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2010 Stories by Mikael Wood

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  • Man or Astroman?

    published November 3, 2010

    These Alabama space-surf geeks are back on the road this year after a lengthy stretch of downtime, reminding showgoers of those heady mid-'90s... More >>

  • R.I.P. OIL

    published November 3, 2010

    Part of WNYC host John Schaefer's "New Sounds Live" series, Requiem for Fossil Fuels finds sound artists Bruce Odland and Sam Auinger... More >>

  • The Script

    published October 27, 2010

    Tired of wondering how and why Snow Patrol got so huge across the pond? Try the Script! These Dublin dudes ply a similar brand of namby-pamby... More >>

  • Steven Page

    published October 27, 2010

    Page left Barenaked Ladies last year not long after a highly publicized drug arrest that caused many observers (or at least me) to wonder if all... More >>

  • The Honey Brothers

    published October 27, 2010

    Probably best known as That Band with the Dude from Entourage in It, the Honey Brothers play ukulele-fueled folk music that is thankfully... More >>

  • Corin Tucker, Seeking Her Own Twilight

    published October 20, 2010

    According to Corin Tucker, the dressing room at the El Rey in Los Angeles has seen better days. "Last time I was here, it was like beautiful... More >>

  • SHATTERED SHINE

    published October 20, 2010

    These buzzy fuzz-pop locals just released a new single on Slumberland called "Shake the Shackles," in which they offer up more of the reverbed... More >>

  • Devo+the Drums

    published October 20, 2010

    This year's crappy Something for Everybody demonstrated that, at this late date, the members of Devo remain better "idea guys" than "song... More >>

  • Local Natives

    published October 20, 2010

    These buzzy L.A. dudes work up some of the disheveled urgency that Cold War Kids used to sell, only with au courant Afropop guitars instead... More >>

  • The Misfits

    published October 20, 2010

    Glenn Danzig fans should note that he's got nothing to do with the current version of this seminal New Jersey goth-punk outfit. Vocals are... More >>

  • NYC NOISE

    published October 20, 2010

    Organized by Columbia University art professor Branden W. Joseph and post-rocking ex-Gastr del Sol dude David Grubbs, Theoretical Music: No... More >>

  • QUIET RIOT

    published October 13, 2010

    Sleater-Kinney fans impatient for that group's inevitable reunion have a lot to distract themselves with right now: On October 5, S-K frontwoman... More >>

  • 'CMJ: Lissie+Dylan LeBlanc'

    published October 13, 2010

    Born and bred in small-town Illinois but currently based outside of Los Angeles, Lissie makes dusty, soul-steeped Americana that sounds like the... More >>

  • Tom Tom Club

    published October 6, 2010

    This funky Talking Heads offshoot just released a set of live cuts and remixes of "Genius of Love," Tom Tom Club's oft-sampled New Wave classic,... More >>

  • Avi Buffalo

    published October 6, 2010

    Fresh- and furry-faced psych-pop dreamers from suburban Los Angeles, Avi Buffalo catch a bit of the Shins' old goosebump-inducing magic on their... More >>

  • Elton John+Leon Russell

    published October 6, 2010

    Two pop-rock legends hit the Beacon in celebration of today's release of The Union, a new T Bone Burnett-produced duo album on which John... More >>

  • Wanda Jackson

    published September 29, 2010

    The rockabilly pioneer has a Jack White-produced album due out next year called The Party Ain't Over, which Jackson's handlers are hoping... More >>

  • !!!

    published September 29, 2010

    The long-running Brooklyn dance-punk outfit winds up their current North American tour in support of Strange Weather, Isn't It with a pair... More >>

  • Swans

    published September 29, 2010

    Singer Michael Gira told the Times last month that Swans' new album, My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky, most definitely... More >>

  • SON OF A GUN

    published September 22, 2010

    Last month, these Scottish indie-pop pioneers released their first album in two decades, Sex With an X, and if it’s not quite up to the... More >>

  • THE BEST OF FELA

    published September 22, 2010

    If you haven’t yet caught Fela! on Broadway (or perhaps even if you have), here’s a chance to sample the hit show’s music gratis,... More >>

  • the xx

    published September 22, 2010

    This arty, English, goth-soul outfit just won the U.K.'s prestigious Mercury Prize for their self-titled 2009 debut. But don't expect the xx to... More >>

  • Chapterhouse

    published September 22, 2010

    Last year these British shoegaze OGs played their first show since the mid '90s, joining My Bloody Valentine and the Jesus and Mary Chain in... More >>

  • Laurie Anderson

    published September 22, 2010

    The multimedia pioneer continues her BAM residence with Delusion, a new 90-minute show about dreams and how they impact our waking life.... More >>

  • John Legend & the Roots

    published September 15, 2010

    Legend and the Roots just joined forces for Wake Up!, a collaborative album on which they cover a bunch of conscious-soul gems by the likes... More >>

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