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Halloween at Elsewhere
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Elsewhere turns 1 — relive year one in pics ++ win tickets to 12 shows

Popgun's multi-room Bushwick venue Elsewhere opened last year on Halloween, and to celebrate their first anniversary, we're giving away tickets to 12 big upcoming shows at the venue.

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Rainer Maria at Elsewhere
photo by Stephanie Augello
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Rainer Maria, The Van Pelt & Gold Dime @ Elsewhere (pics)

Rainer Maria returned in 2017 with their first album in 11 years, the great S/T (released on their longtime label home of Polyvinyl), and after quieting down for the past few months, they returned to the stage at Brooklyn's Elsewhere on Thursday (2/22)...

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Rainer Maria at Saint Vitus
Rainer Maria at Saint Vitus (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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Rainer Maria made a playlist of music they dig ++ win tix to their NYC show!

The playlist includes fellow indie/emo vets The Van Pelt (who open Rainer Maria's Brooklyn show), as well as Limp Wrist, EMA, Flasher, Sade, Aye Nako, and more.

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The Van Pelt at Brooklyn Steel in 2017 (more)
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The Van Pelt & Gold Dime (ex-Talk Normal) opening for Rainer Maria

Rainer Maria returned last year with the great S/T, their first album in 11 years, and they're keeping the momentum going with a hometown one-off in February. Two great openers were added to that show...

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HiFi Bar, RIP: Carl Newman, Craig Finn, Ted Leo, Okkervil River & more offered tributes

"It was a haven for working NYC musicians who just wanted to hang out in a non-careerist environment. It was previously Brownies, where all of your favorite bands played before anyone had heard of them. It feels like the heart of what was New York for me has been cut out." - Will Sheff

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Anthology of Emo
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Washed Up Emo preps book ft. interviews w/ American Football, Mineral, Promise Ring & more

The book also features interviews with members of The Get Up Kids, Rainer Maria, Texas is the Reason, Dashboard Confessional, Knapsack, and more.

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Cap'n Jazz
Cap'n Jazz at Brooklyn Steel (photo via Texas Is The Reason's Norman Brannon)
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Cap’n Jazz played their last US reunion show at BK Steel w/ The Van Pelt (review)

Having played FYF Fest (and a few Cali club shows), House of Vans Chicago, Riot Fest, and a Riot Fest Aftershow, Cap'n Jazz played the last North American show of what might be their last reunion tour at Brooklyn Steel...

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Pitchfork Festival 2017 - Sunday
photo by James Richards IV
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American Football say LP3 is coming ++ win tix to see them (& Cap’n Jazz) in NYC

Related bands American Football and Cap'n Jazz both have upcoming shows at Brooklyn Steel, and we're giving away tickets to both shows.

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Cap'n Jazz at House of Vans Chicago
Tim Kinsella photo by James Richards IV
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Q&As with Mike & Tim Kinsella on Cap’n Jazz reunion, American Football, Riot Fest, more

Mike and Tim's band Cap'n Jazz is playing reunion shows again for the first time since 2010. Mike's band American Football are also continuing their own reunion. We caught up with both prolific musicians ahead of Riot Fest, Brooklyn Steel shows for both bands, and more...

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Cap'n Jazz at House of Vans Chicago
photo by James Richards IV
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Cap’n Jazz brought their reunion tour to Chicago with Hop Along (pics, review)

"Oh Messy Life" kicked in and the crowd lost any semblance of restraint they had left. Within seconds kids were crowd surfing and screaming back every word Tim Kinsella spat at them..

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