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  • The Glenn Branca Ensemble+Carlos Giffoni & Okkyung Lee+Coati Mundi

    published September 1, 2009

    P.S. 1's annual summer Warm-Up series closes out with the best bill of the season—a lineup where noise, post-punk, and art-dance seamlessly... More >>


    published September 1, 2009

    For the last 30 years, elusive death-blues cult hero Jandek has been pumping out dozens and dozens of atonal mysteries. The endless... More >>

  • An Oral History of All Tomorrow's Parties

    published September 1, 2009

    Starting September 11, the All Tomorrow's Parties Festival hits Kutshers Country Club in Monticello, New York. More than 35 of indie music's... More >>

  • Stardeath & White Dwarfs

    published August 25, 2009

    If you're at all bummed that the Flaming Lips are spiraling into a noise-jazz mush of Oneida beats and Black Moth textures, Wayne Coyne's... More >>

  • Blue October

    published August 25, 2009

    Since major labels are all playing it safe, Universal couldn't be happier to have platinum, guylinered, post-post-post-grunge superstars Blue... More >>


    published August 25, 2009

    Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek are the rapper/producer team behind two of the most beloved documents of hip-hop's '88-revisionism glory days:... More >>

  • Nebula

    published August 18, 2009

    Venerable stoner-rock crew Nebula are still leaning into big rock riffs and big bong rips, playing the same fuzzed-out, stoned-to-the-bone licks... More >>

  • Girl Talk

    published August 18, 2009

    Once regarded as the populist face of the mash-up movement, the copyright-flogging Girl Talk is increasingly known for one thing: Throwing insane... More >>


    published August 18, 2009

    Brooklyn/New Jersey crew Real Estate are possibly the most August 2009 band in existence, a perfect mix of every indie-rock Internet... More >>

  • The Breeders

    published August 11, 2009

    With the release of last year's eclectic, feverish Mountain Battles, the Breeders did what their '90s Lolla-nation contemporaries such as... More >>

  • Six Finger Satellite

    published August 11, 2009

    Six Finger Satellite was, quite possibly, the noisiest band to get regular play on MTV—if you count the odd 1 a.m. appearance of their creepy... More >>

  • The B-52s

    published August 11, 2009

    With 30 years under their belt as the kings and queens of kitsch, don’t worry about the B-52s being too cool to play the hits. Their recent... More >>


    published August 11, 2009

    Northern Canadian vocalist Tanya Tagaq is the first star of Inuit throat-singing, a heavily syncopated, highly resonant series of breathing... More >>

  • Non+Prurient+Cold Cave

    published August 4, 2009

    Legendary noise scumcatcher Boyd "Non" Rice—he of multi-holed vinyls and ear-piercing lock-grooves—brings his decidedly... More >>

  • Silver Summit+Nymph

    published July 28, 2009

    Silver Summit, a project of Village Voice music scribe Shawn Bosler and psychtastic vocalist Sondra Sun-Odeon, explore all arenas of... More >>

  • Brutal Truth+Pig Destroyer+Repulsion

    published July 28, 2009

    Possibly the loudest book party in history, metal-geek staple Decibel Magazine is celebrating the release of Precious Metal: The Stories Behind... More >>

  • 2Gethr 4evr

    published July 28, 2009

    Method Man and Redman are the Daltrey/Townshend of hip-hop—every live show is a bombastic display, their teamwork almost... More >>

  • Factory Whirl

    published July 28, 2009

    Alt-shudder heroes Dean and Britta have created a spacey, sexy, smoke-addled score to 13 of Andy Warhol’s silent screen tests:... More >>

  • Green Day

    published July 22, 2009

    The best sign that Green Day is well on their way to becoming Springsteen-style rock royalty: The set list for this tour leans heavy on the new... More >>

  • Torche+Harvey Milk+Pollution

    published July 22, 2009

    Torche and Harvey Milk are the twin totems of sludge-pop, two bands who’ve ushered Melvins-style bludgeon into exciting new arenas of woofer... More >>


    published July 22, 2009

    Pennsylvania distorto-pop sound-suckers Black Moth Super Rainbow have gone through great lengths to make their own colorful and unsettling... More >>


    published July 8, 2009

    The Whitney is running a career retrospective of conceptual artist Dan Graham, who has built a unique art-punker audience by working with... More >>

  • Future of the Left+Me You Us Them

    published July 1, 2009

    Future Of The Left is part of a current wave of excellent, angular, feral, disgustingly loud UK rock bands with silly names: Part Chimp, Shooting... More >>

  • Nymph+Neg-Fi+Dinowalrus+Begushkin

    published July 1, 2009

    The second New York Eye And Ear Fest, lovingly curated by local art-fuck gadfly Todd Pendu, is the best way to discover fringe music in New York... More >>


    published June 24, 2009

    Since the days of getting dissed on Eminem’s first record, New York underground rapper Cage has gone under the knife for numerous... More >>

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