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Revenge of the WASP Queen: Vampire Weekend Gets Sued

Revenge of the WASP Queen: Vampire Weekend Gets Sued
By July 16, 2010

Oh no!  How is Ezra Koenig going to buy his Fall clothes from the L.L. Bean catalog?  The model used on the bands most recent album, Contra, is suing the band: The lawsuit filed on Wednesday identifies the band, their … Read More

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Jewcy Interviews: Jesse Michaels of Operation Ivy

Jewcy Interviews: Jesse Michaels of Operation Ivy
By July 1, 2010

When I was twelve I got in trouble for credit card fraud, among other things and was faced with the choice of facing serious trouble, or having to go to a boot camp like program for delinquent kids.  Music was … Read More

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The Big Jewcy: Gabriel Roth, Musician/Producer, Daptone Records

The Big Jewcy: Gabriel Roth, Musician/Producer, Daptone Records
By June 7, 2010

The kingpin and genius behind the re-surgence of new soul music, Gabe Roth aka Bosco Mann is the bassist, songwriter, and producer of the band Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings. Gabe is also responsible for starting the Brooklyn based … Read More

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Ezra Koenig Makes Me Look Like the Baal Shem Tov

Ezra Koenig Makes Me Look Like the Baal Shem Tov
By May 27, 2010

I always knew the day would come when I’d have to bow down to the Vampire Weekend lead singer and say, “dude, you are the King of Jewish WASPs.  Mazel Tov.” That day has come via the bands newest video … Read More

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Pwning The Music Industry: An Interview with Jeff Rosenstock AKA Bomb The Music Industry

Pwning The Music Industry: An Interview with Jeff Rosenstock AKA Bomb The Music Industry
By May 26, 2010

Who knows how most people get into the music that they do these days?  MTV has all but gotten out of the music business.  Mainstream radio is unquestionably terrible and practically the only place to buy CD’s is Best Buy.  … Read More

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Tuesday Playlist: A Nice Jewish Boys Guide to Great Songs About Jesus

Tuesday Playlist: A Nice Jewish Boys Guide to Great Songs About Jesus
By May 11, 2010

I’m not sure why or how I got into songs about Jesus; why I started making mixes for my friends called “Jesus Tapes” or scouring countless record stores, thrift stores, garage sales and Ebay for old gospel records.  I’ve never … Read More

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A pre-Shabbat Blessing: The Larry David Mötorhead Shirt

A pre-Shabbat Blessing: The Larry David Mötorhead Shirt
By March 5, 2010

You knew that Curb Your Enthusiasm had to meet Ace of Spades sooner or later. Read More

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Nina Simone: The High Priestess of Jewish Soul

Nina Simone: The High Priestess of Jewish Soul
By March 2, 2010

There’s this video that’s been floating around for a few years of Nina Simone covering the Israeli folk song “Eretz Zavat Chalav u’Dvash” (Land of Milk and Honey), but there has never been an adequate explanation as to why the … Read More

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