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Dr. Demento presents star-studded punk tribute LP (Misfits, Weird Al, William Shatner & more)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

A whole bunch of punk, new wave, indie/alt rock artists have come together to pay tribute to beloved radio personality and novelty music guru Dr. Demento on a new two-disc tribute titled Covered in Punk. Artists such as Nobunny, Joan Jett, The Dead Milkmen, Colleen Green, The Meatmen, Shonen Knife, The Vandals, Fred Schneider, Quintron & Miss Pussycat, Los Straitjackets, Misfits, and more have covered classic songs that were staples of Dr Demento’s radio show…

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NPR’s 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The list is being celebrated with a free NYC show tonight, headlined by Rickie Lee Jones, who will perform Pirates in full (#49 on the list).

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

Source: The Key (WXPN)

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

Blondie | via NME

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

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

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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Jesse Malin, Joan Jett, Walter Schreifels & more covered ‘Goats Head Soup’ @ Bowery Ballroom (pics)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Tommy Stinson and more were also on hand for Malin’s holiday benefit show.

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Joan Jett played a benefit show at the Cap with George Porter Jr & more (pics)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts played a benefit show just outside of NYC at Westchester’s Capitol Theatre on Saturday (11/5). The benefit was for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Family Services of Westchester, and it had a bunch of guests…

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Best Weekend Ever: Country, Rap, 70’s Rock!

Source: Rock On Philly

Featured Photo by Mike Mauger

Can you believe it’s already the end of July??? Don’t let summer pass you by! With the DNC in town this week, the city will be a little more hectic than usual, so keep yourself update on street closures and traffic congestion when you’re going out to these shows.

Thursday 7/28:

Philly bands Hemming and Vita and the Woolf are at Spruce Street Harbor for this week’s Waterfront Sessions. It’s a completely free event that starts at 6:30pm and both of the bands are being talked about nationally. It’ll be a hot, muggy night, ...

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July 19 in Music History: Elvis Presley releases his final album on the anniversary of his first single

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July 19 in Music History: Elvis Presley releases his final album on the anniversary of his first single

1954 – Sun Records releases the first Elvis Presley single, ‘”That’s All Right,” a cover of Arthur Crudup’s 1946 tune “That’s All Right, Mama.” Only about 7,000 original copies are pressed, but the disc becomes a local hit in Memphis.

1958 – The Drifters’ manager George Treadwell, who owns the name, fires the group and replaces them with members of The Five Crowns. When Ben E. King joins the group a short time later, they become consistent hitmakers with songs such as “There Goes My Baby,” “This Magic Moment,” and “Save The Last Dance For Me.”

1966 – The Monkees ...

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This Day in Music History: Queen releases their debut album, Live Aid takes place in Philadelphia and London

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This Day in Music History: Queen releases their debut album, Live Aid takes place in Philadelphia and London

1897 – A US patent is granted to inventor Guglielmo Marconi for the radio.

1939 – Frank Sinatra makes his recording debut with the Harry James band on the songs “Melancholy Mood” and “From the Bottom of My Heart.”

1964 – The Animals go to #1 on the UK singles chart with “The House Of The Rising Sun.” It is the first song to top the UK charts that clocks in at over 4 minutes in length.

1964 – The Supremes record “Come See About Me.”

1968 – Black Sabbath plays their first gig at a small backstreet Blues club ...

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The Rise of Comeback Tours: Are They Worth the Nostalgia?

Source: Rock On Philly

Featured Image Courtesy of The Odyssey Online

There have been a pattern of tour announcements lately. Amid the usual festival announcements (Firefly 2K16!!), there have also been tour announcements featuring bands and artists that the universe hasn’t heard from in a while. Here’s a few: LCD Soundsystem, Taking Back Sunday, Dashboard Confessional, Cheap Trick, Joan Jett, Good Charlotte (yeah, I was surprised, too), and Marilyn Manson. Many, if not all of these artists are legendary at this point, and don’t get me wrong: 12-year-old me is screaming with joy at ...

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Iggy Pop recounts history of The Stooges in new book ‘Total Chaos’

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

“The first time the story of this seminal band has been told entirely in Pop’s own words.” Plus: watch Iggy’s performance on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live.’

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April 18 in Music History: Members of Led Zeppelin and Yes almost form a band, Eric Clapton releases Crossroads

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April 18 in Music History: Members of Led Zeppelin and Yes almost form a band, Eric Clapton releases Crossroads

1969 – The Beatles record “Old Brown Shoe” and “I Want You (She’s So Heavy).”

1970 – Steel Mill (featuring Bruce Springsteen) play in the Main Gym at Ocean County College in New Jersey. Tickets cost $2.00.

1975 – Alice Cooper’s first TV special, Welcome To My Nightmare: The Making Of A Record Album, airs.

1978 – The movie FM, which will become the basis for the TV show WKRP in Cincinnati, makes its debut. Linda Ronstadt and Jimmy Buffett both appear in the film.

1981 – Chris Squire and Alan White of Yes begin rehearsals with Jimmy ...

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XPN MusicNotes: Listen to Fiona Apple sing w/ Andrew Bird on “Left Hand Kisses,” & Jack White to perform w/ “The Muppets”

Source: The Key (WXPN)

XPN MusicNotes: Listen to Fiona Apple sing w/ Andrew Bird on “Left Hand Kisses,” & Jack White to perform w/ “The Muppets”

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Countdown to Hollystock 2015: Soraia Introduces You to Their Favorite Artists

Source: Rock On Philly

Featured Image via Jeff Smth, YouTube

Soraia are reviving classic punk rock with their edgy melodies and vocals up to par with icons Joan Jett and Debbie Harry. The group has received wide acclaim for their cover of The Kinks’ “(I’m Not) Like Everybody Else,” with recognition as one of the coolest tracks of the year by SiriusXM channel Little Steven’s Underground Garage and rock legends, such as Michael Des Barres of Power Station. Soraia is back at it with a new single underway and a highly anticipated performance at the upcoming Hollystock Music ...

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Did You Know These Six Artists Have Philly Roots?

Source: Rock On Philly

Featured Image by Pikturewerk via Flickr

Some artists seem to have their Philadelphia heritage tied to their image – Questlove & The Roots, Will SmithKurt Vile, Silvertide, etc. – but some of these other international stars who have Philly roots may surprise you…

Hall & Oates

Both members of the commercially and critically acclaimed duo, Daryl Hall and John Oates, were born and raised in the Philadelphia suburbs and met each other while attending Temple University. Hall & Oates will perform during the Grand Opening of the The Fillmore Philadelphia on Thursday, October 1st.

Joan ...

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MusicNotes from the XPN Morning Show: Ryan Adams records “Live At Carnegie Hall,” Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame lists performers & presenters, and Sam Cooke film in the works

Source: The Key (WXPN)

RyanCarnegieXPN fav Ryan Adams has announced a new live album, recorded at Carnegie Hall in November of 2014. “Ryan Adams: Live At Carnegie Hall” encompasses all the songs that Adams played during two-nights of performance at Carnegie Hall in NYC … Continued

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Catch Up: February 13th, 2015

Source: All Things Go

Remember your Mom this Valentine’s Day – inspired by MacDemarco. Maybe buy her tickets to Bjork’s new MoMA exhibit, or get her into one of Miley Cyrus’ backyard sessions, for example.

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Roger Daltrey of The Who and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts to play CHOP benefit

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Roger Daltrey of The Who and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts will join together for an iconic night of music in support of Teen Cancer America (TCA) and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). The benefit concert will be held … Continued

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Roger Daltrey to perform The Who hits at The Kimmel Center in July

Source: The Swollen Fox

RogerDaltrey_highresRoger Daltrey, lead singer of Hall of Fame rock band The Who, will perform his band’s hits in The Kimmel Center’s Verizon Hall on Monday, July 28. The concert, which will also feature special guest Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, will benefit Teen Cancer America (TCA) and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), with proceeds “enhancing adolescent and young adult programming for patients in CHOP’s world-renowned Cancer Center by creating a new space completely dedicated to the unique needs of this special population,” according to a press release.

In a statement, Daltrey said, “I am so delighted that we are ...

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Show Review: Cherie Currie at The Barbary

Source: Rock On Philly

On 11/15, The Barbary in Fishtown filled up with a rowdy crowd for headliner Cherie Currie and her band.  The bar was packed for the show before 10pm hit. Former lead vocalist of the girl band The Runaways, Currie was a teenage rocker in the 70s working alongside Joan Jett from the Philadelphia area. Currie put her years of rocking out hard to work on the Barbary stage. The small venue provided a great view of the stage and allowed fans to interact with Currie. In a cute moment before Currie began to perform, she announced that her son ...

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