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Watch: Arctic Monkeys Featuring Richard Hawley Video for “You and I

January 24th, 2012

The Arctic Monkeys have released a video for “You and I”, featuring Richard Hawley of Richard Hawley & the Death Ramps, as seen on Pitchfork. Check out the video after the jump: Read more…

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Eddie Vedder Announces Spring 2012 Tour Dates

January 24th, 2012

Eddie Vedder has announced a solo string of spring tour dates in support of last years Ukelele Songs, as reported by Consequence of Sound. Joining Vedder for support is Glen Hansard, the 13 date tour begins April 11 in Las Vegas, and sends Vedder to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival before ending May 16 in Orlando, FL Read more…

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2 Live Crew Reunite for Summer Tour

January 24th, 2012

2 Live Crew’s four original members have announced a plan to reunite for a summer tour, as reported by Spin. The announcement was made by Luther Campbell, the group’s label owner and co-producer, during his Sundance appearance on January 21. Read more…

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Florence + The Machine Announce Spring and Summer 2012 Tour Dates

January 24th, 2012

Florence + the Machine have announced a string of spring and summer tour dates in addition to their upcoming headlining Coachella and New Orleans Jazz Festival performances,  as reported by Consequence of Sound. Florence Welch and crew will be touring behind last year’s Ceremonials, beginning in Santa Barbara on April 14. The U.S. leg of the tour ends May 12 in Atlantic City, after which the band will head to Australia and Europe. Check out the dates after the jump: Read more…

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Watch: St. Vincent Covers Pearl Jam “Black”

January 24th, 2012

St. Vincent performed a cover of Pearl Jam’s quintessential grunge anthem of the 90’s “Black” at Brooklyn’s Bowery Ballroom on January 21, as reported by Consequence of Sound. The Manhattanite and former Polyphonic Spree guitarist, also known as Annie Clark, released her inner Vedder during Portlandia: the Tour. Check out the performance after the jump: Read more…

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Lou Reed to Play 22nd Annual Tibet House Benefit

January 22nd, 2012

The 22nd annual Tibet House benefit has announced that Lou Reed will be joining Dechen Shak-Dagsay, Laurie Anderson, Rahzel and James Blake for the Phillip Glass-curated event, according to Spinner. The event takes place February 13 at Carnegie Hall in New York. More artists are set to be announced in the upcoming weeks. Read more…

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Listen: Stream New Party Systems (Kyp Malone and Greg Fox) – “We Are”

January 22nd, 2012

As previously reported, Kyp Malone of T.V. on the Radio and ex-Liturgy percussionist Greg Fox teamed up to record music to benefit and inspired by the Occupy Wall Street Movement. That recording has now hit the web under the moniker New Party Systems, as reported by Consequence of Sound, in the form of an anthem entitled “We Are”. Stream the track after the jump: Read more…

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Watch: Freddie Gibbs and Madlib “Thuggin”

January 22nd, 2012

Hip hop performer Freddie Gibbs and DJ, producer and MC (in that order) Madlib have teamed up for a six track EP entitled Thuggin, out now on Stones Throw, as reported by Pitchfork. A video for “Thuggin” is now available, check it out after the jump: Read more…

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R.I.P. Johnny Otis

January 22nd, 2012

Johnny Otis, “the godfather of rhythm & blues”, passed away in his Los Angeles home on Tuesday, January 17 at the age of 90, as reported by Stereogum. Otis wrote the R & B classic “Willie and the Hand Jive”, and was instrumental in sharing and exposing black music to white audiences as a band leader and host, and is also known for penning “Every Beat of My Heart”, which became a hit for Gladys Knight and the Pips. Read more…

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Aphex Twin Reissues Selected Ambient Works Volume II on Vinyl

January 22nd, 2012

Aphex Twin recently announced he would be reissuing his 1994 album Selected Ambient Works Volume II on vinyl, due out March 6 on 1972 records, as reported by Consequence of Sound. The album has been described by Richard D. James himself as “like standing inside a power station on acid”, but there is no telling if the album is being remastered, or if any bonus tracks will be added. Read more…

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