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Don Giovanni’s Asbury Park festival announces lineup (PS Eliot reunion, Ought, Mirah, Girlpool, Screaming Females & more)

The festival aims to be "held in direct opposition to the apolitical sludge that has come to pass as 'indie' and that has nothing to do with operating independently." They add, "There will be no sponsors, no backdoor advertising via branded content, or other base money-making schemes."

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Kindling, Infinity Girl, California X & Clean Girls @ Suburbia (pics)

Kindling, the new-ish Western Mass shoegaze band with two members of screamo band Ampere, released their Galaxies EP last week on No Idea and began some release shows over the week...

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Kindling (ft. 1/2 of Ampere) releasing an EP on No Idea, playing shows with Infinity Girl & California X (dates, stream)

Western Mass screamo band Ampere have been pretty busy this year. They recently released a split with Raein, and Will and Meghan released the debut album with their band Longi...

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Longings (mem Orchid, Ampere, California X) streaming two songs off upcoming debut LP (listen)

Amherst's Longings are something of a minor supergroup. They're co-fronted by Will Killingsworth of the influential screamo band Orchid and Meghan Minior, who Will also plays with in ...

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What’s going on Friday? (Archers of Loaf, Rainer Maria, Fred Falke, World Party, Iron Chic, California X, Empress Of, more)

You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Archers of Loaf, Monsoon @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Hailing from the same North Carolina scene as Superchunk and Polvo, Archers of Loaf were probably the most "rock" of the bunch, with an arsenal of '90s college radio fist-pumpers like "Web in Front," "Wrong," and "Plumb...

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Tournament releasing a new LP, playing Acheron on Sat; Go Deep sign to 6131, touring + more weekend NYC punk shows

Brooklyn punks Tournament play a lot around here. Maybe you've seen them with H2O and 7 Seconds, or with Coalesce and Coliseum, or with Gospel, or Kylesa, or Tor...

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Blessed State playing shows this weekend, 2 in NYC including Baby’s First Annual Wake & Bake Festival (dates)

Western Mass post-hardcore rippers Blessed State are playing a few shows in the Northeast this weekend with New Haven's Worn Leather, including two shows in NYC on Saturday (3...

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Mitski signed to Don Giovanni; California X will be here soon with Ovlov (win tix!)

Brooklyn songwriter Mitski won us over with last year's Bury Me At Makeout Creek, a great mix of folk, lo-fi indie rock, and art pop that contained one of our favorite songs of the year...

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California X playing shows; Screaming Females stream new LP

Massachusetts sludge punks California X just released their sophomore album, Nights In The Dark, and are playing a few shows out in support of it...

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Don Giovanni showcases begin tonight — videos, LP streams, tour dates and other related news

The Don Giovanni Records showcases at Knitting Factory Brooklyn begin tonight, and here's a rundown of what they've got going on:

NIGHT 1 (February 6)

Tonight's headliners are '70s-style power pop trio Nude Beach, who put out their newest album, 77, on the label last year, followed by a new single this year (listen ...

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