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What's F'n Next: Squarehead (Dublin, Ireland)

On a sunny autumn afternoon on a side street in Brooklyn, I sit outside on a rickety black staircase with Squarehead, chatting about their week.

By LIZ PELLY  |  November 02, 2012
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Road show report

Seven of our finest soundmakers played New York's Sullivan Hall last Thursday as part of the CMJ mania.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 28, 2011

[mid-cmj report] Highlights from this year's fest, plus a playlist ft. Grimes, Dive, Trash Talk, Bleached, + more


CMJ 2011: Dive, Grimes, Trash Talk, Bleached, +++ by lizpellyphx Much like SXSW, the annual five-day CMJ Music Marathon brings together hundreds of international artists...
By Liz Pelly  |  October 21, 2011
[mp3] Julia Easterlin preps for CMJ, covers Radiohead + the Pixies with Paul Kolderie

[mp3] Julia Easterlin preps for CMJ, covers Radiohead + the Pixies with Paul Kolderie


Armed with a vocal dance and a cavalry of loops, drums, drones and beats, JULIA EASTERLIN is heading down to the Dirty Apple for CMJ...
By Michael Marotta  |  October 18, 2011

Sean Mencher rockabillys out

Rockabilly vet SEAN MENCHER and his RHYTHM KINGS have started a new second-Saturday series at the Dogfish Bar & Grille on Free Street (the old Taverna). Starts at 8 pm, even. How civilized.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 15, 2010
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Ride that wave

Like a killer wave or a lousy metaphor, success can really sneak up on you.
Are Surfer Blood the only band from Florida?
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  February 26, 2010


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Precious and Few

Twenty-five minutes into Passion Pit's set last Friday at the Middle East downstairs, Michael Angelakos mopped sweat from his brow with a towel and made an apologetic announcement.
Passion Pit live at the Middle East Downstairs, February 6, 2009
By CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  February 09, 2009
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CMJ in one day


The Gray Lady of indie music fests ain’t what she used to be
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 29, 2008
Hooray I'm On My Way To CMJ For Just One Day

Hooray I'm On My Way To CMJ For Just One Day


I’m not packing clothes for this year’s CMJ Marathon in New York City. In fact, I’m not even br...
By Chris Faraone  |  October 20, 2008