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Nickel Creek »

“I think we’re more grown-up now, to use an extremely childlike term,” the violinist Sara Watkins recently told a reporter who asked what had changed in the eight years since…

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Thievery Corporation »

Every language has words and phrases that elude easy translation. In Portuguese, “saudade” (pronounced by Brazilians as “sow-DAH-djee”) is one of those. Some musicians equate it with the blues; it’s…

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Protomartyr »

There’s nothing wrong with music that doubles as an outpouring of joy: sing-along choruses, ecstatic vocals, outsize emotion — a positive outlook on life, generally speaking. If that’s your thing,…

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Tori Amos »

Tori Amos has been away. She’s been exploring the depths of the seasons, and of festive tradition, a sense-tingling journey captured in her 2009 album Midwinter Graces. She’s been time-travelling…

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Record Store Day Exclusive Titles Released »


The list of titles being released ONLY AT RECORD STORES is only a click away, in TWO versions: A handy…

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Zeppelin Reborn »


Led Zeppelin start a thorough reissue program of releases in June 2014 with remastered discs on multiple formats of Led…

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Johnny Rotten, Michelle Williams, JC Chasez, Brandon Boyd To Do ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ Arena Tour »


The 1970s rock opera “Jesus Christ Superstar” is being resurrected for a North American arena rock tour this summer, led…

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Neil Young, Billie Joe Armstrong, Beck and More Remember Kurt Cobain »


With the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death this weekend, musicians everywhere have been paying homage. AP collected reflections from…

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Elvis Crypt Pulled from Auction »


Elvis Presley’s original crypt has been pulled off the auction block from a sale of music memorabilia, the Associated Press…

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Mastodon Releasing New Album This Year »


Mastodon announced this week that they’ll be releasing their sixth album later this year. In an interview with Paste, the…

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New Releases

“Looking Into You: A Tribute to Jackson Browne”, Various Artists »


Don Henley, Bruce Springsteen and Bonnie Raitt are just a few of the artists contributing tracks to Looking Into You: A Tribute to Jackson Browne. The 23-track album from Music Road Records premieres at USA TODAY, a week in advance of its April 1 release.…

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“Working Man’s Poet: A Tribute to Merle Haggard”, Various Artists »


Working Man’s Poet: A Tribute To Merle Haggard, released April 1 on Broken Bow Records. The album includes performances fromJason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Kristy Lee Cook, Ben Haggard, Randy Houser, Toby Keith, Dustin Lynch, Joe Nichols, Jake Owen, Parmalee, Thompson Square andJames…

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Leon Russell, “Life Journey” »


After 50 years as a session player, producer, songwriter, label owner, rock star and – on 2010′s The Union – as Elton John‘s duet partner, Leon Russell could tell tales strong enough to curdle milk. Instead, the 72-year-old pianist crafts a less slanderous but equally colorful musical autobiography…

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Mac DeMarco, “Salad Days” »


“Macky’s been a bad, bad boy,” Mac DeMarco declares on his second album. Glance around the Internet, and you can see why: The 23-year-old Montreal indie rocker loves to get naked, smoke and crossdress. It’d be easy to write him off as another product of…

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