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Wilco @ Central Park SummerStage: September 22, 2011

Wilco @ Central Park SummerStage: September 22, 2011

September 23, 2011, By

A criticism that has dogged Wilco is that new albums don’t change, that the Wilco of 10 years ago has not progressed at all. Related …

La Res, Pet Lions, Life Size Maps @ Pianos: September 22

La Res, Pet Lions, Life Size Maps @ Pianos: September 22

September 23, 2011, By

Pianos, that bar and venue on the Lower East Side, had not a single piano in the place. Not like the bands playing last night …

Photos: Frank Turner @ Bowery Ballroom: September 21, 2011

Photos: Frank Turner @ Bowery Ballroom: September 21, 2011

September 23, 2011

Laura Marling @ Troubadour, CA: September 20, 2011

Laura Marling @ Troubadour, CA: September 20, 2011

September 22, 2011, By

“In ‘I Speak Because I Can’ I say, ‘My husband left me last night.’ Now, I have never been married. And I start out ‘Salinas’ …

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah @ Bowery Ballroom

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah @ Bowery Ballroom

September 21, 2011, By

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah is an acquired taste. Quirky in instrumentation and charmingly different in vocals, the five-some has acquired a rather loyal legion …

Vivian Girls, Widowspeak @ Knitting Factory, September 20

Vivian Girls, Widowspeak @ Knitting Factory, September 20

September 21, 2011

Tune-Yards @ Le Poisson Rouge: September 19, 2011

Tune-Yards @ Le Poisson Rouge: September 19, 2011

September 20, 2011, By

It’s a fact that within the limited musical sphere everyone lazily calls “indie,” Tune-Yards is one of the most bracing live bands. Its combination …

Beets @ Skylight West: September 19, 2011

Beets @ Skylight West: September 19, 2011

September 20, 2011, By

The Beets, a trio of low-fiers from Queens, got off to a rough start last night at Skylight West when cops came and shut down …

Shlohmo, Salva, RL Grime @ Studio At Webster Hall

Shlohmo, Salva, RL Grime @ Studio At Webster Hall

September 20, 2011, By

The sound of Salva made the walls of Webster Hall’s ladies’ room buzz with bass on September 17, the night he and beatmates RL Grime …

Brooklyn Autumn Guitar Show @ Brooklyn Bowl: September 18

Brooklyn Autumn Guitar Show @ Brooklyn Bowl: September 18

September 19, 2011, By

Sunday was the Brooklyn Autumn Guitar Show at Brooklyn Bowl, and CMJ was there. We were looking for a quadruple-neck Gibson to hang up in …