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Sep 02, 2009 Live Web Exclusive

The Danish trio Mew (who are a five-piece live) took the Troubadour stage for a sold-out show and launched right into "New Terrain," the opening track to the band's lengthily titled new album, No more stories/Are told today/I'm sorry/They washed away/No more stories/The world is grey/I'm tired/Let's wash away. On record the song is awash with backwards vocals and, live, singer Jonas Bjerre seemed to warp his pipes in a similar fashion. Guitarist Bo Madsen started "New Terrain" playing bongo drums, before switching to the guitar. The song was loudits bass and drums tickling at the ears and making the $2 earplugs sold at the bar briefly tempting. More

Sep 01, 2009 Live

This week the Zune L.A. gallery/performance space is hosting the Mewseum, an exhibition of Mew's music videos, including three filmed for their lengthily titled new album, No more stories/Are told today/I'm sorry/They washed away/No more stories/The world is grey/I'm tired/Let's wash away. The three videos are directed by Martin De Thurah and also displayed are photos from the videos. Mew performed a short set Monday night at Zune L.A. to a grouping of fans and industry folk. Before the Danish trio took the stage, the three No more stories videos were shown. More

Aug 25, 2009 Live

I don’t dance. I’m an arrhythmic white girl whose main goal—at most events—is to not put an eye out with my pen or notebook. Although, I’d be lying if I didn’t admit to getting my (very) awkward groove on at last night’s Friendly Fires show. For the record: no writing utensil related injuries were sustained. More

Aug 17, 2009 Live Web Exclusive

Depeche Mode played the first of its two nights at the Hollywood Bowl Sunday night, the British band's first ever performances at the iconic venue. The months leading up to the concert were plagued with show cancellations, due to frontman Dave Gahan's health problems, but Depeche Mode were in fine form, playing a set of crowd-pleasing favorites sprinkled with a few more recent songs, including some from this year's Sounds of the Universe. More

Aug 11, 2009 Live Web Exclusive

A report from day three of Lollapalooza 2009, including Lou Reed, Bat For Lashes, The Raveonettes, Neko Case, and Jane's Addiction. More

Aug 09, 2009 Live Web Exclusive

A report from day two of Lollapalooza 2009, including Los Campesinos!, Chairlift, Glasvegas, TV on the Radio, Animal Collective, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs. More

Aug 08, 2009 Live Web Exclusive

No amount of rain or cloud could've obscured the beauty of Chicago's Grant Park on the first day of Lollapalooza, which despite less than welcoming conditions drew tens of thousands of mostly happy, mostly well-behaved music fans. On day one we caught Fleet Foxes, Crystal Castles, Of Montreal, and Depeche Mode. More

Aug 05, 2009 Live Web Exclusive

A report from day three of Comic-Con 2009, including panels on the TV shows V, Fringe, The Simpsons, and True Blood. Plus: We attend an actual comic book panel, the DC Universe Editorial Presentation. More

Aug 02, 2009 Live Web Exclusive

A report from day two of Comic-Con 2009, including panels on The Prisoner, Darwyn Cooke, 24, Bones, Buck Rogers 80th Anniversary, Dollhouse, and TV Guide Sci-Fi Hot List (featuring Chuck's Zachary Levi, The Big Bang Theory's Johnny Galecki and Jim Parsons, Flash Forward's John Cho, Eastwick's Rebecca Romijn, and V's Scott Wolf). Plus, we attended the Eisner Awards. More