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Hanni El Khatib @ Mercury Lounge: April 28, 2012

Hanni El Khatib @ Mercury Lounge: April 28, 2012

April 30, 2012, By

It’s little wonder L.A. garage rock gargoyle Hanni El Khatib caught Dan Auerbach’s attention. The familiar breed of fuzzed-out garage blues on …

Cold Cave @ Guggenheim: April 27, 2012

Cold Cave @ Guggenheim: April 27, 2012

April 30, 2012, By

Music and visual-art often go hand in hand, and this year electronic music and New York museums have built a very close relationship. On Friday …

Photos: Hives @ Studio At Webster Hall: April 26, 2012

Photos: Hives @ Studio At Webster Hall: April 26, 20121

April 27, 2012

Can’t help but be crazy ’bout these sharp-dressed men

Miike Snow @ Terminal 5: April 24, 2012

Miike Snow @ Terminal 5: April 24, 2012

April 25, 2012, By

Swedish indie-pop trio Miike Snow (Christian Karlsson, Pontus Winnberg and vocalist Andrew Wyatt) took the Terminal 5 stage on Tuesday night donning gold masks. It was …

Laurel Halo, Ital, Sepalcure, 2562 @ Unsound Festival

Laurel Halo, Ital, Sepalcure, 2562 @ Unsound Festival

April 23, 2012, By

You know how Taylor Swift might play Joni Mitchell in some upcoming film? (Before you throw a fit, remember that worse things could happen.) Those …

Chilly Gonzales @ The Bell House: April 20, 2012

Chilly Gonzales @ The Bell House: April 20, 2012

April 23, 2012, By

Self-described piano supervillain Chilly Gonzales has a long resume. Known for vanquishing Andrew W.K. in an epic piano battle, helping fellow Canadian chanteuse Leslie …

Lambchop @ The Bell House: April 20, 2012

Lambchop @ The Bell House: April 20, 2012

April 23, 2012, By

“I’m really happy as shit right now,” said podunk poet Kurt Wagner at Brooklyn’s Bell House on Friday night. Sitting with his guitar …

Photos: Rodrigo Y Gabriela @ Radio City: April 20, 2012

Photos: Rodrigo Y Gabriela @ Radio City: April 20, 2012

April 23, 2012

Mexican duo Rodrigo Y Gabriela brought their genre-bending take on flamenco rock to Radio City Music Hall on Friday night. All photos by Kate Meyer. &…

Lushlife @ Glasslands: April 18, 2012

Lushlife @ Glasslands: April 18, 2012

April 19, 2012, By

Although his lyrics may sometimes skew towards violent imagery, don’t be fooled—Lushlife is a teddy bear. His energy onstage is approachable and …

Neon Indian, Housse De Racket, Friends @ Echoplex

Neon Indian, Housse De Racket, Friends @ Echoplex

April 19, 2012, By

  Brooklyn tropical pop band Friends kicked off the Neon Indian show at the Echoplex in LA on Tuesday night, and they had a seriously …