"I'm just a pissed-off Jew," David Fagin says.
It's not hard to understand why, on this Monday night in a windowless dressing room in Hollywood. Fagin's just been asked to pay for what he thought was a free drink at The Knitting Factory, where -- to add insult to injury -- his power pop band, The Rosenbergs, is playing a free concert. He shrugs and laughs a bit, then settles on a worn couch to explain what really peeves him: the erosion of artist's rights by media conglomerates and the Federal Communications Commission.
When Spectator caught up with Monique Powell, lead singer of the pop sensation Save Ferris, she was wandering around Anaheim, tired, displaced and searching for food.