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Photos: Perfume Genius @ Mississippi Studios, Portland 10/24/14 + MORE

Perfume Genius played Portland’s Mississippi Studios on Friday night, and our photographer Colin McLaughlin was there to capture it. Mike Hadreas gave a characteristically great performance — his setlist was geared mostly towards songs from his fantastic new album, Too Bright, but he als.... More »
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Yusuf Islam Brings Peace Train Back To U.S. + MORE

Legendary folk-rock star Yusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens, is bringing his peace train back to America. Yusuf will kick off the United St... Read more: Islam, Conversion, Muslims, Yusuf Islam, Cat Stevens, Cat Stevens Tour, Peace Train, Music, Concert, Comeback, Religion New.... More »
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Van Morrison, Duets, review: 'Morrison outshines everyone' + MORE

Veterans such as Mavis Staples and Michael Bublé add zest to this album of duets, says Neil McCormick.... More »
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Album Review: together PANGEA – Badillac + MORE

Everyone has bouts of depravity. Or torturous spasms of mayhem, in which every thought crashes with a snide “fuck it,” or an object broken in the corner of the room, or a half-dozen regrettable text messages, depending on your tolerance. These stretches act as mental releases of orgasmic.... More »
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Alexa Ray Joel finds her own comfort zone + MORE

The singer/songwriter heads to New York's Cafe Carlyle.         .... More »
The Top Albums of 2013, according to Henry Rollins
Even though Henry Rollins hasn’t heard Daft Punk and dislikes the “shit” that Rolling Stone covers, he’s still prepared to weigh in on the music of 2013. Like Queens of the Stone Age, The Mountain Goats, and The Julie Ruin before him, Rollins has shared his favorite albums of the year…

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Rihanna’s Next Album To Include Production From DJ Mustard2013 was the first year in since 2008 that the great and powerful Rihanna didn’t grace the world with a new album. But the superstar is rumored to be back on track and working on a new LP to be released later this year. And DJ Mustard, of all people, is likely the first person to offer up some concrete evidence of this…

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Five things we learned from PJ Harvey's Today ShowWe take a look at the provocative broadcast which tackled topics of inequality and oppression with the help of Tom Waits, Joan Baez and skat jazz• Julian Assange rails against surveillance on Today programme• The Today programme; Desert Island Discs – radio reviewThis morning the BBC bravely handed over the Today programme to PJ Harvey as guest editor, clearly unconcerned that she might well use the opportunity to take a piercing look at the burning civil war and witch trial issues of 1647…

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More gnomic, knowing indie-guitar-god splendor from the guy who made that a car-ee-ah, car-ee-ah, car-ee-ah.

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Pixies release EP-2, featuring four new songs
As is becoming a tradition, a new Pixies EP arrived overnight without warning. Following September’s creatively titled EP-1 comes its logical logical follow-up, EP-2. It features four songs: “Blue-Eyed Hexe”, “Magdalena”, “Greens and Blues”, and “Snakes”, and is available for digital download or as a limited-edition 10-inch vinyl via the band’s website…

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Boi-1da Speaks On Producing For 'The Infamous Mobb Deep' AlbumThe last couple of years have been shaky for Mobb Deep’s legacy, as petty and public tiffs have put the Queens duo’s future in question. But with the drama put behind Havoc and Prodigy, they are ready to spit some more dunn language—together—for their fans.
As they craft the group’s eighth album, The Infamous Mobb Deep, Hav is getting some assistance on the boards from Boi-1da for an update on Mobb Deep’s gritty sound…

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Aaron Sparks, who wrote Every Day I Have The Blues, is the latest blues musician to get a headstone for his grave    

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Thompsons, Wainwrights and McGarrigles create musical worlds of their own, with the children following their parents’ footsteps, while also spurring the elders to expand their circle yet remain true to their past. Linda Thompson’s first album in six years opens with a song that she’d written for Rufus Wainwright…

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Boris Johnson must apologise over Beatles claim, says Liverpool mayorSuggestion that London rather than Liverpool underpinned the fab four’s success condemned as ‘another embarassing gaffe’Joe Anderson, the mayor of Liverpool, has called for an apology after Boris Johnson claimed London, not Liverpool, was responsible for the Beatles’ success. Describing Johnson’s statement as “typical Tory posturing”, Anderson proposed that next “[they’ll] claim they were backing Nelson Mandela all the way”…

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When it was announced that Bruce Springsteen’s new album, High Hopes, was a collection of newly finished outtakes, covers, and studio versions of songs he’s been playing live, I was a bit confused. Even with his prolific output of late, it didn’t seem necessary to release something only two years after Wrecking Ball…

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New Music: T-Pain – ‘850 (T-Mix)’
Fresh off his remixes to French Montana’s “Ain’t Worried Bout Nothin” and Future’s “SH!T,” T-Pain puts his own spin on Rico Love’s Discrete Luxury single “They Don’t Know.” The Nappy Boy reps for his hometown of Tallahassee on the “850 (T-Mix)…

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I have to admit that until it happened, I'd never thought of the Rolling Stones as bereavement music. The truth is I've never been much of a rock chick. I agreed with Brian Eno that baby boomers only "return to rock music again and again … to feel like kids". He makes a pretty good case for the therapeutic impact of "emotionally neutral" ambient music, music that …

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MTV News puts Jamie Lynn to the test.

By Christina Garibaldi

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