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2010 Stories by PAUL SAITOWITZ

Archives: 2011 | 2010
  • Traffic Jams

    published December 2, 2010

    It’s a good thing Aloe Blacc worked a bunch of shitty jobs in LA, which forced him to spend hours alone in his car, slogging through all... More >>

  • Strange Birds Spread Their Wings

    published November 11, 2010

    Strange Birds—Irvine’s melancholy, textured, wispy, indie shoegazer rock combo—are still in search of an identity. (The... More >>

  • On the Road

    published November 4, 2010

    At least for the time being, Fran Healy has escaped. The front man for Scottish rock combo Travis has managed to zigzag through the maze of... More >>

  • Top of the Pops

    published October 21, 2010

    Kate Nash may have a platinum album in the U.K., a 2008 BRIT Award for Best Female Artist and a smattering of chart toppers under her belt, but... More >>

  • Full Moon Pearl

    published October 7, 2010

    Exuberance. It’s the reason most of us got involved with music to begin with. That brisk pulse emanating through an imperfect coagulation... More >>

  • Just Like So

    published September 30, 2010

    Reinvention on a sophomore album is not uncommon. After all, several of the outfits lining the “buzz” bin—MGMT, Vampire... More >>

  • Sure Thing

    published September 16, 2010

    Paramore may just be that band who have snuck into the collective consciousness without ever holding a crown as grandiose as this... More >>

  • If It Ain't Broke

    published August 26, 2010

    Kerry King, he of the tattooed scalp with tribal imagery (it meanders from his dome onto the rest of him, buttressed by a bushy goatee), sure... More >>

  • Bad Brains and Their On-Again, Off-Again Relationship

    published August 19, 2010

    Darryl Jenifer has no beef with anyone. The bass player for punk/reggae/freak-out institution Bad Brains has seen his band break up and get... More >>

  • West Coast Dance Grooves From Far East Movement

    published August 12, 2010

    Let’s cut to the chase: Far East Movement, an Asian-American hip-hop outfit hailing from Los Angeles, rightfully get tagged as an... More >>

  • Bedouin Soundclash Is Born Again

    published July 29, 2010

    Eon Sinclair, bass player for Canadian reggae-rock combo Bedouin Soundclash, is renewed. After spending the better part of a decade in transit,... More >>

  • Too Legit to Quit

    published July 22, 2010

    He can’t read or write. He’s 90 years old. He had a stroke in April and a pacemaker put in the year before. He is a badass... More >>

  • Thrice As Long

    published July 15, 2010

    Twelve years is a full career for most public figures. An athlete is either preparing to retire, hanging on in a desperate effort to avoid... More >>

  • AJ Rafael Is a Big Deal On YouTube

    published June 17, 2010

    When 16-year-old AJ Rafael got nixed by the triumvirate of judges on American Idol back in 2005, the spiky-haired Filipino-American kid... More >>

  • Swingin' Utters Keep the Punk Alive

    published June 10, 2010

    Darius Koski is one sure-handed dude. After all, any guitarist who moonlights as a butcher has to take extra-special care of his digits. With all... More >>

  • Kaki King, Inadvertent Guitar Goddess

    published May 20, 2010

    Kaki King, the New York-based guitar dynamo from Atlanta, doesn’t so much play her instrument as attack it. Often whipping her fingers... More >>

  • Fucked Up Perform at the Fuck Yeah Fest

    published May 6, 2010

    With a moniker as abrasive as Fucked Up, it would be easy to prejudge the Toronto indie-hardcore punk outfit as either ridiculous or... More >>

Archives: 2011 | 2010