Ivan Julian is in remission, returned to the stage, playing NYC again soon

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Ivan Julian of legendary punk band Richard Hell & the Voidoids has sadly been battling cancer, and last year tons of incredible artists came together to play tribute shows to him in NYC. He returned to the stage to play The Bell House in October, and he’s been in remission since then too…

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Kool AD played Ecstatic Music Fest with Ambrose Akinmusire & Mivos Quartet (pics), playing IDIO Gallery

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The latest Ecstatic Music Festival show had rapper Kool AD (ex-Das Racist) collaborating with jazz trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, and string quartet Mivos Quartet.

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Temples share “Strange or Be Forgotten” video, expand tour, playing two nights at MHOW

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“Art is always on trial, so we wanted to interrogate some of the finest performing artists around,” says bassist Tom Walmsley of the video. “Playing the role of society, despondent and disinterested, we try and capture the un-capturable – the human spirit.”

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Days of Darkness adds Captain Beyond, Boris, Om, Crypt Sermon, Cavity, more

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The MDF-related October fest completes a hell of a lineup.

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Oakland, CA band RAYS releasing debut LP on Trouble in Mind (watch “Made of Shadows” video)

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The group’s dystopian jangle has a lot in common with the first Modern Lovers LP, ’80s Flying Nun and the current crop of Australian bands that circle around Mikey Young.

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listen to Aaron West (Wonder Years) cover Weakerthans, win tix to NYC show

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The Wonder Years just wrapped up a European tour with PUP, and frontman Dan Campbell is about to go on a short US tour with his solo project Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties…

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Le Butcherettes touring (with and without ATDI); Crystal Fairy streaming LP

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Crystal Fairy — the supergroup with Le Butcherettes singer Teri Gender Bender, At the Drive In guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, and Melvins members Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover — are releasing their self-titled debut album this Friday…

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Ted Leo + the Pharmacists releasing first album in 7 years (stream a clip)

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The album features longtime Pharmacists drummer Chris Wilson, Ted’s The Both partner Aimee Mann, plus Jean Grae, Adrienne Berry, and Jonathan Coulton.

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The Mountain Goats announce ‘Goths,’ share “Andrew Eldritch Is Moving Back to Leeds”

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The Mountain Goats have announced their follow-up to 2015’s Beat the Champ and fourth album for Merge. Goths is out on May 19 and its lead single, staying on point with the LP title, is “Andrew Eldritch is Moving Back to Leeds.” Eldrich, if you don’t know, is the frontman of goth icons Sisters of Mercy…

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Jamie Lidell & The Royal Pharaohs played Lincoln Center’s American Songbook series (pics)

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British born Nashville transplant Jamie Lidell‘s latest album Building a Beginning was released in October last year and found the soul singer in fine form.  Lidell was in even finer form as he fronted the Royal Pharaohs for an ‘American Songbook’ show at Lincoln Center on February 17…

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Bonnaroo 2017 single-day lineups

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U2 headline Friday, RHCP headline Saturday, and The Weeknd headlines Sunday.

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tix on sale: JAMC, Midnight Oil, Real Estate, Ryan Adams, Menzingers, more

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Also: Ra Ra Riot, Cold War Kids, Dawes, 50 Cent, Juliana Hatfield, Redd Kross, and more NYC shows on sale.

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