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Northside Festival 2011: Sentimentalist Magazine Hot Picks

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The 2011 L Magazine’s annual Northside Festival may not have our faves Liars and Fucked Up firing up a Greenpoint barge park this year, but there are still dizzying amounts of amazing bands to fit in this weekend, not to mention films, panels and, if it’s your thing, comedy acts.

15 Jun 2011 | More

Madeline’s Top 10 Albums of 2010: Liars, These New Puritans, LCD Soundsystem

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Trying to narrow down ten favorite albums into a tidy list is the worst kind of work. If you’re like me, your music moods change daily, so how is it really possible to be so concise and come up with your absolute best of the year? Nothing is absolute.

21 Dec 2010 | 1 comment | More

The Drums to hit the Road with Surfer Blood

One of the best-matched and buzzy double bills this fall will certainly be the newly announced co-headlining dream team of the Drums and Surfer Blood.

27 Jul 2010 | More

Pitchfork Music Festival 2010, Day Three: Lightning Bolt, Major Lazer, Big Boi, Sleigh Bells and Pavement

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As Pitchfork Day Three starts, I am tired, my feet are numb and my back isn’t even speaking to me. It has been a long festival and the sense that I’m gathering while traversing the festival grounds is that we are all waiting for… something. For greatness. For that elusive something that makes us stand up and say, “Yes!”

19 Jul 2010 | 7 comments | More

Siren Music Festival 2010 Makes ‘Em Sweat in Coney Island with Screaming Females, Harlem and Matt & Kim

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Saturday on the Boardwalk, we thought it was the Fourth of July as indie-loving concertgoers, the usual rabble-rousers, and families hit up Coney Island for mango sticks and hot dance licks in the shadow of the Cyclone. The raison d’être for many, however, was the tenth annual Siren Music Festival…

18 Jul 2010 | 1 comment | More

Pitchfork Music Festival Confirms Final Additions to Line-up

The lineup for the 2010 Pitchfork Music Festival has now been finalized with the addition of buzzworthy acts Major Lazer, Wolf Parade, Beach House and Neon Indian, and Big Boi of Outkast fame.

9 Apr 2010 | More

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart and Surfer Blood Team Up for Tour

Summer’s here, so who can’t resist a little more jangle, jangle and catchy pop to sweeten our nights? Kanine Records’ Surfer Blood, in support of their debut album, Astro Coast, and Slumberland’s The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, (just back from a month hitting countries from Japan to New Zealand), are teaming up for a 2-week U.S. tour (also with Hooray for Earth).

8 Apr 2010 | More