Matt Siffert

Class of 2009

Articles

  • Seinfeld on Saturday

    What would you do if you were offered $5 million to make a 30-minute television episode? If you answered “Walk away,” then you and Jerry Seinfeld are thinking on the same level. In 1998, Seinfeld, one of the most popular sitcoms in American television history, was so big that NBC offered Seinfeld $5 million per episode if he did a 10th season. He turned it down and made that year the show’s last...

    Pillbox | April 9, 2007
  • On the hunt with Deerhunter

    Arranged urbanely around a large gray van, each bearing a cool, devil-may-care gaze, three of the five members of Atlanta’s Deerhunter loiter, hours before their show, behind The Underground — an appropriately named venue for a band that started out playing raucous Atlanta-area house parties and hole-in-the-wall joints packed with sweaty hipsters. Bassist Josh Fauver — the most vocal of the band m...

    Pillbox | April 9, 2007
  • Music is a process of copying, borrowing, growing, evolving

    College students scream the words to Sublime’s “What I Got,” plastic red cups (filled with God knows what) in hand as Friday night fades away. Parents relax on the back patio of suburbia as Woodie Guthrie’s “This Land is Your Land” eases from the family turntable. Nightclubs thump as Kanye West’s “Gold Digger” pounds, instantly getting people off their asses and to the dance floor.

    Forum | March 26, 2007
  • Clipse performs at Rex Theatre

    You either love Clipse or hate it. You either find the band’s witty-but-sincere lines about drug dealing to be snappy and clever, or completely banal. You either find its beats badass, dark, and spooky, or just plain cheesy. You either love Clipse or hate it.

    Pillbox | March 5, 2007
  • Arcade Fire releases Neon Bible

    The pressure is on for Arcade Fire. After nabbing the torch from The Strokes in 2003 as the next indie rock band to break into the mainstream with Funeral, the group will release its second album, Neon Bible, this Tuesday. The question now is what the group will do with its surprisingly youthful energy, glorious songwriting, and celebrity endorsements (from David Bowie, Coldplay, and others).
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    Pillbox | March 5, 2007

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