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  • NO MORE WAITING

    published July 25, 2012

    The last time British indie rockers Bloc Party brought their dance-floor-pounding post-punk to New York, it was 2009 and they played two nights at... More >>

  • Aloe Blacc+Swamp Dogg

    published July 25, 2012

    Over the course of his career, neo-soul singer Aloe Blacc has never been one to hide his inspirations. Cut from the same musical cloth as artists... More >>

  • Chromatics

    published July 18, 2012

    Chromatics may play synth-pop, but they always make sure to place their own expressionist stamp on it, whether focusing on darker tones or... More >>

  • The Gaslight Anthem

    published July 18, 2012

    Maybe it's the Jersey roots, frontman Brian Fallon's husky croon, or the no-holds-barred manner in which they attack their instruments, but... More >>

  • Agalloch

    published July 18, 2012

    If there were "none more black" than Spinal Tap, there are none more gray than northwestern gloom metallers Agalloch, whose folk-influenced... More >>

  • Ronnie Spector

    published July 18, 2012

    You won't hear Ronnie Spector sing "Be My Baby" or "Baby I Love You" at tonight's performance of "Beyond the Beehive," as her ex-husband Phil has... More >>

  • Dead Kennedys

    published July 18, 2012

    After a few years of having an even more fractured lineup than usual, the three Dead Kennedys members who are not Jello Biafra are playing... More >>

  • 'Woodyfest'

    published July 4, 2012

    A couple of weeks ago, rocker Steve Earle participated in a concert in Los Angeles protesting the erection of a new Walmart. Tonight he celebrates... More >>

  • Iron Maiden+Alice Cooper

    published June 27, 2012

    Never ones to look back with anger, heavy-metal icons Iron Maiden are restaging aspects of the 1988 tour that supported their gold-selling... More >>

  • Tenacious D

    published June 27, 2012

    The noble artists behind the tribute to the Greatest Song in the World, comedians Jack Black and Kyle Gass returned earlier this year with a... More >>

  • Redd Kross+The Men

    published June 27, 2012

    Off and on since 1980, Redd Kross have spanned the divides between power pop, punk, and even hardcore, bashing out art-brut rockers and reaping... More >>

  • Fishbone

    published June 27, 2012

    Last year, for the first time in about two decades, funk-punk-ska fusionists Fishbone returned to the headlines, with the Roots’ Questlove... More >>

  • Bobby Womack

    published June 20, 2012

    From the ’60s to the ’80s, soul legend Bobby Womack played guitar for Sam Cooke, wrote what became the Rolling Stones’ first hit... More >>

  • Ceremony+Magrudergrind

    published June 13, 2012

    On their last few albums, reformed hardcore knuckledraggers Ceremony have transformed into a taut, clever post-punk unit. Their latest,... More >>

  • The Bunny, the Bear

    published June 13, 2012

    Heavy music's Sour Patch Kids, the Bunny the Bear play a bittersweet mix of techno electronics and punishing riffs, proggy emo-like vocals and... More >>

  • Liars

    published June 13, 2012

    Few bands enjoy challenging their fans' loyalty quite like Liars. When they emerged, they rode the crest of Brooklyn post-punk before... More >>

  • Ministry

    published June 13, 2012

    Industro-metal icons Ministry played possum a few years back when they launched their farewell "C-U-LaTour," but, luckily for us, that... More >>

  • GZA

    published June 6, 2012

    Wu-Tang Clan luminary GZA is enlisting the Latin-funk ensemble Grupo Fantasma to accompany him in a recitation of his touchstone Liquid Swords... More >>

  • Marissa Nadler

    published June 6, 2012

    Last month, singer-songwriter Marissa Nadler released her sixth album of dreamy, spartan indie-folk, The Sister. As with her previous LPs,... More >>

  • ESG

    published May 23, 2012

    Over three decades since the release of their debut EP, the South Bronx’s ESG are calling it quits after tonight’s show. The group,... More >>

  • The Cult+Against Me!

    published May 23, 2012

    ast month, the Cult released their ninth full-length, Choice of Weapon, full of hard-rock guitar riffs, trippy psychedelic touches and, of... More >>

  • 'Max's Kansas City Alumni Reunion'

    published May 23, 2012

    Between 1965 and 1981, the Park Avenue South venue Max’s Kansas City was a downtown institution, hosting artists ranging from the Velvet... More >>

  • PERMANENT RECORDS

    published May 16, 2012

    For all of the recent sturm und drang touting the decline of music industry, beacons of hope are emerging. A bright one is the creation of the... More >>

  • Meshuggah

    published May 16, 2012

    Swedish sound anarchists Meshuggah have been pedaling their unique brand of asymmetrical post-thrash metal for more than two decades, releasing... More >>

  • Meshuggah

    published May 16, 2012

    Two decades ago, the Afghan Whigs were one of the alt-rock era’s most soulful—and most anxious—bands. Few songwriters sounded more... More >>

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