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There will be fewer raucous ways to enjoy some live music Friday night than running over to the Bowery Ballroom to catch riotous Toronto hardcore sextet Fucked Up. Stories of the band's onstage wrecking sprees are legendary and well-documented, but at the heart of all the insanity is vocalist Damian ... More >>
Merrill Garbus defeats the curse of the real thing on incredible new album Nikki Nack
Paramore is back and busier than ever. The band just completed its first destination cruise with fans (cleverly dubbed Parahoy!), which included four days and nights aboard the Norwegian Pearl, sailing from Miami, Florida, to Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas. Fans enjoyed two outdoor shows by Param ... More >>
It's true, that old adage about the road to Hell being paved with good intentions. Sometimes, there's a seed of a great idea, one that involves a number of powerful celebrities with household names combining the behemoths of their popularity for a noble cause. It blossoms, budding with it an awarene ... More >>
We're hearing yes. Earlier this month it was announced that weirdos (Flaming Lips), jocks (Imagine Dragons), legends (Ms. Lauryn Hill), and the recently released from prison (Pussy Riot) will take the stage at Barclays Center on Feb. 5th for Amnesty International's Bringing Human Rights Home concert ... More >>
Brooklyn-based indie-folk-pop singer/songwriter Julia Weldon is on the cusp of some big things happening. Her new album, Light Is a Ghost is a dynamic followup to her 2008 self-titled debut. Produced by Saul MacWilliams (Ingrid Michaelson, Dan Romer) and featuring Adam Christgau (Sia, Tegan and Sara ... More >>
For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.
Dance the night away with Tegan and Sara and fun.
Tegan and Sara's Heartthrob is out today, and on the drum up to the release they've been doing very fun interviews on YouTube with their heartthrob friends (Cory Monteith, Skylar Astin) about how they became so very heartthrob-y. The latest installment features Andy Samberg, and a bit of a twist. In ... More >>
"I recognize that this album is different, even a 'departure,' as some journalists are calling it, but I think we've done it without compromising or undermining our integrity and quirkiness," says Sara Quin. "I want to believe that it's still Tegan and Sara while being something completely unexpecte ... More >>
Here are the best concerts to check out around the city this weekend, in no particular order.
Here is a list of artists who have endorsed or collaborated with the gloriously monikered Theophilus London: M.I.A.; TV On The Radio's Dave Sitek; Sleigh Bells; Sara Quin from Tegan and Sara; John Hill of Santigold production repute; and one-time Jealous Girlfriends member Holly Miranda. Not, ... More >>
Want to see Carly Simon, Sarah McLachlan, and Indigo Girls all together in a big wow-apalooza?
Sebastian MylanarskiHolly Miranda Known for being the face of Brooklyn rock act the Jealous Girlfriends, Holly Miranda quietly released her debut solo album The Magician's Private Library this past February. It's a washed-out, hazy record that has Miranda's airy voice sounding something like '80s 4 ... More >>
With her new album Flesh Tone, the "Milkshake" singer tries on some club-pop
You know, we actually have other shots of Chris, he just won't let us use them. Photo by Rebecca Smeyne.As a guy who plausibly could claim he listened to more music than anyone in the last year short of Robert Christgau, 1000TimesYes's Christopher R. Weingarten seemed like the ideal guy to as ... More >>
The first and hopefully last time we'll spend a morning typing "Do They Know It's Christmas" into iTunes. Matador promises that the long awaited Band Aid cover, featuring what Fucked Up frontman Damian Abraham described to Pitchfork as "the best and the worst of the music industry," will hit ... More >>
And now, Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig will show you how to play "A-Punk," using only your first, second, and fourth fingers. Modern Bride probably would not have folded if they had invested more time in guitar lessons. Just saying. Bonus: the National's "Fake Empire" and "Slow Show," below. The h ... More >>
Augusten Burroughs Tegan Quin Thursday, September 4, 8 p.m. The Housing Works Bookstore Cafe 126 Crosby Street, 212-334-3324 Tickets at livefromhome.org/events That hilarious bald man Augusten Burroughs (author of Running with Scissors, Dry, Magical Thinking, etc.) used to seem a lot like that am ... More >>
Nick Anderman will be posting dispatches from Bonnaroo in this space through Monday. He wanted a chance to introduce himself. Here goes. photo from last year by Mark C. Austin In the lead-up to Bonnaroo 2008, the four-day, multi-stage music festival that starts today in Manchester, TN, I’ve re ... More >>
So you're one of those people who get all up in arms when Canadian emo-pop twins Tegan and Sara get tagged as "tampon rock." Or maybe you think there's nothing deeper to rock out to while you're styling your hair. Either way you'll no doubt be breathless at hearing the duo's moody, studio-rounded ri ... More >>
Death Cab for Cuties sonic architect gets awkwardly, verbosely political
Le Royale offers raucous parties and actually lets you in the door to enjoy them
photo by Mollye Chudacoff Since we thieved our namesake from this VV column, it behooves us to direct you to Scott Indrisek's printy SOC piece about the Tegan and Sara show at Webster Hall last week. Not quite the "tampon rock" defense/controversy, but we hear this: The simple act of attending a T ... More >>
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