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‘Black Sheep Boy’ Grows Up But Not Old: A Conversation With Okkervil River’s Will Sheff

"When I was making Black Sheep Boy, I felt like it was good, and I was confident that it was gonna be the best record that I'd made. That said, I didn't expect for it to be successful, necessarily"

Realizing that 2005 was ten years ago is a kind of strange, almost surreal moment...

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Nellie McKay and Basia Bulat playing Chris La Putt photo show opening reception this week!

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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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Chris La Putt photo retrospective opening in Bushwick (meanwhile, check out a bunch of his shots in this post)

We've been planning a way to remember and honor BV Photo Editor and our friend Chris La Putt, who passed away this summer a long battle with cancer, which we are very proud to now announce...

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Spanish band Hinds talk debut LP, the Madrid scene, opening for The Libertines, and more (in a BV interview)

Madrid garage rock band Hinds' singers/guitarists Carlotta Cosials and Ana García Perrote initially started out as a duo in 2011. They eventually started recording, posting tracks like "Bamboo" and "Trippy Gum" under the name Deers which attracted international attention...

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A guide to NYC holiday concerts and events

It's that time of year again. Like "All I Want is Christmas is You," holiday shows in NYC are omnipresent. We've already posted about NYC Hanukkah shows, now here's a roundup of just about everything else...

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listen to BrooklynVegan’s “Spotify In Residence” show

We're happy to announce that BrooklynVegan is part of Spotify's "In Residence" series where we'll not only curate a monthly playlist, but premium users can hear us talk about it too...

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John Lydon of Public Image Ltd & Sex Pistols talks survival, punk rock, celebrity DJs, beards & more (a BV interview)

"I view anger not as an outrageously violent act but actually as a tool of discovery."

At nearly 60, John Lydon a.k.a. Johnny Rotten is no less acerbic than he was as the 21-year-old from North London shout-singing his caustic anti-sermons as the vocalist for the Sex Pistols...

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EL VY’s Matt Berninger (The National) and Brent Knopf (Menomena) on Melodrama, Birthday Cake, and Legos

"We had a bit of a sense of direction as far as where wanted it to head but no hard and fast rules." - Brent Knopf on EL VY's debut "Return to the Moon"

Both well known for their respective other projects, The National and Menomena, Matt Berninger and Brent Knopf seemed to be deliberately reserved about their collaborative project EL VY, and its debut release, Return to the Moon, at the end of last month...

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Frodus talk And We Washed Our Weapons in the Sea reissue, Fueled By Ramen, Death by Audio & more ++ stream a demo

Frodus, the now-defunct post-hardcore band of vocalist/guitarist Shelby Cinca, drummer Jason Hamacher and a rotating lineup of bassists, got back together in 2009 -- the same year they reissued 1998's hate-letter to corporate America, Conglomerate International -- for some shows including NYC's Death by Audio and they followed that with a 7" of new music a year la...

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