Surfer Blood, who once upon a time was "just some band." Last month the CMJ Music Marathoncoming to the city's music venues from October 18 through 22announced the first batch of artists that would be playing next month's industry confab; that list included (among others) Neon ... More >>
So Vampire Weekend has the number one record in the country, and now Vice's VBS.TV will claim a prominent spot on CNN's website, presumably somewhere near the Indie Asia: On Tour With the Handsome Furs Sub Pop-produced travel featurette CNN is already hosting. Insert scandalized, risque refer ... More >>
The 10th annual Latin Alternative Music Conference, which runs until Saturday, has been somewhat integrated into this year's Celebrate Brooklyn Festival and Summerstage series. Tonight, Argentinean art-rock siren Juana Molina headlines a free show at Central Park. The Zizek Club hosts the afterparty ... More >>
American Analog Set/Handsome Furs/Obits Club De Ville SXSW Friday Afternoon, March 20 "I think this is the first show where I haven't been drunk in four years," is how Handsome Fur Dan Boeckner puts it, his poor sentence construction a further sign of fatigue/sobriety/broad-daylight disorientatio ... More >>
Handsome Furs Mercury Lounge March 6 Handsome Furs' numerous press photos show the married couple -- Wolf Parade's Dan Boeckner and Alexei Perry--tangled up in one lurid pose or another. Married and sexy: I half-expected Handsome Furs show Friday night to be a live realization of the photos, to ... More >>
SXSW 2009: the sound of a thousand Babydick jokes cracking. Full list, with arbitrarily bolded highlights, below.
Wolf Parade side project now a full-on band
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