Author Archives: Amanda Hatfield

Tonya Harding is the subject of a new Sufjan Stevens song and new movie

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

In an essay about the song, Sufjan Stevens says, “I’ve been trying to write a Tonya Harding song since I first saw her skate at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in 1991.”

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Netflix cuts ties with Danny Masterson, who still denies rape allegations

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

At the Drive In’s Cedric Bixler Zavala responded to Masterson’s denial, saying, “he’s had about 15 years to make this statement. Every time he had a chance he laughed at the victims. He is surrounded by enablers.”

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Lady Bird’s favorite, Dave Matthews, headlining “A Concert for Island Relief”

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Trey Anastasio Band, Hurray for the Riff Raff, and Aaron Neville join Dave on the lineup of “A Concert for Island Relief,” with proceeds going to hurricane relief efforts in the British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and mainland US.

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Russell Simmons accused of sexual assault, denies claims

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Music mogul and Def Jam co-founder Russell Simmons has responded to claims that he teamed with Brett Ratner to sexually assault multiple women.

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Nick Cave playing Israel shows to “take a stand” against censorship

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

“It suddenly became very important,” Nick Cave said, ahead of his controversial, European tour-ending shows in Tel Aviv, ”to make a stand, to me, against those people who are trying to shut down musicians, to bully musicians, to censor musicians and to silence musicians.”

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Gene Simmons of Kiss banned for life from Fox News

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Gene Simmons of Kiss has been a a regular guest on everybody’s favorite right wing propaganda machine Fox News, but that’s coming to an end. Simmons is no longer allowed to visit any Fox properties after an outburst he allegedly had behind the scenes.

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FYF’s Sean Carlson accused of sexual misconduct by several women; Goldenvoice cuts ties

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Several women have come forward with detailed accounts accusing FYF Founder Sean Carlson of sexual misconduct and assault. Goldenvoice parted ways with Carlson shortly before the report was made public.

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Say Anything’s Max Bemis speaks about sexual misconduct in the “scene”

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Max Bemis will be retiring the song “Wow, I Can Get Sexual, Too” from future Say Anything shows. ”We all need to care more, respect women more, respect ourselves more and GIVE A SHIT,” he says in a new statement.

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Tegan & Sara celebrated ‘The Con’ at Kings Theatre (review, videos, setlist)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Tegan & Sara promised “acoustic and intimate arrangements” of The Con‘s fourteen tracks for this tour, and they brought them to life with a four piece band. Tegan (playing guitar) and Sara (on keys) were joined by Tim Mislock and Gabrial McNair…

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Tori Amos returned to Beacon Theatre (night 1 review, videos, setlist)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

For the first of two sold out nights at Beacon Theatre on her ‘Native Invader’ tour, Tori Amos covered Joe Jackson and Bruce Springsteen, along with playing a collection of songs from throughout her discography, including the live debut of b-side “The Pool.”

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Crystal Castles’ Ethan Kath sues Alice Glass after abuse allegations

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

In a new statement, Ethan Kath says Alice Glass left Crystal Castles “to handle her mental health and substance abuse issues” and he “fully supported her,” but now he “can’t support extortion, false claims, and accusations put forth after the band gained success without her.”

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Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile played a collaborative Beacon Theatre show (pics)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Backed by an all-star backing band, The Sea Lice, Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile played a combination of original material from the new album Lotta Sea Lice, covers of each other’s work, and other covers, including one of opener Jen Cloher’s songs, “Fear Is Like a Forest.”

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Charles Bradley honored with a mural in NYC’s Lower East Side

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The Screaming Eagle of Soul, Charles Bradley, sadly passed away following a battle with cancer in late September. Now he’s being honored in the city he called home for the past 20 years with a new mural.

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Corey Feldman cancels shows for ‘safety’ while trying to crowdfund 10 million

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Corey appeared on the TODAY Show this week, after a vow to name the names of what he claims is a ring of pedophiles in Hollywood, once he reaches his goal of raising $10 million to fund a film about the issue…

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Julien Baker celebrated ‘Turn Out the Lights’ at Town Hall (pics/video/review)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Julien Baker played her biggest NYC show yet at Town Hall with Half Waif and Petal to celebrate the release of ‘Turn Out the Lights.’ on Friday (10/27). The next morning, she stopped by “CBS This Morning” to make her network televsion debut.

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