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Building Blocks of Noise by Ben Tripp
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Slow-cooked verbiage in Flarf: An Anthology of Flarf

Michael E. Veal and E. Tammy Kim’s Punk Ethnography: Artists and Scholars Listen to Sublime Frequencies by Michael Blair
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The book reopens questions about appropriation, intellectual property, and colonialism that followed Sun City Girls throughout their career, and also situates these questions within an increasingly globalized and digitized twenty-first century.

Stephin Merritt by Franklin Bruno
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The prolific New York lyricist digs into songcraft on the occasion of his new autobiographical album, 50 Song Memoir.

Ron Athey by Zackary Drucker
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From the Pentecostal churches of his youth to ’80s underground Goth punk and queer clubs to museums around the world, an iconic performance artist tells his story.

Leo Svirsky by Michael Pisaro
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“Activism always involves a kind of coalition building, but the kind of community art is capable of building extends further, to the dead and the unborn.”

Portfolio by Penis

We make music from joy and rage. We are flamboyantly nice and really angry.

Vivien Goldman by Michael Patrick MacDonald
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“Dub was my sound because of postcolonial movements. I grew up in it. I bathed in it. I breathed it. So why shouldn’t it be mine?”

From Silver Caution by Angela Jaeger
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Ryan Foerster by Ashley McNelis
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“If this is what this material does now, just treat it as a positive thing.“

Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz by Risa Puleo
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“We insist on repeating moments of liberation, as a kind of sustainable practice.”

Cold Beat by Gary Canino
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“A big part of music for me has always been advocacy, and about having a space where people who feel marginalized by society can do things together.”

William Fowler by Pamela Cohn
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Restoring, archiving, and exhibiting artists‘ films from the post-punk era.

Peacers by Meg Remy
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Meg Remy of US Girls talks to the former Sic Alp about anger, publicity, lyrics, and Roald Dahl.

V. Vale by Karlynne Ejercito
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“Everything goes, whatever. You know that word ‘whatever’—whenever that started coming in, about twenty years ago? It’s like whatever-core—that’s where we’re at now.”

Xylouris White by Jem Cohen
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Goats, Cretan music, and the night of the snails.

Craig Leon by Scott Davis
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Interplanetary folk music, the production tricks behind the Ramones’ success, and how to produce a classic song.

B0DYH1GH by Ben Rosenberg
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A deadly serious joke: bedroom minimalism, play, and the potentials of transgression.

K. Leimer by Alexis Georgopolous
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“Ambient” music, found sound, and valuing process over product.

Steve Roden and Stephen Vitiello

Vitiello and Roden are often mistaken for each other. It might have something to do with their early interest in punk, Cage’s influence on their work, and their sound-based collaborations.

David Grubbs by C. Spencer Yeh
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Musician and composer David Grubbs collaborates with improvisatory artists—including C. Spencer Yeh—to attain an unrepeatable quality on his new album, The Plain Where The Palace Stood.

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