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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 »

Technological currents have carried us ever closer to cyborg status, our smartphones becoming more and more like permanent extensions of our hands. That includes at concerts, where shooting photo and videos on phones has become so commonplace and so constant that bands felt the need to fight back this year. One of 2013’s most prominent… More »

Two massively important alt-rock greats returned to the music-video earlier today, and neither of them is on this list. The Pixies’ “Bag Boy,” their first new song in nine years, soundtracked a disturbing video about a little kid fucking up somebody’s house and added in a visual punchline that was more nasty than funny. And… More »

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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…
Amrit Singh | August 9, 2009 - 3:11 pm
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All Points West Wet 2009 In Photos

When APW presented its inaugural festival last year, we weren't alone in taking issue with the experience: lack of food options, a fair but generally…
Amrit Singh | August 3, 2009 - 9:47 am
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Yeah Yeah Yeahs Replace Beastie Boys At Lollapalooza

On the heels of Adam Yauch’s unfortunate cancer diagnosis and subsequent concert cancellations, Lollapalooza has announced the Beasties’ Saturday slot will be filled by Karen,…
Amrit Singh | July 21, 2009 - 3:20 pm
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Passion Pit Remix Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Though Karen's "Off with your head" evokes Alice In Wonderland, the "Heads Will Roll" video played on the spooky synthesizer line via a well-dressed and…
brandon | July 1, 2009 - 1:58 pm
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MGMT, Karen O, Weird German Mathematician On New Flaming Lips LP

Stereogum reader Rafaël Zeier recently interviewed Wayne Coyne at the Open Air St Gallen Festival in Switzerland, and got the scoop that McCartney-approved, nightmarish po…
Scott Lapatine | June 29, 2009 - 11:27 am
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Glastonbury 2009: Blur Make Triumphant Return, Everyone Covers MJ

Aside from some heavy rains on Thursday and some quick showers Sunday, the throngs at Worthy Farm this year enjoyed some of the best weather…
Amrit Singh | June 29, 2009 - 9:08 am
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Triumph At Bonnaroo Videos Are Here (For You To Poop On)

The Tonight Show's Triumph The Insult Comic Dog was everywhere at Bonnaroo '09 -- backstage, onstage, Tent City, the Discotheque Arcade, Scratch DJ Academy. We…
Scott Lapatine | June 20, 2009 - 2:01 pm
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Bonnaroo 2009: Brooklyn Go Hard

By Scott Lapatine & Amrit Singh Not that it's a competition, but at any summer festival you'll be expected to answer What Was The Best…
Scott Lapatine | June 13, 2009 - 1:58 pm
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Sasquatch! 2009 In Photos

Everybody loves Memorial Day weekend, but nobody loves Memorial Day weekend like those that make it to Sasquatch! As friends have returned from their trek…
Amrit Singh | May 29, 2009 - 9:25 am
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New Yeah Yeah Yeahs Video – “Heads Will Roll”

In this second Blitz! vid, Karen, Nick, and Brian are relegated to backing a dapper, dancing wolfman. The synthpop-loving monster dismembers them at the end,…
Scott Lapatine | May 26, 2009 - 10:49 am
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Win Yeah Yeah Yeahs Tickets

With It's Blitz, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs pulled off a savvy, synthy costume change. But then, this is a band that knows from costume changes.
Amrit Singh | April 30, 2009 - 5:02 pm
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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
Scott Lapatine | April 20, 2009 - 3:29 pm
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Yeah Yeah Yeahs Don’t Play “Zero” On Late Night

Yeah Yeah Yeahs' new single had a week of high profile TV appearances: Jools Holland (4/7), SNL (4/11), and Letterman (4/14). The band switched thing…
Scott Lapatine | April 16, 2009 - 1:41 pm
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Yeah Yeah Yeahs Blitz Hits Letterman

Karen, Brian, Nick, and Pajo took It's Blitz lynchpin "Zero" to the Ed Sullivan Theatre last night for Phase Three of YYYs' four-part NYC takeover…
Amrit Singh | April 15, 2009 - 9:12 am
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Yeah Yeah Yeahs Played A “Secret” Show @ Santos Party House Last Night

Nobody expected Karen O to fellate her mic and pour beer on herself on SNL. Although we all probably hoped she would. And boomy sound…
Amrit Singh | April 13, 2009 - 12:56 pm
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Animal Collective Remix Yeah Yeah Yeahs (Full Version)

Last week we got a bite-sized taste of Animal Collective's "Zero" remix. Their version of the It's Blitz! single (and SNL-approved) track shows up a…
brandon | April 13, 2009 - 11:06 am
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Yeah Yeah Yeahs Take “Zero,” “Maps” To SNL

Some surprises on SNL last night. The first being that the show was sorta funny (Videogum will post the best bits tomorrow), and the second…
Scott Lapatine | April 12, 2009 - 1:18 pm
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A Taste Of Animal Collective’s Yeah Yeah Yeahs Remix

As much as we hate to highlight incomplete audio previews, the AC remix of “Zero” (from a forthcoming 7″) is so anticipated, you’ll probably appreciate…
Scott Lapatine | April 9, 2009 - 11:09 am
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Yeah Yeah Yeahs Bring “Zero” To Jools Holland

This performance of It's Blitz's prime mover comes at just the right time: teasing YYYs upcoming performance on Saturday Night Live, restoring faith in the…
Amrit Singh | April 9, 2009 - 9:42 am
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New Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “Zero (N.A.S.A. Bloody Lobo Remix)”

The more folks remixZero,” the more we appreciate the original. The ball’s in your court, Animal Collective. For now, here’s N.A.S.A’s best song to
brandon | April 1, 2009 - 1:34 pm
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