Vivian Girls

Last summer, Brooklyn trio Vivian Girls wowed the tiniest music blogs and The New York Times with a mix of '60s surf-rock, shit-tons of…

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Kingdom

Brooklyn-based DJ and producer Kingdom is unafraid to indulge in guilty musical pleasures like mixing American R&B and U.K. garage divas Aaliyah and Jazmine…

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Phenomenal Handclap Band

Sprawling Brooklyn outfit the Phenomenal Handclap Band may touch on the neo–No Wave thump popularized by DFA Records, but the eclectic octet draws on…

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Psychic Ills

The music of Brooklyn art-drone quartet Psychic Ills has been described as “shamanic,” with its compositional approach compared to astral traveling. The cover of…

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The Model Apartment

Comedy may be tragedy plus time, but sometimes a tragedy is so immense that it can only devolve into savage farce. Donald Margulies' The…

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Sunday Morning Fever

Sharon Jones is the queen of funk, the godmother of soul, the preacherwoman of sweat-steeped gospel. Hailing from Georgia via Brooklyn, the vocalist gives…

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Crown of Thorns

Brooklyn's Thorns of Life is the stuff of punk fantasy. Frontman Blake Schwarzenbach rose to icon status via the raw sincerity of San Francisco's…

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