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  • The Giraffes

    published August 11, 2010

    If you think that the Giraffes are some twee collective straight outta Bushwick, think again. Turns out the band is comprised of four bloodstained... More >>

  • How to Dress Well

    published August 4, 2010

    For months, the Voice has waxed rhapsodic over the Yeezy-quoting, "Cokc Dokc"-collaborating, eerily-narcoticized lo-fi bedroom r&b of... More >>


    published July 27, 2010

    Though their arcane website encourages fans to "join TEAM YACHT" in a way strikingly similar to the Dharma Initiative, Portland dream team YACHT... More >>

  • Cut Copy+Memory Tapes+Glasser

    published July 27, 2010

    Want more proof that culture is accelerating? 2007 is new 2010, thanks to a highly anticipated headlining slot from Aussie synth stars Cut Copy... More >>

  • The Antlers

    published July 20, 2010

    Move to Brooklyn, write breakthrough concept album about an abusive relationship between a hospice worker and a terminally ill patient, recruit... More >>

  • The Sadies

    published July 20, 2010

    Long considered the countrified opener to Canadian stalwarts such as Blue Rodeo and the Tragically Hip, Toronto rock outfit the Sadies are finally... More >>

  • St. Vincent+tUnE-YaRds+Basia Bulat

    published July 20, 2010

    Why have Lilith Fair ticket sales been plummeting? Because in 2010, the real patchouli-scented sirens of the summer festival season are the... More >>

  • 'Rocks Off Concert Cruises Presents Electric Six'

    published July 13, 2010

    Is there anything more quintessential to summertime indie rock than a wasted night aboard a Rocks Off Cruise? Tonight, match your seafaring... More >>

  • Rooney

    published July 13, 2010

    When Rooney entered our cultural consciousness in 2004, they were famous for their cameo on The O.C. (back when Marissa Cooper was still... More >>

  • Worst Case Ontario

    published July 6, 2010

    Yes, their name is epic. But once you get past the smarts of this shabbily-dressed NY indie quartet, the snarling, super-chunky sass of tracks... More >>

  • The Acorn

    published July 6, 2010

    These folksy Canucks aren't called the Acorn for nothing. Breaking out last year with a tingly cover of Gowan's "Strange Animal," their release... More >>

  • Real Estate+Kurt Vile

    published July 6, 2010

    From Bruce Springsteen to Zach Braff, true artists cull inspiration from the majestic backdrop of the Garden State. Popular lo-fi outfit Real... More >>

  • Taken by Trees DJ set

    published June 29, 2010

    Known as the husky-vox femme in Peter, Bjorn and John's "Young Folks" and the former lead singer of the Concretes, Sweden solo artist Victoria... More >>

  • The Beets+Coasting+Alex Bleeker & the Freaks

    published June 29, 2010

    For the Beets (who for the record, did not steal their name from Nickelodeon's Doug), Jackson Heights is the scene, not Williamsburg.... More >>

  • 'Northside Festival Presents the Brooklyn Vegan Showcase'

    published June 22, 2010

    All hail Northside! Though a festival that celebrates the independent culture of Brooklyn seems kind of similar to that old argument about why we... More >>

  • Dinosaur Bones

    published June 22, 2010

    You know a band is on the cusp of breaking out when their Google results top the Museum of Natural History's. This Toronto five-piece (of mostly... More >>

  • The Apples in Stereo

    published June 22, 2010

    If everything's gone '90s in 2010, you can bet your Blossom hat that the Apples In Stereo will be enjoying their well-deserved comeback tonight.... More >>

  • Ducktails+Wild Nothing+Velvet Davenport

    published June 15, 2010

    Ducktails’ solo artist Matt Mondanile (also of Real Estate, Predator Vision, Parasails) might be leading the way, if you consider his... More >>

  • Frog Eyes+Beach Fossils+Pearly Gate Music

    published June 15, 2010

    Vancouver indie-prog outfit Frog Eyes are basically the new Rush. Who else in Canada is writing such frenetic guitar ballads, full of crazed... More >>

  • Holly Golightly & the Brokeoffs+She Keeps Bees+Leisurely

    published June 8, 2010

    From Truman Capote's pen to every display at Tiffany's, Holly Golightly's legacy lives on. A solo artist since the early '90s, the British singer... More >>

  • Evelyn Evelyn

    published June 1, 2010

    For most people, rainy day Sundays mean (maybe) finishing a crossword. Dresden Dolls' Amanda Palmer and Seattle musician Jason Webley, however,... More >>

  • The Proclaimers

    published May 18, 2010

    If you've ever been to a wedding, chances are you've participated in a 'round-the-room conga to "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)," the propulsive... More >>

  • Booka Shade

    published May 18, 2010

    Berlin techno duo Booka Shade (pronounced the same as smooth operator Sade) switched things up from their signature minimalist electrohouse on... More >>

  • Bel Air+Mama Bear+Holy Moly

    published May 11, 2010

    Another Bushwick loft space with a vaguely prophetic name hosts a showcase of three bands tonight with an acoustic catalogue that ranges from... More >>

  • Everybody Was In the French Resistance...Now!

    published May 11, 2010

    Everybody Was In the French Resistance… Now! is the side project of Art Brut's Eddie Argos, a true pop connoisseur. Working with the Blood... More >>

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