Grace Birnstengel

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A Final Pilgrimage To Warped Tour, As Told By A Former Scene Kid

It could have been my rookie naïveté, but witnessing the 2007 Vans Warped Tour felt magical. On the steamy pavement of the Hubert H. Humphrey…
Grace Birnstengel | August 2, 2018 - 9:20 am

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Mesmerizing, Too: Liz Phair’s Girly-Sound Comes To Life For The First Time On Stage

I wasn’t alive when Exile In Guyville came out in 1993. Born one year later, I would eventually hear and love Liz Phair’s sole top…
Grace Birnstengel | June 5, 2018 - 1:49 pm

Okkervil River – “Pulled Up The Ribbon” (Feat. Lip Talk) Video

Last month we heard "Don't Move Back To LA," the first single from Okkervil River's upcoming spring release In The Rainbow Rain. Today there's a second single…
Grace Birnstengel | March 20, 2018 - 10:05 am

Cat Power Announces Moon Pix 20th Anniversary Show At Sydney’s Vivid LIVE Festival

Coming up on the 20th anniversary of 1998's Moon Pix, Cat Power's fourth record, Chan Marshall will perform a special show in its honor as part…
Grace Birnstengel | March 19, 2018 - 11:03 pm

Wavves – “Christmas Time Is Here” (Vince Guaraldi Cover)

I was a tad worried that a Christmas song from Wavves would get covered in psychedelic fuzz beyond the point of recognition. On the contrary I…
Grace Birnstengel | December 15, 2017 - 1:00 pm

Zaytoven – “Five Guys” (Feat. Migos & Young Thug)

Producer Zaytoven is dropping a new mixtape tomorrow — Trapping Made It Happen — stacked with tracks from Lil Uzi Vert, Young Thug, Juicy J,…
Grace Birnstengel | December 14, 2017 - 9:35 pm

Billie Eilish – “&Burn” (Feat. Vince Staples)

Los Angeles singer-songwriter Billie Eilish put out her debut EP Don't Smile At Me in August, and today she released a new song, "&Burn," featuring…
Grace Birnstengel | December 14, 2017 - 8:48 pm

Levitation 2018 Lineup

After a weather-induced cancellation in 2016 and taking a year off in 2017, Austin's Levitation -- formerly known as Austin Psych Fest -- is returning…
Grace Birnstengel | December 7, 2017 - 10:15 am

Tune-Yards – “ABC 123″ Video

Following October's "Look At Your Hands," today we have a second new Tune-Yards song and video for "ABC 123." Both tracks are from I can feel you creep
Grace Birnstengel | December 6, 2017 - 10:00 am

J Mascis, Bettye LaVette, The Zombies, & More Playing Led Zeppelin Tribute At Carnegie Hall

Every year for the past 14 years, Carnegie Hall in partnership with City Winery has hosted a "Music Of" tribute concert where musicians play the works…
Grace Birnstengel | December 6, 2017 - 9:00 am

Anna Burch – “Tea-Soaked Letter” Video

"Strange the ones you love could bury your body underground" opens Anna Burch's new song "Tea-Soaked Letter," for which we have a video today. Burch's…
Grace Birnstengel | December 6, 2017 - 8:45 am


Curls – “Gentle And Kind”

Christopher Owens, the singer-songwriter and guitarist behind the late, great Girls, announced the formation of his new band Curls nearly a year ago. An earlier…
Grace Birnstengel | October 16, 2017 - 9:30 am


Mirah – “Little Cup”

Mirah releases her new EP, Sundial, next month. The EP comprises six older Mirah songs newly arranged with a string quartet courtesy of composer Jherek…
Grace Birnstengel | September 18, 2017 - 11:19 am

Watch A Tribe Called Quest Perform With LL Cool J At The Meadows

LL Cool J played a set at The Meadows festival in Queens, New York City yesterday. The Queens-born rapper brought out fellow Queens rappers Q-Tip…
Grace Birnstengel | September 17, 2017 - 1:50 pm

Watch Gorillaz Perform With D.R.A.M. And De La Soul At The Meadows

Gorillaz headlined day two of The Meadows festival in New York City and hosted a parade of guests throughout their set including Mos Def/Yasiin Bey…
Grace Birnstengel | September 17, 2017 - 12:37 pm

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y'all the band is now, now :)
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March 31, 2016 on Stream Tancred Out Of The Garden
we have a donut named after night moves heh
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January 19, 2016 on Night Moves – “Denise, Don’t Wanna See You Cry” Video
let's see... it would have been may of 2013 at the Fine Line. were you there?
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August 11, 2015 on Youth Lagoon – “Highway Patrol Stun Gun” Video
ha! nope—no happy ending to that story. glad i wasn't so predictable.
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August 10, 2015 on Youth Lagoon – “Highway Patrol Stun Gun” Video
But does that make it okay for Craig Finn to solicit their obsession with him and put a dollar value on it?
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June 17, 2015 on Craig Finn – “Newmyer’s Roof”
Every Pledge Music offer over $100 is embarrassingly ridiculous. Either Craig Finn or one of his managers must think he's worth a whole lot more than he is (See: $600 to play poker or blackjack with Craig, $750 for a Twin's Game with Craig). Come on.
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June 17, 2015 on Craig Finn – “Newmyer’s Roof”
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June 12, 2015 on Jagged Little Pill Turns 20