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MUSIC

 » From Monument To Masses - On their third proper album, On Little Known Frequencies, this politically active Bay Area trio continue to deliver a brand of militant-math-rock that is both touching and thought provoking, but their penchant for instrumental euphonics is where any association with post-rock genre cliché ends.
[02.27.2009 by Dave Toropov]

MUSIC

 » The Clash: Live at Shea Stadium - Released this fall as part of the expanding Legacy series, this live recording of the punk icons co-headlining New York in 1982 is, despite its shortcomings, a stark reminder that something like The Clash will probably never happen again.
[12.16.2008 by Dave Toropov]

MUSIC

 » Mogwai + Fuck Buttons: LIVE - This UK package rolled into Terminal 5 last night, each demanding patience and perseverance in its own way. Despite occasional lulls with the newer material, New York City felt a little closer to the utter chaos of decades past under the occupation of the headliners.
[09.19.2008 by Dave Toropov]

MUSIC

 » Immortal Technique - With the release of the The 3rd World, a mixtape/street album meant to bridge the years between 2004's critically acclaimed Revolutionary Vol. 2 and the hotly anticipated Revolutionary Vol. 3, Felipe Coronel, with the assistance of DJ Green Lantern, has delivered far more than a stop-gap album.
[08.21.2008 by Dave Toropov]

CINEMA

 » Love Story - Chris Hall and Mike Kerry's documentary on the band Love is ostensibly built around two attractions that would make it indispensable for any serious rock collector: The last words of frontman Arthur Lee and the story behind the album that made him a legend. The first is present in spades; the second is regrettably fleeting.
[08.06.2008 by Dave Toropov]

MUSIC

 » Girl Talk: LIVE - On Friday night Greg Gillis slipped out of his everyday persona as a biomedical engineer and into the superhuman guise of his alter-ego, lifting the town of New Haven's young people into oblivion and transforming the long-established Toad's Place into a chaotic, sweat-drenched celebration of youth.
[04.28.2008 by Dave Toropov]

MUSIC

 » Liars: LIVE - For anyone who has ever wished to have their lungs bruised (if not slightly crushed) by a set of drums, the Warsaw in Brooklyn was the place to be Saturday night as the transient avant-percussive trio, supported by art-punks No Age, delivered a real, honest-to-God rock show.
[02.11.2008 by Dave Toropov]

MUSIC

 » Band of Horses: LIVE - Heading out to see the beard-loving, Credence-esque indie group from Seattle when they rolled through Boston last week, LAS staff writer Dave Toropov wasn't quite sure what to expect. Once the doors on the Paradise opened, things weren't much clearer: "the night seemed more like a peace conference between warring allegiances than a rock show."
[01.28.2008 by Dave Toropov]
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»And We Wept The Black Ocean Within
A Storm of Light
Neurot
»I'll Sleep When You're Dead
El-P
Definitive Jux
»Native Canadians
Fiasco
Impose
»The 3rd World
Immortal Technique
Viper
»Adage of Known
JDSY
Ghostly International
»The Hawk Is Howling
Mogwai
Matador/PIAS
»New Lexicon
Paint It Black
Jade Tree
»Zeppelin 3
Pink Skull
Free News Projects
»LP3
Ratatat
XL Recordings
»All Is Well
Sam Amidon
Bedroom Community
»Songs in A&E
Spiritualized
Sanctuary
»ExitingARM
Subtle
Lex
»The Nina The Pinta
The Nina The Pinta
QREC
»Alopecia
Why?
Anticon
»It's Blitz!
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Interscope