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2009 Stories by Mikael Wood

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  • The Felice Brothers

    published December 29, 2009

    These celebrated Catskills boys make a ragged folk-rock racket with all the energy and humor that 99 percent of ragged folk-rockers leave out;... More >>

  • Elliott Yamin

    published December 29, 2009

    My research has been less than scientific, but I'm fairly certain that Elliott Yamin is the nicest contestant American Idol has ever seen:... More >>

  • Coalesce

    published December 29, 2009

    Quite possibly the only band that's ever released split records with both Napalm Death and the Get-Up Kids, Kansas City's Coalesce released their... More >>

  • Steel Train

    published December 22, 2009

    Tonight the New Jersey emo-jam dudes plan to play tunes from their most recent full-length, 2007's Joe Jackson-ish Trampoline, as well as... More >>

  • 'Hip-Hop Legends Concert Series IV'

    published December 22, 2009

    Just in time for Christmas, jolly old Funkmaster Flex brings us the latest in his ongoing series of all-star classic-rap revues. This time on the... More >>

  • GHOST STORIES

    published December 15, 2009

    According to a report in Billboard earlier this month, Arcade Fire plan to release the follow-up to 2007's Neon Bible in May 2010.... More >>

  • Future Islands+Javelin

    published December 15, 2009

    Baltimore's delightfully zonked Future Islands just signed to Thrill Jockey, which will issue a new full-length next year; tonight they're... More >>

  • 'Ronnie Spector's Xmas Party'

    published December 15, 2009

    The girl-group queen has a newish album out, The Last of the Rock Stars, on which she collaborates with the Raveonettes, Patti Smith, and... More >>

  • 'Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion'

    published December 15, 2009

    Can't stand Garrison Keillor's grating, small-town shtick? I hear that. Fortunately. he'll be joined for this weekend's live broadcasts of his... More >>

  • Robin Thicke

    published December 8, 2009

    The r&b star's new Sex Therapy traces a somewhat strained doctor-as-lover narrative, but its future-soul slow jams are among Thicke's best;... More >>

  • Holly Golightly & the Brokeoffs

    published December 8, 2009

    The sweet-and-salty doyenne of UK garage rock, Golightly has been thrilling collectors of seven-inch vinyl for roughly two decades now, with the... More >>

  • Sting

    published December 1, 2009

    Look, I'm as surprised as you are, but it's true: Sting's new holiday disc, If on a Winter's Night…, kind of rules, with the Police... More >>

  • Imogen Heap

    published December 1, 2009

    Nothing on Heap's new-ish Ellipse matches the future-pop ingenuity of "Hide and Seek," the ubiquitous "O Superman" update that's most... More >>

  • Field Music+Wye Oak

    published December 1, 2009

    England's Field Music (featuring a former Futurehead) play taut, tuneful guitar pop in the mold of early XTC; they've got a new one on the way in... More >>

  • Nicole Atkins

    published November 24, 2009

    According to her blog, Atkins is making final preparations to record the follow-up to 2007's excellent Neptune City, which means there's a... More >>

  • Bebel Gilberto

    published November 24, 2009

    The daughter of bossa nova kingpin João Gilberto has been doing her own thing for almost long enough now to justify being described as... More >>

  • ROCK 'N' BOWL

    published November 17, 2009

    With Julian Casablancas of the Strokes out there getting loads of attention for his first solo album, you might wonder if Interpol frontman Paul... More >>

  • Royksopp

    published November 17, 2009

    The Norwegian dance duo's recent Junior is no less dreamy-bouncy than their 2001 classic Melody A.M., cuts from which will probably... More >>

  • Big Star

    published November 17, 2009

    In Space, these Memphis power-pop legends' overdue studio follow-up to 1978's revered Third/Sister Lovers, didn't exactly convince... More >>

  • Less Than Jake

    published November 17, 2009

    These ska-punk survivors sounded surprisingly vital on last year's GNV FLA, their return to Indieville following a decade-long major-label... More >>

  • Julianna Barwick & John Atkinson

    published November 10, 2009

    Following a screening of Blondes in the Jungle, a new short film from local avant-media outfit Ball Deep International, loop lady Barwick... More >>

  • Shonen Knife

    published November 10, 2009

    Japan's Shonen Knife have a new one out called Super Group, and if anyone's ever earned that title, it's them: Though they've been in... More >>

  • The Cribs

    published November 10, 2009

    This English pub-punk outfit made three records as a band of brothers, but for their latest, Ignore the Ignorant, the Cribs invited Johnny... More >>

  • SCARRED, BUT NOT DEFEATED

    published November 3, 2009

    Crazy Itch Radio, the lukewarm 2006 effort from English dance-music duo Basement Jaxx, cost them a good deal of momentum here in the... More >>

  • Warren G

    published November 3, 2009

    In September, G-funk OG Warren G released a new album, his first since 2005's In the Mid-Nite Hour. Its title? The G Files, of... More >>

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