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  • Red Dawn II

    published September 7, 2011

    No one is about to accuse Red Dawn II of taking themselves too seriously. Take, for instance, their Swayze-inspired band name. Or the... More >>

  • EVOLUTION, GIRL-STYLE

    published September 7, 2011

    On 2008's self-titled debut, the Vivian Girls set the template for the lo-fi and lo-maintenance guitar rock that has since risen to the... More >>

  • LIL TUNE-SHE

    published September 7, 2011

    w h o k i l l, the second album by tUnE-yArDs, the Connecticut-born indie darling who reached New York after a detour in Kenya, is lively,... More >>

  • The Zombies

    published August 31, 2011

    Forming in 1961 and breaking up before the 1968 release of their Odessey and Oracle, their lone full-length masterpiece, there’s no... More >>

  • Toro Y Moi

    published August 31, 2011

    When Toro Y Moi released 2009’s “My Touch” EP, the scene that would soon coalesce under the unfortunate moniker... More >>

  • Japandroids

    published August 31, 2011

    There’s something endearingly boyish about Post-Nothing, the debut LP from guitar-and-drums duo Japandroids, a band with an... More >>

  • HYPNAGOGIC WHAT?

    published August 31, 2011

    It's not unusual that Ernest Green (better known as Washed Out) recorded his first songs in his Georgia bedroom--plenty of artists'... More >>

  • 'Remembering 9/11' with the Worldess Music Orchestra

    published August 24, 2011

    In 2001, composer William Basinski set about transferring his early works from reels of tape to the hard drive of his computer, but as this... More >>

  • Galeet Dardashti

    published August 24, 2011

    With the High Holy Days rapidly approaching, there's a limited time before the Book of Life is officially sealed, and when that happens, who will... More >>

  • Ducktails

    published August 24, 2011

    With Real Estate, Matthew Mondale plays slinky guitar lines that start out as indie pop and wind towards classic psychedelia. As Ducktails, he... More >>

  • BACK TO EARTH

    published August 31, 2011

    Last time we saw TV on the Radio, they were playing from a billboard stage that popped up three or four stories above the corner of Lafayette and... More >>

  • Aloe Blacc

    published August 24, 2011

    "I Need a Dollar," the straightforward and soulful lead single off 2010’s Good Things might open HBO’s How to Make It in... More >>

  • NEVER GOING BACK

    published August 24, 2011

    Labor Day weekend might be your last chance to get out of the city without wearing long sleeves, so why not escape to Jones Beach for an evening... More >>

  • '93 TIL INFINITY

    published August 24, 2011

    Nas or GZA? Lauryn Hill or Raekwon and Ghostface? Black Star or Masta Killa? These aren't the pointless hypotheticals hip-hop heads have used to... More >>

  • Toby Keith+Eric Church+JT Hodges

    published August 17, 2011

    Since 1999’s "How Do You Like Me Now?" topped Billboard’s country singles chart in March of the following year and heralded a... More >>

  • IT MIGHT GET LOUD

    published August 24, 2011

    Last month, Ridgewood's Silent Barn, a hub for New York's Showpaper DIY scene, was broken into and badly vandalized; tonight, a few... More >>

  • Crosby, Stills and Nash

    published August 17, 2011

    Between them, David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash have written enough songs to fill a month-long residency at Manhattan’s Beacon... More >>

  • 'Barnstormer 5'

    published August 10, 2011

    Despite flannel everywhere, true Manhattan barnstorming hasn’t been possible for at least a century. Nevertheless, the people at Daytrotter... More >>

  • PUNK FUNK

    published August 17, 2011

    With this year’s lineup pushing the pseudo-genre in every direction imaginable, the name Afro-Punk Festival seems more open-ended than ever.... More >>

  • JAGGED LITTLE THRILL

    published August 17, 2011

    After bringing Jon B and Olivia to Brooklyn, Chrisette Michele to Queens, and Ryan Leslie to Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park, SummerStage winds... More >>

  • School of Seven Bells

    published August 10, 2011

    If it weren’t for Secret Project Robot’s blacklighted psychobilly freakout a few blocks away, Cameo Gallery would be as spacey as any... More >>

  • GANGSTA CHIC

    published August 17, 2011

    With Alabama’s G-Side making their New York debut last year at the Maysles Cinema and MOMA PS1 introducing Queens to Big Freedia, Odd... More >>

  • The Beets

    published August 10, 2011

    Over the past few years, The Beets have navigated the New York’s DIY scene (not to mention the equally daunting... More >>

  • Stephen Malkmus

    published August 10, 2011

    If you scored tickets to see Pavement at, say, Coachella last year, you got the chance to hear frontman Stephen Malkmus sing in front of thousands... More >>

  • Stephen Malkmus

    published August 10, 2011

    If you scored tickets to see Pavement at, say, Coachella last year, you got the chance to hear frontman Stephen Malkmus sing in front of thousands... More >>

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