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a guide to 2017 Thanksgiving Weekend events in NYC

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Read our day-by-day guide to the various events taking place around the city on Thanksgiving Weekend.

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Bob Dylan & Mavis Staples began their Beacon Theatre run (night 1 setlists)

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Bob Dylan began his five-night run at NYC’s Beacon Theatre last night (11/20). He’s supporting his latest covers album and did do some covers (including two Frank Sinatra songs), but also played a handful of classics…

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Five Notable Releases of the Week (11/17)

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This week’s Notable Releases include the powerful new Mavis Staples album, the posthumous Sharon Jones album, the latest Electric Wizard rager, and more.

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Jeff Tweedy discusses depression & more in new podcast; Wilco share ‘Being There’ outtake

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Jeff discussed his frequent migraines growing up, and his history struggling with anxiety and depression, turning to alcohol, marijuana, and opioids, before eventually spending time in rehab. Aside from these heavy topics, Jeff also talked about the beginnings of his record collection, and his large amount of guitars.

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XPN MusicNotes: Listen to Mavis Staples’ new song “Build A Bridge” featuring Jeff Tweedy

Source: The Key (WXPN)

XPN MusicNotes: Listen to Mavis Staples’ new song “Build A Bridge” featuring Jeff Tweedy

Mavis Staples | photo by Cameron Pollack for WXPN

Soul singing legend Mavis Staples is still going strong at age 78 and has just released a new song called “Build A Bridge” from her soon to be released new album If All I Was Was Black, which she recorded with Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy

If All I Was Was Black comes out on November 17th and Mavis has a bunch of performances opening for Bob Dylan throughout November including two shows at the Tower Theater in Upper Darby this Saturday and Sunday, November 11th and 12th; more information can be found at ...

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Wilco announce vinyl reissues; Mavis Staples & Bob Dylan share songs

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Wilco have announced that they’re giving vinyl and CD reissues to their first two albums, A.M. and Being There, with bonus material including alternate takes, unreleased songs, and live recordings…

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Mavis Staples announces Jeff Tweedy collaboration If All I Was Was Black

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Mavis Staples announces Jeff Tweedy collaboration If All I Was Was Black

Mavis Staples | photo by Cameron Pollack for WXPN

XPN Fest veterans and longtime friends Mavis Staples and Jeff Tweedy (of Wilco) have collaborated together a few times before, but the just-announced If All I Was Was Black is a particularly special project. Slated for a November 17 release on Anti- Records, the 10-track album was produced and written by Tweedy, with vocalist Staples contributing to the lyrics on three tracks. In addition to being the first full-length of original material the the two have worked on together, If All I Was Was Black takes on a political tone, addressing racial ...

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Review: Gorillaz’s ‘Humanz’ is heavy on guests, light on hits

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

For Humanz, Damon Albarn turns the spotlight over to his guests. A handful of these guests rise to the occasion, but the finished project plays out more like a playlist than an album.

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free 2017 Central Park SummerStage shows (Yo La Tengo, TMBG, Mavis Staples, Valerie June, Laura Mvula & more)

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PLUS: Mulatu Astatke, Roy Ayers, Panjabi MC, “Rock Steady Crew 40th Anniversary,” and more.

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Gorillaz (finally) announce new album, ‘Humanz,’ reveal guests, share videos

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Grace Jones, Mavis Staples, Danny Brown, De La Soul, Pusha T, Kelela, Vince Staples & more appear on the first Gorillaz album in six years.

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Benjamin Booker releasing ‘Witness’ LP (listen to the title track ft. Mavis Staples)

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Benjamin Booker has a new album, Witness, coming out on June 2 via ATO Records. This is his first album since his self-titled debut back in 2014. This new album, produced by Sam Cohen…

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Listen to alternate versions of Arcade Fire / Mavis Staples collab “I Give You Power,” benefitting the ACLU

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Listen to alternate versions of Arcade Fire / Mavis Staples collab “I Give You Power,” benefitting the ACLU

Arcade Fire | Photo by Michelle Montgomery | www.michellemontgomeryphotography.com

Following up on last week’s “I Give You Power” collaboration with Mavis Staples, Arcade Fire have shared two new versions of the single – a full instrumental cut and a choppier “Broken Speaker” remix. The song (and the “alternative songs”) marks the Canadian outfit’s first new material since 2013’s Reflektor and benefits the American Civil Liberties Union.

Speaking to Beats 1 DJ Zane Lowe after releasing “I Give You Power,” Win Butler said:

“It’s easy to get sucked into sitting on the couch and checking your news feed and ...

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Mavis Staples, Jackson Brown Cyndi Lauper, Michael McDonald & more playing “Love Rocks NYC” benefit

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Mavis Staples, Cyndi Lauper, Michael McDonald, Jackson Brown, Gary Clark Jr, Dr. John, Susan Tedeschi & Derek Trucks, Warren Hynes, Marc Cohn, the Blind Boys of Alabama and more will all be performing at NYC’s Beacon Theatre on March 9…

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11 New Albums Your Parents Might Like (to play at Thanksgiving)

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Margo Price, Mavis Staples, Kevin Morby and 8 more albums worth your (and your parents’) Thanksgiving time.

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This Day in Music History: Creedence Clearwater Revival release their 3rd album of 1969, The Police release their debut

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This Day in Music History: Creedence Clearwater Revival release their 3rd album of 1969, The Police release their debut

1920 – KDKA in Pittsburgh becomes the first commercially licensed radio station in the United States. With consumers unsure about benefits of radio, the station announces results of the Harding-Cox presidential election, getting the news to those with a radio much faster than everyone who had to wait for the morning paper.

1963 – The British paper Daily Mirror coins the term “Beatlemania!” in a cover story reviewing The Beatles’ concert the night before in Cheltenham, England.

1963 – Kate Smith gives her first full concert to paying customers.

1969 – Creedence Clearwater Revival releases Willy and the Poor Boys ...

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Eaux Claires Fest is the theme for this week’s BrooklynVegan Blog Radio on SiriusXMU (playist)

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This week’s BrooklynVegan Blog Radio show on SiriusXMU is dedicated to the Eaux Claires Music and Arts Festival, as well as the ‘Day of the Dead’ compilation, and includes almost every artist that performed in Wisconsin this past weekend, as well as a few tracks from that Grateful Dead tribute album.

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