Loverboy: End Of Summer Ain’t A Bad Thing

How can anyone forget the song “Working For The Weekend” when it’s the truth—plain and simple. We always anticipate those glorious Saturday mornings so we can slip on those ancient, fuzzy slippers and relish coffee in an actual mug. Well, the very band who brought us that iconic song is …

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Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats: Creeping Up On Us

Doom metal and psychedelic rock are hardly the genres you’d expect to hear from a band straight out of England—a country with tea time and delicate finger sandwiches served in the afternoon. But, of course, there are always surprises, like Led Zeppelin of the ‘70s. Now, in 2015, we’re graced …

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Against Me!: True Trans Soul Rebel In Asbury

Against Me! is a well-known punk band comprised of Laura Jane Grace (lead singer), James Bowman (guitar/vocals), Atom Willard (drums), and Inge Johansson (bass). Grace started Against me! as a solo musical endeavor and later created the four-piece band as it is today. Although Against Me! has been producing albums …

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WhoMadeWho: WhoMadeWho’s There

Danish pop trio WhoMadeWho, always an oddly fun mixture of dance-punk and sly social commentary, will be playing at Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn on Sept. 5. They’ll be promoting their new EP, There’s A Way (Remixes), which is out now and features a remix of its …

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Albert Cummings: B.B.’s Blues

When tough-ass bluesman Albert Cummings hits B.B. King’s on West 42nd Street in New York City on Sunday, Sept. 13, at 7:30, all hell might break loose. If his set is half as good as his new Someone Like You (Blind Pig), the roof might raise. This is …

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Swervedriver: Not Born To Lose Them

In support of their first album in nearly two decades, the British quartet Swervedriver returns to the States. Elements of kaleidoscopic indie rock and a firm shoegaze foundation constitute the group’s sophisticated sound. After releasing four records in the ‘90s, Swervedriver disbanded for nearly 10 years before reuniting in 2008 …

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Jenny Hval & Briana Marela: United Nations

Norwegian native Jenny Hval and Washington state’s own Briana Marela both offer elegant singer-songwriter samplings. There are many common threads between the two—a poignant depth of content, rightfully unashamed femininity and new records released this summer. Hval’s delicate style of rock has brought her great success through all five of …

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Sharkmuffin: Fish Are Friends Not Food

CBGB may be gone, but New York City punk’s spirit remains alive and well in Sharkmuffin’s latest release, Chartreuse. Constantly shifting between straightforward rock tones, lo-fi vocals and even a bit of surf punk, the trio’s first full-length keeps the pedal to the metal with electrifying speed. A …

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The Honey Island Swamp Band: Out Of The Swamp

These are the guys who had to leave their New Orleans hometown in the face of Hurricane Katrina and, by pure happenstance, met in San Francisco to form this Honey Island Swamp Band. It’s a joyous sound filled with chugging rhythms, Cajun flavor and right-on-time vocals. They’ll be bringing …

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Darwin Deez: Evolution Of Darwin Deez

At the start of a new day, killing the bad vibes seems to be the best way to handle whatever comes your way. At least, that’s what’s suggested by the indie pop musical group of four, Darwin Deez. Ever since the debut of their single “Constellations,” in 2009, the …

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