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2014 Stories by Brad Cohan

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  • The Young

    published September 10, 2014

    Pioneering vets of the thriving Austin, TX music scene, flannel-clad rock ‘n’ roll geekoids The Young are Matador Records’... More >>

  • Bob Mould

    published September 10, 2014

    With the release of his brutally honest autobiographical tour de force See a Little Light: The Trail of Rage and Melody in 2011, Bob... More >>


    published August 27, 2014

    The wad of ascending killer bands flooding from Brooklyn's DIY punk pantheon truly is the shit. The stellar barrage is relentless, and now... More >>

  • Zevious

    published August 20, 2014

    Myriad iterations of avant-jazz and metal-mongering sickness is represented this evening in a monster bill guaranteeing the motherlode of... More >>

  • Amanda X

    published August 6, 2014

    An ascending wave of Riot Grrl-y fresh blood and vet action is currently ruling the indie milieu, led by coed outfits and gals alike as Speedy... More >>

  • Teenage Fanclub

    published July 23, 2014

    Along with quirky popcentrics The Vaselines, melody masters Teenage Fanclub sit atop the perch as both Scottish royalty and Kurt Cobain faves.... More >>

  • Obits

    published July 16, 2014

    Union Pool's stellar Summer Thunder series continues with Brooklyn's own grizzled chuggers Obits invading the backyard. Led by raspy-throated... More >>

  • King Buzzo of the Melvins+Mary Halvorson

    published July 9, 2014

    Legendary iconoclast, godhead riffer, purveyor of grunge and leader of the sludgemongers Nirvana craved to be, Buzz Osborne AKA King Buzzo--along... More >>

  • King Buzzo of the Melvins+Mary Halvorson

    published July 9, 2014

    Legendary iconoclast, godhead riffer, purveyor of grunge and leader of the sludgemongers Nirvana craved to be, Buzz Osborne AKA King Buzzo--along... More >>

  • Guided By Voices

    published July 9, 2014

    In 2012, the club re-opened for the mightiest of all fuckin' mighty--the resurrected 90's "classic" version of Guided by Voices--and the endless... More >>

  • Lydia Lunch Retrovirus

    published July 2, 2014

    Lydia Lunch, the glorious jet black haired-flowing, sex-dripping raspy-voiced, red lipstick-smeared, hot-as-fuck punk/no wave/noise/spoken word... More >>

  • ONO+Obnox+Cloud Becomes Your Hand+The Dreebs

    published June 25, 2014

    Toiling in the underground scene since 1980, über-legendary Chicago avant-everything cult freakazoids ONO are one of those radical groups... More >>

  • Goat+Holy Wave

    published June 18, 2014

    Dialing in from a similarly warped and distant otherworld as Brooklyn's own psychedelic jamming troupe Nymph comes alien Swiss collective, Goat.... More >>

  • Dysrhythmia+Many Arms+Mick Barr/Marc Edwards

    published June 4, 2014

    Prepare yourself: an utterly brain frying lineup of the sickest savages culled from the instru-metal/jazz otherworld has been miraculously... More >>

  • 'Dance of Death Book Release Party' w/ Glenn Jones

    published May 28, 2014

    Kindred spirits will join forces this evening when two monolithic champions from the music and literary orb celebrate the Godfather of steel... More >>

  • Trans Am

    published May 21, 2014

    Trans Am, overlords of futureworld synthesizer-streaking groovage, pulverizing riff-rocking anthems and Vocoder-warped, robotic speak-sing... More >>

  • Young Widows

    published May 14, 2014

    In the colossal depths of band names, Young Widows ranks way up there on the pretty fuckin' bleak scale and this brutal and brooding Louisville,... More >>

  • Frankie Cosmos+Alice Cohen

    published May 7, 2014

    A dazzling bill featuring an orgy of DIY punk is presented here in a singular evening showcasing the raddest of music and television. There's de... More >>

  • Grandma Sparrow+Megafaun

    published April 30, 2014

    Before Joe Westerland helps create finger-picking orchestral magic in avant-folkie unit Megafaun tonight, he'll give you a play date you won't... More >>

  • Cloud Becomes Your Hand

    published April 23, 2014

    A stacked bill features Brooklyn's own Cloud Becomes Your Hand, who sublimely construct a melodic sprawl of alien soundscapes. On the new Rocks... More >>

  • Aram Bajakian

    published April 16, 2014

    From downtown icon John Zorn's noise-making stable of trailblazing protégés comes Queens' own strings-obliterating guitarist, Aram... More >>

  • Thumbscrew

    published March 19, 2014

    Royalty of Brooklyn's avant-garde jazz scene--slaytastic guitarist Mary Halvorson and octopi-armed drummer Tomas Fujiwara--have melded their... More >>

  • D. Charles Speer

    published March 5, 2014

    Dave Charles Shuford, a/k/a twang slinger D. Charles Speer, Rhyton's psych-jamming pilot is a Brooklyn mainstay, mastering myriad alien genres... More >>

  • Cloud Becomes Your Hand

    published March 5, 2014

    Brooklyn's own Cloud Becomes Your Hand hatched in 2010 as bedroom-recorded, sound doodling neophytes but have since morphed into a sprawling... More >>


    Cibo Matto: Food-Obsessed Until They Die

    published Feb 13, 2014

    Cibo Matto--the super-freaky, pogo-hopping and food-obsessive gloss queens of Downtown avant-Hip Hop groove--are finally back after a 15 year hiatus with the just-dropped motherfucking dance action of... More >>

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