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a look back at Moose, the underrated inventors of “shoegaze”

Shoegaze wouldn't be called shoegaze without this underheard '90s-era UK band.

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1-800-Band streaming new LP, touring, opening for The Muffs in Brooklyn

The Brooklyn band's hooky, ringing, revved up (and distinctly American) brand of power pop that would sound particularly good blasting out of a top-down convertible this summer.

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Las Rosas ready debut LP (listen to “Cops”), on tour with La Luz, playing Northside w/ King Khan

Brooklyn's Las Rosas will release their debut album, Everyone Gets Exactly What They Want, this summer via Ernest Jenning Record Co. The band made the album at Mitch Easter's Fidelitorium in Kernersville NC with producer Missy Thangs and frontman Jose Boyer says it's about "death, indecision, Oprah Winfrey, quality time alone, and human extinction...

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members of R.E.M., Pavement, Posies, The Both & more helping complete final Game Theory LP (fund the Kickstarter)

We lost Scott Miller (Game Theory/Loud Family) in 2013. and at the time he was working on a new album, to be under the Game Theory name, titled Supercalifragile...

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1-800-Band releasing new LP (listen to “Jackie’s Wrong”), playing shows

NYC power-poppers 1-800-Band will release their new album, High Beams, via Almost Ready Records on June 17. They made the record with the great Mitch Easter of Let's Active who certainly knows this sound well, having also produced records for R...

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Members of Wilco, REM, Yo La Tengo & more playing Big Star tribute in L.A.

As happens from time to time, a huge tribute to the legendary Big Star has been announced in LA with members of Wilco, Yo La Tengo, REM and many more...

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Chris Stamey teams with Mitch Easter for new solo album, ‘Euphoria’ (listen to first single “Invisible”)

Chris Stamey and Mitch Easter are old pals. Before the dB's and Let's Active, respectively, they were both in late-70s Chapel Hill band The Sneakers, they have played on each others records, are both members in the Big Star Third band, and Stamey also briefly played in Let's Active...

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Let’s Active reformed for benefit show in NC (video, setlist)

We have it pretty good here in NYC, with pretty much every band you ever want to see traveling through the five boroughs for a show or two...

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Kurt Vile has a new Tom Scharpling-directed video, playing Big Star tribute w/ Sharon Van Etten & others after 4Knots (dates)

Kurt Vile at Bowery Ballroom in May (more by Amanda Hatfield)

Kurt Vile released his new album, Wakin On A Pretty Daze, this past April. It's a fantastic double album which takes the style he perfected on 2011's Smoke Ring For My Halo to new, ambitious heights without ever overdoing it or dragging...

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watch the video for Chris Stamey’s “Lovesick Blues”

As one half of the songwriting core of The dB's, Chris Stamey has been the off-kilter ying to Peter Holsapple's twangier yang. Following The dB's 2012 comeback LP, Falling Off the Sky, Chris Stamey will release Lovesick Blues on February 5...

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