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Recommended Thursday Show: CMJ Day #3

At least CMJ Thursday is pretty straight-forward during the day.  It’s the I Guess I’m Floating (one of my very favorite blogs) Pianos day party.  It’s pretty much wall-to-wall worthwhile bands including Baths, Beach Fossils, Oberhofer, Teen Daze, Young Man, Braids, and Gobble Gobble. The nighttime gets much more complicated.  Of course, part of this […]

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My Favorite Albums of 2009: 25-11

I’m not completely happy with this list.  I’ve been agonizing over it for about a month now, and no matter how I work it, it doesn’t seem to come out right.  I listened to about 250 albums this year, a paltry percentage of the number of total releases.  Even out of those, I only listened […]

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Recommended Saturday Show: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Crystal Stilts, and Frankie Rose at the Bell House

Painfully busy today- on my way to Philly for one of my band’s own shows.  If I were to go see something tonight, it would be this.  It’s Slumberland Record’s Anniversary party.  A great little record label with some great bands.  I’ve blogged about all these guys before, and I’m sure you’re familiar with Pains […]

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Recommended Thursday Show: Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Crystal Stilts, and caUSE co-MOTION at Cake Shop

If you were lucky enough to get tickets for this show at Cake Shop tomorrow, well done.  This is probably the last chance you’ll ever have to see Pains of Being Pure At Heart at a venue as small and intimate as Cake Shop.  I’ve recently seen both of the other bands at Cake Shop. […]

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Recommended Tuesday Show: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart and Suckers at Bowery Ballroom

Two bands that I’ve given lots of love to recently?  At the Bowery Ballroom?  Suckers and Pains of Being Pure at Heart. Tuesday’s show of the day, enough said. MP3: “Everything WIth You” – The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

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Photos: Knight School, Let's Wrestle, and The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart played to a sold-out crowd at the Bell House this past Friday night.  I wasn’t sure what to expect, especially since these guys were unknown just a few months ago.  They seemed really, really thankful and a bit staggered by their sudden popularity.  As soon as they picked […]

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Recommended Friday Show: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Let's Wrestle, and Knight School at The Bell House

There is so much going on this pre-SXSW weekend!  Lots of bands play in NYC to get ready for the big week ahead.  This Friday there’s tons of great bands to choose from: Les Savy Fav at Brooklyn Masonic Temple and even Titus Andronicus and The Wrens on one bill.  But, I have to whole-heartedly […]

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SXSW Sampler, Part I

I’ve been a bit busy this week preparing for SXSW.  I want to bring you the very best coverage I can (partying it up with Racheal Ray and The Hold Steady) so I’ve been lacking a bit on the writing this week.  I’d like to attempt to make it up to you by putting together […]

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There and Back Again #2: Guided By Voices' Bee Thousand (Plus a few thoughts on The Pains of Being Pure at Heart)

Before this week, I had never listened to Guided By Voices’ 1994 album, Bee Thousand.  For many, this is not such an egregious omission on my part; I know plenty of die-hard indie fans who never really went though a Guided By Voices phase.  They are the kind of band that everyone always has in […]

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