Where the Juggalos Roam

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Monday, August 23, 2010

They dress like evil clowns. They listen to intensely violent hip-hop. And they consume a little-known, Detroit-made soft drink in massive quantities. Today on Soundcheck: the weird superfan subculture known as “Juggalos.” And later: live music from the New York pop and soul artist known as Chocolate Genius Inc.

Superfans: Insane Clown Posse and their "Juggalos"

Rowdy fans of the horror-rap group Insane Clown Posse, or “Juggalos,” made headlines recently after pelting singer Tila Tequila and rapper Method Man with rocks and other objects at a live music festival in Illinois.

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Everybody Back in the Pool

The final installment of the Pool Parties concert series in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, was canceled last week due to a business dispute between event promoter Jelly NYC and Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn, the group that oversees the state park where the concerts are held. But this Sunday’s concert is back on. New York Times reporter Ben Sisario joins us to explain why.


Chocolate Genius Inc.: In Studio

Chocolate Genius Inc. is the brainchild of the eclectic New York singer-songwriter Marc Anthony Thompson. In recent years his collaborators have included Marc Ribot, Meshell Ndegeocello and Bruce Springsteen. 

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Superfans Behaving Badly

Maybe there's a reason we use "rabid" for some fans...

Brandon Wright

Gig Alert: Brandon Wright Quintet

This promising saxophonist and his band will be tearing it up at Dizzy's tonight. Download his feisty track "Free Man."


Taka Kigawa

Gig Alert: Taka Kigawa

The venturesome pianist will perform at Le Poisson Rouge tonight. Download his treatment of an excerpt from composer Pierre Boulez's "Piano Sonata No.3."


Lost In The Trees

Gig Alert: Lost in the Trees

The North Carolina-based orchestral pop group play Mercury Lounge tonight. Download their grand track "Walk Around the Lake."


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