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Watch Deafheaven’s Kerry McCoy Demonstrate His Guitar Techniques For Matt Sweeney

Deafheaven guitarist Kerry McCoy sat down with Matt Sweeney on the latest episode of Guitar Power, a continuation of the guitar-focused web series that Sweeney began last year. They talk about their own playing styles, the forced genre labels that have plagued Deafheaven since they started, and different elements that show up a lot i… More »

By: James Rettig / November 11, 2014 - 8:53 pm

Q&A: Andrew W.K. Discusses His New Kids Show, Meredith Graves’ Essay, & Being A Male Model-Turned-Role Model

Andrew W.K.’s new family television show Meet Me At The Reck premieres tomorrow. The six-part series follows W.K. with a group of kids at a rec center in Los Angeles as they work on different projects. The show has a Sesame Street feel and brings along some guest stars like NASA scientist Michael Meacham and… More »

By: Miles Bowe / October 3, 2014 - 5:32 pm

Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) – “Dying To Live” (Edgar Winter Cover)

Next month, the newly honored Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer Yusuf Islam, who used to be named Cat Stevens, will release a new LP, his first in five years, called Tell ‘Em I’m Gone. He’ll follow that up with an international tour that will, for the first time in 35 years, bring Islam to… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 15, 2014 - 4:59 pm

Watch Matt Sweeney And Kurt Vile Share Guitar Techniques

Last year indie-rock journeyman Matt Sweeney (Chavez, Zwan, Superwolf, etc.) started hosting an online show called Guitar Moves on Noisey in which he interviewed great guitarists about playing guitar; we posted his interview with St. Vincent. It was a great, head-slappingly simple concept, and it lives on. Guitar Moves seems to have been reborn a… More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 12, 2014 - 11:46 am

Watch St. Vincent And Matt Sweeney Jam And Talk Guitars

In this, the eighth episode of the Noisey show Guitar Moves, industrious guitarist Matt Sweeney sits on a couch with Annie Clark aka St. Vincent. There’s nothing but guitars between them, yet it is guitars that bring them together. (New tagline for your show, Noisey.) That is this show’s premise, essentially: Matt interviews people while… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 9, 2013 - 3:33 pm

The Kills – “Dreams” (Fleetwood Mac Cover)

By my count, we’ve now heard about a third of the forthcoming indie-rock Fleetwood Mac tribute Just Tell Me That You Want Me, and the tracks just keep on coming. Today, we get the Kills covering the iconic “Dreams.” I think Alison Mosshart is an excellent stand-in for Stevie Nicks, although the Kills’ raw minimalism… More »

By: Michael Nelson / July 11, 2012 - 10:31 am

Win Win – “Pop A Gumball” Video (Feat. Spank Rock, Andrew W.K. & Matt Sweeney)

Last year, Win Win, the dance trio led by former Spank Rock producer XXXchange, released their self-titled debut album. Today, their track “Pop A Gumball” gets a video, and it stars Spank Rock, Andrew W.K., Chavez’s Matt Sweeney, and a girl who dances expressively while wearing a slip. Given that cast of characters, you’d expect… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 29, 2012 - 3:23 pm

Great Moments From Matador At 21 @ The Palms, Las Vegas

So that happened. It’ll take a few days of drying out and shutting eyes to come to terms with all that transpired in Las Vegas this weekend, though in the spirit of Matador’s three-day, boozy, purely winning 21st birthday blitz through its roster history, here’s a barely bound and scattered stream of its highlights i… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 5, 2010 - 11:57 am

Matt Sweeney & Bonnie “Prince” Billy Make “Love In The Hot Afternoon” For Adult Swim

You can’t argue with Adult Swim’s indie accuity. Just last night they hosted an M.I.A. performance (joined by burka-ground dancers) at Gotham Hall for their annual upfronts party, they’ve animated Neko Case, they do those awesome comps and mixtapes, and now this: once a week for the next two months they’ll release a free exclusive… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 20, 2010 - 4:59 pm

Spencer Sweeney & Stereogum Present: Sessions At Santa’s

NYC is historically a really boring city because there’s never been anything fun to do. That’s why we’re proud to announce a new music and art series which we’re presenting every Tuesday with Spencer Sweeney and our friend and yours Andrew W.K. Each week we’ll invite a guest curator to assemble a one-night-only… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 26, 2009 - 6:46 pm

New Baby Dee Video – “The Dance Of Diminishing Possibilities” (Stereogum Premiere)

The transgendered cabaret harpist Baby Dee first bleeped on our radar via her associations with David Tibet and Antony a few years back, but it was her third album, Safe Inside The Day that’s resulted in the closest listening. It could be argued that it’s partially because Dee crammed the collection with indie-rock all-star guest… More »

By: brandon / May 19, 2008 - 1:18 pm

MySpace Brought Neil Diamond Back To The Bitter End For A “Secret Show”

Last night, while you were busy not standing in line with a printout of your MySpace profile with Secret Shows in your top friends on Bleecker St., these people were:

And most of ‘em wound up looking at this:

[photo by Marisafaith]

Honestly, was Gelmania at Rififi… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 8, 2008 - 9:53 am