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2010 Stories by Christopher R. Weingarten

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  • My Chemical Romance Go . . . Styx

    published December 1, 2010

    Four years after the ambitious Emily the Strange on Broadway opus The Black Parade, New Jersey's My Chemical Romance are still experts... More >>

  • RAP PARTY

    published November 3, 2010

    The massive Yale Press Anthology Of Rap lyric collection is essentially a 920-page doorstop in the age of the search engine; but, hey,... More >>

  • Blonde Redhead+Pantha Du Prince

    published October 27, 2010

    New York art-rock institution Blonde Redhead have fallen head-over-leather-boots down a murky wormhole of sultry dreamgoth, faux-Knife... More >>

  • DJ Dog Dick

    published October 27, 2010

    Baltimore spazmo DJ Dog Dick is here to totally ruin the NY Art Book Fair with his unique blend of laptop scuzz, no-fi Nintendo crunk, and... More >>

  • LISTEN UP

    published October 6, 2010

    For two days at the Kitchen, minimalist legend Rhys Chatham finds an outlet markedly more minimal than his blistering 400-guitar armies. For the... More >>

  • RAPPER’S DELIGHT

    published October 6, 2010

    Out of the five days and hundreds of shows occurring at this year’s CMJ booze-’n’-schmooze/hype-’n’-type... More >>

  • Linkin Park Made Their OK Computer

    published October 13, 2010

    The fourth album from former rap-rock bloodletters Linkin Park is 2010's best avant-rock nuclear-anxiety concept record: a postmodern,... More >>

  • The Growlers

    published October 6, 2010

    The Growlers are mid-fi, psych-garage Nuggeteers from Costa Mesa, CA, who exist in a unlikely, beach-rawk nook. They're too sexy and... More >>

  • David Daniell & Doug McCombs

    published October 6, 2010

    Guitarists David Daniell & Doug McCombs are already minimalist dreamweavers separately--the former as leader of slowcore microscientists San... More >>

  • SWANS' WAY

    published September 29, 2010

    For the first Swans tour in 13 years, one question is pressing: Will they return to the sludgy, deafening abyss-sucking misanthropy of... More >>

  • The Vibrators

    published September 22, 2010

    Trash-boogie vets the Vibrators were already a little older than yer average snot-rocketing yob back when they were playing with the Sex Pistols... More >>

  • Envy+Trash Talk

    published September 22, 2010

    Japan's Envy were in a prime position to be the new leaders of post-metal Explosions in the Dirt since Isis broke up--what with their penchant for... More >>

  • O PIONEER!

    published September 1, 2010

    Since 1993, German electronic deconstructionist Markus Popp (a/k/a Oval) has been partially responsible for all sorts of mind-rattling,... More >>

  • ROCK AQUATIC

    published August 25, 2010

    The band is Built to Spill—let’s hope the venue isn’t. Tonight, the long-standing indie-rock totems float down the Hudson... More >>

  • Jim Jarmusch's Showtunes

    published August 25, 2010

    No director embodies the relationship between cinema and song like off-center hypnosis merchant Jim Jarmusch. For 30 years, his musical... More >>

  • HEAD OF THE CLASS

    published August 18, 2010

    Los Angeles popgaze trio Autolux are a more finely polished cousin to wooshy blissrock bands like Deerhunter and the Big Pink—splashes... More >>

  • Kayo Dot

    published August 11, 2010

    After three mind-bending, jazz-fusion, art-metal, something-or-other LPs, New York's moodily demented Kayo Dot have evolved into a most curious... More >>

  • Julian Lynch

    published August 11, 2010

    New Jersey's Julian Lynch is one the most buzzed-about artists in the whole new wave of lo-fi/psychedelic/cassette-warped nostalgia-core. But even... More >>

  • OPEN THE GATE

    published July 20, 2010

    Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra are pretty much the tightest and hardest-working band in New York right now—take that,... More >>

  • Mincemeat or Tenspeed

    published July 13, 2010

    Philly tweaker Mincemeat or Tenspeed makes unlikely dance music from the sound of skipping distortion pedals and mixer feedback. At once funky,... More >>

  • AFRICAN PRIDE

    published July 6, 2010

    OK, America’s out of the World Cup, Britain’s out of the World Cup . . . but screaming with a bunch of strangers never stops being fun!... More >>

  • Junk Culture

    published July 6, 2010

    Mississippi sample-squisher Deepak Mantena, a/k/a Junk Culture, is signed to the same label as Girl Talk, but uses his plunder-phonics powers to... More >>

  • Wolf Eyes+Black Dice+Growing

    published July 6, 2010

    This staggering triple bill (a/k/a the bands behind the best noise albums of 2004, 2002, and 2005, respectively) features the absolute vanguard of... More >>

  • Oh, Yes, It's Devo

    published June 22, 2010

    The central tenet of Devo is probably the most durable dictum in punk-rock history. At its simplest, the band’s iconic neon monotony... More >>

  • BLOCK PARTY

    published June 22, 2010

    In his nearly-two-decade career, Common has worn many hats on his iconic bald head—reigning hero of consciousness rap, neo-soul vanguard,... More >>

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