Rogue Valley's four discs and Trampled By Turtles' frankenstein in this week's paper
In this week's print edition two ambitious recording projects take center stage, while Ray examines those singles whose ubiquity has become next-level, and a smattering of the most promising shows of the week so you don't have to stay inside while all this beautiful Spring gathers around you.
by Rob van Alstyne
Rogue Valley plan four records to break the ceiling on national attention.
by Jeff Gage
Trample By Turtles cast their net wide, looking spaces to capture the energy of their oddly frantic live sets.
by Ray Cummings
Lady Gaga's video opera "Telephone" continues to be ubiquitous (the Doom patch on the leather jacket?), Drunkdriver's hard-thud chugalug, and more.
Critics' Picks: The xx, Major Lazer, and Rusko, and more
by Gimme Noise staff
Julian Casablancas brings that retro-rock to First Ave, CMJ darling The xx will make The Varsity chill out and wear black leather, while Major Lazer comes to ruin everyone's Monday morning.
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