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  • Jane's Addiction

    published September 28, 2011

    Jane’s Addiction have come down the mountain once again to deliver The Great Escape Artists, the fourth album of their sporadic... More >>

  • 'Sub Pop/Hardly Art CMJ Showcase'

    published September 28, 2011

    The lineup for “Lame Fest II: Eclectic Boogaloo” is not nearly as cheekily cringe-worthy as its name. A day before their official CMJ... More >>

  • GWAR

    published September 28, 2011

    A little more than a month after front-alien and frequent Fox News commentator (no, really) Oderus Urungus and his merry band of self-proclaimed... More >>

  • Weird Al Yankovic

    published September 28, 2011

    Three decades after an accordion-driven Queen sendup titled “Another One Rides the Bus” introduced the world to “Weird Al”... More >>

  • Explosions in the Sky

    published September 14, 2011

    What better place to witness the cinematic grandeur of Explosions in the Sky than on the Wellmont’s proscenium stage? The group’s knack... More >>

  • Shellac

    published September 14, 2011

    Powered by homemade amps and snarky attitudes, noise rockers Shellac are best experienced live. Whether it’s vocalist-guitarist Steve... More >>

  • The Descendents

    published September 7, 2011

    Sporadically active since 1978, pop-punk pioneers the Descendents are touring again, thanks to their frontman, biochemist Dr. Milo Aukerman,... More >>

  • Yo La Tengo

    published September 7, 2011

    New Jersey indie-rock stalwarts Yo La Tengo are known for not sticking to the script. They play raucous Chanukah shows full of off-the-cuff cover... More >>

  • Enslaved

    published September 7, 2011

    On this rare headlining tour, Norwegian metal crew Enslaved are celebrating their 20th anniversary and a career in which they’ve gone from... More >>

  • 'The Big 4'

    published August 31, 2011

    In the mid-’80s, Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax turned the rock world on its ear with one lightning-fast thrash-metal salvo after... More >>

  • Despise You+Magrudergrind

    published August 24, 2011

    Long-running West Coast grindcore group (or powerviolence group, if you acknowledge that grindcore could come across even more dystopian) Despise... More >>

  • Diamond Head

    published August 17, 2011

    The "Big Four" of thrash metal—Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax—are playing together at Yankee Stadium in a couple weeks.... More >>

  • Rakim+EPMD+Funkmaster Flex

    published August 10, 2011

    Some of the New York metro area’s golden-age hip-hop heroes show off their wares today. Long Island–born Rakim, with then-partner Eric... More >>

  • Cheap Trick

    published August 10, 2011

    Barely a month ago, Cheap Trick’s stage collapsed on them in Canada and, luckily, no one in the band was injured. Disasters aside, very... More >>

  • Cold Cave+Converge+All Pigs Must Die

    published August 10, 2011

    With 20 years of aggressive, chaotic underground hardcore to their name, Converge are a menacing group to be headlining a show at this pop-up... More >>

  • Ted Leo+Doug Gillard

    published August 10, 2011

    The inimitable Ted Leo has recorded some of the most infectiously catchy songs in indie over the past decade, and that is precisely why he... More >>

  • Bouncing Souls

    published June 29, 2011

    A year shy of their 25th anniversary, Jersey punks the Bouncing Souls begin a four-night stand tonight at the Highline. At each concert, the group... More >>

  • Soundgarden

    published June 29, 2011

    If AutoTuning your solo album with Timbaland doesn't work, it's time to return to your roots--or maybe Chris Cornell's triumphant reorganization... More >>

  • Yes+Styx

    published June 22, 2011

    Prog rock is experiencing an unusual, Revenge of the Nerds-like resurgence, mostly due to metal bands who are sick of playing in 4/4 time... More >>

  • Ringo Deathstarr

    published June 22, 2011

    Very possibly a bad acid flashback in the original Ringo Starr's mind, the Texas-based rockers Ringo Deathstarr play spacey, psychedelic... More >>

  • Cave In

    published May 11, 2011

    In their first run, the ever-changing Cave In began as a screamy and fiery hardcore group, then became space-rock astronauts and later turned into... More >>

  • Deftones+Dillinger Escape Plan

    published May 4, 2011

    Boasting a bill that will appeal to the moodiest of metalheads, this show features alt-metal heartthrobs Deftones touting their expansive... More >>

  • Coliseum+the Austerity Program

    published May 4, 2011

    Hardcore punk trio Coliseum have started transcending their genre, especially on their latest LP, House With a Curse, sounding more like... More >>

  • Arctic Monkeys

    published May 4, 2011

    It's been only five years since young British indie-rock media darlings Arctic Monkeys stormed out of the blogs and into the middlestream. Now the... More >>


    published April 27, 2011

    New York City's biggest heavy-metal exports are Kiss and Anthrax: bands that burst out of Queens with catchy choruses, boot-stomping riffs, and... More >>

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