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2010 Stories by Christopher R. Weingarten

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  • MASTER OF DISGUISE

    published June 1, 2010

    Immensely popular, comically trendy electro-party Girls & Boys is soldiering on for another round. This weekend's kickstarter is JFK, a/k/a... More >>

  • Mono

    published May 25, 2010

    Japanese post-rock heroes Mono lean toward wide-screen visions, hi-definition dynamics, and Michael Bay-style explosions. They're touring in... More >>

  • 'Memory Burn Psych Fest'

    published May 25, 2010

    Tonight brings together nine solid bands with the vaguest possible connections to psych music, all peddling some variation of deep drones, endless... More >>

  • Flobots+K-Os


    published May 18, 2010

    Flobots are probably the most famous rap group that no one who actually listens to rap cares about: Tuneless, funkless, unrepentantly emo, pretty... More >>

  • 'NY Eye & Ear Fest III'

    published May 18, 2010

    This unstoppable 19-band bill culls the very best of the New York underground's guitar-rakers, muck-makers, and risk-takers. The bill is headed up... More >>

  • 'NY Eye & Ear Fest III'

    published May 18, 2010

    The second day of this lovingly curated locavore art-punk showcase brings 21 more bands ranging from the transcendent to the abrasive. In the... More >>

  • Phantogram+Light Pollution

    published May 11, 2010

    Between Sleigh Bells, Javelin, These Are Powers, and now Saratoga Springs duo Phantogram, New York in 2010 is starting to look like Bristol in... More >>

  • CHILD'S PLAY

    published May 11, 2010

    Brooklyn newcomers Keepaway are a scrappy, punky band making prismatic omni-pop in the wake of MGMT, Yeasayer, Chairlift, and the more... More >>

  • a-ha

    published May 4, 2010

    Norwegian synth-pop heroes a-ha are embarking on their farewell jaunt, their Ending on a High Note Tour, which is somehow taking place in 2010... More >>

  • ONE QUESTION

    published May 4, 2010

    Tickets to this benefit to help raise money for New Zealand lo-fi, proto-twee art-punker Chris Knox were $75 and still sold out in under 15... More >>

  • Ava Luna

    published May 4, 2010

    Ava Luna are one of our fave local raves, and pretty much your best bet if you can't wait until TV on the Radio make a new album: A weird,... More >>

  • HIGH TIMES

    published May 4, 2010

    In the '60s and '70s, New York native Joshua White created some of the most visceral imagery in rock music—although it was mostly appreciated... More >>

  • LET'S DANCE

    published April 27, 2010

    Haiti still needs your help—and we can't think of a more interesting way to do your part this week than by thumbing through Björk's... More >>

  • PSYCHIC WEIRDO

    published April 27, 2010

    When Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti lurched out of a Hollywood basement in 2004, he was painting his face, spraying glitter, slapping his... More >>

  • Kelis+Maluca

    published April 20, 2010

    Kelis has come a long way from Neptunes' scream queen to the "Milkshake" and "Bossy" art-diva, but she's always maintained that perfect balance of... More >>

  • Zach Hill

    published April 20, 2010

    Hella drummer Zach Hill is a noise-punk cult hero and hyperkinetic fringe-jazz robo-octopus who can do more with his right foot than most drummers... More >>

  • Tobacco+Philip Seymour Hoffman

    published April 20, 2010

    Black Moth Super Rainbow dude Tobacco just outperformed his entire band with his gorgeous/disgusting second album, Maniac Meat. It's a... More >>

  • HOLE LOTTA LOVE

    published April 20, 2010

    It's been about six years since Internet spectacle, walking blind item, and generally annoying famous person Courtney Love reminded us that she... More >>

  • BLACK HEARTS

    published April 13, 2010

    Thanks to bands like Alcest, Wolves in the Throne Room, and Brooklyn's own Litugy, the current wave of blogger-endorsed black metal is shedding... More >>

  • Acid Mothers Temple

    published April 6, 2010

    Japanese psych-rock diehards Acid Mothers Temple are riff hypnotists and distortion mystics. Hell, they would prolly ride that snaky Hawkwind lick... More >>

  • Xiu Xiu+tUnE-YaRdS+Zola Jesus

    published April 6, 2010

    Venerable, gamelan-weilding, art-punk cutters Xiu Xiu leads a bill of their naturally wild, up-and-coming offspring. Lo-fi clang-and-banger... More >>

  • INDIE POD

    published April 6, 2010

    Queens five-piece Freelance Whales were the last great buzz band of the '00s, miraculously flourishing in those stale Internet weeks when... More >>

  • Weasel Walter, Vinny Golia & Adam Lane

    published March 24, 2010

    Weasel Walter is no-wave's multi-instrumental enfant terrible. He made the move from Oakland to New York a few months ago, and has been... More >>

  • Lymbyc Systym+Slow Six+Glass Ghost

    published March 24, 2010

    After nearly a six month wait, Brooklyn's Lymbyc System finally get an official release party for their album Shutter. Released by the... More >>

  • HARD-KNOCK LIFE

    published March 24, 2010

    Rapper K’Naan had one of the highest ranking hip-hop records in this year’s Village Voice Pazz & Jop Critics’ Poll.... More >>

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