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  • Music

    November 27, 2013

    Polica delve into personal turmoil

    The band's frontwoman goes dark on the group's latest album Shulamith

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2013

    Neutral Milk Hotel unveil more reunion tour dates -- two in Minneapolis

    The twisted, lo-fi rock of Neutral Milk Hotel is about to get its most widespread live dissemination as Jeff Mangum's band will reuinite for several months of touring starting later this year. A band known for its neutrality -- a good 15 years worth -- has dates scheduled between October and June of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    Justin Vernon's Volcano Choir announce new album, Repave

    After making their stunning U.S. live debut with a memorable show at the Cedar Cultural Center back in March of 2011, Volcano Choir (a collaboration between Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and Wisconsin experimental rock outfit Collections of Colonies of Bees) are keeping their fruitful musical partnership ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2013

    First Avenue named no. 3 best "big room" in America by Rolling Stone

    People were understandably miffed when First Avenue was left off Rolling Stone's Best Clubs in America list recently. Several of the comments proclaim the general sentiment of "Hello...ever heard of First Ave???" Well, the voting pool of musicians, managers, and industry folks -- Spoon's Britt Dani ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2012

    Polica's "Wandering Star" video spills paint on modern dance

    Related:Polica debuts new video for "Lay Your Cards Out" on Jay-Z's Life Times sitePolica's "Amongster" video depicts sex in the woodsPolica has just unveiled another high-concept music video from Give You the Ghost. Much like the sexually charged "Amongster" clip, this is not a showcase of the memb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2012

    Magic Castles release "Death Dreams" video, touring with Brian Jonestown Massacre

    A ideal day such as this one is the perfect time to check out the blissful, sunny psych-pop featured in Magic Castles new video "Death Dreams." The local group playfully lists their sound as "mysticore," and that ambiguous description suitably fits their leisurely, psych-rock sound. The group ju ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    Dawes and Blitzen Trapper to co-headline First Ave on November 4

    ​Roots rock fans, get ready: Dawes and Blitzen Trapper just announced a co-headlining bill that hits First Avenue on November 4th. Dawes will be continuing a seemingly never-ending tour behind their sophomore release, Nothing Is Wrong, which came out earlier this summer. They're also still rid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    Jayhawks planning tour, reissues, new album (!)

    Photo by Steve Cohen​It's no easy feat pulling off three back-to-back nights at First Avenue, but the Jayhawks made it look effortless this past summer when they powered through one of the most memorable local music events of the year. Ever since founders and lead singers Gary Louris and Mark Olso ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    CMJ Day 3: Jaill, the Blow, Screaming Females, and more

    Jaill joke around at Webster Hall's the Studio​There's something to be said for sleep deprivation amidst towering talent and charming people. Thursday's marathon was completely dominated by women; shredding, bellowing, musing, and farting. Day three was a doozy.

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2010

    CMJ Day One: Dominique Young Unique, DOM, Yo La Tengo

    ​Amidst discussions of its relevancy and efficacy, assaults on its cool factor, and a bubbling undercurrent of general malaise over the pace and current of culture, CMJ 2010 kicked off yesterday in New York City. Some bajillion-odd bands are here, and some of those will be sustainably popular ... More >>

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    August 19, 2010

    Gayngs release a live track & more tour details

    ​Well that took long enough. It seems like most have stopped sipping the haterade and are ready to accept that Gayngs' Relayted is beyond reproach (as usual, the Brits were there first). The converts are just in time, if poorly located. Gayngs will be hitting the road with the mesmeric herky-jerk ... More >>

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    May 18, 2010

    Gayngs touring this fall, playing Austin City Limits

    photo by: Leslie Plesser​You thought that was the last you'd hear or see of them - the outfit planning, the Prince sighting, the napkins. Gayngs is apparently far from over, which isn't surprising considering the invaluable press they've received and the warm critical reception to the record (Pitc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2010

    Rusko talks Major Lazer tour, roots and dubstep

    Rusko / Photo by Dan Wilton​Modern dubstep is heralded as the only relevant heir to drum n' bass, pioneered by artists like Burial, Caspa, Joe Nice, Skream, and more recently, Rusko. The punk-haired kid from Leeds has been called the king of the electro spin-off of this dark genre that slows the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2009

    July 29, 2009: AFI & the Dead Weather

    AFI to play Epic, Vampire Hands interviewed, Atmosphere hits NYC & reactions to the Dead Weather at First Avenue.

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2009

    Atmosphere announce new tour dates

    Slug and Ant will make their way through Europe and back across the US.

  • Music

    February 22, 2006

    Blessed are the Beasts

    The Animal Collective evolves