On Saturday night (November 28) more than twenty bands gathered on Ludlow Street in Manhattan to play Hex-Fest. Among the highlights were the sloppy yet spirited Brooklyn hip hop duo Das Racist (pictured above) and Williamsburg neighbors Apache Beat and Wild Yaks.
The event was held to raise funds for Invisible Children a non-profit helping children and families that have been affected by the wars of Northern Uganda.
Artists dependent on tradition as muse and subject gamble on fate. Eventually the marketplace will deal — so they think. Well, Dwight Yoakam has won twice. After a hell of an '80s run, he spent the '90s in Hollywood and released distracted albums before 2003’s superb Population Me marked his return. The revelation was 2012’… More »