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We saw a bunch of bands this past week. Not every set was memorable, but there were more than enough highlights to make the stiff necks and barking feet worth it. Here's Wednesday, Thursday,…   Read Story »
On some nights you can fool yourself into forgetting that industry weeks like SXSW have shifted from being about discovery to being full-on music festivals. Yesterday was not one of those days. Aside…   Read Story »
All those "girl group" references make even more sense after the Vivian Girls' cover of the Bronx-born Chantels' 1957 single "He's Gone." Remember, the Chantels are on the 2010 Rock & Roll Hall Of…   Read Story »
Ex-Vivian Girls drummer (and NYC bartender) Frankie Rose recently made the Crystal Stilts an Ex too, starting her own project, the all-girl quintet Frankie Rose & The Outs. Well, almost all-girl:…   Read Story »
When Brandon first put his ears on "When I'm Gone," Vivian Girls' lead single and runaway standout from their sophomore set Everything Goes Wrong, he heard echoes of Black Tambourine in its "starry,…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
According to their MySpace, Babies is the project of Vivian Girls' Cassie Ramone, Woods bassist Kevin Morby, Bossy drummer Justin Sullivan, and Stupid Party's Nathanael Stark on bass. All that said,…   Read Story »
Over the past couple of weeks we've heard a few samples of Vivian Girls' forthcoming Everything Goes Wrong. At the beginning of the summer, they did an unplugged performance of one of those new…   Read Story »
"When I'm Gone," the first song we heard from Vivian Girls' forthcoming sophomore album Everything Goes Wrong, found the trio digging into a denser sound with additional vocal polish in those still…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »