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2010 Stories by Chandler Levack

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  • Vonda Shepard

    published May 11, 2010

    For the Gen X return of Blue Suede's "Hooked on a Feeling," two culprits are to blame. Reservoir Dogs, we know, but Ally McBeal... More >>

  • Suzanne Vega

    published May 4, 2010

    Remember the '90s, when all you had to do to sell records was pen an a capella pop song about sitting in Upper West Side diner, waiting for a cup... More >>

  • Sia

    published May 4, 2010

    Depending on how you see her, Aussie singer Sia is either a lounge-pop fixture (thanks to her collaboration with Zero 7 and frequent appearances... More >>

  • Local Natives

    published May 4, 2010

    Commonly described as a "West Coast Grizzly Bear," Silverlake five-piece Local Natives make music for hazy breezes and cruising with the top down.... More >>

  • Frightened Rabbit

    published April 27, 2010

    Scotland's Frightened Rabbit are indeed a terror, having titled their Steinbeck-esque third album The Winter of Mixed Drinks, with... More >>

  • Serena Ryder+Cuff the Duke

    published April 27, 2010

    A Canadian singer-songwriter in the tradition of Alannah Myles and Alanis Morissette, Serena Ryder has collaborated with Randy Bachman, opened for... More >>

  • Kate Nash+Supercute!

    published April 27, 2010

    Long billed as "the next Lily Allen" thanks to her oversharing lyrics and "the next Amy Winehouse" for her doo-wop wall of sound, U.K. songstress... More >>

  • Think About Life

    published April 20, 2010

    Montreal gets its joie de vivre from this energetic hype crew (featuring Polaris winner Miracle Fortress), who blend dizzying funk, hip-hop... More >>

  • Jason Collett+Zeus

    published April 20, 2010

    Neither the most prolifically bearded member of Broken Social Scene (that would be Kevin Drew), nor the one with the big glasses (drummer Justin... More >>

  • Surprise Me Mr. Davis

    published April 13, 2010

    An anything-goes philosophy birthed Surprise Me Mr. Davis, a suit-wearing electrofolk quintet (from members of the Slip and ThaMuseMeant) that... More >>

  • The Whitest Boy Alive

    published April 13, 2010

    If you're going to blaze on 4/20, at least attend this snappy Euro-pop concert featuring a band from Berlin that boasts a song called "Burning."... More >>

  • Radical Dads+Thunderfakers

    published April 6, 2010

    Aside from their great name (which really, guys, kudos), Brooklyn trio Radical Dads have managed to strip mall punk of its food court aspirations... More >>

  • She & Him

    published March 24, 2010

    It's assumed that you will spend the majority of your time tonight catcalling Zooey Deschanel. But once you get that out of your system, listen to... More >>

  • The Wave Pictures

    published March 24, 2010

    Three tousled lads from Loughborough, UK, got their hands on a Modern Lovers album and have created their own gawky, bass-inflected songs that... More >>

  • Basia Bulat

    published March 24, 2010

    A decade and a half ago, flaxen-haired Basia Bulat might've been lumped in with the Lilith Fair set, given her proclivity for the autoharp and her... More >>

  • Sexy Neighbors

    published March 24, 2010

    It's hard to ignore three loft-dwellers from Brooklyn who title their songs after Fleetwood Mac singles and have a lead singer who sounds like a... More >>

  • Best Coast+the Bitters+the Babies

    published March 24, 2010

    For those too busy getting a second helping of dry ribs to catch these much-anticipated bands at SXSW, this showcase at the Knitting Factory... More >>

  • The Black Lips

    published March 16, 2010

    Having pissed on audiences from Australia to Palestine (and been arrested for public nudity in India), Atlanta flower punks the Black Lips are... More >>

  • Michael Bublè

    published March 16, 2010

    Canadian sweetheart Michael Bublè has gained a certain notoriety for reprising the Rat Pack standards his adoring fans (and thankful record... More >>

  • Split Lip Rayfield

    published March 2, 2010

    Pioneers of the apparent genre of "cowpunk," Wichita, Kansas outfit Split Lip Rayfield have been doing it live for over ten years, even after the... More >>

  • Pierced Arrows+Lullabye Arkestra

    published March 2, 2010

    Tonight is a double Vice showdown between two of the label's recent metal signees. Hailing from Portland and endorsed by Eddie Vedder, graying... More >>

  • Five for Fighting

    published March 2, 2010

    Best known as the ivory-tinkler behind early aughts single "Superman (It's Not Easy)" that henceforth scored every teen weepie imaginable, John... More >>

  • Future Rock

    published February 23, 2010

    Though any band labeling themselves "the future of dance rock" surely suffers from tall poppy syndrome, we'll give this Chicago trio the benefit... More >>

  • Wild Beasts

    published February 23, 2010

    Trilling like a pair of songbirds stuck on a telephone wire, the operatic tension between Wild Beasts singers Hayden Thorpe and Tom Fleming is... More >>

  • Furthur

    published February 16, 2010

    Phil Lesh is 70 and Bob Weir is 62. Yet it won't stop these two former Grateful Dead members from playing Radio City as part of their new... More >>

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