Festival Preview: CMJ 2012


Fall is here, and pumpkins are $0.49 per pound at Foodtown in Brooklyn. The weather is splendid, and there’s adrenaline in the air. Oh, oh, and CMJ – College Music Journal – festival is upon NYC. Wee! This is one of the biggest, most widespread, most happening, and most fun music festivals in the city,

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An Interview With Boston’s Quilt


Quilt is a somewhat mysterious and intriguing band from Boston, who make freak-folky, experimental psychedelic jams that swirl around your head and transport you back in time to somewhere in the future. When you listen to their music, somehow that previous statement makes total sense. The trio of Anna Rochinski, Shane Butler, and John Andrews

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This is the Kit Plays The Mercury Lounge


This is the Kit is the songwriting project of Kate Stables, who has a voice like an old friend. Some songs are like a comfortably rollicking lullaby, and others like stimulating psychedelic adventures. For her late set at Mercury Lounge, Stables switched between banjo and electric guitar, and was joined by a drummer and bassist.

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BestNewBands.com’s Concert Picks for the Week October 3rd, 2011


Who: Trip Like Animals with The Brambles and guestsWhere: The Sunset – Seattle, WAWhen: Wed., October 5, 2011Cost: $6.00Age Restriction: 21+ Who: Radical FaceWhere: Brick and Mortar Music Hall – San Francisco, CAWhen: Thursday October 6, Doors – 8:00pm Show – 9:00pmCost: $10 Advance, $12 DoorAge Restriction: 18+ Who: PS I Love You w/ SUUNSWhere: Mercury Lounge –

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BestNewBands.com’s Concert Picks for the Week of 8/22/11


Picked By: Claire Gallagher Who: Active Child with White Sea, Correatown, and Random Patterns Where: The Echo, Los Angeles, CA When: Monday, August 22nd at 8:30pm Cost: Free Age Restrictions: 21+ *** Picked By: Kelly Knapp Who: Stephen Malkmus Where: Academy Records, NYC When: Thursday, August 25th, at 6pm Cost: Free in-store performance Age Restriction: all ages *** Picked By: Jesse Diener-Bennett Who:

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Weekend Playlist – June 10, 2011


Start your weekend off right with music from artists featured this week on BestNewBands.com! “Morning Thought” & “Vocal Chords” – Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. Dan Cordie caught the band’s show at the Rickshaw Shop Saturday night.