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Hinds Talk the ‘Prettiest Curse’ and Love for NYC [Interview]

Last modified June 5, 2020 at 11:43 pm

Spanish indie rock outfit Hinds drops their much anticipated third album today, The Prettiest Curse. Prior to the pandemic, I chatted with lead singer and guitarist Carlotta Cosails. An unabashed fan, my goal was to avoid becoming awkward fangirl, Mel, from Flight of the Conchords. A nearly impossible feat, as Hinds’ first two albums, Leave […]

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A Scene, Unseen: LES Music Venues, Musicians Stay Visible Despite Closures

Posted June 4, 2020 at 5:09 am

By the time this article is published, 11 weeks of self-isolation will have passed. It’s been 11 weeks since many of us have gone to work, since grocery stores have felt safe, and since handshakes have felt friendly. And those are only the most banal, everyday changes. When it comes to the moments we share […]

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‘Dennis and Lois’ Documentary Now Available to Stream

Posted May 8, 2020 at 5:14 am

For those who are missing concerts during the COVID-19 pandemic, the much awaited Dennis and Lois documentary is now available for your viewing pleasure. Directed by Chris Cassidy, the punk-infused documentary following the gig-loving couple is one that puts out all the vicarious vibes. As the story goes, Dennis and Lois once offered to sell […]

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The Wonders to Honor Adam Schlesinger with ‘That Thing You Do’ Reunion Tonight

Posted April 17, 2020 at 5:06 am

The sudden death of Adam Schlesinger due to COVID-19 not only had Fountains of Wayne fans reeling, but also those of the lesser known Wonders (aka Oneders) the breakout band from the 1996 hit film That Thing You Do! Their hit song of the same name was, after all, composed by Schlesinger himself. As it […]

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Adam Schlesinger, Fountains of Wayne Cofounder, Dies of Coronavirus Complications

Posted April 2, 2020 at 5:14 am

Adam Schlesinger – whose infectious melodies with Fountains of Wayne, as well as That Thing You Do! endeared himself to a generation – died yesterday morning from complications due to coronavirus. The Emmy Award-winning songwriter was 52. His condition the day before yesterday was reported by his attorney of 25 years as “very sick and heavily […]

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Seattle Radio Station KEXP Posts Virtual Shows

Posted March 31, 2020 at 5:04 am

With the absence of live performances on the music landscape, bands are taking to the internet to help music fans fill their gig going void. That being said, Seattle radio station KEXP is compiling an ongoing events calendar of virtual performances from artists all over the globe. From the KEXP website: With music festivals being […]

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GovBall 2020 is Canceled

Posted March 30, 2020 at 5:08 am

Festival fans take note: this year’s Governors Ball Music Festival is officially canceled (and with it, your summer – thanks, Covid-19!). With the current state of things, it’s not all that shocking, but still stings. After all, this was to be the tenth iteration of the festival, and they pulled some pretty big names for […]

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The Bowery Ballroom and Mercury Lounge Appeal to Fans to Help Float out-of-Work Staff

Posted March 18, 2020 at 5:04 am

The dominoes keep falling in the wake of the global pandemic. All industries are taking substantial financial hits because of COVID-19, including music venues. On the Lower East Side, two prominent clubs  – the Mercury Lounge and Bowery Ballroom – have closed their doors indefinitely. In hopes of easing the financial burden for over 100 […]

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Here is the Latest Trailer for the New Spike Jonze-Directed Beastie Boys Doc [VIDEO]

Posted March 13, 2020 at 5:10 am

The highly anticipated new Beastie Boys documentary is just a few weeks from release. And to stoke hype further, a new trailer just came out. Directed by longtime friend and collaborator, Spike Jonze, Beastie Boys Story is billed as a “live documentary experience” as told by surviving members Mike D. and Adam “Ad Rock” Horovitz. […]

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Take a Whiff: Chatting Honey-Mustard Power Pop with The Whiffs

Posted February 26, 2020 at 5:07 am

The Whiffs are the best kept secret of indie rock. Full stop. You needn’t look further than their punchy throwback style and knack for crafting infectious earworms. At first listen you might think the four-piece hailed from across the pond and another era entirely. Mixing addictive elements of Herman’s Hermits, The Turtles, and The Who. […]

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