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  • Four Tet

    published October 13, 2010

    In his Four Tet guise, avant-garde electronic artist Kieran Hebden stitches together lavish quilts of noise, micro melodies, and lots and lots of... More >>

  • 'T Bone Burnett's Speaking Clock Revue'

    published October 13, 2010

    Fresh off his Academy Award win this year for Best Original Song (for Crazy Heart), songwriter and producer T-Bone Burnett has assembled... More >>

  • The Thermals

    published October 6, 2010

    Hearts-on-their-sleeves indie rockers the Thermals take it a bit slower on fifth album, Personal Life, released last month. Frontman Hutch... More >>

  • Dead Kennedys

    published October 6, 2010

    Meet the new Dead Kennedys--or more precisely, "half dead." Having taken the reins of the band in 2001 from frontman Jello Biafra, the band's only... More >>

  • My Morning Jacket

    published October 6, 2010

    If you attend all of My Morning Jacket's concerts this week, you might just catch frontman Jim James ever-so-slowly dialing back the reverb on his... More >>

  • Celebration

    published September 29, 2010

    Full of moody synths and breathy wails, Celebration's dreamy cabaret indie rock is best experienced live, when the trio seems to get lost in... More >>

  • Kyp Malone+Sharon Van Etten

    published September 29, 2010

    With TV on the Radio on hiatus for a year, vocalist-guitarist Kyp Malone is doing a solo show to open for indie-rock singer-songwriter Sharon Van... More >>

  • Belle & Sebastian+Teenage Fanclub

    published September 22, 2010

    Two Scottish indie-rock firebrands close out the concert season at Williamsburg Waterfront tonight, and both have recently reached milestones in... More >>

  • Urge Overkill

    published September 22, 2010

    Tired of letting Queens of the Stone Age steal their schtick, Chicago '90s alt-radio/Pulp Fiction darlings Urge Overkill reunited in 2004... More >>

  • 'Roger Waters: The Wall Live'

    published September 22, 2010

    Pink Floyd maestro Roger Waters is resurrecting his 30-year-old midlife crisis masterpiece, The Wall, for its first full performances since... More >>

  • The Posies

    published September 15, 2010

    Last year, 120 Minutes mainstays the Posies played their classic 1993 power-alternative LP Frosting on the Beater (remember "Dream... More >>

  • James

    published September 15, 2010

    While other '90s "alternative" bands were hating themselves and wanting to die, James were hating themselves and laughing about it, as evidenced... More >>

  • Mice Parade

    published September 15, 2010

    What was once a lo-fi indie-rock solo project for Adam Pierce (Mice Parade is an anagram of his name) has evolved in a collective of like-minded... More >>

  • Billy Idol

    published September 8, 2010

    Despite numerous bids in the '90s to revive his career to its former glory--going "cyberpunk," appearing on the Warped Tour in 2005, and appearing... More >>

  • Superchunk

    published September 8, 2010

    Indie-rock darlings Superchunk laid out their mantra in their 1989 fan favorite, "Slack Motherfucker": "I'm working, but I'm not working for you."... More >>

  • Kid Congo Powers & the Pink Monkey Birds

    published September 8, 2010

    Having played in a bevy of alt-rock's weirdest bands, including the Cramps, the Gun Club, and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Kid Congo Powers plays... More >>

  • Katatonia

    published September 1, 2010

    Self-proclaimed "suicide rock" ensemble Katatonia only know three major chords and only play two of them. With roots in depressive, growly doom... More >>

  • New Idea Society

    published September 1, 2010

    New Idea Society play the sort of keyboard-driven post-space rock that always includes lyrics about regret and self-analysis, sort of like the... More >>

  • Jerry Lee Lewis

    published September 1, 2010

    Twelve days after tonight's concert, the Killer will be 75 years young. He's remained relatively visible since his 1989 biopic Great Balls of... More >>

  • The Dutchess & the Duke

    published August 25, 2010

    The Dutchess & the Duke's bittersweet folk songs belie what a fun live band they are. Vocalists Jesse Lortz and Kimberly Morrison have been... More >>

  • Fu Manchu+Black Tusk+It's Casual

    published August 25, 2010

    Stoner-rock stalwarts Fu Manchu will never deviate from overdriven Sabbath riffs and lyrics about generic big things, space, and, uh, the subject... More >>

  • Shellac

    published August 25, 2010

    Cranky Chicago agit-rock homebodies Shellac have been making regular New York stops for the past three years, thanks to the annual All Tomorrow's... More >>

  • Bunnybrains

    published August 18, 2010

    "Inscrutable" isn't an inscrutable enough word to describe Bunnybrains' legacy of noise, anti-rock, and found sounds built over the past two... More >>

  • Blondie

    published August 18, 2010

    New York punk and New Wave icons Blondie celebrate their 35th anniversary this year. While a lot has changed in the band (three out of six... More >>

  • Exodus

    published August 18, 2010

    Exodus were just as important to the invention of thrash metal as Metallica and Slayer. In fact, Metallica even stole Exodus's guitarist, Kirk... More >>

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