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Sigur Rós Leader to Release Debut Solo Album

When Jón “Jónsi” Thor Birgisson of Sigur Rós announces that the solo project he’s been working on “…just sort of exploded,” it’s hard not to sit up at full attention. But that’s just what happened during the recording sessions for Go…

8 Dec 2009 | More

A Place to Bury Strangers Grabs The Big Pink for Spring 2010 Tour

“New York’s loudest band” is set to hit the road with one of West London’s noisiest for one of the most appealing bills of Spring 2010, if a big, bad wall-of-sound is your bag. Kicking off their extensive North American trek on March 10th in San Francisco

8 Dec 2009 | 3 comments | More

Mumford & Sons Map North American Tour

British bluegrass-lovin dynamos Mumford & Sons have set a brief run of North American tour dates in support of the March 2nd release of their debut album, Sigh No More, on Glassnote Records.

8 Dec 2009 | 1 comment | More

‘BRMC: Live’ DVD Review

In April 2002 I journeyed from Tallahassee, Florida to see a Spiritualized concert in Atlanta. A little-known, but fast-rising group that had garnered quick comparisons to the Jesus and Mary Chain were opening. I left that night raving about Black Rebel Motorcycle Club versus J. Spaceman…

8 Dec 2009 | More

Mew at Webster Hall, NYC, 12.04.09

Danish darlings Mew returned for a warm welcome at NYC’s Webster Hall on Friday.  While the energy onstage was noticeably …Read the Rest

7 Dec 2009 | More

Harvard Lampoon to Honor Peaches

The Harvard Lampoon, “the world’s oldest humor magazine” has chosen electro-minx Peaches to be an Honorary Member of The Harvard Lampoon, and are set to honor the former school teacher known to her family as Merrill Nisker at their Annual Canadian Synthpunk/Glam Rock Awards Dinner tomorrow night.

6 Dec 2009 | More

The Big Pink at Bowery Ballroom, NYC, 12.03.09

West London’s The Big Pink lived up to their wall of sound moniker, taking a live fast/die young approach to …Read the Rest

4 Dec 2009 | More

Nouvelle Vague Map Winter Tour of North America

French new-wave/you-name-it collective Nouvelle Vague blew us away over the summer with their perfect blend of shimmy and shake and novel take on songs by Queen and Depeche Mode. And just in time to warm some cockles and work off some of that stubborn holiday weight…

3 Dec 2009 | More

London’s Gloomy Friday Party Hits NYC Shores Again Saturday, December 5

Feeling Gloomy Returns To Fontana’s in NYC, Saturday, December 5th, 2009.  As you may remember from their last outing at …Read the Rest

3 Dec 2009 | More

Wired Magazine Pop-up Shop: Pop This Balloon

We manifested today at the Wired magazine’s pop-up shop in the Meatpacking district, hoping to catch a glimpse of some …Read the Rest

3 Dec 2009 | More