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Pitchfork Music Festival 2008: Saturday In Photos

By Amrit Singh & Brandon Stosuy

After a night of “classic” recreations, it was nice to dive into the current state of the indie landscape. Yesterday’s lineup was stacked, and we spent the day scissoring back and forth catching as much as possible, right through to Animal Collective’s relatively ornate light show to… More »

By: brandon / July 20, 2008 - 11:39 am

New Free Blood Video – “The Royal Family”

Word broke after Lolla last year that John Pugh was permanently breaking ranks from dance-punkers !!! to focus on another act. And you didn’t think an ex-!!!er would turn himself over to introspective singer-songwriter fare, right? Pugh was last seen as Chk Chk Chk roadkill, but he’s alive and well in Free Blood, his dirty… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 19, 2008 - 2:20 pm

Stereogum’s 30 Favorite Live Shows Of 2007

We saw a lot of concerts this year! You probably did too, if you’re the sort to be checking music blogs on your downtime over holiday break, so let’s all trade notes. Stereogum’s Amrit Singh kicks things off with a detailed, list-friendly recap of the earplug-necessitating, beer-soaked year that was.

As far as thi… More »

By: Stereogum / December 23, 2007 - 7:23 pm DJ Sets brought us heads in boxes, Björk and Smiths covers, a live “Reckoner,” and that surreal have-we-all-gone-deaf performance, among sundry other goodies … like those DJ sets. When we live blogged the event, we were particularly taken by the spinning: Thom spasmodic with !!!, M.I.A., Burial (which Ed plays, too), etc. And it was the… More »

By: Stereogum / November 19, 2007 - 11:59 am

New !!! Video – “Yadnus”

John Pugh is dead to Chk Chk Chk. How dead? Here, he’s singing roadkill. As confirmed by Nic Offer at Lolla, dance-punk octet !!! had been pared to a lean and mean dance-punk septet when other lanky vocalist/drummer Pugh left to focus on Free Blood, but that day’s guest vocalist Shannon Funchess has since bee… More »

By: Stereogum / October 23, 2007 - 5:26 pm

Lollapalooza ’07: Sunday In Photos

Sometimes you have great intentions of diligence and punctuality, and sometimes your airline decides to be late, sloppy, and in love with sitting on the runway. The terra blue chips and (congratulations!) 36 channels of DirectTV didn’t quite make up for it, but still — we’re back safe from Lolla, and now that… More »

By: Stereogum / August 7, 2007 - 9:48 am

New Maserati – “The World Outside”

Five years is an epoch in ‘net music time, but Athens, Georgia boys Maserati are dialing up another dose of post-rock that should capture the Tortoise in you. For Inventions For The New Season, their first outing since ’02-released The Language Of Cities, the band has recruited Gerhardt Fuchs (!!!, LCD Soundsystem, the Juan Maclean)… More »

By: Stereogum / June 20, 2007 - 4:39 pm

!!! Video – “Must Be The Moon”

Now that we’ve finally recovered from the desert blast of our trek to Indio and restored health after the week-long Coldchella that’s had us couch-ridden ever since, four sets stand up in memory as festival defining: Björk, Cornelius, Spank Rock, but most of all, eight-headed dance-punk juggernaut !!!. Live is where the Cali-BK crew live,… More »

By: Stereogum / May 8, 2007 - 9:41 am

Coachella: !!! Deliver Saturday’s Finest

If you ask your Indio-bound buddies which band delivered The Set Of Saturday and they answer with anyone other than !!!, we can explain: They weren’t at the Mojave tent at approximately 6:40PM, when the dance-punk octet brought fire to the desert. Nic Offer’s impossibly short shorts in full effect, the manic frontman-of-the-year stretched and… More »

By: Stereogum / April 29, 2007 - 6:43 pm

New !!! – “Yadnus”

There was only one place we wanted to be after Saturday night’s Arcade Fire magic, and that was at !!!’s barely-announced show at a mysterious space in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint. Instead, we hit Mercury Lounge for Snowden/Malajube (both great), secretly envying those 250 or so that were undoubtedly sweating out their free Jack Daniels to the… More »

By: Stereogum / February 20, 2007 - 12:00 pm

New !!! Video – “Heart Of Hearts”

Dirty dance (punk) parties are what !!! are all about, so it’s fun to watch the sprawling crew turn a stadium crowd into a mass of shower-needing body movers. It’s been months since last we saw ‘em, but watching Nic Offer do his spread-armed hip wiggle (in short shorts!) brought us back (except for the… More »

By: Stereogum / January 29, 2007 - 3:49 pm

Hello From Oslo

The world keeps getting smaller. Not just in that run-into-people-you-know-everywhere sense (by that logic, NYC is now subatomic — although it is a trip running into familiar faces in Norway!). But people dress the same here. They have the same conversations. The hipster bars in Oslo play the same stuff you hear at Hi-Fi. Klosterma… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 9, 2006 - 11:53 pm
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