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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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Our Favorite Albums of 2015

& Amanda Hatfield

Every year is a good year for new music, but 2015 felt like the best one in a while. It was an especially great year for major label rap, after 2014 was an especially slow one, but it was good for plenty more than that too: folk, post-punk, indie pop, noise, art pop, punk, etc...

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listen to Ep 2 of BrooklynVegan’s “Spotify In Residence” show

The second episode of BrooklynVegan's "In Residence" show on Spotify is now live. It's part two of our 2015 wrap-up where BV editors Bill Pearis, Andrew Sacher and site founder Dave play more of their favorite songs of the year, and discuss such topics as favorite live bands, overused words in band names, comebacks, and what we're looking forward to in 2016...

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Ultimate Painting played a surprise show at Elvis Guesthouse; shows w/ Twerps are this weekend (win tix to Rough Trade)

UK group Ultimate Painting and Australia's Twerps are in NYC currently and are playing two shows this weekend:March 13 at Rough Trade and March 14 at Mercury Lounge...

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Hype Hotel @ SXSW 2015 lineup (Spoon, Best Coast, Autre Ne Veut, Twin Shadow, Earl Sweatshirt, Rae Sremmurd, more)

Once again, Hype Machine returns to SXSW for five days of Hype Hotel presented by Feed the Beat. It runs from March 17-21 at 1100 East 5th Street, Aust...

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Twerps share new video, expand tour (updated dates)

Twerps' great new album Range Anxiety came out a couple weeks ago and the band have just released the video for "Stranger." Directed by Angus Lord, the video features cute, rudimentary stop-motion animation in a kitchen setting, that may have folks of a certain age thinking of the old Sesame Street segment "Teeny Little Super Guy...

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Treefort Music Fest 2015 lineup (TV on the Radio, Built to Spill, of Montreal, !!!, Joyce Manor, Viet Cong, Foxygen & more)

Treefort Music Fest returns to various downtown Boise, ID venues from March 25-29 this year, and the lineup includes TV on the Radio, Built to Spill, of Montreal, Joyce Manor, Viet Cong, Cymbals Eat Guitars, ...

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Primavera Sound 2015 lineup announced

The 2015 Primavera Sound Festival goes down in Barcelona, Spain from May 28 - 30. We knew The Strokes and recently reunited shoegazers Ride were playing and now the line-up is being announced via the festival's mobile app, which is a not-so fun 8-bit game you have to play to reveal names...

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Twerps streaming new album ‘Range Anxiety’ (listen)

Twerps' new album, Range Anxiety, will be out next week via Merge/Chapter Music and it's one of my favorite 2015 records (so far). This is rambly/shambly indie rock in the grand tradition of The Clean, Galaxie 500, The Pastels, packed with lovely little arrangement touches and no shortage of catchy choruses...

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Our Favorite Albums & Tracks of 2014

and Bill Pearis

We love year-end lists -- reading them, making them, arguing about them. BrooklynVegan editors Andrew Sacher and Bill Pearis have once again figured out their favorite albums of the year which you can check out, with commentary, below...

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