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Destroying Something Beautiful: The Autopsy of a Punk Cover Song–An Interview with Nick “Animal” Culmer of The Anti-Nowhere League

Off and on since 1982 I have thought about the role of rock and roll/punk covers of songs and how they can change the form and/or meaning of the song.  One of my favorite cover songs of all time is … Continue reading

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YOU GOTTA ACCENTUATE THE POSITIVE IN THIS TOWER OF SONG-SO DON’T LET IT GET YOU DOWN

It’s kind of like déjà vu all over again to look at the opening paragraph from my last year’s review and see the following:        Reflecting on a year (let next year not be yet another one) marked by terrorism … Continue reading

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EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON, OR NOT AT ALL

There is a reason why events unnerve anyone.  At SXSW everyone can find a different story.    And that story plays out differently with every choice you make.   Imagine: when you choose to eat at one restaurant you are turning down … Continue reading

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DJ Set List (not in order) kinda punky, kinda dancy October 25, 2014

A really great night at the club. Packed for a large part of the night with people DTAO and many awesome requests (for some reason several requesting bands I had already played!). Even with 4 hours of music–so much stuff … Continue reading

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KICKS–NEW AND OLD–FULL OF MAGIC AND LOSS

KICKS–NEW AND OLD–FULL OF MAGIC AND LOSS People always ask me what bands I am looking forward to seeing at SXSW.  While there are  always a few, and I spend a lot of time analyzing shows like many of my … Continue reading

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2013–BEST PERFORMANCES–OLD, NEWISH AND NEW

This year I can’t say I saw so many amazing performances that merit separate old and new posts (but see my Televison post).   Not that this was a horrible year for performances, but I have always been a tough grader.   There were … Continue reading

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The top 12 performances by “new” bands in 2012

Since music is such a mature medium it is hard to tell whether everything old is new again. But music can’t change time, and whatever influences modern bands have, it is nice to there are still bands that music that … Continue reading

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