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Watch: Hot Norwegian - “Carnelilan”

Having had lived in Asheville, North Carolina for four-plus years, I can candidly say that it’s truly a weird place. The town harbors a peculiar strand of counterculture that has frothed and effervesced in its vortex-al woods for centuries. Show More Summary

A.R. Kane, the London duo that coined the phrase “dream pop,” announce reunion

The revered abstract-pop band A.R. Kane have announced plans for a reunion in the upcoming summer. The English duo, who coined the phrase “dream pop,” revealed its intentions to assemble a new touring band and to play at least one show in England in August via a Facebook post. Show More Summary

The Hot Take #4: Kanye, Kendrick, Drake, Sufjan and Many More

The week's new singles, reviewed. Read more articles like "The Hot Take #4: Kanye, Kendrick, Drake, Sufjan and Many More" on PMA - Pretty Much Amazing. The post The Hot Take #4: Kanye, Kendrick, Drake, Sufjan and Many More appeared first on PMA - Pretty Much Amazing.

What's going on Friday? (Buzzcocks, Pity Sex, Juan Maclean, Doldrums, Blind Idiot God, Part 1, Testament, Sadaf, more)

photo: Pity Sex at Webster Hall in 2014 (more by Mimi Hong) You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights... Buzzcocks, Doug Gillard @ Stone Pony One of the OG...

Music Review: Sicko Mobb - Super Saiyan Vol. 2

Sicko Mobb Super Saiyan Vol. 2 [Self-Released; 2015] by Soe Jherwood Rating: Much like the drill rappers and producers of the Windy City, the nascent bop movement is inextricably tethered to the Chicago underground that birthed it. But while some of drill’s most infamous practitioners — Chief Keef, Lil Durk, Lil Reese, etc. Show More Summary

Music Review: Local H - Hey, Killer

Local H Hey, Killer [G&P; 2015] by Joe Hemmerling Rating: Before the internet, it was easier to pretend that we all existed in the world the same way. When our only windows into mass culture were movies, cable TV, radio, and something...Show More Summary

Owen Pallett Shares Sketch-Animated Video For "The Sky Behind The Flag"

Owen Pallett has shared a new video for his In Conflict song "The Sky Behind The Flag", which was directed and animated by Eno Swinnen. The video features fragments of sketched images that morph and shift with time. Watch it below. Said...Show More Summary

Jon Hopkins Premieres New Wild Beasts Track "Woebegone Wanderers II" on BBC Radio 1 Residency

Jon Hopkins co-hosted his BBC Radio 1 Residency with Hayden Thorpe from Wild Beasts tonight, and the duo premiered a new Wild Beasts track called "Woebegone Wanderers II". Listen to it above, and listen to the entire show over at the BBC. Show More Summary

Rose Windows broke up but new album coming on Sub Pop in May (stream two tracks)

Rose Windows' new self-titled album will be out May 4. Unfortunately, the Seattle psych band broke up last month, as they announced on their Facebook:Sometimes in life we come across pure beauty - an experience that moves us towards...

RIP: Mingiedi Mawangu, founder and former leader of Konono N°1

From Konono N°1’s Facebook page: Mingiedi Mawangu passed away last night, in Kinshasa. He was 85. He founded Konono No.1 in the 1960s and invented his own electrified likembe, which gave Konono No.1 its distinctive sound. He led the band and toured with them until a few years ago. He will be dearly missed by his son Augustin and the rest of the band. Show More Summary

Brokeback on tour with Chris Brokaw, playing NYC with Holy Sons; Pullman reissuing albums on RSD

Brokeback in 2013 (photo by Jim Newberry) Long-running Chicago post-rock band Brokeback (led by Douglas McCombs of Tortoise and Eleventh Dream Day) are on tour now with Come/Codeine guitarist Chris Brokaw (who's opening for them and playing in the band)....

Protomartyr, The Gotobeds & Grooms played The Wick (pics)

photos by Amanda Hatfield, words by Bill Pearis Protomartyr / The Gotobeds / Grooms @ The Wick 4/15/2015 Protomartyr and The Gotobeds' tour hit NYC for a BrooklynVegan-presented show at The Wick. Protomartyr's set was about half new material, including...

Cancer Bats added to Skate & Surf, announce tour w/ Danzig; Doyle touring too (dates)

photo: Cancer Bats at BV-SXSW 2015 (more by Tim Griffin) Canadian hardcore band Cancer Bats, who crushed at our SXSW party last month, are among the final additions to Asbury Park's Skate & Surf festival happening May 16 & 17....

D'Angelo playing shows, including Forest Hills Stadium with Gary Clark Jr (dates)

Neo-soul great D'Angelo still hasn't gone on a North American tour in support of his very well-received Black Messiah album, but luckily we keep getting chances to see him in NYC. He played The Apollo in February, Best Buy...

Young Thug Releases Barter 6

Young Thug's new mixtape is called Barter 6. It was going to be called Carter 6, but apparently he got threatened with a lawsuit and changed it up. (Good luck trying to figure out who would've wanted him to change that title.) Now, he's released the album ahead of its scheduled April 17 date. Show More Summary

Grateful Dead Soldier Field concerts to be streamed live at area theaters

If you’re among the thousands of fans who were not able to get a ticket... The post Grateful Dead Soldier Field concerts to be streamed live at area theaters appeared first on Chicago Entertainment - Chicago Sun-Times.

Sleater-Kinney taped an episode of 'Austin City Limits' (pics, setlist ++ updated tour dates)

photos by Tim Griffin Sleater-Kinney taping for ACLTV - 4/15/2015 The band opened with little fanfare but tons of energy on the jagged rocker "Price Tag," the danceable power popper "Fangless," both from No Cities to Love, and crowd-pleasing new...

Alabama Shakes streaming new album, announce short tour with Drive-By Truckers (dates)

photo: Alabama Shakes at ACL 2012 (more by Glen Brown) Alabama Shakes are a few days away from releasing their Blake Mills-produced sophomore album, Sound & Color, on ATO, and they're now streaming it in full at NPR. Check it...

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