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Massive Attack teams up with Adam Curtis
Amelia Bushell and Thomas Servidone, the duo behind Brooklyn dream-pop outfit Belle Mare, think it's funny when I ask if they're romantically involved. Walking through the Brooklyn Flea Record Fair on a crowded Saturday afternoon, they insist they're more like siblings. Though you (correctly) wouldn ... More >>
Here are the ten best concerts to check out around the city this week, in no particular order.
After its Saturday night performance at 285 Kent, Extra Life will be no more. On November 13, the band shared news of the "amicable" breakup on its blog: "While it's somewhat difficult to articulate exactly why, let's just say that the inner creative momentum driving the band has stalled." In short, ... More >>
Making cases for the great and the grating
Christmas cheer thankfully trumps the show's . . . intimacy. Pics by Chris, more below.Twin Sister/Blair/John K. Friday, December 17 Live With Animals Gallery Better Than: Taking Back Sunday's Extremely Emo Hanukkah Join us as ethereal indie-rock crew Twin Sister hosts the best really aweso ... More >>
Wild Nothing Irving Plaza Tuesday, October 19 Better than: How I'll feel by Sunday Well, it's hard to imagine a more pleasant way to begin CMJ 2010 than this, a half full Irving Plaza on a Tuesday night, before the adrenaline really takes hold, four dudes in sweaters playing staunchly prett ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing new and emerging MP3s from local talent. Brian FroustetBrooklyn avant-metal crew Cleanteeth are a fascinating mush of at least a dozen colors of abrasive. The sludge-pop soar of the Melvins and the misanthropic distorto-angles of '90s AmRe ... More >>
Sebastian MylanarskiHolly Miranda Known for being the face of Brooklyn rock act the Jealous Girlfriends, Holly Miranda quietly released her debut solo album The Magician's Private Library this past February. It's a washed-out, hazy record that has Miranda's airy voice sounding something like '80s 4 ... More >>
This lovely rendering of last night's show was done by Matt of the Syndicate Blog M83 Bowery Ballroom Wednesday, June 4 Fussy French dude Anthony Gonzalez’s M83 set up onstage pretty much like you’d expect: first somebody comes and drags one of those acoustic glass cages out around the drum se ... More >>
M83, live from outer space
Joke ripped off from Robin Hood: Men in Tights redacted
Vivid art-rockers Apollo Heights craft 'soul songs for people who hate our music'
(Or, Some Songs That Won't Really Make It All Better, But Might Help Get You Through the Next Hour)
The man who's reviewed 12,000 records reviews 32 shows in 30 days
Annual clusterfuck pulls in hordes except when it doesn't
Lovely lady voice fronts scary instruments, sits in chair
This Dungeon's for Hire, Even If We're Just Dancing in the Darkwave
Dark Metal's Windowless World