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Preoccupations touring with Protomartyr and UK band Rattle

Fans of superior post-punk inspired modern indie rock should be excited to hear that Detroit's Protomartyr and Canada's Preoccupations will be on tour together this fall...with UK band Rattle along for the ride.

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OctFest 2018 at Governors Island - Saturday
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OctFest 2018 Saturday pics (Vince Staples, Jeff Tweedy, Saba, more)

For its second year, music, beer and food festival OctFest moved to Governors Island and expanded to two days. Saturday included music from Vince Staples, Jeff Tweedy, NAO, Saba, Preoccupations, Standing On The Corner, Vagabon, Hatchie, Flasher and Madison McFerrin.

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Kamaiyah, Shopping, Girlpool, Flasher & more added to P4k’s Octfest 2018 lineup

Pitchfork have added more acts to their music and beer festival, OctFest. Some of the OctFest acts also recently played Pitchfork's Northside showcase, and pictures of that show are in this post...

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Preoccupations robbed twice in one week, set up GoFundMe to keep touring

Canadian band Preoccupations have had a seriously bad week, having been robbed twice...yikes! First in Vancouver and then in San Francisco, waking up Tuesday (5/15) ”to find our beloved old van, our trailer, and all of our gear and merch stolen.”

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The Flaming Lips at Terminal 5 in 2017 (more by Greg Cristman)
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Pitchfork’s OctFest moves to Governors Island w/ Flaming Lips, Vince Staples, Chic, Yo La Tengo & more

Last year, Pitchfork and their beer website October put on the inaugural OctFest in NYC with live music and craft beer, and this year they'll do it again. This time it's two days, and it moves from Brooklyn Hangar to Governors Island...

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Desert Daze 2017 - Friday
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BrooklynVegan Blog Radio on SiriusXMU: Playlist for April 2, 2018

This week's edition of BrooklynVegan Blog Radio on Sirius XM we pulled from the initial lineup of the 2018 Desert Daze festival (which is pretty sweet). We played songs by Tame Impala, Mercury Rev, Warpaint, Preoccupations, Connan Mockasin, A Place to Bury Strangers, Can, King Khan, Pond and lots more.

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Desert Daze 2018 lineup: Tame Impala, Warpaint, Ty Segall & more

Plus: Mercury Rev will perform ’Deserter's Songs’ in full, and the initial lineup also includes Chelsea Wolfe, Malcolm Mooney of Can, Connan Mockasin, Preoccupations, A Place to Bury Strangers, and more.

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Five Notable Releases of the Week (3/23)

This week's Notable Releases include Courtney Marie Andrews' first album for Fat Possum, Preoccupations' intense third LP, Heartless Bastards' Erika Wennerstrom's solo debut, and more.

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stream Moaning’s Sub Pop debut, catch them on tour w/ Preoccupations & more

The L.A. trio incorporate dark shoegaze and wall-of-noise rippers into their hazy sonic palette, with some soaring, poppy numbers too. Their tour also includes dates with METZ and Ed Schrader's Music Beat.

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Preoccupations share “Antidote” from new LP (watch the video)

Preoccupations (fka Viet Cong) have shared "Antidote," the second single from their forthcoming album New Material. Led by a throbbing, stabbing bassline and industrial-strength drums, it's more of a pop song than you might first think, though the song takes a left turn down a long dark hallway halfway through.

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