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The Week in Local Music News

Sonny & the Sunsets set to represent SF at this weekend's insanely stacked Pitchfork Music Festival; release a new 7" and self-illustrated comic book [via Pitchfork]

Lil' Kim returns to the stage for one of the first time in years; blows away the sold out crowd at Hotel Niko's intimate RRazz Room (yes, the Rrazz Room) [via SF Gate]

T.I. Exclusive: Passion Pit on Mixtapes and The Flaming Lips

It’s the classic ironic band-starting story. Boy makes mixtape for girl. Somehow it gets spread virally, blows up, and voila! Our favorite Cambridge-based indie electronica group is born. Meet Passion Pit. Just a bunch of friendly Massachusetts romantics with some serious musical talent and an ear for what we’re pining to hear, not to mention shake our rumps to. Playing alongside some heavy hitters on Saturday (MGMT, MSTR KRFT, Girl Talk, Brazilian Girls, The Streets) at the Treasure Island Music Festival, Nate Donmoyer, the drummer, took some time out to chat with us for a couple minutes about life, love, and live sound.

7x7: First of all, is Michael [Angelakos] still with the girl he wrote Chunk of Change for?

Listen Up: Pretty Lights, Brother Ali, Gogol Bordello Do It Big

As we gear up for the insanity that is Treasure Island Festival this weekend, we can't help but still be excited about all the incredible shows stopping by before and after. Remember, this is a marathon not a sprint, so warm yourself up with these hot shows this week.

Junior Boys, Mezzanine, 10/13: Electropop Canadian cuties bring their spunk and originality to the dance floor at Mezzanine. Be prepared to move for the entire duration of the show.

Treasure Island Festival Schedule Announced!

Ladies and gentlemen, the moment we've all been waiting for has finally arrived. The Treasure Island Festival schedule is now live! And the best part? There are NO overlapping sets!! Thank you Another Planet Entertainment for taking musical tastes into consideration. The chaos, fun and anticipation shall now commence...T minus 9 days and counting.

Album Review: Yo La Tengo’s ‘Popular Songs’

Time can be so unkind to rock bands as they stick around, age and refuse to break up: Some burn out – others fade away. Still others like Yo La Tengo manage to mine remarkably rich new veins in the ground they’ve broken long ago. Much like the rock-solid coupledom of bandmates Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley, this group refuses to call it splitsville, especially since it continues to find new songs to sing, popular or no.

Treasure Island Festival Lineup Rumors Leak

The blogosphere is abuzz with rumored reports for this year's lineup at the Treasure Island Festival on Oct. 17 and 18. The official TI Fest website says nothing, but we all know that game. It's going to be hard to trump last year's lineup, but the first murmurs on the street have us pretttyyy excited.  Beirut, The Decemberists, The Flaming Lips, MSTRKRFT, MGMT, HEALTH, Monotonix, Murs and No Age.  Wow.  Stay tuned for confirmations.


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