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The Monochrome Set releasing new LP, ‘Spaces Everywhere’ (song streams)

The Monochrome Set are back with a new album, Spaces Everywhere, which will be out March 13 via Tapete Records. Longtime members Bid, Lester Square and Andy Warren, with newish drummer Steve Brummel, made the album which is the third album the band have made since reforming in 2011...

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NYC Popfest Friday preview: ‘The Shield Around the K,” Monchrome Set, Math & Physics Club, afterparty and more

NYC Popfest 2013 is in full swing, with a host of Friday (5/31) goings-on. This afternoon at 5 PM at Williamsburg bar/videostore/screening room Videology, there is a free showing of K Records documentary The Shield Around the K with a post-screening Q&A with director Heather Rose Dominic.

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The Monochrome Set played 1st NYC show in 30 years (pics), play Maxwell’s tonight, Popfest on Friday

Arch, erudite post punks The Monochrome Set played their first NYC show in over 30 years on Memorial Day (5/27) at Bowery Electric with the pounding drums of their titular theme song leading the charge...

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Photo by Greg Cristman | www.gregCphotography.com
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NYC Memorial Day Weekend Events (DFA Anniversary, Do-Over, Converge, Green-Wood Cemetery, Greg Proops & more)

James Murphy aboard SS Coachella 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)

Staying in NYC this weekend? There's actually no shortage of things to do here, even though the weather forecast is less than ideal...

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The Bats, Close Lobsters, The Wolfhounds, The School, Flowers and more playing 2013 NYC Popfest (line-up, tix on sale)

We already knew that The Monochrome Set would be performing at this year's NYC Popfest (May 30 - June 2) but now the rest of the line-up has been announced and it's pretty great with appearances from New Zealand Flying Nun legends The Bats, two bands who featured on NME's legendary C-86 cassette (Scotland's Close Lobsters and London's The Wolfhounds), and long-running California band The Orange Peels; plus newer bands like Wales' The School, UK group Flowers, Hobbes Fanclub and Tigercats, Sweden's Alpaca Sport and Azur Blue, Norway's Making Marks, and Spain's Zipper; and American groups Ringo Deathstarr, Math & Physics Club, Literature, Ski Lodge and more...

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The Monochrome Set reformed, released ‘Platinum Coils,’ playing NYC Popfest and other NYC shows

In the late '70s and early '80s, British post punk legends The Monochrome Set made a kind of effete, tongue-in-cheek pop that skewered social mores with a twangy, jangly sound which would influence The Smiths, Belle & Sebastian, Franz Ferdinand and others...

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Obits working on LP #3, list their “Top 10 songs we will do our best not to directly rip off” ++ other news

Like we've done with a lot of bands this year, we asked Brooklyn's Obits for a list of their favorite albums of 2012. Guitarist Sohrab Habibion wrote back saying, "It usually takes some time to figure out if a record is really going to stick with me, so even though I liked what I heard from Beak, Disappears, Oneida, Pontiak, Royal Baths and Zomes, I'll submit my best of 2012 in a few years," and instead said, "since Obits is working on a new record, here are the Top 10 songs we will do our best not to directly rip off...

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NYC Popfest announces 2013 dates +++ belated pics of Allo Darlin’, Ladybug Transistor & Wave Pictures from 2012

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Save the dates, May 30 -- June 2, 2013. That's the weekend for the seventh annual NYC Popfest which will happen across multiple venues in NYC...

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Chinese government bans Jay-Z concert

"China has dropped Jay-Z's concert this month in Shanghai. Apparently the Culture Ministry wants to protect fans from the vulgar language in his songs...

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