I'm Confused: How I Feel About GIRLS

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girls “It’s like going to church,” the music critic said. “It’s sold out. I want to die,” the hostess said. “Can you get me a ticket? I’ll do anything,” the brown-haired girl said. All three were talking about Girls, the all-boy rock band that played to a sold-out crowd at Terminal 5, with their back-up singers and [&hellip
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Amalie Bruun: Close Your Eyes and Listen

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amalie Amalie Bruun has been on the NYC music scene long enough to know the ins, the outs and the in-betweens. She’s transitioned through the “it hip bands” of the moment, only to find band members who weren’t thinking long term or didn’t take it seriously. She’s been in between the tenements, worked the in-between jobs, [&hellip
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Cults: The Message is in the Music

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cults They live together. They tour together. They write music together. Cults’ Madeline Follin and Brian Oblivion have the makings of soul mates, and the following of cult leaders. The band began with the onset of adult life approaching. With unemployment at a staggering rate, and no interest in a bar tending/barista job, Oblivion and Follin started writing [&hellip
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FABRIC: The Best Band You've Never Heard Of

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fabric New bands sprout up in New York, likes weeds through the cracked cement. They grow out, gnashing their lo-fi fangs, strangling their nemeses: bands who genuinely think about their lyrics. Musicians who know how to play the guitar beyond a screeching fuzz of feedback and thick fingers. Bands that want to perform for you, the audience, and not [&hellip
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Making Waves With Real Estate at Terminal 5

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realestate Since their 2009 conception, Real Estate has been the band to follow. Their eponymous first album stirred the Internet waves, getting phenomenal write-ups from blogs, websites and magazines alike. Pitchfork hailed it as the nostalgia album of twenty-somethings lost in the world, citing that the songs “soundtracked a time when it feels like every kid in or [&hellip
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Rich Aucoin: Music Man of the Future

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rich Rich Aucoin is not your average musician. He’s not really your average human, for that matter, since it seems he isn’t very average in any way at all. He pumped out a self-produced acoustic EP, Personal Publication, on which he played all the instruments. The EP caught the attention of music lovers in his homeland Canada. He [&hellip
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Trippple Nippples Pump It Up

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Shea Stadium is a shitty DIY venue in Bushwick. It’s full of shitty lights, shitty drinks, shitty people and, for the most part, shitty bands. You might wonder why I decided to make my way to this “shit” storm. In fact, it was to check out Japanese Screamo band, Trippple Nippples. Before the main event, [&hellip
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Creeps, Creepers and Creep: When Doppelgangers Make Music

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Lauren Flax and Lauren Dillard are beautiful. Not foo-foo beautiful. Not crimp your hair and call me dolly beautiful. No, they’re part of the new generation. Erudite females, well-versed in pop culture and black leather. Do’s that DON’T go styled. The type of girls that are best friends with gay guys and call them fags, and [&hellip
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Ambassadors: A Brooklyn Band with a Worldly Sound

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Guitarist Noah Feldshuh and brothers Casey and Sam Harris have been playing music together since elementary school in Ithaca, New York. However, it wasn’t until they met drummer, Adam Levin in 2006 that Ambassadors were formed. Though only the lead singer and pianist are biological brothers, there is a distinct quality of kinship when Sam [&hellip
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Matt Shadetek of Dutty Artz: Get Laid. Get Paid. Then Sleep.

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The lights are low, with spotlights glowing left and right while sweaty young things writhe furiously. “This feels like a total rave,” one says. She’s wearing a cut off shirt, and her forehead is sweating. Pretty, with soft cheeks and black eyeliner. Don’t want to know how young she is. The bar is serving Sapporo for $9 [&hellip
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