Zachary Lipez

Zachary Lipez

May
18
Careers of Evil: Watain, the New Right, Hipsters in the Hellscape

Careers of Evil: Watain, the New Right, Hipsters in the Hellscape

1. I am currently, somewhat embarrassedly, fascinated by two recent modes of stylized proselytizing that are, despite some surface differences,
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May
06
Bandcamp Friday Fandango

Bandcamp Friday Fandango

I’d hoped that this week’s newsletter would be a deep dive into hipsters, hipster Curtis Yarvin stans, and
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Apr
18
Keep It Complicated: April Album Reviews

Keep It Complicated: April Album Reviews

billy woods Aethiopes [https://billywoods.bandcamp.com/album/aethiopes] (Backwoodz Studioz) If I can help it, I’m never going
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Apr
08
Notes on Stadium Crust, Epic Crust, Neocrust, Emokrust, Morrow, and The Wascalliest Wabbit of Them All...Mankind

Notes on Stadium Crust, Epic Crust, Neocrust, Emokrust, Morrow, and The Wascalliest Wabbit of Them All...Mankind

1. Fall of Efrafa [https://fallofefrafa.bandcamp.com] was a crust punk band that thematically utilized a mythos inspired by
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Mar
22
Death Is Big And Stupid

Death Is Big And Stupid

The last thing I’ve ever wanted to be is the sort of writer who uses grief as a shortcut
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Mar
04
Abundant Living New Music Recommendations for March

Abundant Living New Music Recommendations for March

So, how many essays about music this week are starting or ending with a variation of “in times of horror,
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Feb
18
Closing Time: Premrock, Art Vs. Work, Hip Hop Influence, and the Tom Waits-To-Tending-Bar Pipeline

Closing Time: Premrock, Art Vs. Work, Hip Hop Influence, and the Tom Waits-To-Tending-Bar Pipeline

Every once in a while, while I'm tending bar, a customer will ask me, "what do you really want to
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Feb
02
Ranking The Sprechgesanganistas

Ranking The Sprechgesanganistas

Recently, The Quietus reviewed [https://thequietus.com/articles/31041-yard-act-the-overload-review] a band called Yard Act who are apparently popular in the
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Jan
12
Nobody Can Touch Him: Mark Eitzel, Poetry vs. Rock Music, Fame, Failure, and The Other Star of Maverick

Nobody Can Touch Him: Mark Eitzel, Poetry vs. Rock Music, Fame, Failure, and The Other Star of Maverick

Part 1 The other day, Zohra and I got into a small but significant disagreement about the old television show,
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Dec
21
Yr On The List (plus 50)

Yr On The List (plus 50)

It’s been a decidedly terrible year in more ways than I can count, and I can honestly say that
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