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Blast From The Past: 1996

Someone on YouTube recently posted a high quality, full show of Imperial Teen playing in Philadelphia back in 1996!!

The video is 46 minutes long and features songs from the band’s first album Seasick (released in 1996).

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Governors Ball – 2013 Line-Up

Just announced! The Governors Ball 2013 line-up is here.

Highlights of the June 7, 8, and 9th 2013 festival include Best Coast, Haim, Kings of Leon, The Avett Brothers, Grizzly Bear, The Lumineers, Beach House, and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.

Full line-up:

Governors Ball 2013 Line-up

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The Jim Ivins Band @ Webster

I got to the Studio @ Webster Hall early on Friday to catch The Jim Ivins Band open for Rooney’s Robert Schwartzman.

The band started strong with “Run” — very catchy chorus. Most of their songs sound like late 90s/early 2000s power pop.

The sound was good and full, but 5 people made the stage too crowded. I think they would’ve been tighter with 3 or 4 band members, ditching the extraneous Korg keyboard.

I’d be interested in hearing some of these songs stripped down/acoustic.

“Rollercoaster” was a highlight, and they ended their set with “Everything We Wanted.”

The Jim Ivins Band: Facebook + Twitter

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First Aid Kit @ Irving Plaza

Photo Credit: Neil Krug

First time seeing First Aid Kit live, and it didn’t disappoint!

First Aid Kit played to a packed house at Irving Plaza on Saturday (and they play Sunday at Music Hall of Williamsburg).

Mike Mogis, the “Dr. Dre of indie rock” as Klara introduced him, was a special guest who sat in with the band and played mandolin.

“Blue” sounded particularly good live, and First Aid Kit played “Ghost Town” completely acoustic – with no microphones or amplification – in the middle of their set.

The audience responded well to “The Lion’s Roar” and the band’s latest single “Wolf,” but technical difficulties with Johanna’s keyboard messed up a few songs. I wish they played “Emmylou”  with drums instead of acoustically — the drums are really necessary to drive the song.

Their last song was the rousing, hand-clapping “King of The World.”

First Aid Kit: Website + Twitter

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Corin Tucker Band @ Mercury Lounge

Corin Tucker’s band, aka Corin Tucker Band, played Thursday night at Mercury Lounge to support their second album, Kill My Blues, which came out last week.

The crowd definitely enjoyed hearing the new batch of songs, which are slightly louder and rockier than the band’s first album 1,000 Years.

The best, catchiest song of the set was “Joey.” Here’s a good video from last week of Corin Tucker Band playing “No Bad News Tonight”:

Check out the band’s website + twitter

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Imperial Teen @ Knitting Factory

Photo by Home Slice Pizza

Someone got a few good videos from Imperial Teen’s show (Friday at Knitting Factory) up on YouTube.

Check out “Sugar” below:

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