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Riot Fest Chicago 2014 – Saturday (NSFW)

Saturday: The Buzzcocks, Television, The Afghan Whigs, (burlesque dancers), Wu-Tang Clan, The Flaming Lips, The National   The Buzzcocks still have it.  Old school Brit punk at its best.  Talked with Steve Diggle (white shirt) about how Simon Cowell  is ruining music, his love of rock ‘n’ roll, and the importance of music festivals.   […]

Critical Insight

“…the message is about not what works musically now, for a certain demographic, for a short while, but about what might work for everyone for all time.” –Rick Moody, I Dared Criticize Taylor Swift “…by rendering their traditional job of arbitration obsolete, it frees critics to find other ways of contemplating music.” – Carl Wilson, […]