“We don’t have no love for November Man,” Sleater-Kinney vocalist-guitarist Corin Tucker sings on the new song by Filthy Friends, her collaboration with R.E.M.’s Peter Buck, whose guitar growls around her words. If it isn’t clear who she’s singing about, her label has placed an image of the White House as the image for the […]

The family of Avicii has launched the Tim Bergling Foundation in honor of the late DJ/producer, who died last year. The foundation will raise money and awareness for an array of causes, starting with those related to mental illness and suicide prevention. The foundation also hopes to address issues like climate change, development assistance, nature […]

Kentucky is quickly becoming the next great festival state, with the eclectically curated Forecastle Festival and Bourbon and Beyond, the hard-rock dream Louder Than Life and the new country-focused Hometown Rising all on tap for summer. On Tuesday, yet another music summit was announced: the inaugural Railbird Festival is set for August 10th and 11th […]

Before Joseph Jefferson penned a string of hits for the Spinners in the early Seventies, he and his band the Nat Turner Rebellion – named after the 1831 slave revolt – entered Philadelphia’s famed Sigma Sound Studios and, over the course of a few years, laid down more than a dozen of searing funk-soul songs […]

Regina Spektor will make her Broadway debut with a career-spanning live residency. The five-date run is scheduled for June 20th, 21st, 22nd, 25th and 26th at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in New York, New York. A ticket pre-sale runs Tuesday, March 26th from 10 a.m. through Thursday, March 28th at 10 p.m. ET. A general on-sale […]

Bloc Party will perform their acclaimed debut LP, 2005’s Silent Alarm, in its entirety on an upcoming U.S. tour. The six-date fall trek launches September 16th in Washington D.C. and wraps November 20th in San Francisco, California. All shows go on sale Friday, March 29th at 10 a.m. local time via the band’s website. The […]

Tim McGraw is collaborating with Pulitzer Prize-winning presidential historian Jon Meacham on a new book about the music that shaped the United States. Titled Songs of America: Patriotism, Protest, and the Music That Made a Nation, the hardcover release is due June 11th, according to a listing on Amazon. A description of the book explains […]

“It’s very stark,” Scott Walker says of his music in a 2006 interview for the documentary 30 Century Man. “As I go on, things get starker.” Did they ever. It’s hard to think of a popular, or once-popular, musician whose work transformed more completely, or fascinatingly, than Scott Walker’s did during the course of his […]

Fifty years after the Art Ensemble of Chicago first became an internationally known force in avant-garde music, co-founder Roscoe Mitchell has no plans to make any major changes to the group’s working method, which unifies musical strands ranging from deep blues and heavy funk to rigorous composition, ritualistic soundscapes and beyond under the tagline “Great […]

About seven years ago, stories about “Bob Dylan’s Rapping Grandson” flooded the internet. Pablo Dylan — the child of Bob’s oldest son, Jesse — was just 15 at the time and he was trying to promote his new mixtape. “My grandfather, I consider him the Jay-Z of his time,” he said, in comments that ricocheted […]

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