On the outskirts of Durham, North Carolina, Emmett Jefferson "Murph" Murphy III is cheating on his band. Sorta. The Dinosaur Jr. drummer is on the road with the electronic noise collective Sunburned Hand of the Man for a few shows before hooking up again with his main lineup, Dinosaur Jr., the pione ... More >>
Was 1994 the best year for pop music in history? Quite possibly. Sure, some of it was terrible, but overall it was amazing: Nordic black metal, Britpop, pop punk, trip hop, and the best R&B of the '90s. (Boyz II Men were peaking). Hip-hop's Golden Age was winding down, but a new, arguably more co ... More >>
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No one expected a new My Bloody Valentine album in 2013. There were a few signs pointing to its pending arrival — the shoegaze pioneers had announced that the follow-up to their seminal 1991 record, the stunning and ethereal Loveless, had been mastered. They didn't provide a release date, trac ... More >>
Better than: EP-1. "Oh, like the '90s?" I heard that from at least five people when I mentioned I was seeing the Breeders. "DORKS!" I heard that from Kelley Deal, loud and in on the joke, while seeing the Breeders. I'm going to try really hard to write this without harping on '90s dorks, but it's s ... More >>
The onset of age can devolve into a rapid spiral of emotions, among them cynicism and panic. It's human to reach a certain age when, alone with fading memories in hand, you're forced to take stock of your experiences and regrets, accept them, and figure out how things will be better moving forward. ... More >>
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Sebadoh play the Bowery Ballroom
Over time, rock and roll lost touch with its "Love Me Tender" and "Peggy Sue" beginnings and became kind of a closet Quiet Storm listener sometime around the time Ozzy Osbourne entered the collective consciousness. Except even hair metal was dominated by lighter-wavers. Basically, no one can resist ... More >>
I can't get enough of these, for some reason. The following are from The Official Book of Sex, Drugs, & Rock 'N' Roll Lists: 1. "Homemade," Sebadoh No, it's not about jam. Or is it?
Sebadoh play new songs
The long(ish) player gets reborn in the digital age
via Sub Pop RecordsSebadoh.The staggering gamut of cred Lou Barlow boasts in the hardcore, post-punk, lo-fi and indie rock realms toes past the line of the ridiculous and the legendary. In the early '80s, Barlow obliterated his guitar in the cataclysmic Massachusetts hardcore band Deep Wound ... More >>
Last Summer gets her back to being excited about music
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What do you think about when you're doing your guitar solos? "Oh, you know, what's for dinner and...very weird thoughts." Let us not ask too much of J Mascis. The Dinosaur Jr. frontman has given us much already: classic albums, amazing videos, monster solos befitting the name Dinosaur Jr, scientifi ... More >>
A false start still meant great things for these Danes
Cornelius @ Webster Hall, Thursday, May 10 [here] Sean Lennon @ Irving Plaza, April 13 w/ Women & Children; Kamila Thompson [here] Les Savy Fav @ Bowery Ballroom, Sunday, April 1 [here] The Fratellis @ Studio B, Saturday [here] Hot Chip @ Webster Hall, Thursday, April 19 [here] Ozomatli @ Webster Ha ... More >>
12:00 PM Eastern here All tix $18 at The Bowery Ballroom Monday, May 28: The National The Broken West Tuesday, May 29: The National Doveman Wednesday, May 30: The National My Brightest Diamond Thursday, May 31: The National Elysian Fields DOWNLOAD The National, "Wasp Nest" STILL ON SALE ... More >>
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