We first saw No Age live at last year’s SXSW and were blown away by the performance. So much so, that a couple months later in May, before they had a widely available… More »
As far as we can tell, there are two must-see parties today. Not to be too shameless, but one of them is ours. We’re not just saying that — we’ve been waiting for this for months now. This afternoon Fuck Buttons, High Places, Blitzen Trapper, No Age, HEALTH, and DJ List Christee (aka Kevin Barnes)… More »
So, we’re pretty excited.
Three days, great bands, free drinks all day, new club on 6th St. (right next door to Emo’s). There go all your excuses not to be there. More info? This way… More »
Last night No Age’s drumming vocalist Dean Spunt emailed us, mentioning that to his surprise he caught Colin Greenwood sporting a No Age t-shirt during the radiohead.tv broadcast of their 93 Feet East gig. In his words, “IN RAINBOWS , NO AGE IN RAINBOWS.” He’s right (see below). And hell, the L.A. duo’s rainbow theme… More »
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 »
CMJ 2007 will be remembered for … not a lot, sadly. And not just ’cause everybody was boozed up. Folks will probably hold on to how it was every bit as exhausting as years past but not every bit as exciting, and the hype-train surrounding Black Kids, particularly as we wait to see how it… More »
With the help of Andrew, we’ve already uncovered what partying at CMJ’s like for the fest folks parading around the Lower East Side; for the second and final installment of the Stereogum + Andrew W.K. Study of Partying at CMJ, we introduced Andrew to the bands on the stacked Windish Agency Showcase lineup at Bowery… More »
CMJ: The chance to have your eardrums bludgeoned by a thousand bands. Of course we’re trying to catch as many acts as possible for you … but the seedy party underbelly of the fest isn’t confined just to the rock clubs. So we invited Andrew W.K. for a walk through the Lower East Side to… More »
From their SST-referencing name and gracefully sloppy Ramones-meets-Kicking Giant sound to guitarist Randy Randall and singing drummer Dean Spunt’s decision to release five limited edition vinyl-only EP’s on five different labels as their introductory course, No Age seems to get everything right.
Weirdo Rippers, a favorite around here, is a superb selection of… More »
It’s a wonderful life for band to watch No Age, whose debut LP continues to buzz months before release. And in “Boy Void,” every time a cymbal rings, No Age shows pictures of things. Things like trees and flowers and their band and fans. And when the chattering anthem’s art-punk skids into dissonance, well, there’… More »
No Age floored us at Fader?s outdoor SXSW party — it was hot, the sort of day you willingly drank the free, too sweet SoCo Jungle Juice, but the excellent art-pop duo of Dean Spunt and Randy Randall frolicked through a hard-hitting set of smashing noisy power-pop as if passing out wasn?t a worry. O… More »