Dubstep by Step
Regarding Elliot Sharp’s cover story about the local electronic music scene:
Sadly, the only dubstep that comes through Philly is the popular brostep, which is awful to those of us who really love innovative, forward-thinking bass music. Case in point, 40 people showing up to see the mother of dubstep Mary Anne Hobbs spin at Silk City. Would love to see bookings similar to her and Joker a few years back. These back-to-back shows of Borgore/Skrillex/Flux Pav is just not cutting it for those of us who know what is going on. This isn’t to hate on the Philly crew, as they have been doing their thing and in the end, they need to make a dollar too. But serving to the lowest common dominator gets old for those of us looking for some legit bass music.
ADAM, via philadelphiaweekly.com
Regarding Nina Hoffmann’s response to the Penn State sex abuse coverage:
Congratulations. Amid all the media attention to the PSU abuse atrocity, yours is the sanest piece of commentary I have read or heard or seen. Thank you for saying so clearly what is really important in all this.
KATHERINE KURTZ, via philadelphiaweekly.com
Your article is one of hope and inspiration to all married couples who have endured being victims of sexual abuse. I, as well as the others, am sickened by the PSU supporters for the abusers.
NS, via philadelphiaweekly.com