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Ava Luna
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What’s going on Saturday?

Exhorder, Ava Luna plays Serge Gainsbourg, King Missile/Charles Bissel, Mal Devisa, Eugene Chadbourne and more Saturday show options.

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Wrenses Alien
Wrenses Alien at Bowery Ballroom - 12/29/17 (photo by Joe Saturday)
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watch Charles Bissell play Wrens classics backed by Cymbals Eat Guitars in NYC

They named the band Wrenses Alien, and Charles called it ”the closest I’ve come to a tour in 8 or 9 years.”

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A Tribute to Brainiac at Bell House
photo by Keith Marlowe
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surviving members of Brainiac reformed for Bell House tribute w/ GvsB, Les Savy Fav & more (pics, video)

Members of The Wrens, The Dismemberment Plan, Hole, Chrome Cranks, and more came out for a very special evening.

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Cymbals Eat Guitars at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival
Cymbals Eat Guitars at Prospect Park in June (more by David Andrako)
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Cymbals Eat Guitars playing year-end shows (NYC with Charles of The Wrens)

Charles Bissell also has other shows, including one in Brooklyn this Friday (10/27).

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Brainiac tribute happening in NYC with mems of GvsB, D-Plan, Wrens, much more

A tribute show to Brainiac is happening in NYC, and footage will be used in the upcoming documentary on the band. The show will feature surviving members of Brainiac, plus members of Girls Against Boys (who also headline), The Dismemberment Plan, The Wrens, Hole, Les Savy Fav, Hella, Chrome Cranks, and more...

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28 exciting indie rock albums (probably) being released this spring-fall

In the world of traditional "indie rock", this year has already been pretty rewarding, musically speaking. Here's almost 30 more mostly-established indie rock artists we love that are releasing -- or probably releasing -- albums before 2018 gets here...

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The Wrens share instrumental demo from new LP (listen); Charles Bissell playing Union Hall w/ Antietam, Palomar & more

"So with an eye towards the ideal politics of the hopefully-not-distant future (i.e. as a compromise), this is an instrumental version of the song I happen to be working on right now, it's the last one still under construction and yes, that means the album is only finishing now." - Charles Bissell

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The Wrens’ Charles Bissell posts update on cancer condition, is in remission

The Wrens have a long-in-the-works album on the way, but in sadder news, Charles Bissell revealed earlier this year that he's battling cancer. He's now posted an update on Facebook about his condition, which reveals that he's in remission...

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The Wrens’ Charles Bissell battling cancer

We are sad to report that The Wrens Charles Bissell has cancer, specifically multiple myeloma. He broke the bad news in a lengthy post on The Wrens' Facebook page today:
With apologies for both a repeat of what's old news for some, and an out-of-nowhere 'what the...

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The Wrens continue to tease new album; Charles Bissell playing PS154 benefit in Brooklyn w/ Palomar & more

We keep getting more and more hints that The Wrens' long-awaited followup to 2003's The Meadowlands is coming. Last year they said it was complete, more recently they signed a record deal, and then posted the above picture which is, apparently, a CD-R with the final recordings of the al...

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