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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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I Am Not Afraid Of You And I Will Fly Your Ass

First off, congratulations to Andres, who won our Spin-Off Sweepstakes ($250 Guitar Center Giftcard, Technics SL-1200 MKII turnables, and Technics headphones), to Nate, who won…
Scott Lapatine | September 5, 2006 - 6:00 pm

Hold Steady Want Your Home Movies

Via Pitchfork: Hold steady launches "social networking site" whole album is about guys, girls, love, and growing up in america. We want to you…
Scott Lapatine | August 31, 2006 - 1:12 pm


Kudos to (thanks Jim!) You guys wanna play? Here are some to start with; feel free to add your own: Hold Steady…
Scott Lapatine | August 9, 2006 - 9:48 am

Pitchfork Music Festival 2006 Photos

That Pitchforkmedia must be doing something right; 19,000 people a day hit up their Festival for 18 hours of music over two days, despite some…
Amrit Singh | August 3, 2006 - 1:45 am

We’ve Been Had

If you visited Stereogum on Thursday night/Friday morning, you saw this: …
Scott Lapatine | July 22, 2006 - 6:00 pm

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…
Scott Lapatine | July 13, 2006 - 1:00 pm

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 La…
Stereogum | June 29, 2005 - 4:10 pm

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) …
Stereogum | December 17, 2004 - 5:44 pm

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…
Stereogum | August 5, 2004 - 5:09 pm

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, organizers…
Stereogum | July 28, 2004 - 3:10 pm
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