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What’s going on Friday?

Tonight's NYC shows include Modern Baseball/Joyce Manor/Thin Lips, Downtown Boys, Pissed Jeans/Lydia Lunch, Sting/Peter Gabriel, Ladyhawke, Soul Asylum/English Beat, Natural Child, and more.

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a guide to NYC Popfest 2016 (which is this weekend)

Get your cardigans out: NYC Popfest is upon us and here's an exhaustive guide to the weekend's goings-on, including The Chills, Trashcan Sinatras, Allo Darlin', The Railway Children, The Primitives & more.

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Scottish cult band BMX Bandits playing two NYC shows this week

Perhaps better known for having members who'd end up in better known bands (Teenage Fanclub, Soup Dragons, Vaselines), Glasgow's BMX Bandits -- not unlike The Pooh Sticks -- have played an important part in Scotland's indie pop scene and have earned them cult status...

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The Hairs releasing new LP (stream “Barbarians”), playing NYC Popfest and other shows

Brooklyn indiepop outfit The Hairs have been in semi-hibernation the last few years but are now set to release new album While, I Hated Life, Barbarian on June 24 via Old Flame...

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The Chills playing first NYC show in 20 years at NYC Popfest (full lineup: Trashcan Sinatras, Primitives, Allo’ Darlin & more)

This year marks the 10th edition of NYC Popfest which will happen May 19 - 22 at venues in Manhattan and Brooklyn. The lineup was just announced and the Popfest folks have really outdone themselves for this benchmarck year, with performances, Trash Can Sinatras, Allo' Darlin, '80s-era Factory Records band The Railway Children, Sarah Records labelmates Secret Shine, , and Even As We Speak, plus The Chesterfields, The Primitives, Alpaca Sports, Mercury Girls, The Hermit Crabs, Spook School, the live debut of Lake Ruth, and more...

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Kyle Forester (Crystal Stilts, Ladybug Transistor) readies solo LP, shares “Won’t Go Crazy Tonight,” playing Cake Shop

You may know Kyle Forester as the affable, often wisecracking keyboardist for The Ladybug Transistor (and it's offshoot O/R/F) and Crystal Stilts...

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Glitter releasing ‘Ancient Rome’ (LP stream), playing shows

Philly indie pop band Glitter are set to release their new album Ancient Rome this week via Square of Opposition, former home of likeminded band Literature (who they've played with), the reunited Snowing and m...

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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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Australian band The Cannanes on tour, playing NYC this week w/ Pale Lights & the Hairs

Folks who revel in the notion that love-rock means never having to tune your guitar will no doubt grow weak in the knees upon first exposure to the Cannanes...

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Expert Alterations announce debut LP, share “The Past and You,” on tour with Literature (2 NYC shows this week)

Having already released an EP this year via Slumberland, Baltimore's scrappy, jangly Expert Alterations have announced their debut LP, You Can't Always Be Liked, will be out October 30 via Kanine Records...

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