Garrett Kamps

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  • 6 years ago | Interviews

    So if it's true that President Obama will bring us together as one nation to heal the wounds of the past eight years, end the Iraq War, bolster the middle class, teach the world to sing, and render the red-state/blue-state distinction irrelevant, ...

  • 9 years ago | Music News

    You don't have to have lived in New York City to appreciate Nina Nastasia's fourth album, but it helps. It helps to imagine autumn arriving in Manhattan, that first crisp day when you feel the chill's bite, and those subsequent weeks when the leav...

  • 10 years ago | Music News

    As Curtis Armstrong's Miles tells Tom Cruise's Joel in the 1983 hit comedy film Risky Business, sometimes you just gotta say, "What the fuck." In Joel's case, this phrase is employed with a shrug of the shoulders and a sly smile: "What the fuck, l...

  • 11 years ago | Music News

    Every band has a story -- drugs, deception, debauchery. The Electras are no different. Formed in 1961 by prep school students Andy Gagarin, Jack Radcliffe, Peter Lang, Jon Prouty, Larry Rand, and current presidential hope-hope-hopeful John Kerry, ...

  • 11 years ago | Music News

    The last year has been good for the mash-up, that DIY form of culture-mulching in which anyone with an Internet connection can download two songs plus the software to splat them together and come up with a trendy dance-floor hit in a matter of min...

  • 11 years ago | Music News

    The first thing you hear when you put on Fabulous Muscles, the third full-length from Oakland's Xiu Xiu, is a couple of giggly synths burbling over skittish drumming. It sounds like tweaky circus music. "Oh," you think, "a fun-time happy album." T...