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Music: Best of 2010

Bjorn Copeland

1 Secret Project Robot: Art Experiment, New York This Brooklyn art gallery and performance space, run by founders Rachel Nelson and Erik Zajaceskowski along with a troop of volunteers, has been hosting shows and events for the better part of a decade. But for some reason the quality and enthusiasm of this year’s program really stood out. Its exterior painted with murals and its entryway covered in flyers, the space stands out too, as a relic of Williamsburg past right next to some new, high-rent monstrosities.

2 Justin Pearson, From the Graveyard of the Arousal Industry (Soft Skull) This is the first publication of writings by Justin Pearson, front man for SoCal sci-fi hardcore legends the Locust. J. P. provides firsthand accounts of and reflections on the less-than-glamorous life of a band that helped define the 1990s American underground.

3 Growing, US tour With the addition of

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