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2009 Stories by Christopher R. Weingarten

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  • The Detroit Cobras+the A-Bones

    published December 29, 2009

    This New Year's garage-punk throwdown will be sloppier, swarthier, sweatier, and ballsier than anywhere you could watch a stupid ball drop. The... More >>

  • Joseph Arthur

    published December 29, 2009

    Brooklyn's own mellow alt-folkie Joseph Arthur is for people too cool to listen to Jack Johnson but not cool enough to listen to Josè... More >>

  • Beachniks

    published December 29, 2009

    Featuring members of post-punkers Crystal Stilts and punk-punkers German Measles, Beachniks are a comically sunny proposition, writing songs about... More >>

  • Conspirator+M80+Dubstation

    published December 22, 2009

    If you can't handle a single Disco-Biscuits-free evening on this merciful Monday break between their five-night New Year's run, hop on over to the... More >>

  • Daedelus

    published December 22, 2009

    This late night after-party for night three of the Disco Biscuits' five-night Nokia run is a great chance to see Los Angeles avant-rap beat... More >>

  • The Decade in Music Genre Hype

    published December 22, 2009

    If Spin was right to name "Your Hard Drive" the best album of 2000, we'd like to formally nominate "The Internet" as Most Unforgiving... More >>


    published December 15, 2009

    This affordable, Manhattan-for-the-holidays, rock-the-jingle-bells hip-hop event doubles as a label showcase for Talib Kweli's excellent... More >>

  • 'Z100's Jingle Ball 2009'

    published December 8, 2009

    To raise money for the New York Food Bank, Z100 has gathered together a huge line-up of pop artists for their annual Jingle Ball, including three... More >>

  • Gwar

    published December 8, 2009

    Currently on a befuddling blitz of press for their 25th anniversary (seriously, when was the last time Gwar was in SPIN?!), the original... More >>


    published December 8, 2009

    Three Brooklyn bands slated to break nationally start by taking Manhattan. Even if The Antlers don’t break big, they still dream... More >>

  • Cable+Liturgy+Goes Cube

    published December 1, 2009

    Tones Of Death, the metal ringtone company (no kidding!) and umpteen-thousandth "metal night" promoter to pop up in the last two years, presents a... More >>

  • Bowerbirds

    published December 1, 2009

    North Carolina's Bowerbirds are the type of band that gives indie rock a good name: pretty but not boring, folky but not goofy, vulnerable but not... More >>

  • Woosh League

    published December 1, 2009

    London duo The Big Pink is a lovely Loveless-core proposition that remembers that the fun of buying pedal chains is making yourselves sound... More >>

  • Russian Circles+Young Widows

    published November 24, 2009

    Meandering chug monster Russian Circles lean closer to metal than Mogwai and closer to post-rock than Isis, resulting in a cinematic, explosive,... More >>

  • Eyedea & Abilities+Themselves

    published November 24, 2009

    Eyedea & Abilities are the Dream Theater of hip-hop—a blaze of ridiculous chops obscuring an aesthetic that ain't always everyone's cup of... More >>


    published November 24, 2009

    If New York art-dance stalwarts DFA are the cool kids, then Philadelphia's Free Energy are the furry hesher burnouts they let into the... More >>

  • Devo

    published November 17, 2009

    New Wave legends and cultural anti-theorists Devo are celebrating their 35th anniversary with a pair of epic shows: Playing their taut landmark... More >>

  • 'Until the Light Takes Us Launch Party'

    published November 17, 2009

    This launch party for the black metal documentary Until the Light Takes Us features approximately zero black metal, instead focusing on... More >>

  • Blowfly+Anal Cunt

    published November 17, 2009

    Easily the most inspired booking of the week, the Knitting Factory brings together the twin totems of vulgarity, a double bill of swear-laden,... More >>


    published November 17, 2009

    Indie dynamics standard-bearers Pixies have been reunited for five years now, playing wave after wave of ballroom-size mutilation, and have... More >>

  • The Jesus Lizard

    published November 10, 2009

    Even after a solid nine years of inactivity, even with their lead kineto-spasmo screecher David Yow approaching 50, the mighty pigfuck... More >>

  • Cave

    published November 10, 2009

    Chicago's Cave are a mathy, minimalist adventure that somehow balances the speediest art-metal grooves with tweaky, cheeky electro-kraut. Jammy,... More >>

  • Eccentric Soul Revue, In Person

    published November 10, 2009

    "Man, if we can just get through this, there's no way we're ever gonna do it again," says Numero Group co-owner Ken Shipley about his ambitious... More >>

  • Thao & the Get Down Stay Down+Portland Cello Project

    published November 3, 2009

    Indie-rock slow burner Thao Nguyen is slowly breaking via the old word-of-mouth channels thanks to her infectious, cheery sound; think Motown... More >>

  • Wooden Shjips+Effi Briest+Silver Summit

    published October 27, 2009

    A night of pagan rituals and acid-dabbled acoustic plucking, as the 1973 cult flick The Wicker Man gets its haunting Paul Giovanni score... More >>

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