Here's a list, in no particular order, of the ten best concerts to check out this weekend. Follow us @SoundoftheCity, like us on Facebook.
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Better Than: Watching the Internet.Boilerroom.tv has become a sort of voyeuristic dream party for DJ nerds over the last year or so. Proudly self-branded as "the world's leading underground music show," the website is sponsored by a handful of lifestyle-branded music partnerships - Red Bull Music Ac ... More >>
The xx Terminal 5 Thursday, August 2 Better than: Watching one of the 500 iPhone concert videos on YouTube. Near the end of last night's performance, Jamie Smith Oliver Sima third of the English indie pop band The xxneeded to make a confession. "We were terrified before we walked on ... More >>
The xx put their rain cloud over Central Park
Enjoying American top-10 lists with the hit Brits
Meredith Gran via The Hype Machine In real life, Romy Madley Croft Oliver Sim has eyes so piercing that we're pretty sure he uses them as bottle-openers on particularly dreary days; now, artist Meredith Gran has mastered the frightening gaze of the xx frontman in cartoon form, if only by e ... More >>
Different locale, same concept. As Camille pointed out, this year's CMJ is pretty devoid of marquee acts; there are no gigantic queues for Spoon, the Shins, the Knife, or the like. What we do have is a compounded hysteria for the zygotes that would be second or third tier in other years but, in t ... More >>