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Givers @ Bowery Ballroom: June 16, 2011

Givers @ Bowery Ballroom: June 16, 2011

June 17, 2011, By

There aren’t a whole lot of elements to a Givers show—no army of lubricated backup dancers, no fountain of blood, no collapsible …

Oh No! Yoko

Sonicbids Spotlight: Oh No! Yoko

June 17, 2011, By

It’s a rule of thumb that, when you come across a band with an exclamation point in its name, you should prepare to hear …

Arctic Monkeys – Suck It And See

Arctic Monkeys – Suck It And See

June 17, 2011, By

An album titled Suck It And See is designed to be noticed. It’s this kind of snarky, brash wording that has become a trademark …

CMJ New Music Report 1204

CMJ New Music Report 1204

June 17, 2011, By

JEFF The Brotherhood Bros Down, Adds Up

Low Anthem @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg: June 15, 2011

Low Anthem @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg: June 15, 2011

June 16, 2011, By

What separates the Low Anthem from all of the other old-timey, Americana revivalist bands is its distinct understanding of atmosphere and the emotional kick it …

June 16, 2011

Industry Wrap: June 16, 2011

June 16, 2011, By

Pandora followed in the footsteps of other online start-ups when it went public this week, valuing its initial public offering, or I.P.O., at $16 …

WTF: Cee Lo And Mötley Crüe Are Good Buds

WTF: Cee Lo And Mötley Crüe Are Good Buds

June 16, 2011, By

Photographic evidence above via the Lady Killa himself. After his tense Coachella performance, it became clear that soul-pop star Cee Lo Green has an attitude. …

Overachiever Tom Russell Announces 26th Album

Overachiever Tom Russell Announces 26th Album

June 16, 2011, By

American singer-songwriter and composer Tom Russell has just announced the September 6 release of his 26th album, Mesabi. The album, which was co-produced by Russell and …

Gallops (Wrexham, UK)

On The Verge: Gallops (Wrexham, UK)

June 16, 2011, By

You could try to describe instrumental U.K. outfit Gallops‘ sound, but the group’s Myspace bio probably says it best: “Gallops are where live …

Prince Rama Talks New Album On AnCo’s Label

Prince Rama Talks New Album On AnCo’s Label

June 16, 2011, By

Prince Rama, the sexy only-in-Brooklyn sister act constructed by Taraka and Nimei Larson, has announced its fifth studio album Trust Now will be released October 4 …

Watch Invisible Children’s Silver Series Of Music Videos

Watch Invisible Children’s Silver Series Of Music Videos

June 16, 2011, By

Today, Invisible Children is releasing the first round of music videos as part of its new Silver Series initiative on the organization’s music blog. …

VHS Or Beta Has “Found A Reason”

VHS Or Beta Has “Found A Reason”

June 16, 2011, By

Disco-inspired dance-rock band VHS Or Beta is releasing its fourth album, Diamonds And Death, on September 27 on Chromosome, and if lead single “I Found A …

Reunion Tour: D Generation

Reunion Tour: D Generation

June 16, 2011, By

New York based punk rockers—and former CMJ cover artist—D Generation will reunite this September to perform a select number of shows in the …

Coathangers – Larceny And Old Lace

Coathangers – Larceny And Old Lace

June 16, 2011, By

The new album by Atlanta-based punk quartet the Coathangers vibrates with charismatic energy and attitude-driven lyrics. The band has blossomed since its pawnshop days, when …

Junior Boys @ Webster Hall: June 14, 2011

Junior Boys @ Webster Hall: June 14, 2011

June 15, 2011, By

Two years ago, Junior Boys disappointed fans and ignited the blogosphere by canceling its set at New York’s Webster Hall mid-show due to technical …

Man Confesses To 1994 Shooting Of Tupac Shakur

Man Confesses To 1994 Shooting Of Tupac Shakur

June 15, 2011, By

UPDATED: Since publishing this story, Allhiphop.com has changed the wording of its report, softening the original text that initially stated that Isaac admitted to “…