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J Mascis with Dinosaur Jr at Brooklyn Bowl in 2017 (more by Greg Cristman)
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J Mascis, Mike Watt, Kim Gordon, Mark Arm & more playing Ron Asheton tribute

Stooges guitarist Ron Asheton, who passed away in 2009, would be turning 70 on July 17, and that day, in his former hometown of Ann Arbor, Michigan, a very impressive cast of musicians will pay tribute to him...

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25 classic NYC artists that didn’t make NME’s top NYC albums of all time

NME made a list of the greatest NYC albums of all time... that doesn't include the Ramones, Sonic Youth, Television, Talking Heads...

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Stephen Malkmus shares Kim Gordon duet from new LP

Stephen Malkmus has shared "Refute," his duet with Kim Gordon that is the penultimate track on The Jicks' new album, Sparkle Hard. It's a countrified look at marriage and fidelity as only Malkmus could do, and Gordon's whispery rasp works perfectly here.

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Sonic Youth back in the day (photo by Pat Blashil)
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Lee Ranaldo & Thurston Moore playing shows; Kim Gordon preps new Body/Head & solo LP

Thurston's dates include a guitar orchestra performance in the UK with members of My Bloody Valentine, Fucked Up, Shopping, and more.

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Blog Radio on SiriusXMU moving to 10 PM ++ this week’s BrooklynVegan playlist

BrooklynVegan Blog Radio also moves from Wednesdays to Monday.

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Swans & Cop Shoot Cop members team up for Martin Bisi’s ‘BC35′ LP & release show (listen)

Underground NYC music producer Martin Bisi is celebrating the 35th anniversary of BC Studio this year with a compilation album, BC35: The 35th Anniversary of BC Studio. It features music recorded at BC Stdio in 2016 by current and former members of Sonic Youth, Swans, Foetus, Cop Shoot Cop, The Dresden Dolls and more...

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we pay tribute to The Fall’s Mark E Smith on this week’s BrooklynVegan Blog Radio on SiriusXMU (playlist)

The world lost a true original voice last week, Mark E Smith of The Fall. We paid tribute to him on this week's edition of BrooklynVegan Blog Radio on SiriusXMU.

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Martin Rev, Ric Ocasek, Eugene Hutz & more playing Suicide tribute @ Bowery Electric

Also on the bill: Kid Congo, Bob Bert (Sonic Youth), JG Thirlwell (Foetus), Jesse Malin, Peter Zaremba (Fleshtones) and more.

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Classic Bands 2017
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20 of 2017’s best albums by indie and underground legends

From long-awaited comebacks to veterans who have stayed consistently great and active, here's a list of some of the best 2017 music by artists that helped define indie and underground music as we know it.

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Sonic Youth back in the day (photo by Pat Blashil)
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#TBT to when Sonic Youth encored with four Ramones covers in 1987

Relive Sonic Youth's now-legendary 1987 encore of all Ramones songs, including "Loudmouth" which Thurston introduced by saying "This song's called 'We're Sonic Youth, and You're Steve Albini.'"

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