In the span of just a few years, A Place to Bury Strangers has experienced a whirlwind of heat, flash and action. APTBS has been dubbed "the loudest band in New York"; they went from being reigning Pitchfork darlings to dwellers of the site's doghouse; and they've weathered countless Jesus and Mary ... More >>
Gowanus trio Radical Dads are a bold, beaming, lo-fi treat--as brassy as the Screaming Females/Jeff The Brotherhood breed of nu-grunge, but with the snappy snarl of '90s D.C. indie. Their ear for hooks (one member was in Clap Your Hands Say Yeah) is occasionally trampled by their love of nois ... More >>
We're the best! We rule! Yay, us!
The tenth-anniversary line-up of the our Siren Festival is already stacked. Matt & Kim, Ted Leo, Surfer Blood, Pains of Being Pure at Heart, the Night Marchers, Screaming Females, Earl Greyhound, Wye Oak, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Harlem. But as of this morning, there're four new names to add to that l ... More >>
photo by Dan Monick Continuing along with Siren Fest's tenth-anniversary theme of rehosting past performers, Brooklyn-based We Are Scientists (Siren Festival, class of 2007) have been tapped to play the Music Hall of Williamsburg after-party on Saturday, July 17. Tickets go on sale tomorrow at noon ... More >>
If the ace, tenth-anniversary themed line-up of our very own Siren Festival--featuring Matt & Kim, Ted Leo, Surfer Blood, Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and Harlem--wasn't convincing you, how about some new additions? San Diego ex-Hot Snakes guitar slingers The Night Marchers, the tiny firebra ... More >>
It's that special time of the year again: Record Store Day, which is like Teacher Appreciation Day for independent record stores. Saturday, to celebrate their tenacity, among other things, record stores around the city are holding performances, releasing exclusives, and offering once-in-a-blu ... More >>
Mp3s take a hike!
TedLeo.comTed Leo loves popcorn more than youEveryone's favorite "goddamn American hero," Ted Leo, will be chord-chugging tonight at the Fillmore with Screaming Females. Though if you've been offended by his karaoke criticism, you can always check out mindlessly ecstatic lo-fiers the Sundelle ... More >>
Featuring the odd return of 1995, in the persons of Soundgarden and Green Day, modern arena-rock surrogates the Strokes, Arcade Fire, MGMT, Phoenix, the National, and the Black Keys, and who else but Lady Gaga? Music is a befuddling tapestry in which Cypress Hill will always have a home. Comp ... More >>
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