Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Head Cheese

Posted By on Wed, Sep 28, 2005 at 12:00 AM

You’ve heard of spry rappers Northern State, three women who, as Metro Times said, “set out to crash hip-hop’s sausage party with some roof- and consciousness-raising feminism.” Emcees Hesta Prynn, Spero and Sprout are hardly prison-tatted hip-hop minxes in Chanel; rather, they’re schooled Long Islanders into Sylvia Plath and using...

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Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Head cheese

Posted By on Wed, Sep 21, 2005 at 12:00 AM

New Model Army has fought the good fight since 1980, and its frontman, Justin Sullivan, is a passionate dude. NMA’s fist-jacking sloganeering sometimes resembled Hersham Boys-era Sham 69, but they could never be dismissed as shallow riff hooligans. No, they’re steadfast documentarians and defenders of the British proletariat — they...

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Wednesday, September 7, 2005

Head cheese

Posted By on Wed, Sep 7, 2005 at 12:00 AM

From within a New York comic book shop, British expat Rob “Bucket” Hingley forged an American revolution. Recruiting several of the retail drones he managed, Hingley formed the first incarnation of the Toasters in 1982, introducing America to ska music. They’ve persisted ever since, riding the wave of at least...

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