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Next year, YouTube will celebrate its 10th anniversary. For nearly a decade, then, music videos have belonged almost entirely to the internet. Once upon a time, video directors made their work for TV, expecting you to run across their images when you were flipping through channels. By the time YouTube hit its second year, that… More »

Music is a messy thing. There’s too much of it, too many genres, too many ideas, for anyone to make sense out of all of it — or even to hear all of it. The idea of imposing a narrative on 365 days of music, of making sense of a whole year, is a fool’s… More »

Here’s one nice thing about the whole U2 debacle: They didn’t forcibly beam any music videos into your iTunes! Imagine how those things would’ve looked. Actually, as it turned out, this was a great week for music video, and I had a hell of a time picking a #1 from a field of worthy contenders. More »

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Fucked Up Psych-Out Daytrotter

Fucked Up's The Chemistry of Common Life should show up on a few year-end lists. Taking a break from marathons, the Torontonians stopped by Daytrotter…
brandon | November 24, 2008 - 10:31 am

Fucked Up And Moby Cover The Ramones

There's bound to be more clips surfacing from Fucked Up's free 12-hour show at the Rogan Store (330 Bowery, NYC) yesterday (10/14), but seems like…
brandon | October 15, 2008 - 10:57 am

Fucked Up Fuck Up MTV Live’s Bathroom

Ahead of their upcoming 12-hour NYC show, Toronto's Fucked Up played a very short set -- The Chemistry Of Common Lifeshout-along "Twice Born" -- in…
brandon | October 10, 2008 - 9:17 am

Fucked Up Playing Free 12-Hour Show In NYC

If you live in the New York City-area -- or are able get there in less than 12 hours -- you can catch Fucked Up…
brandon | October 3, 2008 - 11:06 am

Stream Fucked Up’s The Chemistry Of Common Life

On their new record (out 10/7 via Matador), the Torontonian hardcore outfit's expanded the template to include flute, horns, organs, ambient/fuzzy instrumentals, and background vocals…
Amrit Singh | October 1, 2008 - 1:14 pm

New Fucked Up – “Twice Born”

The new Fucked Up's really good. (I'm still digesting it, so hard to say if it tops Hidden World, but it definitely gives it a…
brandon | September 2, 2008 - 12:30 pm

New Fucked Up – “No Epiphany”

Toronto's Fucked Up are longtime favorites, even after guitarist Mike Haliechuk, aka 10,000 Marbles, punked me. Honestly, that shit's part of the charm. Beyond their…
brandon | July 7, 2008 - 10:02 am

Quit Your Day Job: Fucked Up

Fucked Up are one of my favorites. From their occasionally bloody, always ecstatic live shows and smart-ass/smart politics to the fist-pumpers packed onto Hidden World
brandon | December 19, 2007 - 1:05 pm

SXSW: Friday In Austin

Despite the excellent lineups all over town, our daylight hours on Friday had been spoken for well before we made the trek to…
Stereogum | March 19, 2007 - 9:44 am
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