brutal faves: top blog posts of 2010

as is customary in the blogosphere, the compilation of year-end lists never ends… even weeks into the new year either due to laziness, partying, and/or family gathering depression.

i thought i would drag out the top 10 (er… 8) onslaught by digging into ye olde brutal archive and recap the first-ever calendar year of brutal hipster blogging with some highlights and higherlights. some posts were breaking, some instigated mad controversy, others were totally overlooked… but all spread the good word.

here they are in no particular order…
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guy doesnt know what a hipster is; asks spiderman if he knows

a guy named luke peterson isnt sure if he is hipster-positive. on his quest to find out, he realizes he doesnt even know what a hipster is. so he travels the country in search of an answer to the question, “what is a hipster?

he even asks spiderman. but of course spiderman doesnt know. watch…

HIPSTERS from Luke Peterson on Vimeo.

LAPD hates hipsters, shuts down los angeles venue you’ve never heard of

LAPD has shut down echo curio curiosity shop & gallery, a small los angeles area venue (in echo park) claiming lack of proper “entertainment” license.

with the rising population of hipsters in los angeles, this has forced “true” hipsters to find more underground venues, like echo curio, for congregating and discovering new bands. its likely this threat of uncontrollable growth has forced the no-fun police to attempt to extinguish any sign of budding community.

which venues will be targeted next? 6th street warehouse? vacation vinyl? origami vinyl? thesex?

UPDATE: art shows will carry on but music performances are cancelled until further notice.