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2006 Stories by Jon Caramanica

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  • Bleat on the Brats

    published August 15, 2006

    "You guys wanna hang out after?" Cute Is What We Aim For front-mope Shaant Hacikyan was looking for a friend at the end of his band's emo-lite... More >>

  • Cookie Monsters of 'Rock'

    published June 20, 2006

    The amount of time that elapses between David Sitek jabbing out a finished cigarette and lighting a new one is pretty small and only shrinks as he... More >>

  • Surgical Strikes

    published May 2, 2006

    When Chris Brown chirp, Shawty chirp back—no Nextel required. See, there's an avian brrrr to the boy's voice, meaning that when he glides... More >>

  • One More Endless Night

    published May 2, 2006

    "I love you," gasped Johnny O, blue button-up untucked, dance moves at 80 percent, still five minutes from getting around to his hit "Fantasy... More >>

  • The Exquisite Thug

    published April 25, 2006

    It's not so much that r&b is in a quagmire as that hip-hop is so very much not. Which means that for 10 years now, it's made more sense for... More >>

  • Country Grammar

    published April 4, 2006

    Second line of first song from Brooklyn country-rap DIYers B-Star: "You won't see me on MTV posing in chaps." I suppose the singer in the... More >>

  • Grown Man

    published February 7, 2006

    Even before Katrina, they aged fast and hard in New Orleans. At 12, Lil Wayne made his recording debut for then fledgling label Cash Money, a... More >>

  • Sweatsuit

    published February 7, 2006

    It's incredible what you'll try to get away with when you wear a suit. Opening this quirky double bill, the eight-man, mostly white Dap-King flank... More >>

  • Grow Dem Bow

    published January 10, 2006

    Oy, that beat. A couple of staggering, staggered snare patterns, paced to the rhythm of a hip, mid-grind. It's called Dem Bow, reggaetón's... More >>

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