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The Big Takeover Issue #94

Emily Wheeler

John Darnielle Releases New Song

6 July 2012

The Mountain Goats release new song

Japandroids, Nostalgia, & the Power of Buzz

29 June 2012

This isn’t quite a show review. It’s more of a show review review. It’s more of a review of a phenomenon that dates back to god knows when—manufactured nostalgia. It’s more of a review of the complex cycle that is being relevant in New York Fucking City.

Los Campesinos! with Yellow Ostrich - Brooklyn Bowl (Brooklyn, NY) - Saturday, June 23 2012

27 June 2012

Los Campesinos! sound is tighter, still manage to inspire sing-alongs at Brooklyn Bowl

Boys & Girls by Alabama Shakes

Alabama Shakes Boys & Girls Review

9 June 2012

Very late review of Alabama Shakes’ debut album Boys & Girls

Laura Jane Grace

Hyper Masculinity in the Punk Scene and the Bravery of Laura Jane Grace

14 May 2012

Tom Gabel announces transition to new identity as Laura Jane Grace

Washed Out at Music Hall of Williamsburg

Washed Out, Memoryhouse at Music Hall of Williamsburg

24 April 2012

On Monday night, Washed Out and Memoryhouse played Music Hall of Williamsburg


EMA with Talk Normal, Nü Sensae - Music Hall of Williamsburg (New York) - March 16, 2012

24 April 2012

Photographs and a review of EMA’s fantastic show at Music Hall with Canadian band Nü Sensae and Brooklynites Talk Normal