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City And Colour @ Webster Hall: March 31, 2011

City And Colour @ Webster Hall: March 31, 2011

April 1, 2011, By

Dallas Green, the man otherwise known as City And Colour (or one-fifth of Canadian post-hardcore band Alexisonfire), made his somewhat-annual springtime NYC solo tour stop …

Bienvenido A LAMC This July

Bienvenido A LAMC This July

April 1, 2011, By

It’s almost that time of year again! The 12th annual Latin American Music Conference, a yearly collection of panels and showcases centering on Latin …

Foster The People Takes On More Dates

Foster The People Takes On More Dates

April 1, 2011, By

Los Angeles-based trio Foster The People has announced a second leg to its North American tour, extending its dates from April to early July. After …

Lee “Scratch” Perry Rises Again

Lee “Scratch” Perry Rises Again

April 1, 2011, By

The undying dub pioneer Lee “Scratch” Perry is releasing a new album, titled Rise Again, on May 10. The album features TV On The Radio songwriter …

Mountain Goats @ Bowery Ballroom: March 29, 2011

Mountain Goats @ Bowery Ballroom: March 29, 2011

April 1, 2011, By

John Darnielle is more than a singer-songwriter. He’s a movie buff who testifies to the genius of The Mechanic, a storyteller who rambles about …

Big Freedia Breaks Out New EP

Big Freedia Breaks Out New EP

April 1, 2011, By

The queen of New Orleans bounce, Big Freedia, has released a free EP of five songs titled Scion A/V Presents: Big Freedia (Scion A/…

Sonicbids Spotlight: Birds And Batteries

Sonicbids Spotlight: Birds And Batteries

April 1, 2011, By

Birds And Batteries exists in an alternate universe in which the classic-rock artists of the 1970s—Tom Petty, Neil Young—put down their guitars and …

Track Giveaway And Video Premiere: Shadowing Matthew Dear

Track Giveaway And Video Premiere: Shadowing Matthew Dear

April 1, 2011, By

Some artists have pre-show rituals involving meditation, eating a particular type of sandwich, kissing a rabbit’s foot or slamming a six-pack. But for Matthew …

NMR 1193/CMJ TV: Dum Dum Girls Are No. One One Girls

NMR 1193/CMJ TV: Dum Dum Girls Are No. One One Girls

April 1, 2011

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rhw7RF0sPiU Sure you’re still on top at Triple A, but, sorry, Radiohead, you’re no longer …

Kills – Blood Pressures

Kills – Blood Pressures

April 1, 2011, By

In Blood Pressures, the Kills’ swaggering fourth album, Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince deal in darkness. The band finds itself in a mechanized thumping middle …

dÉbruit – Şiş Sürpriz

dÉbruit – Şiş Sürpriz

April 1, 2011, By

Turkish-inspired, synthesized beats? That idea has to come out sounding gimmicky and contrived. Or at least like throwaway party mash-ups that required more perspiration over …

Film: A Tribe Called Quest In ‘Beats, Rhymes & Life’

Film: A Tribe Called Quest In ‘Beats, Rhymes & Life’

March 31, 2011, By

Twenty-one years after releasing its debut album, A Tribe Called Quest becomes the subject of a rock ’n’ roll-style documentary, featuring all of the triumphant …

CMJ New Music Monthly: April 2011, #171

CMJ New Music Monthly: April 2011, #171

March 31, 2011

Subscribers, click the button below and enter your download code to access this month’s CMJ New Music Monthly: DOWNLOAD Tracklist (artist // track // album // label): 01. …

Photos: Ella Riot @ Pianos: March 30, 2011

Photos: Ella Riot @ Pianos: March 30, 2011

March 31, 2011

Photographer Jamie Killen was at Pianos last night to capture the furious styles of Ann Arbor, MI’s Ella Riot (formerly known as My Dear …

Austra Prepares To Make North America Shake It

Austra Prepares To Make North America Shake It

March 31, 2011, By

Austra, Toronto’s hottest new dance band, has announced a micro North American tour following the May 17 release of its debut album, Feel It Break (…

A Love Letter To LCD Soundsystem

A Love Letter To LCD Soundsystem

March 31, 2011, By

Dear LCD Soundsystem, I remember when you sauntered into my life, all bluster and attitude, name-dropping Daft Punk amid a distinctly rock ‘n’ roll beat. …