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Friday 4/16
Music

9:00 PM

NYC’s dapper howler of the best kind o’ blues, Jon Spencer, back again with the Explosion, and shares the stage with the very dance-worthy Golden Triangle to boot, at Brooklyn Bowl.

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Kate Nash: Girl Talk

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Kate Nash and I sit talking on a worn leather sofa somewhere in the labyrinth of Interscope HQ. A snowicane is blowing through Manhattan on the day, and it makes for a cozy, if hilariously damp and rumpled setting. The fast-talking, redheaded whirlwind that is Nash quickly spots what looks to be a corpse on an adjacent building roof.

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Choir of Young Believers: Spiritualized, Without the Religion

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One of my favorite releases in 2009 was This Is For The White In Your Eyes (packaged in the U.S. with the Burn The Flag EP as a bonus) by Danish band Choir of Young Believers. The band has been charming audiences and critics alike ever since making their U.S. debut in 2009, getting rave reviews, both for the album and for live performances here.

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Oh No Ono: Surreal Landscapes… of Sound

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Danish quintet Oh No Ono has at last made a splash on this side of the Atlantic with the recent worldwide release of their sophomore album, Eggs. The band debuted live in the U.S. in January, opening a sold-out show for Bear In Heaven at New York’s Mercury Lounge while selling out their own headline gig …

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Efterklang: Pushing to New Frontiers

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If there’s one description that always holds true for the Danish band Efterklang, whose music varies from indie-electronica to a sort of modern folk, it is that the band defies easy categorization. For their third full-length album, Efterklang, well known for a strong DIY ethic…

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The Library is on Fire: From Manifesto to Magic

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Brooklyn band The Library is on Fire has been steadily gaining momentum since debuting live at Glasslands Gallery in 2008 (with the Tings Tings opening). With a sound that’s reminiscent of the early 1990s American indie/alternative rock scene, the songs are like a noisy, yet melodic whirlwind of raw guitar riffs, bass and drums…

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