Fine On ‘Editor-Rock’


BusinessWeek‘s Jon Fine [left] has a little fun with this month’s GQ and what he calls the “editor-rock” genre:

White, intellectual (or at least semi-intellectual), ineffectual, and generally namby-pamby, albeit with occasional forays into, you know, distorted guitars. No aggression. It’s very polite and well-mannered—way too much so, in fact—for rock music. It’s music for the head, and not the hips and gut. Judging from most ratios of sales-to-coverage-in-glossy-magazines, it’s beloved primarily by magazine editors in major cities.

We felt it’s only fair to point out the band Fine fronts, Coptic Light, is playing tonight at Tonic (with Flaming Fire) on the Lower East Side, and heading to Japan in a few weeks (they’re “big” in Japan, we hear.) But tonight’s the perfect opportunity for you “editor-rock” bands, fans — perhaps GQ editors — to let him know how much you appreciate yet another genre you’ll spend years trying to trascend.

Coptic Light Tour Dates:

  • Apr 28 2006 8:00P tonic new york, NY
  • May 14 2006 8:00P shibuya o-nest tokyo
  • May 15 2006 8:00P unagidani sunsui osaka
  • May 16 2006 8:00P helluva lounge kobe
  • May 17 2006 8:00P imaike tokuzo nagoya

    An Unfortunate Descent Into Rock Criticism: GQ And Editor-Rock [Fine On Media]
    Coptic Light [MySpace]
    Coptic Light

    Bonus: Pics of fine Fine rocking: