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2010 Stories by Shawn Bosler

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  • Crowbar

    published November 24, 2010

    Cajun sludge? Swamp metal? Call Crowbar's blend what you like, but throw some horns in respect for these NOLA legends. Bearded, barrel-chested... More >>


    published November 3, 2010

    Hey, kids! Anybody remember the post-hardcore tsunami known as Drive Like Jehu or their latter incarnation, the angular, garage-rocked Hot Snakes?... More >>

  • Maserati+Psychic Paramount

    published November 3, 2010

    Maserati and Psychic Paramount explore two sides of the kraut rock legacy. Maserati is a thinking man's dance band with looped guitars that ride... More >>

  • Black Mountain+the Black Angels

    published October 27, 2010

    Canadian psych-rockers Black Mountain have a doom-y choogle that sounds like it descended from the Appalachians. Their latest CD, Wilderness... More >>

  • Antony & the Johnsons

    published October 20, 2010

    Fans of the soul-baring songbird Antony Hagarty and his chamber group the Johnsons must not miss their sole North American gig of 2010 featuring... More >>

  • 'CMJ: Flavorpill & Pop Mondial Showcase Presents Lower Dens'

    published October 13, 2010

    If fans of neo-folkie Jana Hunter ever wondered what she would sound like playing rock music, your question is answered. Jana and friends take the... More >>

  • Titan

    published October 13, 2010

    Psyche-rockers Titan dose you with the hard stuff. For every '70s prog-rock-fawning passage they goose you with--Deep Purple-esque keyboards... More >>

  • Rogue Wave+Midlake

    published September 22, 2010

    The Wave's head honcho Zach Rogue is a pretty smart dude. He had a handle on catchy singer/songwriter workmanship but, in order to stand apart... More >>

  • Marnie Stern

    published September 22, 2010

    Stern is a fireball of a guitarist. Excelling at the finger-tapping style made famous by Eddie Van Halen (and in the indie-rock world, Mary... More >>

  • Samara Lubelski

    published September 15, 2010

    Lubelski has been consistently releasing some of the most refined and hypnotizing sounds from the local psych folk scene--dig her modern classical... More >>

  • Merzbow+MV Carbon

    published September 15, 2010

    This week, you have two chances for an aurally-induced lobotomy from Japan's godfather of noise, Merzbow, a/k/a Masami Akita. Tonight finds the... More >>

  • Nachtmystium+Zoroaster+the Atlas Moth+Dark Castle

    published September 8, 2010

    Tonight's headliners Nachtmystium may have a black metal pedigree, but their psychedelic witches brew has toiled to make their new work,... More >>

  • 'The Hidden Musical Treasures of Romania'

    published September 8, 2010

    Tonight's event is part of the New York World Festival: Music Around the Black Sea. Music from the Baltics is known for its cross-pollination,... More >>

  • Black Mountain

    published August 18, 2010

    Canadian psych-rockers Black Mountain may be best known for their Black Sabbath-like choogle, the folky rootsy-ness that sounds descended from the... More >>

  • 'The Blackened Music Series Presents Boris+Torche'

    published July 27, 2010

    Known for their innovative wallops, Japan's doom-y dreamweavers Boris are nine kinds of heavy. Past works have explored MC5-like squall,... More >>

  • Coliseum

    published July 6, 2010

    According to Coliseum, the band used to sound like "skeletons riding motorcycles"—fast, hard, street-fighting music that was equal parts... More >>

  • Crystal Stilts

    published May 11, 2010

    Through a gravity-suspending fog of reverb, moody weird-o garage-pop rockers Crystal Stilts maintain contact to terra firma via four-chord... More >>

  • Beach House

    published May 4, 2010

    It's always raining at mopey songwriters Beach House's waterfront Shangri-La. But a few clouds and sprinkles can't squelch the fluidity, beauty,... More >>

  • Converge

    published May 4, 2010

    Woah, who would've guessed that after a slew of face-peeling releases, each better than the last, Converge had yet even bigger, badder, and even... More >>

  • Rodrigo y Gabriela

    published April 27, 2010

    This Dublin-based coed acoustic guitar duo consists of Mexican metalheads who excel at Latin-flavored classical guitar. They still proudly declare... More >>

  • The Willowz

    published April 27, 2010

    Those who miss that garage-rock revivalist sound (hello: White Stripes, Dirt Bombs, Von Bondies, the Datsuns), will assuredly find the Willowz'... More >>

  • Chris Brokaw & Geoff Farina

    published April 20, 2010

    Brokaw is the guitar magi turned singer-songwriter with a resumè too long to list—you may know him best from his Ennio... More >>

  • Dead Meadow+Imaad Wasif

    published April 20, 2010

    Be careful not to spill the bong water on your beanbag when doing that slow-mo hippy-dance, swirly air-guitar thang to D.C. psych-rockers Dead... More >>

  • Red Sparowes

    published April 13, 2010

    The goofuhlee-spelled Red Sparowes includes members of Isis, Angel Hair, and Pleasure Forever. Excelling at the meandering post-rock/metal... More >>

  • Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars

    published April 13, 2010

    The inspirational Guinea survivalists return with their reggaefied take on West African sounds. Those fortunate enough to see the documentary... More >>

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