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July 18 2012
East of Sweden is the kind of band thats adored by people who dont know anything about music
July 18 2012
After being apart for 16 years, alt-rockers Chronic Meter are playing a reunion show to raise money for two children of a departed fan
July 18 2012
For months, WRITER has been a band without a practice space. The indie-rock duowho moved to New York City from San Diego in January has instead been working on the fly. Before live shows, theyll get...
July 18 2012
The last time I saw Austin rockers The Youngwhose new album, Dub Egg, is out via Matadorthey churned out multiple bongloads worth of pensive, fuzzy, sunscorched riffs
July 11 2012
Comic-Con International is starting to look a bit like a nerdier version of South by Southwest
July 11 2012
Up-and-coming indie rockers Mrs. Magician have a song, Nightlife, in a new trailer for IFC Films Why Stop Now, a comedy starring Jesse Eisenberg, Tracy Morgan and Melissa Leo
July 11 2012
Corpse paint has long been a key element of black-metal, a heavy-metal subgenre that eschews goodness and grace in favor of all things dark, nihilist and evil
July 11 2012
Do you like to party hard? If so, youll definitely want to see Andrew W.K. perform his hard-partying classic I Get Wet front to back
July 3 2012
Its been three years since one-woman dance project Smile Now Cry Later first burst on the scene with Just Wanna, a sexy dance-floor banger that wowed listeners when it appeared on a commercial for MAC...
July 3 2012
In the three weeks since FM 94/9 gave longtime program director Garett Michaels the boot, the alt-rock station has made big cuts to its specialty shows
July 3 2012
If you hate retro, feel-good garage-rock as much as I do, youll love Bass Drum of Death
June 27 2012
Hyena has moves like Maroon 5. They have bass like Skrillex. On their new EP, WeAreHyena, they seem to have exactly what a band needs to make it in the Electronic Dance Music world
June 27 2012
Kelsey Breunig has parted ways with Tin Can Ale House. Since Tin Can opened in March 2009, Breunig has been a constant presence at the plucky Bankers Hill venue, booking shows by day and tending bar at...
June 27 2012
New York Citys no-wave movement mightve fizzled out long ago, but you can hear it in K-Holes
June 27 2012
The Baltimore duowhose new album, Bloom, came out in May via Sub Popdoesnt adhere to pop clichés. Their lyrics dont tell straightforward stories
June 20 2012
That lo-fi spirit is alive and well on Totally, the second full-length album from Jeans Wilder mastermind Andrew Caddick
June 20 2012
Theres a new guy in charge of programming at FM 94/9. Kevin Callahan, the program director at country-music station KSON-FM, is replacing Garett Michaels, who left his post as program director at 94/9...
June 20 2012
In a whirlwind of scorching guitar riffs, pounding drums and raging saxophone, the K-Holes perfectly capture the soul-sucking disenchantment of New York City
June 20 2012
I cant get enough of Mr. Muthafuckin eXquires track Chicken Spot Rock, an ode to fried chicken shops
June 19 2012
If you thought you loved craft beer, just ask an Ethiopian about tej. A type of honey wine renowned for its spicy-sweetness and potency, the popular drink is as integral to Ethiopian culture as Stone IPA...