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  • The English Beat

    published December 29, 2010

    Ska and new-wave legends the English Beat have released only three records, which featured hits such as "Mirror in the Bathroom" and "I Confess,"... More >>

  • Pentagram

    published December 29, 2010

    Doom-rock pioneers Pentagram played their brand of Black Sabbath-influenced, gut-churning metal so slowly that it took them 14 years to release... More >>

  • Wu Tang Clan

    published December 22, 2010

    The nine-or-so members of hip-hop legends Wu-Tang Clan are wrapping up one of their busiest years together and apart from one another--one which... More >>

  • Guided By Voices

    published December 22, 2010

    The reunion of the “’93–’96 classic lineup” of indie-rock icons this year was a surprise, given the way that mercurial... More >>

  • Chuck Berry

    published December 22, 2010

    Octogenarian six-string god Chuck Berry defined rock on hits such as "Johnny B. Goode" and "Sweet Little Sixteen"--not to mention rock excess on... More >>

  • Gwar

    published December 15, 2010

    What better way to sober up from too much eggnog than by gorging on fake bodily fluids emitted by intergalactic "scumdogs"? Everybody's favorite... More >>

  • Leftover Crack

    published December 15, 2010

    Crust punks Leftover Crack are one of a few bands carrying on New York's anarchy-minded punk tradition, mostly abandoned after the Tompkins Square... More >>

  • Madball

    published December 8, 2010

    Hardcore stalwarts Madball have had an interesting year. Upon the release of their eighth album, Empire, they announced that their new... More >>

  • Weezer

    published December 8, 2010

    When most rock bands were shrieking about hating themselves and wanting to die, Weezer was mourning poor stitching on "Undone (The Sweater Song),"... More >>

  • Paul Di'Anno

    published December 8, 2010

    Di'Anno was the frontman for headbanging legends Iron Maiden on their first two full-lengths. Then they kicked him out in 1981 for indulging in... More >>

  • Paul McCartney

    published December 1, 2010

    Despite the rumors, Generalissimo Paul McCartney is still not dead. He's alive and well and playing in a succession of increasingly private NYC... More >>

  • Crooked Fingers

    published December 1, 2010

    Eight years ago, folkie indie rockers Crooked Fingers released an EP, Reservoir Songs, on Merge Records; it contained touching, imaginative... More >>

  • GUTS, GLORY

    published November 24, 2010

    The face-painted, Satan-worshipping headbangers in Watain are best known for putting on one of black metal’s most vile live shows.... More >>

  • Yo La Tengo

    published November 24, 2010

    Hanukkah just wouldn't be the same without indie rockers Yo La Tengo's (mostly) annual, usually star-studded eight-night stint at their hometown... More >>

  • Hall & Oates

    published November 24, 2010

    Best known for early '80s "rock and soul" hits such as "Maneater," making former Saturday Night Live bandleader G.E. Smith wince through... More >>

  • Lykke Li

    published November 24, 2010

    Tonight, young, soulful Swedish indie-pop singer Lykke Li performs her only U.S. show of the year. In her time off, she's released a song on a... More >>

  • Circa Survive

    published November 17, 2010

    Proggy, post-emo screechers Circa Survive recently released their third album and major-label debut, the polished-by-emo-standards Blue Sky... More >>

  • Cannibal Corpse

    published November 10, 2010

    Gore-obsessed moshpit mavericks Cannibal Corpse will play the cleanest venue they've seen in years tonight at the generally hipster-friendly... More >>

  • Bardo Pond

    published November 10, 2010

    Flute-wielding psychedelic sextet Bardo Pond have been playing mind-melted slow burners for close to two decades. And despite diving headfirst... More >>

  • Northampton Wools

    published November 3, 2010

    Sonic Youth impresario Thurston Moore named this experimental rock ensemble after a real wool store in his current place of residency,... More >>

  • Youth Brigade

    published November 3, 2010

    Taking a cue of sorts from pity metallers Anvil, DIY punk heroes Youth Brigade are screening a documentary about themselves before they play a... More >>

  • Toots & the Maytals

    published November 3, 2010

    Rocksteady legends Toots & the Maytals were instrumental in transitioning their native Jamaica's music of choice from '60s ska to full-on reggae... More >>

  • Guided By Voices

    published October 27, 2010

    Indie rock's Crown Prince of the Prolific, Bob Pollard--who helmed 16 Guided by Voices LPs in the band's original 21-year career as well as 2.5... More >>

  • RRIICCEE

    published October 27, 2010

    In the case of Vincent Gallo, the indie filmmaker who seems to flaunt sexist and racist comments and, uh, "shares" himself with the likes of... More >>

  • 'CMJ: GZA+Christian Rich+Trademark da Skydiver'

    published October 13, 2010

    Ever restless Wu-Tanger GZA, who's made at least three New York-area appearances in the past two months, headlines a showcase featuring a few... More >>

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