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Vinyl Me Please: August 20, 2019 “A Rock ‘n’ Roll Blog of One’s Own

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Despite Young’s intention to share without making a huge statement about the significance of her life or the bands who soundtracked it, the internet had other plans. Her words stumbled from the tiny venues of the East Village and made their way to tiny towns all over the nation and eventually across the pond to publications like NME, who took Young’s stream-of-consciousness 4 a.m. post-gig thoughts, rearranged them, and published them in print. Each of the other bloggers I interviewed pointed to The Modern Age as the spark that ignited their interest in blogging

New York Magazine: May 15, 2017, “The Last Moment of the Last Great Rock Band

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Oral history participant, featured excerpt from Lizzy Goodman’s book, Meet Me In the Bathroom

Laura Young (blogger): To me, the Strokes’ first album is one of the greatest albums ever. But they represent such a moment in time that it’s hard to break out of unless you really reinvent yourself. Unless you’re the Beatles and you make Sgt. Pepper, you’re not going to break out of that mold of “Oh, this is that band that came out of the early 2000s and defined a moment.” Nothing they do will ever be as cool as that first album.

The L Magazine: 2012’s 120 dB Concert Photography Group Show

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Concert Photographers Take Center Stage at Bushwick’s Fort Useless

Miss Modernage’s well-composed shot of Jack White in Union Square and Gabi Porter’s washy, ethereal Iggy Pop at United Palace are very compelling for the immediate recognizability of their subjects. They remind of iconic images by Ron Gallela, the once despised paparazzo and recently esteemed photographer, whose commercial tabloid shots now adorn gallery walls.

2008 Shockwaves NME Awards: WINNER “Best Music Blog”

Shockwaves NME Awards 2008: The Modern Age wins Best Music Blog
US-based site takes the honours in new category

February 28, 2008

Popular music and culture blog The Modern Age has won the Best Music Blog award at the Shockwaves NME Awards tonight (February 28).

The other nominees in the Best Music Blog category — a new award this year — were: The Hype Machine, Nothing But Green Lights, Spinner and Stereogum.

New York Press: “Best of Manhattan 2004” cover story

BEST MUSIC BLOG THAT’S NO LONGER REALLY ABOUT MUSIC

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Who cut the sound? Crazy sexy cool Miss Modernage, proprietor of themodernage.org, used to be known as the funny gal who updated local music fans about everything going on with the Strokes and White Stripes. These days, she’s a semi-retired blogger and her postings are sort of private, but if you sign up for her online mailing list, you can still find out her secrets. These days, she’s feeling older and antisocial and although she still reviews music, she spends a lot of time telling us about the Olsen twin with the eating disorder and who Paris Hilton’s fucking and her pal who claims he can blow himself. Unlike Gawker.com and Gothamist.com and all those sites that try entirely too hard to impress, Miss Modernage is always funny, simultaneously bemused and obsessed and fed up with our city’s shallow pool. We’re a little pissed that she’s not really around anymore to help us plan our social calendar, but at least she’s still here to make us laugh.

The Village Voice: “Best of New York 2003” cover story

Best Scenester – MISS MODERNAGE

Remember when you moved here and just had to go to a rock show every night, sometimes two or even three? That’s MISS MODERNAGE. Just keeping up with her blog is exhausting: She posts pics from stageside of every new band worth seeing (and then some), along with the latest news about, say, Jack White’s hair. Even when she acts jaded, it’s clear she still cares. -Josh Goldfein

2003 Bloggie Awards: Nominated for “Best Weblog about Music.”

Nominated for Best Weblog about Music