This Week In Shows

THIS WEEK IN SHOWS

MON, DEC. 14

Keren Ann, Clare and the Reasons Knitting Factory Brooklyn 8:00 PM, $15, ALL AGES

Funny, compared to 2009’s wave of bedroom pop with a melancholy undertow, artists like Keren Ann and Clare and the Reasons sound like such sparkling romantics. But let’s not forget that [...]

This Week In Shows

THIS WEEK IN SHOWS

Whoa, this is one of those weeks where we’ll need to carefully balance our stimulants and disco naps in order to show-hop without crashing till Sunday night. I have a feeling that some of our writers will be trying to see The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart at [...]

The Pains of Being Pure At Heart | “Higher Than The Stars (Saint Etienne Visits Lord Spank Remix)”

ART OF SONG The Pains of Being Pure At Heart “Higher Than The Stars (Saint Etienne Visits Lord Spank Remix)” Higher Than The Stars EP (Remix 12″) 2009 | Slumberland/Fortuna Pop

Typically, I associate remixes with dancing. Throw the right backing beat on pretty much anything, and it’s guaranteed to make your booty drop, right? [...]

The Depreciation Guild

LOCAL SPOTLIGHT NYC

Photo by Katelyn Roof

Brooklyn-based band The Depreciation Guild have brought back two late 80s artifacts: reverberating synth-pop and the Nintendo Entertainment System. Using guitars and a Famicon (the 8-bit sound chip from the NES), they create innovative, energetic dreamscapes, a novel combination of shoegaze and chip-tune music.

The band’s [...]

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