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Marvel paying tribute to Nirvana, The Clash & more in Rock Variants comic series

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Marvel Comics has been paying tribute to classic rap albums for the last couple years with their Hip Hop Variants covers series, that mashed up Dr. Strange with Dr Dre, Spider-Man with 2 Pac, RZA with Nick Fury, and more. They’re doing again but this time with a few classic rock albums…

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pics from the 2017 Coney Island Mermaid Parade

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The 35th annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade started off with some rain, but still brought 3000 revelers ready to let their freak flag fly. Debbie Harry and Chris Stein of Blondie presided over this year’s festivities as Queen Mermaid and King Neptune.

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Live Nation reportedly offering refunds to UK concerts in aftermath of Manchester attack

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Following the horrific terrorist attack in Manchester outside an Ariana Grande concert, the idea of going to big arena shows has become a scary thought for some…

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Shirley Manson, Debbie Harry, Mark Lanegan & more feature on ‘American Gods’ soundtrack (listen)

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Shirley Manson of Garbage, Blondie’s Debbie Harry and Mark Lanegan all feature on the official soundtrack of American Gods, Bryan Fuller’s ambitious, phantasmagoric television adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed novel…

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NonCOMM Recap: Blondie reinvent cool pop again with Pollinator

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NonCOMM Recap: Blondie reinvent cool pop again with Pollinator

Blondie | photo by Rachel Del Sordo for WXPN | racheldelsordophotography.com

You would think the highlight of a Blondie set would be the flawless performances of classic hits like “One Way or Another,” “Call Me,” “Heart of Glass,” “Dreaming,” and the rap-filled “Rapture,” all of which we heard during tonight’s NonCOMM set and all of which were real treats. But to be honest, the band’s new album Pollinator, released May 5th, is so good that it’s those songs, bridging disco, pop and darker rock, that had the crowd in the palm of Blondie’s hand.

The first Pollinator song Harry and ...

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New Music Releases: Imagine Dragons, LCD Soundsystem, Blondie, POND, and More Release New Tunes

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Featured Image by Ruby Mora

¡Feliz de Cinco de Mayo! The 5th of May is a joyous celebration of Mexican-American identity and the battle of Pueblo. Not only that, it has landed on a Friday, which should really be a holiday of a day to be honest. Go forth and listen to our picks for new tunes!

New Singles to Jam To 

Imagine Dragons, “Thunder”

If there was a song that totally fit the bill of “jam to” I would definitely have to go with Imagine Dragon’s latest track released earlier this week. It’s catchy and bumpy with a ...

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Listen to Blondie’s new B-side, “The Breaks”

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Listen to Blondie’s new B-side, “The Breaks”

Blondie | courtesy of the artist | photo by Alexander Thompson

New wave icons Blondie have been releasing a slew of new tracks in preparation of their upcoming album, Pollinator. Set for a May 5th release date, the upbeat tracks “Long Time” and “Fun” had us dreaming of summer and dancing without a care.

The band also just released a new track titled, “The Breaks,” which takes on a more slowed-down, melancholy persona than the previous releases. Absent from the Pollinator tracklist, “The Breaks” serves as the B-side to an exclusive “Long Time” 7.”

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Wowzers! Check out the 2017 NON-COMMvention performance lineup

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Wowzers! Check out the 2017 NON-COMMvention performance lineup

Photo by John Vettese

WXPN’s NON-COMMvention, the station’s annual music-industry centered conference, announced their nightly performance roster for their 17th iteration. Apart from becoming a hub for the industries’ best, the conference always brings some damn good performers. Brace yourselves: This three-day event is jam-packed with performances from The Pixies, Blondie, Real Estate, PWR BTTM, Hurray For The Riff Raff, The Districts, and a whole lot more.

Check out the full day-by-day lineup below. Tickets to these performances are only open to XPN Members, so head over to the pledge page to become ...

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Listen to Blondie’s newest 80s summer anthem “Long Time”

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Listen to Blondie’s newest 80s summer anthem “Long Time”

Blondie | courtesy of the artist | photo by Alexander Thompson

80’s trailblazers Blondie are still churning out those saccharine pop hits, this time with the callback “Long Time,” the third track released off the band’s upcoming record Pollinator.

While the tune knowingly picks and pulls from the band’s 1979 anthem “Heart of Glass,” the band manages to push out a sound just as crisp as any modern pop hit, swirling with the necessary Beverly Hills Cop-esque synths and prancing percussion. Debbie Harry’s iconic vocal style keeps the tracks lyrical content from getting too real, creating a top-down jam to ...

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March 13 in Music History: Eric Clapton leaves the Yardbirds, Amy Winehouse releases Back to Black in the US

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March 13 in Music History: Eric Clapton leaves the Yardbirds, Amy Winehouse releases Back to Black in the US

1961 – The Temptations (then known as the Elgins) audition for Motown Records.

 

1965 – Eric Clapton leaves The Yardbirds, complaining that the band is becoming too commercial.

 

1966 – Rod Stewart leaves Steampacket to work as a solo artist.

 

1976 – The Jackson 5 move from Motown to Epic Records and change their name to the Jacksons.

 

1977 – Iggy Pop begins a North American tour with David Bowie on keyboards and backing vocals, and Blondie as the opening act.

 

1988 – Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” hits #1 in the US. ...

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Just Announced: Blondie and Garbage team up at The Mann this summer

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Just Announced: Blondie and Garbage team up at The Mann this summer

Blondie | photo via Facebook

Here’s a doubleheader blast from the past! Legendary outfits Blondie and Garbage are joining forces for a summer fling dubbed The Rage and Rapture Tour, and today they’ve announced an August 2nd date at The Mann. Debbie and Shirley will be touring behind new records with their respective bands, the former with the also-just-announced Pollinator (out May 5th) and the latter with last year’s triumphant Strange Little Birds return.

Tickets for The Rage and Rapture Tour go on sale Friday, February 17th at 10:00 a.m. and will be available via the XPN Concert Calendar ...

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XPN MusicNotes: Listen to new song from Blondie, watch Sting in a song-battle with James Corden

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XPN MusicNotes: Listen to new song from Blondie, watch Sting in a song-battle with James Corden

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NYC punk and new wave legends Blondie have announced their next album Pollinator will come out on May 5th. Listen to its first single Fun below.

Pollinator is Blondie’s 11th studio album is the follow-up to 2014’s Ghosts Of Download. It features Joan Jett and Laurie Anderson on the track “Doom Or Destiny,” along with songwriting collaborations from TV On The Radio’s Dave Sitek, Charli XCX, Sia, Dev Hynes and Johnny Marr.

Sting and James Corden had an epic song battle in a recent skit about dueling, singing waiters. Great stuff as we hear some classic ...

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Blondie share new song “Fun,” detail LP ft. Blood Orange, Laurie Anderson, more

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Blondie’s new album also features Joan Jett, Johnny Marr, Sia, Charli XCX, Dave Sitek, Nick Valensi, and producer John Congleton.

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‘L.A.M.F.’ tribute in pics (ft. Deborah Harry, Handsome Dick Manitoba, more)

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Blondie’s Clem Burke, The Replacements’ Tommy Stinson, Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers’ Walter Lure, and MC5’s Wayne Kramer performed the Heartbreaker’s ‘L.A.M.F.’ at four NYC shows. We caught the Marlin Room show with Blondie singer Deborah Harry, Dead Boys’ Cheetah Chrome, The Dictators’ Handsome Dick Manitoba, and more.

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This Day in Music History: Blondie makes their live debut, Rod Stewart plays his last show with The Faces

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This Day in Music History: Blondie makes their live debut, Rod Stewart plays his last show with The Faces

1955 – Chrysler introduces the world’s first in-car sound systems – record players, complete with an assortment of classical vinyl, mounted under the dashboard. The unit measures about four inches high and less than a foot wide. The seven inch discs spin at 16 2/3 rpm and require almost three times the number of grooves per inch as an LP. The players are discontinued in 1961.

1956 – Radio DJ Alan Freed’s second film, Don’t Knock The Rock – starring Little Richard, Bill Haley, and the Treniers – opens in New York.

1957 – Little Richard renounces rock & roll ...

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Pitchfork list their 200 best songs of the 1970s

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Back in 2004, Pitchfork published their Top 100 Albums of the 1970s list, and today they’ve returned with the 200 Best Songs of the 1970s. Some of the artists who didn’t make the cut on the albums list are now here, like Black Sabbath, Grateful Dead, Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith…

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La Sera and Springtime Carnivore ready collaborative punk covers LP (listen), touring together

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Their covers album puts a folky, moody spin on classics by The Replacements, Buzzcocks, Bad Brains, The Stooges and more. Springtime Carnivore also has her own album on the way.

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David Lynch curating LA festival with Robert Plant, St Vincent, music from ‘Twin Peaks’ & more

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The ‘Twin Peaks’ music will be performed by Angelo Badalamenti with Sky Ferreira and Xiu XIu.

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