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The Rifles at Mercury Lounge, NYC, 9.24.09

It’s been a long time since I’ve championed a band as much as I do The Rifles.  Bands have come …Read the Rest

27 Sep 2009 | More

Eye See Sound: Alexa Chung Does Fawlty Towers

Things that I like include hot girls who get tricked into comedy, rappers who have tried weed, mix tapes so …Read the Rest

25 Sep 2009 | More

Dan Deacon Fall Tour and Prize-Filled Contest

Dan Deacon, fun-loving Baltimore wünderkind, is boarding his veggie-fueled bus and heading back out on tour next week with his …Read the Rest

25 Sep 2009 | More

Snow Patrol at the Beacon Theatre, NYC, 09.23.09

Snow Patrol makes music that I want to share with people. This has been the case since the release of 2004’s Final Straw, when I bought 10 copies and passed them around to as many willing ears as I could find. Not because of “Run,” (well, maybe a little), but because it meant something to me in ways that I didn’t realize I had been thirsty for.

24 Sep 2009 | 1 comment | More

Lebowski Fest Abides in Manhattan at Lucky Strike

The Lebowski Fest, now in its eighth year, rolled into New York City this week. Following on from the movie screening at Terminal 5 Tuesday night, your intrepid reporter paid the bowling party at Lucky Strike (42nd St. & 11th ave) a visit last night. The White Russian’s and oat sodas were flowing, the hardcore were testing their skills against fellow “achievers” in the annual quiz, and there was bowling. Lots and lots of bowling.

24 Sep 2009 | More

Annie Mac Hits The Road in North America

BBC Radio 1 darling Annie Mac assaults the coasts with her live DJ sets beginning in San Francisco tonight and capping it off in New York in early October.

24 Sep 2009 | More

Basement Jaxx – “Scars”

Never tiring when it comes to ingenuity, Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe have snatched up some current musical hotness and splattered their talent across Scars. Sam Sparro, Yo Majesty, Santigold, Lightspeed Champion and even Yoko Ono not only represent major genre criss-crossing, but the Basement Jaxx penchant for blending beats and voices that come from all over.

22 Sep 2009 | 2 comments | More

Foo Fighters Confirm Tracklisting For Greatest Hits LP

Foo Fighters have just revealed the tracklisting for their upcoming retrospective hits collection due on November 3rd via via Roswell/RCA. As reported previously, Foo Fighters Greatest Hits will feature two new songs (“Wheels” and “Word Forward” along with the band’s most popular hits over its 15-year, multiplatinum career such as “Big Me,” “Everlong” (studio and acoustic versions), “My Hero” and “Times Like These.”

21 Sep 2009 | More

The Killers to Release Live DVD in November

The Killers have just confirmed details of their very first live DVD, The Killers: Live From The Royal Albert Hall, to be released on November 10. Filmed at the historic London venue on July 6 and 7, 2009, the DVD “features tracks from the band’s three studio albums, Hot Fuss (2004), Sam’s Town (2006) and Day & Age (2008)…

21 Sep 2009 | More

Vampire Weekend and Mystery Blonde Bring on “Contra”

She could be a Banana Republic model or a Woody Allen muse. But no doubt that the mystery blonde on the cover of the upcoming Vampire Weekend CD has caused quite an earlybird stir on various music blogs in the lead-up to the release of Contra on January 12, 2010 on XL Recordings.

18 Sep 2009 | 2 comments | More