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2011 Stories by Mikael Wood

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  • LUCKY STRIKE

    published December 28, 2011

    Revelers set on ringing in a booze-less 2012 should probably steer clear of Brooklyn Bowl, where Deer Tick is headlining a... More >>

  • Rachel Yamagata

    published December 21, 2011

    Almost certainly the only singer to have appeared on records by both Jason Mraz and Bright Eyes, New York-based Yamagata hits City Winery (with... More >>

  • BE FREE

    published December 21, 2011

    She’s got a number-one album and guest spots with Jay-Z and Rick Ross to her name, but somehow it feels like Chrisette Michele hasn’t... More >>

  • Taking Back Sunday

    published December 21, 2011

    These Long Island emo veterans have weathered a number of lineup changes in recent years, and in response their sound has shifted around a bit.... More >>

  • Afrojack

    published December 21, 2011

    The Dutch DJ made big moves toward Planet Pop this year, producing or co-producing monster hits by Chris Brown (“Look at Me Now”) and... More >>

  • Los Lobos

    published December 21, 2011

    Los Lobos don’t seem much like a New Year’s Eve type of band: These L.A. roots-rock veterans are all about long-haul quality, not... More >>

  • Benny Benassi

    published December 21, 2011

    Club rats unexhausted by New Year’s festivities might consider extending the party with this Italian house maestro, whose 2011... More >>

  • Steel Panther

    published December 21, 2011

    Last month, these L.A. glam-rock parodists scored a hometown gig opening for Guns N' Roses at the Forum, which may (or may not) have convinced... More >>

  • Little Feat

    published December 21, 2011

    The long-running West Coast chooglers (minus founding frontman Lowell George, who died in 1979 and may be best known to today's hipsterati for... More >>

  • IN THE SWING

    published December 14, 2011

    Don’t accuse Matt Mondanile of taking it easy during the holidays: Less than a week after returning home to the States following a European... More >>

  • SOLITARY MAN

    published December 14, 2011

    Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo just debuted his hard-rocking new solo act two months ago, opening for Wild Flag at the Bell House. But now that... More >>

  • Barr Brothers

    published December 7, 2011

    They’ve got a harp, which is always fun to watch. But these Montreal alt-folkies also have tunes: On their self-titled debut the Barr... More >>

  • RIDING HIGH

    published December 7, 2011

    This time last year, members of the National were wrapping up 2010 by nabbing sweet spots on a bevy of Top-10 lists with their fifth album, High... More >>

  • Swedish House Mafia

    published December 7, 2011

    The Eurohouse kings (known individually as Axwell, Steve Angello, and Sebastian Ingrosso) take Manhattan with a sold-out gig at the Garden, then... More >>

  • Beady Eye

    published November 30, 2011

    Last month, Noel Gallagher hit the Beacon with his post-Oasis outfit, the High Flying Birds, and now this week we get his brother Liam’s... More >>

  • Laura Marling

    published November 30, 2011

    The buzzy Brit-folk songstress, once a part of the rootsy London scene that birthed Mumford & Sons, returns to New York not long after her... More >>

  • THE POISONOUS KIND

    published November 23, 2011

    The third of three killer guitar bands formed by John Reis and Rick Froberg (following Pitchfork and Drive Like Jehu), San Diego’s riff-mad... More >>

  • ANIMAL HOUSE

    published November 23, 2011

    When it comes to dudes from Animal Collective releasing solo albums, Noah “Panda Bear” Lennox tends to soak up most of the attention.... More >>

  • HOMECOMING KINGS

    published November 16, 2011

    Last month, Holy Ghost! launched their first headlining tour at the Bowery Ballroom, and tonight, the local electro-disco outfit returns home to a... More >>

  • Heavy Atmosphere

    published November 16, 2011

    B.o.B. sounds a surprisingly aggressive note in “Strange Clouds,” the lead single from his upcoming sophomore disc: Given the huge... More >>

  • Tank

    published November 16, 2011

    It didn’t garner the attention of Bon Iver’s and Adele’s covers of the same song, but this R&B veteran’s version of... More >>

  • Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band

    published November 16, 2011

    The Motor City mainstay is out on the road in semi-support of a new double-disc greatest hits package, which suggests that you will not be... More >>

  • Erykah Badu

    published November 16, 2011

    Given that she spent the summer on Rock the Bells performing 1997’s relatively restrained Baduizm, the R&B eccentric may dial down... More >>

  • Lykke Li

    published November 9, 2011

    The Swedish songstress is nearing the end of a tour in support of this year’s gloomy-but-aggressive Wounded Rhymes, on which Lykke... More >>

  • STILL CRAZY

    published November 9, 2011

    “We’re full-grown men,” John McCauley assures us right at the top of the new Deer Tick album, “but we act like... More >>

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