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Bumbershoot 2009 In Photos

At Seattle’s biggest music festival, rain is not unexpected; still, the downpours at Bumbershoot ’09 were scary even for this neck of the Pacific Northwest. No bands got electrocuted, but the sound cut out during Black Eyed Peas’ set, so that’s something. Franz Ferdinand and Modest Mouse were huge draws as the three-day event came… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / September 8, 2009 - 10:34 am

Street Scene 2009 In Photos

Some 30,000 people over two days crammed into the six-block area in San Diego’s East Village that hosted the 25th annual Street Scene this past weekend. That’s a strong number, albeit down from last year when people weren’t scrambling for money to put food on their families. Still, those who made it witnessed a righteou… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 1, 2009 - 3:12 pm

New No Age – “You’re A Target”

Dean and Randy made a free stream of their forthcoming Losing Feeling EP, now they’re just like screw it, have 25% of it for free. “You’re A Target” is ferociously fast and rides a lot of guitar noise with a great string-bending motif from Randall, while never straying from their melodic side, which is to… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 26, 2009 - 2:18 pm

Lollapalooza 2009 Wrap-Up

If you weren’t talking about the weather in Grant Park this weekend, you weren’t in Grant Park this weekend. And really that would’ve been a shame. It was oppressive at times, but despite — or as these things go, perhaps because of — the inclement weather conditions (APW-styled rain Friday, sweltering heat and humidity the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 9, 2009 - 3:11 pm

Stream No Age’s Losing Feeling

Since selling a ton of band t-shirts (and releasing a pretty great album) last year, Dean and Randy have remained busy remixing Bloc Party, staying out of one-way flame wars, playing dressup, going on the No Deachunter “round robin” tour Dan Deacon and Deerhunter … and as we learn today, working on a new release… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 5, 2009 - 9:17 am

Indie Rockers Play Dress-Up For The New York Times

Coachella is already the most fashionable of the summer festivals by virtue of its proximity to Los Angeles, so this year the NYT ran with the glam, taking a bagful of high fashion garments and draping them on a bunch of rock stars for a fun little photo gallery. The spread runs in this week’… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 17, 2009 - 2:54 pm

Explosions In The Sky/No Age/Eluvium @ The Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles 6/27/09

For 10 years now, Austin’s Explosions In The Sky have been putting their stamp on a cinematic strain of expansive, chiming instrumental post-rock. This tour is functioning as something of a decade-anniversary celebration, then, with Munaf thanking the Palladium Saturday night for getting emotional with them for all these years. They should thank Friday NightMore »

By: Amrit Singh / June 29, 2009 - 4:38 pm

Indie Rockers Eulogize The King Of Pop

It wouldn’t be all that risky to say everyone of a certain age has a Michael Jackson moment. He was a cultural phenomenon on a much larger scale than almost anyone else making music today (in some circles he’d get a little competition from sometime singing mate Paul McCartney, but not really). Most impressive, though,… More »

By: brandon / June 26, 2009 - 2:12 pm

String Quartet Covers Animal Collective, No Age, In Rainbows

Listen to bits of the Vitamin String Quartet’s takes on “Eraser” and “Banshee Beat” (among other indie favorites) here and In Rainbows there. Nervous, Apocalyptica? More »

By: brandon / June 5, 2009 - 9:38 am

New Mika Miko Video – “I Got A Lot (New New New)”

Mike Miko are a fun live band, so they wisely made a fun live video for We Be Xuxa’s “I Got A Lot (New New New).” Speaking of which: Much of the current DIY or lo-fi or “shitgaze” (or whatever) crop is peddling something downcast (“thoughtful”) a la Blank Dogs and Dum Dum Girls and… More »

By: brandon / June 3, 2009 - 12:21 pm

Iron & Wine, Boss Hog, Boredoms Added to ATP NY

The Flaming Lips-curated ATP NY line-up gets some additions today, including sexy old timers Boss Hog, along with Boredoms performing Boredrum 2009, two different “Deer” bands, and No Age doing a complete Hüsker Dü LP with a guest vocalist (wonder who that is?). Updates at ATP. More »

By: brandon / May 1, 2009 - 2:14 pm

Psychedelic Horseshit Hates On Wavves, No Age, TVOTR

Well, at least main Horseshittter Matt Whitehurst does. The following interview he did with the Washington Post is a few weeks old, but Brooklyn Vegan unearthed it today and we thought it was too amusing not to share, especially because, as mentioned, Wavves is such a polarizing figure. Whitehurst also goes on a one-man missio… More »

By: brandon / April 24, 2009 - 2:06 pm

Coachella 2009: Cure, MBV, Antony Assault The Sound System

Surprise, it wasn’t My Bloody Valentine’s 15-minute aural assault “You Made Me Realise” that caused Sunday’s biggest audio mishap. Organizers cut the speakers during the Cure’s “Fire In Cairo” (two songs into a third encore) only to watch the band play three more songs before the power was killed completely, forcing Robert & Co. to… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 20, 2009 - 3:29 pm

New Bloc Party – “Better Than Heaven (No Age Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

Two bands with arty punk in the blood going in two different directions, posing for a three-minute snapshot together in 2009. As previously discussed, Bloc Party are once again going full remix with their Intimacy LP, a move that’s either a vote of confidence in that last batch of tunes or a grab at some… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 23, 2009 - 9:59 am

New Fucked Up – “No Epiphany (No Age Remix)”

Last summer, “No Epiphany” was he first taste we got of Fucked Up’s The Chemistry of Common Life. As you now know, the track’s epic wall-of-sound is shared by the majority of the collection’s other ten components via the subtle, layered use of French horn, flutes, organ, guest Vivian Girls, and etc. Matador recently released… More »

By: brandon / March 13, 2009 - 5:20 pm

Bob Mould Joins No Age Onstage In San Francisco

So far this week the NoisePop festival’s brought us a taste of new St. Vincent and Deerhunter. Now we have the old performed in a new way: Hüsker Dü/Sugar frontman (and, now, Anti- solo artist and DJ) Bob Mould joined No Age onstage to do a rendition of their “Miner” and his classic “New Day… More »

By: brandon / March 4, 2009 - 9:52 am

No Age, Abe Vigoda, Mika Miko, Wavves & Friends @ The Smell, Los Angeles 1/25/09

On the eve of a trip to Australia, Dean and Randy from No Age threw a matinee house party at scene institution the Smell, inviting six bands and a sold-out crowd to come over for some blissed out punk and noise and pancakes. Figuring this lineup was too good to miss — including Smell stalwart… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 28, 2009 - 1:32 pm

Stereogum’s Favorite Artists’ Favorite Things In 2008

We love year-end lists, it’s really a shame that no one made any this month. To remedy that, we asked a handful of our favorite artists what music they dug most over the last twelve months. No Age, Grizzly Bear, Girl Talk, Antony Hegarty, Robin Pecknold, Sara Quin, and Kevin Barnes are among the familiar… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 24, 2008 - 12:36 am

Radiohead, Lil Wayne Nominated For Album Of The Year Grammy

Remember the 50th Annual Grammy Awards? Alicia Keys duetting with the ghost of Sinatra? rapping nonsense? Album of the Year River: The Joni Letters??? It’s easy (and fun!) to make fun of the Grammys, but last year they really deserved it, and viewers voiced their discontent by watching Extreme Makeover instead. For ceremony #51… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 3, 2008 - 9:42 pm

Titus Andronicus/No Age @ Santo’s Party House, NYC 11/9/08

Last night we finally hit Andrew W.K.’s recently opened venue. Nice space, clearly designed with acoustics in mind — huge speaker blocks above the side bar, tweeters suspended over the floor for sound to surround — although you couldn’t say the same for sight (the poles that dot the space are good for advertising, not… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 10, 2008 - 4:59 pm