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2006 Stories by Zach Baron

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  • Psychotic Noise Guru Flirts With (Relative) Calm

    published December 12, 2006

    There's more than a little of the comic-book character to Dominick Fernow, the diminutive wild man who performs as Prurient. In all black,... More >>

  • Total Eclipse

    published November 21, 2006

    As a freshman novelist, Richard Yates, once noted, "Our ability to measure and apportion time affords an almost endless source of comfort." So... More >>

  • Borish)))

    published November 7, 2006

    Quietly implicit in the raging successes of SunnO)))'s Black One (last year's immovable sludge monument) and Boris's Pink (this year's suave... More >>

  • Monotony in the U.K.

    published October 10, 2006

    Lily Allen, 21-year-old British pop star, introduces "Smile," her number-one-in-the-U.K. hit, like this: "This next song was my number-one single... More >>

  • Formed a Band

    published August 29, 2006

    In a well-worn midtown practice space, Mandy, a 17-year-old from the Bronx, is telling me about all the bands she's been in. "When I was little I... More >>

  • Hip-Hop's New No Wave

    published August 29, 2006

    Downtown life in this city is a shell game: three-card cultural monte for those with the stamina to keep up and cultivate a lifestyle so profane... More >>

  • Might as Well Jump

    published July 18, 2006

    "Think of me as a camp counselor," David Lee Roth announced, by way of introduction. "My parents used to send me up here every summer; now, I'm in... More >>

  • More Political Parties From Incredible Shrinking Dance-Punkers

    published July 18, 2006

    So rebel! Get on the run!" chants Erase Errata's Jenny Hoysten, breaking a three-year silence. Last heard from At Crystal Palace, the... More >>

  • Droning Chants Warmed by Volcano Suns

    published June 13, 2006

    Sure, you could make something of The Sun Awakens' artwork—up looms a lava-drenched volcano, above it a reddish orb poised halfway... More >>

  • The Fog Lifts

    published May 30, 2006

    To the not-your-average-metal-show promises extravagantly made by five fine, text-dense New York Times Magazine pages praising Boris and... More >>

  • Girl, You Know It's True

    published May 16, 2006

    Clues to the lurking presence of Lansing-Dreiden—theoretical authors of the evening's art show and late-night concert, though they wouldn't... More >>

  • Girls Can Tell

    published April 25, 2006

    Middle school dance, last chance for a kiss, DJ doing his part: "These songs have mad dance parts, so don't let 'em go to waste." For a minute,... More >>

  • YACHT Rock

    published April 25, 2006

    Cake Shop's "God rave"—so dubbed, Easter Sunday, by YACHT's Jona Bechtolt—was only the most right-now lie (show was not a rave) told by... More >>

  • Hands Up

    published April 18, 2006

    The openers had my guard down—taking the stage, David Crowder sported a keytar, a far-reaching chin-beard, and a smile—so Third Day... More >>

  • Art Sounds

    published April 11, 2006

    Lost and trying to find the Trisha Donnelly sound piece plugged by the Voice's Jerry Saltz, I stepped out onto a crowded Whitney Biennial... More >>

  • Low Profile

    published March 28, 2006

    Prior to laying actual eyes on Brooklyn's the Good Good, I'd figured them for urban legend: I'd drunk summertime PBR outside their down-low... More >>

  • Don't Call It Noise Music

    published February 28, 2006

    We all have our generational breaking point. Whether it's Mick Jagger's dinosaur skeleton jerking around a Super Bowl stage or the 5,000th... More >>

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