The War on Drugs on Tour, Playing SXSW Today


Modern Americana rock outfit The War on Drugs kicked off their North American tour last week, and are playing their first SXSW show at Pitchfork’s day party today (Image by Samantha West). After making the southern music mecca rounds in Ausin, they’ll be heading west as co-headliners with Sharon Van Etten. Their following headlining leg

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CMJ Preview Day 4


Here we are up to Day 4 of CMJ Music Marathon, and Friday night is no different from the other days, if not busier. Once again, there are plenty of options for either finding one great showcase to hang out at all night, or skipping around the city like a wild music fiend. How to

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Northside Festival Highlights


The dust has settled from the 4-day whirlwind of music that was Northside Festival, but what an amazing whirlwind it was. There was music just about everywhere, spilling into the street from bars, some people literally playing on a street corner (not part of Northside, but street bands always pop up during festivals), and some

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Little Scream Keeps Music Fun


I was able to catch Little Scream, aka Laurel Sprengelmeyer immediately after her set at Music Hall of Williamsburg, just before The Antlers went on. She was wearing an outfit that I suspect was made specifically for her, thus no one else has it, and she makes music that no one else makes Basically, she’s

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Check out Naked Hearts at Glasslands Tonight


If you didn’t get tickets to The Antlers and Little Scream tonight at Music Hall of Williamsburg, here’s what show you should see instead: alternative pop duo Naked Hearts at Glasslands. Haussmann starts off the night at 8pm, with She Keeps Bees is next in the lineup, followed by electronic pop ensemble Keepaway, then Naked

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