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METZ, Protomartyr, Nots, and Sleepies were the "top secret" bands at Death by Audio's second-to-last night (pics, video); no hints for tonight's last-ever DbA show

by Bill Pearis METZ @ DbA 11/21/2014 (photos by @jon_yi and @qbertplaya) Protomartyr @ DbA 11/21/2014 It is cliche and hyperbole to say a band destroyed a place, but it's a very apt word for what Toronto's METZ did to...

Lightning Bolt, A Place to Bury Strangers, JEFF & Grooms played Death by Audio's final show (pics / video)

photos by P Squared Photography; words by Bill Pearis Lightning Bolt / APTBS / JEFF @ DbA's final night When Lightning Bolt's set ended at around 2 AM Saturday night (11/22), the floor of Death by Audio was littered with...

Fred Armisen taught Irving Plaza about different NY accents (watch)

Fred Armisen @ Irving Plaza - 11/19/14 (via Haley Klausmeyer) Fred Armisen took part in the recent Doctors Without Borders benefit at Irving Plaza (11/19) with Greg Barris, Ted Leo, Jim Gaffigan, Hannibal Buress, David Cross and more, and the...

Ryan Adams played 4 NYC shows (setlists, video)

Ryan Adams @ Hammerstein (via Robin Pahlman) & Carnegie (via Will McCranie) One song each night from the "sappy" and "stupid" album intended as the follow-up to 2011's 'Ashes and Fire', before he decided to shelve it, shows that Adams...

Arcade Fire's Will Butler streaming new single "Take My Side"

Arcade Fire's Will Butler announced his debut solo album, Policy, and then put the album trailer featuring song snippets, and now he's put out the first single "Take My Side." Take a listen to that below. The album's out...

Obits played BK Bazaar, playing Acheron on New Year's Eve; Brooklyn Rock Lottery expanded lineup

Obits @ BK Bazaar - 11/22/14 (via Kyle Page) Brooklyn garage punk greats Obits played a one-off in their hometown this past Saturday (11/22) at Brooklyn Night Bazaar with Survival Knife, Hungry Ghost and Pink Avalanche. Anyone catch that? How...

Stream Jon Hopkins’ Essential Mix for BBC

Includes tracks from Panda Bear, Joy Orbison, and others Read more articles like "Stream Jon Hopkins’ Essential Mix for BBC" on PMA - Pretty Much Amazing. The post Stream Jon Hopkins’ Essential Mix for BBC appeared first on PMA - Pretty Much Amazing.

Listen: Will Butler, “Take My Side”

Our first taste of Policy Read more articles like "Listen: Will Butler, “Take My Side”" on PMA - Pretty Much Amazing. The post Listen: Will Butler, “Take My Side” appeared first on PMA - Pretty Much Amazing.

Listen: The Kills’ Alison Mosshart & Eric Arjes, “Bad Blood”

Appeared on a recent episode of The Walking Dead Read more articles like "Listen: The Kills’ Alison Mosshart & Eric Arjes, “Bad Blood”" on PMA - Pretty Much Amazing. The post Listen: The Kills’ Alison Mosshart & Eric Arjes, “Bad Blood” appeared first on PMA - Pretty Much Amazing.

Nick Offerman Stars in The Decemberists’ New Video, “Make You Better”

The first music video from What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World Read more articles like "Nick Offerman Stars in The Decemberists’ New Video, “Make You Better”" on PMA - Pretty Much Amazing. The post Nick Offerman Stars in The Decemberists’ New Video, “Make You Better” appeared first on PMA - Pretty Much Amazing.

Video: Eminem, “Guts Over Fear” (feat. Sia)

Focusing on a young boxer trying to make it Read more articles like "Video: Eminem, “Guts Over Fear” (feat. Sia)" on PMA - Pretty Much Amazing. The post Video: Eminem, “Guts Over Fear” (feat. Sia) appeared first on PMA - Pretty Much Amazing.

With a new EP, James Bay steps into his own spotlight

James Bay’s headlining performance in Dallas last month was somewhat of an accident. On tour with fellow U.K.-born singer-songwriter Hozier, Bay was supposed to open the night for everyone’s new favorite artist. So when Hozier fell ill, upsetting and even outraging hundreds of ticket holders, Bay could have cancelled his set as well. Show More Summary

Dustin from Beach Fossils starts label, signs Frankie Cosmos, Warehouse, Jerry Paper and more

Bayonet Records logo Beach Fossils frontman Dustin Payseur and his wife (and former Captured Tracks label manager) Katie Garcia have just launched a new label, Bayonet Records. The Fader talked to Garcia and Payseur about Bayonet:Since he was young, Payseur's...

Feature: These Rhythms Still Have Relevance

by J Beige • November 2014 Below are two musical moments, 30 years apart yet geographically proximate. In one, a striking choir of South Wales miners joins in song with the experimental wallopings of “industrial” ensemble Test Dept,Show More Summary

Stream Thaiboy Digital’s Tiger mixtape on your ThaiPad and see him on tour

If you’re like me, you came across rapper Thaiboy Digital when Googling “how do I download a digital Thai boy” on Bing. To my surprise Thaiboy beautifully crafts minimal hip-hop as part of the Gravity Boys from Stockholm, Sweden. Thaiboy...Show More Summary

? Listen: The Courtneys - “Mars Attacks (featuring Young Braised)”

The Courtneys are a self-procliamed “sun drenched flying nun influenced pop” band from the Vancouver scene, which seems to be killing it in a number of genres as of late. Onto the track: my initial impression here is a strong Best Coast...Show More Summary

New: Gwen Stefani, “Spark the Fire” (Prod. Pharrell)

Reunited and it feels so good Read more articles like "New: Gwen Stefani, “Spark the Fire” (Prod. Pharrell)" on PMA - Pretty Much Amazing. The post New: Gwen Stefani, “Spark the Fire” (Prod. Pharrell) appeared first on PMA - Pretty Much Amazing.

TVD Recommends: Turkey Jam with the New Orleans Suspects, Paul Barrere (Little Feat) and more, 11/28

Tipitina’s is the place to be on the night after Thanksgiving for a massive throwdown. Over the past year or so, the New Orleans Suspects have welcomed long time Little Feat guitarist Paul Barrere on stage. The Suspects’ bassist Reggie...Show More Summary

Nils Frahm & Dawn of Misi played the Church of St. Paul & St. Andrew (pics, video)

photos by Greg Cristman "@nilsfrahm was just absolutely beautiful & captivating last night. lost my breath a few times. so very moving and powerful. in complete awe." - Mike Servito "An incredible show & standing ovation - a great almost-end...

Film Review: Camp X-Ray (Dir. Peter Sattler)

Camp X-Ray Dir. Peter Sattler [IFC Films; 2014] by K.M. McFarland Rating: At first blush, and perhaps unfairly, Camp X-Ray is a referendum on whether Kristen Stewart’s initial promise as an actress warranted grand expectations, or whether the multibillion-dollar Twilight franchise will haunt her forever. Show More Summary

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