Cloud Nothings

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    April 3, 2014

    Stop Using These Clichés When Writing About Music

    On Monday, I read the following sentence on a popular music website about the new Cloud Nothings album: "The band continues to make powerfully utilitarian music for people who don't seek out this type of music just to be told what to think." I read it over and over again until my eyes rolled back in ... More >>

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    January 13, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts in New York This Week, 1/13/14

    For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.

  • Voice Choices

    January 8, 2014
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    March 18, 2013

    The Best Shows at SXSW This Year

    This year, our sister papers the Dallas Observer and Houston Press teamed up to document the SXSW madness for your amusement and/or edification. Here are the 12 best shows and moments they saw.

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2013

    Defend Your Ballot: Dan Weiss, Pazz and Jop 2012 Contributor

    You can't really know where you're headed unless you know where you've been. For that reason, we're taking a look back at Pazz & Jop 2012 to drill down into the ballots of contributors and voters who participated. Maybe amongst the rubble we'll find clues about what lies ahead for music lovers in 20 ... More >>

  • Music

    January 16, 2013
  • Music

    January 16, 2013

    Pazz & Jop 2012 Tabulation Notes

    Weak consensus versus inspiring diversity

  • Voice Choices

    October 10, 2012


    Silversun Pickups hike 
over to Terminal 5

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2012

    Twin Shadow - Webster Hall - 9/27/2012

    Twin Shadow September 27, 2012 Webster Hall Better than: A cardboard cutout of Twin Shadow. Sporting a white-sleeved leather jacket, slicked back mohawk, and carrying what appeared to be a wine bottle, George Lewis Jr. wobbled out onto Webster Hall's stage on Thursday a few minutes late. "Thank yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2012

    Live: DIIV (Shoe)Gazes In Awe At 285 Kent

    DIIV w/ Cloud Nothings 285 Kent Thursday, July 12 Towards the end of DIIV's set last night at 285 Kent, lead singer Zachary Cole Smith looked out over the packed house and took a moment. At this point, the band had played its dreamy shoegaze for about 30 minutes; after each song, the crowd responde ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2012

    Live: Guided By Voices Give A History Lesson At Central Park

    Guided By Voices w/The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Cloud Nothings Central Park Saturday, July 7 Better than: Sobriety in the sweltering heat. It's hard to place a band like Cloud Nothings. A group whose recent reputation brings them somewhere between saviors of guitar rock and late '90s emo revi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2012

    How To Enjoy An Outdoor Concert On A Potentially 100-Degree Day Without Dying Of Heatstroke Or Sunburn

    Tomorrow is a big day for outdoor live music in New York City! The CBGB Festival is throwing a free show in Times Square with Superchunk, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, the Hold Steady, and Seattle Weekly columnist Duff McKagan's Loaded; it's also sponsoring the SummerStage show at Central Park with Guid ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    July 4, 2012


    Guided by Voices play Central Park 
in tribute to an East Village landmark

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    Live: Cloud Nothings Rage Through The Studio At Webster Hall

    Cloud Nothings The Studio at Webster Hall Thursday, January 26 Better than: Whatever sold-out show was going on at Webster Hall proper. It's rare for a band and a venue to be perfectly suited to one another, but last night at The Studio at Webster Hall the pairing was so ideal, the venue effectiv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2012

    Q&A: Cloud Nothings' Dylan Baldi On "Blog Rock," Cleveland, And Having "Lo-Fi" On His Tombstone

    ​Clevelander Dylan Baldi is making like the indie rock LeBron James. Except instead of pinpoint passing ability, Baldi's hands are able to noodle a fine lo-fi pop tune out of a four-track or ProTools like an all-star from an early age. His early cassette releases garnered him what's referred t ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    January 18, 2012
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    October 20, 2011

    CMJ Day Two: Cubic Zirconia, Mux Mool, And Teen Daze Plug In At Cake Shop

    Cubic Zirconia. ​CMJ Day Two: Gospel Music, Cloud Nothings, Widowspeak, Cubic Zirconia, Mux Mool, Teen Daze Better than: Walking around in the drizzle-cum-actual rain without an umbrella. Gospel Music had the best T-shirt of the day at Cake Shop yesterday afternoon—maybe of CMJ, perio ... More >>

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    January 20, 2011

    Live: Toro Y Moi Stretch Out At Mercury Lounge

    Chaz Bundick, no longer dancing with himself. Pic by Max. ​Toro y Moi Mercury Lounge Wednesday, January 19 Better Than
: Being under 21, like headlining band Indian Rebound 
Toro y Moi shows have changed a lot in the past 18 months. Back in late 2009, when he was opening for the likes of ... More >>

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    November 29, 2010

    Our Countdown of the 20 Worst Songs of 2010 Starts Today

    TheFABLife​Last December, our F2K series counted down the 50 lousiest songs from the morass of mediocrity that accumulated between 2000 and 2009--and it was no easy task. The 9/11 tie-ins, the mawkish charity singles, the wan covers, Owl City, the continued existence of Nicole Scherzinger ... ... More >>