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Band of Skulls Chats with NY Press About Signature Fringe, Flashing Fans and Their New Album

Written by Noah Wunsch on . Posted in Arts & Film, Music

bandofskulls In a music industry saturated with teeny-boppers and terms like “emo-hop”, it seems production value has gone up, while music quality has gone way, way down. But fear not friend. All is not lost. Hope rises in the form of a slack jawed skull.  Band of Skulls is made up of a guitar, bass, drums [&hellip
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Tensions Remain High in Steve McQueen's "Shame"

Written by Noah Wunsch on . Posted in Film

shame “We’re not bad people, we just come from a bad place.” Says Brandon’s sister Sissy, and in that line lies the psyche of Steve Mcqueen’s latest film Shame. Brandon, played by Mcqueen favorite, Michael Fassbender, is an attractive, successful, charming, self-hating sex addict. He needs it. Loathes it. Loves it. Torments himself endlessly with the [&hellip
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NYScenes From a Midnight Runner

Written by Noah Wunsch on . Posted in Opinion and Column, Uncategorized

nyscenes Last night’s music: Chromatics 2010 CD, “In The City.” New York City’s blocks are a series of thumb prints in my mind. I like running at night, the streets are quiet, which makes it easier to settle into thoughts, though often they wade to the basest memories. Or always. Stupidity. Shame. Sex. Oy. Veigh. When [&hellip
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A Sit Down With Zach Fried of Fort Lean

Written by Noah Wunsch on . Posted in Arts & Film, Music

FortLean Make bad decisions. Have fun. Listen to rock music. Enjoy it. Dance to it. These are the teachings of Brooklyn-based band, Fort Lean. Haven’t heard of them? You will. Already causing headlines for their standout shows-NYTimes calls Fort Lean, “A big band, playing small rooms,”- they put comparable bands to shame with their frenetic energy, [&hellip
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Ambassadors Play to Save the Gowanus Canal

Written by Noah Wunsch on . Posted in Arts & Film, Music

ambassadors The Gowanus Canal Conservancy held their Winter Festival this past Saturday, at Build It Green; a sort of buy-as-you-like warehouse space in Gowanus. A general knick-knackery, which housed about a hundred guests for a farm-to-table catered dinner of chicken & sausage gumbo, coleslaw with pickled pepper vinaigrette, buttermilk & honey cornbread and apple crumb bars. [&hellip
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