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SDN by Marcus Hicks, NYFW Menswear S/S 2016 at Von, June 13, 2015

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Marcus Hicks, the men’s and women’s ready to wear designer of New York-based SDN, just unveiled his most recent (mostly) menswear line at Von’s intimate subterranean space on Monday evening, elevated with an alluring, eclectic mix by DJ Arthur Arbit.

16 Jul 2015 | More

Carl Barât and the Jackals – ‘Let it Reign’

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Filled with angst, conviction and poignant earnestness, with rallying choruses like, ‘We are not afraid of anyone, I defy anyone to tell me I am wrong,’ (on “Victory Gin”), and even some martial horns and strings, what’s not to love here for Barât fans?

17 Feb 2015 | More

Adam Green – Cartoon and Complaint, Interview with the Artist, 06.28.12

28 Jun 2012 | More

Amen Dunes at 285 Kent, Brooklyn, 2.23.12

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Damon McMahon’s current band, Amen Dunes, has a name that perfectly encapsulates the odd, secretive majesty of their music. I must admit, I hadn’t seen Damon perform since before he moved to China three years ago and his latest project, an intense trio, is even more all-encompassing than the last…

24 Feb 2012 | More

Sleigh Bells ‘Reign of Terror’

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It hurt like going to the dentist, except that your dentist was Kanye West, except that Kanye West was produced by Crystal Castles, except that Crystal Castles has just revealed that they had been borne of the ashes and silt of the krautrock scene. My expectations and excitement were through the roof for this album, so it was easy to be let down (I was indeed). For all of the school-shooter imagery, the whole thing felt a little wrist-slashy…

21 Feb 2012 | More

‘WeAreTheWorksInProgress’ Japan Benefit Compilation (Sylvian, Maus, Dreijer Anderson)

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The particularly freezing, slow ambiance on display here will heighten your synesthesia, without a doubt. The tones bleed together like oils on an expressionist palette, and you see them moving towards an abstract canvas to create a vivid image of raw, if subdued, emotion. Curated with expertise, the fade is perfect…

9 Feb 2012 | More

Prinzhorn Dance School – ‘Clay Class’

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The cover art of Clay Class is a hint of the rich starkness inside. Cleverly named British duo Prinzhorn Dance School, (made up of Tobin Prinz and Suzi Horn), delivers a visceral slice of life with a slick bleakness that hasn’t reared its head this seductively since the first days of post-punk. This isn’t a dig; I’m addicted.

2 Feb 2012 | More

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Bleeding Knees Club- ‘Nothing to Do’ Video

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When some of us get bored, we nap. But slacking off has never been so extreme as when Aussie duo Bleeding Knees Club take it to the wind and get all Harry Potter on us in their latest video for “Nothing to Do”, title track from their upcoming debut album.

23 Feb 2012 | More

Rapper Raps Using Quarters and Dimes

“Check out the new song “Been Told” which features Max B (who has been recording hooks via collect calls from jail) with fellow rapper/felon Isaiah Toothtaker, and The Hood Internet.” Sure thing, I’m sold.

22 Feb 2012 | More

Italy’s A Classic Education Taking on the States and SXSW

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The handful of Italian indie bands who make it stateside is a pitiable few, but Bologna’s lush sextet A Classic Education have already worked their charms around the world, with shows played with the likes of Arcade Fire, Crystal Stilts and Wolf Parade.

20 Feb 2012 | More

Williamsburg Fashion Weekend Feb 17th and 18th

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Williamsburg Fashion Weekend is now in it’s 10th season of serving as the fashionable hair of the dog to the …Read the Rest

17 Feb 2012 | More

Whitney Houston – I’m Every Woman

You are awesome and amazing. Rest in peace Whitney.

11 Feb 2012 | More

Magic Wands to Release ‘Aloha Moon’ Debut; SXSW Dates Planned

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California duo Magic Wands, who’ve dubbed their sound “lovewave”, are set to release their first full-length, Aloha Moon, on April 24 via Bright Antenna/ILG. Dexy and Chris Valentine, who met on MySpace, will make some key appearances at SXSW 2012 starting March 15th before their own tour starts.

10 Feb 2012 | More