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Jayhawks, Bonnie Raitt & more playing free Americana Fest NYC this weekend

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

It’s the finale for this year’s Lincoln Center Out of Doors festival, and it also features a tribute to Chuck Berry, Memphis soul legened Don Berry, Amanda Shires, roots supergroup Traveller, and more. And it’s free.

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Newport Folk Festival Sunday pics (John Prine, Roger Waters, Pinegrove, more)

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Newport Folk Festival wrapped up on Sunday with lots of guests, covers, and collaborations. John Prine, Suzanne Vega, Dr. Dog, John Paul White, Rhiannon Giddens, Whitney, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, Michael Kiwanuka, Margaret Glaspy, Pinegrove, and others played the final day of this year’s festival….

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Chuck Berry: Chuck

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Chuck Berry: Chuck

American rock icon Chuck Berry died in March of this year at 90 years old. His first album of mainly new material in nearly 40 years, Chuck posthumously became his first UK Top 10 chart entry since 1977, debuting at No. 9.

What we get with these 10 tracks is what we have come to expect from Berry; simple production, his clean (and at times also sloppy) guitar strumming and flick-a-flick leads with his perfect facility for rhyme.

Berry melds his guitar with Ingrid Berry’s harmonica on opener, “Wonderful Woman” while the slow roiling blues of “You Go ...

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June 12 in Music History: The Supremes make history, Teddy Pendergrass releases his debut solo album

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June 12 in Music History: The Supremes make history, Teddy Pendergrass releases his debut solo album
1959 – Chuck Berry releases his third studio album, Chuck Berry Is On Top.

1963 – The Beach Boys record “Surfer Girl” and “Little Deuce Coupe.”
1964 – The Zombies record “She’s Not There.”
1965 – The Supremes become the first group to score a fifth consecutive US #1 single when “Back In My Arms Again” goes to the top of the charts.
1966 – Pink Floyd’s future co-manager Peter Jenner sees the band perform for the first time at The Marquee Club in London.The band goes on to sign a contract with Jenner and Andrew King on October ...

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New Music Releases: David Guetta, Sia, Rise Against, Phoenix, and More

Source: Rock On Philly

Featured Image by Eva Rinaldi

It’s our favorite day of the week and we’re so excited to share our picks with you. Jam out this weekend to our best picks below.

New Singles to Jam to

Lecrae, featuring Tori Kelly, “I’ll Find You”

Rappers featuring vocalists, and vice versa could go either way. Lecrae breaks into that bubble quite nicely featuring Tori Kelly. Lecrae’s rhymes with Kelly’s voice is a match made in heaven. Listen below!

Lorde, “Sober”

Off of her upcoming album Melodrama (out June 16), Lorde delivers once again. Gone is a pop radio hit ...

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New Music Releases: Chuck Berry, Mary J. Blige, Fall Out Boy, Haim, and More Release New Tunes

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At long last, the end of the week is here. You know what that means, don’t you? From old favorites to new loves, we have our picks for this New Music Friday all in one place. See below what we think you should be listening to.

New Singles To Jam To

Chuck Berry featuring Gary Clark, Jr., “Wonderful Woman”

You thought you heard the last of ol’ Chuck Berry, huh? On Wednesday, The New Yorker premiered a new track off of the legend’s posthumous, upcoming album Chuck and we couldn’t be more excited. The ...

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The Cactus Blossoms’ Moody Americana Hits the Spot Gently at Lincoln Center

Source: New York Music Daily

Last night at the Kaplan Penthouse at Lincoln Center, the Cactus Blossoms built a lowlit, Lynchian ambience, rising out of it occasionally with hints of rockabilly, Tex-Mex and a detour into rambunctious Vegas noir. It was indicative of how much edgier the American Songbook series here is now. Tonight’s show features blue-flame oldschool soul songstress Ruby Amanfu; showtime is 8 PM, and be aware that latecomers aren’t allowed in.

It wouldn’t be overhype to mention brothers Jack Torrey, who played artfully terse leads on a shortscale Guild guitar, and rhythm guitarist sibling Page Burkum in the same sentence as the ...

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XPN’s Gotta Hear Song of the Week: “Big Boys” by Chuck Berry

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XPN’s Gotta Hear Song of the Week: “Big Boys” by Chuck Berry

CHUCK album cover | Courtesy of Dualtone Records

Last week, the world lost a rock and roll legend: Chuck Berry passed away at at his home in Missouri at age 90. In October, 2016, it was announced that Berry was going to release his first new album in 38 years. The announcement came on his 90th birthday.

The first taste of Berry’s new album, CHUCK, was a bittersweet one; the single “Big Boys” was released last Wednesday, just two days after Berry’s death. The album, due in June, features his kids Charles Berry Jr. (guitar) and Ingrid Berry ...

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Rock and Roll legend Chuck Berry, dead at 90

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Rock and Roll legend Chuck Berry, dead at 90

Chuck Berry

The legendary Chuck Berry has died. The 90 year old rock and roller, singer, songwriter, and guitarist, defined rock and roll with songs like “Johnny B Goode,” “Rock ‘N’ Roll Music,” “Maybelline,” “Roll Over Beethoven,” and dozens of more classics.

According to the New York Times:

The St. Charles County Police Department in Missouri confirmed his death on its Facebook page. The department said it responded to a medical emergency at a home and he was declared dead after lifesaving measures were unsuccessful.

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This Day in Music History: The Stooges make their live debut, Queen releases “Bohemian Rhapsody”

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This Day in Music History: The Stooges make their live debut, Queen releases “Bohemian Rhapsody”

1952 – When his original guitarist has a stroke just before a New Year’s Eve gig, popular St. Louis boogie-woogie pianist Johnnie Johnson hires a 26-year-old hairdresser named Chuck Berry.

1958 – The Flamingos record “I Only Have Eyes For You.”

1962 – For the first and only time, a spooky song is #1 in America on Halloween, as “Monster Mash” tops the chart.

1963 – The Beatles return to London from Sweden and are greeted by hundreds of screaming fans and a mob of photographers and journalists. American television host Ed Sullivan, who is at Heathrow as The Beatles ...

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XPN MusicNotes: NASA’s interstellar mixtape will be available for the first time!

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Via Kickstarter

“The Voyager Golden Record is a gift from humanity to the cosmos and also a gift to humanity.”
-NASA

The Voyager Golden Record —the so-called alien mix-tape that NASA shot into space almost 40 years ago will soon be available to purchase for the first time ever. 

In 1977 NASA sent the Golden Record Mix-Tape deep into outer space aboard the Voyager 1 spacecraft (and later Voyager 2) filled with natural Earth sounds, spoken greetings in various languages, and human music from various cultures, for aliens to find. Right now, there are only 12 copies in existence, however ...

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XPN MusicNotes: “Back to the Future” for Michael J. Fox and Coldplay Sunday night in Jersey

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XPN MusicNotes: “Back to the Future” for Michael J. Fox and Coldplay Sunday night in Jersey

Michael J. Fox and Chris Martin of Coldplay | via Mashable

“That’s our dream come true. Thank you, Michael! What a wonderful, wonderful, wonderful man.”
-Chris Martin

It was a real trip, back to the future for actor Michael J. Fox and for fans of Coldplay who attended Sunday’s concert at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ.

Michael J. Fox reprised his role as Marty McFly from the 1985 blockbuster film: “Back to the Future,” joinig Chris Martin & Coldplay on-stage for a rousing, couple of covers of Chuck Berry’s “Johnny B. Goode” and The Penguins’ “Earth Angel.”

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This Day in Music History: The Jeff Beck group plays their first show with Rod Stewart, Robert Plant writes the lyrics for “Immigrant Song”

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Led Zeppelin Immigrant Song

1959 – Chuck Berry releases “Memphis.”

1963 – The Surfaris’ “Wipe Out” is released.

1963 – Stevie Wonder first enters the US singles chart as 13-year old Little Stevie Wonder with “Fingertips Parts One and Two” featuring a young Marvin Gaye on drums.

1967 – The Young Rascals record “How Can I Be Sure?”

1968 – The Jeff Beck Group play their first US concert with Rod Stewart as lead singer at the Fillmore East in New York.

1970 – Led Zeppelin appear at Laugardalsholl Hall in Reykjavik, Iceland on the group’s one and only visit to Iceland. It is ...

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This Day in Music History: The Beatles record “Revolution,” the Rolling Stones record “Honky Tonk Women”

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This Day in Music History: The Beatles record “Revolution,” the Rolling Stones record “Honky Tonk Women”

1961 – Chuck Berry opens the Berryland amusement park in Wentzville, Missouri, outside of St. Louis. The park has its own zoo, golf course, and Ferris wheel.

1961 – Jimi Hendrix enlists in the Army for 3 years and is stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky as a member of the Screaming Eagles fighting squad. He is honorably discharged a little over a year later after breaking his ankle during a parachute jump.

1964 – The family-friendly Dave Clark Five go on The Ed Sullivan Show for the first time, performing “Glad All Over.” They’re a hit with the host, who ...

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This Day in Music History: Albums outsell singles for the first time in the UK, Bowie’s “Let’s Dance” hits #1 in the US

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This Day in Music History: Albums outsell singles for the first time in the UK, Bowie’s “Let’s Dance” hits #1 in the US

1964 – Bob Dylan makes his first major concert UK appearance when he plays a Sunday afternoon show at the Royal Festival Hall in London listed as a “Folksong Concert.” Dylan’s 18-song set includes the live debut of “Mr. Tambourine Man.” In the interval, Dylan receives a telegram from John Lennon seeking a meeting which never materializes.

1967 – Don’t Look Back, a documentary on Bob Dylan’s 1965 British tour, premieres in San Francisco, CA.

1969 – It is reported that for the first time ever, album sales had overtaken single sales in the UK: 49,184,000 albums were produced ...

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March 15 in Music History: Mick Jagger makes his live solo debut, Talking Heads release Naked

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March 15 in Music History: Mick Jagger makes his live solo debut, Talking Heads release Naked

1945Billboard magazine begins listing a top albums chart. The first #1 was The Nat King Cole Trio.


1955 – Ray Charles peaks at #2 on the US R&B charts with the Atlantic single “I Got A Woman,” widely considered the first song to be labelled “soul” – a blending of R&B and gospel.

1956 – Colonel Tom Parker officially becomes Elvis Presley’s manager.

1958 – Elvis Presley performs his last concert before leaving for the Army, a show at Memphis’ Russwood Park. Aside from two benefit shows in 1961, he does not perform again until 1969.

1967...

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XPN MusicNotes: Watch Noel Gallagher join U2 onstage for Beatles’ cover, & Checkout Keith Richards’ “Desert Island Discs”

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Jenn Five/NMEFormer Oasis member Noel Gallagher joined U2 onstage last night at London’s O2 Arena for a couple of songs. Noel Gallagher played acoustic guitar and sang backing vocals on U2‘s ‘I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For’ and a … Continued

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11 Awesome Movie Soundtracks You Need to Listen To

Source: Rock On Philly

There are so many soundtracks that qualify as great, but here is a list that’s a little different than the others.  The top 11 listed below were chosen not only for their musical prowess, but also because they enhance their respective movie in some way. You will find a variety of music styles here, from doo-wop and classic rock, to EDM and string quartets.

11. Requiem for a Dream (2000)

Composer Clint Mansell led the Kronos Quartet through their perfectly harmonious and minimalist score for Requiem for a Dream. The soundtrack is broken into Summer, Fall, and Winter. It ...

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The Ten Greatest Guitar Riffs of All Time

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Guitar Riff (n.): A cluster or sequence of notes or chords that is used in a song. It can be repeated over and over again, or it may only be heard once in, say, a lead guitar solo. Riffs can be minor decorative elements or they can be the basis of a song.

You simply cannot have a rock song without a riff. A riff is arguably the most important part; a successful riff will likely stay with the listener more than the lyrics, and can solidify a band’s sound. The clear distinction between The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin comes from the bands’ ...

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Stonesy Stoner Songs and a Bowery Electric Show from 7horse

Source: New York Music Daily

7horse are a surreal stoner bar band – imagine a more trad version of the Black Keys after a couple bong hits of good hash. This band’s music is less stoned than it is high. They’re at Bowery Electric on July 9 at 7:30ish for $12.

Their new album Songs for a Voodoo Wedding is streaming at the band’s site. The opening track, Carousel Bar works an open-tuned Stonesy riff for all it’s worth – the bass doesn’t even come in until after the first chorus. “Had a ringside seat, was all you could eat, but you never got out of the ...

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Stonesy Stoner Songs and a Bowery Electric Show from 7horse

Source: New York Music Daily

7horse are a surreal stoner bar band – imagine a more trad version of the Black Keys after a couple bong hits of good hash. This band’s music is less stoned than it is high. They’re at Bowery Electric on July 9 at 7:30ish for $12.

Their new album Songs for a Voodoo Wedding is streaming at the band’s site. The opening track, Carousel Bar works an open-tuned Stonesy riff for all it’s worth – the bass doesn’t even come in until after the first chorus. “Had a ringside seat, was all you could eat, but you never got out of the ...

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The Glitch Mob album review: ‘Love Death Immortality’

Source: The Washington Post » Music

With the boom in electronic music came dozens of subgenres: trance, dubstep and so on. The Glitch Mob’s new album, “Love Death Immortality,” is so robust and dynamic that it deserves a subgenre tag all its own. How about “rock-and-roll”?

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