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Adam Schlesinger, Fountains of Wayne Cofounder, Dies of Coronavirus Complications

Posted April 2, 2020 at 5:14 am

Adam Schlesinger – whose infectious melodies with Fountains of Wayne, as well as That Thing You Do! endeared himself to a generation – died yesterday morning from complications due to coronavirus. The Emmy Award-winning songwriter was 52. His condition the day before yesterday was reported by his attorney of 25 years as “very sick and heavily […]

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Seattle Radio Station KEXP Posts Virtual Shows

Posted March 31, 2020 at 5:04 am

With the absence of live performances on the music landscape, bands are taking to the internet to help music fans fill their gig going void. That being said, Seattle radio station KEXP is compiling an ongoing events calendar of virtual performances from artists all over the globe. From the KEXP website: With music festivals being […]

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GovBall 2020 is Canceled

Posted March 30, 2020 at 5:08 am

Festival fans take note: this year’s Governors Ball Music Festival is officially canceled (and with it, your summer – thanks, Covid-19!). With the current state of things, it’s not all that shocking, but still stings. After all, this was to be the tenth iteration of the festival, and they pulled some pretty big names for […]

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The Bowery Ballroom and Mercury Lounge Appeal to Fans to Help Float out-of-Work Staff

Posted March 18, 2020 at 5:04 am

The dominoes keep falling in the wake of the global pandemic. All industries are taking substantial financial hits because of COVID-19, including music venues. On the Lower East Side, two prominent clubs  – the Mercury Lounge and Bowery Ballroom – have closed their doors indefinitely. In hopes of easing the financial burden for over 100 […]

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Here is the Latest Trailer for the New Spike Jonze-Directed Beastie Boys Doc [VIDEO]

Posted March 13, 2020 at 5:10 am

The highly anticipated new Beastie Boys documentary is just a few weeks from release. And to stoke hype further, a new trailer just came out. Directed by longtime friend and collaborator, Spike Jonze, Beastie Boys Story is billed as a “live documentary experience” as told by surviving members Mike D. and Adam “Ad Rock” Horovitz. […]

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Take a Whiff: Chatting Honey-Mustard Power Pop with The Whiffs

Posted February 26, 2020 at 5:07 am

The Whiffs are the best kept secret of indie rock. Full stop. You needn’t look further than their punchy throwback style and knack for crafting infectious earworms. At first listen you might think the four-piece hailed from across the pond and another era entirely. Mixing addictive elements of Herman’s Hermits, The Turtles, and The Who. […]

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‘Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution’ Opens at the New-York Historical Society

Last modified February 21, 2020 at 7:36 am

For many who grew up in a certain era, the name Bill Graham sparks Proustian memories of life-changing rock-and-roll shows. And if you were in San Francisco or New York City, the music impresario’s Fillmore concert venues were the greatest places in the world to see live music. Starting in 1965, Graham was booking and […]

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The Strokes Taunt Cop with ‘New York City Cops’ at Bernie Sanders Rally

Posted February 12, 2020 at 5:00 am

On the heels of releasing a new single from its upcoming album, The New Abnormal, The Strokes are making headlines with a controversial song from its past. Yesterday evening, the five-piece played a Bernie Sanders rally during the New Hampshire primary. The event was attended by more than 7,000 people, who bopped along to a set capped […]

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Starbucks Endorses International Clash Day with Coffee Shop Playlist

Posted February 7, 2020 at 5:03 am

No flash in the pan, International Clash Day is here for the long haul. Today commemorates eight consecutive years celebrating the music and message of the “only band that matters.” This year, the event’s founding radio station, KEXP, is “celebrating artists around the world who are confronting the climate crisis as well as highlighting activists, […]

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The Strokes to Shill for Bernie Sanders at Upcoming Concert Rally

Posted February 3, 2020 at 5:06 am

The modern age, indeed. Last Wednesday, the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign confirmed that they’re hosting a Get Out the Vote Concert Rally in New Hampshire, and The Strokes will headline. Yes, really. The pairing might seem hard to explain (not to mention a PR nightmare, with Sanders pushing 80-years-old), but not to frontman Julian Casablancas. “We are […]

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