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The Music Issue
The Music Issue

Meet the People Who Put Together the October Issue of VICE Magazine

October's employees of the month include punk star Laura Jane Grace, photographer Meryl Meisler, and author John Darnielle.
VICE Staff
10.31.16
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The Music Issue

Tranny: Confessions of Punk Rock's Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout

While much of Laura Jane Grace's memoir, 'TRANNY,' deals with the nuances of everyday life as a transgender person, this exclusive excerpt indulges in full-on sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll.
Laura Jane Grace with Dan Ozzi
10.31.16
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The Music Issue

I Took Shrooms with Bloc Party and Interpol, and All I Got Was This Lousy Pin

Noisey's Kim Taylor Bennett recalls getting lost in the Vondelpark at 4 AM with Interpol's guitarist when she was a rookie reporter.
Kim Taylor Bennett
10.28.16
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We Asked Our Favorite Musicians a Few Personal Questions

Here's what Public Access TV, Sunflower Bean, Fat Tony, and others had to say about the last time they lied, the most annoying things in the world, and the most common misconception about them.
VICE Staff
10.27.16
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The Music Issue

A Tale of Two Cities: Disco Era Bushwick

Witness—and envy—the wild world of New York City in the late 1970s through the lens of Meryl Meisler's medium-format camera.
Meryl Meisler
10.25.16
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The Music Issue

Prolific Music Critic Robert Christgau Knows What He Likes (and Hates)

"One of my gifts as a critic is that I really like music, and I'm open and still excitable. I'm not a bored person, and I'm not tired of life."
Jenny Eliscu
10.24.16
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The Music Issue

How to Dress Well's New Album Is All About Pleasure

Over breakfast burritors, we talked about nihilism, neoliberalism, and aiming for joy with How to Dress Well, a.k.a. Tom Krell.
Tasbeeh Herwees
10.21.16
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The Music Issue

This Is the Last Interview Cass McCombs Says He'll Ever Do

When Cass McCombs gets personal, you know it's what he really feels.
Andy Capper
10.20.16
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The Music Issue

Oakland Rapper Kamaiyah Is Repping for West Coast Women

We spoke with rising 24-year-old Bay Area rap star Kamaiyah about her ambition, her influences, and the inspiration behind her 'Rugrats' tattoo.
Antwaun Sargent
10.19.16
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The Music Issue

We Talked to Kim Gordon and She's Just Like Us (Not Really)

Kim Gordon sweats. Kim Gordon shits. Kim Gordon likes Rihanna's "Work."
Rebecca Haithcoat
10.17.16
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The Music Issue

Artists' Odes to Their Favorite Musicians

We asked some of the our favorite photographers to create shrines to their favorite musicians. From Madonna to Chumbawumba, Eurhythmics to Morrissey, these were the results.
Signe Pierce; Lauren Poor; Aileen Son; Paul Mpagi S
10.14.16
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The Music Issue

A Close Look at the FBI's File on Wu-Tang Clan

​The FBI has always had a hard-on for gangsta rap music, specifically the creative forces behind the genre's most iconic and provocative hits. We used the Freedom of Information Act to find out more about the bureau's file on the Wu-Tang Clan.
Jason Leopold
10.13.16