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    Inside Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Exclusive Brooklyn Bash

    Ten years ago, Yeah Yeah Yeahs exploded onto the New York music scene playing sweaty basement gigs at DIY shows across the city, and introduced one of the decade's greatest new frontwomen, Karen O, who delivered a mix of feral energy and glitz that had long been missing from rock music. YYYs have since become one of rock's best new bands, but last night, at a tiny club in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, the trio returned to their roots with a taut, 14-song show celebrating their tenth anniversary. Check out video below! The gig, at Secret Project Robot, was undoubtedly the band's smallest in years and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs rewarded the packed, intimate crowd of 200 fans (who lined up for hours to score the coveted tickets) with loads of selections from their early catalog.

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    5 Best Moments of Coney Island's Siren Fest

    BEST EPIC DANCE PARTY: MATT AND KIM"Saturday night Coney Island dance party, what is UPPP?" screamed Matt and Kim's Matt Johnson to thousands of writhing fans during the band's 8 p.m. set at Siren Fest on the Brooklyn boardwalk. The hyperactive dance-punk optimists reached national attention last year, with tracks from 2009 record Grand appearing everywhere from Xbox commercials to Gossip Girl, and Johnson kicked off the set by rapping R.

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    WATCH: John Lennon Biopic Trailer

    A new trailer has hit the web for Nowhere Boy, the upcoming John Lennon biopic that chronicles his Liverpool upbringing and early Beatle days. Watch it below. Featuring Kick Ass star Aaron Johnson as a young Lennon, the biopic is slated for an October 8 release. In one early scene, we learn the origin ofthe phrase "nowhere boy": After a scornful teacher says the rebellious future Beatle is "going nowhere," Lennon replies: "Is nowhere full of geniuses, sir? Because I probably do belong there." The clip also includes Lennon's moment of revelation while watching Elvis perform at a movie theater packed with frenzied fans. "Why couldn't God make me Elvis?" Lennon asks.

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    WATCH: Steel Train Cover La Roux at Coachella Lacoste House

    New Jersey's Steel Train play Americana-tinged indie rock that's worlds away from the synth pop of London's La Roux -- but their acoustic cover of the English duo's 2009 hit "Bulletproof" totally hits the spot anyway. Watch it below! The video -- recorded at an intimate party held at the Lacoste Coachella house in the California desert -- depicts the band in a low-key living room, playing around with the catchy song on acoustic guitars, shakers, and xylophone for a minutes, before getting into it for real. Steel Train singer Jack Antonoff says he was floored by La Roux's Coachella set, and that the band collectively calls La Roux singer Elly Jackson a fashion icon.

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    The National Add Summer Tour Dates

    This summer, Brooklyn-based quintet the National are taking their anthemic indie rock around the globe -- and the band says the extensive, five-month itinerary is still growing. The international trek will support the National's first record in three years, High Violet (out May 11), and will kick off May 5 in London and land stateside May 21 in Los Angeles. From there, the Cincinnati natives will criss-cross the country, hit Sasquatch, Bonnaroo, and Lollapalooza, then return to Europe, and then head back to the ol' U.S.A. before closing out September 11 in Redmond, WA. Along the way, they'll share the stage with Beach House, Rufus Wainwright, Ramona Falls, the Walkmen, Okkervil River, and many more.

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    WATCH: Phoenix Gently Rock SPIN's Rooftop!

    To celebrate the release of SPIN's 25th anniversary issue, staffers and 150 lucky music fans headed to our Manhattan rooftop for a pair of surprises: an acoustic set from Phoenix and an unexpected downpour. But the Grammy-winning French popsters didn't let a little rain keep them from performing spot-on versions of "1901," "Lisztomania," and "Rome." Watch video of the set below -- complete with umbrellas! With their equipment en route to Coachella, the boys played a stripped down set with acoustic guitars and mini keyboard, lending an intimacy to the big pop jams off their 2009 smash, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix. And as the rain increased, fans -- who enjoyed beverages from AriZona and Corona -- opened umbrellas to cover the band members, who were perched on four bar stools on a makeshift stage.

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    Spoon Joined by Deerhunter's Bradford Cox

    Spoon dropped by Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, en route to this weekend's Coachella festival, performing Transference tracks "Is Love Forever" and "Who Makes Your Money" -- the latter backed by current tourmate and Deerhunter/Atlas Sound frontman Bradford Cox. Watch it below! Cox mostly kept to the background, while Spoon frontman Britt Daniel -- who graced SPIN's April cover, along with Gerard Way and Billie Joe Armstrong -- crooned along, bouncing around the massive outdoor stage sans guitar. But he did make time for some playful back-to-back action with Cox (around the 1:54 mark, if you're fast-forwarding). It's not the first time Bradford Cox has joined Spoon on stage. In 2008, Cox joined the Texas rockers for "Mountain to Sound" at the Pitchfork Music Festival. (Watch it here.) Spoon released Transference in January, and played Conan soon after.

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    Soundgarden to Play First Show in 12 Years

    While they've already been announced as a headliner at August's Lollapalooza festival in Chicago, grunge-rock godfathers Soundgarden will reportedly make their return to the stage Friday, April 16, in their hometown of Seattle -- their first gig since breaking up in 1997. According to Billboard, the hometown show is set for the 1,500-capacity Showbox. The venue's website does not list the event, and no information has surfaced regarding tickets. This reunion began to take shape a year ago, when three-quarters of the band shared the stage at Seattle's Crocodile Café.

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    Taking Back Sunday Reform Classic Lineup

    It's official: Long Island pop-punk icons Taking Back Sunday are recording a new album with guitarist John Nolan and bassist Shaun Cooper back in the fold for the first time in seven years. This reunited lineup is the same one that recorded the band's influential 2002 debut, Tell All Your Friends, which helped define the lyric-driven emocore sound of early '00s. Once the album's complete, Taking Back Sunday will embark on a full-blown touring schedule. "I never would have imagined that this group of people reuniting would be possible," Nolan said. "There's a shared excitement and enthusiasm within this group that I haven't experienced since the early days of the band." Frontman Adam Lazzara, who has been in the band for his entire career, was equally surprised.

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    Punk Legends Buzzcocks Reunite for Major Tour

    Seminal British punk band Buzzcocks are set for a massive North American tour this Spring, with a 22-gig trek launching in May 11 in Washington, DC, and wrapping June 7 in San Diego, CA. See the full itinerary below! Since their 1981 breakup, the proto punks have reunited a number of times, most recently in 2006-2007 when their tour included a headlining spot at SPIN's 2007 SXSW party. For the upcoming tour, original guitarist/vocalists Pete Shelley and Steve Diggle will be joined by 2006 tourmate Danny Farrant on drums, and bassist Chris Remington. Pioneers of the late-'70s DIY movement, the band's high-energy, radio-friendly punk has, for over three decades, influenced everyone from Green Day to Nirvana to R.E.M.

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