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Haiku Review: The xx @ Central Park SummerStage, NYC

Photography by Jimi Patterson silent xx sex everyone was making out grinding to “Islands” More photos after the bump!

POSTED August 10, 2010 9:30AM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS: , ,

Chicago: Go See MGMT, Support the Stars of Tomorrow

Dear Chicago, what are you doing tomorrow? Oh wait, you’re going to be at Lollapalooza with the rest of the music loving universe? WELL WE GOT AN EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITY FOR YOU, and it’s for a … read more »

POSTED August 5, 2010 5:50PM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS: ,

Listen: Sleeping Bags, "Cantaloupe"

The verbiage is misleading: Sleeping Bags, from Long Beach, release a song called “Cantaloupe” which basically equates to total beach party coolwave lo-fi Hipster Runoff bait USA, right? EERRH. Wrongola. These dudes’ heads are in … read more »

POSTED August 2, 2010 5:33PM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS:

Listen: Grinderman, "Heathen Child"

The swampy first single from the latest Grinderman album sounds like Nick Cave’s writing his own Necronomicon, breathless emotional pleas unleashed to raise the bloodthirstiest of vengeful dead as playthings for his scary protagonist, the … read more »

POSTED July 26, 2010 10:40AM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS:

Suuns Give Away Tough New EP for Free

The Montreal quartet Suuns is clearly wound up tight on their new Secretly Canadian EP, Zeroes—rumbling guitars click together like a proggy jigsaw puzzle, and singer Ben Shemie’s unhinged whispering sounds like the confessions of … read more »

POSTED July 23, 2010 11:55AM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS:

Win a Copy of Francis & the Lights' New Album and 7-Inch, Become Instantly Sexier

Francis Starlite is a dapper, Wesleyan-educated gentleman who once came to our office wearing a black Revolutionary-era-looking peacoat. He has a penchant for exacting production and voice with high soul gloss, and he just released … read more »

POSTED July 22, 2010 7:04PM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS:

Fiddle Tim = Frances Bean Cobain's Artist Alter Ego

Goat Shit (I Don’t Owe You Shit). Rock royalty Frances Bean Cobain is showing her first-ever art exhibit in Los Angeles right now, at punk rock gallery La Luz de Jesus, the lowbrow mainstay created … read more »

POSTED July 21, 2010 4:22PM IN THE TRIPWIRE Comments (2) TAGS: , , ,

Listen: The Thermals, "I Don't Believe You"

The Thermals are sneaky little dudes! They kick off latest single “I Don’t Believe You” all muted, like they’ve traded in their blasting pop-punk for lo-fi plat du jour. But then, just as you crank … read more »

POSTED July 21, 2010 10:03AM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS:

Courtney Love is… TRAPPED IN HER CLOSET

Breaking news, y’all.:Courtney Love has a friend on the internet who has the time and inclination to catalog everything she (CLO or Clover, as they call her) has ever worn, day by day, minute by … read more »

POSTED July 20, 2010 12:56PM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS: ,

Listen: Screaming Females, "I Don't Mind It"

As you may remember reading here before, Screaming Females are three weirdo rippers dripping with the grit of Dirty Jerz. Listening to “I Don’t Mind It” is a total transportation device—its guitars rumble like the … read more »

POSTED July 19, 2010 6:17PM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS: