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  • Jewmongous

    published December 15, 2010

    Sean Altman is a nice but naughty Jewish boy who likes poke gentle fun at his tribe with his alter ego, Jewmongous. If you happen to be of the... More >>

  • Big Boi+Calvin Harris

    published December 15, 2010

    While we wait for the the much-anticipated next OutKast album, we've been fortunate to have half of its membership release one of the most... More >>

  • The Roches

    published December 8, 2010

    With their touring days behind them, these local legends are concentrating on solo albums and teaching acting and music. In a rare appearance, the... More >>

  • 'Christmas with Aaron Neville'

    published December 8, 2010

    With the Neville collective laying low again due to brother Art's ongoing health problems, Aaron is free to return to his original solo mode. Not... More >>

  • 'Rah! Rah! Replica!: The Kathleen Hanna Project a/k/a Who Told You Christmas Wasn't Cool?'

    published December 1, 2010

    This isn't a Hanna show, per se, but rather a project to fund a film about her. The riot grrl goddess will be fetted in song by progeny (Care... More >>

  • Usher

    published December 1, 2010

    By now, his title as "The King of R&B" has been uncontested for a long time. With over 40 million records sold, film roles, good will causes, sex... More >>

  • Old 97's

    published December 1, 2010

    As they approach middle age, their name takes on new meaning, but give these roots rockers credit: even with singer Rhett Miller's numerous poppy... More >>

  • Badly Drawn Boy

    published November 24, 2010

    It's a shame that this brainy, sweet-voiced Brit has never recaptured the peak of his 2000 debut, The Hour of Bewilderbeast. Factors: the... More >>

  • Killing Joke

    published November 24, 2010

    Reunion skeptics should know that the original Killing Joke foursome reconvenes tonight, along with a new keysman to augment them. They've just... More >>

  • Levon Helm Band

    published November 17, 2010

    As sad as it is to see that the voice of the Band has been silenced for the last few years, that hasn't kept him off the road. He's presently... More >>

  • EPMD

    published November 10, 2010

    Like so many groups, this Suffolk country rap duo had problems following up a great debut. They've only managed three records since their 1997... More >>

  • Jon Langford & Skull Orchard

    published November 10, 2010

    Between the Mekons, Waco Brothers, Wee Hairy Beasties, Pine Valley Cosmonauts, etc., not to mention his radio and theater gigs and artwork, it's... More >>

  • Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby

    published November 3, 2010

    There's something charming about this seemingly mismatched couple. He was one of the original Stiffs, the scraggly punk-cum-pub-rocker who reveled... More >>

  • Sufjan Stevens

    published November 3, 2010

    Wait a minute... didn't this baroque-pop folkie have a mission to record an album about each of the 50 states? Did he get sidetracked on his... More >>

  • THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT

    published October 27, 2010

    As Paul Weller (a/k/a “the Modfather”) hits AARP age and becomes an elder statesman, consider him “the... More >>

  • Bob Mould+Lenny Kaye

    published October 27, 2010

    Quite a pairing. The headliner will be performing alone and he'll dig into his back pages, throwing in some Husker Du and Sugar songs into the mix... More >>

  • 'Ninja Tune XX Anniversary Presents Amon Tobin+Kid Koala'

    published October 20, 2010

    Quite an impressive double-bill and a hard one to pass up, unless you're squeamish about staying out late on a school night. Tobin's electronic... More >>

  • 'Recoil Presents Alan Wilder of Depeche Mode'

    published October 20, 2010

    Just for truth in advertising, the proper billing should be "Alan Wilder, formerly of Depeche Mode." True, he had an 11-year tenure, but he left... More >>

  • LONG BEFORE PODCASTS

    published October 13, 2010

    Every year, at the same time as CMJ, a different type of music enthusiast gathers at a Newark motel to celebrate a long-dead art form. The... More >>

  • 'CMJ: BrooklynVegan Showcase'

    published October 13, 2010

    With Arcade Fire claiming all the headlines about indie rock taking over the charts, it's hard to remember that this local band had a red-hot... More >>

  • 'CMJ: Dean Wareham Plays Galaxie 500'

    published October 13, 2010

    A quick history lesson: Before going solo & before Luna, Dean Wareham led an influential drone-rock/proto-shoegaze Boston-area trio called Galaxie... More >>

  • The Heavy

    published October 6, 2010

    Anyone who was lucky enough to catch their last Gotham show at Bowery Ballroom is probably still buzzing from what an event it was. This Brit... More >>

  • The Henry Clay People

    published October 6, 2010

    If we weren't in the post-millennium, it might be more impressive that this L.A. indie band got signed to a major label after just a few years of... More >>

  • Fountains of Wayne

    published September 29, 2010

    Unfair as it is, most people consider FOW one-hit-wonders for "Stacy's Mom." But there's a reason that Tom Hanks tapped them to record as a... More >>

  • Perfume Genius

    published September 29, 2010

    Not to be confused with Chocolate Genius, Mike Hadreas's self-contained band fully broke out this year, and now he's headlining this venerable... More >>

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