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Anika to Play ATP, MoogFest and North American Tour

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The enigmatic, London-based Anika will be returning to North America this September for her long-awaited tour, including sets at the Portishead-curated All Tomorrows Parties in Asbury Park, NJ and MoogFest in Asheville, NC.

29 Jul 2011 | More

Death Grips in New York: the Secret Market Hotel Show. 7.22.11

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As the guillotine slams down in three successions, Death Grips starts off ‘Guillotine’ (Yeah) and it feels like the M train had derailed and landed right into our bodies at Market Hotel, the first movie theater in Brooklyn. After that it goes, it goes, it goes; it’s unstoppable. The three men on stage are as driven as if performing is their only chance of survival, with no safety net underneath… Read More

27 Jul 2011 | 1 comment | More

Asobi Seksu Takes On Fall Tour

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Asobi Seksu are far from putting their fourth studio album, Fluourescence, behind them. They’ll be sure to keep their hooky, glistening melodies fresh on their upcoming fall tour…

27 Jul 2011 | More

Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ 20th Anniversary Edition out September 27

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It’s been twenty years since Nirvana’s groundbreaking 1991 album Nevermind entered our aural history, catapulting the punk trio Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl into their unwanted status as one of the biggest bands of the nineties.

26 Jul 2011 | 1 comment | More

The Village Voice 4 Knots Festival 2011: A Few of Our Favorite Videos and Old-Time Photos

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Salty sailors and lusty-for-music fans did unite. The Village Voice 4 Knots Music Festival was successfully launched on July 16, 2011 at the South Street Seaport, NYC.

21 Jul 2011 | More

Alex Winston to Release ‘Velvet Elvis’ EP on September 13

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Dive in, chill out. Provocative singer Alex Winston will release her next album in January 2012, yet the title track will be released much sooner, on her 3-track Velvet Elvis EP, due September 13 via Island Records UK.

21 Jul 2011 | More

Tom Vek’s Latest Video for “Aroused” Pokes Fun at Fashionable Drags

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Smoking’s bad, Tom Vek’s good. For those of you who managed to catch Vek last week in NYC, here’s a bit more of his sly, deadpan goodness in black and white. The latest video for the track “Aroused” is out now…

19 Jul 2011 | More

4knots Quick Recap Saturday, 7.16.11

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We arrived to a sweet and short line for press badges at the 4Knots Festival Front Street hangout (much like Fader’s, with things to buy, DJ’s and drinks, but to pay for, with tickets), and then ran straight over to the stage since our East River Ferry was late and thus, we were late for the Eleanor Friedberger set.

17 Jul 2011 | 3 comments | More

311: The Unity Tour at Chicago’s Charter One Pavilion, 7.14.11

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Summer in Chicago means two things: it’s three months out of the year when it’s not freezing outside and it’s time for a visit from the boys in 311. Hot on the heels of their 311 day cruise back in March and only a few days before the release of their 10th studio album, Universal Pulse (out 7/19), the Unity tour 2011 pulled into Chicago’s Charter One Pavilion.

16 Jul 2011 | 4 comments | More

Austra’s Euphoric Precision: A Chat with Katie Stelmanis

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Toronto-based Katie Stelmanis of Austra was one of those precocious kids whose obsession with perfecting any musical instrument she picked up and whose love of singing led to her performing with the children’s choir on vast stages with the Canadian Opera Company.

14 Jul 2011 | More