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The air is warm, friends, and the gradual creep of summer is already feeling like a full-on hug. With June in the air, and June on our minds, we are back again to bring you the second in our weekly series of Friday playlists in anticipation of the 10th anniversary edition of Brooklyn’s Northside Festival. Vol. 2 boasts some of the newer additions to the festival schedule, featuring pissed-off punk from Pennsylvania’s Pissed Jeans, classic...
On the cover of the latest Liars record, TFCF, Angus Andrew sits alone in a wedding dress, looking like he left himself at the altar, and just in the nick of time. The sort of silly, semi-sinister image makes fine thematic sense. It fronts the first record in the band’s 17-year art-pop career made without the help of founding member Aaron Hemphill, or anyone other than Angus. Wanderlust—sonic, geographic, personal—has come to define Andrew’s...
Tredici Bacci band-leader Simon Hanes doesn’t make things easy for himself. His earliest musical effort, a fourth-grade cello class, ended in pain and sadness. “One time a kid stuck his bow up my nose, and it bled profusely,” he says. “Fun fact.”  He grew up aspiring to be “a composer with a Capital C writing obtuse, difficult music for musicians to play,” but aimed to get there via teenage garage bands that didn’t much...
We learned this afternoon that beloved, classy-ass Greenpoint piano bar The Manhattan Inn would soon close, and sighed another in the series of long sighs reserved for press releases about our favorite things abruptly dying.

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