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Wilco @ Hollywood Palladium: January 24, 2012

Wilco @ Hollywood Palladium: January 24, 2012

January 26, 2012, By

Wilco has been around for 18 years, so on Tuesday night, at Wilco’s first of three L.A. shows, the age discrepancy of the audience …

Chairlift @ Bowery Ballroom: January 23, 2012

Chairlift @ Bowery Ballroom: January 23, 20122

January 24, 2012, By

Like fellow octave-obliterating vocalist Leslie Feist, Caroline Polachek of Chairlift built early buzz for her band thanks in part to an Apple commercial. Last night …

Akron/Family @ 285 Kent: January 21, 2012

Akron/Family @ 285 Kent: January 21, 2012

January 24, 2012, By

  Akron/Family is one of those rare breeds of bands that understands the value of multitasking, not just instrumentally but also musically and aesthetically. …

Jeff Mangum @ Brooklyn Academy Of Music: January 20, 2012

Jeff Mangum @ Brooklyn Academy Of Music: January 20, 2012

January 24, 2012, By

The correct pronunciation of Jeff Mangum’s last name feels counterintuitive. You want to call him Magnum, as in Magnum P.I., but doing that …

Caveman @ Bowery Ballroom: January 20, 2012

Caveman @ Bowery Ballroom: January 20, 2012

January 23, 2012, By

Last Friday night, Bowery Ballroom was overtaken by a powerful smoke machine. It filled the stage and made everything a little hazy, and I’d …

Sharon Van Etten @ Mercury Lounge: January 18, 2012

Sharon Van Etten @ Mercury Lounge: January 18, 2012

January 19, 2012, By

Brooklyn songstress Sharon Van Etten debuted her forthcoming album, Tramp, in its entirety last night to a sold-out crowd at New York’s Mercury Lounge. …

A-Trak @ Webster Hall: January 13, 2012

A-Trak @ Webster Hall: January 13, 2012

January 16, 2012, By

When ’90s mixing wunderkind A-Trak assumed the turntables at 1:35 a.m. on Saturday morning, the floors of Webster Hall were already slick with PBR and …

Lushlife, Stepkids @ Knitting Factory: January 14, 2012

Lushlife, Stepkids @ Knitting Factory: January 14, 2012

January 16, 2012, By

It’s not every day a rapper claims to be physically exhausted from a 30-day juice fast, but that’s just what Lushlife , aka Philadelphia …

Photos: Grunge 20 @ Gramercy Theater: January 6, 2012

Photos: Grunge 20 @ Gramercy Theater: January 6, 20121

January 11, 2012

Photos: Andrew W.K., Calder Quartet @ Le Poisson Rouge

Photos: Andrew W.K., Calder Quartet @ Le Poisson Rouge

January 9, 2012

Andrew W.K. joined the Calder Quartet on Sunday at Le Poisson Rouge for a medley of classical songs and AWK originals. Photos by Alix …