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  • Biz Markie+Kid Capri

    published December 26, 2012

    For what's sure to be the classiest way to say goodbye to 2012, rapper and beatboxer Biz Markie is appearing at this day party dubbed Holiday... More >>

  • Cro-Mags

    published December 26, 2012

    A few months ago, the police shut down a Cro-Mags show before the hardcore legends even hit the stage. A stabbing kerfuffle had erupted backstage... More >>

  • Blonde Redhead

    published December 26, 2012

    If only the end of every year could sound as serene as one of Blonde Redhead's glacial, cinematic dream-pop symphonies, the world would be a... More >>

  • Memphis Bleek+Freeway+Young Gunz

    published December 19, 2012

    Although this show is being billed as the Roc-A-Fella Reunion, there are a few more prominent names keeping it from being a true family affair... More >>

  • APOCALYPSE NOW

    published December 19, 2012

    Earnestness has never come easily to the five smarmy imps who make up Toronto’s prog-punk collective Fucked Up, and now that they’re... More >>

  • Vivian Green

    published December 19, 2012

    In the early part of the 2000s, r&b singer Vivian Green’s soulful crooning was inescapable, as singles like the sinewy “Emotional... More >>

  • The Rolling Stones

    published December 5, 2012

    It may have taken the Rolling Stones until the end of 2012 to figure out how to celebrate their 50th anniversary, but there’s no question... More >>

  • Cyndi Lauper and Friends

    published December 5, 2012

    To cap off an eventful and likely “fun” year, which has included the release of her memoir and an appearance as the Grand Marshal of... More >>

  • Of Montreal

    published December 5, 2012

    Much like their album covers, indie rockers Of Montreal’s concerts are Technicolor experiments in surrealism, where the band dramatize their... More >>

  • 'The Concert for Sandy Relief'

    published December 5, 2012

    To aid the relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Sandy, a star-studded pantheon of classic rock, hip-hop, and soul musicians are playing... More >>

  • Cypress Hill+Action Bronson

    published November 28, 2012

    Hip-hop's heroes of hydro, Cypress Hill, may have raided their Temple of Boom to produce 10 albums in the past two decades, even going dubstep... More >>

  • High on Fire

    published November 28, 2012

    Earlier this year, stoner metallers High on Fire had to leave behind a prime slot on a mega-metal touring festival alongside Slayer,... More >>

  • SONIC RELIEF

    published November 28, 2012

    To help victims of Hurricane Sandy, music site Pitchfork and contemporary-art museum MOMA P.S.1 have arranged today’s benefit concert where... More >>

  • Anaïs Mitchell

    published November 28, 2012

    Earlier this year, alt-folk songstress Anaïs Mitchell played a covetable opening slot at Radio City Music Hall for Bon Iver. She has a close... More >>

  • BORN TO BRUISE

    published November 21, 2012

    Last year, the Brooklyn-based “performance art” garage-pop duo Japanther inspired quite a mini-riot at Lincoln Center’s Rock and... More >>

  • WITCHCRAFT

    published November 21, 2012

    More a feeling than a musical genre, witch house lives up to its name only in that, when done well, it evokes an emotion. In the hands of... More >>

  • RAW POWER

    published November 14, 2012

    With an arsenal containing squealing feedback, hyper-charged cymbal crashes, and vocalist-guitarist Alex Edkins’s worn-ragged vocal chords,... More >>

  • Suffocation+Car Bomb

    published November 14, 2012

    In death metal, band members come and go, a fact the metal press relies on a little too heavily for story angles, and Long Island's long-running... More >>

  • Scott Weiland

    published November 14, 2012

    From Stone Temple Pilots to Velvet Revolver, not to overlook a couple of solo records and (gasp!) a Christmas disc, oft-emaciated Scott Weiland... More >>

  • Neil Young and Crazy Horse

    published November 14, 2012

    A couple of weeks ago flannel-wearing, proto-grunge sensitivo Neil Young turned 67, but he still seems to have his eyes fixed on the future,... More >>

  • oOoOO+Solar Year+Silent Drape Runners

    published November 7, 2012

    Now that a couple of years have passed since "witch house" was one of the more hotly debated new (or maybe "new") music genres, hindsight is a... More >>

  • Paul Banks

    published November 7, 2012

    It took Interpol frontman Paul Banks three years and his band's indefinite hiatus for him to start recording under his own name instead of his... More >>

  • Smashing Pumpkins

    published October 24, 2012

    Just in time for Halloween, it's the Great Pumpkin with his latest patch of young gourds. And just like Charlie Brown, fans might be waiting... More >>

  • Crooked Fingers

    published October 24, 2012

    Since reuniting with loud and raucous indie rockers Archers of Loaf, Eric Bachmann has been alternating between that group and the band that... More >>

  • Ben Gibbard

    published October 24, 2012

    After a decade and a half of making indie rock that vacillates between heartrending and heartwarming, Death Cab for Cutie vocalist-guitarist Ben... More >>

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