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2011 Stories by Stacey Anderson

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  • SWEDISH SOUND SYSTEM

    published April 27, 2011

    While an exclamation mark in a band name does not always guarantee mad brilliance (are you still Panicking! at the Disco?), it does serve... More >>

  • YUCK RETURNS

    published April 27, 2011

    It's amazing that a gaggle of Londoners can so ardently channel the fuzzy Yankee rock of Pavement, Dinosaur Jr., and all that tweedy '90s ilk.... More >>

  • HEARTCORE

    published April 27, 2011

    Do you miss high school? Well, then, we deeply envy the breadth of your selective memory. Yet if the emotional turmoil of our education had been... More >>

  • MAGIC HOUR

    published April 20, 2011

    Like so many Fleetwood Mac moments of yore, this concert alert elicited one universal response: "Huh?" But let’s not question why... More >>

  • WONDERLAND BLUES

    published April 20, 2011

    Tonight, Roseland welcomes two artists who manage to be widely underappreciated, despite residing squarely in the pop spotlight. Bruno... More >>

  • DESIGNER DEATH

    published April 20, 2011

    It’s hardly contrarian to admit it, unless you subscribe to Us Weekly, but we don’t bloody care about the royal wedding going on across... More >>

  • THE GOOD FIGHT

    published April 13, 2011

    Ignore, if you’re able, the cover image of Battles’ second album, Gloss Drop: some sort of gleaming, visceral sculpture... More >>

  • ACCEPT NO SUBSTITUTES

    published April 13, 2011

    Neil Young has been a hot ticket lately, for being nowhere near this side of the country: Carnegie Hall hosted a star-studded tribute to... More >>

  • PSYCH-POP PARTY

    published April 13, 2011

    Copenhagen’s Trentemøller first rose to club acclaim for skirting the borders of electro house and minimal techno, melding both... More >>

  • LIZARD KINGS

    published April 6, 2011

    Damn these manipulative bastards: The way to our hearts is through childhood cartoons, and Reptar clearly knows it.... More >>

  • GO, GO BRIGHTON

    published April 6, 2011

    A decade after they formed, the Go! Team are still delivering the most boisterous dance rock on either side of the pond. The Brighton,... More >>

  • GONNA HAVE A BALL

    published April 6, 2011

    The future is written: Big Audio Dynamite (featuring ex-Clash guitarist Mick Jones) are dusting off from a decade-plus absence and... More >>

  • 'Jazz Night'

    published April 6, 2011

    This weekly jazz jam at the newly expanded Spike Hill bar in Williamsburg is as raucous as anything else on its stretch of Bedford. But the... More >>

  • TROPIC THUNDER

    published March 30, 2011

    Fresh from a triumphant turn at the annual Tibet House Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall, where he jammed with none other than the Roots, storied... More >>

  • BITCHIN’ CAMARO

    published March 30, 2011

    A good decade and a half since their last release, the Dead Milkmen are just now tiring of the whole “Anonymous” brand of... More >>

  • SONIC RELIEF

    published March 30, 2011

    As relief efforts valiantly march forward in Japan, it’s very heartening to see so many New York musicians step up and offer their aid. This... More >>

  • PLAN ON IT

    published March 23, 2011

    At press time, the House Republican plan to cut all federal funding for Planned Parenthood is losing traction: Senator Scott Brown, Republican of... More >>

  • JAZZ GURU

    published March 23, 2011

    Fresh off the Marsalis family's 2011 NEA Jazz Masters Award victory, one of their most prolific sons returns to the Jazz at Lincoln Center stage... More >>

  • THE STROKES ARE IT

    published March 23, 2011

    True story: In the past two years, I have spotted Julian Casablancas, lead singer of the Strokes, three times. And each time, it was below... More >>

  • Joe Louis Walker

    published March 23, 2011

    Soulful singer/guitarist Joe Louis Walker has been a fixture since the '60s, when he made a name in the Bay Area blues circuit as a prodigal... More >>

  • LADYSMITH RETURNS

    published March 9, 2011

    Male choral group Ladysmith Black Mambazo pride themselves on being a roving university, a group that travels around the globe to teach the... More >>

  • THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLE

    published March 9, 2011

    Miz Jackson is going on the road again with one simple, satisfying promise: just the hits. And she has plenty: the ‘Janet Jackson... More >>

  • BANJO MAN

    published March 2, 2011

    It's not unusual for an established comedian to deeply love a niche strain of music: Woody Allen's traditional NOLA jazz clarinet, Steve Allen's... More >>

  • G'DAY, BOWERY

    published March 2, 2011

    The Aussie BBQ is a popular annual showcase at SXSW that features—you're psychic!—the best in Down Under talent. This year, it... More >>

  • VOTE FOR MURS

    published March 2, 2011

    “There are a couple pics of girl/girl kisses. Never knew this occurred so often at my shows," tweeted Murs recently, perhaps... More >>

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