[T]he most essential thing is actually a kind of worldview, a mindset—or maybe it’s an ideology. ...more
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At every turn, Haden’s decisions, while labor-intensive and rigorous, feel fresh, passionate, funny, and new. ...more
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Allyson McCabe talks with Brendan Toller about his love of vinyl records, buying music in local stores, and his latest documentary film
Danny Says, an examination of publicist and manager Danny Fields. ...more
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The Rumpus has made it possible for me to talk to a lot of musicians I might not otherwise have met, but meeting Mike Watt, founding member of The Minutmen, fIREHOSE, Dos, etc., has to be the most memorable encounter that has come to pass since I began writing this column three years ago.