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2010 Stories by Christopher R. Weingarten

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  • Gang Green+Cerebral Ballzy

    published March 16, 2010

    Gang Green are an essential, Budweiser-spraying part of American hardcore's Boston wing. They contributed seven tracks of sloppy splatter to the... More >>

  • Nautical Almanac+Mouthus+Weyes Blood

    published March 16, 2010

    This strong bill of late-era noise legends is led by Baltimore-via-Ann Arbor squelchers Nautical Almanac. The band renowned for their Pee-Wee's... More >>

  • Hauschka

    published March 9, 2010

    German pianist Hauschka is like Eric Satie for the sweaters-and-Converse era, someone who has a preternatural understanding of tender-touch... More >>

  • Sissy Spacek

    published March 9, 2010

    California's best kept secret, Sissy Spacek, are the ultimate in extreme noise terror, a violently experimental band who cross whatever lines are... More >>

  • ONE TO WATCH

    published March 9, 2010

    Bristol's sun-dappled Zun Zun Egui proves that Brooklyn doesn't have a patent on filtering African music through weirdo strains of indie... More >>

  • Akron/Family

    published March 2, 2010

    Akron/Family are guilty of "freak-folk" by association—a career spent on Young God on Dead Oceans Records, unshaven necks, psychedelic... More >>

  • Golden Triangle+Sandwitches+Coasting

    published March 2, 2010

    Local Birthday Party-meets-Cramps transgresso-punk crew Golden Triangle seems less like a real band, and more like a sexy-cum-disgusting movie... More >>

  • WARM & FUZZY

    published March 2, 2010

    Since Memory Tapes’ live show seems to be letting everyone down, come see another one of chillwave’s rising stars, Georgian Earnest... More >>

  • GROAN ZONE

    published March 2, 2010

    Alice in Chains were the perfect Seattleite midsection between Queensrÿche’s lateral-minded art-metal and Mudhoney’s... More >>

  • Black Eyed Peas

    published February 23, 2010

    If their Saturday Night Live performance is any indication, the Black Eyed Peas are ready for Madison Square Garden: Pointless billows of... More >>

  • Glenn Branca

    published February 23, 2010

    Glenn Branca's 1981 album The Ascension was a landmark moment for minimalism, rock, and minimalist rock. Four guitarists hammering away at... More >>

  • Loren Connors & Alan Licht+Lee Ranaldo

    published February 23, 2010

    An exploratory night at the Issue Project Room, starring three guys who will drag hapless guitars kicking and screaming into otherworldly places.... More >>

  • TRIP OUT

    published February 23, 2010

    Animal Collective's Merriweather Post Pavilion was named album of the year by everyone from Spin to Pitchfork to... More >>

  • LISTEN UP

    published February 23, 2010

    The opening night of the Armory Show, New York's annual big-buckarooni art fair, could probably stand to find a band artier than local indie... More >>

  • Lemonade+Brahms

    published February 16, 2010

    Lemonade are up-and-coming dub-punks walking that perfect midpoint between chillwave's nostalgic woosh, electropop's mechanical hooks, and Gang... More >>

  • Mouthus+Sightings

    published February 16, 2010

    Mouthus and Sightings have outlasted the Brooklyn noise scene's various stages of trendiness and emerged as stalwarts and legends. Sightings are... More >>

  • OUT OF AFRICA

    published February 16, 2010

    Vampire Weekend injecting African music into their silly art-rock is cute and all—but the way Malian blues-rockers Tinariwen can turn desert... More >>

  • Child Abuse

    published February 9, 2010

    Besides having one of New York's best band names, Child Abuse also has the best T-shirts (gray rainbow!) and a distinctive, nrrd-fuck sound that... More >>

  • HIPPIE DUDE

    published February 9, 2010

    Tonight, Citizen Cope starts his third night of five (!) nights across New York—two at Music Hall of Williamsburg, three at Bowery... More >>

  • ELECTRIC LADYLAND

    published February 9, 2010

    Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band's Between My Head and the Sky was easily the best record of 2009 made by someone who was recording in... More >>

  • PARTY IN THE ROUND

    published February 2, 2010

    Hell, since most modern art by the under-30 crowd seems to be photos of hipsters and détourned Nintendo controllers, why not spend a night... More >>

  • SUPER FUZZ

    published February 2, 2010

    The drifty highlight of the first annual Unsound Festival's formidable 10-day spiral into electronic music features an all-star,... More >>

  • The Long, Slow Death of Lil Wayne's Rebirth

    published February 2, 2010

    It barely took Lil Wayne two years to devolve from George Clooney to Billy Bob Thornton. In 2008, coming off his platinum-in-a-week Tha... More >>

  • The Necks

    published January 26, 2010

    Australia micro-jazz trio the Necks are an edge-of-your seat proposition, a sap-slow churn that walks the line between meditative, hypnotic, and... More >>

  • 1, 2, 3, PARTYY!

    published January 26, 2010

    No one is happier to see Mission of Burma hit their 30th year than Mission of Burma—and no one is a truer and bluer fan than the band... More >>

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