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Nettle ushers in a brave “nu” world of music

<i>PHOTO BY Jodi Elkin/The Hoot</i>

PHOTO BY Jodi Elkin/The Hoot

The idea of “world music” has become a cliché among music fans; a stereotypical set of sounds from non-western countries watered down a… 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 … Read More...

“War Child” comp features superstar pairings

<i>PHOTO from Internet Source</i>

PHOTO from Internet Source

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 h… Read More...

Boatcar demo reveals Brandeis noise rock band with promise

<i>PHOTO from Internet Source</i>

PHOTO from Internet Source

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 Orki… Read More...

The fine art of crafting a mix tape without the tape

diverse-city-1-30-09_final_page_3_image_0001Even 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, n… Read More...

Why cover songs deserve our respect

diverse-city-1-23-09_page_1_image_0004Pulp’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 … Read More...

Animal Collective offers listeners a mind trip

diverse-city-1-16-09_page_3_image_0002The 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 id… 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 Read More...

Girl Talk’s Brandeis encore

GIRL TALK: DJ Gregg Gillis, AKA ‘Girl Talk,’ performs at Brandeis on Nov. 24, to a full crowd in the Levin Ballroom. Check out The Hoot’s exclusive interview with Gregg Gillis at www.thehoot.net.<br /><i>PHOTO BY Max Shay/The Hoot</i>

GIRL TALK: DJ Gregg Gillis, AKA ‘Girl Talk,’ performs at Brandeis on Nov. 24, to a full crowd in the Levin Ballroom. Check out The Hoot’s exclusive interview with Gregg Gilli

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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 con… Read More...

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