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What’s going on Friday?

Tonight's shows include Panda Bear, Thundercat, Joji, "Van Helentine's Day", the 20th annual Love Hangover duets show, Smerz, Kool & The Gang, Andy Shauf and more.

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WAND at Bowery Ballroom
photo by Em Grey

What’s Going on Saturday?

Wand, The Mermaid Parade, King Gizzard, Shopping/Priests, Magnetic Fields, Kool and the Gang, Eartheater, Jayhawks, Kurt Vile, are among Saturday's highlights

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Sondre Lerche, Sheer Terror members & more playing HiFi tribute shows

The schedule includes a Prefab Sprout tribute with Sondre Lerche, Jen Goma (A Sunny Day In Glasgow), Skylar Spence and more; a Small Faces tribute with Richie Birkenhead (Underdog/Into Another), Paul Bearer (Sheer Terror); Marty Wilson-Piper (ex-The Church) and more; plus others.

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Jenny Toomey (Tsunami, Grenadine) sings on Franklin Bruno’s Human Hearts 7″, her first new music in 12 yrs (listen)

Jenny Toomey has a great indie rock CV -- she cofounded influential label Simple Machines Records (which led to writing a guide on how to do it yourself), and has played in such bands as Tsunami, Grenadine and Liquorice...

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Dominick Mastrangelo
Dominick Mastrangelo

Chickfactor 20 @ the Bell House (night 3 pics/video/review) — Stevie Jackson, Honey Bunch, The Softies & more

Belle & Sebastian's Stevie Jackson is a genuine charmer. Headlining the final night of Chickfactor 20: For the Love of Pop at The Bell House, he did much of the set solo (and with a scraggly beard and a bushy head of hair, Jackson looked a lot like Angel from The Rockford Files) and held the crowd's attention the whole time, performing a mix of Belle & Sebastian songs (not necesarilly his own), songs from his new solo album (I Can't Get No) Stevie Jackson, and covers (including a surprisingly great take on Elton John's "Rocket Man"). He's ...

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Limiñanas, Wrong Words, Emmy the Great, Figurines, New Lines, War on Drugs, Gytters & more in This Week In Indie

DOWNLOADThe Limiñanas - Down Underground (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Gytters - Divebombers (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Wrong Words - Summer's Gone (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Figurines "New Colors" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The War On Drugs - "Baby Missiles" (MP3)

Band of the week is most certainly The Limiñanas (mainly because they haven't played here before) who are from France and play Death By Audio tonight (8/17) and Cake Shop tomorrow (8/18)...

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The Extra Lens = John Darnielle + Franklin Bruno — releasing album on Merge (MP3, stream & tour dates)

DOWNLOAD: The Extra Lens - Only Existing Footage (MP3)
Comprised of John Darnielle (the Mountain Goats) and Franklin Bruno (Nothing Painted Blue, the Human Hearts) and formed in the Inland Empire during the region's brief next-Seattle shortlist period, the project began as a potential home for any song John wrote that had a) more than three chords or b) a bridge...

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What’s going on Tuesday?

before Courtney Love arrived @ Best Buy last night (mybodystory)

Courtney Love @ Best Buy last night (mybodystory)

tonight in NYC
* Asa Ransom @ The Cameo
* Cruel Black Dove @ Fontana's
* Jenny Scheinman @ Barbes
* Slavic Soul Party @ Barbes
* Devotchka @ Bowery Electric
* Hanson @ Gramercy Theatre (again...

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Largehearted Boy’s Interesting CD Releases This Week

is a 4-CD box set of rarities from Big Star, and is in stores Tuesday. The band plays the Brooklyn Masonic Temple in November.

Another rarities compilation that stands out this week is Local Currency, an album that collects obscure tracks by singer-songwriter Franklin Bruno from 1992-1998...

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What’s going on Sunday?

Coney Island Mermaid Parade - June 21, 2008 (more photos by See-ming Lee)

today in NYC & NJ
* free stuff
* Sunday Best
* Polvo @ Maxwell's
* Blondie @ Nokia Theater
* Salif Keita & Haale @ Prospect Park
* Yael Naim & Herman Dune @ Summerstage
* PG Six, James William Hindle, Don Lennon, The Human Hearts @ Union Hall

Folk singer James William Hindle is playing Union Hall with PG Six tonight (the Sunday night comedy shows are on hiatus)...

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