The Manliest Maniacs, Man Man

The members of Man Man are known for their live performances, probably because they deck themselves out in war paint and use noisemakers and pots and pans. Their music has been called ragtime, gypsy jazz, and in some cases just plain weird. This Philly-based experimental band gained quite a following …

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Speck Mountain Provides Sweet Relief

For a delicious mid-summer treat, indulge in Speck Mountain’s new album, Some Sweet Relief. Then, check them out at Bruar Falls on July 15. Their intoxicating blend of disco and ambient psychedelia is a perfect complement to singer Marie-Claire Balabanian’s booming soul voice. At the very least, it’s …

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Sugarhill Gang: 30 Years Of Hip-Hoppin

Many cite Sugarhill Gang as the band that introduced the world to hip-hop with their multi platinum 1979 hit “Rapper’s Delight.” They will be celebrating their 30-year anniversary at a performance in Queensbridge Park, Queens on July 14 at 7 p.m. The concert is free courtesy of City Parks …

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Priestly Sins

British Steel, Judas Priest’s 1980 classic, was the soundtrack to the lives of millions of angry white teenagers. Now that the Reagan years are over, Priest is celebrating the album’s 30th birthday in style, at the PNC Bank Arts Center on July 11. The band will perform the …

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All Time Low At An All Time High

All Time Low’s raunchy humor, good looks, and infectious pop-punk hooks have solidified them as the current kings of the scene. Need more proof? They’re currently MTV’s “Artist of the Month” and can be seen goofing off and playing acoustic songs in-between shows. Their new record, Nothing Personal, dropped …

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Enter Shikari Power Up Trancecore Machines

Enter Shikari have set themselves apart from hardcore bands by adding a heavy trance/rave sound on their new album, Common Dreads. By taking fast-paced trance music and mixing it with an aggressive hardcore sound, they have become one of the few successful trancecore bands. Forming in St. Albans, England, …

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An Actor And His Guitar

Best known for his performance in John Cameron Mitchell’s movie, Shortbus, Jay Brannan’s music career started when his song “Soda Shop,” became the most downloaded off the soundtrack. He is now off the big screen and behind a guitar. Come see him play July 8 at Joe’s Pub and …

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A Dear In The Headlights

Known for a complex blend of post-hardcore and progressive rock, Boston natives The Dear Hunter have just dropped Act III: Life And Death, the third installment in a six-album project about the life and death of a boy in the early 20th century. The album was produced by frontman …

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Creedence Swing Back Around The Bend

Since it’s unlikely that John Fogerty will oblige to a Creedence Clearwater Revival reunion, Creedence Clearwater Revisited is the next best thing. The band, featuring former CCR rhythm section Stu Cook and Doug “Cosmo” Clifford, has been making do without the original line-up since 1995.

They released a double live …

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Jarboe: Living And In Person

Best known as the singer and keyboard player of the Swans, as well as a prolific collaborator, Jarboe is a composer and an artist above everything. Having had a cult following since her early days, Jarboe’s ambient, experimental and hypnotic style comes from her unique upbringing and variety of musical …

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