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John Maus And Puro Instinct @ Mercury Lounge: June 29, 2011

John Maus And Puro Instinct @ Mercury Lounge: June 29, 2011

July 1, 2011, By

He wasn’t at Mercury Lounge on Wednesday night, but Ariel Pink’s presence was inescapable. The lo-fi provocateur’s influence could be felt across …

HEALTH, No Age, Cults @ House Of Vans: June 30

HEALTH, No Age, Cults @ House Of Vans: June 30

July 1, 2011, By

As the first part of a four part series, , HEALTH, No Age, Cults and Ceremony played a free house show at the House Of Vans …

CMJ New Music Report 1206

CMJ New Music Report 1206

July 1, 2011, By

Kiss Me, Black Lips

Matt And Kim @ Terminal 5: June 29, 2011

Matt And Kim @ Terminal 5: June 29, 2011

July 1, 2011, By

Brooklyn’s own Matt And Kim was elated to be back in the five boroughs. Also, maybe just elated in general. Drummer Kim Schifino’s …

Chad Valley (Oxford, UK)

On The Verge: Chad Valley (Oxford, UK)

July 1, 2011, By

Chad Valley was the name of a toy company started by Joseph and Alfred Johnson in the late 1800s in Birmingham, a town outside of …

Shabazz Palaces – Black Up

Shabazz Palaces – Black Up

July 1, 2011, By

Left-field hip-hop can be divided into two basic types: the heady, experimental half and the heedless, weird-for-the-sake-thereof half (with some wiggle room in between, of …

Art Brut Eddie: How To Make A Comic Book Musical

Art Brut Eddie: How To Make A Comic Book Musical

July 1, 2011, By

Art Brut frontman Eddie Argos, who has been a comic book fan since the age of 7, recently contacted his favorite comic book artists to ask …

Nosaprise

Sonicbids Spotlight: Nosaprise

July 1, 2011, By

Upon hearing rap musician Nosaprise (real name Nosa Edebor) is from Houston, one can only think of the chopped and screwed genre but Nosaprise wants …

Dum Dum Girls Gets Personal On New Album, Tours This Fall

Dum Dum Girls Gets Personal On New Album, Tours This Fall

June 30, 2011, By

Starting October 1, L.A.’s alt-scene queens the Dum Dum Girls will be taking North America and Europe by the balls to promote the September 27 …

Africa Hitech Releases Video Brimming With Robot Controversy

Africa Hitech Releases Video Brimming With Robot Controversy

June 30, 2011, By

Almost two months after dropping their debut album, 93 Million Miles, as the duo Africa Hitech, producers Mark Pritchard and Steve Spacek have released a video …

Update: NYPD Clashes At Smif-N-Wessun/Pete Rock Show

Update: NYPD Clashes At Smif-N-Wessun/Pete Rock Show

June 30, 2011, By

UPDATE: Kenneth Montgomery, the group’s attorney, has released the following statement regarding Tuesday night’s event. On Tuesday, June 28th, Pete Rock, Tek & Steele (…

Press And Volunteer Applications Now Open For CMJ 2011

Press And Volunteer Applications Now Open For CMJ 2011

June 30, 2011, By

Hey y’all writers, bloggers and photographers. Summer is in full swing, but autumn is coming quickly and bringing CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival along. …

Beirut Announces First Tour And Album In Four Years

Beirut Announces First Tour And Album In Four Years

June 30, 2011, By

Beirut, Zach Condon’s solo project-turned band, is returning to the stage for a string of dates after a four-year touring hiatus. The six-piece band …

Wu-Tang Becomes Wugazi

Wu-Tang Becomes Wugazi

June 30, 2011, By

It seems like you can mash Wu-Tang with anything. Last year, it was the Beatles. This year—Fugazi? Yes, Doomtree is releasing a Wu-Tang and …

Thievery Corporation – Culture Of Fear

Thievery Corporation – Culture Of Fear

June 30, 2011, By

David Cope, a professor at the University Of California, Santa Cruz, has been experimenting with “algorithmic computer music” and “musical intelligence” in order to program …

Zola Jesus Announces New Album, Shares Track

Zola Jesus Announces New Album, Shares Track

June 30, 2011, By

Nika Roza Danilova, better known as on-the-verge synth-pop artist Zola Jesus, has announced her second full-length album, Conatus, which comes out October 4 on Sacred Bones. …