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Album Review: School of Seven Bells – SVIIB + MORE

It is impossible to talk about SVIIB, the most recent and likely final album from School of Seven Bells, without confronting a presence-absence dichotomy. The album exists as a document of the last collaboration between Alejandra Deheza and Benjamin Curtis before Curtis’ untimely death from lymph.... More »
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The Maccabees announce warm-up show and give LP info on Twitter + MORE

The Maccabees have announced a warm-up show and revealed that their 4th album is nearly finished The indie rockers took to their official Twitter account to reveal that they would be playing Liverpool’s O2 Academy on November 17th in preparation for their tour supporting Kasabian. One tweet al.... More »
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AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd ordered to stay off drugs after breaching bail + MORE

A New Zealand judge tells rocker to stay off drugs after a confrontation which led him to being handcuffed and detained by police.... More »
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Outkast To Headline Drake’s OVO Fest + MORE

Outkast took to their fresh new Instagram account to announce another headlining spot on their massive festival tour of North America this summer. Andre 3000 and Big Boi will be headlining the first night of Drake‘s OVO Fest in Toronto on August 3 — the poster lists the duo “+ Special .... More »
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Blizzard Forces Bruce Springsteen to Postpone Madison Square Garden Show + MORE

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's River Tour is temporarily frozen, as the group has postponed its scheduled tour stop at Madison Square....... More »
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Jerry Joseph Acoustic Duo

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Missoula, MT

December 19

For the better part of three decades, Jerry Joseph has developed a small but devoted following with his workingman’s approach to gigging and gruff, personal lyricism. His songs have found homes in various interpretations through his early work with reggae-rock band Little Women,…

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The Kinks’ reunion is as “close as it’s ever been to happening”
Back in September, Dave Davies told Rolling Stone that there was about a 50/50 chance that The Kinks could reunite sometime in the near future. Now, in a new interview with Uncut, the three original, surviving members — Dave Davies, his brother/frontman Ray Davies, and drummer Mick Avory — revealed that the odds are much higher…

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Indie rocker Benjamin Curtis dies of cancer at 35Benjamin Curtis, guitarist and co-founder of the popular indie-rock band School of Seven Bells, has died after a long battle with cancer. He was 35.    

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Off the Avenue: Frightened Rabbit

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Off the Avenue: Frightened Rabbit
It was another banner year for Off the Avenue presented by Consequence of Sound. In 2013, Orange City, FL’s North Avenue Studios welcomed acts from indie stalwarts (Minus the Bear) to folk favorites (The Cave Singers), young risers (Mount Moriah) to international rockers (The Joy Formidable)…

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Does Beyonce’s ego knows no bounds? Singer poses in the middle of Leonardo DaVinci's masterpiece 'The Last Supper' Just when you thought the world was safe from another outlandish, Kanye-like statement of grandiose self-indulgence…    

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Beyoncé Responds To Criticism Of Challenger Disaster SampleWe’ve already counted down the biggest beefs of the year (not including Azealia Banks), but it’s not too late to cover one final mini-controversy before we close the books on 2013. Beyoncé’s certified platinum “visual album” has spent multiple weeks at #1 and was hailed as an artistic triumph everywhere except Target and Amazon…

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Our favourite music features of 2013

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Our favourite music features of 2013From gay rap to Napster, and 80s psychedelia to Blurred Lines – have a second look at some of our favourite music features of the last yearA tribute to Warren Zevon (from his friends and fans) by Hadley Freeman”By rights, Warren Zevon should be regarded as central to modern American music as Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen – both of whom, incidentally, revered Zevon…

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Bruce Springsteen new album leaked

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Bruce Springsteen new album leaked
American icon, Bruce Springsteen, has had his new album High Hopes leaked by Amazon.
The retailer’s mobile website accidentally made MP3s of every song on the album available to download on December 28. This came a full two weeks before its scheduled release date of January 13 2014.
Although Amazon has now corrected the mistake, the album has already been spotted on file-sharing websites, where it can be illegally downloaded…

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Elements of soul, jazz, country, rockabilly and conjunto. 10 p.m. at the Big Top Lounge, 3714 Main; 713-529-9899.

Woodlands boy, who made his mark on “American Idol,” does the pop-rock thing. 7 p.m. at the Monnalisa at the Hotel Sorella, 800 W. Sam Houston Parkway N., Building 9; 713-973-1600,

Texas country…

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ATP! Interview: Mindy White (States)

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ATP! Interview: Mindy White (States)ATP!’s Artist of the Month for December 2013, States, has had an incredible past few months with the release of their album, Paradigm.It all started with a “good bunch of songs that were kind of just really really rough ideas but we could see their potential,” says lead vocalist Mindy White, who recently chatted with Alter the Press! about the new record…

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Lady Gaga, Christina Aguilera in new version of ‘Do What U Want’Lady Gaga is proving she can do what she wants for 2014. At the stroke of midnight the pop diva will drop a new version of her single “Do What U Want” with newfound bestie Christina Aguilera, reports Time.    

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After its release in 1992, Unplugged single-handedly revived Eric Clapton’s career. By that time Clapton’s music had become devoured by glossy overproduction and generically crafted tunes, offering little of the spark that had marked his initial rise from the Yardbirds through Cream, Blind Faith and Derek and the Dominos—or even some of his earlier solo work…

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