Worth sharing: The Stranger has compiled a studiously satirical series of interviews with Seattle-based “Men who Rock” in the tradition of Rolling Stone’s annual feature (I’m linking to a profile on Rye Rye here, because DANCE).
Columnists interview six leading men from indie and hip hop groups, asking probing questions such as, “What’s the hardest thing about being a man who rocks?”, “What is your stage preparation like? How long does it take you to achieve your look? Where do you shop for your performance outfits?”.
The introduction sets the tone, perfectly sending-up the ”women in ___” genre:
With male-fronted bands, male solo acts, and even all-male bands becoming more and more commonplace, 2012 has definitely been the year of fierce men in music. They’re starting to rock all the genres, too: provocative punks, steamy rock ‘n’ rollers, dashing cowboy sweethearts, hiphop hunks—men are even making it in the complicated world of electronic music! Guys everywhere are stepping to the front and demanding to be heard—and we’re ready to listen.