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2010 Stories by Dan Weiss

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  • Weezer’s legacy doesn’t end with "Pinkerton"

    published November 24, 2010

    Sorry, but Weezer isn't your typical good band gone bad. Its old stuff is taken too seriously, and its new music is dismissed so easily that... More >>

  • Music-based dating site Tastebuds doesn't work for the iPod generation

    published October 13, 2010

    "I just have trouble finding sane guys into my music," says Marissa Daywood, a Philadelphia-based student I can practically hear shrugging over... More >>

  • The Scissor Sisters make scandalous disco-rock

    published September 8, 2010

    Del Marquis receives the overturn of Proposition 8 thusly: "Amazing, it really is. Deservedly so. I'm never getting married, but I would love... More >>

  • Panda Bear: Show Preview

    published September 1, 2010

    Now a first cause for almost as many useless D.I.Y. imitators as Nirvana, Animal Collective is overrated yet impossible to dismiss. Every time... More >>

  • Blondie: Show Preview

    published August 4, 2010

    Decades after Blondie's '70s breakthrough, the band's New Wave music is still vital: frontwoman Debbie Harry's 2007 solo single, "Two... More >>

  • All Shook Down: A cross-section of the festival schedule

    published July 21, 2010

    There's the sarcastic rap of Rondo Brothers, the nearly timeless country-folk of Tiny Television, and a lot of other musical territory covered... More >>

  • Show Preview: Robyn

    published July 21, 2010

    How long can Robyn remain a secret? Has anyone on the outer limits of pop ever worked so hard to stay in the picture? How about any... More >>

  • Pink Inside

    published July 7, 2010

    "My rent is $1,100, not including utilities." Animal Collective may have famously boasted of wanting "four walls and adobe slabs" for its... More >>

  • Show preview: Jonathan Lefler

    published June 30, 2010

    A quick scan of John Lefler's song titles reveals a serious sideman complex: "Hard Act to Follow," "Better Than You," "Afraid Anymore."... More >>

  • Odd Bird

    published June 16, 2010

    In a Pitchfork interview a few years ago, Jamie Lidell boasted of moving his CDs out of the various store sections where they'd first been... More >>

  • M.I.A.'s diluted politics

    published May 19, 2010

    M.I.A. thrives on misinterpretation. Her debut album, Arular, was named after her Tamil Tiger dad and released in the midst of the War... More >>

  • Concert preview: The Hold Steady

    published May 5, 2010

    We're good guys, but we can't be good every night," run the lyrics to "Our Whole Lives" from the Hold Steady's upcoming album, Heaven... More >>

  • For hundreds of nostalgic fans and bands, cassettes are back

    published April 28, 2010

    T.V. Coahran finds great satisfaction in the way old car stereos grab cassette tapes right out of your hand. "It's comparable to putting the... More >>

  • Hot Chip's snuggly club tunes

    published April 14, 2010

    One thing we like about Hot Chip is that they're horny dance nerds who can dance and pretend to not be horny. Or maybe they're horny nerds who... More >>

  • Concert preview: MGMT

    published April 7, 2010

    MGMT's Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden willed themselves to fame with "Time to Pretend," the biggest movie-trailer indie... More >>

  • Pierced Arrows

    published March 24, 2010

    New kids on the block have taken my place/Walking on my grave," Fred Cole screeched in his last band with his wife, Toody, the mildly legendary... More >>

  • Washed Out's dancefloor bliss

    published March 24, 2010

    "A bed every night would certainly make for a more pleasant experience," Ernest Greene grumbles in an unusually unguarded moment from his... More >>

  • Devendra Banhart

    published March 17, 2010

    Venezuelan-raised folkie Devendra Banhart already had a few critically acclaimed albums under his loincloth before the age of 25, cued... More >>

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