Pink Martini: Get Happy (Capsule Reviews) + MORE Nov 5th

 

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Peter Oundjian on why you should never look at an e-mail twice + MORE

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Concert sampler: Nick Cave, Jack White and One Direction + MORE

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Eric Clapton Opens Up About How Prince Brought Him Out Of Depression + MORE

Legendary English rock and blues musician Eric Clapton is remembering Prince as an inspiration, a "true genius" and a man who lifted him up in the dar... Read more: Eric Clapton, Prince, Death of Prince, Music, Entertainment News.... More »
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Joan Jett may front Nirvana + MORE

TWENTY years after Kurt Cobain’s death, word is that Joan Jett will front Nirvana when they are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame..... More »
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Grammy-winning jazz singer Al Jarreau dies at 76 + MORE

LOS ANGELES — Grammy-winning jazz singer Al Jarreau, who transcended genres over a 50-year career, died at a Los Angeles hospital Sunday, just days after announcing his retirement from touring due to exhaustion. His official Twitter account and website say he died surrounded by his wife, son and a.... More »
Rihanna, the Beatles and Elvis Presley are the only acts to have had seven UK No1 singles in consecutive years    

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Crying babies, Win Butler’s Kanye moment, a faked double suicide, face painting, a makeup-free Lady Gaga in plaid and a trucker’s cap.

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Backed by a gang of British musicians at the Bluesfest blues festival, the ex-Led Zeppelin frontman showed that he still has the moves, while his voice has aged magnificently

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In Focus: Australian Country Music – part one“Three chords and the truth.” Country Music Hall of Fame’s Harlan Howard once claimed this is all an artist needs in order to be a success. As an Australian whose impact in the US still stands as an anomaly,  Keith Urban spent enough years trawling the bars and clubs in America to demonstrate that success in country music isn’t at all about this idealistic formula…

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Lady Gaga has opened up about the concept behind her brand new album ARTPOP. The wacky popstar sat down for an exclusive interview with O2 recently where she was asked how she would define the new…

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The Death Of The LP? Album Sales Hit 20 Year Historic LowStreaming services are booming, music piracy is reportedly down, and the music industry has experienced its first upturn in profits since the launch of Napster in 1999, including here in Australia. But there’s one crucial victim that’s continued to suffer as the world of music continues its inevitable shift to digital: the album…

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Woods – “It Ain’t Hard” VideoThe New York campfire-psych band Woods came out with their album Bend Beyond more than a year ago, but that LP has lost no luster in the time since its release; if anything, it sounds better now than when it came out. Artist Adarsha Benjamin, who directed or co-directed the band’s previous videos for “Cali In A Cup” and “Size Meets The Sound,” has a new video for the acoustic rampble “It Ain’t Hard…

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The new recording by the Saskatoon alt-country quintet was recorded in a cabin in Alberta, a setting that helped produce a haunting, cosmic roots-rock record of harmony and handsomely unsettling effect

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Cut Copy Urges You to 'Free Your Mind'A few months into making his band’s new album, Free Your Mind, Cut Copy frontman Dan Whitford had an epiphany…

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Wooden Shjips – Back to Land: album streamBe among the first to hear the San Franciscans’ latest psych fest – and let us know what you think Reading on mobile? Listen hereFeeling your day just isn’t spacey enough? Is there a lack of drone in your life? We can answer your needs, with our stream of the fourth studio album from Wooden Shjips, San Francisco’s pre-eminent exponents of the the best possible use of a couple of chords…

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Bobby Parker: 1937-2013

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The Beatles-inspiring Louisiana blues legend passes away at 76. Read MOJO’s tribute.The post Bobby Parker: 1937-2013 appeared first on MOJO.

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Gaga: I'm a reverse Warhol

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Gaga: I'm a reverse WarholLady Gaga wanted to put “culture” into her music for her upcoming album ARTPOP.

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Pink Martini’s sixth solo album Get Happy seldom succeeds in finding a balance between eclecticism and cohesiveness. Lost in the pursuit of that happiness, the band seems to have unsuccessfully recaptured the magic they left behind with third album Hey Eugene.

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