Tag: Rough Trade Records

  • Nada Surf

    Unfortunately if you slept on buying your tickets to Nada Surf’s show, then you’ve missed out—the show is sold out. However, if you did buy your tickets early like a true stan, then you know what you’re in for: a heartfelt performance by one of rock’s most beloved indie groups. Though they have been around […]

  • Kelela

    There’s a long, fondly cherished tradition of R&B divas pushing against the trends with their producers, and Kelela’s lucky enough to hang with an entire crowd of them: the Night Slugs and Fade to Mind dance collectives, whose members (including Girl Unit, Kingdom and Nguzunguzu) lent some of their spacious, showiest best to last year’s […]

  • Against Me!

    After a few early complications with the loud sound at Rough Trade (I’m sure we can thank the venue/record store’s condo location for that one) the shows must go on, and tonight’s Against Me! gig is one of the first of the new year. Those following the band’s triumphant tale know of trans frontwoman Laura […]

  • Cloud Nothings

    It’s been exactly two years since Cloud Nothings released the incredible and almost immediately canonized Attack On Memory. We’ve waited patiently to hear how they’d follow it up, and for those few who snagged tickets to their performance at Baby’s All Right (moved from Rough Trade), the wait is over. The Cleveland band will take […]


    The members of NYC’s DIIV named themselves after the Nirvana track “Dive,” but there’s hardly anything grungy about their dreamy, fuzzy take on indie rock. It’s a seductive sound that swirls about at concerts without sounding sleepy. Technically, the group’s appearance at Rough Trade is still in support of its 2012 debut, the echo-laden Oshin […]

  • Mica Levi’s Tweaked Take on Pop

    On Friday, Merrill Garbus’s band tUnE-yArDs—whose spellbinding, genre-and-gender-bending album w h o k i l l won the most recent edition of the Voice‘s Pazz & Jop poll—will headline the cavernous Terminal 5. The midtown venue has definitely improved since opening a few years back, with the room’s sound-swallowing properties being minimized and its crowds […]

  • Jeffrey Lewis Can’t Lose

    From the terrace of Jeffrey Lewis’s parents’ Avenue A co-op apartment, there’s a clear view of Sidewalk CafĂ©. “I feel like maybe I could just swing down there on a rope,” he says, laughing. He’s long since graduated from performing at the tiny, venerable venue, home of the anti-folk scene that nurtured his quirky, wordy […]

  • From Goth’s Black Magic to, Uh, “Magic”

    Most people know Justine D. as one half of the Motherfucker DJing duo. Along with Michael T., she’s been one of the most visible local DJs and promoters in the city, at the helm of one of our longest-running and most successful parties. May 27 marks a double victory for Justine (last name, Delaney) and […]

  • Eat a Lot of Peaches

    There’s a certain kind of audacious lyric that you have to earn to pull off: cringeworthy on its own, devastating in context. The Birthday Party’s “I tied off/Fuckin’ wings burst out my back” is one example, Prince’s “Your face is jammin’/Your body’s heck-a-slammin’ ” another. The Moldy Peaches pull off two or three of them […]