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NT, Flown @ Saint Vitus: May 24, 2012

NT, Flown @ Saint Vitus: May 24, 2012

May 25, 2012, By

In his autobiography Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi describes the making of the band’s stoner-metal classic Master Of Reality by writing, “Back then all …

Polyphonic Spree @ Webster Hall: May 23, 2012

Polyphonic Spree @ Webster Hall: May 23, 2012

May 24, 2012, By

I momentarily joined a cult lat night, I think. Or at least ventured where an idealistic mindset and better life awaited. These are, of course, …

Photos: Jinja Safari @ Pianos: May 23, 2012

Photos: Jinja Safari @ Pianos: May 23, 2012

May 24, 2012, By

This week was Sydney’s delightfully percussion-laden, jangly and shoeless band Jinja Safari’s first time in the U.S. We were in the packed …

Photos: Jack White, Alabama Shakes @ Roseland Ballroom

Photos: Jack White, Alabama Shakes @ Roseland Ballroom

May 23, 2012

Ladies’ night with Jack White and the Peacocks

Maps And Atlases, Big Sleep @ Studio At Webster Hall: May 21

Maps And Atlases, Big Sleep @ Studio At Webster Hall: May 21

May 22, 2012, By

You can discern a lot about a band from its pre-concert stage setup. The huge, mounted bass drum awaiting Maps And Atlases on the cozy …

Photos: Charli XCX @ Red Bull Garage, Liverpool, UK: May 18

Photos: Charli XCX @ Red Bull Garage, Liverpool, UK: May 18

May 22, 2012, By

Like a goth Peg Bundy

Ty Segall, White Fence, The Men, Strange Boys @ Webster Hall

Ty Segall, White Fence, The Men, Strange Boys @ Webster Hall

May 17, 2012, By

A man can cram a mess of headbanging into an hour when his songs average about two minutes in length. West Coast garage crumbler Ty …

Photos: Florence Welch, Esperanza Spalding, MMJ @ Jazz Fest

Photos: Florence Welch, Esperanza Spalding, MMJ @ Jazz Fest

May 14, 2012

The annual festival closes out its 2012 run

Zola Jesus @ Guggenheim: May 10, 2012

Zola Jesus @ Guggenheim: May 10, 2012

May 11, 2012, By

Before Thursday night’s Zola Jesus concert at the Guggenheim could start an event organizer took to the center of the stage, thanked the audience …

M83, I Break Horses @ Terminal 5: May 10, 2012

M83, I Break Horses @ Terminal 5: May 10, 2012

May 11, 2012