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Show of the Week(end): Governor’s Ball

Just because New York City is a permanent music festival doesn’t mean it can’t also host the sort of weekend megafest more often found in the sticks of Tennessee or SoCal. Hence we have the Governors Ball, the three-year-old gathering …

Show of the Week: Ariel Pink

L.A.-based Ariel Pink emerged from obscurity to semi-obscurity in 2004, releasing his moody outsider music on Animal Collective’s label five years after he first recorded them at home. With darkly-rendered 1960s jangle-pop that reads as part-parody part-sincerity, Pink’s music has …

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Show of the Week: Groundislava

Show of the Week: Groundislava

Groundislava is the mellow member of the WeDidIt crew, a collective of LA-based DJs whose M.O. involves flipping regional bass thuds into bouncy club bangers that deftly (and often, just barely) sidestep the traps of festival mosh pit glut. No, …


Show of the Week(end): The Shins

Show of the Week(end): The Shins

“This song will change your life,” said Natalie Portman’s Sam to Zach Braff’s Andrew as she played “New Slang” for him in 2004′s quintessential indie classic Garden State. A more accurate statement would’ve been that Sam and Andrew would change …


Show of the Weekend: Liars

Show of the Weekend: Liars

Rock anarchists Liars’ greatest asset is their distractibility. In the years since they jumped on music fans’ radar by jumping on the Brooklyn post-punk bandwagon (or did they?), they’ve experimented with no wave, queasy-sounding art rock, post-Zappa discord and most …


Show of the Week: ?uestlove @ Roseland Ballroom

Show of the Week: ?uestlove @ Roseland Ballroom

?uestlove will be taking a break from his drum sets on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, performing this Thursday with Fool’s Gold Records, Q-Tip (Yes, Q-Tip), Max Glazer, Reggie Watts, and Que Bajo for Red Bull’s Culture Clash. For only …


This Weekend: Brooklyn Flea Record Fair

This Weekend: Brooklyn Flea Record Fair

In what is becoming a nice complement to Record Store Day at the city’s music shops each April, the semiannual Brooklyn Flea Record Fair returns today with a diverse array of vendors and exclusive releases for music obsessives. Labels like …


And Now for Something Completely Different

This is good.  Just watch it.  The goats crack me up.

Everywhere you don’t wanna be.  Oh, and the song rules, too!

 

FLAG.  Need I say more?

 

 

SHOW OF THE WEEK

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Video of the Day: Back 2 the Wild

Video of the Day: Back 2 the Wild

The new video from British house vets Basement Jaxx is a riot of psychedelic stimuli, starring two actresses in shaggy suits and feathers cavorting with animals before a series of kaleidoscopically shifting digital landscapes. Worthy of credit are directors Mat


Show of the Week: TNGHT

Show of the Week: TNGHT

TNGHT feel like they barely need an introduction, the vowel-less producers have been making jaws drops internationally long before A-list rappers like Kanye co-signed their majestic, undulating music. After West literally did sign one half of the duo, Hudson Mohawke, …


Daft Punk + Pharrell

Daft Punk + Pharrell

ICYMI. This weekend during SNL Daft Punk released a teaser commercial for ‘Random Access Memories’ featuring Pharrell and Nile Rogers called “Get Lucky.” Just from this snippet we know we’ll all be lucky when the album is released on May …


Show of the Week(end): Gary Clark Jr.

Show of the Week(end): Gary Clark Jr.

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Call him Slowhand, call him God, or merely call him one of the most vital guitar advocates of the past 50 years, but do not call Eric Clapton uninspired. Since 2000, the blues breaker has put out eight full-lengths (of …


The Score + Olly Murs

The Score + Olly Murs

Missed this weekend #ScoreSundays? Check out their latest cover of  Olly Murs’ Troublemaker below. Download this cover plus their one of One Republic’s If I Lose Myself here. #EnjoyGoodDays