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Dr. Demento presents star-studded punk tribute LP (Misfits, Weird Al, William Shatner & more)

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A whole bunch of punk, new wave, indie/alt rock artists have come together to pay tribute to beloved radio personality and novelty music guru Dr. Demento on a new two-disc tribute titled Covered in Punk. Artists such as Nobunny, Joan Jett, The Dead Milkmen, Colleen Green, The Meatmen, Shonen Knife, The Vandals, Fred Schneider, Quintron & Miss Pussycat, Los Straitjackets, Misfits, and more have covered classic songs that were staples of Dr Demento’s radio show…

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NYC holiday show roundup 2017: John Waters, Matisyahu, Rhett Miller, more

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Plus: Darlene Love, Ronnie Spector, Murray Hill, Landlady, Eliot Glazer’s Haunting Renditions, and more Christmas, Hanukkah and other holiday shows in NYC this season.

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Support the Attic Youth Center with Colleen Green, Mannequin Pussy, and Coping Skills this April

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Support the Attic Youth Center with Colleen Green, Mannequin Pussy, and Coping Skills this April

Mannequin Pussy | photo by Scott Troyan | scotttroyan.com

On Thursday, April 13th, LA songwriter Colleen Green and Philly’s Mannequin Pussy and Coping Skills will play a benefit show at Everybody Hits. The gig will benefit the Attic Youth Center, Philadelphia’s only independent LGBTQ youth center. With Green performing full band and this being Mannequin Pussy’s last Philly show until the fall, it’s an event that’s not to be missed. For tickets and more information, head over to XPN’s Concert Calendar.

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Burger Records throwing four parties/shows during SXSW (lineups)

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Burger Records is always a large presence in Austin during SXSW, and 2017 is no different. Most of the parties are free, with dozens of bands.

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The Wedding Present touring North America with Colleen Green in 2017

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Indie vets The Wedding Present released their new album Going, Going… earlier this year, and they have tons of international tour dates scheduled in support of it from this month through May 2017…

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Northside Fest 2016 in review and photos

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Northside 2016 is in the can. We take a look back.

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a guide to the 2016 Northside Festival

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From Brian Wilson to Bichkraft, from Wolf Parade to Cut Worms, it’s our picks for don’t-miss shows at Northside 2016.

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Basement, Turnstile, Defeater and Colleen Green @ The TLA.

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Text and images by Sydney Schaefer. In the beginning of April, the boys of the popular UK emo band Basement set off on a headlining US tour in support of their newest album, Promise Everything, which dropped on Run For Cover records earlier this year. Promise Everything is the Ipswich boys comeback to writing and […]Basement, Turnstile, Defeater and Colleen Green @ The TLA.

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Hear a new Colleen Green song before her stop at TLA later this month

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Hear a new Colleen Green song before her stop at TLA later this month

Colleen Green | Photo by Steele O’Neal, via artist’s Facebook

Retro-punk singer Colleen Green can’t stop: her album I Want To Grow Up was released last year to vast critical acclaim, and she’s following it up with a self-titled EP out in May.

This week she shared the EP’s first single, the 70’s inspired “Between The Lines.” Ornamented with a static drum beat and a catchy, melodic guitar lead, Green makes singing about death fun as hell.

Green will be at The Theater of the Living Arts on April 29th with Basement, Turnstile, and Defeater. For tickets and more ...

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Northside Fest initial 2016 lineup: Brian Wilson playing ‘Pet Sounds,’ Wolf Parade, Kacey Musgraves, Conor Oberst & more

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The Brooklyn multi-venue festival pulls in some big, big headliners this year.

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It’s American Punk Time on tonight’s Indie Rock Hit Parade!

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Black Flag | Photo via Huck MagazineIs there really any better way to celebrate America’s birthday than getting a good pit going? Heck no. That’s why tonight’s Indie Rock Hit Parade will help you exercise your right to throw some elbows as we celebrate American Punk … Continued

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Outside the Box: On Waxahatchee, Courtney Barnett, and Colleen Green

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Outside the Box: On Waxahatchee, Courtney Barnett, and Colleen Green

One of the cooler aspects of alternative rock in the 1990s was its notably better representation for female musicians than previous rock n’ roll eras. Media coverage still tended to be a bit condescending then, thick with “Women Who Rock?!” style novelty pieces. In 2015, the wry, hooky fuzz-bomb style of alt-rock persists, and at this point young women dominate it almost completely. This year has already been thick with superficially similar but subtly varied albums supporting that claim. New Courtney Barnett and Colleen Green records provide charm and crunch in equal measure, while high-profile indie-rock dudes currently seem sequestered in the emotive piano bar of 1970s singer-songwriter roles. (See: Father John Misty, Tobias Jesso, Jr., Sufjan Stevens.) Ivy Tripp, the third record by Brooklyn-via-Philadelphia-via-Alabama band Waxahatchee adds to the mounting mountain of evidence.

The career of Katie Crutchfield, the singer-songwriter behind the project, has had a familiar arc so far: DIY singer-songwriter gets attention for intensely intimate home recordings, gains a cult audience, and, with the certainty that someone’s now listening, starts to flesh out her sound. The 90s concept of a much-anticipated “major label debut” has been muted by a shrunken industry, but a jump up to a happy medium-sized pond like Matador Records or, in Waxahatchee’s case, Merge, comes with a similar sense of increased expectation. Ivy Tripp does deliver a few bigger-sounding electric guitar showcases, the best being breezy single “Under A Rock”. Its intentionally unassuming video betrays an aspiration to fit right into a VHS tape of 120 Minutes episodes no one had the heart to throw out. But the album is messier than that, starting with deep inner-ear feedback and moving through the chaotic digressions of a song like “<”, that’s most exciting when it’s falling apart. Crutchfield’s a twangy singer, more alt-country than often gets mentioned, strong but never sweet. Since her guitar stays murky, the addition of vocal harmony feels like the record’s strongest development. “Slick” still isn’t an apt descriptor, but “lonely” is becoming less of one, too.  

Crutchfield has been a little touchy about all the 90s talk. “Don’t put me in a box,” she recently told a Pitchfork interviewer. “You don’t know what I can do.” But her album’s range is still a bit limited in comparison to her contemporaries. Courtney Barnett’s songs are like carefully pruned New Yorker stories, with an effortless sense of place and more expressive guitar playing. They’re at once more specific and more universal. Colleen Green’s songs are just as pained and painfully honest in their youthful distress as Crutchfield’s, but on her excellent new record I Want to Grow Up, they’re surrounded by a thin candy coating of sharp production and dark humor. Of the three, Green’s songs most mirror peak alt-rock, packing Veruca Salt-grade riffs and Cobain levels of self-loathing. One of her best songs, “Deeper Than Love,” takes a different tack, neatly pairing fear of intimacy with an unchanging krautrock chug that doubles her despair. Smart style evolutions like that are one way to diversify, but there are others. Speedy Ortiz, yet another band in this mold, seems on the verge of leaping past the pack as well. “Puffer,” the latest song shared from their upcoming record, stays noisy but crams that din into the weird asymmetric shapes of early 2000s pop. (It was “supposed to sound like Kelis,” tweeted songwriter Sadie Dupuis.) We’ve already worked out the answers for keeping this stuff fresh, so there’s no penalty for flipping to the back of the book.

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The Week’s Best Free MP3s, incl. Melaena Cadiz, Colleen Green and more

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Melaena CadizFolkadelphia debuted a session with musician Melaena Cadiz this week. The Michigan native performed six stripped-down songs, pulling from her 2014 Deep Below Heaven and including one track from her recent song-a-month singles project called “Motel Evangeline.” Take a listen to … Continued

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Colleen Green just wants to grow up

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Colleen Green | Photo by Colleen GreenOn her new album, I Want To Grow Up, singer, songwriter and guitarist Colleen Green has traded in the homemade, bedroom pop sounds of her previous recordings with a band that includes drummer Casey Weissbuch of Diarrhea Planet, and guitarist … Continued

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