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2009 Stories by Chandler Levack

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  • Chris Botti

    published December 15, 2009

    Despite her long-term marriage to, erm, my dad, my mom would happily trade it all for a night of sin with pop-star trumpeter Chris Botti. And who... More >>

  • Lissy Trullie

    published December 8, 2009

    Since the Strokes, LES cool has often been bought but never authenticated. Ryan McGinley muse/ambisexual art student Lissy Trullie is the latest... More >>

  • CunninLynguists

    published December 8, 2009

    There's no doubt that Kentucky-based rap trio CunninLynguists understand the power of a good play on words. Aside from their name (which is no... More >>

  • Il Divo

    published December 8, 2009

    Simon Cowell found his inner Lou Pearlman with the creation of Il Divo, a multinational, multi-platinum selling opera quartet sourced from an... More >>

  • 'Girls & Boys Presents Peter Hook'

    published December 1, 2009

    What do you once your seminal new wave band ceases to exist? Pack up your dreams, sell your soul for an iPod and revamp your career by calling... More >>

  • Ghostland Observatory

    published December 1, 2009

    Irony can only go so far. The Darkness were supposedly camp, but "I Believe in a Thing Called Love" is the best song of the decade. Chromeo earn... More >>

  • Brand New+Glassjaw+Thrice

    published November 24, 2009

    In an age where Edward Cullen-seeking cougars roam the earth, true sadness is more at stake than ever. Tonight the black hoodie wearers will... More >>

  • Sloan

    published November 24, 2009

    While Americans donned flannel and dreamed of an irony-free Seattle, Canadians were experiencing their own '90s coastal reawakening with Halifax's... More >>

  • Julian Plenti+I'm In You

    published November 17, 2009

    Like Chris Gaines and Sasha Fierce before him, Paul Banks's alter ego, Julian Plenti, welcomes the opportunity for the Interpol frontman to do... More >>

  • Land of Talk

    published November 17, 2009

    In a perfect world, Montreal three-piece Land of Talk would rule Canada's indie landscape with an iron fist. Yet their career remains a waltz... More >>

  • John Mayer

    published November 10, 2009

    In frat houses everywhere, an acoustic cover of "Your Body Is a Wonderland" closes the deal with a Jessica Simpson look-a-like 90% of the time. In... More >>

  • Art Brut

    published November 10, 2009

    English indie rock outfit Art Brut owes their success to Eddie Argos's eyebrows. How else to explain the popularity of singles such as "Formed a... More >>

  • Double Dagger

    published November 3, 2009

    "I'm not sure I know what the point is, and I don't care. That shit gets on my nerves," wrote the Voice's Annie Fischer in a review of... More >>

  • 'Osso Quartet:Sufjan Stevens' The BQE'

    published November 3, 2009

    While we secretly wish Sufjan would get going with an album about Rhode Island, we're happy to note that the musician's latest dalliances in... More >>

  • Justice (DJ set)

    published October 27, 2009

    Perhaps you should model your Halloween costume after Albert Brooks in Broadcast News, as tonight's DJ set by French technicians Justice is... More >>

  • Wild Yaks+Blood Warrior+This Frontier Needs Heroes

    published October 20, 2009

    Some shows are for listening. Glasslands' Sunday night showcase is for yelling. With simple shout-a-long choruses such as "How do I get I get my... More >>

  • 'AM Only Showcase (CMJ)'

    published October 20, 2009

    CMJ is a minefield of hype bands, so you'd better not waste any more time than necessary thinking up reductive descriptions of their signature... More >>

  • The xx

    published October 20, 2009

    "They look like the goth kids from South Park!" wrote one astute YouTube commentator on the video for "Crystalized." While it's true that the... More >>

  • Chromeo

    published October 13, 2009

    When Montreal's Chromeo came on the scene in 2004, they were just two guys who wanted to dance. Signed to Vice, with a proclivity for Cameo... More >>

  • Lenny Kravitz

    published October 6, 2009

    Sure, there's plenty of reasons to pay up for a Lenny Kravitz concert, if only to see the guy who used to boff Lisa Bonet. But Kravitz's 2008... More >>

  • Kylie Minogue

    published October 6, 2009

    There's a reason Kylie Minogue is a gay icon. Functioning as a less power-crazed, super-sexed Australian Madonna, she began with "The Locomotion"... More >>

  • Built to Spill

    published October 6, 2009

    Boise's Built To Spill (who rocked our Siren Fest this year) were meant for college radio. They have the disjointed guitars and heart-on-sleeve... More >>

  • Jay Reatard

    published September 29, 2009

    After playing in every band on every label on every song in the Nashville music scene (a fuzzed-out execution showcased on 2008's Matador Records... More >>

  • The Coathangers

    published September 29, 2009

    Five reasons why Atlanta girl-group the Coathangers are cooler than the Donnas: 1) Their name has a doubled meaning, including that they were... More >>

  • The Ditty Bops

    published September 22, 2009

    Only in America could a lesbian ragtime duo get signed to a major label (i.e. Warner Brothers). The Ditty Bops' success story, scored to an... More >>

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