Video: Wolf Eyes at Union Pool

Wolf Eyes finished up a three-show Union Pool residency on Saturday. Here’s a highlight from the final night last Saturday.

This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

a3086885428_10-e1454183992677With Punxsutawney Phil’s surely scientific prediction that this winter will be a short one looming, let’s get at this before the insidious bastions of Sol are loosed once again on this frozen slab of dirt we call hearth, home, and happiness.

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Netsky is Playing at a Dim Sum Restaurant Tomorrow Night

Drum and Bass and dumplings.

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Top 5 shows of the weekend

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January has finally relinquished its death-grip on the world. It has been a rough start to 2016, but hopefully less choppy waters lie ahead, to help facilitate this, I am mostly prescribing a weekend of music that won’t often get out of the middle lane. Sometimes we all need to admit defeat and just slow down a bit. I’m beat. Relax – it’s the weekend.

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Tickets Going Fast for Governors Ball 2016!

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January may have felt a lot like Groundhog’s day, what with massive festival lineups dropping day after day. Among which is one of favorites, the nearby Governors Ball Festival, which takes place annually on Randall’s Island and continues to pull many of the seasons best acts. This year is no different, with the return of Kanye West and The Strokes in headlining slots, as well as a Governors Ball debut for The Killers. Beck is also back for the first time in five years, and if that’s not a reason to get excited, well then hell, I don’t know what is. You can experience all of the action June 3-5th, 2016. Sorry AEG, you can wait for your “new Coachella”.

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Vampire Weekend played a huge rally for Sanders

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First it was Killer Mike. Now Vampire Weekend is pledging their support to Sanders. Well, at least most of the band:

Because Vampire Weekend co-founder Rostam Batmanglij left the band earlier this week, Ezra Koenig is performing with a makeshift band, made up of Vampire Weekend drummer Chris Tomson, Dirty Projectors’ Dave Longstreth, comedic duo the Lucas Bros, and the University of Iowa’s Hawkapellas—an all-female a cappella group. (“Bernie can call that Vampire Weekend if he likes,” he said.)
Prior to the rally, they performed at the Java House in Iowa City. Watch some clips from the event (including “The Star-Spangled Banner” and “This Land Is Your Land” sing-alongs)

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This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

0006202671_10Between 30 inches of snow and the pitiless winter illness that blew in on it, I’m running on veritable empty this week, so please forgive me if we just skip the usual pleasantries and get at it. The completion of this damn thing may well depend on it.

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Top 5 shows of the weekend

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If you’re reading this, congratulations on surviving another week. As a reward, there are some excellent shows to be seen this weekend, free of invented “buzz”, just hands-on DIY venues and bands doing what they love.

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