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The Kooks Kick It Up at Bowery Ballroom, NYC, 6.27.11

The Kooks went on just minutes past their slated 9:45 set time and the sold-out crowd’s energy was barely containable…

28 Jun 2011 | More

Chase Pagan at Mercury Lounge, NYC, 5.21.09

Seeing Arkansas-based Chase Pagan perform for the first time “is akin to reading Nabokov novels in their original post-it note …Read the Rest

22 May 2009 | More

Great Northern and Eulogies at The Bowery Ballroom, NYC 5.07.09

“Hello New York!” is frontwoman Rachel Stolte’s sweet, no-fuss greeting before the band kicks into “Story”, one of the scorchers …Read the Rest

8 May 2009 | More

The Rakes Klang It Up

It makes sense that The Rakes’ newest release, Klang, recorded in a Communist radio station in East Berlin, was a precise piece of work that was edited and re-edited until the band felt it was just right. The Rakes make hyper-smart songs brimming with bits from history and daily life and always manage to seek out the extraordinary within the mundane.

24 Apr 2009 | 2 comments | More