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Metal bands have a beautiful combination of ballsiness and self-importance to put themselves out there, and risk looking hilariously self-serious. Simply put, there's no scene that gels better with my high school philosophy class than metal. You'd always rather read Kant listening to Ulver over Mode ... More >>
How did we go from the Rolling Stones to Fartbarf?
At the beginning of each year, many publications and music sites cobble together lists of the upcoming albums they're most looking forward to and excited about. Most of these lists are mostly the same. Mostly. Take a look at the completely real, totally not fake list of albums we're INCREDIBLY HYPED ... More >>
This past Saturday, at the soon-to-close Maxwells, Scottish indie quartet We Were Promised Jetpacks performed. It served to remind us just how great a band this is. Sadly, we frequently forget, thanks to their stupid fucking name. We think these guys would be a lot bigger if it weren't for the annoy ... More >>
Looking back at the history of K Records
Heading to Choice Eats tonight? In between snacks and beers, keep an eye out for New York-based artist Tara McPherson's three-color silk screens of a noodle-slurper, seen above. McPherson has worked on gig posters for Beck, Modest Mouse, and Melvins, and collaborated on toys with Kidrobot, Dark Hor ... More >>
Here are the 10 best concerts around the city this weekend, in no particular order.
This weekend, Governors Ball took over Randall's Island for the latest installment of "Can New York City Host Its Own Major Music Festival?" Founders Entertainment, organizers of the second annual fest (that's what All Points West said, too), decided to go the "diverse" route, but at least they were ... More >>
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Festival season comes to Randalls Island
The Governors Balltaking place at Randalls IslandJune 23 and 24has added another headliner to its lineup, which is already led by the likes of Passion Pit, Beck, and Fiona Apple. Kid Cudi, the recently alt-rock-water-testing rapper from Chicago, will play on Saturday, which will also h ... More >>
Metallica has announced the first annual Orion Music & More Festival, which will take place in Atlantic City on June 23 and 24 and feature the band headlining both nights and playing the Black Albumyou know, Bob Rock, commercial breakthrough, "Enter Sandman," etc.in its entirety ... More >>
A partial list of comparisons the Brooklyn-based trio Keepaway has received since it released "Yellow Wings" in 2010: Timbaland; The Strokes; Gang Gang Dance; any number of Ethiopiques compilations; Modest Mouse; MGMT; Yeasayer; LFO; southern hip-hop (the drum patterns); a barbershop quartet; and An ... More >>
It’s fowl play in Dina Martina’s latest
Bands, beer pong, and a dance-off await
Giving indie-rock fans a chance to sing along with their favorites
Today in "parties you weren't invited to" news: It appears that Outkast's Big Boi has been hanging out with Modest Mouse, who are working on their upcoming album, this week. In a series of tweets, Daddy Fat Sax announced that he-- and Grammy-winning producer Chris "Mouche" Carmouche--had be ... More >>
Modest Mouse play your old favorites
--The long-shelved video for Modest Mouse's "King Rat," directed by Heath Ledger before he died, premiered yesterday. The video imagines a world with a talking sun where whales commandeer ships and hunt, kill, and skin humans. No worries, though: profits from the video will go to environmenta ... More >>
The next big newest band to ruin your hearing
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A comedy festival that can laugh at itself
photo by Rebecca Smeyne Hugs and Kisses The Continued Outbursts of Everett True THIS WEEK: Old Time Relijun swim through sweat Oh yeah. Before the gig, I traded with Arrington de Dionyso names we had in common. We agreed that Ari Up (The Slits singer) has quite some presence even now: he wan ... More >>
Indie band wages war on form and decorum
Did you hear me? Nobody showed up! I had a dream about Modest Mouse last night. They were playing an unannounced show in some weird, multilevel tourist shack — the kind of place where you could buy batteries, 35mm film, and a Hershey's Bar — and 10 people showed up. So instead of being thrilled ... More >>
After the court decision, file shares and mixtapes float on
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Ho ho hee hee ha ha to the funny farm where life is beautiful
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