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Pepper Rabbit – Red Velvet Snow Ball

Pepper Rabbit – Red Velvet Snow Ball

August 8, 2011, By

Red Velvet Snow Ball is a haunting and charming sophomore effort by Xander Singh and Luc Laurent, the guys who make up L.A.-based …

Man Man @ House Of Vans: August 4, 2011

Man Man @ House Of Vans: August 4, 2011

August 5, 2011, By

The demons inside of Man Man must really be clinging to its members’ souls, because a Man Man show is the same exorcism-like event it …

Scholarship-A-Palooza: Lolla Partners With Berklee

Scholarship-A-Palooza: Lolla Partners With Berklee

August 5, 2011, By

Lollapalooza is this weekend in Chicago, and the lineup is awesome. There’s something for everyone, and a huge amount of conflicts that will lead …

Frightened Rabbit @ MHOW: August 3, 2011

Frightened Rabbit @ MHOW: August 3, 2011

August 5, 2011, By

Frightened Rabbit took a brief break from its tour with Death Cab For Cutie to play a small, headlining show. Being an opening act for …

Industry Q&A: Jeff Owens (Label Manager, Ghostly)

Industry Q&A: Jeff Owens (Label Manager, Ghostly)1

August 5, 2011, By

Co-founded by international man of exquisitely tailored suits, Matthew Dear, Ghostly International is an independent label based in Ann Arbor, MI. Since its inception in 1999, …

Andrew W.K., Cherie Lily @ Santos: August 3, 2011

Andrew W.K., Cherie Lily @ Santos: August 3, 2011

August 5, 2011, By

If anyone knows how to bring the party, it’s unarguably Andrew W.K.. If there’s any location most conducive to partying, it would …

Tic Tic Boom!

Sonicbids Spotlight: Tic Tic Boom!

August 5, 2011, By

Los Angeles quartet Tic Tic Boom! began five years ago, when singer Leilani Francisco and guitarist Mike DeLay started dating. “I wrote a song and …

Hudson Mohawke – Satin Panthers

Hudson Mohawke – Satin Panthers

August 5, 2011, By

EPs are often slight works, but they can be proving grounds for new sounds and experiments that yield fruitful results on later works. The latest …

August 5, 2011

Industry Wrap: August 5, 2011

August 5, 2011, By

Walwart has teamed up with Ticketmaster. The plan is to sell concert tickets from in-store video screens at Walmarts across the country, making it near-impossible …

Photos: Big Audio Dynamite @ Brooklyn Bowl: August 3, 2011

Photos: Big Audio Dynamite @ Brooklyn Bowl: August 3, 2011

August 5, 2011

Mick Jones’ Big Audio Dynamite played Brooklyn Bowl on Thursday. Photos by Colin Colfer. Were you at this show? Win a CMJ badge by posting …

Olivia Tremor Control Reissues And Fall Tour Dates

Olivia Tremor Control Reissues And Fall Tour Dates

August 4, 2011, By

Chunklet Industries will be reissuing both of the Olivia Tremor Control‘s classic full-length albums, Music From The Unrealized Film Script: Dusk At Cubist Castle …

Brass Bed Talks Cajun Music

Brass Bed Talks Cajun Music

August 4, 2011, By

Brass Bed is a Lafayette, LA, quartet that channels the power of unrestrained rock and power pop, which it shared on its new LP, Melt …

Sufjan Stevens @ Prospect Park Bandshell: August 3, 2011

Sufjan Stevens @ Prospect Park Bandshell: August 3, 2011

August 4, 2011, By

At some point, Sufjan Stevens turned into a bona fide neon cult leader. Last night at the magical forest that is the Prospect Park Bandshell, …

WTF: Rick Ross Teams Up With Chicken Joint

WTF: Rick Ross Teams Up With Chicken Joint

August 4, 2011, By

Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman may be in danger of losing his prestigious titles as Wingstop‘s “#1 Fan” and “National Spokesman” because Rick Ross …

Death Cab For Cutie @ Williamsburg Waterfront: August 2

Death Cab For Cutie @ Williamsburg Waterfront: August 2

August 4, 2011

Death Cab For Cutie's night at the Williamsburg Waterfront began right as the sun started to fall. The band opened with “I Will Possess Your …

The-Dream Plans To Release A Free LP

The-Dream Plans To Release A Free LP

August 4, 2011, By

R&B extraordinaire The-Dream is set to release a 10-song online album titled The Terius Nash Est. 1977 for free at the end of August. Apparently, …