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Jay-Z covers Beastie Boys at APW

This weekend is the All Points West festival, just a short ferry ride from Manhattan. The festival kicked off last night with Jay-Z as the headliner, who was a last-minute replacement for The Beastie Boys, who were forced to withdraw when Adam “MCA” Yauch was diagnosed with cancer. Jay-Z began his set with a tribute […]

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Saundrah, I'm looking your way…

For those of us lucky enough to be in Denmark tihs July (cough cough, Saundrah, I'm looking your way!), the lineup for the Roskilde Festival is pretty damn amazing. Where else but Denmark would Grinderman, Jay-Z, My Bloody Valentine, Radiohead, Slayer, and Neil Young share top billing (and yeah, Judas Priest too)? That is insanity. Sweet, […]

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Best of 2007: Erik G's favorite albums

Sometimes I think it takes me waaay too long to come up with my Top 20 albums of a given year. There are a lot of internal debates and arguments that really have no right answer. Really, you reach a point where all the albums are good but how to rank them gets to be […]

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At least Jay Z's album isn't a Christmas collection

For all the wailing and gnashing of teeth on TIG about the ever-earlier return of Christmas  Holiday music, it doesn't seem to be the view of the mainstream public. In fact, just perusing the current Billboard Top 100 albums, you can find the following albums (all marked as "gaining"):  #6 Josh Groban: Noel #28 Mannheim Steamroller: […]

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MTV continues to scare me

I know you've all been waiting for it and here it is: MTV has announced the nominees for its annual suck-up-fest, the Video Music Awards! Rather than post them all here, I'll let you visit the slick MTV website that caused my browser to be unhappy, but I'll make a few comments for my… er… […]

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