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  • Fischerspooner

    published December 29, 2009

    This local electropop duo returned to their indie roots after a brush with Capitol and limited chart success with them on their last album. Their... More >>

  • Roky Erickson

    published December 29, 2009

    This psychedelic godhead amazed everyone with a seemingly impossible comeback a few years ago, playing not only festivals but also his first gigs... More >>

  • Roky Erickson

    published December 29, 2009

    This psychedelic godhead amazed everyone with a seemingly impossible comeback a few years ago, playing not only festivals but also his first gigs... More >>

  • Big Gigantic+the Disco Biscuits

    published December 22, 2009

    Playing concurrently with the yearly post-Xmas sales rush, this jam band, alongside headliners Disco Biscuits, is banking on their fan base... More >>

  • Regina Belle

    published December 22, 2009

    It's a far cry from her peak of the mega-hit ballad "A Whole New World" (a/k/a the love song from Aladdin), as this '90s r&b diva can't... More >>

  • Holiday Music Roundup '09

    published December 15, 2009

    With the crappy economy, neverending wars, and toxic health care debate, we're gearing up for another merry fucking Christmas indeed. Maybe... More >>

  • Eric Bachmann

    published December 15, 2009

    Anyone who worried that Eric Bachmann's post-Archers of Loaf career was too downcast can now take cold comfort in the fact that the times have... More >>

  • Ingrid Michaelson

    published December 15, 2009

    This Staten Island singer-songwriter has become an inescapable presence on TV, with her songs becoming background music on numerous morning and... More >>

  • Beach Fossils

    published December 8, 2009

    Even with the re-emergence of some of Flying Nun Records' legendary roster (the Clean, the Bats) in their New Zealand homeland, there's still... More >>

  • Lee Scratch Perry

    published December 8, 2009

    By now, his discography is so extensive that Chris Blackwell, Adrian Sherwood, and Don Letts combined couldn't give you an accurate run-down. But... More >>

  • '101.9 WRXP Presents Matt Pinfield's Holiday Extravaganza with Phoenix and Passion Pit'

    published December 1, 2009

    Fresh off their triumphant Central Park show, Phoenix and Passion Pit team up for another round. Local boys Passion Pit have their star rising... More >>

  • 'BET Live! 106 & Park Tour featuring Mario'

    published December 1, 2009

    Put on by BET's "Live! 106 & Park" program, this is about 100 blocks south of that location, but that shouldn't bother this Baltimore native and... More >>

  • Mon Khmer

    published November 24, 2009

    Along with their unique name (meaning a family of Indian languages), these Brooklynites also sport an unique lineup: One of 'em toured with Albert... More >>

  • Forro in the Dark

    published November 24, 2009

    If you've been in the mood for some authentic Brazilian music, here's a good place to start. The Forro boys moved from there to Gotham, making... More >>

  • Ray Davies

    published November 17, 2009

    Unlike many oldies acts, Davies has a deep, influential catalog that he can draw on at will, thrilling fans not just with the relatively few hits... More >>

  • Sonic Youth+Dinosaur Jr.

    published November 17, 2009

    Don't call The Eternal a comeback—they've been here for years. Mid-period fans are happy that they've gotten a hard sound again, even... More >>

  • The Feelies

    published November 17, 2009

    Ah, such a nice homecoming for these Jersey boys and girl. While they were a sensation at Battery Park last year opening for Sonic Youth, this is... More >>

  • White Denim

    published November 10, 2009

    For their debut last year, this Austin trio made a great disjointed punk/funk record that could've almost been called post-post-punk—and was... More >>

  • Vivian Girls

    published November 3, 2009

    For a hyped-up group, you could do a lot worse than Vivian Girls. Though some were disappointed when their second record didn't make sparks fly... More >>

  • 'Chuck Chillout Birthday Concert'

    published November 3, 2009

    Coming full circle, Mr. Chillout is now back on Kiss FM, where he belongs. It was there that he helped to establish the rep of many old-school... More >>

  • Lightning Bolt

    published October 27, 2009

    Now celebrating their 15th anniversary, this dynamic duo from Providence has had some of their sheen wear off of their visceral music since they... More >>

  • Weezer

    published October 27, 2009

    For now, at least, Rivers Cuomo's Harvard degree is as far behind him as his need for self-titled albums (so, hopefully, permanently). He and the... More >>

  • Van Morrison

    published October 20, 2009

    By now, his onstage freak-outs consist of occasionally wandering out of sight, swearing at fans who profess love, or just drunken, rambling rants.... More >>

  • The Vic Chesnutt Band+Clare & the Reasons

    published October 20, 2009

    Now on Jonathan Richman's label, Athens, GA's favorite singer-songwriter has been pretty fruitful with two albums out this year on top of this... More >>

  • O Rasp, All Ye Faithful: Bob Dylan's Christmas Album

    published October 13, 2009

    Jews suffer from holiday envy: Goyim get the choice gifts and classic songs, while we just light candles and nibble chocolate coins. Maybe... More >>

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