Donnie Darko Returns: Director Richard Kelly Talks ’80s Nostalgia, Tears for Fears, and the Possibility of a Sequel

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In 2001, filmmaker Richard Kelly introduced the world to Donnie Darko, a peculiar suburban teenager from Virginia, who had a penchant for strong literature, Smurf Theory, and girls named Gretchen. He also had apocalyptic visions that stemmed from a man-rabbit named Frank, who may or may not have been influenced by Watership Down. Now, over 15 years later, the film …

Meet Mykele Deville: Chicago’s DIY Rap Phenomenon

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Photography by​ Zakkiyah Najeebah When speaking about Chicago poet-rapper Mykele Deville, it’s easy to delve into hyperbole. To many entrenched in Chicago’s DIY community, he represents change, a rising tide that spilled over the dam separating homogeneous scenes. A tide that created the diverse blend found today in the city’s most popular below-ground art spaces. From afar, he is a larger-than-life …

Waste: Straight Edge is a Political Position

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Hailing from Gothenburg and featuring members of The Hammer, Waste bring a distinctly visceral take on straight edge. With a new 7” coming soon, along with a bunch of tour dates around Europe in June, vocalist Andrea, bassist Jonas and guitarist Filip chatted to us about the band’s journey so far. So, where did it all begin for Waste? What …

The Genius of The Velvet Underground & Nico: Artists Reveal Their Favorite Aspects of the Classic Album

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Dusting ‘Em Off is a rotating, free-form feature that revisits a classic album, film, or moment in pop-culture history. This week, Collin Brennan asks contemporary artists about the timeless appeal of The Velvet Underground’s debut. If The Velvet Underground & Nico taught us anything, it’s that perfection in rock and roll is actually the inverse of perfection. There are no …

Interviews: Chilling with Will Castro of La Escalera Records

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(KenNERDdy): What inspired you to want to start your own record label? Several years before I started a label, I was on tour with a band called Save Amos. My future La Escalera Records partner, Ziggy, was in that band and that’s how I met most of the earlier bands that I released records for: Success, Bastards of Young and …

Interviews: Chilling with Will Castro of La Escalera Records

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(KenNERDdy): What inspired you to want to start your own record label? Several years before I started a label, I was on tour with a band called Save Amos. My future La Escalera Records partner, Ziggy, was in that band and that’s how I met most of the earlier bands that I released records for: Success, Bastards of Young and …

Interview: Sitting Down With the Massachusetts National Geographic Bee Champ of ’03 *NOT CLICKBAIT*

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HAI PUNK NERDS. I am the noob of FtLP! I am ecstatic to be a part of such a wonderful community. I run my website, kenNERDdy.com. On there I post all sorts of junk my weird self enjoys: from interviewing those who inspire me, to reviewing albums and video games to advice columns and much more – I always intertwine …

Interview: Sitting Down With the Massachusetts National Geographic Bee Champ of ’03 *NOT CLICKBAIT*

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HAI PUNK NERDS. I am the noob of FtLP! I am ecstatic to be a part of such a wonderful community. I run my website, kenNERDdy.com. On there I post all sorts of junk my weird self enjoys: from interviewing those who inspire me, to reviewing albums and video games to advice columns and much more – I always intertwine …

Spoon’s Britt Daniel Breaks Down His Band’s Entire Discography

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Photo by Philip Cosores On the morning before one of Spoon’s first shows supporting new album Hot Thoughts, Britt Daniel exudes an inordinate calm. I’ve asked him to take a journey back through each of Spoon’s nine albums. He remains unfazed, speaking softly yet confidently, his memory sharp and his opinions sharper. And yet, he doesn’t seem the type to spend a lot of …

Days N’ Daze: Punk is a Movement and a State of Mind

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Everyone’s favorite DIY folk-punk extravaganza Days N’ Daze is just releasing their new record CRUSTFALL and we couldn’t resist the urge to interview them for DIY Conspiracy! What’s the story of Days N’ Daze? Do you refer to yourselves as musicians and what are your personal aspirations in punk music that drove you to form Days N’ Daze and its sound? …