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stream Santiparro’s (ex-Rescue singer) debut album featuring Will Oldham & Kyp Malone, and watch a new video

Back in the early-mid 2000s, Alan Scheurman fronted the underrated Detroit art rock band Rescue, who transitioned from a spastic math rock-inspired band on 2002's Volume Plus Volume to a simmered-down but still eccentric one on their third and final album, Paranoid (20...

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What’s going on Thursday? (Parquet Courts, Kevin Barnes, Hamilton Leithauser, James Muprhy, Thurston Moore, more)

Parquet Courts in Bed Stuy in June (more by Joe McCabe)

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

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tix on sale: James Blake, The Who, Future Islands, FKA twigs, Kevin Devine, Conor Oberst, Cursive, YG, Watain, more

Rainer Maria's reunion show goes on sale today too.

Tickets for the five NYC-area The Who shows go on sale today at 10AM.

Tickets for the Vaselines show at The Bell House go on sale today a...

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Thursday CMJ daytime shows (Jacco Gardner, Bent Shapes, TV Girl, The Bots, Keren Ann, Saint Rich, Palehound, Krill & more)

NOTE: We've also announced our Friday & Saturday BV shows

Jacco Gardner @ Mercury Lounge in March (more by PSquared Photography)

One of the best parts about CMJ is the day shows that are often free and give you a chance to see live music and grab a bev on your lunch break (or call in sick)...

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What’s going on Thursday? (Violent Femmes, Pere Ubu, The Rosebuds, Kastle, Native, Hard Skin, Bob David & Brian, more)

Violent Femmes at Coachella 2013 (more by Wei Shi)
Pere Ubu at LPR in 2010 (more by Ryan Muir)

Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows...

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Bushwick Block Party this weekend; Pictureplane playing before short tour with Death Grips

Pictureplane at BV-SXSW 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

As discussed, the Bushwick Block Party is returning this Saturday (7/27) across multiple stages on Moore Street between Bogart & White, aka the block Roberta's is on...

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Bushwick Block Party 2013 lineup (Action Bronson, Pictureplane & more) +++ upcoming Blanche Blanche Blanche shows

Action Bronson at Coachella 2013 (more by Wei Shi)

The Bushwick Block Party is returning this year on July 27 across multiple stages on Moore Street between Bogart & White...

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Sean Nicholas Savage released an LP on Arbutus, announces tour w/ Jamaican Queens (dates, video & streams)

Montreal's Arbutus-signed Sean Nicholas Savage has been at it for a few years now, but he's been getting a lot more attention this year, possibly due in part to the increased success of his Montreal friends/Arbutus labelmates (Grimes, Doldrums, Majical Cloudz)...

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Hopscotch announces 2013 lineup (Big Boi, Sleep, Spiritualized, Kurt Vile, Wolf Eyes, John Cale, more)

One of the most eclectic lineups in the US, Hopscotch Festival in Raleigh, NC, will be back for 2013 on September 5 -7. Pulling from all genres, this year's line-up includes names like Big Boi (who plays NYC tonight), Spiritualized, Sleep, Wolf Eyes (who have a new video), The Breeders (performing Last Splash), John Cale, Kurt Vile & the Violators, Gorguts, Inter Arma (who play NYC on Saturday), Double Negative (who played NYC this past weekend), Swearin' (them too), Pissed Jeans, Dan Friel, Waxahatchee and many many others...

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Lightning Love on tour w/ Jamaican Queens, playing 2 NYC shows this week (dates & album stream)

Detroit's Lightning Love released their sophomore LP, Blonde Album, last week (8/28) as the followup to 2008's November Birthday. It's a catchy collection of pop songs that have gained some accurate comparisons to Regina Spektor, though they remind me more of her quirky side than many recent (more popular) artists who ape her sound...

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