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The Fiery Furnaces to Play Shows in the Name of Health Care Reform

Leave it to the Friedlanders to call their shows anything but a rock show, and all for the good of …Read the Rest

13 Aug 2009 | More

Wolfmother to Release New Single, Confirm “Cosmic Egg” Tracklisting

They’ve just staged some badass laser shows in Los Angeles and New York to preview the upcoming Cosmic Egg to media and friends, and are soon to embark on a tour with the Killers, but tomorrow, Wolfmother will premiere their new single, “New Moon Rising” on rock-radio outlets.

13 Aug 2009 | More

Final Roster for ATP New York 2009 Confirmed

The good folks from the All Tomorrow’s Parties 2009 have sent word that the final roster for the upcoming festival co-curated by the Flaming Lips has been confirmed.

12 Aug 2009 | More

Jack Peñate Fancies America

Living in the UK during a time when I couldn’t listen to the radio without being harassed by “Spit at Stars” (and successfully memorizing every word unwillingly), I never thought my album of the summer would be Jack Peñate’s sophomore release, Everything Is New.

11 Aug 2009 | More

Julian Plenti – “Julian Plenti Is… Skyscraper”

Paul Banks as alter ego Julian Plenti is all afterglow and hushed 3am phone calls. Late night murmurings on the usual trappings of city life and beautiful women with grit and glam to spare. On this Skyscraper, life is beautiful, if not murky and Codeine-hazed, but a pulse exists and allows the man behind the baritone to come forward, out of the formerly self-imposed ice storm.

10 Aug 2009 | More

Brendan Benson Thinks It’s Nice to be Nice

Living in the South suits Brendan Benson well. The slower way of life, the corn fields, the tranquility found in sitting on the porch watching the world go by, and the wide open spaces – it all fits this Detroit native and critically adored singer-songwriter just fine.

10 Aug 2009 | 3 comments | More

Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival 2009, 8.08.09: A Day At The Factory

The Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival had its debut this year at the multi-use, scraggly space that used to house the …Read the Rest

9 Aug 2009 | More

The Veils at The Bell House, Brooklyn, 8.03.09

The glow of the cherry red lights oozed onto the empty stage turning the crimson velvet curtain black. And under the guise of a colorless curtain, appeared the Veils. They started with “Not Yet” pleading, “Mama won’t you ride that horse.” A large bison painting hung above the stage at the Bell House, and a hint of Ennio Morricone bled through the ambience.

6 Aug 2009 | More

Brendan Benson Confirms North American Trek

Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Brendan Benson is set to embark on a brief North American tour beginning August 17th in New York City for his upcoming fourth album, My Old, Familiar Friend. Full of Benson’s trademark heartfelt observations and confessional lyrics, My Old, Familiar Friend is already raking in the accolades ahead of its August 18th release on ATO Records.

5 Aug 2009 | More

All Points West Day 3: The Incredible Journey into Maybe, Mud and Coldplay

Attending the third, and last, day of the second annual All Points West Music and Arts Festival in Jersey City on Sunday turned out to require far more than buying a ferry ticket to ride and wearing comfortable shoes; the day quickly became more about the journey and less about the destination, when, on an hour-to-hour basis, the destination was more figment than festival…

3 Aug 2009 | More