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Happy Lunar New Year!
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Happy Lunar New Year!

  Travis DeSimone.   Corsair.   Year of the Dragon, baby. Everyone has probably made their resolutions already, maybe even defaulted on them at this point. Here in the west we celebrate the new year on the first of January. It is like a dessert holiday for Christmas. Every one makes a bunch of promises...

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SWERVE/Dance Company

  Travis DeSimone.   Corsair. Last Saturday evening I left my house for the Ashemore Fine Arts Auditorium with a job to do. I was to cover the SWERVE/Dance company’s performance. I didn’t know what to expect at first, contemporary dance is a misunderstood art form. I love the theater and participate in some performance...

Black Books
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Black Books

Travis DeSimone. Corsair. Some days waking up is very hard, I don’t want to interact with people even on a good day. Sometimes I want to indulge in the finer things in life, like $1.99 wine and about 32 smokes. A splash of water on the face is a shower, and brushing my teeth is...

Withnail and I
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Withnail and I

Travis DeSimone. Corsair. This morning I woke up at a crude hour. Nearly seven AM and I had an impassable gap between then and ten thirty. With nothing to do and no way I could return to my sleeping, I did something I had planned on doing for a while. I got down to brass...

Peep Show
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Peep Show

Travis DeSimone. Corsair. Over my winter break I found myself with a lot of spare time on my hands and with classes out I was feeling a bit purposeless. This on top of being so far from my family and friends had driven me to a bit of a low point. So I decided to...

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Louis CK – “Just give me 5 bucks.”

Travis DeSimone. Corsair. Louis CK is a funny man. He gets paid to share his special form of bitter cynicism with the world. He has a hit show on FX, was a long time writer for Conan O’Brien, and directed and wrote the undervalued gem Pootie Tang. Love or hate the man’s comedic perspective, he...

Major Lazer’s “Original Don” Video of the Week(Decade?)
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Major Lazer’s “Original Don” Video of the Week(Decade?)

Raymond Knott. Corsair. Between playing an amazing show at De Luna Fest, sharing a tour with Sleigh Bells that will be stopping at our very own Vinyl Music Hall, and co-producing one of my favorite collaborative DJ projects, Major Lazer, I can’t really seem to get away from Diplo lately. Major Lazer is one of...

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Reflections on The Seventh Seal : What Happened to Modern Cinema?

Travis DeSimone. Corsair. I don’t find myself at the movie theaters very often lately. Many people complain about the price but for me it is an entirely different issue. I see Hollywood pushing things on us like Adam Sandler’s latest exploitation known as Jack and Jill, or re branding something like The Smurfs and it makes me sick....

Sleigh Bells and Diplo February 6th@Vinyl Music Hall
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Sleigh Bells and Diplo February 6th@Vinyl Music Hall

Raymond Knott. Corsair. Sleigh Bells, the noise-pop duo comprised of front woman Alexis Krauss and former Poison The Well guitarist Derek E. Miller is scheduled to be appearing at Vinyl Music Hall on February the 6th. Diplo will be sharing the bill for this show, and after seeing Diplo at De Luna Fest, I’m really...

The Hood Internet! Free album!
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The Hood Internet! Free album!

Raymond Knott. Corsair. The Hood Internet’s first official album is up via Mishka NYC, and I must say I am so eager to crack into this. These guys are two of my favorite mashup artists circling the blogosphere, and they’re always buzzworthy. Outside of that, these two have been here twice in the last year,...