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XPN MusicNotes: Watch St. Vincent perform “Los Ageless” live on Ellen

Source: The Key (WXPN)

 

XPN MusicNotes: Watch St. Vincent perform “Los Ageless” live on Ellen

St. Vincent | photo by Nedda Afsari

Did you catch St. Vincent on Ellen? No worries — you can check out video below of Annie Clark performing “Los Ageless” from her new album Masseduction, copies of which Ellen gave away to her studio audience. Read more on St. Vincent’s new album Masseduction here and get information on her upcoming Electric Factory appearance at the XPN Concert Calendar.

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Lee Ranaldo discusses his 13 favorite albums

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Lee’s favorite albums include Glenn Branca, Sibylle Baier, Grateful Dead, The Beatles, and more.

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Feist, Lana Del Rey, Elvis Costello & more played Leonard Cohen tribute in Montreal (pics/video)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Today (11/7) marks the one-year anniversary of Leonard Cohen’s death, and Monday night (11/6) in his hometown of Montreal a cavalcade of stars honored his memory and sang his work at the Belle Centre for “Tower of Song: A Memorial Tribute to Leonard Cohen” — including Lana Del Rey, Elvis Costello, Courtney Love, Sting, and more.

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Elvis Costello & Bonnie Raitt being honored at upcoming benefit concert

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Mike Myers, Darlene Love, Bettye Lavette, Keb’ Mo’, Paul Shaffer, Bernie Williams and more will perform at a benefit concert for music education foundation Little Kids Rock at NYC’s PlayStation Theatre. The event is honoring Elvis Costello and Bonnie Raitt…

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XPN MusicNotes: Listen to Morrissey’s new “Spent the Day In Bed”; watch Leonard Cohen’s posthumous music video

Source: The Key (WXPN)

XPN MusicNotes: Listen to Morrissey’s new “Spent the Day In Bed”; watch Leonard Cohen’s posthumous music video

Morrissey | Photo by Joe Del Tufo | joedeltufo.com

Morrissey is getting ready to debut his new album, Low in High School on November 17th, and in advance he’s just released its first single, “Spent the Day In Bed.” 

Low in High School was recorded at Ennio Morricone’s Studios in Rome, as well as studios in France Listen to the single below.

Morrissey is also preparing to release a novel called List of the Lost, and has announced a U.S. tour behind the new album. Though the exact dates and venues have yet to be announced, Morrissey has confirmed he’ll ...

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Lydia Loveless releasing compilation album, announces tour

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The 11-track compilation (her first release since 2016’s Real) consists of her 2013 EP Boy Crazy, in addition to a bunch of rarities and covers of Prince, Elvis Costello, and Kesha.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Sigur Ros at Mann Center, Elvis Costello at The Tower Theater, Harmony Woods at Space 1026

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Sigur Ros at Mann Center, Elvis Costello at The Tower Theater, Harmony Woods at Space 1026

Sigur Ros | photo via artist’s Facebook page

Icelandic rock royalty Sigur Ros are gracing us with their presence at the Mann Center tonight. Get swept away in their myriad of hits — whether in Icelandic or the band-created musical language of Hopelandic (like c’mon, how cool is that)– for an atmospheric, open-air performance of dynamic, otherworldly soundscapes. Find more info on tickets at the XPN Concert Calendar, and listen to “Festival,” a.k.a. one of the most beautiful songs to ever exist, below.

Rock icon Elvis Costello is returning to Philly tonight by ways of the also iconic Tower Theater. ...

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Elvis Costello playing ‘Imperial Bedroom’ on tour (Chicago pics & setlist), hits SummerStage Thursday

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Elvis Costello is currently on his spring leg of his Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers tour where he’s framing selections from 1982’s Imperial Bedroom album with “the songs that led in and out of that velvet-trimmed playhouse”…

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BrooklynVegan Blog Radio on SiriusXMU: Playlist for March 1, 2017

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

This week’s edition of BrooklynVegan Blog Radio on SiriusXMU features lots of new music, including tracks by Depeche Mode, Father John Misty, Ride, Sylvan Esso, Grandaddy, Alex Lahey and more. BrooklynVegan Blog Radio airs Wednesdays at noon and midnight on SiriusXMU (Ch. 35).

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Elvis Costello adds ‘Imperial Bedroom’ tour dates, including Central Park

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Elvis Costello & The Imposters will be back in North America for more dates of their “Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers” tour where they will frame selections from 1982’s Imperial Bedroom album with “the songs that led in and out of that velvet-trimmed playhouse.”

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Haunting Singer Carol Lipnik’s East Village Residency Takes On New Relevance

Source: New York Music Daily

This past Sunday evening at Pangea, Carol Lipnik reached for the rafters, with her voice and with her hand, as if trying to pull stars from the sky. It wasn’t as if she was imploring some unseen force, but there was a quiet desperation as her four-octave voice rose to the stratosphere. Behind her, Matt Kanelos built a twilit mist of electronics and then played steady, lustrous neoromantic piano chords to anchor his longtime collaborator’s uneasy flights upward.

“We’ve fallen backward into a strange event called imperfection,” Lipnik mused, in between songs. Iridescent in a shimmery midnight blue dress, she ...

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37 Album Covers with a Meitu Makeover (viral selfie app turns people into anime)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Okay, fine… 36 album covers and a picture of Mark E. Smith.

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XPN MusicNotes: Roy Orbison’s classic Black & White Night concert gets 30th anniversary package

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XPN MusicNotes: Roy Orbison’s classic Black & White Night concert gets 30th anniversary package

30 years ago, the late great Roy Orbison began his late 80’s comeback with the historic all-star “Black & White Night” concert film and show at LA’s Coconut Grove Club. It’s now getting the special bonus treatment to mark the 30 year milestone.

Roy Orbison: Black & White Night 30 comes out Feb. 24th and will feature previously unreleased performances. According to Billboard it will include “5 songs performed after the formal concert ended and the audience left the Coconut Grove club on Sept. 30, 1987.”

The project came about when Alex Orbison, Roy’s son and the President of Roy’s ...

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LJ Murphy Brings His Feral Stage Show and Visionary Lyricism Back to the East Village

Source: New York Music Daily

Great musicians reinvent themselves every so often. Bowie did it, and Elvis Costello has done it a few times as well. And so has.LJ Murphy, who is the closest thing New York has to either of those songwriters these days. The Bowie influence isn’t really obvious, although Murphy’s songs have a surrealistic side. The Costello influence is something Murphy has deliberately muted over the past few years, although lyrically speaking, the two share a fondness for irresistible puns, double and triple entendres and a defiant, sometimes venomously anti-authoritarian sensibility. Where Costello these days is a suave elder statesman, ...

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LJ Murphy Brings His Feral Stage Show and Visionary Lyricism Back to the East Village

Source: New York Music Daily

Great musicians reinvent themselves every so often. Bowie did it, and Elvis Costello has done it a few times as well. And so has.LJ Murphy, who is the closest thing New York has to either of those songwriters these days. The Bowie influence isn’t really obvious, although Murphy’s songs have a surrealistic side. The Costello influence is something Murphy has deliberately muted over the past few years, although lyrically speaking, the two share a fondness for irresistible puns, double and triple entendres and a defiant, sometimes venomously anti-authoritarian sensibility. Where Costello these days is a suave elder statesman, ...

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Brooklyn Rider, Anne Sofie von Otter performing new arrangements of Bjork, Elvis Costello, Kate Bush, more

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

There’s an album, a tour, and show coming up at Carnegie Hall soon.

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Pitchfork list their 200 best songs of the 1970s

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

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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Haunting, Brilliantly Lyrical Noir Americana from Ben De La Cour

Source: New York Music Daily

Crooner Ben De La Cour brings to mind Townes Van Zandt, and also a young Ward White. De La Cour shares a similarly cynical worldview and world-weary, rakish persona, and sings in an assured baritone that he would probably prefer was fueled by quality bourbon, although rotgut might do the job in a pinch. And as he makes clear from the git-go, he’s no stranger to being in a pinch. He tells a good yarn, is a hell of a lyricist and has a thing for windmills. Vocally, Nick Cave is the obvious comparison, but De La Cour doesn’t ...

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Amy Allison Brings Her Poignant, Distinctive Voice and Songcraft to the East Village Folk Festival

Source: New York Music Daily

For the past six months, Amy Allison has held down a monthly Saturday night residency at Dixon Place with pianist Lee Feldman. It’s an amazing collaboration. The daughter of jazz piano icon Mose Allison, she made her mark in the 90s as the best songwriter to come out of what was known then as alt-country. Revered by her peers – Elvis Costello appears on one of her albums, and Emmylou Harris’ most recent release contains an Amy Allison cover – she maintains a devoted cult following here.

Feldman, an briliant and similarly poignant songwriter in his own right, ...

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Amy Allison Brings Her Poignant, Distinctive Voice and Songcraft to the East Village Folk Festival

Source: New York Music Daily

For the past six months, Amy Allison has held down a monthly Saturday night residency at Dixon Place with pianist Lee Feldman. It’s an amazing collaboration. The daughter of jazz piano icon Mose Allison, she made her mark in the 90s as the best songwriter to come out of what was known then as alt-country. Revered by her peers – Elvis Costello appears on one of her albums, and Emmylou Harris’ most recent release contains an Amy Allison cover – she maintains a devoted cult following here.

Feldman, an briliant and similarly poignant songwriter in his own right, ...

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Amy Allison Brings Her Poignant, Distinctive Voice and Songcraft to the East Village Folk Festival

Source: New York Music Daily

For the past six months, Amy Allison has held down a monthly Saturday night residency at Dixon Place with pianist Lee Feldman. It’s an amazing collaboration. The daughter of jazz piano icon Mose Allison, she made her mark in the 90s as the best songwriter to come out of what was known then as alt-country. Revered by her peers – Elvis Costello appears on one of her albums, and Emmylou Harris’ most recent release contains an Amy Allison cover – she maintains a devoted cult following here.

Feldman, an briliant and similarly poignant songwriter in his own right, ...

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