Rusted Root: Quarter-Century Crisis

Pittsburgh’s own Rusted Root will make tour stops in NJ and NY. Going on 25 years now, the band is most famous for their fusion style, mixing acoustic, rock and world music. Truly independent of any label, Rusted Root recently launched a fan-funded campaign in order to raise money to …

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OK Go: Ready, Set…

Everybody’s favorite treadmill-dancing hipsters OK Go are coming to a venue near you. The band is touring to promote their newest album, Hungry Ghosts, which will be released on their own label Paracadute Oct. 14. See them live in NYC Sept. 18 at Le Poisson Rouge and Sept. 19

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Michael Cera: True That

When I heard that Michael Cera had released a surprise album on Bandcamp, my first thought was that it would be called Banana Stand and he would go by the stage name George Michael (Bluth), with “Bluth” in parentheses just like that. However, I wasn’t disappointed when I gave True

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An Interview with Mutual Benefit: Laser-Folk Pioneer

I was ready for my interview with Jordan Lee, the main man behind Mutual Benefit, at 11:30 sharp. I dialed his number, only to be greeted by a pre-recorded Lee’s whimsical-sounding voicemail and full inbox.

A few casual texts later, we postponed the interview until 12:00. Though this would agitate …

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The Pack AD: Anachronism At Its Finest

Vancouver’s all-female garage/punk duo The Pack AD will perform in NYC and Philly alongside surf/punk rock titans Man Or Astro-man? this week. The bands both complement each other with their straightforward Ramones vibe and guitar-heavy songs. Catch the two in NYC Sept. 10 at Brooklyn Bowl, Sept. 11 at …

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The Dollyrots: Rotten Kids

Before supporting Buzzcocks on their UK tour in October, The Dollyrots will warm up with several NJ and NY concerts. The tour will promote The Dollyrots’ latest album, Barefoot And Pregnant, which was released in February. The album was no doubt inspired by bassist Kelly Ogden’s pregnancy last July; …

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Cheetah Chrome: Sonic Inducer

Former Dead Boys guitarist Cheetah Chrome will perform in NYC three times this week. These days, Chrome is best known for founding Nashville label Plowboy Records and his latest effort, an EP of original music titled Solo. See Chrome live Sept. 11 at Niagara in the East Village and …

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Rachel Lynn: A Class Act

Pop rock singer Rachel Lynn will perform at the Rockwood Music Hall in the Lower East Side for free on Sept. 9. Classically trained, Lynn released her first eponymous EP in 2012. This October, she will release her second album, To Street & Transfer. Her latest single, “Somehow …

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Mutual Benefit: Answered Prayers

Fresh off of the European festival circuit, Jordan Lee’s experimental lo-fi band Mutual Benefit return to the U.S. for a fall tour. Prior to the start of the American tour, 2011’s The Cowboy’s Prayer was released with new artwork via Other Music Recording Co. Previously, The Cowboy’s Prayer was only …

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Rudimental: Feeling The Love

This week, Rudimental take their North American tour to NYC and Philly. The British electronic-dance quartet is known across the pond for their collaborations with musicians Ed Sheeran and John Newman. In addition, they’ve been nominated for and have won numerous prestigious music awards, including the Mercury Prize and Brit …

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