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Stereogum & Popgun STEREO★GUN CMJ Party, Santos Party House, NYC 10/20/10

Last night our STEREO★GUN collaboration with PopGun Booking went down on both floors of Santos Party House. Sometime from when we organized it, to the actual happening, people got especially excited about Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., who found themselves with a relatively raucous, packed room by the time they played their basement set. There… More »

By: brandon / October 21, 2010

STEREO★GUN: MP3 Primer, RSVP Reminder

If live music is a thing you enjoy, you could do worse than to visit our fair city next week -- from like noon until whenever you get tossed out of your evening destination, from Tuesday to Saturday, there will be bands playing all over the Lower East Side, and Williamsburg, and other neighborhoods you've… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 15, 2010

Stereogum & PopGun Present STEREO★GUN: ALL NIGHT LONG 10/20/10

Every autumn NYC's week-long college music marathon is a great excuse for radio promoters and DSLR-toting bloggers to hobnob with famous publicists. Those who attend on official CMJ bizness even receive a canvas tote bag of promotional garbage. Also there are panels? I'm told There Will Be Panels. Joking aside, in its 30th year CMJ… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 4, 2010

Stereogum Monthly Mix: October 2010

This weekend in Las Vegas, Matador Records is celebrating 21 years of shaping the ship of independent music with a fearsome deepdive through its roster, headlined by the reunited "classic" lineup of lo-fi progenitors Guided By Voices. Awesome. Amrit's at the Palms right now, repping team 'Gum, emptying his wallet into Crazy Bill’s Gold… More »

By: Stereogum / October 1, 2010

Marnie Stern – “Transparency Is The New Mystery

Up at ATP this weekend I found myself DJing for friends and staff in the 'Gum Suite, spinning this song more than once and answering more than one question about it. And now it is free, for your ad hoc friends and family DJ sets. Marnie Stern, the eponymous, third full-length from one of… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 8, 2010

Marnie Stern – “For Ash”

When I talked to Marnie Stern for a Progress Report, she mentioned "For Ash," the track that pulled her out of a songwriting rut. But it's important to her just-announced self-titled album for other reasons. "Ash" is the ex-boyfriend who inspired Stern to work as intensely as she has on her guitar playing and… More »

By: jessica / July 22, 2010

The ‘Gum Bowl: The Outtakes Reel

After rolling out this video series in which we met the bowlers, watched the first round of the tournament and championship match, there's only one respectable place to go: all the tequila shots and genitalia euphemisms that for some reason our video editors felt weren't germane to clips about charitable bowling. Might… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 9, 2010

The ‘Gum Bowl: The Championship Match

So you met the bowlers as they met each other and their teams, started talking trash and getting trashed. Then there was the riveting first round matchups and the losers very graciously losing (especially Larry Murphy). Now it's the CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH, for all the marbles. Or at least, the main marble. And… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 4, 2010

The ‘Gum Bowl: Round One Of The Tournament

You've seen the video of our celebrity bowlers meeting each other, greeting each other, naming their teams, and laying down the smack talk. Now you can see how good they are at bowling when The Planet Earth is on the line. Here's the first round of our two-round charitable celebrity bowling tournament,… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 3, 2010

The ‘Gum Bowl: Meeting, Greeting & Trash Talking

You've seen the photos from our inaugural charitable celebrity bowling tournament -- now comes the even more fun part. After meeting and getting their team assignments, our celebrity bowlers took no time to start trashing each other (because, charity), so it is a good thing we had cameras rolling every second. Here you'll… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 1, 2010

The ‘Gum Bowl: Behind The Scenes Photos

One more tease before the awesome videos come. Yesterday you saw photos from the inaugural 'Gun Bowl charity bowling tournament. Soon you'll see all the action, the highlights, the endlessly amusing indie-celeb encounters in motion picture. We're really excited about them. To be real for a second: The main objective behind The 'Gum Bowl,… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 27, 2010

The ‘Gum Bowl: Photos Of The Tournament

Imagine getting a bunch of your favorite comedians and musicians into a bowling alley, telling them they were there for a good cause, then getting them liquored up and to talk trash on each other while throwing gutter balls for charity. Bring video cameras. And still cameras. Sit back and watch the madness unfold. Yesterday'… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 26, 2010

Progress Report: Marnie Stern

NAME: Marnie Stern PROGRESS REPORT: Waiting for the release of her third full-length album, recorded at Retrofit Recording in Sacramento, CA. Knitting. Marnie Stern's knitting is an important part of the progress report, because right now she really can't think of much else to do. The followup to the excellent This Is It and IMore »

By: jessica / February 19, 2010

New Surfer Blood Video – “Swim”

Ascendant indie guitar dudes Surfer Blood maybe be off and running on a massive tour supporting their ace debut Astro Coast (tour dates at the bottom of this post), but clearly they'll always carry their Florida home with them. At least judging from this Chunwoo Kae & Kevin Chapados-directed clip, in which they lovingly mashu… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 28, 2010

Billy Corgan Accidentally Celebrates Record Store Day

On Friday night, the Smashing Pumpkin took a break from rehearsals to join Mavis Staples at WTTW's Chicago Tonight 25th Anniversary Benefit. The pair sang "For What It's Worth," "Will The Circle Be Unbroken," and "I'll Take You There." SmashingPumpkins.com has pics. The next day Billy went shopping at his favorite record store, Vintage… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 20, 2009

20 Great Concerts From 2008

I'm not the only one at Stereogum who goes out to see live music, but I'm the one who goes out to see the most live music. And then I'm the one who sits around anally cataloging and indexing it in photos and words, and then recataloging it in list form at year-end. To… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 28, 2008

Marnie Stern’s Kissing Booth, A Review

Last week Marnie Stern announced that she'd setup a kissing both (with her as the kissed) at her two weekend shows with Gang Gang Dance in San Francisco and Los Angeles. (That's what she was in training for, see?) The cost: $3 for a peck on the cheek, $10 for a kiss on the… More »

By: brandon / November 17, 2008

New Marnie Stern Video – “Ruler”

Marnie Stern's "Don't Stop Believin'" cover could also work as a soundtrack for "Ruler"'s Rocky. Instead of Philadelphia, we get an egged-up Stern waking up at 4AM in NYC to run stairs, chase a rubber chicken, punch a small slab of beef, and intimidate Van Halen fans on her way to becoming the… More »

By: brandon / November 11, 2008

Marnie Stern Covers “Don’t Stop Believin'”

It's fitting that Perpetua came upon this, since it was his great interview with Marnie that framed its significance: until now, the ruler of the CMJ '08, Ms. Marnie Stern, has never learned someone else's song. And she's broken that bit by covering Journey, which is precisely what you do whe… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 30, 2008

Stereogum’s Top 8 From CMJ ’08

The crew here managed to fly through some 70+ sets of music last week, and boy is our abilty-to-wade-through-the-sadness-that's-passing-for-buzzed-up-indie-rock tired. There's a very scientific formula to attaining that coveted "Guess I should see this band 'cause everybody's saying I should" status: The first criteria is, of course, a widely circulated Hype Machine single. But i… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 27, 2008