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If anything big came out on Thursday evening, you’ll note that it’s not on this list. I wrote this yesterday afternoon, as I am now on a plane to Chicago for the Pitchfork Music Festival. If you see me there, say hi; I’ll be the tall guy. Even without any late-breaking additions, this was a… More »

Last weekend at Soldier Field in Chicago, the Grateful Dead played a series of farewell shows with Phish frontman Trey Anastasio standing in for the late Jerry Garcia. Alex Bleeker, who has covered the Dead with his bands Real Estate and the Freaks, was in attendance all three nights. We asked him to share hisMore »

The literary giant Alexis Krauss said it best: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. From big-budget campaigns to no-budget crowdfunding, the haves and have-nots alike made selling albums an art unto itself this year, staving off the format’s impending extinction for now and turning music fandom into an exceptionally… More »

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We’ve Been Had

If you visited Stereogum on Thursday night/Friday morning, you saw this:…
Scott Lapatine | July 22, 2006 - 6:00 pm
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New Yo La Tengo – I Am Not Afraid Of You And I Will Beat Your Ass

If you heard “Beanbag Chair” (MP3) and thought, “This new Yo La Tengo album is gonna be awesome!” you thought right. All the familiar reference…
Scott Lapatine | July 13, 2006 - 1:00 pm
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A Matador Fourth Of July

No plans for Independence Day? Hit The Lawn at Battery Park. 3:30 PM Laura Cantrell 4:20 PM Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks 6:00 PM Yo…
Stereogum | June 29, 2005 - 4:10 pm
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Coming Soon To An iPod Near You

The year’s not over, but we can start buzzing about 2005’s hott releases… JAN Bright Eyes Digital Ash in a Digital Urn (Saddle Creek) Chemical…
Stereogum | December 17, 2004 - 5:44 pm
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The Foghat Principle

Yo La Tengo perform tonight on the John McEnroe Show on CNBC. Not only are they the “house band’ for the entire program, but McEnroe…
Stereogum | August 5, 2004 - 5:09 pm
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Yo La Tengo For Kerry

NEW YORK, NY, July 28, 2004 – The critically acclaimed band, Yo La Tengo, will anchor New York’s first major post-Convention Kerry benefit concert, organizer…
Stereogum | July 28, 2004 - 3:10 pm
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