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Artists pay tribute to Mark E. Smith (Thom Yorke, Pavement, Kim Gordon, Jarvis Cocker, Billy Bragg & more)

Few bands of the last 40 years have been as influential to indie rock, punk and alternative as The Fall, so it is not surprise to see the outpouring of tributes following the very sad death of main man Mark E. Smith...

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Bill’s Indie Basement (12/15): the week in classic indie, college rock, and more

This week: a premiere from Jorge Elbrecht, the man behind Lansing-Dreiden and Violens, the return of Total Control, long-awaited Brainiac vinyl reissues, new Melbourne band RVG, and a look back at Carl Newman's pre-New Pornographer's past.

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HiFi Bar, RIP: Carl Newman, Craig Finn, Ted Leo, Okkervil River & more offered tributes

"It was a haven for working NYC musicians who just wanted to hang out in a non-careerist environment. It was previously Brownies, where all of your favorite bands played before anyone had heard of them. It feels like the heart of what was New York for me has been cut out." - Will Sheff

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Grant Hart at Brooklyn Bowl in May (more by Stephanie Augello)
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Ryan Adams, Craig Finn, Tanya Donelly, Carl Newman & more pay tribute to Grant Hart

Billie Joe Armstrong, Michael Ian Black, Colin Meloy, Ted Leo, Superchunk, Jesu, Future of the Left and more have also paid tribute to the late Husker Du member.

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Quasi releases protest comp ft. mems of Sleater-Kinney, New Pornographers, Built to Spill, Pavement, more

Quasi (aka Sam Coomes and Janet Weiss) have put together a new compilation protest album called Battle Hymns that features tons of exciting guests. It's a pay-what-you-want download, and proceeds benefit Planned Parenthood, ACLU, and 350.org.

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AC Newman of New Pornographers was on ‘Drunk History,’ taping an episode of podcast “Song Exploder” live in NYC

If you watched this week's episode of Comedy Central's Drunk History, there was a segment on Thomas Edison (played) that also featured Spinal Tap's Michael McKean and, in a blink-or-you'll-miss-it cameo, AC Newman of New Pornographers...

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What’s going on Wednesday? (Grimes, Jennylee, Tribulation, Soldiers of Fortune, Envy, Lady Lamb, Laraaji, Phil Lesh, more)

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

Grimes @ Guggenheim Museum
Grimes' highly anticipated new album finally drops this w...

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AC Newman playing this Monday’s ‘Night Train’ at Littlefield with Chris Gethard, Kate Berlant, Brooks Wheelan & more

As mentioned, The New Pornographers have a new album, Brill Bruisers, coming out in August and they're playing NYC's Hammerstein Ballroom on November 17 (tickets just went on sale)...

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Bob Mould, Ted Leo, AC Newman, Will Sheff, The Figgs & more celebrated HiFi / Brownies at private party (pics)

Back in the '90s, most up-and-coming indie rock bands touring through NYC played either Mercury Lounge or Brownies. Mike Stuto started booking shows there in 1994, and became co-owner in 1998...

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Julie Klausner sang ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ songs w/ Ted Leo & Triumph at Bell House, doing 5 nights at Joe’s Pub

Julie Klausner did a live taping of her How Was Your Week? podcast last night (10/30) at The Bell House and guests included Ted Leo, AC Newman, Jean Grae and Leslie Kritzer (subbing for a sick Laura Benati)...

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