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Remembering Freddie Mercury (mems of Anthrax, GWAR, BTBAM & more weigh in)

Mercury passed away from complications of AIDS a quarter century ago tomorrow. Since then, it’s been too easy for the metal community to forget the role he played in the music we love. In honor of Mercury’s passing, we reached out several metal musicians to explain, in their own words, the continuing importance of Queen.

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Tredici Bacci channel Morricone on new LP (listen to “Give Him the Gun” ft. JG Thirlwell)

Tredici Bacci is the project of musician and composer Simon Hanes that channels his love of '60s/'70s soundtrack music, tipping his hat especially to Italy and the likes of Ennio Morricone and Bruno Nicolai. They've also been added to the Rhys Chatham/Oneida show at Market Hotel

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What’s going on Tuesday?

Tonight's NYC shows include mewithoutYou/Big Eyes/Half Waif (BV presents), Public Enemy, The Twilight Sad, Kevin Morby, Wye Oak, and more.

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Larkin Grimm accuses Swans’ Michael Gira of rape & harassment, and Thomas Sayers Ellis of sexual harassment

In a lengthy, harrowing post on her Facebook today, Larkin Grimm accused her onetime collaborator, Swans' Michael Gira, of rape and sexual harassment...

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Ecstatic Music Festival 2016 schedule (Yo La Tengo, Pharoahe Monch, William Tyler, Lee Ranaldo, Man Forever & more)

The annual Ecstatic Music Festival returns in 2016 from January 29 to March 19, with all performances happening at NYC's Merkin Concret Hall except the opening night at The...

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Stern (mem Kayo Dot) streaming album, playing Toby Driver’s residency at The Stone (where Oneirogen has one too)

One of the band's playing Toby Driver's upcoming residency at The Stone is Stern, which Chuck Stern fronts and Toby also plays in. They play the 8 PM set on August 29 before Toby's other band Kayo Dot plays the 10 PM set, and they'll be supporting their new album, Read More

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What’s going on Thursday? (Desaparecidos, Andrew Bird, Ty Segall, Lucinda Williams, RJD2, FOUNTAINSUN & more)

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

Desaparecidos, The So So Glos @ Shea Stadium
Conor Oberst put out his best album in ten years with the new Desaparecidos album...

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Psalm Zero’s Charlie Looker to kick off residency at The Stone w/ mems of Krallice, Battles, Azar Swan, Tim Berne, more

NYC experimental musician Charlie Looker (currently of Psalm Zero, formerly of Extra Life, Zs and others) is curating and performing at The Stone from January 13 to 18...

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Falls of Rauros releasing LP, playing w/ Obsidian Tongue & Onirogen after Southern Darkness, before Skeletons’ last local

Falls of Rauros at The Acheron in 2012 (more by Samantha Marle)

Two of the northeast's best atmospheric black metal bands, Falls of Rauros and Obsidian Tongue, along with the NYC electronic/synth/guitar wizard Oneirogen, will be playing an Invisible Oranges-presented show at Union Pool on August 27...

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ESG & other Bowery Electric shows cancelled; David Johansen show and Bad Brains tribute happening there soon

David Johansen at Bowery Ballroom in 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)

Like many other East Village and Lower East Side venues , The Bowery Electric is closed for the next few days due to Hurricane Sandy aftermath...

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