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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

Supergrass

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