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Philly’s Mercury Girls made a year-end mix (listen), playing NYC shows this weekend w/ Expert Alterations, EZTV & more

Philadelphia's Mercury Girls won the battle over use of their name (Toronto's Mercury Girls are now called Pavilion). With that settled, look for a 7" out early next year on venerable indiepop label Slumberland...

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stream Cold Beat’s new album ‘Into the Air’

Cold Beat, the newish band from Grass Widow's Hannah Lew, release their second album, Into the Air, on Friday (9/4) and it's a killer mix of post-punk influences, from early '80s scratchy UK indiepop to minimal wave synth and more aggressive guitar blasts...

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Royal Headache share “Another World” from new LP

Royal Headache have shared a second song from their upcoming album, High. "Another World" is a little more typical of the new album (and Royal Headache) than "High," a ripper that recalls the poppier side of UK punk...

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Mexican Summer Fest is this weekend (set times); Quilt, No Joy, Happy Jawbone & Connan Mockasin streaming new songs

Mexican Summer's 5th Anniversary celebration is this weekend (October 11 & 12) happening at Pioneer Works in Red Hook. The shows will happen inside and outdoors and Friday (10/11) features Ariel Pink, Tamaryn, The Fresh & Onlys, Mike Wexler, Bobb Trimble's Flying Spiders, and Home Blitz; Saturday (10/12) has Spiritualized, No Joy, Connan Mockasin (first US show), a reunited Lansing-Dreiden, Co-La, Lilacs & Champagne, Happy Jawbone Family Band, folk cult hero Linda Perhacs (first NY show), Quilt, Weyes Blood and Soldiers of Fortune. Tickets ar...

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Photo by Greg Cristman | www.gregCphotography.com
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Mexican Summer 5th Anniversary fest lineup (Spiritualized, Lansing-Dreiden, Bobb Trimble, Fresh & Onlys, No Joy, more)

Spiritualized at Webster Hall last week (more by Greg Cristman)

Last week, we mentioned that Brooklyn label Mexican Summer would be throwing a fifth anniversary party in Red Hook (like Captured Tracks just did in Bushwick)...

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A.C. Newman, Ted Leo, Will Sheff, Doug Gillard and more playing Scott Miller tribute at Cake Shop

Game Theory and Loud Family frontman Scott Miller died back in April which hit a lot of fans hard. And he had a lot of fans, many of whom are musicians...

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Virals ready new EP, playing NYC after SXSW (dates, streams)

As mentioned, Virals is the new band from Shaun Hencher who used to front Sub Pop-signed Lovvers. They've got a new EP on Tough Love records that's due any time now and you can stream a couple tracks from below...

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Screaming Females, Black Wine, Stormshadow and more played the Don Giovanni showcase at MHOW (pics)

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Independent punk rock label Don Giovanni just finished up a three night 10th Anniversary celebration in Brooklyn. Night three, at the Music Hall of Williamsburg (Feb 9) featured Screaming Females, Black Wine, Stormshadow, Home Blitz, Shellshag, and a surprise guest performance from Rubber Molding...

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Don Giovanni fest begins, Screaming Females streaming new tape, and other related news

Screaming Females in LA in 2012 (more by Wei Shi)

The Don Giovanni Records Brooklyn showcases begin TONIGHT (2/7) with the previously mentioned Death by Audio show, which features California X, Nuclear Santa Claust, Brick Mower, House Boat, and Plastic Cross...

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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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