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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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XPN MusicNotes: Watch Lana Del Rey join Leonard Cohen’s son for cover of his dad’s “Chelsea Hotel #2” at Tower of Song Tribute

Source: The Key (WXPN)

XPN MusicNotes: Watch Lana Del Rey join Leonard Cohen’s son for cover of his dad’s “Chelsea Hotel #2” at Tower of Song Tribute

Tower of Song flyer

Musicians from around the world gathered in Montreal last night for the Tower of Song Tribute to celebrate the life & music of Leonard Cohen on the eve of the 1st anniversary of his death. Watch Lana Del Rey and Cohen’s son Adam perform a cover of Leonard Cohen’s Chelsea Hotel #2.

Lana & Adam / Chelsea Hotel

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The Tower of Song Tribute also featured artists such as Sting, Elvis Costello, The Lumineers and more. Check out more photos and music ...

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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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Good Cover Version: Feist Does Leonard Cohen

Source: Fuzzy Logic

Good Cover Version: Feist Does Leonard Cohen

Pulp gave the world the song “Bad Cover Version.” But seeing as I’m a sonic optimist, I’m of the belief that there’s more likely than not more good cover versions floating around than bad ones. Good Cover Version celebrates the good, and leaves all that bad and ugly stuff alone.

I’m such an emotional masochist that I’ll listen to Leonard Cohen on repeat for hours, just because. And I know I’m not the only one. It brings me great joy to hear a good cover of a classic Cohen song, and many noteworthy folks have given that very challenge the ...

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Lana Del Rey played the hits & covered Leonard Cohen @ T5 (night 2 pics, review)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Unlike at night one, Lana did her cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Chelsea Hotel #2” and took a fan request for “Pretty When You Cry.” Otherwise, the setlist was almost identical, filled with fan faves…

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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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watch the Polaris Music Prize Gala livestream

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The Polaris Music Prize Gala is tonight (9/18) in Toronto, where it will be decided what Canadian album from the past year is most deserving of this year’s coveted award. Weaves, Tanya Tagaq, Leif Vollebekk and other nominees are performing.

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2017 Polaris Prize shortlist: Leonard Cohen, Feist, BADBADNOTGOOD & more

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Canada’s The Polaris Music Prize has whittled down its longlist into its ten-LP shortlist who will vie for the 2017 award. Can anything beat Leonard Cohen‘s You Want it Darker? Should anything?

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XPN MusicNotes: Watch U2 cover Leonard Cohen’s “Suzanne” in tribute to the late Canadian Singer-Songwriter

Source: The Key (WXPN)

XPN MusicNotes:  Watch U2 cover Leonard Cohen’s “Suzanne” in tribute to the late Canadian Singer-Songwriter

“Leonard Cohen is an addiction I can’t give up” -Bono

U2 took its 30th Anniv. of the Joshua Tree Tour from the US to Canada this weekend and while in Toronto, paid tribute to the late great Canadian Singer-Songwriter Leonard Cohen. On Saturday night, U2 performed a cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Suzanne” at Rogers Center in Toronto.  Back in 2005 U2 worked with Cohen on a performance of “Tower of Song” from the documentary: “I’m Your Man.”

Bono told the 50,000 people in attendance:

“Tonight we hold onto some things, as you let go of others. I’m not quite sure ...

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2017 Polaris Music Prize longlist

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Nominees include Leonard Cohen, Drake, Feist, The New Pornographers, Mac DeMarco, Japandroids, and more.

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watch Big Thief & Tiny Hazard play “Mary” and cover Leonard Cohen in 2015

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Big Thief released their sophomore album Capacity today, one of the most anticipated and best albums from a young indie band this year (read our review). One of its standout tracks, “Mary,” dates back to a one-off collaborative set that Big Thief singer Adrianne Lenker played with Tiny Hazard singer Alena Spanger at The Hum in 2015

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No Ice Represent the Real Brooklyn at Three Upcoming Shows

Source: New York Music Daily

No Ice might be the best band to come out of Brooklyn in the last few years. They spun off of punkish populists the Brooklyn What when one of that band’s original three brilliant lead guitarists, Evan O’Donnell, absconded to Indonesia to work on a gamelan metal project (he’s been a member of New York’s Balinese gamelan, Gamelan Dharma Swara) and then most recently put out a ferociously good, dark art-rock album.

So frontman/multi-instrumentalist Jamie Frey decided to finally play all those instruments he’d been hiding down in the basement and keep the band going with a ...

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Good Cover Version: The Districts Does Leonard Cohen

Source: Fuzzy Logic

Good Cover Version: The Districts Does Leonard Cohen

Pulp gave the world the song “Bad Cover Version.” But seeing as I’m a sonic optimist, I’m of the belief that there’s more likely than not more good cover versions floating around than bad ones. Good Cover Version celebrates the good, and leaves all that bad and ugly stuff alone.

Another iconic Leonard Cohen song, another cover. I quite fancy The District‘s mighty fine treatment of “Lover Lover Lover.” The Philadelphia Fat Possum signees handled the song with care, adding their tender fuzz and slightly tremulous vocals to the lyrical poetry of Cohen’s words. The end sees the song ...

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Is this Jared Kushner’s last.fm profile?

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

He likes Twenty One Pilots a lot.

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Celebrate the work of Leonard Cohen in music and spoken word at the Gershman Y

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Celebrate the work of Leonard Cohen in music and spoken word at the Gershman Y

Leonard Cohen | photo courtesy of the Gershman Y

It’s been six months since the passing of legendary songwriter Leonard Cohen, and it’s no doubt that his influence and inspiration will continue to live on through artists for years to come. To pay tribute to such an important figure, the Gershman Y is presenting An Evening of Leonard Cohen at the Y’s Levitt Auditorium on Thursday, May 18th.

The event will begin with a Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival screening of the 45-minute documentary, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN… MR. LEONARD COHEN, followed by readings from spoken-word artists Jacob Winterstein, Sarah Bloom, ...

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Listen to The Dove and the Wolf’s cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Hey, That’s No Way to Say Goodbye”

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Listen to The Dove and the Wolf’s cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Hey, That’s No Way to Say Goodbye”

The Dove and The Wolf | photo by CJ Harvey | courtesy of the artist

Cover songs often pose a tricky predicament. Do you stay as close to the original as you can? Completely transform the song into your own?  It’s very risky territory, especially when covering a song by a legend like Leonard Cohen.  But all this didn’t hinder Philly-based indie pop duo, The Dove and the Wolf, from taking the leap and covering Cohen’s “Hey, That’s No Way to Say Goodbye.”  And I’m super glad it didn’t, because Paloma Gill and Lou Hayat-Camard’s take on the sweet and simple folk ...

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What’s going on Wednesday?

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Tonight’s NYC shows include Code Orange, P.O.S, a Leonard Cohen tribute, and more.

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pics/videos: Richard Thompson, Lenny Kaye, Will Sheff, Lee Renaldo & more @ Leonard Cohen tribute at MHOW

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Tuesday night (1/24) was the “Sincerely L. Cohen: A Celebration of Leonard Cohen” tribute at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg, which featured loving renditions of his songs as well as readings of his poetry.

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Bowie & Beyonce top 2016 Pazz & Jop poll

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The annual Pazz & Jop poll tallies top ten lists from over 500 music critics around the globe.

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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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Sharon Van Etten covered Leonard Cohen w/ Kevin Morby, debuted new songs at ACLU/PP benefit show (pics, video)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Last night’s sold-out benefit for Planned Parenthood and The ACLU also had Beirut, Kevin Morby, Daniel Rossen, and Hand Habits.

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Flo Morrissey & Matthew E. White releasing collaborative covers LP (listen), playing shows

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Their album includes their takes on songs by Roy Ayers, Frank Ocean, Leonard Cohen, Velvet Underground, James Blake and more.

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Marissa Nadler tells us about her Top 10 LPs of 2016

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Marissa’s list includes Nick Cave, Beyonce

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we look back at 2016 on this week’s BrooklynVegan Blog Radio on Sirius XMU (playlist)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Today (12/28) is the last episode of BrooklynVegan Blog Radio on SiriusXMU for 2016 and host Nick Masi spends it counting down his favorite records of the year, which include many records that ended up on BV’s year-end list.

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