Last Thursday Williamsburg's new and impressive home of overpriced vinyl, Rough Trade, announced that all scheduled shows taking place in the 250-capacity concert venue in the store's back were to be cancelled or postponed. The problem: Noise complaints. They were getting too many of them. A bit odd ... More >>
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Anna Von Hausswolff plays Glasslands
When Doves Sigh
Reached by phone backstage at Lincoln Hall in Chicago, in the draggy hours between soundcheck and show time, Jens Lekman is all apologies. "I'm sorry it took so long," the 31-year-old Swede says of his new full-length album, I Know What Love Isn't, which arrived last month almost five years to the ... More >>
Of Montreal w/Jens Lekman McCarren Park Friday, June 15 Better than: Listening to Diamond Dogs during your "Poststructuralism and Feminist Theory" seminar. Swedish singer-songwriter Jens Lekman's loss was serendipitous curation's gain during the Northside Festival's biggest show. Onstage alone du ... More >>
A team of scientists has recently given alcoholics another excuse not to seek help. Swedish researchers claim to have found a genetic link between alcoholism and premature death, according to a recently released report. Alcoholics everywhere have reacted positively to the research, since it sugg ... More >>
Commemorations of the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks are being held around the country to remember those lost a decade ago. At the site of the World Trade Center memorial--which opens to the general public tomorrow--President Barack Obama and President George W. Bush will spea ... More >>
This weekend's rapture, it may please you to know, is being tempered with a surfeit of sugary indie tunes in the form of NYC Popfest, four straight days of all that is "jangly, fuzzy and twee." Heading Saturday night's lineup at Santos Party House is Days, a dream-pop band hailing from the co ... More >>
Sir Arne's Treasure still via sixmartinis and the seventh artWhen, in December, Mountain Goats frontman John Darnielle announced that he'd be doing a live score for a screening of the silent 1919 Swedish film Sir Arne's Treasure at the San Francisco Film Society, he described his plan like so ... More >>
Its about time, Jens Lekman
SXSW 2009: the sound of a thousand Babydick jokes cracking. Full list, with arbitrarily bolded highlights, below.
Chillaxed beats for really, really sleepy pool parties
Roy Andersson's Panic Rooms
Activists Weigh the Cost of Confrontation