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Comment Archives: stories: Music

Re: “101 Secrets to Indie Rock Success

my kids are in a (fucking awesome) band in nyc and their manager posted this on facebook. i'm a magazine writer and editor, and the piece makes me wanna hire you guys. nice work.

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Posted by Clint Willis on 01/20/2012 at 11:44 AM

Re: “The 10 Best Things Right Now: With Craig Finn, John K. Samson, Robert Christgau and More

Wussy is the greatest rock'n'roll band in the world right now. And I'm 15!
(Not really. I'm 49.)

Posted by Stu Reid on 01/19/2012 at 4:45 AM

Re: “11 Great Songs (Plus Three Terrible Ones) Not Sung by the Band’s Lead Singer

Fact Check : There is no Rick Danko version of Out of the Blue. It's always been Robbie. All good hearted people know that.

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Posted by Stu Reid on 01/19/2012 at 4:43 AM

Re: “The Year in Music: Observations and Value Judgments

Re: The Reemergence of Mystery as Marketing
Surely a middle ground can be found between the over-the-top mythic tales of how, for example, Jimmy Page composed the music to Led Zeppelin classics while secluded in a dark castle, surrounded by Aleister Crowley paraphernalia; and on the other hand, the constant barrage of OMG, I-just-had-an-organic-ham-sandwich-on-whole-wheat tweeting that passes for communication these days. Right?
And can we stop using the term "mix-tape" when not in a cassette format, please?

Posted by Kiko Jones on 01/19/2012 at 3:39 AM

Re: “11 Great Songs (Plus Three Terrible Ones) Not Sung by the Band’s Lead Singer

"Numb" is more mediocre than terrible. (The Edge has a great voice; he's the one singing the backup harmonies, not Bono, on those U2 songs.)

Also, Demos falling on his ass seems like a metaphor for reviving GBV.

Posted by Kiko Jones on 01/18/2012 at 8:22 PM

Re: “101 Secrets to Indie Rock Success

@Natural: Whoa, whoa, whoa, there's certainly *some* snark and ironic posturing in there! Thanks for the nice words, and for reading, obviously.

You too, M. Romeo.

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Posted by Mike Conklin on 01/18/2012 at 7:31 PM

Re: “101 Secrets to Indie Rock Success

I think this article is very helpful. I've actually had the pleasure to book with Andy and I can say as an artist that I def appreciate when both parties respect each others hard work. The music world is tough.

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Posted by M. Romeo on 01/18/2012 at 7:24 PM

Re: “101 Secrets to Indie Rock Success

I was expecting a list filled with snark and ironic posturing, but this was a fantastic surprise. Thank you, L Magazine.

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Posted by Natural on 01/18/2012 at 6:46 PM

Re: “101 Secrets to Indie Rock Success

This is so awesome I'm linking to it from my venue's booking info page. Thank you.

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Posted by Mike Van Jura on 01/18/2012 at 4:51 PM

Re: “Your 2012 Album Preview

I Am Dive forthcoming debut album Ghostwoods.
Previous EP's worth checking out
http://vimeo.com/31323318

Posted by tetra voltage 2000 on 01/17/2012 at 4:05 PM

Re: “Do Real Rappers Wear Skinny Jeans?

do real music columnists write about trivial bullshit?

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Posted by jqnwfkjqnf on 01/12/2012 at 12:41 AM

Re: “The Top 25 Albums of 2011

here's some less narcissistic bands

Vulture Shit - http://vultureshit.bandcamp.com/
Robot Death Kites - http://robotdeathkites.bandcamp.com/
nursing home - http://nursinghome.bandcamp.com/

Posted by jf22 on 01/12/2012 at 12:37 AM

Re: “8 NYC Bands You Need to Hear

here's some other brooklyn and nyc bands that rock:

Vulture Shit - http://vultureshit.bandcamp.com/
Robot Death Kites - http://robotdeathkites.bandcamp.com/
nursing home - http://nursinghome.bandcamp.com/

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Posted by jf22 on 01/12/2012 at 12:35 AM

Re: “The Year in Music: Observations and Value Judgments

re: The Cheap and Dishonest Redefinition of "Best New Music": thurston moore, bill callahan, etc did technically release "new" music, but they are well-established acts at this point. they don't need to be "championed" "in the one way that really matters" -- as if a rave review from pitchfork doesn't matter? please.

re: Post-everything, the Ultimate Importance of Taste: there is no such thing as taste "post-everything".

re: the rest of the article: yawn.

Posted by jane on 01/08/2012 at 1:30 PM

Re: “11 Great Songs (Plus Three Terrible Ones) Not Sung by the Band’s Lead Singer

No Yellow Submarine? Seriously?

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Posted by zoomintrackout on 01/06/2012 at 9:44 PM

Re: “The Top 25 Albums of 2011

Good album but his vocals are super thin. He barely gets away with being a singer. Honey Bunny is an awesome tune followed by some other solid rocking, (for a change) numbers. My biggest gripe is that My Ma is a complete 100% rip off of Factory by Band of Horses. It is uncannily similar.

Posted by Les Horowitz 1 on 01/06/2012 at 3:38 PM

Re: “11 Great Songs (Plus Three Terrible Ones) Not Sung by the Band’s Lead Singer

In fairness to Robertson, they didn't release that track with his vocals until they buried it at the end of disc 3 on a 1994 compilation, and it's clearly intended as a demo-curio.

The version everyone knows from the Last Waltz has Danko singing and sounds great.

Hello cheap shot!

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Posted by yo yo pa on 01/06/2012 at 1:04 PM

Re: “11 Great Songs (Plus Three Terrible Ones) Not Sung by the Band’s Lead Singer

The Dream Syndicate's original bassist Kendra Smith sings "Too Little Too Late" on "The Days of Wine and Roses"; is one of the great unsung badass lady bassists of 80s-90s college rock; preceded Hope Sandoval in the Dave Roback project subsequently renamed Mazzy Star.

Posted by Mark Asch on 01/06/2012 at 1:00 PM

Re: “11 Great Songs (Plus Three Terrible Ones) Not Sung by the Band’s Lead Singer

How is Mike Mills not on this list? "Near Wild Heaven" for sure.

Posted by aw249 on 01/06/2012 at 12:44 PM

Re: “11 Great Songs (Plus Three Terrible Ones) Not Sung by the Band’s Lead Singer

"Ripcord" is a great song.

Posted by jesse on 01/06/2012 at 12:27 PM

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