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The Sadies: Northern Passages + MORE

The veteran Canadian quartet The Sadies stay positively and lovingly on-brand on their 10th album, Northern Passages, brimming with doom-filled twang, spaghetti-western flourishes, brotherly vocals and the dynamics of musicians who have been playing together for over 20 years. Equally adept at surpr.... More »
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Iggy Azalea & Rita Ora Perform “Black Widow” at London’s Wireless Festival + MORE

The 2014 Wireless Festival kicked off on Friday afternoon at London’s Finsbury Park. The first day included performances from headliner Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Tinie Tempah, and Iggy Azalea. Running through songs off her debut album The New Classic, Azalea took advantage of the moment .... More »
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Win The Velvet Underground – 45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition Box Set + MORE

The 45th anniversary reissue of the Velvet Underground’s self-titled album is upon us, and the six-disc Super Deluxe Edition is stacked: Not only does it include the band’s lost fourth LP, presented as a unit for the first time, and two discs of live material from San Francisco’s f.... More »
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Listen to the breezy new single from Calvin Harris, Frank Ocean and Migos + MORE

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Kim Gordon leaves town: A road diary + MORE

It was time to go. “The memories I have, and the house I still own are both filled with stuff adorning a life I no longer live, feelings that I no longer have,” Kim Gordon wrote in her powerful and poetic memoir, “Girl in a Band,” of Northampton, Mass., where she and her Sonic Youth band mat.... More »
The Freer and Sackler galleries unbutton a bit in the summertime, keeping the lights on late for the soiree known as Asia After Dark. The first one of the season arrives this weekend with a theme tied to “Beyond Bollywood,” an exhibition that opened this winter at the National Museum of Natural History…

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A new Jimi Hendrix biopic has been described as ‘completely made up’ by a former girlfriend of the guitarist

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Most performers promote their latest single on awards shows. Not Eric Church. Mainstream country’s hardest rocker is taking a different approach.

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Rihanna Turned Down A Song That Grimes Wrote For HerOn Friday night, Grimes will play New York’s Governors Ball festival. And as she pointed out on Twitter this afternoon, we might want to pay special attention to the last song of her set. The song, Grimes explains, is “kinda different from regular grimes.” That’s because she and frequent collaborator Blood Diamonds wrote the song for Rihanna, only taking it back when “they turned it down…

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“Okay my baby girl needs to come on out ASAP,” the singer tweeted..

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Miley Cyrus, One Direction and Taylor Swift also rank high

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Watch James's track-by-track commentary on their new album, La Petite MortThe Manchester group celebrate their 12th studio album this week. Here, band members talk about the songs, including a bonus track dedicated to whistleblowers James’s ubiquitous hit Sit Down may have sounded to some like a brazen act of defiance, but it was inspired by bouts of insomnia, Patti Smith and empathy for sick and mentally ill people…

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Rihannas perfume ad banned in Britain

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Singer Rihanna’s new perfume advertisement has been banned from public places in Britain. A poster advertising the “We Found Love” singer’s new fragrance, Rogue, has been deemed “sexually …

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With the organized chaos of a controlled experiment, Priests precisely executed a set for the ages. Borrowing from moments from each part of their short career, the band ignited the crowd in joy and frenzy.
Read more: Black Cat, Live Music, Punk Rock, Concerts, Music, Priests, DC News

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Less-is-more singer-songwriter echoes Peggy Lee and Nina Simone: read MOJO’s interview here.
The post Melanie De Biasio: Brussels Voice Distils Haunting Jazz And Blues appeared first on MOJO.

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Bruce Springsteen's 'Born in the USA' turns 30 — and it still rocksBruce Springsteen has been The Boss since long before “Born in the U.S.A.” was released on June 4, 1984. But it was that album, which would go on to sell 30 million copies and spawn seven top 10 singles, that made him America’s pre-eminent rock icon, an arena-ready showstopper.Prior to “Born in the U…

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Original manuscripts and drawings by former Beatle John Lennon, produced for two acclaimed books he wrote in the mid-1960s, sold for $2.9 million on Wednesday, more than double the pre-sale estimate, Sotheby’s auction house said.

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In 'Glass Boys' Video, Fucked Up and Friends Share Why They Love MusicTo coincide with the release of Fucked Up’s fourth studio album, Glass Boys, the Toronto sextet have released a grainy clip of short interviews featuring frontman Damian Abraham and a who’s who of indie friends…

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