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Flashback: Belle & Sebastian at Roseland Theater, Sept. 11, 2001


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In 2001, the Glaswegian indie-pop group Belle and Sebastian went on a brief tour of the West Coast. It was the band’s first official trip to the States. At that time, B&S was still relat   More
 
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 CRIS LANKENAU

Show Preview: Kimbra, Radiation City, Mikky Eko


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[SOMEBODY THAT YOU SHOULD KNOW] New Zealand singer Kimbra was just a blip on the international pop radar until she appeared on Gotye’s chart-smashing megahit “Somebody That I Used to Know” i   More
 
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

It’s the Little Things

Twerps are a tiny band building a big buzz singing about small issues.


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When Australian indie-rock band Twerps set out to make their second album, the group hit the studio dogged by multiple uncertainties: new members, new songs and no record label. But instead of   More
 
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Show Preview: Young Thug, Travis Scott, T Spoon


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[HIP-HOP ALIEN] Every few years, a rapper comes along who doesn’t just change popular culture but changes the way we hear the human voice. If Lil Wayne really is a Martian, as he claims on “Ph   More
 
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Flashback: Action Bronson at the Roseland, February 2014

An eyewitness account from WW contributor Michael Mannheimer.


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“On what started off as another sleepy Monday night, at a show that was moved up from Peter’s Room to the actual Roseland  to accommodate a theater that was about half-full, all hell broke    More
 
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Q&A: Laura Gibson

Moments before her apartment caught fire, Laura Gibson spoke about singing into New York’s noise.


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Her first week in New York, on the way to her first classes in the creative writing program at Hunter College, Laura Gibson stepped off a curb and broke her foot. To some, that would register as   More
 
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

The Trials of Tribute

Jessica Lea Mayfield and an Avett Brother pay homage to Elliott Smith.


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Jessica Lea Mayfield has waltzed into a minefield. Earlier this month, the Ohio singer-songwriter, in collaboration with Seth Avett of the Avett Brothers, released an album of Elliott Smith co   More
 
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Introducing: Dylan Stark


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Who: Dylan Stark (samples, digital arrangement). Sounds like: A cool, sunny, midmorning dance party on a tropical ecotour at the bittersweet end of your trip to the Amazon. For fans of: The Field, D   More
 
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 MITCH LILLIE

Show Preview: Marilyn Manson at the Roseland


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[AMERICAN HORROR STORY] In 2001, The Onion published an article with the headline, “Marilyn Manson Now Going Door-To-Door Trying To Shock People.” The conceit was that, with Eminem having us   More
 
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Mic Check: HANiF. (formerly Luck-One)


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A little over a year ago, rapper Hanif Collins left Portland as Luck-One. Now, he’s coming back as Hanif. Or rather, HANiF.—please write the period. Once the self-proclaimed “King of the N   More
 
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER
 

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