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Yo La Tengo & friends celebrated 30 years @ Town Hall; James McNew lists his 'Best of 2014'

Photo: Yo La Tengo @ Town Hall 12/4/14 (via @ironic_hashtag) Then came the guests of honor: guitarist Ira Kaplan, drummer Georgia Hubley, and bassist James McNew. They began with "Ohm," off of their 2013 record, Fade. Normally a rather innocuous...

Sondre Lerche Covers Sia’s “Chandelier”

Hear Sondre's spare take on our favorite song of the year. Read more articles like "Sondre Lerche Covers Sia’s “Chandelier”" on PMA - Pretty Much Amazing. The post Sondre Lerche Covers Sia’s “Chandelier” appeared first on PMA - Pretty Much Amazing.

Backwords share rendition of "We Three Kings," playing Glasslands tonight with Shilpa Ray and more

Brooklyn's Backwords, who released Nest back in September, have offered up a version of Christmas hymn "We Three Kings" that makes its premiere in this post. Here's what they have to say about their take:Inspired by the mystical &.....

2014: The Year of Feminist Pop

The Queen of Rap, slayin' with Queen Bey Look, I don't have the polling data handy, but I'm willing to bet that over the past 12 months, there has been a noticeable increase in the amount of young women who...

Dominick Mastrangelo's favorite photos (that he took) and albums of 2014

Grimes @ Pitchfork Fest 7/20/14 Photographer Dominick Mastrangelo has been contributing to BrooklynVegan for years, and this year he did most of his shooting in Chicago (as well as other places, like Finland's Flow Festival). Now that the year is...

NYC New Year's Eve Concert Options: Disclosure, Erasure, !!!, Rainer Maria, Perfect Pussy, Obits, more ways to ring in 2015

(photo via) We've been posting a bunch of New Year's Eve shows happening in NYC throughout the past few months, but there's even more cool stuff we haven't gotten to yet. Here's a roundup of ways to musically ring in...

Valient Thorr played Gramercy Theatre w/ Nashville Pussy and an aftershow at Grand Victory (pics from both)

by Keith Marlowe Valient Thorr @ Gramercy Theatre The Valient Thorr / Nashville Pussy co-headlining tour rolled through NYC on December 18 for a show at Gramercy Theatre. This tour was Valient Thorr's first without bass player Nitewolf, one of...

The Replacements have been in the studio, recorded a 24 min jazz jam (listen)

Photo: The Replacements in Forest Hills in September (more by PSquared) Earlier this year, The Replacements said they would "likely" record a new album, and while we still haven't heard more info on that, the band did upload proof.....

What's going on Tuesday? (Shilpa Ray, Allen Toussaint, Richard Lloyd, Todd Barry & more)

Shilpa Ray @ Baby's All Right in May (more by Chris La Putt) You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights... The Ugly Club, Backwords, Economy Punk, Shilpa Ray @...

joe pug “if i still cant be found” – new song

man, i cannot wait for this, this being joe pug’s new record windfall which is due out on march 10. im as excited about this as i am about the new american aquarium… the great despiser, his last record, was one of my favorite records...Show More Summary

Girl Band playing 3 NYC shows in January (with Big Ups, Slim Twig, U.S. Girls, Bottoms & more)

Dublin Ireland quartet Girl Band (all-guys, for the record) have been making a racket since 2011 and have released a handful of 7" singles so far, most recently "De Bom Bom" which came out back in September. That song, like...

Emmy the Great playing NYC after European tour (dates)

As discussed, UK singer/songwriter Emmy the Great is releasing the S EP on January 26 via new label home Bella Union, and she's already released the single "Swimming Pool" which features Tom Fleming of Wild Beasts. Now Emmy has...

american aquarium “wolves” – video

howdy gang… rolling stone country debuted this fine video earlier today – didnt know they had a country section? anywho, head on over there to read the interview with bj and stuff. (40) The post american aquarium “wolves” – video appeared first on Captains Dead.

No Warning (Ben Cook's pre-Fucked Up band) playing first North American show in a decade in NJ

As you may know, before Ben Cook (aka Young Governor) joined Fucked Up in 2007, he fronted the late '90s - mid '00s hardcore band No Warning. They regrouped in 2013 and put out the "Resurrection of the Wolf"...

Louis CK playing MSG, Chicago Theater & LA

Hi. It's Louis CK. Do you remember me? I'm a professional standup comedian. Today I am writing this because I'm going to do some shows in January to wrap up this year's touring schedule before I begin production on season...

Michael C. Hall (Dexter), 'Hedwig' cast, Fred Schneider & more played Don Hill's (pics); Lez Zeppelin play NYC tonight

photos by Tracy Ketcher David Johansen / Michael C. Hall / Fred Schneider As recently discussed, Tits of Clay is the alter-ego of the four-piece rock band that currently backs Hedwig and Yitzhak in the ongoing Broadway show, Hedwig ...

Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets brought their 'Quality Holiday' tour to NYC for 2 nights (MHOW pics w/ Cactus Blossoms)

photos by Greg Cristman The sprawling, 29-song set kicked off with Lowe once again in solo mode, shifting gears effortlessly from the power pop of "Heart" (from his days in Rockpile) to the poignant "A Dollar Short of Happy" to...

Opeth, In Flames & Red Fang played Terminal 5 (pics & setlist)

photos by Greg Cristman Opeth, In Flames and Red Fang wrapped up their tour together in Toronto last night (12/21) after hitting NYC on Thursday (12/18) at Terminal 5. Stoner riffers Red Fang kicked off the night great as always,...

RL Grime played 2 NYC shows (pics from T5 w/ Lunice)

photos by Mimi Hong "RL GRIME JUST DROPPED FAT JOE, 50 AND SHMURDA AT OUTPUT" - Andrew x Akanbi "Rl grime dropped burn at output which makes it better then terminal shout out" - @Iam_pussyking LA producer RL Grime finally...

Joe Cocker, RIP

Singer Joe Cocker, best known for his cover of the Beatles' With A Little Help From My Friends, has died aged 70. The singer song-writer from Sheffield had a career lasting more than 40 years with hits including You Are...

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