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Alex Jacobs

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Rain or Shine, Dr. Dog Entertains at Governor's Island

(0) Comments | Posted August 18, 2010 | 4:08 PM

Last Sunday, Philadelphia five-piece Dr. Dog played their not-quite-psychedelic pop to a crowd of damp fans on Governor's Island. They performed with the grit and energy of a young punk band, sounding heavier and more raucous than they do on record. The band couples the riffs and rhythms of classic...

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Cut Copy's Slightly Dated Dance Music Delights The Crowds In Williamsburg

(1) Comments | Posted August 11, 2010 | 12:20 PM

It's been two years since the release of Cut Copy's hit sophomore album, In Ghost Colours, and the band's popularity is rising still. Their set at the Williamsburg Waterfront this Sunday was extremely well-attended and turned out to be, by all accounts, a wild success. Cut...

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Bird Names Plays Ramshackle Pop At Silent Barn

(1) Comments | Posted August 9, 2010 | 10:31 AM

Chicago's Bird Names is the kind of band you want to love. Their sound is original, they've got sunny a disposition, and they play small, personal shows in basements, attics and garages across the country. The duo consists of drummer Phelan La Velle and guitarist David Lineal, both...

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Animal Collective Spins Impressive Set to Oblivious Crowd At PS1's Warm Up

(0) Comments | Posted August 2, 2010 | 10:10 AM

In the 5th installment of PS1's Warm Up concert series, Animal Collective's Deakin and Avey Tare played a ninety-minute DJ set to more than a thousand eager fans. For the most part, they stuck to the vaguely atmospheric electronica that influenced the texture of...

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Black Keys Hit Hard At Central Park's SummerStage

(0) Comments | Posted July 29, 2010 | 11:30 AM

2010 has been a good year for The Black Keys. Their sixth full-length effort, Brothers, debuted at number three on Billboard's Top 200 (right behind a compilation from Fox's musical sitcom Glee and a re-issue of Exile on Main Street, so for all intents and purposes,...

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