Muslim Punk Movement in New York

Read all about the Muslim Punk Movement, a blend that only New York City could produce, in my opinion:

http://www.religiondispatches.org/archive/mediaculture/1780/kill_your_patriarchs:_an_interview_with_michael_muhammad_knight
The opinions expressed here are those of the individual and not those of StreetAdvisor.
7 people following
this discussion
Report

33 Comments

Uraniumfish 2yrs+
Only in New York...or have you heard of the Hasidic reggae star?
Report
The opinions expressed here are those of the individual and not those of StreetAdvisor.
How interesting! Certainly an eye-opening and a stereotype-breaker. Thanks for sharing.
Report
The opinions expressed here are those of the individual and not those of StreetAdvisor.
NeverSleeps 2yrs+
That's kind of how I feel about steampunk, though I'm not sure it is actually an NYC-centric aesthetic. It just seems like it should be.

@Uraniumfish This guy? http://www.matisyahuworld.com/ Actually had to look it up, but kind of awesome.
Report
The opinions expressed here are those of the individual and not those of StreetAdvisor.
Uraniumfish 2yrs+
@NeverSleeps Yes, I think him. Amazing how commercial his website looks! I thought he was an indie-type loner with only a tiny niche following. Or maybe there's even a couple of them? I seem to recall a whole movement of sorts.
Report
The opinions expressed here are those of the individual and not those of StreetAdvisor.
BroadwayBK 2yrs+
@DBlack have you read any of that guy's books? Have to admit I'm intrigued.
Report
The opinions expressed here are those of the individual and not those of StreetAdvisor.
NeverSleeps 2yrs+
@Uraniumfish It's all news to me, really... But I think even indie artists have spiffy websites these days.
Report
The opinions expressed here are those of the individual and not those of StreetAdvisor.
Uraniumfish 2yrs+
@ NeverSleeps Well that website isn't spiffy so much as it is....commercial. They've got way too much merchandising for my taste.
Report
The opinions expressed here are those of the individual and not those of StreetAdvisor.
BroadwayBK 2yrs+
@Neversleeps @Uraniumfish I actually do some writing for a few indie bands... and they are being marketed just like the big commercial guys. Everyone is out to make a buck on any talent that gets signed, and a lot of the indie kids are backed/distributed by major labels. Could be what is going on with this guy.
Report
The opinions expressed here are those of the individual and not those of StreetAdvisor.
hhusted 2yrs+
Thanks for the link. I'll read it over when I get a chance. Looks interesting from first glance.
Report
The opinions expressed here are those of the individual and not those of StreetAdvisor.
Uraniumfish 2yrs+
@BroadwayBK DO you write songs or reviews?
Report
The opinions expressed here are those of the individual and not those of StreetAdvisor.
@Neversleeps - I agree about steampunk. I really like the style, but I think it's getting a bit overdone/cliche at this point.
Report
The opinions expressed here are those of the individual and not those of StreetAdvisor.
hhusted 2yrs+
@Hey, BroadwayBK: Are you a songwriter on a part time basis, or do you just do it on occasion for fun.
Report
The opinions expressed here are those of the individual and not those of StreetAdvisor.
BroadwayBK 2yrs+
@hhusted Not a songwriter at all, just write some content for artists' websites.

@Uraniumfish I have written a lot of reviews and music news for various websites, usually based in the UK... stuff like that.
Report
The opinions expressed here are those of the individual and not those of StreetAdvisor.
Uraniumfish 2yrs+
@BroadwayBK That explains the knowledge and interest in music events. Do you have favorite music venues?
Report
The opinions expressed here are those of the individual and not those of StreetAdvisor.
Ooh, [email protected]? Which sites?
Report
The opinions expressed here are those of the individual and not those of StreetAdvisor.
hhusted 2yrs+
@BroadwayBK: Oh, I see. Have you ever attempted to write songs. I was able to years ago and got it published. Haven't written anything since. Been to busy with other projects to do it.

Anyone else write songs or attempted to?
Report
The opinions expressed here are those of the individual and not those of StreetAdvisor.
uptowngirl 2yrs+
@BroadwayBk Wow! that's so cool.. I tend to be much more familiar with Brit music rather than US bands..but mainly the mainstream stuff...
Report
The opinions expressed here are those of the individual and not those of StreetAdvisor.
DBlack 2yrs+
Anybody like the Dirty Projectors? Are they still in?
Report
The opinions expressed here are those of the individual and not those of StreetAdvisor.
Uraniumfish 2yrs+
Oh, I like the Dirty Projectors. I actually saw them perform in Europe, before they had started completely ruling NY. But I don't know if they're still considered "in." I'm guessing yes?
Report
The opinions expressed here are those of the individual and not those of StreetAdvisor.
BroadwayBK 2yrs+
Ha, I feel really weird posting my resume for all to see. Suffice to say I interned at an indie magazine, which is what led me to get a lot of writing gigs that have to do with music. I've contributed to a lot of blogs and most recently wrote some film score reviews for a budding website somewhere. I helped launch a couple of music news sites by adding a ton of content, and I contribute to UK pop artists' websites via a marketing company that helps them get more hits or something. When I start writing for each artist it's usually because they're new and haven't released a single yet, and some go on to be big but most go on into oblivion - it's sad, most people don't know that a lot of young artists get signed to major labels and nothing ever comes of it.

@uptowngirl I am madly in love with Florence and the Machine right now, and have been for about a year or so. What mainstream stuff are you listening to? I think I am more attuned with Brit music news than the one over here...

@DBlack Yeah, they released a great album last summer.

@everyone If you want to hear some good new tunes, gorillavsbear.net has been one of my go-to blogs for forever.
Report
The opinions expressed here are those of the individual and not those of StreetAdvisor.
I suppose this is a bit of a plug, but I do music reviewing and writing for Hayward Media at MyMusicSuccess.com, which profiles indie artists. I've run into some great finds, so if you're looking for new indie stuff, do check it out!music re
Report
The opinions expressed here are those of the individual and not those of StreetAdvisor.
DBlack 2yrs+
@BroadwayBK Do you go to concerts much, or just follow the scene from online?
Report
The opinions expressed here are those of the individual and not those of StreetAdvisor.
BroadwayBK 2yrs+
I've been to more shows that I can even remember, but not lately as, well, it's cold outside.
Report
The opinions expressed here are those of the individual and not those of StreetAdvisor.
hhusted 2yrs+
Wow, interesting what writers do to get exposure, get paid, and make a living. We all had to start somewhere. I started writing back in the '70s as a stringer for my local paper. I did that for 3 years on a part time basis. Today, I mainly focus on books, e-books, and sales copy for websites.

I am happy to be a part of this forum because I get to share in your experiences and how other writers live.
Report
The opinions expressed here are those of the individual and not those of StreetAdvisor.
uptowngirl 2yrs+
@BroadwayBK oh I dont follow anyone in particular but do listen to the London radio station Capital online off and on .. I discovered Leona Lewis there long before she came Stateside.. and also bands like Kaiser Chiefs,Freemasons, Faithless who are not really popular here..
Report
The opinions expressed here are those of the individual and not those of StreetAdvisor.
uptowngirl 2yrs+
@everyone my two bit.. I too write e-books, web copy and sales materials though most of my clients tend to be travel agencies or travel related companies.
Report
The opinions expressed here are those of the individual and not those of StreetAdvisor.
hhusted 2yrs+
@uptowngirl: As long as you do what you love and get paid for it, that's what's important, right?
Report
The opinions expressed here are those of the individual and not those of StreetAdvisor.
NeverSleeps 2yrs+
@uptowngirl I think that's pretty cool, how'd you end up writing for so many travel-related projects?
Report
The opinions expressed here are those of the individual and not those of StreetAdvisor.
uptowngirl 2yrs+
@NeverSleeps I guess because I tend to travel a fair bit and have opinions on anything and everything. I love to be in the know and almost always try to find out as much as I can about a destination though not the tourist haunts but places like markets and local eats and people seem to be interested in that kind of stuff hence...
Report
The opinions expressed here are those of the individual and not those of StreetAdvisor.
uptowngirl 2yrs+
@hhusted youre right .. but right now I am groaning under the weight of my projects .. as I want to wind down for a bit before I have to pack and leave my beloved NYC :(.
Report
The opinions expressed here are those of the individual and not those of StreetAdvisor.
NeverSleeps 2yrs+
@uptowngirl I can't really think of a better gig than being a travel writer... Guess I just need to get my hands on some frequent flyer miles or something?
Report
The opinions expressed here are those of the individual and not those of StreetAdvisor.
uptowngirl 2yrs+
@NeverSleeps I havent really got any free stays or free flights yet but do get paid for my work.. my traveling expenses currently tend to come out of my own pocket .
Report
The opinions expressed here are those of the individual and not those of StreetAdvisor.
hhusted 2yrs+
@Uptowngirl: You can always pass on work to me. :) :)
Report
The opinions expressed here are those of the individual and not those of StreetAdvisor.

Add a comment

Best Neighborhoods to Live In

Best Cities to Live In

Tell everyone what you love about your neighborhood!

Leave a Review

Have a question?

How are schools? Is the area safe? What about public transit options?" Why not ask our community of locals!

Ask Now

Selling or Renting Your Home?

Maximize the selling price of your home by sharing what you love about your suburb to increase its appeal...

Leave a Review

Corporate Relocation Manager?

Enable your employees to share local knowledge in a private, trusted environment with those relocating... while building community.

Learn More