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Photos: Happy Birthday and Drink Up Buttercup at Glasslands

I’ve spent some time on this blog disparaging Happy Birthday.  It’s true.  I was underwhelmed both times I caught them at SXSW and again at Mercury Lounge opening for Dum Dum Girls.  Still, I went to Glasslands on Saturday night for the sole purpose of catching them again.  Whether or not their live show failed [...]

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Recommended Wednesday Show: Growing and Drink Up Buttercup at Brooklyn Bowl

Free, free, free!  I am loving all of these free shows.  And this is only the beginning.  Drink Up Buttercup, longtime NYRM faves, have a brand new album out, Born And Thrown On A Hook.  It’s the fully realized form of all their songs that been floating around for awhile now, and it’s very good. [...]

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SXSW 2010: Top Ten Favorite Performances

There’s so much going on at sxsw that it’s impossible to see even a sliver of what the week has to offer.  That’s why doing a top ten performances of the week list is sort of silly.  On the other hand, I saw some excellent new bands that I’d like to draw a little extra [...]

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SXSW 2010: Wednesday

Maximization.  It’s very easy to let SXSW become about maximization.  Half of your energy is spent figuring out where to go and when in order to see as many bands as possible while schmoozing the people you want to schmooze.  This really is a crummy way to see music.  My goal for the day was [...]

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Recommended Friday Show: After the Jump Fest at Littlefield

Wow, over a week off from blogging.  I never meant for that to happen, but moving really takes over your life.  I won’t be such a slacker again, scout’s honor.  Luckily, there’s tons of good music happening in Brooklyn this weekend.  First of all, After the Jump Fest is happening.  If you don’t want to [...]

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Photos: Clues and Drink Up Buttercup at Santos Party House

The problem with Clues is that you really, really want them to be the Unicorns.  And they’re not.  They are decidedly a very different band.  The great thing about them is that the band they are is incredibly good.  Their music is dark, mysterious- nuanced and moody.  Their entire set was played with the lights [...]

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Recommended Wednesday Show: Clues and Drink Up Buttercup at Santos Party House

Attention all Unicorns and Arcade Fire fans: you definitely want to make your way to Santos Party House tomorrow night.  Clues is made up of ex-members of both those bands, though they probably lean a bit more towards the wacky indie-sorta-pop of Unicorns.  I hear they have a pretty cool, different live show.  I don’t [...]

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Photos: Northside Festival

I should probably be out at the Northside Festival right now brining you more coverage of the weekend’s festivities.  I am, however, a little too festivitied out.  Nevertheless, I saw some great music this weekend at Brooklyn’s mini music fest.  Here’s a brief recap. Friday night brought me to Studio B for the first time, [...]

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Photos: Wild Yaks, Drink Up Buttercup, and Shilpa Ray at Pianos

Last night’s show at Pianos was a lot of fun.  Three very quality bands, and an enthusiastic, large crowd.  I enjoyed Wild Yaks quite a bit.  Frontman Zack Davis Rob Bryn (is that right?) is definitely an entertainer.  His physical appearance is sloppy and endearing- the crooked glasses, the suspenders- and so is his stage manner.  When [...]

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Recommended Wednesday Show: A Dead Tie!!

I think this is the first time this has ever happened, but I’m at complete deadlock for Wednesday’s recommended show.  You’d honestly have a great time at either of these shows, and it’s a shame that they’re both on the same night.  You can catch Wye Oak and Sharon Van Etten at Mercury Lounge.  But [...]

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