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Spend Saturday Night with Matthew Dear at Webster Hall

November 15th, 2012

You can’t pin down Matthew Deer, so don’t even bother trying. The producer, DJ and avant-pop musician first discovered electronic music as a teenager in his native Texas. In college in Michigan, he began DJing parties, which led to producing and then eventually making his way to the front of the stage to sing his own music. Pitchfork said of Dear’s fifth solo album, Beams, which came out earlier this year: “Each successive release under the Detroit producer’s own name has seen him reveal more of himself as he simultaneously retreats deeper into the shadows.” But make no mistake, influenced by Brian Eno, David Bowie and Talking Heads, Dear (above, playing “Headcage”) makes the kind of music that gets people moving. And you can get moving yourself when Matthew Dear—alongside Light Asylum, Beacon and MNDR—plays Webster Hall on Saturday.

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CMJ Music Marathon Starts Tomorrow

October 15th, 2012

Here in New York City, it’s the most musical time of the year because the CMJ Music Marathon, tomorrow through Saturday, is upon us (check out a selection of the bands you can see, above): five days and nights jam packed with bands playing in all sorts of places, including those you wouldn’t normally think would have a concert, plus plenty of the usual suspects. The Bowery Ballroom hosts CMJ lineups on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Mercury Lounge welcomes the Aquarium Drunkard: No Jacket Required lineup tomorrow, the Windish Showcase on Wednesday, the Merge Records Showcase on Thursday, a FREE late-night show with Ratking on Friday and the MezzoForte Showcase on Saturday. And, of course, Music Hall of Williamsburg is on in this, too, with the Captured Tracks Showcase on Thursday and the Fat Wreck/Rocks Off Showcase on Friday. And once again we’re throwing our annual day party at Pianos with seven bands downstairs and six upstairs on Saturday. Get involved with a whole day of great tunes plus bloody marys and margaritas.

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MNDR – Mercury Lounge – August 30, 2010

August 31st, 2010

MNDR - Mercury Lounge - August 30, 2010

Photos courtesy of Jennifer Macchiarelli | www.jennylow.com

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See MNDR on Monday Night

August 27th, 2010


You’re probably familiar with the expression “Go West, young man.” Well, simple logic dictates that the opposite would be “Go East, young woman,” which is exactly what Amanda Warner did, in the hopes of becoming a songwriter for hire, when she ditched Oakland for NYC. But then she met Peter Wade and decided she wanted to write for herself and front her own band. And thus began MNDR (above, playing “Fade to Black” for Fearless Music). Warner and Wade uploaded four songs to MySpace last year, which later became an EP, and are currently working on a full-length album to be released next year. In the meantime, MNDR has opened for Deerhoof and Massive Attack, and you can see what the fuss is about on Monday at Mercury Lounge.