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Photos: Patti Smith @ Castle Clinton: July 14, 2011

Photos: Patti Smith @ Castle Clinton: July 14, 2011

July 15, 2011, By

Nothing says summer in New York like a free outdoor concert by the legendary Patti Smith. Photos of the River To River Festival event by …

WTF: Pharrell Launches New Age Of Feminism With Sugary Booze

WTF: Pharrell Launches New Age Of Feminism With Sugary Booze

July 15, 2011, By

As a young, hard-working single woman in this often cruel and unfair world, I wholeheartedly endorse Pharrell Williams‘ new ultra-premium liqueur, Qream With A Q. …

Swans Not Ready For Swan Song, On Tour

Swans Not Ready For Swan Song, On Tour

July 15, 2011, By

The reunion of art-noise legends Swans has been one of the most successful resurrections of a band in years. Unlike most decade-dormant bands, content to …

Photos: Superchunk, OFF!, Lemuria @ House Of Vans

Photos: Superchunk, OFF!, Lemuria @ House Of Vans

July 15, 2011

Superchunk, OFF! and Lemuria played at the massive warehouse that is the House Of Vans last night. Photos by Colin Colfer. Lemuria: OFF!: Next Page: …

CMJ New Music Report 1208

CMJ New Music Report 1208

July 15, 2011, By

Washed Out Goes To The Cleaner

July 15, 2011

Industry Wrap: July 15, 2011

July 15, 2011, By

The Swedish-based music service Spotify was finally released in the United States yesterday, and it is the internet’s cute, new puppy nobody can stop …

Norton

Sonicbids Spotlight: Norton

July 15, 2011, By

It shouldn’t come as a surprise to learn that indie pop band Norton is from Portugal. With the unfamiliar accents and layers of drums …

Foxy Brown’s Mooning Charge Dropped; Pants Still Up

Foxy Brown’s Mooning Charge Dropped; Pants Still Up

July 15, 2011, By

Rap lady Foxy Brown escaped prosecution for mooning her uptight neighbor Irene Raymond on Tuesday because the plaintiff refused to testify in court. Assistant District …

Eleanor Friedberger – Last Summer

Eleanor Friedberger – Last Summer

July 15, 2011, By

Based on the related suggestions Google offers for a search of the name “Eleanor Friedberger,” it seems that fans love to see her matched up&…

Pollyn Releases New Video For “How Small We Are”

Pollyn Releases New Video For “How Small We Are”

July 15, 2011, By

Pollyn, the Los Angeles indie rock trio, has released a video for “How Small We Are,” the lead single from its sophomore full-length, Living In …

New Theophilus London Video And Single

New Theophilus London Video And Single

July 14, 2011, By

Theophilus London has announced the release of a new video for “Girls Girls $” and the premiere of “I Stand Alone,” the first single from his …

Peelander-Z Releases Meme-Friendly Karaoke Video

Peelander-Z Releases Meme-Friendly Karaoke Video

July 14, 2011, By

Sometimes, it’s easy to tell why a video goes viral. Maybe it’s out-of-this-world pathetic or a hilarious stroke of genius. Other times, it’…

Photos: Urge Overkill @ Rocks Off Concert Cruse: July 13

Photos: Urge Overkill @ Rocks Off Concert Cruse: July 13

July 14, 2011

Urge Overkill played Rocks Off Concert Cruise last night. Photos by Patrick Eves. Were you at this show? Win a CMJ badge by posting your …

Rilo Kiley Splits For Good

Rilo Kiley Splits For Good

July 14, 2011, By

Rilo Kiley has broken up—for real. In an interview with Spinner that was posted yesterday, guitarist Blake Sennett said that the Los Angeles-based band …

Black Lips Is For The Kids

Black Lips Is For The Kids

July 14, 2011, By

“This sandwich kinda sucks,” says one Black Lips member to another. All four of the guys from the self-described “flower-punk” group are in rare, subdued …

Say Anything Signs To Equal Vision

Say Anything Signs To Equal Vision

July 14, 2011, By

Max Bemis, the lead singer of Los Angeles’ Say Anything, recently posted a lengthy blog entry to announce that the emo-punk rockers have signed to …