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The New Pornographers

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    Coachella Rainy Day Fashions: Clothing Designer Jennifer Daking Gives Advice

    When it comes to Coachella, what's better: 103-degree temperatures or a drizzley, windy, muddy polo field? The latter is what many festival-goers might be facing this Friday: The forecast as of time of publishing is a high of 69-degrees with a 50 percent chance of rain. And as Dennis Romero repor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2011

    Coachella: Erykah Badu Gets Cut Off, Impending Face Meltage

    Laila Derakhshanian​No traffic! No waiting! Bands I like close together! Day 2 is the magical day when you're still high from Friday night and have a whole other day to look forward to. I watched Erykah Badu get cut off and was shocked at how mean it seemed. Even if there IS a schedule to follow.

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    Not in Vegas for Matador 21? Watch GBV Reunite on MySpace!

    Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyPavement will go from the Hollywood Bowl (where this photo was taken last night) to Vegas tonight​If you're reading this, you're probably not headed to Vegas for Matador Records' 21st anniversary party. No Pavement, no Belle and Sebastian, no Guided by Voices reunion. Plus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2010

    Margaret Cho: Yes She Can (Sing, That Is)

    Lindsey Byrnes​These days, you can tack on whatever label to Margaret Cho and it would be accurate--comedian, actor, reality TV star, singer. Yup, singer. On her first musical full-length, Cho Dependent, she collaborated with  Andrew Bird, Tegan and Sara, Fiona Apple, Patty Gri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    The Arkells Want to Tan and Eat Salads in Orange County

    ​​Remember when Broken Social Scene and Feist and Metric and the New Pornographers  were all over the music blogs because they were awesome and also Canadian? Well, the days of glorifying our neighbors to the North for health care and cold weather are over, but the Arkells still do a p ... More >>

  • Music

    July 8, 2010

    Weezer to Play Surfing Event

    [Mental Notes] Also, Yellow Red Sparks have residency in LA, Pinback sucked live, and Guided By Voices reunites

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    More On Guided By Voices' "Classic" Lineup

    Bee Thousand, the best GBV album ever​[via Pitchfork]On Spinner, Guided By Voices singer Robert Pollard talked about who will be present at the Matador reunion we talked about a few days ago here. Given that GBV has always had a revolving lineup, having Tobin Sprout and Mitch Mitchell on guitar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    Guided By Voices To Reunite In Vegas

    ​ I hate Las Vegas--mostly because it's ostentatious and fake, but also because I'm too broke to gamble. So I try to avoid it like the plague. Except now, Matador Records just announced that their 21st anniversary show will be held from October 1 to 3 at the Palms Casino & Resort--and Guided b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2010

    Hook of the week: New Pornographers' "Crash Years"

    ​ Despite sporting a hook that's a tad derivative of the Edward Sharpe single "Home", "Crash Years," off The New Pornographer's latest album Together, is bursting with enough sonic surprise to be intriguing. The intro to the song is unremarkable. A jangly start accompanied by some thundering cello ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    Preview The National's New Album, High Violet

    www.myspace.com/thenational ​ I haven't been this excited about upcoming releases in a while, but it seems that 2010 is the year that all my favorite bands are putting out new music. There's Interpol's upcoming album, the New Pornographers' Together, out tomorrow, and the National's new set, due ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2010

    Another Festival We'd Rather Go To: Long Beach's Avi Buffalo Added to Sasquatch!

    ​The line-up for this year's Sasquatch was just announced and hey, turns out it's another festival line-up we'd much rather go see than Coachella.Sasquatch, which is famously held at the Gorge in Washington (two hours outside of Seattle), will be held over Memorial Day weekend, May 29-30. The line ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2009

    Last Night: Death Cab for Cutie, Tegan and Sara, the New Pornographers at the Hollywood Bowl

    Just watch the fireworks.Last Night: Death Cab for Cutie, Tegan and Sara and the New Pornographers at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles; July 5, 2009.Better than: Staying home and celebrating the Fifth of July, the sacred holiday commemorating the cloning of Dolly the Sheep in 1996.Minor celebrity s ... More >>

  • Music

    February 19, 2009
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    January 22, 2009
  • Blogs

    January 14, 2009

    New Neko Case Single, Posted for a Good Cause

    Here's something cool: The new Neko Case single, off of her upcoming Middle Cyclone album coming out on March 3, is out, and she and her label ANTI- will donate $5 to Best Friends Animal Society (an organization dedicated to eliminate homeless pets and place "unadoptable" animals into good homes) fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2008

    San Diego Street Scene lineup announced

    The two-day lineup for this year's San Diego Street Scene was just announced today, and it doesn't look half bad, in this humble ex-music editor's opinion. Headliners include Beck, the Black Crowes, X, Tegan and Sara, Justice, plus Spoon, TV on the Radio, STS9 (Sound Tribe Sector 9), Michael Franti ... More >>

  • Music

    September 20, 2007

    Hits!

    KUCI-FM 88.9

  • Music

    March 15, 2007

    Screw the Industry Weasels

    Think small (bands) and youll have a good time at SXSW

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2006

    Sing A Sad Song

    A couple of weeks ago, I walked into the office and caught Steve belting out the chorus of "Love Will Tear Us Apart." As surreal and surprisingly awesome as it was, you astute readers out there will know that it was simply practice for his piece "Emotional Rescue," in which he explains why when we'r ... More >>

  • Music

    December 7, 2006

    Emotional Rescue

    Sad songs they say so much

  • Features

    October 20, 2005
  • Columns

    October 6, 2005
  • Music

    August 25, 2005

    Catchier Than Vonnegut

    Neko Ikon (and the New Pornographers)

  • Unknown

    August 25, 2005

    Like Dogs in the Street!

    Nightlife and More:
    Aug. 25 - Sept. 1

  • Columns

    August 25, 2005
  • Features

    December 30, 2004

    Diary of a Loud County

    The Year In Live Reviews

  • Music

    September 30, 2004
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    July 15, 2004
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    January 16, 2003
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