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Theme for Grey Cities

We haven’t written enough about Antonioni. Probably because he said this: “I am personally very reluctant to use music in my films, for the simple reason that I prefer to work in a dry manner, to say things with the least means possible,” At least until he decided to work with Herbie Hancock and then […]

Premiere: Swim Team - “TRAX 1” [video teaser]

• Swim Team: • Swim Team: • Bootleg Tapes: • Lord $M$: • Izy: • Color Plus: •...Show More Summary

Bombay Bicycle Club played Terminal 5 with Milo Greene and Luxley (pics & setlist)

photos by Mimi Hong Bombay Bicycle Club brought their tour in support of the Mercury Prize-nominated So Long, See You Tomorrow to NYC for the second time this year at Terminal 5 on Wednesday (10/22). Their 20-song set included almos...

Records / Hundred Waters: The Moon Rang Like a Bell

You haven’t really been listening. That seems to be the message of Hundred Waters’ new album, The Moon Rang Like a Bell. That’s super pedantic on its own, but imagine that message was conveyed almost subliminally, gently like a lover whispering into your ear while you’re sleeping. Show More Summary

TVD Live: Darkest Hour at Empire, 10/20

PHOTOS: RICHIE DOWNS | For almost twenty years, Virginia’s Darkest Hour have been hammering away at the metal scene, carving a niche with their distinct class of melodic death metal. 2014 has brought a new, critically acclaimed album, a new rhythm section, and high-powered live shows, including a run on this year’s Mayhem Fest. Show More Summary

Watch: Jamie Lee Mohr - The Conference of Birds

On a digitized sword-and-sandal movie set, the birds are indivisible cells that walk through holes in the ritual and through invisibility in the fabrics. Vapors hang over the conference, black and green. A patriot walks through the plasma. Show More Summary

She & Him – “Stay Awhile” (Dusty Springfield Cover)

15 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

She & Him, the duo of Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward, signed with Columbia earlier this year, and they posted a teaser for a new album back in August. Today, we finally learn the whole deal. The band’s new LP is called Classics, and it’s a collection of covers of old standards. The band recorded [...]

Great Job, Internet!: Here’s a great Taylor Swift/Aphex Twin mash-up by David Rees

Cartoonist, pencil sharpener, and Going Deep With David Rees host David Rees has raised taking things seriously to an art form. The natural reaction to his straight-faced devotion to whatever he’s doing follows a predictable arc: Bemusement,...Show More Summary

Paul Craft Passes Away; Little Big Town Inducted Into Grand Ole Opry; New Music Videos

16 hours agoMusic / Country : The 9513

Just two weeks after his induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Paul Craft passed away last Saturday at the age of 76. Read the obituary Peter Cooper wrote for The Tennessean. Grand Ole Opry historian Byron Fay recently...Show More Summary

Friday Five: Earl Thomas Conley

16 hours agoMusic / Country : The 9513

Earl Thomas Conley turns 73 today. The birthday boy has been getting some recent mentions in the media following Blake Shelton’s namedropping the ‘80s superstar in his new “Good Country Song” and describing Somewhere Between Right and Wrong as his favorite album of all time. Show More Summary

Stringbean’s Murderer Gets Parole; Aldean Tops Billboard 200; JD McPherson Releases Covers EP

16 hours agoMusic / Country : The 9513

John A. Brown, one of the two men convicted in the 1973 murders of Stringbean and Estelle Akeman, has been granted parole. The Tennessean reports that Brown, who had been up for parole six times prior to yesterday’s hearing, when he appeared “before five of the seven members of the Tennessee Board of Parole. Show More Summary

Trisha Yearwood Reveals PrizeFighter Cover; Wilco Box Set Due in November; Stream Little Big Town, Devon Allman Albums

16 hours agoMusic / Country : The 9513

Trisha Yearwood shared the PrizeFighter album cover on her Facebook page. She looks great, but I’m not sure that’s what her corner meant when they told her to keep her hands up. Yearwood, Garth Brooks, Kacey Musgraves, Reba, and Ronnie...Show More Summary

Courtney Love Is Dead Serious About Her $10,000 Stripper Bet With Dave Grohl

Oneofrock-n-roll’sgreatestfeudsendedwithclassandahugearlierthisyear,asCourtneyLoveandDaveGrohlsquashedtheirtwo-decadebeef atNirvana’sRockandRollHallofFameinductionceremonyinApril.Alotofpeoplewonderedifthehugwasjustforshow,andwhetherShow More Summary

Show Preview: Junior Brown for Amplify Atlanta’s Benefit Concert @ Variety Playhouse 10/24

Amplify Atlanta presents celebrated country crooner and double-neck “guit-steel” guitarist Junior Brown in a special charity concert benefitting Intown Collaborative Ministries — a neighborhood-based non-profit dedicated to preventing homelessness and hunger — on Friday, Oct. Show More Summary

Watch Gerard Way Cover Sleater-Kinney’s “I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone” At CMJ

17 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

The entire universe, it seems, is ridiculously amped about the coming Sleater-Kinney reunion, and former glam-emo stars are no exception. Gerard Way, the onetime My Chemical Romance frontman who just launched a solo career with his Britpop-inspired album Hesitant Alien, played a CMJ show at New York’s Webster Hall last night. During his set, he [...]

Drake surprised SOB's last night, Dev Hynes played with Kindness, Mac DeMarco DJ'd & more (it's CMJ)

Drake @ SOB's (via) Though Drake didn't make an appearance with his friend iLoveMakonnen at SOB's on Tuesday (maybe he could have broke up the fight), he did show up last night at the same club to make a CMJ...

Hear This: The Dixie Chicks just wanted a cowboy to take them away (but not George W. Bush)

In Hear This, A.V. Club writers sing the praises of songs they know well. This week, we’re picking some of our favorite songs about cowboys. There was a time when I would listen to the Dixie Chicks in a sort of secret way, changing the station when a popular single started to play in the company of others. Show More Summary

Sex Hands – Pleh

 Listening to this has been a surprisingly nostalgic experience for me. The reason for this is that Gay Marriage, Chandler in a Box and The One Where the Stripper Cries were all recorded and mixed by myself for our first ever Song, by Toad Split 12? some three years ago, and hearing their proper versions on […]

Remember When People Thought Kanye West Would Revive Lauryn Hill’s Career?

Long,longago,inaworldfar,faraway,KanyeWestranawaywith rap’sRookieoftheYear.Westhadbecomeago-tonameindustry-wideforhisproductionknow-how,playing significantrolesinseveralRoc-A-FellahitsincludingJayZ’s2001TheBlueprint.By2004,however,KanyehadbecomeaBoJackson-likehybrid,atwo-talentmegastarstemmingfromtheoverwhelmingsuccessofhissolodebutTheCollegeDropout.

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