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by Johnny Loftus
Thu May 22, 2003 3:10 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Bright Horizons for Hip-Hop
Replies: 13
Views: 2130

I was just thinking about them as I wrote that post, Jake. I stand by "Search of Manny," and STILL put "Daughters of the Kaos" on mix tapes.
by Johnny Loftus
Thu May 22, 2003 2:59 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Bright Horizons for Hip-Hop
Replies: 13
Views: 2130

Don't confuse hype with stylized shtick. A big reason why acts like MC Paul Barman, Princess Superstar, and even early Cibo Matto are/were popular is because of their ability to intersect chintz with cool, and bona fied skills with heavy doses of ironic, I'm-pretending-I-don't-know-what-I'm-doing-bu...
by Johnny Loftus
Thu May 22, 2003 1:25 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Bright Horizons for Hip-Hop
Replies: 13
Views: 2130

Yeah, Northern State is pretty cool - that "Dying In Stereo" EP is tight . According to their Web site the trio signed with Columbia this past February. I don't know about that - I sort of saw them on Kill Rock Stars or something; maybe it's because they remind me of Le Tigre a little. Either way it...
by Johnny Loftus
Fri May 16, 2003 4:38 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: New Pornographers "Electric Version"
Replies: 19
Views: 3534

According to Pitchfork, Neko Case has been propositioned to pose nude for Playboy, as the winner of "world's hottest indie babe," or something like that. I find it hard to believe Playboy even knows what "indie" means. As trite as that term has become, it's still about 6,000 feet further underground...
by Johnny Loftus
Mon May 12, 2003 12:55 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: World's Whitest Guy Hates Hip-Hop!
Replies: 2
Views: 983

World's Whitest Guy Hates Hip-Hop!

http://www.detnews.com/2003/editorial/0305/12/a15-160592.htm This op/ed piece appeared in the Detroit News this past Sunday. best quotes: "In heavy metal and punk acts, there was satanic, narcissistic navel contemplation through a drug-induced haze, pyrotechnics and smoke machines." "It's bad enoug...
by Johnny Loftus
Thu May 01, 2003 3:28 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Flutter by...
Replies: 4
Views: 1023

I refuse to visit the Butterfly Alphabet site. Play trash, you hippie!
by Johnny Loftus
Wed Apr 16, 2003 2:40 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: JSBXSUBALANCE
Replies: 0
Views: 1271

JSBXSUBALANCE

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion sold "Bell Bottoms" (from the 1994 LP 'Orange') to Subaru as the music for the company's new ad campaign, "Subaru: Driven by What's Inside", featuring champion cyclist Lance Armstrong. Here's a link about the Armstrong/Subaru deal: http://austin.bizjournals.com/austin...
by Johnny Loftus
Mon Apr 14, 2003 3:00 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: White Light Motorcade
Replies: 0
Views: 634

White Light Motorcade

White Light Motorcade - Fashionably loud glitter-pop from New York City that's tons of stupid fun. The Hamtramack lounge Smalls isn't called that for nothing; its music room is roughly the size of three 1972 Lincoln Continentals parked panel to panel. But between me, you, and the 35 or so other typ...
by Johnny Loftus
Fri Apr 11, 2003 10:29 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Mooney Suzuki on Conan
Replies: 7
Views: 1569

In a related story, Sahara Hotnights appeared on Conan last night. Poor girls. Their performance of "Alright Alright (Here's My Fist Where's the Fight?)" was plagued with sound problems. As a result, they seemed a bit amateurish. It's the same thing that happened to the Mooney when they were on ther...
by Johnny Loftus
Fri Apr 11, 2003 9:45 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: the go and whirlwind heat...
Replies: 9
Views: 1126

Whirlwind Heat is also the first band on Jack White's new vanity label.