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LCD Soundsystem, witty dance-punk pioneers, announced plans today for their second breakup in six years, according to sources close to frontman  James Murphy. The multi-night event will take place over 31 nights this coming December and will be chronicled in an upcoming documentary The Long as Fuck Goodbye. The news comes in the form of another long Facebook post to fans, but it might have raised more questions and enraged more fans than intended. An excerpt reads: “first things first, let’s end this thing with some clarity. For just one more night until the next time, we (james (me) and others (maybe)) will be playing with friends and family for nearly 3 hours or however long I rent the venue for– playing stuff we’ve never played before or just winging it. We’re doing this. This is it. This is happening (again).” The remainder of the 28 page post (we printed it…

Fans of the self-declared fourth most popular folk band in New Zealand, Flight of the Conchords, will be happy to know the musical comedy duo is coming back together for a US tour this summer. The two piece band composed of Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement has been inactive since the abrupt ending of their namesake HBO series in 2009. Since then, Clement and McKenzie only came together as Flight of the Conchords in 2013 when they were on tour with Dave Chappelle for the Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival. Though the band describes themselves as a folk band, the only consistently folk quality in their music is the use of guitars. The two have tackled every genre of music from rock to R&B and even rap (yes two guys from New Zealand did acoustic rap).    The band’s show, Flight of the Conchords, is a musical mockumentary starring McKenzie…

On Easter Sunday weekend, the genre-busting music group, LCD Soundsystem, announced that it would sell tickets by lottery for two shows at Webster Hall. I almost broke my keyboard from how fast my fingers filled out the lottery form. LCD Soundsystem plastered music journalism when the group announced their reunion tour last December. For fans of the band, the news was as earth shattering as their announcement to call it quits in 2011. Yes, they only took a five year break, but LCD Soundsystem is more than just a solid indie music act. First of all, their music is a mix of all the great pop music of the 20th century. Songs like “Movement” mix electro music with hardcore, Bad Brains era punk rock. Others, like “Never as Tired as Waking Up,” are tributes to the sad rock songs pioneered by Lou Reed. One could compare LCD Soundsystem to hundreds…

Uncle Jesse (John Stamos), Joey (Dave Coulier), Danny (Bob Saget) and Aunt Becky (Lori Loughlin) are all back for a nostalgic blast from the past that has critics hating on this much-anticipated reunion. I understand the conflict with the show’s corny humor and attempted warm moments that always ended with hugs.  However, keep in mind that the show is a revival of a sitcom filmed at a time when G-rated shows were the bomb! I must come to the defense of DJ (Candace Cameron-Bure), Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin), and the goofy Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber). The show opens with a pan of the revamped Tanner Family kitchen, reintroducing the central location we remember all too well. There’s Danny’s classic corniness, Uncle Jesse’s suave Elvis Presley-loving personality and Joey’s bullwinkle impersonation (while in his Bugs Bunny pajamas of course). Jesse and Joey engage in their usual banter while Aunt Beckie makes her…