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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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
photo by S. Taylor Not a clunker in the bunch of this year's VVM SXSW afternoon party at La Zona Rosa: Surfer Blood, the Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Superchunk, the xx. Surfer Blood, who'd by now lost count which number show this was, opened--and they are, as we later discovered, the nicest kids ... More >>
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 >>