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Photos: Beach Goth 3 Fest Feat. Atlas Sound, Foxygen, DIIV, Alice Glass, & More

By Peter Helman / October 27, 2014 - 11:58 am
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Orange County’s eclectic Beach Goth festival, organized by surf-rock weirdos the Growlers, returned for its third year on Saturday. The fest included a diverse lineup, some wandering Oompa Loompas, and — for some reason — an incredibly awkward Pauly Shore on hosting duty, who somehow managed to piss off Alice Glass enough that she reportedly… More »


Photos: Perfume Genius @ Mississippi Studios, Portland 10/24/14

By James Rettig / October 26, 2014 - 4:41 pm

Perfume Genius played Portland’s Mississippi Studios on Friday night, and our photographer Colin McLaughlin was there to capture it. Mike Hadreas gave a characteristically great performance — his setlist was geared mostly towards songs from his fantastic new album, Too Bright, but he also dipped into his back catalog as well. Matteah Baim opened. Check… More »


CMJ: Girlpool, Jawbreaker Reunion, Amanda X, Bent Shapes, & More @ Silent Barn, Brooklyn 10/24/14

By James Rettig / October 26, 2014 - 3:37 pm

If I didn’t know any better, I’d say that the lineup for the Miscreant & Father/Daughter CMJ showcase was tailor-made for me. Pretty much every artist on the bill has been in my high rotation all year, so I was insanely excited to see everyone live, most of them for the first time. The lineu… More »


CMJ: Blue Hawaii, Ballet School, Lydia Ainsworth @ Glasslands, Brooklyn 10/24/14

By Ryan Leas / October 25, 2014 - 3:22 pm

Ever since we named Lydia Ainsworth’s dual EP debut Right From Real Stereogum’s Album Of The Week almost a month ago, I’ve been hooked on it. Going into last night’s PopGun showcase at the not-long-for-this-world Glasslands, Ainsworth’s presence was the main hook for me. And, well, unfortunately I ran late and only caught the last… More »


CMJ: Twin Peaks, Happyness, Nai Harvest @ Rough Trade, Brooklyn 10/23/14

By Ryan Leas / October 24, 2014 - 1:11 pm

Yesterday was a disgusting day in New York, and this is coming from someone whose favorite season is winter: wet coldness due to the obnoxiously persistent rain, and a particularly bone-cutting kind of wind (especially if you were, like me, near the East River). Given that, spending the day indoors, at an afternoon showcase at… More »


CMJ: Ryn Weaver @ Bowery Ballroom, NYC 10/22/14

By Ryan Leas / October 23, 2014 - 1:40 pm
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Chances are, if you read this site or anything about music on the internet, you heard about Ryn Weaver this summer. Back in June, Weaver appeared, seemingly apropos of nothing, on SoundCloud with “OctaHate,” a song that garnered considerable buzz because A) it’s a really great, infectious song, and B) the murderer’s row of people… More »


Photos: Jessie Ware @ The Chapel, San Francisco 10/21/14

By Miles Bowe / October 22, 2014 - 12:43 pm

Jessie Ware has made major pop music strides with her second album, Tough Love, but it pays off, as Tom explained in his review when he called it “an example of how hard this soft-pop can kick you in the gut when it’s done just right.” Last night, Ware played her album-release show in Sa… More »


Photos: Alt-J @ The Paramount Theatre, Seattle 10/15/14

By Miles Bowe / October 16, 2014 - 12:39 pm

Alt-J released their anticipated second album, This Is All Yours, to an army of eager fans last month. Since then, the Leeds-based psych-rock band began a North American tour that included a stop at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle last night. We sent photographer Eric Tra to capture the event. Check out the photo gallery… More »


Cheap Girls, Beach Slang, Chumped @ Saint Vitus, Brooklyn 10/14/14

By James Rettig / October 15, 2014 - 9:48 pm

Midwestern rockers Cheap Girls kicked off their tour last night at Greenpoint’s Saint Vitus along with Beach Slang, Signals Midwest, and Lee Corey Oswald. Brooklyn-based Chumped kicked off the night with a short but sweet set that included their recent tracks “Hot 97 Summer Jam” and “Songs About Boats.” Later, Beach Slang played songs from… More »


Rave Of Thrones: A Night With DJ Hodor At House B.B. King

By Ryan Leas / October 13, 2014 - 3:04 pm
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There are few things that would convince me it’s a good idea to go to Times Square on a Friday night. Let alone the Friday preceding what is, for some people, a long weekend; the area seemed extra clogged with drunken tourists this past Friday. And, hey, that’s good for them, it’s just not where… More »


Ariel Pink @ Baby’s All Right, Brooklyn 10/2/14

By Miles Bowe / October 3, 2014 - 3:58 pm
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Last night — or more accurately very early this morning — Ariel Pink performed the live debut of his upcoming double album pom pom. It was an exciting night, not just because of how good the album is, but because you never really know what to expect with this guy. The Ariel Pink on recording… More »


Photos: Project Pabst 2014

By Miles Bowe / September 29, 2014 - 2:14 pm

It’s just about the end of festival season, but Portland gave us one more this past weekend: Project Pabst, the Milwaukee beer company’s music festival. The festival brought together Modest Mouse, Built To Spill, GZA, Speedy Ortiz, and more. It also included some local heroes such as Shabazz Palaces and Red Fang. We sent photographer… More »


Photos: Merchandise @ The Echoplex, LA 9/27/14

By Miles Bowe / September 29, 2014 - 2:10 pm
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Merchandise just released their new album, After The End, which we’ve covered in depth, and now they’re out on tour. The band stopped by the Echoplex in Los Angeles this past weekend, and we sent photographer Jasper Bernbaum to capture it. Check out photos of that in the gallery above. More »


Photos: OutKast @ Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta 9/26/14

By James Rettig / September 27, 2014 - 3:20 pm
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OutKast are back in their hometown of Atlanta this weekend after traveling all over the world this summer for their massive festival reunion tour. They’ll perform all weekend at OutKast #ATLast and last night they were supported by 2 Chainz, Bun B, and Future, all of whom also opened for the show. Special guests for… More »


Photos: Riot Fest Denver 2014

By Miles Bowe / September 23, 2014 - 11:39 am

Riot Fest has grown into a gigantic music festival that occurs in three different iterations throughout the year. For the Denver edition this past weekend, the lineup featured bands from all over the spectrum: Weezer, Rise Against!, The Flaming Lips, TV On The Radio, Wu-Tang Clan, and a whole lot more. We sent our photographer… More »


Photos: Boston Calling

By Miles Bowe / September 9, 2014 - 1:30 pm
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This past weekend brought the second Boston Calling Festival of 2014. This edition featured the Replacements, the National, and Lorde as the major headliners, along with Neutral Milk Hotel, Childish Gambino, Nas, Spoon, the War On Drugs, and a lot more. Above you can find a gallery of performance shots and portraits by photographer Lui… More »


Photos: The New Pornographers @ Brill Building, NYC 9/4/14

By Miles Bowe / September 5, 2014 - 12:22 pm
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The New Pornographers are back with Brill Bruisers and last night they played a special performance in Manhattan’s iconic Brill Building, just a few blocks from where they rocked Letterman on Wednesday. View Wagz2it’s photos from the evening above and the setlist below. You can also check out our Annotated Media Guide with A.C. Newma… More »


Wilco @ LC Pavilion, Columbus 9/3/14

By Chris DeVille / September 4, 2014 - 4:32 pm
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“We haven’t played in about a year,” Jeff Tweedy smirked, “so you guys are getting us fresh.” It’s true; the concert Wednesday in Columbus was Wilco’s first of 2014, and at first it felt like a dusting off. They began with a batch of their oldest tunes — “Misunderstood,” “Forget The Flowers,” and “Passenger Side”… More »


Photos: Interpol @ Metropolitan Museum Of Art, NYC 9/2/14

By Miles Bowe / September 3, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Earlier this summer, Interpol announced their fifth album, El Pintor, and began dropping singles including the opener “All The Rage Back Home” and “Ancient Ways.” They sounded like the Interpol we’ve always known preceding an album that stuck to what they’ve always done, something Chris examined in depth in his recent review. Last night the… More »


Made In America Philadelphia In Words & Photos

By Ryan Leas / September 2, 2014 - 3:47 pm
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Made In America has always struck me as an odd festival. In these still early years for the event, it’s a somewhat small entity. Two days as opposed to others’ four or five, or others’ double weekends; four stages in somewhat close quarters on a shut-down Benjamin Franklin Parkway; a lineup of a size where,… More »


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