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The literary giant Alexis Krauss said it best: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. From big-budget campaigns to no-budget crowdfunding, the haves and have-nots alike made selling albums an art unto itself this year, staving off the format’s impending extinction for now and turning music fandom into an exceptionally… More »

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Don’t you love Christmas music? I’m Jewish so mostly it makes me feel like I’m in a mall. But don’t you love malls? I’ve been trying to get my daughter to listen to The Nutcracker, and that’s been pretty easy because she’s only three and doesn’t have a choice. But if Tchaikovsky’s not your speed… More »

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Neil Young Tribute Concert Lines Up Ryan Adams, Sharon Van Etten, Body/Head, Patrick Carney, & More

This fall, NYC's Bowery Ballrooom is hosting the first-ever Neil Fest, a two-day tribute concert event organized by the same people who previously brought u…
Peter Helman | August 26, 2015 - 9:23 pm
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Jim James, Seth Avett, Brian Fallon, & More Cover Blind Melon

Last month, director and band photographer Danny Clinch launched a Kickstarter to raise funds for a documentary about Blind Melon's late frontman Shannon Hoon, which…
James Rettig | April 30, 2015 - 6:25 pm
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Nicole Atkins – “Red Ropes”

Nicole Atkins will release a deluxe edition of this year's Slow Phaser accompanied by an eight-song live recording of a performance at Detroit's Masonic Temple…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | November 20, 2014 - 2:53 pm
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Nicole Atkins – “Dancing In The Dark” (Bruce Springsteen Cover)

Bruce Springsteen's monumental LP Born In The U.S.A. turned 30 in June. In celebration, Lightning Rod Records is putting out Dead Man's Town, a tribute…
Peter Helman | August 18, 2014 - 2:07 pm
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Eels, Nicole Atkins @ Observatory, Santa Ana 2/14/13

Love was in the air as Eels kicked off their tour in Santa Ana at the Observatory in support of their new album Wonderful, Glorious.
Andrew Youssef | February 15, 2013 - 6:25 pm

Some Strokes, Black Keys, Johnny Depp, Ke$ha & More Pay Tribute To Tom Petty @ El Rey, Los Angeles 11/14/12

"This is a lot of Alpha energy to wrangle," Guster's Ryan Miller said in testament to Alex Levy and the Cabin Down Below Band's work…
Amrit Singh | November 15, 2012 - 3:09 pm

How Independent Rockers Celebrated #IndependenceDay

How did you celebrate July 4th? On a rooftop BBQ listening to our summer mix? Maybe you stayed in and watched old episodes of Hoarders
Scott Lapatine | July 5, 2011 - 1:07 am
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Nicole Atkins Covers Can (Stereogum Premiere)

A couple months ago we posted the A-Side from the two-song "Vultures" 7", Nicole Atkins's first post-Columbia release for new label, Razor & Tie. At…
brandon | November 12, 2010 - 10:16 am

The Black Keys, Nicole Atkins, The Growlers @ Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood 9/27/10

It was the first of two sold out nights at the Hollywood Palladium for The Black Keys who shook the building with their guitar and…
Andrew Youssef | September 28, 2010 - 2:39 pm
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Nicole Atkins – “Vultures”

After settling a bidding war over her debut full-length by joining Rick Rubin's Columbia Records, releasing the Neptune City LP in 2007 and a cover…
Amrit Singh | September 20, 2010 - 3:54 pm
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A.C. Newman Brings Nicole Atkins And “Like A Hitman, Like A Dancer” To Letterman

While fellow Pornographer Neko Case was warming up for a show at Times Square's Nokia Theater last night, Carl Newman was across town at Letterman'…
Amrit Singh | April 14, 2009 - 11:09 am
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My Morning Jacket Ring In 2009 At MSG

It's a new year, we're glad to be here ... hopefully your hangover has subsided by now. I've seen some memorable NYE shows in NYC…
Scott Lapatine | January 3, 2009 - 6:38 pm
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The ‘Gum Drop LIII: Hear New Nicole Atkins, Win A Motorola ROKR E8

On 9/9 Nicole Atkins is releasing a four-song EP fittingly titled Nicole Atkins Digs Other People's Songs via Columbia, on which the Jersey girl cover…
brandon | September 3, 2008 - 10:36 am
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Nicole Atkins – “Under The Milky Way”

On 9/9 Nicole Atkins is releasing a four-song EP fittingly titled Nicole Atkins Digs Other People’s Songs via Columbia, on which the Jersey girl cover…
brandon | September 2, 2008 - 8:59 am

My Morning Jacket Meet Their Biggest Fan On Conan

Did you see Conan last night? That Anne Hathaway is delightful. Did you know she used to be in a college a cappella group? My…
Scott Lapatine | June 20, 2008 - 9:59 am
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New Nicole Atkins Video – “Maybe Tonight”

Another video from Jersey girl Nicole Atkins, who’s cobbled together an interesting tastemaking coalition over the last few months by wowing Letterman (check out Dave’…
Amrit Singh | February 21, 2008 - 3:54 pm
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Ryan Adams & The Cardinals (Feat. Nellie McKay) Play David Letterman’s Desk

This morning the Late Show site site posted up a couple of web exclusive Ry clips, presumably filmed after his Misfits-tee toting performance of "Everybody…
Stereogum | November 2, 2007 - 2:46 pm
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