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Posts Tagged ‘css’

An interview with JD Samson of Brooklyn-based band and art/performance collective MEN

Funky electonica/disco-rock for the socially and politically conscious

Written by Kat Phan




(Left: Michael O'Neill, centre: JD Samson, right: Ginger Brooks Takahashi)

Take two-parts infectious electro-disco rock, add an ounce of social politics, a splash of über cool haircuts, and a few generous handfuls of electrifying live performances and blend… è voila, you have MEN!

It's not the first time we've featured MEN in Amelia's Magazine but in case you missed our exclusive interview with the trio back in February, here's a quick overview: MEN are a Brooklyn-based band and art/performance collective (by their own definition) focusing on the radical potential of dance music and the energy of live performance.

Formed in 2007 by the DJ/production/remix team of feminist electro-punk Le Tigre members, JD Samson and Johanna Fateman, and decidedly left-wing, the band deliver politically-motivated tunes, with an emphasis on issues ranging from wartime economies to the demand for liberties via hypnotic disco beats and creative, high energy stage shows.

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Triton AW10 at Sao Paulo Fashion Week- Exclusive Report

On Tuesday 19th January our special reporter Barbara Mattivy was out in force for day three of Sao Paulo Fashion Week bringing us the lowdown on the best shows... stay tuned for more highlights

Written by Barbara Mattivy

The third day at the Sao Paulo Fashion Week saw the show of one of the hippest brands among Brazilian youngsters. Triton has been showing at the biggest fashion week …

Glastonbury Festival Of The Performing Arts

Glastonbury Festival Of The Performing Arts

20th to 25th June 07

Written by Tom Howard

Glastonbury as a worker. People do it all the time, bit of stewarding, security, et cetera. So what about a food stall? Selling fish to the masses? And allowing myself …

Coachella Festival 2007

Coachella Festival 2007

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Ok, so Coachella Festival 2007 was off the hook! Two properly massive outdoor stages, three impressive tents, two mad high tech dome structures and a couple of mini music playing …

CSS

CSS

London Astoria, London, 22 April 2007

Written by Lena Dystant

CSS are pure pop candyfloss. The key to playing this role well is to let go completely, and Lovefoxxx, unquestionably the star of the show, does this to perfection. Having …

Sunshine Underground/ CSS/ Klaxons

Sunshine Underground/ CSS/ Klaxons

Hammersmith Palais, London, 16 February 2007

Written by Abi Renshaw

If you weren’t sure with the term ‘neon done well’, this could have been your crash course. If you mix ‘indie’ and ‘rave’ apparently this is the uniform! Brilliant, I …

Cansei de Ser Sexy (CSS)

Cansei de Ser Sexy (CSS)

Scala, London, 14 Nov 2006

Written by Amelia Gregory

So, I am back at the Scala for the third time in as many weeks, this time to see Brazilian uber-art-rock group Cansei de Ser Sexy, otherwise known as CSS. …