Battle of the Valley cracka rappas

Ok, so the past few months have seen an outbreak of Valley White Rapper Syndrome (VWRS). It’s up to us as discriminating listeners to determine who wins this battle for the soul of the Valley white rap scene, a cornerstone of local music, a highly prized institution in this area with a legacy that spans ten minutes. So, in this corner, we have Dr. Westchesterson. It’s really kind of a cutesy tribute to The Valley....

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Against Me, And Her.

Tom Gabel, lead singer of angsty politlcal punks Against Me! is, evidently, set to reveal to Rolling Stone magazine, that he is now she, coming out as Laura Jane Grace, and revealing her struggle with gender dysphoria. Initially, this seems to be rther heavy, in a good way. The idealist in me hopes that the lead singer of a once-important punk band revealing their inner turmoil to a reputable mainstream publication will only serve to...

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Courtney Love: American Tragedy

Whenever one Courtney Love is your topic of choice, there are a innumerable amounts of directions you can go in. She’s made a career out of being a complete train wreck, mostly. When all is said and done, a feminist warrior with ambition bigger than the universe will mostly be remembered for her uncanny ability to make a complete and utter fool of herself. Last month was no exception, as Ms. Love posted accusations that former...

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Screaming Females: Keep Getting Better

Perpetually ascending underground sensations Screaming Females recently released the curiously-named Ugly. The New Jersey-based trio has blazed quite a trail, with years of touring and four albums under their collective belts. For their fifth album, the band recorded with legendary indie rock curmudgeon/Bush producer Steve Albini. Albini’s participation in projects typically becomes a larger story than it deserves to be;...

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Westboro Baptist Church Does What Rolling Stone Is Too Scared To Do

Suddenly, Fred Phelps considers himself to be the David Fricke of hateful nutcases. A broken clock is right twice a day.

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