Every week, we gather some interesting stuff from our sister Village Voice Media publications' music sections. Just for kicks. Here's last week's entry.
An in-depth look
back at N.W.A. frontman Eazy E resides in Phoenix New Times.
Weekly goes deep with indie darlings of the moment the
Morning Benders and Washed
Out, the glo-fi equivalent.
Great titling (Arkansas
Bo Is The Best Unemployed Rapper In Dallas), and Ted Leo reflects
on his prolific career in the Dallas Observer:
"Being able to step off that hamster wheel where you can't
what's up around the bend but only what's coming at you fast, it helped
me get a little bit of perspective about the whole thing, the whole
thing meaning the last 20 years of my life," Leo says. "I think, in a
weird way, it opened up the songwriting for a little bit more of just me
using my voice and not maybe feeling like I had to say something."
In City Pages, Trip Shakespeare gets
the band back together.
Village Voice went
to Mexico for the MtyMx fest, Community scene-stealer Donald
also just a rapper, Edd Hurt recalls his 1981 conversation with
Chilton, and Dan Weiss has
a spot-on line about the XX:
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The big white "X" on black that comprises their album cover
is the sort of cult branding that evokes a mass of NIN T-shirts, and
their goth-friendly haircuts would be happy to comply if only the group
didn't pledge allegiance to Aaliyah and Ma$e
Plus, shopping with Gang
Gang Dance's Lizzi Bougatsos!