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Nettle ushers in a brave “nu” world of music

The idea of “world music” has become a cliché among music fans; a stereotypical set of sounds from non-western countries watered down and fed to an audience of Americans and Europeans seeking something “different.” It… Read More...

Cramer vs. Stewart: the media and financial crisis

One week ago was the showdown culminating a week-long media-hyped feud between Jon Stewart and Jim Cramer, of CNBC’s loudest finance show, “ Mad Money.” To commemorate the occasion, “The Daily Show” dispensed with the… Read More...

“War Child” comp features superstar pairings

Since “We are the World” and “Live Aid,” the idea of music as a force to raise both money and awareness for issues of great international import has gained traction. The “War Child Heroes” compilation… Read More...

Boatcar demo reveals Brandeis noise rock band with promise

The Brandeis music scene, such as it is, has plenty of members, but what differentiates boatcar, made up of Mike Riga ’09, Alex Fleming ’09, Dan Orkin ’10 and Mike Laderman ’11, is that they… Read More...

The fine art of crafting a mix tape without the tape

Even though it’s been years since I’ve actually seen a cassette tape, when a friend was going through what might be termed breakup angst, the first words out of my mouth (Well, not the first.… Read More...

Why cover songs deserve our respect

Pulp’s song “Bad Cover Version” dismisses Jarvis Cocker’s ex-girlfriend’s replacement relationship as “a bad cover version of love,” like “the Stones since the 80s” and the “later Tom and Jerry, when the two of them… Read More...

Animal Collective offers listeners a mind trip

The cover for Animal Collective’s newest album is an optical illusion, with a green and purple pattern that appears to be moving when you don’t focus anywhere, with no other identification. It seems emblematic of… Read More...

(AUDIO) Girl talks to Girl Talk

Hoot editor Danielle Gewurz interviewed Gregg Gillis about an hour before the concert. To hear the full interview, listen to the audio clip below. Selected parts of her interview follow. What’s it like to be… Read More...

Girl Talk’s Brandeis encore

Levin Ballroom was a cross between an amazing show and a dance party last Monday, when Girl Talk, the artist otherwise known as Gregg Gillis, returned to Brandeis to perform at a Student Events concert.… Read More...

Kanye disappoints with excessive Auto-tune on new album

Kanye’s made a career as both a rapper and producer of pushing boundaries, making sure that you don’t “act like you can’t tell who made this,” and he appears to want to continue to do… Read More...
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