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Johannesburg’s Spoek Mathambo Releases Album In March

Johannesburg’s Spoek Mathambo Releases Album In March

January 3, 2012, By

  With his 2010 debut, Mshini Wam, South African rapper Spoek Mathambo (who, when kicking it at home in Jo’Burg, goes by Nthato Mokgata) recast …

CMJ 2011: CSS

CMJ TV: CMJ 2011: CSS

January 3, 2012, By

Lovefoxxx, Ana and Carol are not tired of ass jokes.

Photos: Twin Sister, Widowspeak @ Bowery: December 17, 2011

Photos: Twin Sister, Widowspeak @ Bowery: December 17, 20111

January 3, 2012

Twin Sister and Widowspeak played Bowery Ballroom the weekend before Christmas. We were there, spreading holiday cheer and gawking at Andrea Estella’s heels.   …

Best Of 2011: Staff Picks

Best Of 2011: Staff Picks3

December 16, 2011

CMJ staff plays hype man to its favorite albums

2011 Year-End Charts

2011 Year-End Charts

December 16, 2011

Decemberists Has The No. 1 Album Of 2011

National @ Beacon Theater: December 15, 2011

National @ Beacon Theater: December 15, 2011

December 16, 2011, By

The National played the Beacon Theater all this week, and last night the band hit its stride. Frontman Matt Berninger, who bears a striking resemblance …

Kids And Explosions (Toronto, Canada)

Sonicbids Spotlight: Kids And Explosions (Toronto, Canada)

December 16, 2011, By

Mash-up does not equal squashed tomato

The Year In Lil B: The Good, The Based And The Ugly

The Year In Lil B: The Good, The Based And The Ugly2

December 16, 2011, By

Thank you, Based God, for another fruitful year of #based music. The Internet rap phenomenon known as Lil B had his biggest year yet in 2011, …

Super Guachin – Piratas Y Fichines

Super Guachin – Piratas Y Fichines

December 16, 2011, By

If Super Guachin’s Piratas Y Fichines EP sounds a little cheesy and late-20th century, that’s because that’s exactly what it was …

My Morning Jacket @ MSG: December 14, 2011

My Morning Jacket @ MSG: December 14, 20114

December 15, 2011, By

My Morning Jacket made one final stop last night at Madison Square Garden before a holiday rest. As part of the Circuital tour, MMJ played …

Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy Reports The Weather. No, Really.

Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy Reports The Weather. No, Really.

December 15, 2011, By

  There’s a little video of a weather forecast on Chicago’s WGNTV website, and we’re scoping out this low-pressure system when suddenly, …

Registration And Artist Submissions Now Open For CMJ 2012

Registration And Artist Submissions Now Open For CMJ 20121

December 15, 2011

Save the dates: October 16–20, 2012

Youth Lagoon Tours This Spring, Covers John Denver

Youth Lagoon Tours This Spring, Covers John Denver

December 15, 2011, By

  It’s only been a few weeks since the bedroom indie dream-rocker who is Youth Lagoon wrapped up his most recent tour, but Trevor …

Ty Segall – Singles 2007-2010

Ty Segall – Singles 2007-2010

December 15, 2011, By

It’s rare you get the feeling of being in the studio with an artist while she or he works out the kinks, but that’…

Shins Reveals Details For Fourth Album, ‘Port Of Morrow’

Shins Reveals Details For Fourth Album, ‘Port Of Morrow’

December 14, 2011, By

Way back in 2007, a little album by the Shins‘ called Wincing The Night Away was all the rage. It debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard …

1,2,3 On Pittsburgh, PA

Scene Report: 1,2,3 On Pittsburgh, PA

December 14, 2011

Where yinz can hang in the City Of Bridges