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Interviews with musicians show a range of behavior, from crude and partying to smart and socially responsible.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
Sexual talk in some music videos and band interviews. (One interview has an explicit joke about anal sex.)
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Some of the interviews contain profanity, including "c--k" and "f--k."
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Products & Purchases
Has an ad for the Pitchfork music festival, which contains small logos and a link to buy tickets. Otherwise, no advertising.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
A few mentions of drinking/pot (some cautionary).
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this online video channel showcases artists and labels that don't normally get mainstream coverage. Some videos and interviews contain cursing, crude humor, and sexual references, but in general, there's less of the slick, commercialized sex and violence than you'll find on many other music outlets. There's no social element right now, but Pitchfork plans to add chat, forums, and registration in the future.
Is It Any Good?
Pitchfork.tv is a great find for the serious music fan, or for the casual listener who's interested in expanding his horizons beyond what's on TRL. The site showcases an impressive array of live performances, and visitors with long attention spans will enjoy the full-length films featured on the site each week. Pitchfork professes to be "an independent company with no investment dollars or special interests," and it's refreshing to surf a music site that's not bogged down with ads or sponsorship.
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