Jason Ferguson

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  • 5 years ago

    Brooklyn duo Javelin cobbles together boomboxes, broken synths and pop-culture effluvia into a captivating and intensely fun approach to postmodern electronic music that perversely combines discofied funk and fractured hip-hop with gently swaying ...

  • 6 years ago

    It's somehow appropriate that Fake Problems hails from Naples, Florida. A city known both as a winter home for rich retirees and the epicenter of Florida's mortgage crisis, Naples is incredibly boring for anyone making less than six figures &mdash...

  • 7 years ago | Pop Life

    [Note: Flannel File is an offshoot of Retro Active, focusing on the new hot nostalgia decade - the '90s, of course.] As Retro Active expands its purview from the '80s to the '90s, it's somewhat appropriate that this post remarks on some folks who ...

  • 7 years ago | Pop Life

    So, just in time for its 20th anniversary, the Beastie Boys' landmark Paul's Boutique album is gonna be reissued in a deluxe, remastered edition. As we all know, the album is masterpiece of sampling technique, unencumbered by the prospect of litig...

  • 7 years ago | Pop Life

    Bono and Luciano Pavarotti, "Ave Maria" Every year, at almost exactly this time, if you're like me, you can't get U2's goddamned "New Year's Day" out of your head. And, if you're like me, it drives you insane, not because of the quality of the son...

  • 7 years ago | Pop Life

    Ian Gillan on his brief stint in Black Sabbath Last week, Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi filed a lawsuit against Live Nation, claiming that one of the promotion behemoth's subsidiaries, Signatures, sold a bunch of Sabbath merch after a licensi...

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