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Photos: Vampire Weekend at the Ames Hotel

Photos of Vampire Weekend at a WFNX accoustic session at the Ames Hotel
Vampire Weekend, live at the Ames Hotel, April 1, 2010
By MELISSA OSTROW  |  April 09, 2010

Vampire Weekend | Contra

There are a few words I did not expect to use in describing Vampire Weekend's second album. Paul-Simony-er is one of them.
XL (2010)
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  January 08, 2010

The Very Best | Warm Heart of Africa

This proper full-length debut of the Very Best — a star-crossed collaboration of Malawian singer Esau Mwamwaya and London-based production duo Radioclit — should work better than it does.
Green Owl (2009)
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  October 30, 2009

Suite relief

For Longstreth, the pressure's been ratcheted up following the online leak a couple of months ago of Dirty Projectors' fifth LP, Bitte Orca (Domino) which is finally, officially out this week.
Dirty Projectors' breakthrough has but one concept: Rule
By MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG  |  June 12, 2009

The Big Hurt: The year in not really giving a shit

In the annals of American pop history, 2008 will surely go down as a year when our nation had more-important shit to worry about than music.
Maybe next year, music
By DAVID THORPE  |  December 23, 2008

Friends of John

Most people at the Middle East downstairs on December 15 probably didn’t know John Pike, the 23-year-old drummer of New York’s Ra Ra Riot who drowned on June 1.
Ra Ra Riot head up a benefit for their fallen Drummer
By GEORGIANA COHEN  |  December 26, 2007