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Soundcheck Smackdown: Food, the New Rock?

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Has food become the new rebel rock? Following last weekend's Great GoogaMooga food and music festival in Brooklyn, we host a Soundcheck Smackdown debate about the growing influence of foodie culture in music. Plus: New York City rapper Jean Grae previews her forthcoming album, Cake or Death, with a live in studio performance.

Smackdown: Is Food the New Rebel Rock?

Last week New York Times writer Jeff Gordinier wrote about the rise of gourmet food at music fests - and made his prediction for a “gastronomic Summer of Love.” That prompted Gawker’s Hamilton Nolan to post an expletive-laced screed about 20-somethings who “think The Meatball Shop is akin to Run DMC.” Today, the two face off in our studio over the growing influence of foodie culture in music.

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Jean Grae: In Studio

After releasing a free mixtape called “Cookies or Comas” last year, New York City rapper Jean Grae ups the culinary ante with her forthcoming album, “Cake or Death.” She joins us in the studio for a live preview of her latest rhymes.

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Four Festivals - And The Food They Serve

We've put together a list of four summer festivals and the food they're serving up. Dig in!

 

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Food Vs Music?

Is food the new rock? One man's non-answer.

Gig Alert: Rocky Votolato

Seattle singer-songwriter Rocky Votolato performs with CALLmeKAT at Webster Hall on Wednesday night. Download his new single "Little Spring."

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