Carter | Chicago Reader

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Re: “From the ashes of Cacaw: Oozing Wound

Jeez, what is wrong with you people? Why would you go out of your way so obsessively to trash other peoples creative projects? So many of these comments are petty and childish. Most of the people in these bands that keep getting trashed put SO MUCH WORK (even outside of the music) into fostering and nurturing a dynamic and mutually supportive underground music scene that is interconnected with other cities all over the country. This music community would be thriving with or without shoutouts from the Reader.

8 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Carter on 01/11/2012 at 4:19 PM

Re: “Drawing swastikas on shit: Odd Future, Iceage, and Cult of Youth

I think Miles Raymer really dropped the ball on this one with his half assed analysis . . . Just because a band is offensive and shocking doesn't make them "left". Just because teenagers are angry and hateful towards the world doesn't make them political, or even subversive. Theres nothing countercultural about woman hating, queer bashing and adopting vaguely (or overtly) racist attitudes...that IS the mainstream culture! I'm all for angry art and pushing the envelope when it comes to making art that fucks with peoples comfort zones, however I think these bands represent an overall swing to the RIGHT ideologically much more than they allow for any USEFUL or CRITICAL understanding of the present condition of the world. Fortunately theres a REAL underground music scene out there that doesn't need to make shitty jokes about raping women or "draw swatstikas on shit" in order to thrive.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Carter on 08/14/2011 at 6:30 PM

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