.O.W." on the Jimmy Kimmel... More >>

  • HOWDY BROOKLYN!

    published September 10, 2008

    This is the fifth year of the Brooklyn Country Festival, and what began with a scene rooted in simulation now has a feel of its own. No one... More >>

  • BLAZE IT UP

    published August 27, 2008

    Once, there was a time when Elephant Man headlining Hot 97’s reggae spectacular On da Reggae Tip was cause for abandon—he’s... More >>

  • RHYTHM & SOUL

    published August 12, 2008

    The sound of Daptone Records is everywhere these days—unfortunately, that often means their affiliated band, the Dap-Kings, providing the... More >>

  • Body Count

    published August 12, 2008

    How does Ice-T find the time? One day he's recording lo-fi dis videos aimed at Soulja Boy and posting them to YouTube. The next he's acting on... More >>

  • TEEN BEATS

    published August 5, 2008

    JoBros at MSG? OMFG. But take it slow, kiddies: That’s Only Made For God. The crypto-Christian pop rock made by the troika of brothers from... More >>

  • SOUTHERN COMFORT

    published July 16, 2008

    A Kenny Chesney show is like a vacation for people who don’t allow themselves vacations—for a few hours, you can pretend... More >>

  • GRIME TIME

    published July 9, 2008

    A few years ago, UK grime star Dizzee Rascal began public life as an inscrutable live performer with tremendous songs. Over the years,... More >>

  • LIGHT IT UP

    published July 2, 2008

    Eek-A-Mouse fans be warned: The legend got himself booted off this lineup for making racially insensitive remarks aimed at some of his fellow... More >>

  • RISING UP

    published July 2, 2008

    A few weeks ago, Washington, D.C. rapper Wale played to a sweaty, packed Soho gallery in celebration of his Seinfeld-themed mix tape,... More >>

  • Sweet Twang

    published June 24, 2008

    Funny how Brad Paisley, once one of country’s new traditionalists, has turned into its biggest comedian—each album sounds more and more... More >>

  • HILLBILLY STOMP

    published May 13, 2008

    That the touring lineup of Lynyrd Skynyrd is a desiccated version of the original doesn’t much matter—Skynyrd is the rare band... More >>

  • Return of the Hustle

    published April 22, 2008

    Fabolous will forever remain a second-tier rapper, and what of it? He’s a true rapper’s rapper: There’s no one in the... More >>

  • BROTHAS & DRAGONS

    published April 1, 2008

    New York native Saul Williams may never have found the perfect way to translate his big personality and manic energy into an exceptional... More >>

  • Who Truly Feels It All?

    published January 15, 2008

    DISCUSSED Feist The Reminder (#11 album) "1234" (#4 single) Carrie Underwood... More >>

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