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WhoMadeWho: Delving Knee Deep Into the Dark Nerve

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WhoMadeWho is a genre-tripping, Danish dance rock band who may be named after an AC/DC song, which is apropos, since their tight jams and falsetto-strewn choruses would make Angus Young, in his prime, quake with jealousy.

5 Apr 2011 | More

The Black Shades: Now Hear This

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As Kentucky’s The Black Shades tell it, they formed out of sheer necessity. In their own “wild minds” they like to reveal a little about their origins with this tale: “Jack White and David Bowie got together over a dinner of boiled goose (prepared by Julian Casablancas) and asked that fate bring Aaron Clark, Michael Dean, Michael Thomas, and Jerry Kessinger together in order to create the indie-dance-pop tunes that so many folks are pining for these days

3 Apr 2011 | 3 comments | More

The Aussie BBQ, Sans BBQ, Hit NYC on Sunday, 03.13.11

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Since we arrived to find a half-empty Bowery Ballroom with its Oz crowd chilling sit-in style during one of the acoustic acts that happened just after Grand Atlantic opened the day’s events, my trusty photographer and I decided to skip out for a quick mimosa at a French café across Bowery. We reentered upon an energizing set from the dapper Drawn from Bees already in full sway…

15 Mar 2011 | More

The Joy Formidable: It’s Not Bugs Or Snakes, But People Who Scare Us

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The Joy Formidable, the North Welsh power trio, are truly a band to be reckoned with. They’ve already supported Sir Paul McCartney in Cardiff during his spring arena tour, played to hordes of fans at Reading, Leeds and Glastonbury, and now, are rapidly conquering the world.

8 Dec 2010 | More