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Roger Waters & Brian Eno respond to Nick Cave’s Israel show press conference

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

“Nick thinks this is about censorship of his music? What? Nick, with all due respect, your music is irrelevant to this issue, so is mine, so is Brian Eno’s so is Beethoven’s, this isn’t about music, it’s about human rights.” – Roger Waters.

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Nick Cave playing Israel shows to “take a stand” against censorship

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

“It suddenly became very important,” Nick Cave said, ahead of his controversial, European tour-ending shows in Tel Aviv, ”to make a stand, to me, against those people who are trying to shut down musicians, to bully musicians, to censor musicians and to silence musicians.”

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Nick Cave’s Israel show protested by Roger Waters, Thurston Moore, Tunde Adebimpe, more

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Roger Waters, Thurston Moore, TV on the Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe and more have signed an open letter protesting Nick Cave’s upcoming shows in Tel Aviv.

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Radiohead played Israel, a very LONG & controversial show (video, setlist)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

“A lot of stuff was said about this but, in the end, we played some music,” Thom Yorke told the audience at Radiohead‘s concert in Tel-Aviv, Israel on Wednesday, right before launching into their final song of the night, “Karma Police.” Radiohead made waves deciding to play Israel,

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Michael Stipe “stands with” Radiohead playing Israel (Roger Waters still doesn’t)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The R.E.M. frontman says: “I stand with Radiohead and their decision to perform. Let’s hope a dialogue continues, helping to bring the occupation to an end and lead to a peaceful solution.”

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Radiohead add tour dates (including Israel); James Blake opening some ++ more related news

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Nigel Godrich also released a video of Radiohead recording “Ful Stop” for ‘A Moon Shaped Pool,’ Jonny Greenwood is also scoring another Paul Thomas Anderson film, and more.

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Palestinian Anger in Jerusalem and West Bank Gets a Violent Soundtrack

Source: New York Times » Music

The political songs, which have a strong following among teenagers, are “made as a way to make the Palestinian people get up and resist,” said a Ramallah music shop owner.

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Vera Stern, Arts Advocate Who Helped Save Carnegie Hall, Dies at 88

Source: New York Times » Music

Mrs. Stern, who once served as the president for the America-Israel Cultural Foundation, is remembered for having been the behind-the-scenes force that helped save Carnegie Hall from demolition.

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ArtsBeat: What’s On This Week Around the World

Source: New York Times » Music

A new pas de deux by Benjamin Millepied in Paris; a range of exhibitions at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art; and a staging of Björk’s “Medulla” in Brussels are in this week’s lineup of international art events.

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Introducing: Garden City Movement

Source: All Things Go

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Israel is the land of milk and honey, which could explain how newcomer Israeli trio Garden City Movement are making music that is so effortlessly sweet and sticky. New release “Move On” opens with warm guitar strums over a syrupy beat and handclaps. Even as heavily distorted vocals kick in, with chimes and the sounds of water flowing, the song never loses its delicate sense of pace and atmosphere. The layering of different sounds is impressive with no one element overpowering the others. It feels almost like a sonic cleanse, and as the reverb builds and the gentle voice echoes, ...

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