Jim DeRogatis

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    July 25, 2013

    The Craziest Musical Gambles That Paid Off

    Every year it's a guarantee that someone will grouse about record labels and musicians never taking risks anymore, and never producing anything exciting or unique. While that's probably true to a certain extent, so far it hasn't been totally empty in 2013. For instance, first there was Kanye West's ... More >>

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    August 5, 2011

    10 Things You May Not Know About The Beatles' Revolver

    ​First released in the UK on August 5, 1966, the Beatles' Revolver was born into tumultuous times for the band. The "Bigger Than Jesus" debacle was reaching its height in the United States, as some fans who took John Lennon's flippant remark about his band's popularity as heresy burned Beatles ... More >>

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    March 19, 2011

    SXSW Last Night: (UPDATED) Screeching Weasel's Ben Weasel Hits A Woman At The Scoot Inn

    The incident is still just hours old, but the Internet is steaming over Screeching Weasel frontman Ben Weasel hitting a woman and another unidentified person during his band's set at the Scoot Inn on Saturday night. There's no "alleged" to be found in this situation. It was all caught on camera.

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    November 12, 2010

    Top Five Musician/Journalist Feuds

    "Like, what is your problem?" Jason Nocito​Hell hath no fury like a spurned musician, but a critic's vengeance doesn't lag far behind. This week in the Houston Press, you can read an interview Noah Bailey at our sister paper the Dallas Observer did with Dr. Dog's Scott McMicken, who says he h ... More >>

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    February 5, 2008

    Dave Matthews Sucks, Almost as Much as Ken Hoffman Does

    When Tom Petty was tabbed to perform at halftime of the Super Bowl, I thought it was both an inspired choice and richly deserved. And then, to my surprise, a hater parade commenced. People said he wasn’t big enough a star, that he was too old, blah-di-blah-blah. Prominent in this chorus of naysay ... More >>

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    August 4, 2005

    Can't Touch the MMMBop

    A new boxed set excavates the '90s

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    November 11, 2004

    Feelings, Nothing But Feelings

    The New York Times misses the point in its attack on "rockism"

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    December 11, 2003

    Rocket Redux

    Cleveland legends come roaring full-throttle out of the tombs

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    October 23, 2003

    O.J. All Over Again

    Charm trumps evidence with accused pedophile R. Kelly

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    July 25, 2002

    C-Cup Kids

    If you chuck your bra at OK Go, don't expect to get it back

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    May 28, 1998
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    October 2, 1997
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    September 25, 1997
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    August 21, 1997
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    August 7, 1997
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    July 17, 1997