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31st January 2013

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Say I go off and do this thing and no one really cares. If you are doing something and working your ass off and no one is paying attention, but you’re happy with it, can that be enough? It turned out the answer is “yes.” This is something I will continue to do for the rest of my life. It was cool to be a performer, but I realized I am a songwriter and there is something about performing that is different when you are sharing a song you have written. My vision of success involves the artistic aspect; the feeling of playing a festival is not the same as the feeling of writing a song.

Amy Klein

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19th December 2012

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I wrote about Amy Klein, Venus X, Angel Haze, Chris Gethard and Joe Ahearn for Flavorwire's 50 Up-and-Coming NYers To Watch In 2013 list. →

Really amazing list and we got interviews with everyone on it!

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12th November 2012

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heidicomestolife:

Cool kids. @amytiger (at Public Assembly)

#awesomepeoplehangingouttogether

heidicomestolife:

Cool kids. @amytiger (at Public Assembly)

#awesomepeoplehangingouttogether

Tagged: amy kleinchris gethard

5th December 2011

Link reblogged from Amy Rebecca Klein with 21 notes

I Interviewed Cyndi Lauper about Women Who Rock! →

amyrebeccaklein:

“I think the only reason that I’m still goin’ now is that I don’t listen. I think you can’t listen. You listen what works and what doesn’t work for you and you just ignore people. Understand where it is you want to go. Then picture yourself there. If you can picture yourself there, then you can be there. Bottom line.” —Cyndi Lauper, REAL TALK

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23rd October 2011

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Amy Rebecca Klein: A Message to Titus Andronicus’ Friends and Fans →

amyandronicus:

I just got back from my last tour with the band Titus Andronicus. Yes, it’s true. As of today, I am no longer a member of the band.

No, there was no big fight or anything—no wild partying, drug, or alcohol addiction leading to me getting fired—no dramatic story—nothing like that. It is just…

This made me want to cry and be so happy at the same time.

Tagged: amy kleintitus andronicusmusic

3rd August 2011

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I think a lot of times what makes a performer really fascinating and what makes a performer seem powerful is if you see someone overcoming fear or overcoming weakness. That’s a lot more interesting, to see vulnerability mixed with great fervor and passion, which I think is what a lot of people love about Patrick [Stickles, Titus Andronicus member], how vulnerable his songs make him appear. He’s totally baring his insecurities, and yet in doing so he’s a very compelling and powerful figure.

Tagged: amy kleintitus andronicusmusicfeminism

23rd April 2011

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Maybe that is why we are drawn to the city, to its overcrowded subway cars and jam-packed streets, and to music festivals like this one. The sense of anomie we experience in this terribly unreal age of internet-dominated consciousness can be eternalized only in the form of the crowd. Since we live in an age that is apolitical, the ’60s youth movement and the ’70s punk movement and even the ’90s riot grrrl movement fading farther and farther into the past with each day, we find we can commune with our own alienation in the form of immense, ephemeral, and vaguely socially conscious music festivals filled with people just as confused as we are.
— Amy Klein of Titus Andronicus from her Flavorwire piece on Coachella.

Tagged: amy kleintitus andronicuscoachellamusic

20th April 2011

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I, however, have the sneaking suspicion that what we call crazy in a woman is usually what we’d call genius in a man. When men rampage wildly against the conventions of our society, or rant at length about the errors of our culture, industry, and religion, we call them interesting or arresting cultural characters, or in, Charlie Sheen’s case, we give them a national comedy tour. When a woman does the same thing, we call her a diva, or sometimes just weird and annoying. See: the backlash against M.I.A.

Actually, the line between crazy and genius for women has always been quite fine, as Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar has taught us so well. Lauryn Hill seems to prove my suspicions about crazy ladies, because the second she takes the stage, you feel you are in the presence of an absolute genius. Her stage presence simply overwhelms the audience of assembled thousands to the point of shock, so that the crowd is suddenly quiet, and staring at her with the curiosity babies get when they see something new.

—Amy Klein of Titus Andronicus. Read the rest of her incredible essay on Coachella from a performer’s perspective.  (via flavorpill)

Excited to have time to actually read this.

Tagged: coachellaamy kleinfeminismmusic

Source: flavorwire.com

5th April 2011

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Amy Andronicus: This Is My Porno Face: Reflections on Gender Performance and Power in Rock Music →

amyandronicus:

Sometimes people come up to you after a show and say things you wish they didn’t. For instance, at a recent concert, a sketchy, drunk guy in his late forties approached me and remarked: “You looked good out there. I mean, you looked good. You have such a great smile.”

“Great smile,” I…

Tagged: feminismsexismmusictitus andronicusamy klein

11th March 2011

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staff:

Join the Tumblr community for a party and live performance to celebrate music writing, reading and great tunes!

I will probably hit this up.

staff:

Join the Tumblr community for a party and live performance to celebrate music writing, reading and great tunes!

I will probably hit this up.

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