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Remembering Cake Shop (pics, video, tributes)

The Lower East Side indie rock venue closed on New Year's Eve weekend.

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stream Chook Race’s ‘Around the House’

Melbourne band Chook Race release their new album, Around the House, this Friday (9/2) on Trouble in Mind / Tenth Court. Jangly and poppy, warm and friendly, the album has an unassuming charm that wraps its way around you upon repeat listens...

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What’s going on Thursday?

Thurston Moore Group, Mothers, Holly Miranda, Fred Falke, The Thermals, Absu, Suuns, and more NYC shows tonight.

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The Great Escape returns to Brighton in May, BrooklynVegan showcase included

The multi-venue Great Escape Festival takes place in the seaside resort town of Brighton, England from May 19 - 21. Like SXSW or Pop Montreal, the focus is really about discovering new bands, but some names already familiar to us include charismatic queer rapper Cakes Da Killa, Dilly Dally, the great Third Man Record-signed country artist Margo Price, Moshi Moshi-signed classical composer turned electronic producer Anna Meredith, Bleached, Chastity Belt, Diet Cig, Eagulls, Kero Kero Bonito, Kruangbin, Lady Leshurr, Mass Gothic, Matthew Logan Vasquez, Methyl Ethel, Michael Kiwanuka, Milk Teeth, Monika, Mothers, Mystery Jets, Nap Eyes, Night Beats, Pional, Soren Juul, Stormzy, Tiny Ruins & Hamish Kilgour (of the Clean), Teleman (ex Pete & the Pirates), The Parrots (from Spain, friends with Hinds), and Wesley Gonzalez (Let's Wrestle guy, now solo), and onetime Long Blondes singer Kate Jackson.

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Kurt Vile, Superchunk, Deer Tick, Waxahatchee, Parquet Courts, Sonic Youth members & more celebrated & collaborated @ Ground Control 15 (pics, video)

None of the acts on any of Webster Hall's three stages last night (12/2) asked if anyone actually knows what Ground Control Touring is, but their name was on the marquee and many of them thanked them...

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What’s going on Tuesday? (L7, John McCauley, Thee Oh Sees, Chelsea Wolfe, Kiesza, Center Negative & more)

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

L7, Les Sans Culottes @ Irving Plaza
L7 are finally back since breaking up in the early 2000s, and going by their other recent reunion shows they're still total rock stars...

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What’s going on Sunday? (Afropunk Fest, Jamie xx, 7Seconds, Ghost, Lydia Lunch, Dead Leaf Echo, Jazmine Sullivan, more)

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

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park
It's the second day of the awesome multi-genre two-day Afropunk Festival, and there's a ton of great artists today including Gary Clark Jr, Kele, Thundercat, Kaytranada, Kelela, Goldlink, Curtis Harding, Petite Noir, and plenty more...

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Beijing’s Birdstriking reissuing debut LP on Anton Newcombe’s label, going on first North American tour (dates, streams)

Beijing trio Birdstriking, who met at a Carsick Cars show in their hometown, make punky, anthemic, shoegazy rock. The band released their debut album back in 2012 which is being reissued by Anton Newcombe's A Recordings on June 12 (Birdstriking and the BJM toured together a while back)...

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New Zealand band The Renderers playing shows, including a Cake Shop 10 show; Obnox playing one too

New Zealand band The Renderers have been around since the late '80s, making dark, bluesy, often bleak rock and have had records out on Flying Nun, Siltbreeze, Ajax and Ba Da Bing...

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The Woolen Men releasing new EP (stream a track), playing East Coast dates, including NYC at DbA, Cake Shop & Shea

Woolen Men @ Baby's All Right in April (more by Amanda Hatfield)

Portland, OR trio The Woolen Men will release a new EP, titled Rain Shapes, via Loglady Records in early 2015...

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