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BAM's Sounds like Brooklyn - Small Black at Bklyn Bowl

Sounds Like Brooklyn is BAM's three day celebration of the sounds of indie rock's favorite borough, taking place in several venues throughout that land. Today (Saturday 02.06) is the closing day of the festival, we recommend you check out Small Black at beautiful Brooklyn Bowl on Whyte and 11th in Williamsburg. Full schedule here.

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Peeps who like to scream: The Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt!

The exclamation point at the end of "The Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt!" is there for a reason: the band (recently signed by David Byrne's Luaka Bop) produces songs fueled with excitement, and choruses that sound like dance-inducing war cries. The song Snowday in particular screams "fun, fun, FUN!" with its fast-fluttering keyboard parts and youthful acclamations of playing in white wintry powder. This song (along with nine others) is part of the band’s upcoming LP bearing the concise and poignant title: “I LOVE YOU! I LOVE YOU! I LOVE YOU AND I'M IN LOVE WITH YOU! HAVE AN AWESOME DAY! HAVE THE BEST DAY OF YOUR LIFE!!” - which could have also simply been called "WE ALL LOVE TO SCREAM!!! AND TO USE EXCLAMATION POINTS!!!. Expect the members of the band to refer to the finer things in life, like cute girls. In the meantime, The Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt! will tour and fly its way around the US starting at the end of February. - Abigail Devora

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Hurricane Bells release video + tour... India???

Hurricane Bells is a new project from Steve Schiltz, singer and guitarist of Longwave for nearly ten years. After touring the better part of last year around Longwave’s fourth album Secrets Are Sinister, Schiltz set up shop to create a new project with little else than his MacBook and an Mbox. He wrote, played, recorded and mixed every note himself, arranging what would become Tonight Is The Ghost. Some songs were fully crafted within the past 18 months, while others are newly architected from pieces written throughout his years as a songwriter. Vagrant Records released Tonight Is The Ghost digitally on November 10, 2009. Today the band premiered this new video for their song "Monsters". Currently Hurricane Bells is across the globe finishing a two-week tour in India.

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Live Review: The Picture + Tab the Band, Deadbeat Darling and Black Taxi

On January 28, 2010, Black Taxi and Deadbeat Darling (in the picture) sold out the Bowery Ballroom for their second time in eight months, collaborating with TAB the Band, who celebrated their release of “Zoo Noises,” and The Picture, who performed for their final time. Half brothers, all rock ‘n roll, TAB the Band treated the audience to a dozen playful, gritty tunes, including their latest single “She Said No (I Love You).” A photo montage of The Picture, illuminating the venue, set the stage for their delicate, angst-ridden, nostalgic sound. Overwrought with anticipation, the crowd welcomed Black Taxi with non-stop dancing to favorites from “Things of That Nature” and new songs that showcased the band’s consistently masterful songwriting. Frontman Ezra Huleatt's glockenspiel, decorated with parasol and faux plants, met its demise during a zealous on-stage smashing. Dapper and dynamic, Deadbeat Darling dove into “Weight of Wandering” and unreleased tracks, closing the evening with swirling lights and a “picture perfect” performance. -Meijin Bruttomesso

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Weekly Feature 188b: Mon Khmer - Live at Glasslands 02.19

After winning our Artist of the Month Poll in October, Mon Khmer landed a residency at the LES indie-rock hotspot Piano and therefore headed into the studio to record their debut LP, set to drop in a few weeks. Led by the enigmatically-named Hammarsing, the band’s ambient-leaning sound is grounded in steady rhythms and solid song structuring influenced by the more electronically-oriented descendants of Bowie. The Deli caught up with Hammarsing to discuss the band’s creative’s process, where to catch the best live music in the city, and future of Mon Khmer’s rule. - Read Toney Palumbo's interview with the band here.

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