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Undead

Poor old Bruce Springsteen. The longer he keeps going, the more of the old venerable arenas that serviced rock during its peak years he ends up closing down – last old rocker standing as the buildings around him crumble – as the Los Angeles Times reported today. The latest closure in this trend is the Los […]

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Suspense

Here is the first of a series of short extracts from books in the Reverb Series: from David Treece’s forthcoming (May 2013) Brazilian Jive: From Samba to Bossa and Rap. From the second chapter, ‘The Bossa Nova Revolution: suspended animation and the tempo of Brazilian modernity’, in this section, David considers the ‘ecological rationality’ of the bossa […]

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Tango Emerges

Here is the second of a series of short extracts from books in the Reverb Series: from Mike Gonzalez and Marianella Yanes (May 2013) Tango: Sex and the Rhythm of the City. From the second chapter, ‘A City Divided’ – in this section, Mike and Marianella look at the impact of the bandoneon, the large […]

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25 Hours A Day

This is Kim Fowley, or more precisely one of his alter egos, Jimmy Jukebox: ’25 Hours A Day’ – an obscure b-side from Hollywood’s champion of trash culture. We wanted an excuse to present this little known gem, probably thrown together in a few hours – and none the worse for it – by one […]