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2011 Stories by Chandler Levack

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  • Lucy Wainwright Roche

    published December 14, 2011

    Loudon Wainwright III has produced so many musical progeny that perhaps they should start crossbreeding him. Brooklyn’s Lucy Wainwright... More >>

  • Stephen Merchant

    published December 7, 2011

    As the Laurel to Ricky Gervais’ Hardy in the cult series Extras (as well as the co-founder of The Office), Stephen Merchant has built... More >>

  • Dashboard Confessional

    published November 23, 2011

    Remember feelings? On his new tour, commemorating the 10-year anniversary of Dashboard Confessional’s breakthrough album The Swiss Army... More >>

  • Tori Amos

    published November 23, 2011

    Earlier this year, the flame-haired piano player Tori Amos drew upon classical chamber music for concept album Night Of Hunters. Equally... More >>

  • Meshell Ndegeocello

    published November 9, 2011

    When Meshell Ndegeocello released Plantation Lullabies in 1993, she was a sexy bald-headed bassist that made even the most straight and... More >>

  • Hand Cream

    published November 9, 2011

    What kind of band names themselves after a male masturbation aid? Hailing from Montreal, two girl adorables Meghan Merrigan and Crystal McNorton,... More >>

  • Little Scream

    published November 9, 2011

    Montreal musician Little Scream writes cheery, hippie-dippie folk in the vein of tUnE-yArDs but retains her own idiosyncratic edge. This year,... More >>

  • The Drums

    published October 26, 2011

    The Drums are a Brooklyn band that sound like a paint-by-numbers adaptation of glossy, mournful Britpop: Adroit at imitation, this year’s... More >>

  • Jay Farrar

    published September 28, 2011

    After the breakup of Uncle Tupelo, Jeff Tweedy formed Wilco while Jay Farrar became Son Volt. No longer competing for the best barstool... More >>

  • Hand Cream

    published August 10, 2011

    What kind of band names themselves after a male masturbation aid? Hailing from Montreal, two girl adorables Meghan Merrigan and Crystal McNorton,... More >>

  • Grooms

    published June 29, 2011

    Brooklyn three-piece Grooms trade the kind of achingly fuzzed-out '90s indie rock that replaces the Pains Of Being Pure At Heart's... More >>

  • Kid Rock+Sheryl Crow

    published June 29, 2011

    One in Nashville mainstream country, the other in rap metal pyromania, Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow first came together in the cheating heart... More >>

  • Bush Tetras+the Coathangers+Religious to Damn

    published June 15, 2011

    Notorious Brooklyn promoter Todd P. has booked an inspired, eclectic lineup tonight at his literally-named venue. Headlining after a recent... More >>

  • Cults

    published June 1, 2011

    NYC film students by day, '60s girl-group imitators by night, Cults are the handiwork of couple Brian Oblivion and Madeline Follin. The unexpected... More >>

  • 'Big Apple BBQ Presents Dale Watson+Guitar Shorty'

    published June 1, 2011

    Austin alt-country singer Dale Watson is interested in authenticity. Beloved in Europe, possibly because his smirking brand of self-aware Western... More >>

  • Jimmy Eat World

    published May 25, 2011

    The sweet emotionality of Arizona's Jimmy Eat World arguably set the template for Death Cab For Cutie and Panic! At The Disco. Considered the... More >>

  • Lovers+My Gay Banjo

    published May 25, 2011

    It's difficult to label yourself as a "loud and proud queercore" trio without becoming a sketch from Portlandia. Portland's Lovers (made up... More >>

  • Times New Viking+the Babies

    published May 18, 2011

    Like their twist on the ever present font, Columbus' Times New Viking add an unexpected edge to their lo-fi indie rock. Often likened to Guided By... More >>

  • Whitesnake

    published May 11, 2011

    Formed from the remnants of Deep Purple, English metal band Whitesnake (fronted by David Coverdale, lion mane intact) originally began with the... More >>

  • Austra

    published May 11, 2011

    After a bleach job and a grimier gothier sound, Toronto ex-opera performer Katie Stelmanis formed Austra with two identical twins as her backup... More >>

  • Malajube+Pretty & Nice

    published May 4, 2011

    Quebec's foremost Francophone indie rockers returned this year with their fourth album, La Caverne, which was recorded in an actual... More >>

  • Adventure

    published May 4, 2011

    Baltimore's Adventure have the fugly thrift shop glasses and indie credentials to be lumped in with their Dan Deacon and Ponytail counterparts.... More >>

  • Peelander-Z

    published April 27, 2011

    Peelander Z describe themselves as aliens from the Planet Peelander who want to eat your smiles. In reality, they're a do-anything, three-piece... More >>

  • Lemonade

    published April 27, 2011

    When you name your band Lemonade, fans will expect some twee-ass chillwave. Thankfully, this Brooklyn-via-San Francisco outfit actually indulges... More >>

  • Surfer Blood+And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead

    published April 20, 2011

    This sold-out showcase pairs alt-pop from Palm Beach with Austin's most notorious desert prog. Could this concert be any more random? Probably... More >>

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