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2010 Stories by Mikael Wood

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  • THANK HIM LATER

    published September 15, 2010

    The last time Drake tried to play New York, he caused a riot. (Then again, that early-summer South Street Seaport bill also included those... More >>

  • PET SOUNDS

    published September 15, 2010

    Japanese noise legend Merzbow teams up with the American avant-goth outfit Xiu Xiu for a formidable double bill perfect for your... More >>

  • Eels+Jesca Hoop

    published September 15, 2010

    Eels mastermind Mark Oliver Everett just released his third full-length since the summer of 2009, but don't mistake that creative energy for a... More >>

  • El Guincho

    published September 15, 2010

    This Spanish sample-slayer's new one, Pop Negro, doesn't hit the ebullient global-funk heights of his buzz-building 2008 debut. That said,... More >>

  • +/-

    published September 8, 2010

    According to their website, these brainy Brooklyn math-pop boys are hard at work on the follow-up to 2008's Xs On Your Eyes; they also... More >>

  • Klaxons

    published September 8, 2010

    New rave didnt really happen over here, so these U.K. dance-rock doofuses hired former Limp Bizkit knob-twirler Ross Robinson to produce... More >>

  • BIG BEATS

    published September 8, 2010

    Toronto’s Holy Fuck recorded this year’s Latin as the four-piece live band they’ve been touring as lately, and the result is... More >>

  • MELODY MAKERS

    published September 8, 2010

    Canada’s flagship indie collective Broken Social Scene traveled to Chicago to make this year’s Forgiveness Rock Record... More >>

  • Fall Guide: Interpol Return With Their First Record in Three Years

    published September 1, 2010

    A number of things have changed in Camp Interpol since we last heard from these local gloom-rock dudes: In May, the band posted a note on its... More >>

  • FLY BY NIGHT

    published September 1, 2010

    This English outfit’s previous records seemed to slot Mystery Jets alongside the Beta Band, the Coral, and a Band of Bees, all quirky U.K.... More >>

  • Linkin Park

    published September 1, 2010

    The platinum-plated rap-rock crew get unexpectedly arty on A Thousand Suns, the new studio disc this rare club show celebrates. (Think... More >>

  • Jamey Johnson

    published September 1, 2010

    The fearsomely facial-haired country star hits the Highline for a small-room gig to promote the release of next week's The Guitar Song,... More >>

  • Dan Black

    published September 1, 2010

    This English electro-pop guy was in town last month as the opening act on Robyn and Kelis's "All Hearts" tour, but Black's well worth checking out... More >>

  • Sleep

    published August 25, 2010

    The seminal Bay Area doom-metal outfit earned the bulk of their praise after breaking up and members went on to form High on Fire and Om. But now... More >>

  • The Jean Marie

    published August 25, 2010

    Ted Leo fans with long memories may recall Chisel, the crackerjack mod-pop band he led for much of the '90s. This Philadelphia combo can't claim... More >>

  • Black Francis

    published August 25, 2010

    Francis will spend much of the fall touring North and South America with the Pixies, but before he launches those dates, he's wrapping up a tour... More >>

  • Bruno Mars Is Not Soft

    published August 18, 2010

    Bruno Mars is having a good year—so good, in fact, that he's taken to calling 2010 "The Year of the Mars." One of his songs topped... More >>

  • FLOWERS POWER

    published August 18, 2010

    The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers is set to unveil his solo debut next month—in honor of his Las Vegas roots, it’s called... More >>

  • Gold Panda

    published August 18, 2010

    This English beats-and-bloops guy is spending most of September on tour opening for L.A.'s Autolux, but before he hits the road, he's doing a... More >>

  • Stereo Total

    published August 18, 2010

    You've gotta admire the dedication of these Berlin-based junk-pop collagists: Fifteen years after their debut album, Stereo Total's fanbase... More >>

  • Thieving Irons

    published August 11, 2010

    A new-ish solo project from Nate Martinez of Brooklyn's Pela, Thieving Irons plays this record-release party in support of This Midnight... More >>

  • The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger

    published August 11, 2010

    Last month, this local duo of Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl put out a nifty little Mark Ronson-produced single featuring one original,... More >>

  • MYSTERY LOVES COMPANY

    published August 4, 2010

    Though he spends most of his time these days studying ethnomusicology at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, this Pitchfork-approved... More >>

  • FIGHT THE POWER

    published August 4, 2010

    The New York agit-rap veterans are on tour this year commemorating the 20th anniversary of Fear of a Black Planet, the 1990 long-player that gave... More >>

  • Clay Aiken+Ruben Studdard

    published August 4, 2010

    Taking us back to the good ol' days before American Idol started sucking, Season Two's odd-couple winner and runner-up have teamed for a... More >>

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