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Amazon series ‘Philip K Dick’s Electric Dreams’ stars Janelle Monae, Bryan Cranston, more

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Amazon’s new sci-fi anthology, which debuted today, also features episodes scored by Ólafur Arnalds.

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30 essential psychedelic soul songs

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From Shuggie Otis to War to Solange, here are some of the most essential psychedelic soul songs of the past 50 years.

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Five Notable Releases of the Week (2/17)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

This week’s Notable Releases include Strand of Oaks’ beefy rock album, Jidenna’s ambitious debut, Sun Kil Moon’s wordy two-hour album, and more.

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Jidenna shares video for “The Let Out”; debut album ‘The Chief’ out this week

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Janelle Monae associate and the man behind “Classic Man,” Jidenna, releases his debut album The Chief this Friday. He just released a video for its latest single, “The Let Out.”

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Angel Olsen, Michael Stipe, Madonna, and more participated in Women’s Marches (pics)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Among the participants in the marches included many musicians, like Best Coast, members of The National, Haim, Amanda Palmer, Merrill Garbus of tUnE-YaRdS, Grimes, Michael Stipe, Tegan & Sara, Madonna, Janelle Monae, Regina Spektor, members of Wilco, Perfume Genius, Kim Gordon, Chelsea Wolfe, Britt Daniel of Spoon, Eleanor Friedberger, Torres, Mary Timony, Angel Olsen, Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak, Dan Deacon, and more.

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watch Janelle Monae & Maxwell speak and perform at the Women’s March in DC

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The Women’s March is currently underway in DC (and other cities like NYC), and Janelle Monae and Maxwell just spoke and performed…

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BrooklynVegan’s Favorite Photos of 2016

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A collection of our best photos from 2016.

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Janelle Monae, The Internet, Kelela & more @ Afropunk 2016 day 2 (pics)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

photos by Sachyn Mital

You may have seen our pictures from last weekend’s Afropunk Festival, including the performers on Saturday and Sunday, including a Fishbone, Bad Brains, and Living Color megajam – not to mention all of the well-dressed people in attendance

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New Music Show Preview with Jack White, Janelle Monae and more!

Source: The Key (WXPN)

New Music Show Preview with Jack White, Janelle Monae and more!

Photo by Marc Baptise

 

Monday nights mean New Music Discovery on XPN! As we all do our best to hold on to summer, I’ve got some tunes that’ll sound great coming out of your car speakers. We’ll hear a new synth-rock band from Oakland called Waterstrider (one of my new favs), a Philly favorite, Shark Tape, channel The Replacements, and Bon Iver lending his one-of-a-kind vocals to an infectious new song from Francis & The Lights.  Two hours of new music starts at 8pm tonight, here’s a sample of what else we’ll spin…

 “City Lights” by THE WHITE STRIPES / JACK ...

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Netflix’s ‘The Get Down’ is out now (listen to the soundtrack & music from the show)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The Get Down, the ambitious, pricey new musical drama set from filmmaker Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge, William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliette) debuted on Netflix today…

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Afropunk expands lineup, adds Laura Mvula, Ho99o9, BLXPLTN & more

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The annual Afropunk festival in Brooklyn’s Commodore Park happens this year on August 27 & 28, and since we last spoke, the lineup has been expanded. Among the additions is British singer Laura Mvula, whose great new album The Dreaming Room is out now…

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Boston Calling day 3 pics (Disclosure, Haim, Janelle Monae, Vince Staples, Charles Bradley & more)

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The 2016 Boston Calling festival began on Friday, continued on Saturday, and then finally wrapped up on Sunday (5/29). Sunday quite possibly had the most stacked, diverse lineup of the three days…

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Afropunk 2016 lineup (Ice Cube, TVOTR, Tyler the Creator, Cee-Lo, FlyLo, Janelle Monae, George Clinton, Earl Sweatshirt, more)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Also: Angel Haze, Downtown Boys, Skunk Anansie, Skye & Ross of Morcheeba, Young Fathers, Shabazz Palaces, Thundercat, a superjam featuring members of Bad Brains, Fishbone and Living Colour, and more.

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Erykah Badu and Jill Scott headlining Summer Spirit Festival, playing Coney Island (separately)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The 2016 Summer Spirit Festival happens August 6 & 7 at Merriweather Post Pavillion in Maryland with Erykah Badu and Janelle Monae headlining day one; and Jill Scott and The Roots headlining day two. Erykah Badu and Jill Scott are also both playing the soon-to-be-open Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk (separately).

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XPN MusicNotes: Watch never before seen live video of The Beatles “Revolution,” & Listen to rare live recording of Johnny Cash’s “Man in Black” from 1971

Source: The Key (WXPN)

popmatters.comThe Beatles have released a never-before-seen LIVE video of the Fab-Four performing “Revolution.” Apple Corps will release their updated version of the The Beatles’ album 1 on November 6th re-titled 1+. It includes a DVD of performances of the songs … Continued

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Let’s Dance! Cory Wade, Jennifer Logue, The Sun Flights, Deep City Healers, and Rob Tait Talk David Bowie

Source: Rock On Philly

Featured Image by Adam Bielawski via Wikimedia Commons

Rock On Philly is celebrating the music and influence of the iconic innovator David Bowie at this upcoming Songwriters in the Round on the thirty-second anniversary of the first-ever David Bowie convention. We caught up with the artists getting on their red shoes for this event, including Cory Wade of America’s Next Top Model, Jennifer Logue, The Sun Flights, Rob Tait, and Brenda Cohen of the Deep City Healers, and talked more about the enduring influence and timelessness of the infamous “Rebel Rebel”.

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Janelle Monáe Takes Our Breath Away at Union Transfer

Source: Rock On Philly

Photography by Stephanie DeFeo

On Wednesday, August 12, 2015 Janelle Monáe and Wondaland Records kicked off The Eephus Tour, sponsored by Toyota in Philadelphia. The surprising part about the show was that it was an undisclosed location, known only to the dedicated fans who downloaded Monáe’s album and received the free concert’s locale on the date of the event. That undisclosed locale happened to be at Union Transfer, and the cloak-and-dagger mystère certainly did not keep fans from lining up around Spring Garden to see the breathtaking performances by Janelle Monáe, Jidenna, St. Beauty, Deep Cotton ...

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Five shows in August you should not miss

Source: The Swollen Fox

Delta SpiritWednesday, August 5 – Delta Spirit and Friends @ World Cafe Live – $25 – Tickets
One of the most enjoyable live rock bands kicking today, Delta Spirit never lets a crowd down. The band has toured heavily in support of last year’s Into the Wide, but will soon be taking a break from the road. The current “An Evening With…And Friends” tour will be the last chance to see Delta Spirit live “for quite a while,” according to a press release, as the band will take an “extended break from the road to focus on writing new music.” ...

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Janelle Monae, Wondaland Records announce tour of free shows

Source: The Swollen Fox

WondalandJanelle Monae’s Wondaland Records and Epic Records have announced a special tour, dubbed The Eephus Tour, consisting of eight free, “secret” shows. The tour will feature performances by Janelle Monae, plus every act on the Wondaland roster. It will start right here in Philadelphia on August 12 before moving on to New York, D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland and Atlanta. Admission to each show is invite-only; fans can sign up at Wondaland.com for a chance to attend. Winners of tickets will be notified via email 24 hours prior to the show.

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