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  • Elvis Costello

    published September 14, 2011

    As noble as his roots move was, Elvis Costello has wisely returned to his rock/new wave sensibilities once again. On his last swing through... More >>

  • Roedelius

    published September 14, 2011

    As of last year, ambient Krautrock legends Cluster were no more, but luckily for fans, half of the classic cult combo is returns tonight.... More >>

  • Cymbals Eat Guitars

    published September 7, 2011

    On their first album, this Staten Island quartet sounded hungry enough to lead a second wave of post-punk revival, but n their recent follow-up,... More >>

  • Roger Daltry

    published September 7, 2011

    Figure this to be a preview for that inevitable day when Pete can't make it on stage anymore (which may be sooner than we think). Truth be known,... More >>

  • The Human League

    published September 7, 2011

    Alright, don't snicker. You might not want to admit it, but plenty of you were ‘80s fans even before VH1 made it hip, and back then, these... More >>

  • Kid Cudi

    published June 29, 2011

    This guy is looking to be an overachiever on the level of James Franco. Right now, he's on every major rapper's record except for Eminem's,... More >>

  • Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo

    published June 29, 2011

    While Debbie Harry and Joan Jett get credit for creating the tough rock-woman persona in the late '70s and early '80s, this Brooklyn-born hitmaker... More >>

  • Sloan

    published June 22, 2011

    Surely these Canucks must be wondering somewhere in the back of their minds why us Yanks embrace a French band over them as our power-pop import... More >>

  • The Thermals

    published June 22, 2011

    Singer/guitarist Hutch Harris and bassist Kathy Foster have kept this indie powerhouse going despite constant drummer vacancies. Recently, they've... More >>

  • Mazes

    published June 22, 2011

    Even for music fans, it might be a little confusing to think that any band that comes out of Manchester doesn't resemble Joy Division, New Order,... More >>

  • Pomplamoose

    published June 15, 2011

    Last Christmas, you may have watched a series of cutesy Hyundai holiday car commercials and wondered about the sweet duo who starred in them. If... More >>

  • White Denim+Mazes

    published June 15, 2011

    Without extensive footnotes, even a fan would have a hard time following the output of a band that self-releases their albums, has gig-only CDs,... More >>

  • 'Celebrate Brooklyn Festival Presents the Books'

    published June 8, 2011

    Though some of the novelties has worn off this transplanted NY/Massachusetts band, the charm is definitely still there--a duo including a cellist... More >>

  • 'The Governors Ball'

    published June 8, 2011

    Now that we're entering the balmy days of summer, we Gothamites deserve outdoor festivals, right? Still no word about All Points West, so we might... More >>

  • Art Brut

    published June 8, 2011

    Maybe there are some indie rock fans who'll care that Art Brut's last album was produced by Frank Black. Maybe not. But Eddie Argos and company... More >>

  • Allo Darlin'

    published June 1, 2011

    Aussie transplant Elizabeth Morris found the U.K. hospitable because it was the ideal place to cultivate her brand of twee pop. Now with numerous... More >>

  • NRBQ

    published June 1, 2011

    Neither tendinitis nor cancer can keep master keysman Terry Adams from carrying on the flag for this band. For this latest of numerous reunions,... More >>

  • Deep Purple

    published June 1, 2011

    For you boomer classic-rock fans still keeping score, this English institution is now on their eighth lineup but features 3 out of 5 of their late... More >>

  • Man Man

    published May 25, 2011

    If you've been a fan of their mad, carnivalesque music that ropes in fond memories of Zappa and Tom Waits, you might be put off by their latest... More >>

  • Okkervil River+Titus Andronicus

    published May 25, 2011

    Credit where credit's due: Okkervil River have stayed with their indie label for about a decade now, even as they've crawled up the food chain to... More >>

  • Melvins

    published May 25, 2011

    Fans of these Northeast sludge-rock, almost-metal legends' '90s output: you're in luck. Their latest tour includes a pair of shows in each city,... More >>

  • Me You Us Them

    published May 18, 2011

    If you're looking to set up your unwitting friends into a good comedy routine, just say to them, "You wanna see Me You Us Them?" Eventually,... More >>

  • Man Man

    published May 18, 2011

    If you've been a fan of their mad, carnivalesque music that ropes in fond memories of Zappa and Tom Waits, you might be put off by their latest... More >>

  • Real Estate

    published May 11, 2011

    As Slumberland continues to prove itself the ultimate home for dreamy indie pop, these Jersey boys (who are now Brooklynites) are proving to be... More >>

  • 'Signal & the Wordless Music Orchestra Presents Jonny Greenwood+Gyorgy Ligeti'

    published May 11, 2011

    Attention, Radiohead fans: we know that you're desperate for them to tour after their last album, but their artiest member won't bow his guitar... More >>

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