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The Heavy Lowdown: 1349, Serpentine Path, Mutilation Rites, Maruta, Lord Mantis, weekend shows & more

By Doug Moore Godflesh at Irving Plaza on 4/10 (more by Greg Cristman) You've already stopped caring about work for the day. Might as well start sorting out your riff-centric weekend bands. HLD time! Let's knock out the news first....

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Gold-Bears ready second LP for Slumberland (stream a track), playing Shea Stadium after NYC Popfest ++ other dates

by Bill Pearis Atlanta band Gold-Bears will be back with their second album, Dalliance, on June 3 via Slumberland. With big catchy choruses, the band's rowdy indiepop fits nicely alongside Superchunk or The Wedding Present (who have a song called...

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Nazoranai touring North America; Stephen O'Malley and Oren Ambarchi playing a duo set at NY's Tectonics Fest (dates)

by Doug Moore Stephen O'Malley (1/3 of Nazoranai) at Big Ears Fest (more by Joshua Ford) Its pure improvisation, I'm going to try and avoid as many clichés as I can here, in talking about improvisation. That's the whole thing...

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The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

There are times when it’s easy to determine the 5 Best Songs Of The Week, and others when it gets a little tougher for us to figure out what should go where, what belongs and what doesn’t. Then there are weeks like this, where debates about inclusion and placement stretch into long email…

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<![CDATA[Black Lips &amp; The Coathangers both played NYC &amp; Burgerama III (belated pics); Coathangers play NYC again tonight]]>

photos by Debi Del Grande Black Lips / Coathangers / NOBUNNY / Burger Burgerama III happened last month at Santa Ana, CA's The Observatory featuring a whole lot of bands on Burger Records' extensive, denim-clad roster. Day 1 (3/22) featured...

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Hauschka released an LP, touring North America (dates, video)

Listening to a piece by Hauschka can be deceiving: What sounds like an ensemble of musicians and instruments is just one man, performing at one piano. His real name is Volker Bertelmann, and he hails from Dusseldorf, Germany, where he...

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Ben Watt streaming new album, 'Hendra' (listen), reschedules NYC &amp; LA dates for June, now playing two nights at Joe's Pub

Ben Watt &amp; Bernard Butler (via Ben's Facebook) Everything But the Girl guitarist Ben Watt had to postpone his NYC and LA shows due to visa issues but those shows -- his first-ever solo headlining in the U.S. -- have...

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Curtis Harding releasing 'Soul Power' on Burger Records ++ belated pics from Burgerama III

photos by Debi Del Grande; words by Bill Pearis Curtis Harding @ Burgerama III, 3/23/2013 Atlanta's Curtis Harding played one of my favorite sets I saw during SXSW where his "magnetism, pipes and chops were evident from note one." The...

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Coachella 2014 wknd 2 underway; live TV broadcast includes Arcade Fire, Beck, Haim, Nas, MGMT, Pixies, QOTSA, more

Coachella 2014 Weekend 1 Day 1 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin) Coachella 2014 wrapped up its first weekend this past Sunday, and the second weekend is underway as we speak (set times). If you're not in California braving the desert,...

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FIDLAR, Mac DeMarco, together PANGEA, White Fang, Sleep and more @ Burgerama III day 2 (belated pics)

photos by Debi Del Grande; Mac DeMarco / FIDLAR / together PANGEA / White Fang On Sunday, Canadian singer-songwriter Mac DeMarco was preparing for his set in the green room when we caught up with him. "I used to think...

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'70s Boston punks La Peste reissuing 7" on RSD (stream it)

by Andrew Sacher While any English punk band worth two shits could get a label deal in the heyday of punk, a lot of American groups were on their own. Had La Peste done a proper LP circa '77/'78 with...

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Alan Licht & Brian Chase – “Immediate Release”

Alan Licht and Brian Chase recently announced their plan to release a collaborative album. Chase is best known for drumming in the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, while Licht remains a heavyweight of experimental and improvised music (and a pretty great hired gun as you might have heard via Lee Ranaldo&#8217;s…

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Puce Mary playing NY's Alright afterparty tonight, LA's Posh Isolation Fest in May +++ stream a track

by Wyatt Marshall Puce Mary at Northside Fest 2013 (photo by Samantha Marble for Pitchfork) Last minute Friday night plans alert: Denmark's Puce Mary, a Posh Isolation affiliate noise artist who has plans to play that label's LA fest in...

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Throwing Copper Turns 20

The &#8217;90s was a strange and wonderful time when lighters-up power ballads could contain lyrics like &#8220;Her placenta falls to the floor.&#8221; That kind of thing was almost mandatory, actually. Even the blandest bands were expected to be unrepentantly weird. Into that era strode Live, an…

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Jamie xx – “Girl”

Every month or so, James Blake shows up on BBC Radio 1 to host his Residency show, where he debuts new songs and remixes and does some interviews and talks a lot. Last month, he played &#8220;Bloke,&#8221; which he said was a new track from the mysterious &#8220;Simon Tallywhacker,&#8221; an artist…

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Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora team up for 'Black Widow' track - listen

The Aussie rapper reveals new collaboration before the release of her debut album 'The New Classic'

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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Right now, our busiest comments section is a heated debate over whether a white lady is racist for dancing with black men in her music video and then being defensive about it. That is how indie rock, and every other form of media, works in 2014. You get used to it, I guess. Here&#8217;s what [...]

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James Blake debuts new Jamie xx song 'Girl' during Radio 1 show - listen

The producer played the track during his monthly takeover

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2014 River to River Festival lineup (Kaki King, Terry Riley, KiT, People Get Ready, Sergio Mendoza, Susie Ibarra &amp; more)

River to River Festival 2013 (more by Ryan Muir) The free River to River Festival returns in 2014 to various outdoor NYC venues from June 19-29 and includes music, dance, theater, visual art, film and "unique participatory experiences." Some highlights...

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Bang on a Can Marathon returning in 2014 w/ Jherek Bischoff, So Percussion, Roomful of Teeth, DJ /Rupture and more

Bang on a Can Marathon 2011 (more by Andrew Frisicano) As part of this year's River to River Festival, the free annual Bang on a Can Marathon will return to Brookfield Place, Winter Garden on June 22 from 2-10 PM:Bang...

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Prince returns to Warner Bros to re-release 'Purple Rain', promises new album on the way

The Minneapolis singer rejoins label after 17 years

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Retro Futura Tour w/ Howard Jones, Thompson Twins singer, Midge Ure, China Crisis &amp; more this summer (dates)

A whole bunch of '80s new wave acts (or members of them) will be puttin' on the hits this summer via the Retro Futura Tour. Thompson Twins singer Tom Bailey and Howard Jones headline this package tour that also...

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Raekwon "hates that fuckin'" new Wu-Tang song, playing BK Hip Hop Fest; Christ Bearer doing ok, but penis-less

Raekwon, in a controversial new interview with Rollling Stone, explains what he thinks of "Keep Watch" off the upcoming Wu-Tang Clan release:I hate it. I hate it. I don't hate shit, but I hate that fuckin' record. It ain't...

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Prince Plans Deluxe Purple Rain Reissue, New Album In Warner Bros. Deal

When Prince was one of the world&#8217;s biggest and greatest stars, he released all his music on Warner Bros. But in the early &#8217;90s, Prince and the label fell out. For a while there, Prince was posing in photo shoots with the world &#8220;slave&#8221; written on his cheek, and as soon as he…

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Stream Pink Mountaintops Get Back

Outside Love, the last album from Black Mountain frontman Stephen McBean&#8217;s Pink Mountaintops side project, was one of 2009&#8242;s best and most underrated rock albums, an endlessly warm and welcoming set of stoned, fuzzy campfire singalongs. Since that one dropped, McBean has relocated to…

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School Of Seven Bells to reissue 'Put Your Sad Down' EP

The record was the last that late musician Benjamin Curtis worked on

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The Faint – “Evil Voices” Video

12 years ago, Omaha synth-punkers the Faint played one of the best live shows I&#8217;ve ever seen, so it warms my heart that they&#8217;re still whipping out supercharged new wave. The band just released the new album Doom Abuse, and we&#8217;ve posted their &#8220;Help In The Head&#8221; video,…

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Illmatic Turns 20

The summer and fall of 2001 were tremendously exciting times to be a young rap nerd. Jay-Z and Nas were throwing lyrical haymakers at each other, scrambling for the upper hand, using every possible weapon at their disposal to wreck each other. Rap had had plenty of storied rivalries, of course, but…

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Erster Trailer zu "Live" von Noboru Iguchi, dem Regisseur von Trash-Hits wie "The Machine Girl" und "Zombie Ass"

Nachdem er Erfahrungen im Pornofilmgeschäft gesammelt hatte, inszenierte Noboru Iguchi einige japanische Splatter- und Trashklassiker wie "Robo Geisha", "Zombie Ass" und "The Machine Girl". Nun hat er mit "Live" einen neuen Film gedreht, zu dem ihr euch hier den ersten Trailer ansehen könnt:&gt;&gt;…

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Watch Broken Bells Take “Control” To Conan

Broken Bells are in California and between Coachella weekends, and amazingly enough, Danger Mouse is not using the moment to produce another kinda-flat album for another arena-rock band. Instead, he and James Mercer appeared on last night&#8217;s episode of Conan, performing &#8220;Control,&#8221;…

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Future unveils video for Kanye West collaboration, 'I Won' - watch

The clip is directed by Hype Williams

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Miley Cyrus responds to rumours surrounding her hospitalisation

The controversial singer had an allergic reaction to an antibiotic

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New 'Godzilla' featurette revealed - watch

Director Gareth Edwards discusses monster movie

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Top selling albums in independent record shops since last year's Record Store Day revealed

Arctic Monkeys and Daft Punk amongst those who make the Top 40

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Black Flag's Greg Ginn and FLAG settle lawsuit

The two parties have resolved Ginn's claims new band Flag benefitted from Black Flag's identity

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Trailer: Jungstar Liana Liberato im Horrorfilm "Haunt - Das Böse erwacht"

Am 27. Juni 2014 erscheint der Horrorfilm "Haunt - Das Böse erwacht" auf DVD und Blu-ray. Neben der zuletzt zwei Mal als Beste Nebendarstellerin für den Oscar nominierten Jacki Weaver (2011 für "Königreich des Verbrechens" und 2013 für "Silver Linings") ist Nachwuchsstar Liana Liberato in der Grusel…

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Belle & Sebastian cover 'Don't Stop Believing' at children's hospital - watch

The Scottish group performed for the Songs For Kids Foundation

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Beck hopes to release another album this year

The follow up to February's 'Morning Phase' is already underway

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Der erste Trailer zu "Jersey Boys", dem neuen Film von Clint Eastwood

Mit "Jersey Boys" widmet sich Clint Eastwood dem Aufstieg und Fall der Sechziger-Jahre-Erfolgs-Rock’n’Roll-Band Frankie Valli &amp; The Four Seasons. Nun gibt es den ersten Trailer zum Musik-Drama nach einem Drehbuch von John Logan ("Hugo Cabret", "James Bond – Skyfall"):&gt;&gt; Artikel lesen |…

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Kindesentführung durch die Kirche: Steven Spielberg plant "The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara"

Steven Spielberg hat bereits mehrere Projekte in Planung, nun kommt ein neues dazu, dass der Regisseur laut Variety aber noch nicht direkt als nächstes in Angriff nehmen will: das Historien-Drama "The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara" über eine Kindesentführung durch die katholische Kirche.&gt;&gt;…

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Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford und Sylvester Stallone auf neuen Bildern zu "The Expendables 3"

Mehr Stars von Teil zu Teil: In "The Expendables 3" wird die illustre, von Sylvester Stallone angeführte Darstellerriege noch um einige hochkarätige Namen erweitert: Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson, Wesley Snipes und Antonio Banderas sind unter anderem neu dabei. Alle sind sie sind auf den folgenden neuen…

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Nostalgisches Fan-Video: Über 130 Jahre Kinogeschichte in drei Minuten

Ein von Scott Ewing geschnittenes Video lässt die Herzen von Cinephilen höher schlagen. In knapp drei Minuten wird die Geschichte des Films von den ersten Schattenspielen 1878 bis zu opulenten Blockbustern der heutigen Zeit erzählt.&gt;&gt; Artikel lesen | auf Filmstarts - Freitag, 18. April 2014

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Future – “I Won” (Feat. Kanye West) Video

The celebratory and sentimental Future/Kanye collab &#8220;I Won&#8221; now has a video to go along with it. The video&#8217;s a subdued, mostly black-and-white affair featuring some of the sexiest dancing on a beach since Beyoncé danced on a beach for her &#8220;Drunk In Love&#8221; video. In case…

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Watch FKA Twigs Debut “Give Up” In NYC

FKA Twigs played a packed show at Glasslands in Brooklyn last night and debuted new music. A recording of a new one seemingly titled &#8220;Give Up&#8221; is now available and shows that Twigs sounds just as otherworldly live as she does in the studio. Check out the bewitching new song below. FKA…

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The Week In Pop: 5 Seconds Of Summer And The Evolution Of Pop-Punk Boy Bands

&#8220;She looks so perfect standing there/ In my American Apparel underwear&#8221; is the new &#8220;I like girls who wear Abercrombie &#038; Fitch.&#8221; Fifteen years ago, at the height of boy-band mania, America was bombarded by LFO&#8217;s &#8220;Summer Girls,&#8221; in which bros with magnifi…

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The Hold Steady – “Easy” (Deer Tick Cover) & Deer Tick – “Constructive Summer” (Hold Steady Cover)

To celebrate the kickoff of their tour together the Hold Steady and Deer Tick have covered each other&#8217;s music. The Hold Steady took on &#8220;Easy&#8221; the lead song off their tour-mates&#8217; album Born On Flag Day while Deer Tick covered &#8220;Constructive Summer,&#8221; the first song…

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Raekwon reveals he is 'on strike' from Wu-Tang Clan

He said he feels the group are letting down their fans

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Gory new Blood Red Shoes video banned by MTV - watch

The 'Speech Coma' video sees a singer bleeding to death on stage

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Watch Belle & Sebastian Cover Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’” At A Children’s Hospital

You might expect Belle &#038; Sebastian to cover the Kinks or Nick Drake or 10cc. You might not expect them to cover the most-covered Journey song ever. But it&#8217;s impossible to say no to sick kids, and during a recent visit to Children&#8217;s Healthcare Of Atlanta for the Songs For Kids Founda…

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Olga Bell – “Stavropol Krai”

Before she joined Dirty Projectors during the days of Swing Lo Magellan, Olga Bell was a Band To Watch. Now she&#8217;s taken some time to work on solo material again. Her upcoming album, Krai, is sung entirely in Russian and judging from the new single &#8220;Stavropol Krai&#8221; her intricate…

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