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Amy Oden: Making Punk a Drag Again

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Amy Oden: Making Punk a Drag Again

Posted July 2, 2018, 3:51 p.m.

Amy Oden is a Baltimore-based musician and filmmaker. Her work includes the feature documentaries From the Back of the Room and Exotic, short-form documentaries for Maryland Public Television, and more, as well as playing in queer punk band Homosuperior. She has contributed guest columns in the past concerning her take on DIY culture, international subcultures, and more. This time, the topic turns to subculture overlap and divide in DC. Amy frequently goes by her nickname KC, which is how she’s identified in the interview below. -- Homosuperior has been an active band for just over three years. We’re from DC, but I (the bassist) live in Baltimore. We’ve done a few tours and put out a few tracks ...

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Guest Column: T (Vegas) - Portable Loudspeakers

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Posted Nov. 23, 2017, 3:47 p.m.
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As the good ole shock jock Plato so eloquently put it, music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of ...

Guest Column: Blag Dahlia - Blag Dahlia’s Hate Mail (November 2017)

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Posted Nov. 6, 2017, 3:18 p.m.

Blag Dahlia is the singer for punk band the Dwarves and co-hosts the podcast We Got Issues. Since forming in the mid-1980s the band has ...

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BJ (Ancient Shores) on Narc

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BJ (Ancient Shores) on Narc

Posted June 22, 2012, 6:32 p.m.
Beyond Casual Observation

"There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.” - Aldous Huxley The definition of a sequel or prequel is basically concrete. At times, sequels or prequels would be better off as an individual, unique piece free of association to another property. Films sometimes struggle when writers have to force elements of the related film in order to maintain “prequel” or “sequel” designation. There are instances of accidental sequels or prequels that have occurred in film. Narc is a 2002 film starring Jason Patric and Ray Liotta that could accompany 1991’s Rush ...

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Guest Column: Poli van Dam (The Bombpops)

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Posted Oct. 22, 2017, 4:43 p.m.

SoCal punks The Bombpops formed back in 2007 and released just two EPs in their first decade as a band ...

Jeffrey Roy on ADR mixing and Andrei Tarkovsky’s "Stalker"

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Posted Aug. 6, 2017, 3:56 p.m.
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Jeffrey Roy is busy. Check the link for his credits and you will see a vast list of projects. In ...

Guest Column: T (Vegas) - Portable Turntables

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Posted Aug. 6, 2017, 3:43 p.m.
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I do travel. A bit. An iPod or portable device is a great, convenient yet soulless asset to have. It ...

Guest Column: Blag Dahlia - Blag Dahlia’s Hate Mail (July 2017)

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Posted July 11, 2017, 2:17 p.m.

Dear Blag,Why are you so old and such a white man? Don’t you know that old white men ...

Guest Column: Blag Dahlia - Blag Dahlia’s Hate Mail

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Posted June 18, 2017, 4:38 p.m.

Blag Dahlia is the singer for legendary punk band the Dwarves and co-hosts the podcast We Got Issues. Since forming ...

Guest Column: T (Vegas) -  A Hot Sauce Tour

Regular Columns Guest Column: T (Vegas) - A Hot Sauce Tour

Posted May 16, 2017, 1:51 a.m.
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SPB contributor T is a global traveler. In visiting countries he’s a fan of music (that is the Scene ...

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