Ty Segall tickets are on sale now for his upcoming show at Warsaw

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The annoyingly prolific Ty Segall — slow down Ty, we can’t keep up — has another LP coming out in January with Emmett Kelly, Mikal Cronin, Charles Moothart and more. He’ll be playing a show at Warsaw on May 7. [Read more…]

Top 5 shows of the weekend

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It’s going to be a hot one this weekend. Drink responsibly, use sunscreen and maybe, just maybe, some good shows will be able to make us forget we’re melting, just for a few brief moments. There are plenty of indoor and outdoor options for you below.

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Top 5 shows of the weekend

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As the great moral philosopher Blain said, “I ain’t got time to bleed”, and so we’re skipping pleasantries today to get right down to it, you have a weekend to enjoy, so here are my recommendations.

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Top 5 shows of the weekend

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Looks like we’re in for a rainy weekend in parts, but that’s ok as you can spend plenty of time indoors at various concerts. If we don’t have anything blue (skies) then at least I can recommend something old, something new, and something borrowed, in this week’s column.

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Listen: Ty Segall’s ‘Manipulator’

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It’s annoying that Drag City isn’t on Spotify. Thankfully NPR is streaming Ty Segall’s latest, which is getting great reviews. We love it too:

Manipulator also recalls the way some of the best ’90s bands captured that era while making their own timeless records for the canon. Segall’s upper register makes his voice a dead ringer for that of Suede’s Brett Anderson, and Manipulator showcases the mysterious swagger of that group’s classic debut. The distortion monster “It’s Over” channels Blur at its catchiest, while “The Feels” captures the same arena-ready, world-takeover notions that powered Oasis through its early successes. [Read more…]

Is Ty Segall Mellowing Out?

This teaser from his new record seems to suggest he could be. Sleeper is out August 20 on Drag City:

Ty Segall: “Thank God For Sinners”

Check him out next month with Mac Demarco!
Fri. Feb. 1 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall

Or with K-Holes and Ex-Cult
Sat. Feb. 2 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

The Top 50 Albums of 2012

50. Teen: Electric
49. Sun Araw: The Inner Treaty
48. Cat Power: Sun
47. Tallest Man on Earth: There’s no Leaving Now
46. Matthew E. White: Big Inner
45. Port St. Willow: Holiday
44. Flying Lotus: Until The Quiet Comes
43 Eternal Summers: Correct Behavior
42. Wild Nothing: Nocturne
41. Actress: R.I.P.
40. Metz: Metz
39. Kendrick Lamar: Good Kid, M.a.a.d City
38. Andy Stott: Luxury Problems
37. Dum Dum Girls: End of Daze
36. Japandroids: Celebration Rock
35. Sufjan Stevens: Silver and Gold
34. Magic Trick: Ruler of the Night
33. Miguel: Kaleidoscope Dream
32. Jessie Ware: Devotion
31. Sonny and the Sunsets: Longtime Companion
30. Beachwood Sparks: The Tarnished Gold
29. The Babies: Our House on the Hill
28. Grizzly Bear: Shields
27. Iris DeMent: Sing the Delta
26. The Sea and Cake: Runner


25. King Tuff: King Tuff


24. Frank Ocean: Channel Orange


23. Jimmy Cliff: Rebirth


22. Lower Dens: Nootropics


21. Lambchop: Mr. M


20. Lotus Plaza: Spooky Action at a Distance


19. Woods: Bend Beyond


18. Allah-Las – Allah-Las


17. Weird Dreams: Choreography


16. The Shins: Port of Morrow


15. Wye Oak: Civilian


14. Spider Bags: Shake My Head


13. Fiona Apple: The Idler Wheel…


12. Lone: Galaxy Garden


11. Action Bronson: Blue Chips


10. Frankie Rose: Interstellar


9. Spiritualized: Sweet Heart Sweet Light


8. Ty Segall: Slaughterhouse/Twins


7. Diiv: Oshin


6. Beach House: Bloom


5. Tame Impala: Lonerism


4. Mac DeMarco: 2


3. Dent May: Do Things


2. Grimes: Visions


1. Chromatics: Kill For Love

Best EPs:
Mac DeMarco: Rock and Roll Night Club

Daniel Rossen: Silent Hour/Golden Mile EP

The Antlers: Undersea