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Everything’s Coming Up ‘Lollipops’

Everything’s Coming Up ‘Lollipops’

January 5, 2012, By

VV Brown signs with Capitol, preps a new album and performs without shoes

Scuba Announces ‘Personal’ New Album

Scuba Announces ‘Personal’ New Album

January 5, 2012, By

Scuba, the DJ moniker of Hotflush curator and early dubstep innovator Paul Rose, has announced plans to release Personality, an album of 11 new tracks that …

Sepalcure @ 103 Harriet: December 30, 2011

Sepalcure @ 103 Harriet: December 30, 2011

January 5, 2012, By

When producers Praveen Sharma (Braille) and Travis Stewart (Machinedrum) of Sepalcure took over the booth at the San Francisco warehouse venue 103 Harriet, a crowd ballooned …

Killswitch Engage Parts Ways With Singer Howard Jones

Killswitch Engage Parts Ways With Singer Howard Jones

January 4, 2012, By

  Massachusetts’ metalcore great Killswitch Engage announced today via its Facebook and official website that it has decided to continue as a band without singer …

Valient Thorr Announces Spring Tour Dates

Valient Thorr Announces Spring Tour Dates

January 4, 2012, By

  It’s going to be a busy spring for Valient Thorr. It was recently confirmed that the band would be included on the bill …

WTF: Oscar De La Renta Designs Beats By Dre For The Wealthy

WTF: Oscar De La Renta Designs Beats By Dre For The Wealthy

January 4, 2012, By

The holiday season is over, but maybe you have a little last-minute shopping to get done for the budding bass-loving fashionista on your list. Or, …

Super Guachin On Mendoza, Argentina (And Buenos Aires, Too)

Scene Report: Super Guachin On Mendoza, Argentina (And Buenos Aires, Too)2

January 4, 2012

When the small-town scene gets old, these guys head to the capital

Converge To Start Recording New Album

Converge To Start Recording New Album

January 4, 2012, By

  Only a few days into 2012, but there are already plans for some exciting releases to come. On Monday, via the band’s Facebook, Converge …

Hold Steady, Titus Andronicus @ Brooklyn Bazaar: December 17

Hold Steady, Titus Andronicus @ Brooklyn Bazaar: December 171

January 4, 2012, By

I have seen both the Hold Steady and Titus Andronicus live in concert, and both shows were just pure, energetic, rock ’n’ roll bliss. So …

Pepper Rabbit Calls It Quits

Pepper Rabbit Calls It Quits

January 3, 2012, By

Pepper Rabbit, the L.A.-based psych-pop duo, announced its break-up this past Friday. In a lengthy and heartfelt note on the band’s Facebook …

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 …