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Ryan Adams Book Coming in 2009

Ryan Adams, IMO the greatest songwriter of ALL FUCKING TIME, is gonna be putting out a book of poetry next year that I probably won’t buy because most poetry sucks, but whatever: EMO rocker Ryan Adams has more to say than can be conveyed in one of his crooning songs or in one of his […]

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Kevin Powell Running For Congress

Kevin Powell is a former cast member from the first season of MTV’s The Real World. Now he’s running for Congress in the 10th district (Brooklyn) of New York. I don’t think being on The Real World is any sort of credential but he does have a BA in Political Science. At least he was […]

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Mass Appeal Fails to Live Up To Its Name, Calls It Quits

Joining the ranks of other recently folded music mags No Depression and Harp, Mass Appeal has decided to gtfo of the magazine game: In a refrain that’s becoming all-too-familiar for niche music magazine publishers, Mass Appeal, the 12-year-old Brooklyn-based hip-hop and lifestyle magazine, is calling it quits. The 100,000-circulation title had recently published its 50th […]

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The Big Sleep Live @ Ryan’s

As part of our continuing effort to turn Synthesis weekly Managing Editor Ryan Prado’s tiny apartment into a legendary music venue, we recently invited Brooklyn-based ultra-spocks The Big Sleep to come up and rock some tunes, and they obliged. Check out the band rocking “Pinkies” above, then check out our YouTube channel for an interview […]

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The Media’s Recession Hype Machine

I’ll admit, things in America suck right now, compared to the salad days of the late-nineties. But from the daily headlines regarding the current financial downturn, you’d think Hoovervilles are already springing up outside every major American city. As I’ve pointed out in previous posts, the hyperbole surrounding these events is laughable once you get […]

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Lyricist Lounge Joins Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival

Here’s the latest from this years Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival: Brooklyn Bodega, the producers of the 4th Annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival and The Lyricist Lounge announced today that the two premier Hip- Hop event producers will be joining forces for this year’s Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival. The two companies will be co-presenters of the main date […]

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Liars Announce 2008 US Tour, Orgy Ensues

Liars is kinda hit or miss for me, but I really dug that Brocken Witch album. However, I’ve heard their live shows are something of a spectacle. The group recently wrapped up an arena tour in support of Interpol and Liars frontman Angus Andrew described the experience as follows: “When we last toured the States […]

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Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, 100 Days, 100 Nights

Sharon Jones would’ve sounded really good flowing out of the speakers of my 1978 Cutlass Supreme, driving through Brooklyn on a muggy summer day. Unfortunately, that car’s long gone, and I’m stuck listening to her raw, soulful voice buzzing through my computer headphones, in an office. Still, it’s enough to send me on a mental […]

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