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Dunwells @ Mercury Lounge: July 18, 2012

Dunwells @ Mercury Lounge: July 18, 2012

July 19, 2012, By

  The Dunwells and their abundance of guitars took the stage at the Mercury Lounge last night to croon their tunes to a front row …

Photos: Best Coast, Those Darlins, DIIV @ Terminal 5

Photos: Best Coast, Those Darlins, DIIV @ Terminal 5

July 18, 2012

Last night Best Coast returned to New York and brought some of that California sunshine to the large, sweaty confines of Terminal 5. Bethany Cosentino and …

Delta Rae @ Bowery Ballroom: July 17, 2012

Delta Rae @ Bowery Ballroom: July 17, 20127

July 18, 2012, By

Gospel stomp. Those two words introduced me to Delta Rae. I had to know what a band described like that sounded like. But after a …

Young The Giant @ Central Park SummerStage: July 16, 2012

Young The Giant @ Central Park SummerStage: July 16, 2012

July 17, 2012, By

For Young The Giant the burning question seems to be: How much longer can the band soak up the success of its debut album? After …

El-P, Killer Mike @ Irving Plaza: July 13, 2012

El-P, Killer Mike @ Irving Plaza: July 13, 2012

July 16, 2012, By

Mr. Muthafuckin’ Exquire must be hot as hell. It’s a balmy 80-plus degrees at the front of Irving Plaza on Friday The 13th, and …

Blitzen Trapper @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg: July 15, 2012

Blitzen Trapper @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg: July 15, 2012

July 16, 2012, By

I have a long relationship with Blitzen Trapper. When they released Furr, their breakout 2008 album filled with sophisticated, twangy storytelling, I was won over. Led …

Robert DeLong @ The Troubadour: July 11, 2012

Robert DeLong @ The Troubadour: July 11, 20121

July 12, 2012, By

The stage: covered in orange taped X’s and florescent splatter paint. The audience: adorned with X arm bands and excited smiles. As the house …

Nick Hoppner @ Electric Warehouse: July 3, 2012

Nick Hoppner @ Electric Warehouse: July 3, 20121

July 6, 2012, By

Five minutes before 6 AM on July 4 in Brooklyn, NY, Nick Höppner steps up behind the DJ booth and the two men standing near it, …

Photos: Beat Connection, White Arrows @ Knitting Factory

Photos: Beat Connection, White Arrows @ Knitting Factory

July 6, 2012

Seattle electro-pop duo Beat Connection played the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn on Thursday night alongside L.A. synth-punk group White Arrows, Brooklyn psych-artist Rioux and …

Moonface With Siinai @ Bowery Ballroom: June 30, 2012

Moonface With Siinai @ Bowery Ballroom: June 30, 2012

July 2, 2012, By

Not many bands can take the stage after the Charriots Of Fire theme plays. It’s a tough song to follow with its slow build, …