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2011 Stories by Johnny Loftus

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  • Matt & Kim

    published December 21, 2011

    Matt & Kim, the Voice's New Year's Eve Guide cover stars, didn't reveal their resolutions in the following interview. But if they were to... More >>

  • Dar Williams

    published December 14, 2011

    In 2010, Dar Williams put out Many Great Companions, a two-disc career survey that offered greatest hits alongside rekindled versions of... More >>

  • Parts and Labor+Pterodactyl

    published December 7, 2011

    In the same way Oneida can lock into a single groove and take it places you never imagined, Parts & Labor's (considerable) volume and... More >>

  • Woods

    published December 7, 2011

    Like the fading light of a pleasant summer afternoon, the vague sense of melancholy in Woods' Sun & Shade has become the record's lasting... More >>

  • Nite Jewel

    published October 26, 2011

    It's the sound coming out a clock radio with really cool clothes, or maybe the danceable afterimage of a middle school dance party. You were there... More >>

  • Nite Jewel

    published October 19, 2011

    It's the sound coming out a clock radio with really cool clothes, or maybe the danceable afterimage of a middle school dance party. You were there... More >>

  • Woman+K-Holes

    published September 28, 2011

    Like a hungry nail driven through the business end of a stiff wooden club, Woman is just looking for a head to split open. The Brooklyn quartet... More >>

  • Atari Teenage Riot

    published September 21, 2011

    Is This Hyperreal?, Atari Teenage Riot's return to raging after a decade-long disappearing act, rallies Alec Empire's digital hardcore... More >>

  • Laura Marling

    published September 14, 2011

    Laura Marling's first two records were celebrated, Mercury Prize nominated pieces that carved new runes into the English folk lingua Franca.... More >>

  • Incubus

    published August 31, 2011

    Heavy and charmingly heady even in the midst of their rap-rock rise to fame, Incubus inspired a legion of insipid followers (see: Hoobastank).... More >>

  • Wolves in the Throne Room

    published August 31, 2011

    When NPR hosts your band's new music, it's a safe bet your organic, inky loam take on black metal spiritualism has fought its way into a whole new... More >>

  • Sightings+Shearing Pinx

    published August 10, 2011

    What is that inky, weird shadow draped over America? Oh right, it's Shearing Pinx touring the entire country in one whirlwind month. The... More >>

  • Iceage

    published August 10, 2011

    Iceage make their return to New York City under no less hype than when they debuted here in June. But what's wrong with that? New Brigade,... More >>

  • Amen Dunes

    published August 10, 2011

    After the claustrophobic fuzz of 2009's DIA, Amen Dunes has returned with the fantastically-titled Through Donkey Jaw (Sacred... More >>

  • Jesse Malin+Juliana Hatfield

    published August 10, 2011

    Released in April 2010, Love It to Life is another broken bottle thrown against Jesse Malin's wall, with rock 'n' roll ramble, a gang of... More >>

  • 'Moongadget Label Showcase'

    published August 10, 2011

    It's gonna be a real high-art hootenanny over at Glasslands for this nine-act strong showcase, presented by the (mostly) Brooklyn-based electronic... More >>


    published June 29, 2011

    Maybe masks are the new faces. Or maybe we all have phones in front of our mugs, anyway, so what's the difference? UK producer SBTRKT is yet... More >>

  • Nobunny

    published June 22, 2011

    New York can't handle the Nobunny. Ah, fuck it, of course it can, but it's fun to present a dude who rocks a rabbit mask and dollar-store lingerie... More >>

  • The Strange Boys

    published June 15, 2011

    They've shaken the gunk off their Texas boots and felt their way toward something like maturity with a second album that locates depth inside the... More >>

  • The Sights

    published June 15, 2011

    Hey, stop encouraging Eddie Baranek. Oh wait, no one ever did. The epic-throated frontman of the Sights is a rock 'n' roll lifer because it's his... More >>

  • The Men

    published June 8, 2011

    Now ensconced in the Sacred Bones fold with the just-released Leave Home, Brooklyn cranks the Men have their six feet firmly planted at the... More >>

  • The Handsome Family

    published June 8, 2011

    After two decades as marrieds and almost as long as a band, the Handsome Family are as much either of those things as they are a cottage industry... More >>

  • 'Northside Festival: Woods'

    published June 8, 2011

    Grab your galactic mason jar and fill it to the tip-top with smeary folk hokum, 'cause this Northside Fest party is also a celebration for Sun... More >>

  • Ghost

    published May 25, 2011

    This Ghost is Swedish, heavy, and tasked with slicing your soul to bits--or at least your ears. The sextet brings black metal tenets to bear on... More >>

  • Sun Araw

    published May 25, 2011

    Hark, Ancient Romans is on the horizon. When that Drag City-distro'd fifth full-length from Sun Araw hits later this summer, it'll join a... More >>

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