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Mainstream American rock music, as you might recall, was in rough shape in the late ’90s. The Alt-Nation era had run out of road for the most part, giving way to legions of awful post-grunge and nu-metal bands soundtracking extreme energy-drink commercials and extreme-sports video games. These were dark times. This was at a time… More »

Dance-punk revival, the early-aughts movement headlined by the Rapture around the time Brooklyn “hipster” culture was metastasizing into a national media sensation, is pretty much an historical curiosity at this point. LCD Soundsystem transcended it, Liars left it behind almost as soon as the dust cleared from digging that trench, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs only made it… More »

COACHELLA BACK. And, this year, the bacchanalia stretches across two weekends featuring identical lineups, as well as an interim week of non-Coachella shows in L.A., so if you’re looking for live music in your city and there’s none to be had outside of that one bar band that always plays Happy Hour on Tuesdays at… More »

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The Rapture – “How Deep Is Your Love?”

A few weeks ago there was that phony rapture that made all of your friends terrible rapture-comics on twitter, with one of the most recurring…
Amrit Singh | June 10, 2011 - 11:38 am

FYF Fest 2010 In Photos

This past weekend L.A. hosted the heavily (and according to various reports, perhaps overly) attended Fuck Yeah Festival. Great lineup, though apparently not the most…
Amrit Singh | September 8, 2010 - 4:15 pm

Vice & Intel’s Creator’s Project @ MILK Studios, NYC 6/26/10

For 12 hours on Saturday, Vice took over an eight-floor studio in Chelsea. It was Coachella in an art museum, basically. I'm not saying that…
Amrit Singh | June 28, 2010 - 12:06 pm

The Rapture’s New Song From Their “Secret Show” @ Union Pool, Brooklyn 6/23/10

Tomorrow from 2PM-2AM, Vice is once again hosting a party that looks like it could very well collapse under the weight of its scheduled awesomeness:…
Amrit Singh | June 25, 2010 - 5:42 pm

Free Futbol Jamz

As we made painfully clear during World Cup season, we know little of this soccer, and our news updates on the sport's attempt to woo…
Stereogum | August 16, 2007 - 2:53 pm

Lollapalooza ’07: Friday In Photos

Plenty of guitar rawk to go around, but Lolla Day One was a dancer's delight: Ghostland Observatory, M.I.A., LCD Soundsystem, Daft Punk ...
Stereogum | August 4, 2007 - 4:21 pm

Coachella: Saturday Night At The Sahara Tent

After !!!, we had no choice but to seek out the dance. And, inadvertently, we stumbled into the craziest "scene" we've seen all weekend. The…
Stereogum | April 29, 2007 - 7:43 pm

New Rapture Video – “Whoo! Alright – Yeah … Uh Huh!”

All reports of The Rapture’s CMJ performances were over-the-top in their praise, but we know of what they speak. This Ben Dickinson directed clip for…
Stereogum | November 8, 2006 - 12:14 pm

Rapture Rock The Apple Store

Sort of. In the crowd’s defense, it’s probably awkward to get your groove on in a brightly lit computer store.
Scott Lapatine | September 13, 2006 - 2:33 pm

How Indie Rockers Spent Their Summer Vacation

Some of our favorite artists took on the "essay topic everybody hates" for The Onion's AV Club: Avery Tare (Animal Collective) "I spent a…
Scott Lapatine | September 11, 2006 - 12:50 pm

Stream The New Rapture

If you have a PC, will hook you up with Pieces Of The People We Love. In stores Tuesday! And if you have a…
Scott Lapatine | September 6, 2006 - 10:28 am

The Rapture “Get Myself Into It” Live

Post-VMAs we headed to Gotham Hall for a live set from The Rapture. The event was sponsored by Virgin Wireless, which explains why bags of…
Scott Lapatine | September 1, 2006 - 3:23 pm

New Rapture Video – “Get Myself Into It” (Director’s Cut)

The roller rink one we told you about last week, but new and improved. They went back and snuck in a Jessica Simpson lookalike, complete…
Scott Lapatine | August 21, 2006 - 4:25 pm

New Rapture Remix And Video – “Get Myself Into It”

Yesterday we told you where to hear five new Rapture tunes. Today, from the forthcoming 7″ single, we’ve got Prince Langauge’s remix of the scorching…
Scott Lapatine | August 15, 2006 - 9:04 pm

Stream Five New Rapture Songs

At, users who upload a photo and provide some personal details get to sample five cuts from the Rapture’s forthcoming album. We’re too lazy…
Scott Lapatine | August 14, 2006 - 11:19 pm

“Get Myself Into It” Watercooler

Lots of thoughts on that Summer Song post. Including one prescient pick for the band behind Pitchfork’s favorite album of 2003. Bassist Matt Safer…
Scott Lapatine | July 5, 2006 - 1:30 pm

DJ Mixes Usually Suck, But…

Leave it to Erlend Øye of Kings Of Convenience (Norway’s answer to Simon & Garfunkel) to reinvent the genre. 1. Jurgen Paape – So…
Stereogum | April 30, 2004 - 4:53 pm
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