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Review: Shut Up and Play the Hits

For those in their 20s who worship dance and Internet culture with equal voracity, LCD Soundsystem was a "generation defining" band, and this documentary detailing the their 2011 farewell concert is their Stop Making Sense.
Documenting LCD Soundsystem's farewell show
By MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  September 14, 2012
[live review] LCD Soundsystem @ Madison Square Garden

[live review] LCD Soundsystem @ Madison Square Garden


My near obsessive compulsion with Facebook paid off in a big way last Sunday night when I checked my phone before I went to bed...
By Michael C. Walsh  |  April 06, 2011
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Jeff Beam navigates the Flying Trapeze

Talk about a high-wire act. On his fourth full-length album in as many years, young songwriter/performer/engineer Jeff Beam has set out to make an important album that's listenable, a record that both challenges ideas about pop music and embraces them.
Without a net
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 10, 2010
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Photos: LCD Soundsystem at the Orpheum

LCD Soundsystem live at the Orpheum Theatre on September 28, 2010
LCD Soundsystem live at the Orpheum Theatre on September 28, 2010
By NINA MASHUROVA  |  October 08, 2010

[phlipcam video] LCD Soundsystem @ the Orpheum


Me attempting to review last night's LCD Soundsystem show at the Orpheum can best be likened to me reviewing pizza. Or my parents. My fanboy...
By Michael C. Walsh  |  September 29, 2010
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Holy Ghost | Static on the Wire

Did I miss the release of a "my hipstamatic dance band" app for the iPhone in the past year or so?
DFA Records (2010)
By LUKE O'NEIL  |  July 30, 2010


Five from Fletcher

Five from Fletcher


I decided the STUFF Music issue was a good time to make my return as an on-again/off-again contributor. Plus, they pay me in burritos for...
By Fletcher  |  June 28, 2010

Beyond the State: What's reopening where

As we enter Portland's busy season, there are several comings-and-goings (we'll focus on the comings and less on the goings) to keep track of as we plan our summer outings and evenings on the town.
Venue Watch
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 25, 2010
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Video: The 12 acts you should've seen at Bonnaroo 2010

When I told my bosses here at the Phoenix  that I was going to need some time off to attend Bonnaroo for my third year in a row, I expected to hear something along the lines of, "Have fun, don't die, and we'll see you when you get back."
From the xx to Jay-Z
By MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  June 25, 2010
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Free Energy | Stuck On Nothing

Like Bad Company and Damn Yankees before them, these buzzed-about Philadelphia longhairs have a song on their debut that shares the name of their band — a sure sign that Free Energy are serious about having a good time.
DFA/Astralwerks (2010)
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  May 14, 2010
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LCD Soundsystem | This Is Happening

If the self-conscious hypercontrivance of James Murphy ever appears to you at odds with his relentless quest for abandon, I hear ya.
DFA (2010)
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  May 14, 2010


Coachella 2010 announced: Jay-Z, Muse, Faith No More, Pavement, Gorillaz, Thom Yorke

Coachella 2010 announced: Jay-Z, Muse, Faith No More, Pavement, Gorillaz, Thom Yorke


The lineup for this year's installment of the Coachella music and arts festival was announced today. The headliners: Jay-Z on Friday, Muse on Saturday, and...
By Ryan Stewart  |  January 19, 2010
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Review: Shepard Fairey + Z-Trip + Chuck D

So Shepard Fairey actually made it this time. No insane, last-minute sting operations by Boston cops lurking just off the ICA’s property line. But also: no grand dramatics, either. (Like, he totally could have parachuted through a shattered skylight. In
“Experiment Redux” | Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston | July 31, 2009
By NICK CURRAN AND ADDISON POST  |  August 07, 2009
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Scrunk happens

According to AbsolutePunk's Jason Tate, brokeNCYDE "epitomize everything that music (and human beings) should not be."
We're not fans, but the kids seem to like it
By LEOR GALIL  |  July 17, 2009
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Tiga | Ciao!

This Montreal-based electro-house dude made his name with slyly straight-faced covers of Nelly's "Hot in Herre" and Corey Hart's "Sunglasses at Night," and on his second studio disc, he doesn't appear hugely concerned that his original material should s
Last Gang (2009)
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  June 19, 2009
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Luomo | Convivial

Known also for his more ambient work as Vladislav Delay, Luomo is the house-music moniker of Finnish producer Sasu Ripatti.
Huume (2008)      
By DEVIN KING  |  November 05, 2008


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The beat goes on

It’s been seven years since DFA Records authorized scads of ostensibly soulless hipsters to relax a little and shake their asses the way young people ought to.  
DFA’s heyday may be a whole heydecade
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  August 26, 2008
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Nervous energy

“If I actually stopped to think about what’s going on, I’d probably shit myself,” says James Rushent, singer/bassist for UK electro-rock quartet Does It Offend You, Yeah?
The unlikely rise of Does It Offend You, Yeah?
By MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG  |  August 26, 2008