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By Brian McManus

Only Reason to Save Tastykake: Ol' Dirty Bastard

Tastykake is in dire financial straits. But here's the thing: Wu Tang Clan’s Ol’ Dirty Bastard immortalized Tastykake in his ice-cold stunner of a hit “Brooklyn Zoo.” Which means that shit needs to be saved.

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Posted Mar. 30, 2011 | Comments: 2

MUSIC > STEREOTYPEWRITER

By Brian McManus

Which SXSW Brand Are You?

The thousands of bands playing SXSW each year are nearly always instantly forgotten. So instead of telling you about the fabulous sets I caught, I’m going to flex my long-atrophied 1990s self-righteous indie purest muscle and tell you about the most in-your-face brands that made a substantial impact. These are the companies your most in-the-know friends will be crowing about.

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Posted Mar. 23, 2011 | Comments: 1

MUSIC > STEREOTYPEWRITER

By Brian McManus

Panic at Camp Bisco

The lineup at Bisco 9 is much better than the year prior, maybe its best ever. So let’s go. Wanna come with? I’ll supply the DMT.

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Posted Jul. 7, 2010 | Comments: 55

MUSIC > STEREOTYPEWRITER

By Brian McManus

Roots Picnic This Weekend

Frankly, I was happy to see Run-D.M.C. cancel. Have you ever heard DMC speak? Why is his voice so high? Why does it crack like he’s going through puberty?

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Posted Jun. 1, 2010 | Comments: 3

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