Avan Lava

LOCAL SPOTLIGHT NYC

I meet Avan Lava outside St. Cecilia’s Catholic School and Church in Williamsburg. Father Jim walks past and exchanges hellos with multi-instrumentalist Michael “Le Chev” Cheever and singer Tom Hennes as the two finish their cigarettes. Father Jim walks back up the stairs into the school and [...]

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Grizzly Bear Multi-Instrumentalist (Isn’t That How You’d Have To Describe Every Member Of Grizzly Bear?) Chris Taylor Releases First Solo Single As CANT, Called “Ghosts;” Stream It Here – Sounds Like Yellow House [Gorilla vs. Bear]

Pavement Drummer Bob Nastovich Says There Will Be No New Material During Next Year’s Reunion [...]

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Dickie Peterson, Bassist and Lead Singer of Foundational Metal Band Blue Cheer, Passes Away at 61 [Brooklyn Vegan]

Stream Nick Cave and Warren Ellis’s Bleak Theme From the Film Adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road; No Words, Just Grandiose Post-Apocalyptic Meandering [Gorilla vs. Bear]

Sufjan Stevens Is Going Through Serious Soul [...]

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Stream New Almighty Defenders Track (That Doo-Wop Supergroup Consisting of Black Lips, King Khan, and BBQ Show) “Bow Down and Die” (Or Better Yet, Stream This One…It’s Better); The Almighty Defenders Released September 22 [Brooklyn Vegan]

Watch 45-Second Clip of Michael Jackson Staging “Human Nature” For The Ill-Fated “This is It” [...]

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Stream Shoegaze-y New Panda Bear Track, Performed Live This Weekend At All Tomorrow’s Parties NY (Warning: Recording Is Incredibly Janky, For Lack of a Better Word) [Gorilla vs. Bear]

Watch Kanye West Completely Ruin Taylor Swift’s “Best Female Video” VMA Win, Believes “Single Ladies” Best Video of Decade; Elsewhere, Kanye Apologizes [...]

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Michael Jackson’s Death Officially Ruled Homicide [Rolling Stone]

Official Nirvana Live At Reading CD/DVD Due Out November 3 [Pitchfork]

The Doors’ Final Four New York Concerts To Be Released In Six-Disc Set [Rolling Stone]

Those Metallica Copycats Weezer Get Their Own Web Radio Station [The Tripwire]

Get The Deets On New [...]

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So It’s Actually Coming Out: Wu-Tang Member Raekwon To Play Two Nights At Manhattan’s Santos Party House To Celebrate The Long Anticipated Release of Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… Pt. II [Brooklyn Vegan]

Watch A Ridiculously Shoddy Video of “Michael Jackson” Allegedly Still Alive, Entering The Coroner’s Office…Tupac, Biggie, John [...]

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Annual New York Music Film Extravaganza CMJ Announces Initial Line-Up: Atlas Sound, Cymbals Eat Guitars, and The Antlers All Confirmed (Man, I Wish That Was Just One Showcase); CMJ Runs October 20-24 [Brooklyn Vegan]

Black Eyed Peas Set New Record For Most Consecutive Weeks As Number One Single; Music Fans [...]