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The First Replacements Show in 22 Years, Reviewed by Titus Andronicus’ Patrick Stickles

We sent Titus Andronicus singer Patrick Stickles to the Toronto stop of Riot Fest to cover the first Replacements concert in 22 years. His witty,…
Patrick Stickles / August 27, 2013

The National-Curated Crossing Brooklyn Ferry 2013 Delivers TVOTR, Roots, Solange, Modern Classical

From somewhere deep in the Brooklyn Academy of Music's cavernous, 2,090-capacity Howard Gilman Opera House, someone shouts "I love you, Sean!" at Parquet Courts bassist…
Christopher R. Weingarten / April 29, 2013

Dave Grohl’s All-Star Sound City Superjam Hits NYC

To quote American Express, membership has its privileges. Ever since Dave Grohl was asked to join Nirvana in 1990, he became a part of an…
SPIN Staff / February 14, 2013

Fall Out Boy Reunite for Surprise, Super-Intimate Chicago Show

It didn't seem like Fall Out Boy were coming back to the stage anytime soon. A prolonged battle with pop irrelevancy begat side projects and…
Jordan Sargent / February 5, 2013

Sludgefeast: Dinosaur Jr. Celebrate 1987 Opus With Kim Gordon, Frank Black, Johnny Marr

Kevin Drew, Kurt Vile, Tommy Stinson, and more special guests help J Mascis and Co. mark the anniversary of 'You're Living All Over Me.'
David Bevan / December 3, 2012

Jay-Z Christens Barclays Center With Brooklyn Pride, Big Daddy Kane

"They call me 'Eight Shows H.O.' / You can stunt like that when you own the whole place, though," rapped Jay-Z, a cappella, at the…
Christopher R. Weingarten / September 29, 2012

ATP 2012: How Was the Festival’s First New York City Staycation?

In its fifth year on America's East Coast, the 2012 All Tomorrow's Parties festival was the first to be docked in Manhattan, as the organizers…
Christopher R. Weingarten / September 24, 2012

Act of God: Madonna’s MDNA Tour Comes to Yankee Stadium

In a dramatic touch Madonna might have orchestrated herself if she could, tornados touched down in Brooklyn and Queens Saturday afternoon in the hours before…
Caryn Ganz / September 10, 2012

Run the World (Showgirls): Beyonce Gets Back to Business in Atlantic City

In 2011, Beyoncé put out a No. 1 album, shot and released a live DVD, and nearly broke the Internet by announcing her pregnancy, so…
Caryn Ganz / May 29, 2012

The Afghan Whigs Play First Show in 13 Years: The Full Report

The Afghan Whigs released Up In It, their Sub Pop debut, in 1990. They played their last shows in 1999. It is very safe to…
Steve Kandell / May 24, 2012

Inside Jack White’s Scorching ‘Unstaged’ Show in New York

"We're all passengers here," 54-year-old actor-filmmaker Gary Oldman said Friday night, preparing to direct Jack White as part of American Express' Unstaged series at New…
David Bevan / April 30, 2012

Kraftwerk Invade MoMA for Residency: Byte at the Museum

Face it, mensches: The concept of Teutonic technologists Kraftwerk performing eight live shows, each based on a single album, at New York's Museum of Modern…
Piotr Orlov / April 11, 2012

Bob Mould Plays Sugar’s Full ‘Copper Blue’ LP for First Time

Bob Mould Bottom of the Hill San Francisco, CA Friday, February 24, 2012…
Barry Walters / February 27, 2012

Flaming Lips Play Full ‘Soft Bulletin,’ Initiate Confetti Orgy at Noise Pop

The Flaming Lips Bimbo‚Äôs 365 Club San Francisco, CA Tuesday, February 21, 2012…
Rob Harvilla / February 22, 2012