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by PopMatters Staff

7 Jun 2013


The Rough Guide to Psychedelic Brazil, courtesy of World Music Network is the quintessential introduction to the Brazilian psychedelia scene, past and present. Meanwhile, The Rough Guide to Latin Psychedelia is hugely entertaining and summery.

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by Sachyn Mital

7 Jun 2013


Photo credit: Brian Tamborello

From their press release, “In the wake of a rapturous response to an opening week of its 10th anniversary tour including two show-stopping Coachella sets (see above), the Postal Service has confirmed the addition of five new arena and amphitheater dates in Seattle, Santa Barbara, San Diego and Los Angeles”. The Postal Service begin their summer tour this weekend with dates in Europe before returning to the US (full dates are below). When they reach New York, they’ll be playing two shows at the Barclays Center; the first on June 14th is sold out already but we’ve got a pair of tickets for you to see them on June 15th. We’d rather you not dally and miss the chance to see the band (who knows when they’ll tour again?) so you should probably head over to Ticketmaster and pick up tickets now. But if you’re patient, and lucky, you can use the widget below to enter the contest for tickets to the second NYC show!

by Sachyn Mital

3 Jun 2013


Ariel Pink continue to tour in support of Mature Themes and their latest US jaunt kicks off tomorrow in Los Angeles. You can catch them at one of their many stops listed below. If you expect to be in New York City on June 6th, you would be able to see Ariel Pink at Irving Plaza. You can purchase tickets to see Ariel Pink over at LiveNation for that show or others. But if you prefer, you can use the widget below to enter our contest for a chance at a pair of tickets to the NYC show! We at PopMatters said their latest album is “a very compelling listen” and you should expect to “walk away feeling that you have experienced music, rather than be passively be moved by it”. So this is probably a show you won’t want to miss!

by PopMatters Staff

28 May 2013


From Amazon: The hyperactive UBS Man, Antonia Timmens, the Vancome Lady, Dixie Wetsworth and Spy vs. Spy… All of your favorite characters and sketches from the second hilarious season of MADtv are here! From pop culture parodies to political satire, nothing is off limits for this outrageous cast. Join special guest hosts Christina Applegate, Ice-T, Harry Connick, Jr., Rodney Dangerfield, Queen Latifah, LL Cool J and many more as they usher in some of the most entertaining sketches from fan-favorite cast members like Nicole Sullivan, Orlando Jones, Phil LaMarr, Brian Callen, Debra Wilson, Mary Scheer and Artie Lange.

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by PopMatters Staff

24 May 2013


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Hozier + Death Cab for Cutie + Rock Radio 104.5's Birthday Show (Photo Gallery)

// Notes from the Road

"Radio 104.5's birthday show featured great bands and might have been the unofficial start of summer festival season in the Northeast.

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