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Action Bronson Debuts Mr. Wonderful, Serves Lunch At SXSW

Action Bronson takes a classicist, no-bullshit approach to hip-hop -- verbal wizardry over rock-solid beats with minimal gimmicks -- but the man understands how to…
Chris DeVille | March 19, 2015 - 8:07 pm
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Shamir And Courtney Barnett Have Their Coronation At NPR’s SXSW Showcase

Shamir and Courtney Barnett have a lot more in common than you might think on first glance. Their careers seem to be following pretty much…
James Rettig | March 19, 2015 - 7:30 pm
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The Week In Pop: Sam Hunt Brings Hip-Hop-Informed Country To SXSW

It's gotten to where you can't read about Sam Hunt without reading about Drake. Hunt -- a former college football quarterback and philosophy major turned…
Chris DeVille | March 19, 2015 - 1:58 pm
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Rae Sremmurd’s SremmLife Prospers At SXSW

There's something to be said for hedonism, for unabashedly glorying in your own desires, for recklessly pursuing the present. In a moment when rap ha…
Caitlin White | March 19, 2015 - 12:24 pm

Viet Cong Played With A One-Armed Drummer At SXSW, Still Kicked Ass

Viet Cong's self-titled debut is the kind of album that makes references to certain musical epochs without confining itself to their particular genre conventions. The…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | March 19, 2015 - 11:35 am
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Vic Mensa Submits His Application For Superstardom At SXSW

Vic Mensa's 2013 mixtape Innanetape was the kind of project that creeps up on you, gradually ingratiating itself over days and weeks. In the 17…
Chris DeVille | March 18, 2015 - 1:30 pm
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Natalie Prass Embraces Her Rock Roots In SXSW Debut

Natalie Prass' SXSW debut was absolutely packed. She was squeezed onto the inside stage at Austin's Cheer Up Charlie's late Tuesday night, and it became…
James Rettig | March 18, 2015 - 12:19 pm
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Tibet House US Benefit Concert @ Carnegie Hall, New York 3/5/15

Right before Patti Smith abandoned the low, throaty hum of her alto to burst into the growling second half of "Ghandi," she spit on the…
Caitlin White | March 6, 2015 - 12:51 pm

Paul McCartney @ Irving Plaza, NYC 2/14/15

Every now and then, I take a trip to some other, quieter city and, like a lot of people who live here, get tempted to…
Ryan Leas | February 15, 2015 - 2:52 pm
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Sleater-Kinney Played Their First Show In 9 Years Last Night

While most of the world was struggling through an uneventful and inoffensive Grammys ceremony, a lucky few got to witness Sleater-Kinney take the stage for…
Stereogum | February 9, 2015 - 9:20 am
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Father @ The Kymberle Project, Brooklyn 1/29/15

I pressed play on Father's Young Hot Ebony mixtape this Sunday and I haven't been able to listen to anything since. Sure, I'm late o…
Caitlin White | January 30, 2015 - 12:05 pm
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Photos: FIDLAR @ Regent Theatre, Los Angeles 1/23/15

FIDLAR played their first show in ten months on Friday night at the Regent Theatre in Los Angeles, and our photographer Wilson Lee was there…
James Rettig | January 25, 2015 - 6:38 pm
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The Smashing Pumpkins @ Webster Hall, NYC 12/8/14

End-of-year lists -- including ours -- may have already hit the internet, but there are still a few releases left in these waning weeks of…
Ryan Leas | December 9, 2014 - 11:20 am
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Watch Jonah Hill Cover Drake, Scarlett Johansson Cover New Order, Stephen Malkmus Cover The Black Crowes, Jarvis Cocker Cover Celine Dion For Vice’s 20th Birthday In Brooklyn

There was a not-entirely-common sight down around the Brooklyn Navy Yard last night. Dozens of cabs lined the street, because depending on where you're coming…
Ryan Leas | December 6, 2014 - 4:18 pm
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Photos: 38 Bands Say Goodbye To Death By Audio

Williamsburg DIY venue Death By Audio, which became a staple in the Brooklyn scene after opening in 2007, has now closed its doors for the
Peter Helman | November 24, 2014 - 11:26 am
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Kurt Vile And The Violators @ First Unitarian Church, LA 11/21/14

All through November, Red Bull Sound Select is running the event 30 Days In LA, during which they schedule a show a night, always at…
Ryan Leas | November 22, 2014 - 1:37 pm
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Perfume @ Hammerstein Ballroom, NYC 11/15/14

Japanese pop artists rarely come to the US. So when Perfume -- the female vocal trio who've spent the last decade embodying a unique and…
Phil Freeman | November 21, 2014 - 11:20 am
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Tobias Jesso Jr. Played His Fourth Show Ever In Someone’s Kitchen Last Night

It's always a little bit nerve-racking seeing an artist perform live for the first time, especially one that's been garnering a lot of hype o…
James Rettig | November 19, 2014 - 11:32 am
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Caribou @ Webster Hall, NYC 11/14/14

My whole experience with Caribou started live. Back in 2012, when the profile of Dan Snaith's project rose due to opening for Radiohead, I wa…
Ryan Leas | November 15, 2014 - 1:32 pm
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Iceland Airwaves 2014: The War On Drugs, The Flaming Lips, & The Knife’s Final Show

While I might be in some kind of minority here, Iceland Airwaves is the kind of thing I prefer to a normal festival. Not that…
Ryan Leas | November 10, 2014 - 1:46 pm
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