Field Trip: “Getting Burned by Iceage” on The Style Con

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The following is an excerpt of my piece on Danish punk band Iceage, as featured on The Style Con:

All the cool kids are here. The kids who think they’re cool are at the Lou Doillon show, wearing their $400 haircuts and denim jackets, Instagramming pictures of Doillon’s 38’’ inseam along with comments like “#goosebumps” and “Ooh LaLa!” Right now, they’re eyeing each other over, standing in heels, ranking themselves in a falsely perceived hierarchy of what matters. But as I cross the threshold of the Acheron, a black-walled room in Bushwick with no circulating air, I pass the handwritten sign screaming “THIS IS NOT A CMJ EVENT” and I know that yes, this is definitely the place.

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Field Trip: CMJ Coverage, Day 2 on VMAN

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The following is coverage from Day 2 of NYC’s CMJ, featured on VMAN.

Yesterday marked the second day of the CMJ Music Marathon and the performances continued to impress.

Lou Doillon drew an expectedly large crowd to the Highland Ballroom, where she crooned with that famously husky, mournful voice, singing songs about cheating men and jealousy. But it wasn’t all doom and gloom. Doillon, charming as ever and clutching a coffee cup, entertained the room between songs with requests for “snogging” and dedications to her mother, Jane Birkin.

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Field Trip: CMJ Coverage, Day 1 on VMAN

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The following is an excerpt from my article covering CMJ, featured on VMAN:

Yesterday’s CMJ festivities got off to a weird start last night in front of Piano’s, where crowds huddled around paramedics as they heaved a man onto a stretcher. In broken English, someone said that the man had apparently been “hit with straps” and then pointed towards Banksy’s Ludlow Street installation. Confusing, to say the least…

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