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2006 Stories by Ken Switzer

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  • Breathy Heartbreak, Clever But Never Snide

    published August 15, 2006

    Almost every song on Jennifer O'Connor's impressive Matador debut is as heartbreaking as the next. "I don't want to breathe if I can't breathe... More >>

  • Sonic Swimming

    published July 4, 2006

    After more than 20 years and almost as many albums, Yo La Tengo remain one of the most vibrant bands in indie rock. Few groups demonstrate... More >>

  • Mission Re-Accomplished

    published June 27, 2006

    While many bands reunite, Boston's postpunk high magistrates Mission of Burma have resumed—and that's a big difference. From the... More >>

  • Beer and Cookies Make Everything Alright

    published May 2, 2006

    It's almost impossible to venture into the East Village on a Saturday night without being squeezed into the corner of some obnoxiously loud bar,... More >>

  • Sleepover Camp

    published May 2, 2006

    If Nine Times That Same Song, the debut full- length from Sweden's Love Is All, is a 30-minute dance party, it's a Friday-night... More >>

  • Life Is Like This Bar: You Never Know What You’re Gonna Get

    published February 14, 2006

    Forrest Gump's quote about a box of chocolates could certainly be applied to Coco66, located in the nether regions of Greenpoint. Co-owned by the... More >>

  • Creating Media That Are Free From Corporate Interests

    published January 31, 2006

    It doesn't take a genius to realize that certain details about, say, the war in Iraq are being left out of most six o'clock news broadcasts. It... More >>

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