New York City-based Braeves join Aeges and Thee Headcoatees in the "bands with a superfluous 'E'" department, but it's likely Grizzly Bear, Local Natives, and the Shins you'll hear bits and pieces of on their new, gorgeously sprawling five-song EP Drifting by Design. It was produced by Mike Watts (A ... More >>
For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.
For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.
If you need even more shows to choose form, be sure to check out our comprehensive and constantly updated New York Concert Calendar. These are the 10 best this weekend.
When word started getting around about Portugal. the Man's next record, singer John Gourley put it out there that they'd be working with Brian Joseph Burton, aka Danger Mouse--of Gnarls Barkley, Gorillaz and The Grey Album fame--and that the band was toying with the idea of writing "their" Dark Side ... More >>
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Four Frenchmen take over the Apollo Theater
Better Than: Blasting "Very Loud" very loud while driving down your old street with all the windows down. It's been three years since the last time Stockholm's Shout Out Louds came through the United States on tour, and about as much time has passed since the release of their last record. Now, the ... More >>
Earlier this year, Seattle's Damien Jurado issued his tenth full-length album, Maraqopa, continuing his evolution from spectral, introspective folk whisperer to bold, ambitious, genre-splicing troubadour. It's his second album -- following 2010's Saint Bartlett -- helmed by fellow musician/bard Rich ... More >>
This week neo-pop superstar Beck announced the release of Song Reader, a new "album" in the form of sheet music. The finished product offers nothing to listen to; just 20 sheets of notation collected in a "lavishly produced hardcover carrying case," according to the publishing outfit McSweeney's, wh ... More >>
Here is a video put together by an employee of the Chicago Music Exchange that purports to tell the story of rock and roll in 100 guitar riffs, which the guy manages to do in a single take. (They're not all perfect, but you try winding your fingers around the guitar parts for "Hot For Teacher" and " ... More >>
The Shins w/St. Lucia Terminal 5 Sunday, April 29 Better than: A Shins concert five years ago. Halfway through the Shins' show at Terminal 5 on Sunday, the Portland indie rockers found their groove. Maybe it was the generous clang of cowbell or the strobe lights that ushered in new song "No Way ... More >>
It was announced in early January that Bleecker Bob's Golden Oldies, the record store on West Third Street that was a staple of Seinfeld and a personal favorite of Bob Dylan's, would be closing after 43 years of business as a result of the neighborhood's high rental demands. With the famous Fat Beat ... More >>
by Chris Gray "What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area." Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive You don't have to spend much time at South By Southwest to know that all of ... More >>
Tapes n Tapes deliver a solid third album
Broken Bells Music Hall of Williamsburg Wednesday, March 10 The Shins are a band girlfriends take boyfriends to see. Gnarls Barkley are a band boyfriends take girlfriends to see. So it's no wonder that the crossover between the two turns out to be couples. Lots of them. Couples rubbing each other ... 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 >>
Folk pop to soak up
Nate "Igor" Smith Heavy Trash Beauty Bar Brooklyn Thursday, May 28 The Beauty Bar Brooklyn, opening to the public this weekend, is a soccer-goalie's kick away from the Myrtle J/M/Z stop, about a block from everybody's favorite loft-show space Market Hotel. The place's awning still currently reads ... More >>
In the week that we thought maybe we had swine flu, ran frightened from our offices, wandered the East Village for hours looking for wireless or a good doctor, and eventually received an email with the subject line "It's NOT Swine Flu," we sheepishly came back to our desks, only to find an army of c ... More >>
Here’s a Zen koan for you: Would it be a Burt Bacharach concert if Burt Bacharach wasn’t there? In the case of this 80-year old living legend, overshadowed by studio musicians and back-up singers in the daunting environs of an ornate church, the answer is, sadly: yes. Sure, Burt was physically ... More >>
A comedy festival that can laugh at itself
LA duo revive the sadly neglected spirit of shattered pop and lo-fi amateurism
The Teenagers have dirty mouths and an accent
A/K/A Sub Pop Had a Showcase If the author had been one of the people snapping blurry photos, this wouldn't be a Band of Horses photo from McCarren Park Pool. Just sayin'. photo by Rebecca Smeyne The Brunettes Band of Horses Bowery Ballroom Day 5: Oct 20 By Michael D. Ayers By the fifth day, ... More >>
Affairs, ragged empires, and other sweet power-pop fodder
We were gonna post this photo instead. But then we'd have to look at it everyday too. MONDAY, MARCH 12 The Roots, Lupe Fiasco @ Nokia Theatre [Tix] New Violators, Lionheart Brothers, Die Romantik @ Tonic [Tix] Heavy Trash (Jon Spencer, Matt Verta-Ray) @ Europa Aqualung @ Hiro Ballroom The Raveon ... More >>
Pity the Shins, a good band now plagued by ubiquitous claims of greatness
Stuff you need to know to avoid ostracism
Real record stores open, close, move, struggle, and thrive
Stunts, moguls, buffed-up people, and sharksfitting for a film festival at a ski resort
Why should indie-rock bands go pop when webzines everywhere think theyre so cool?
By the time they make Albuquerque, she'll be modeling