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Cloud Nothings – Attack On Memory

Cloud Nothings – Attack On Memory1

January 25, 2012, By

Cloud Nothings has a mission statement for its second album. It’s not a complex one, and it’s not cryptic in the slightest. In …

Chairlift @ Bowery Ballroom: January 23, 2012

Chairlift @ Bowery Ballroom: January 23, 20122

January 24, 2012, By

Like fellow octave-obliterating vocalist Leslie Feist, Caroline Polachek of Chairlift built early buzz for her band thanks in part to an Apple commercial. Last night …

Team Clermont Celebrates 15 Years

Team Clermont Celebrates 15 Years1

January 24, 2012, By

Looking back, looking ahead

Akron/Family @ 285 Kent: January 21, 2012

Akron/Family @ 285 Kent: January 21, 2012

January 24, 2012, By

Akron/Family is one of those rare breeds of bands that understands the value of multitasking, not just instrumentally but also musically and aesthetically. There …

Sleigh Bells Debuts New Video For “Comeback Kid”

Sleigh Bells Debuts New Video For “Comeback Kid”

January 24, 2012, By

Noise-pop band Sleigh Bells has released a new video for “Comeback Kid,” a single off of the duo’s upcoming LP, Reign Of Terror. In …

Jeff Mangum @ Brooklyn Academy Of Music: January 20, 2012

Jeff Mangum @ Brooklyn Academy Of Music: January 20, 2012

January 24, 2012, By

The correct pronunciation of Jeff Mangum’s last name feels counterintuitive. You want to call him Magnum, as in Magnum P.I., but doing that …

Mighty Sparrow – Sparromania!

Mighty Sparrow – Sparromania!

January 24, 2012, By

No one has defined calypso as Mighty Sparrow. With wit, an eye on Cold War politicking and a keen nose for taking the piss from …

New Video From Ernest Gonzales

New Video From Ernest Gonzales

January 24, 2012, By

Cloud Nothings Releases Video For “No Future/No Past”

Cloud Nothings Releases Video For “No Future/No Past”

January 23, 2012, By

With its third album, Attack On Memory, dropping tomorrow on Carpark, Cloud Nothings has released the video for “No Future/No Past,” a dark song …

Five Finger Death Punch Goes West

Five Finger Death Punch Goes West

January 23, 2012, By

Look out, Canada: American Capitalist is coming your way! Five Finger Death Punch will be heading to Canada this spring. Although the band has played …

First Aid Kit – The Lion’s Roar

First Aid Kit – The Lion’s Roar

January 23, 2012, By

Johanna and Klara Söderberg, the Swedish sisters who make up First Aid Kit, were born in 1990 and 1993 respectively. This is an important piece of …

Caveman @ Bowery Ballroom: January 20, 2012

Caveman @ Bowery Ballroom: January 20, 2012

January 23, 2012, By

Last Friday night, Bowery Ballroom was overtaken by a powerful smoke machine. It filled the stage and made everything a little hazy, and I’d …

New Video: ScHoolboy Q And A$AP Rocky Pursue Happiness

New Video: ScHoolboy Q And A$AP Rocky Pursue Happiness

January 20, 2012, By

Partying, smoking, drinking and overall good times are what appear in ScHoolboy Q‘s new music video for “Hands On The Wheel” featuring A$AP …

Charles Bradley Announces Tour Dates, Contest

Charles Bradley Announces Tour Dates, Contest

January 20, 2012, By

Commonly referred to as “The Screaming Eagle Of Soul,” Charles Bradley released his debut album, No Time For Dreaming, last year via Daptone, following up …

Alex Winston Debuts New Video, Album Out April 10

Alex Winston Debuts New Video, Album Out April 10

January 20, 2012, By

She’s opened for the likes of Chuck Berry and Gotye, and performed sunny covers of Black Keys tunes, but now she’s getting her …

World War I’s (Brooklyn, NY)

Sonicbids Spotlight: World War I’s (Brooklyn, NY)1

January 20, 2012, By

Grimy rock bubbling up in Gowanus