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52 of the best indie holiday songs (listen to a playlist)

Add an indie rock twist to your holiday season with festive tunes by Bright Eyes, Sufjan Stevens, Cat Power, Death Cab for Cutie, Low, The Shins, The Flaming Lips, Fiona Apple, Tegan & Sara, Cocteau Twins, Weezer, The Decemberists, The Raveonettes, Sharon Van Etten & many more.

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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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Dev Hynes (Lightspeed Champion) & Samantha Urbani played Cameo, playing Trans Pecos as Gayer

Dev Hynes, the man behind Blood Orange, just lost his apartment in a devastating fire, but he's been moving forward and giving back to fans (perhaps because of how much they gave to him) with intimate shows in his hometown of NYC...

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Dev Hynes playing a free Lightspeed Champion show at Cameo

Dev Hynes may have lost his apartment earlier this week in a devastating fire but he hasn't lost his spirit. Perhaps as a way of giving back to fans who have shown him much support this week, he's playing a FREE NYC show Saturday night (12/21) at Cameo under his old Lightspeed Champion guise...

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Blood Orange headlining a show; Solange album coming soon

Dev Hynes w/ CANT @ Mercury Lounge in 2011 (more)

Blood Orange, aka the R&B-leaning solo project of Dev Hynes aka Lightspeed Champion (ex-Test Icicles), was in Australia for a couple shows earlier this month, possibly losing some of his equipment along the way...

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Siren Fest adds four more bands to the 2010 lineup

Ponytail @ Williamsburg Waterfront 2009 (more by Bao Nguyen)

Ponytail, Dom, Holy Fuck and Apache Beat have been added to the lineup of this year's Siren Fest, happening Saturday, July 17th in Coney Island...

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Interpol (on Matador!), the Walkmen & Solange Knowles (who is DJing Brooklyn Bowl) are releasing new albums

Her recent credits include playing with Dirty Projectors at Fashion Week and singing with Of Montreal at Highline and Terminal 5. Now Solange is DJing at Brooklyn Bowl on Friday, June 18th...

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Lightspeed Champion – album out, Sound Fix instore, WNYC

To celebrate the release of the new album "Life Is Sweet! Nice To Meet You" (U.K 15th Feb / U.S 16th Feb) I'll be playing a special set of songs at Sound Fix Records in Brooklyn (map)...

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The Octagon, Free Energy & more in This Week in Indie

DOWNLOAD: The Octagon - Suicide Kings (MP3)

I wrote at length already about this week's Serena Maneesh shows. Now here are some other daily picks to take you through the weekend...

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Lightspeed Champion cancels show, gives away tracks

To celebrate the forthcoming release of his latest album, , Lightspeed Champion is giving away a preview in the form of 5 live MP3s recorded live at Avatar Studio, NYC...

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