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September 2016

Media Roundup about the Book!

Last month I posted articles about Oy Oy Oy Gevalt! Jews and Punk in Jewniverse and The Algemeiner, and there’s been more to share since then! Reviews by Amos Lassen noted, “I am one hundred percent certain that there are very few, if any, who would think of punk and Judaism in the same sentence. At least so I thought until I read Michael Croland’s book. … I had no idea how many different bands and variations there are and I found it…

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Every Time I’ve Seen the Shondes Live

Louisa Solomon and Elijah Oberman of the Shondes (Photo: Emily Millay Haddad / Circles of Fire Productions) My review of the Shondes’ brand-new album, Brighton, got posted on Jewcy today. On Saturday night I saw them live for the sixth time. [Update: The tally is now eight!] In light of similar posts I’ve done for Golem and Moshiach Oi!, here’s a recap of all the Shondes shows I’ve been to through the years. I first interviewed the Shondes via e-mail in 2008 for my…

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Isa Chandra Moskowitz’s Modern Love Brooklyn

Isa Chandra Moskowitz is featured in Chapter 6 of Oy Oy Oy Gevalt! Jews and Punk, and the chapter title, “Post Punk,” stems from her former television show and website, the Post Punk Kitchen. Moskowitz burst onto the vegan cooking radar with that show in 2003 (including with a highly recommended Passover episode). She went on to write eight beloved vegan cookbooks, and her forthcoming ninth cookbook apparently includes a latke-heavy Hanukkah section. In Oy Oy Oy Gevalt! Jews and Punk, I discuss how…

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Double Digits: My 10th Moshiach Oi! Show

Last night I saw Moshiach Oi! for at least the 10th time. We’ve come a long way since I became the first person to interview the band in November 2008. Singer Yishai Romanoff is on the cover of Oy Oy Oy Gevalt! Jews and Punk, and I’ve had a great time seeing them for many years now. After recapping the at least 18 times I’d seen Golem in June (the 19th was this Wednesday), I figured a similar post was appropriate…

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