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    June 12, 2014
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    August 9, 2013

    How a Prince Cover Sent Me to YouTube's Copyright-Infringement Cartoon

    Thursday morning I logged onto YouTube and found that my account had been frozen for copyright infringement. It's happened before, but this time I was instructed to watch a five-minute cartoon from the folks behind Happy Tree Friends about being a dirty, content-stealing pirate as well as take a qui ... More >>

  • Music

    August 2, 2012

    Best in Show

    Sorting out the 2012 HPMA Best CD/LP/EP nominees is easy.

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    Friday Night Noise: Caddywhompus and Alarmcock

    Caddywhompus, "Fun Times at Whiskey Bay": If nothing else, this Houston/New Orleans noise-pop unit is a prime contender/offender for an international "worst name imaginable" contest. Singer/percussionist Sean Hart and singer/guitarist/keyboard player Chris Rehm are certainly more plugged-in than the ... More >>

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    December 30, 2008

    Aftermath Extra: The Best Concerts of the Year, Part 2

    Gram Rabbit, Super Happy Fun Land, January 31: "Gram Rabbit is the face of 21st century glam; denser than Scissor Sisters and more fun than Ladytron. If everyone who heard Roxy Music got these sorts of ideas, the world would be a vastly better place." (Chris Henderson) Over the Rhine, McGonigel' ... More >>

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    August 7, 2008

    Negativland: Our Favorite Things

    Notorious ‘80s experimental rockers ask filmmakers to give their tunes a visual makeover

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    July 24, 2008
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    April 18, 2008

    Last Night: Negativland at Rice University

    Negativland Herring Hall, Rice University April 17, 2008 Better Than: Someone leaping out of a van Old School-style, kidnapping and blindfolding you, then reading Scientology for Dummies through a megaphone. I guess. Download: Negativland's all-time classic "U2," profane outtakes of American Top ... More >>

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    January 17, 2008

    The Art of Noise

    Signal to Noise founder Pete Gershon turns his private collection into art

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    November 8, 2007

    Other Cinema Digital: A Mediarchaeological Survey

    Works from the movie house that inspired the Aurora Picture Show

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2007

    Playbill: Eugene Chadbourne

    Eugene Chadbourne All hail the inventor of the electric rake! Though the unearthly clatter of the amplified yard implement may be Eugene Chadbourne's oddest claim to fame, chances are it isn't his most remarkable. The completist's nightmare that is Chadbourne's official discography spans thre ... More >>

  • Music

    December 15, 2005

    Kapusta Kristmas

    Thanks to the Internet, you no longer have to be on Al Kooper's holiday list to hear some of the funniest tapes in history

  • Music

    July 17, 2003

    The Evolution Control Committee

    Plagiarythm Nation (Creations/Seeland)

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    May 23, 2002
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    June 1, 2000
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    May 11, 2000