Laura Mvula played National Sawdust after Afropunk (pics, review)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The day after Afropunk’s main festival concluded, Afropunk, along with Jill Newman Productions, presented one of the acts from Saturday, Laura Mvula, in a more intimate setting…

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Bruce Springsteen played his longest US show ever at MetLife Stadium, heavy on the early years (setlist)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

He broke out a ton of stuff from the first two records, was joined by Rickie Lee Jones and Spanish Johnny, and played for four hours and one minute, the longest he’s ever played in the US.

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Butch Walker: Stay Gold

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Stay Gold
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Butch Walker: Stay Gold

Butch Walker: Stay Gold

With its flangy guitar, big snare snapping, and singable chorus opener title track, Butch Walker’s new Stay Gold is a 10-song simple rock collection of subtle songwriter ease. “East Coast Girl” follows with a Pretenders-like main riff, some solid tom-tom work, and Walker’s talking vocal over a simple bass. The song has very clever lyrics as well. “Descending,” a simple piano-led ballad sees Walker duet with country singer Ashley Monroe about survival and staying on the course of love.  The mix of voices in the chorus is especially effective. “Mexican Coke” slips and slides with a 50’s-like ...

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Ice Cube, Fishbone/Bad Brains/Living Colour megajam & more @ Afropunk 2016 day 2 (pics/video)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Day 2 of the 2016 Afropunk (Sunday, 8/28) featured three legendary boundary-pushing bands: Bad Brains, Fishbone and Living Colour. Some attendees may not have known that they’d be getting all three at once.

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CMJ CEO releases statement about the state of CMJ

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

“A little patience and a whole lot less wild and unsubstantiated speculation is what we need right now. CMJ will continue as an innovative force and a strong presence going forward. We’ll share more about our 2016 and 2017 program soon.” — CMJ CEO Adam Klein

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Welsh postpunk band Chain of Flowers on North American tour, playing Saint Vitus

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Chain of Flowers hail from Cardiff, Wales and make gothy, wall-of-sound postpunk that could fit comfortably on a mixtape amongst The Chameleons, The March Violets and Sisters of Mercy, or current groups like Eagulls, Iceage and Merchandise.

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M for Montreal announces initial 2016 lineup

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The 2016 lineup of this Montreal fest includes Moonface, Martha Wainright, Caspian, Appleseed Cast, and more.

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Strokes guitarist Nick Valensi’s band CRX announce Josh Homme-produced debut LP

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

A few months ago, The Strokes guitarist Nick Valensi unveiled his new band, CRX, which also features members of Guards, The Reflection, and The Dose. Today, the band announced their debut record…

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Kevin Devine shares “No History”

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

“No History” is a mid-tempo indie rocker with some very sad themes (the press release calls it “a string of personal vignettes centered on the September 11, 2001 attacks”), but it makes time for a crunchy cathartic chorus and a fuzz-rock guitar solo too.

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Crowbar announce new LP ‘The Serpent Only Lies,’ share teaser

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

New Orleans sludge greats Crowbar have announced a new album, their follow-up to 2014’s excellent Symmetry in Black. It’s called The Serpent Only Lies, and it’s due on October 28 via eOne records…

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