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Vaccines Brings Guitar-Rock Cure To North America

Vaccines Brings Guitar-Rock Cure To North America

May 5, 2011, By

London’s newest band of guitar-rock sweethearts, the Vaccines, will be making its way to North American this spring and summer in support of its …

Q&A: Chino Maurice

Q&A: Chino Maurice

May 5, 2011, By

Chino Maurice only started singing four years ago, but his incredible onstage energy suggests a longer performance history. The Cali-born vocalist recently played an explosive …

Miracle Fortress – Was I The Wave?

Miracle Fortress – Was I The Wave?

May 5, 2011, By

After stunning audiences with the release of Five Roses in 2007, Miracle Fortress, the brainchild of Montreal songwriter/musician/producer Graham Van Pelt, has returned with …

Step Into Com Truise’s ‘Galaxy’

Step Into Com Truise’s ‘Galaxy’

May 4, 2011, By

Chill wave DJ and producer Com Truise has announced the release of his forthcoming album Galaxy Melt for July 5. Along with the announcement comes “Polyhurt,” …

Thievery Corporation To Release ‘Culture Of Fear’

Thievery Corporation To Release ‘Culture Of Fear’

May 4, 2011, By

The DJ duo Thievery Corporation has just revealed the details of its sixth studio album, Culture Of Fear, dropping June 28 on ESL. In the 15-year …

Psych-Vet Roky Erickson Honored With Throbblehead

Psych-Vet Roky Erickson Honored With Throbblehead

May 4, 2011, By

Roky Erickson, the howling frontman for the 1960s psychedelic rock band 13th Floor Elevators, has been honored with the mark of a distinguished career: a 7…

Movits! On Luleå, Sweden

Scene Report: Movits! On Luleå, Sweden

May 4, 2011

In Scene Report, CMJ’s latest column, musicians from all over the globe fill us in on what’s going on sonically in their hometowns. …

Pains Of Being Pure At Heart Announces North American Tour

Pains Of Being Pure At Heart Announces North American Tour

May 4, 2011, By

New York-based indie-pop quintet the Pains Of Being Pure At Heart has quickly established its presence in the music world since the release of its …

Man Man – Life Fantastic

Man Man – Life Fantastic

May 4, 2011, By

Tom Waits is rumored to have once said that he liked Man Man’s music because of how similar it sounded to his own. Evidence …

Aloe Blacc To Tour North America

Aloe Blacc To Tour North America

May 3, 2011, By

Orange County, California’s Aloe Blacc, has announced he will be touring the United States late this spring/early this summer. The soul singer with …

Chinese Lesson 101 With Bing Ji Ling

Chinese Lesson 101 With Bing Ji Ling

May 3, 2011

by Bing Ji Ling I had the great fortune (and one hell of an adventure) of living in Shanghai in the late ’90s when a …

Joy Formidable @ Webster Hall: April 29, 2011

Joy Formidable @ Webster Hall: April 29, 2011

May 3, 2011, By

The Joy Formidable elicits the “only three members?!” reaction, providing another example for the argument that more members are not needed for a big sound (…

Surfer Blood @ Bowery Ballroom: April 29, 2011

Surfer Blood @ Bowery Ballroom: April 29, 2011

May 3, 2011, By

Bowery Ballroom is always a great place to catch a show. Small enough to feel intimate but large enough to attract a decent-sized crowd, it’…

Wooden Shjips Signs To Thrill Jockey

Wooden Shjips Signs To Thrill Jockey

May 3, 2011, By

Wooden Shjips (that’s pronounced “shyips,” folks) has signed to Thrill Jockey Records. The minimalist, psychedelic band will release a new album, called West, on …

Steve Reich’s 75th Birthday @ Carnegie Hall: April 30, 2011

Steve Reich’s 75th Birthday @ Carnegie Hall: April 30, 2011

May 3, 2011, By

On Saturday April 30, a surprisingly eclectic crowd filled Carnegie Hall in New York City to witness a monumental celebration of Steve Reich’s 75th birthday. …

James Pants – James Pants

James Pants – James Pants

May 3, 2011, By

Multi-instrumentalist James Pants of Spokane, WA, has—well—worked his pants off to get to this point in his career. After introducing himself to the …