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Recommended Friday Show: CMJ Day #4

It’s time to face facts.  You have some tough choices to make during the day on Friday.  First of all, there’s some great NYRM-approved bands playing at Cake Shop.  Rooftop Vigilantes, Your Youth, and Yellow Ostrich.  If that were a show during normal times, it would in and of itself be a can’t-miss.  I’m pretty [...]

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Recommended Tuesday Show: CMJ Day #1

Welcome to day number one of CMJ.  There’s obviously a lot of music going on this week, and if you do a bit of planning ahead, it will be quite good.  While I feel that the quality of this year’s bands is a little bit thinner than in year’s past (more due to lack of [...]

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Recommended Wednesday Show: Pavement and Times New Viking at Central Park

What happens when a bunch of people nostalgic for 1992 try to make plans a year ahead of time?  A lot of them end up flaking.  Unless you’re not that interested in the Internet, you already know that this is the week of Pavement.  You could have seen them Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and you can [...]

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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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My Favorite 50 Songs of 2009: 20-11

To recap:  As for My Favorite 50 Songs of 2009, I made a few rules for myself.  First, a band can only appear once.  Also, this is purely about singles I enjoy.  For instance, I would never put Harlem Shakes’ Technicolor Health on my favorite albums list, but “Sunlight” made it pretty high on this list [...]

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Photos: Times New Viking, The Axemen, and Home at Mercury Lounge

This show happened embarrassingly long ago, but here a just a few photos.  Times New Viking were, of course, great.  They churned out their noise pop tunes with incredible skill.  The guitar player fills so much of the space in the songs that watching him demystifies the recordings to a certain extent, but a great [...]

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Recommended Wednesday Show: Times New Viking at Mercury Lounge

Frankly, I can’t believe Times New Viking’s new album, Born Again Revisited, hasn’t gotten more attention.  It got an 8.1 on Pitchfork, but didn’t get Best New Music.  It’s just as hard to listen to as their older work, with just as many hidden pop melodies.  Listen to the mp3 below.  It might sound difficult [...]

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Recommended Sunday Show: Times New Viking, Woods, and Blank Dogs at Market Hotel

If this isn’t one of the most stacked Sunday shows I’ve seen in awhile then, well, I’ll eat my foot.  But it is, so I won’t have to.  You’ve got one very established lo-fi band and two of the buzziest bands on the scene.  I saw Times New Viking open for Deerhunter last year, and [...]

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