Garrett Kamps

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  • 9 years ago | Music News

    Hippies, though admirable and well-intentioned, often compensate for their excellent politics with profoundly lousy art. Which is a real bummer, as our current political situation is profoundly lousy — as you might have heard, we're living th...

  • 10 years ago | Music News

    As Curtis Armstrong's Miles tells Tom Cruise's Joel in the 1983 smash-hit comedy 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, ...

  • 10 years ago | Local Wire

    Perhaps Gratitude vocalist/songwriter Jonah Matranga's just sick of paying his dues. He fronted emo hopefuls Far throughout the '90s (preceding the emo explosion by a decade, it's worth noting) before doing the solo thing as onelinedrawing, a more...

  • 11 years ago | Music News

    The last year has been a good one 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 ...

  • 13 years ago | Music News

    About five years ago, everyone was jonesin' for that fusion of chilled beats, acid jazz and world beat simply known as "downtempo." But much has changed since then. What was once cool because it sounded like French porn from the '60s is now uncool...

  • 13 years ago | Music News

    Born in Tijuana, Fernando Corona lived most of his life in Ensenada, a small port town 80 miles south. He spent his early years playing all kinds of music, from acoustic rock to experimental stuff. Eventually, he became a member of Tijuana's much-...

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