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Bird Names, ‘Open Relationship’ (Unsound)

On this manic quintet's fourth album, they pile layers of instruments and voices into carnival waltzes and off-kilter sing-alongs like they want to be Chicago's…
Abby Everdell / October 18, 2008

Nine Inch Nails

What? On May 2, The Slip-Nine Inch Nails' eighth full-length since 1989-landed on the band's website with little fanfare, and no option to pay. "This…
Abby Everdell / July 23, 2008

The Melvins

What? On July 8, the Melvins will release their 23rd album in 24 years, Nude With Boots, on Ipecac Recordings. The sludge-rock mainstays are known…
Abby Everdell / July 3, 2008

Reggie and the Full Effect

What? Formed when keyboardist James Dewees' former band Coalesce took a brief break, Reggie and the Full Effect have offered a steady supply of genre-mixing…
Abby Everdell / June 23, 2008

Broken Social Scene

What: With the second installment of the Broken Social Scene Presents series -- Brendan Canning's Something for All of Us -- scheduled to drop July…
Abby Everdell / June 11, 2008


What? Three years after releasing their terrific set Road to Rouen, quintessential Brit rockers Supergrass return June 10 with Diamond Hoo Ha, proving that the…
Abby Everdell / June 6, 2008

Pete Yorn Charms Along the Hudson

With his smirking charisma and cache of recognizable melodies in tow, Pete Yorn strolled into Manhattan's circular, castle-like 79th Street Boat Basin last night (May…
Abby Everdell / May 16, 2008

Ginger’s Hard Rock Cuts Bid NYC Adieu

Stripped of pretension, what separates a rock god from the wannabe masses is the way he wears his bandanna on his wrist, grit on his…
Abby Everdell / April 25, 2008

Shy Child, the Gossip Bring Refined Spazz to NYC

"We're feeling loose!" Shy Child's Pete Cafarella shouted happily before the sixth tune of the duo's eight-song set at Manhattan's Webster Hall last night (April…
Abby Everdell / April 16, 2008

HEALTH Perplex NYC’s Dance Party Seeking Hipsters

As the first notes of HEALTH's palindromic beatdown "//M" pounded through Manhattan's Mercury Lounge last night (March 26), the audience seemed puzzled. Wasn't this supposed…
Abby Everdell / March 27, 2008

Karen Dalton, ‘Cotton Eyed Joe’ (Delmore Recordings)

Many decades before Chan Marshall got to Memphis, Karen Dalton was crafting achingly mournful cover-version masterpieces out of traditional folk, pop, soul, and country songs.
Abby Everdell / March 20, 2008