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What’s going on Thursday?

Weaves/Cayetana, Bruce Springsteen, Daedelus, Le1f, Milemarker, The Forms, Bob Log III, Death by Audio photo book Q&A, Brooklyn Comedy Festival, and more Thursday show options in NYC.

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1-800-Band streaming new LP, touring, opening for The Muffs in Brooklyn

The Brooklyn band's hooky, ringing, revved up (and distinctly American) brand of power pop that would sound particularly good blasting out of a top-down convertible this summer.

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1-800-Band releasing new LP (listen to “Jackie’s Wrong”), playing shows

NYC power-poppers 1-800-Band will release their new album, High Beams, via Almost Ready Records on June 17. They made the record with the great Mitch Easter of Let's Active who certainly knows this sound well, having also produced records for R...

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1-800-BAND — new EP stream (listen) +++ updated tour dates

As previously mentioned, Brooklyn's 1-800-BAND are releasing a new EP, Diver Blue, next week (4/8) via Almost Ready Records (pre-order). The band are devotees late '70s power pop/new wave (think The Cars, Dwight Twilley, Cheap Trick), and the band's bio -- which is re-written overtop a vintage press release -- declares "Let's Have a Good Time" at the very top...

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‘Trouser Press’ celebrating 40th anniversary at Bowery Electric, and Brooklyn Power Pop Fest (Dwight Twilley, Shoes, more)

Named after a Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band song, The Trouser Press was a fanzine created and Dave Schulps in 1974 that began it's life as a "sort of British rock collectors magazine" that, as the decade progressed, became one of the sources for punk, power pop, and new wave...

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1-800-BAND releasing an EP (song stream & upcoming dates)

Brooklyn's 1-800-BAND will release a new EP, Diver Blue, on April 8 via Almost Ready Records (Liquor Store, Nobunny), and you can get a taste of that now from the title track, which makes its premiere in this post...

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a 4th of July NYC event guide (The Feelies, Statue of Liberty, Shea Stadium Anniversary, Endless Boogie, INPUT BBQ, more)

If you're not getting out of the city for the long Independence Day Weekend, there are lots of options for those sticking around.

Like last year, the Macy's Fireworks ("inspired and directed by Usher") happen on the Hudson via four barges and you can see them (9:20 PM)  fine on the West Side Highway, in NJ or on your TV...

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Photo by Greg Cristman | www.gregCphotography.com
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Blues Control going on tour (dates & live session video)

Blues Control at MHOW in 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)

Psych rockers Blues Control released their newest album, Valley Tangents, via Drag City in 2012, and they're about to kick off a tour in support of it which begins with two NYC shows this month and continues across the US and Canada through Ma...

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Paul Collins curating Power Pop-A-Licious 2 fest at Cake Shop

Conceived and curated by power pop legend Paul Collins (co-founder of THE NERVES, THE BREAKAWAYS and THE BEAT), the fest will bring together some of the finest young guitar-driven power pop, garage rock and punk-pop bands from the eastern seaboard and Canada...

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Sleater-Kinney’s Corin Tucker releasing an LP, touring (dates)

Corin Tucker on "Jesus Etc.": On the tour, I remember driving, and that's all Carrie and Janet would listen to . My god, that record played over and over and over again...

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