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Sunday, December 7th, 2014, 11:24 pm in Style & Culture
By Derrick Rossignol

As of this writing, my iTunes library contains 6,865 songs from 702 albums by 441 artists from 55 genres. If I started listening to my library now and played it continuously from start to end, I …


Sunday, December 7th, 2014, 11:20 pm in Style & Culture
By Derrick Rossignol

Rating: 6.5
For a musician not doing much in the way of making music nowadays, Billy Corgan has remained part of the American consciousness, despite participating in no notable undertakings since 1998’s “Adore,” and even that saw …


Sunday, November 23rd, 2014, 5:59 pm in Style & Culture
By Derrick Rossignol

Faith No More is expected to release their first album since 1997 at some point in 2015, and to tease the record, they’ve released a new single, provocatively titled “Motherf—er.” The song’s fine, but that’s not …


Sunday, November 16th, 2014, 11:33 pm in Style & Culture
By Derrick Rossignol

Indie weirdo Ariel Pink has a new album, “pom pom,” out today, so over the past month or two, he’s been in full-blown publicity mode, making noise on whatever channel he can be heard on.
In late …


Sunday, November 16th, 2014, 11:28 pm in Style & Culture
By Derrick Rossignol

Stand-up comedian Steve Rannazzisi, best known as Kevin MacArthur from the FX fantasy football-centric comedy “The League,” visited the Collins Center for the Arts on Monday night, performing a set that spanned topics from the attention …


Monday, November 10th, 2014, 12:04 pm in Style & Culture
By Derrick Rossignol

Rating: 8
Parquet Courts are the finest example of what “the American Dream” would mean if the idea was initially thought of in modern times, as the green haze of legalization sweeps the country and possibilities for …


Monday, November 10th, 2014, 11:53 am in Style & Culture
By Derrick Rossignol

There are musical beefs — Tupac v. Biggie, Courtney Love v. Dave Grohl, and most recently, Ariel Pink v. Madonna. Thankfully, as proof that the entire world isn’t a cold, dark place filled with mutual disdain, …


Monday, November 3rd, 2014, 12:32 am in Style & Culture
By Derrick Rossignol

As their native medium has lost its footing due to technological advancement and cultural change, the mixtape has become more and more rarely seen. They used to be a form of artistic expression and display of …


Monday, November 3rd, 2014, 12:27 am in Style & Culture
By Derrick Rossignol

Rating: 7
There are bands who wear their influences on every available sleeve: Wolfmother owes a debt to Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin, Interpol have taken a page from Joy Division’s playbook, and Bjork is often reminiscent …


Monday, October 27th, 2014, 1:43 am in Style & Culture
By Derrick Rossignol

Rating: 7.5
From 2001 to 2009, David Rees produced a well-known series of comics, “Get Your War On.” In 2010, he started an artisanal pencil sharpening service, where interested parties could mail their pencils to him and …