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Five Notable Releases of the Week (6/30)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

High-profile, highly-anticipated albums by Jay-Z and Calvin Harris (which both feature Frank Ocean), a promising album by young indie rockers Ratboys, and more.

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watch ‘One Love Manchester’ benefit concert livestream w/ Coldplay, Ariana Grande, Pharrell, Take That & more

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Coldplay, Pharrell, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Take That (and Robbie Williams solo), and others will perform.

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Best Weekend Ever: Roots Picnic 2017, Iron Maiden, Levee Drivers, and More Kick Off June

Source: Rock On Philly

Featured Image of Black Thought of The Roots by Crillmatic

This concert season is heating up! From energetic small shows to insane, Philly-approved fests, kick off June right with our picks for your Best Weekend Ever.

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Philly-based vocal ensemble Variant 6 and multi-instrumentalist/composer Andrew Lipke team up for what is sure to be an amazing musical journey at the Neighborhood House at Christ Church in Old City. The show will explore music from other lands and composers, culminating in Lipke’s world premiere of “Kamala.” Get more info and tickets here.

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The Roots Picnic Philly: 2017 lineup and tickets

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

This year’s lineup is headlined by Pharrell & The Roots, with Lil Wayne, Solange, 21 Savage, Kimbra, Michael Kiwanuka, Thundercat, Noname, and a “live mixtape” from Black Thought & J.Period with Fat Joe, Mobb Deep, and Scott Storch.

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2017 Golden Globe Nominees: Iggy Pop, Pharrell, Johann Johannsson, ‘Stranger Things’ & more

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The 2017 Golden Globe Awards will be presented on January 8, live on NBC with host Jimmy Fallon.

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Rock On Philly Picks Top Performances from Glastonbury Festival 2015

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The 2015 Glastonbury Music happened this past weekend and a lot of awesome performances took place, some with covers that were very unexpected. We picked out our top performances of the big weekend that stood out from the rest (but let’s be honest, Glasto is just fantastic, in general)…

FKA Twigs-“Water Me”

Wolf Alice-“Bros”

Pharrell-“Freedom”

Hozier-“Retrograde” (James Blake Cover)

James Bay-“Hold Back The River”

Alabama Shakes-“Don’t Wanna Fight”

What are some of your favorite performances from this year’s Glastonbury fest? Let us know in the comments after the jump!

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Why Kanye Stormed the Stage at the Grammys

Source: Rock On Philly

Let me preface this by saying that Kanye West does not need apologists. His work and current stance within and against the music industry make the words and actions of “Kanye West apologists” purely offensive. With that out of the way, to business.

Kanye almost stormed the stage at the Grammys last night. When Beck won album of the year over Beyonce, Kanye’s head popped up for a moment on the television screen as Beck looked for his collaborators. Kanye reached for the mic, smiled, shook his head, and retreated.

Looks like it might have been a joke, right? In an ...

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“It Girl” Video Levels Up Pharrell’s Japanese Charm

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Otaku rejoice! Pharrell’s new music video is set in a paradise that blends classic 16-bit Nintendo charm with cheeky cel-shaded anime, and it sits all right by the beach. The video features Pharrell as a character in a video game-anime fusion spectacle as he searches for Yoshiichi, the subject of his affection. Making in-game purchases with money he’s probably earned from his digital skateboard sales, Pharrell courses through levels, racking up points, poppin’ Ramune, and winning epileptic challenges with style and grace.

Yoshiichi seems to be equally in love, too, as she’s appears to be caught in an alternative ...

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Made In America Sunday Recap: Spoon, Vacationer, Girl Talk, Pharrell, Grimes, Tiesto and More.

Source: Jump Philly

Text by Darragh Dandurand. Images by Teresa McCullough. With a foreboding sky up above, musicians and fans alike were hopeful, yet cautious of the impending storm. By 6 p.m., acts were cut short and the sweaty masses were kicked out the Made In America festival area for a weather postponement. The downpour soaked into the […]

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Spoon Rock through the Rain, Pharrell Kicks it Old School, Kings of Leon Shred

Source: Rock On Philly

Wow, day two. What a blast. Rock On Philly arrived right in time for Spoon and the rainstorm! Two songs into Spoon’s set, the skies opened up and the band had to leave the stage. Soon after, the entire crowd was evacuated from the festival grounds due to an impending severe storm with the promise that gates would re-open and the bands would play on once the storm passed.

An hour later, the rain had stopped enough for the crowd to come back in. Spoon returned to the Rocky Stage, but yet again the rain came down during their second song. ...

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10 Best Albums of 2014 (So Far)

Source: Rock On Philly

The year’s half over and we’ve already had an onslaught of fantastic new music with much more coming for fall and winter! Rock On Philly takes a look back at both new and familiar artists who’ve made an impression this year so far. In no particular order, we’ve got…

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Los Angeles’ Korean-American folk sextet are slowly getting the acknowledgment they deserve. Their debut LP Run River North is a compilation of stirring and nostalgic folk-tinted songs that make for a strong and unforgettable first album. We’ve written about them before on Rock On ...

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Ed Sheeran: x

Source: Short and Sweet NYC » Music

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x
(Asylum Records)

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With his debut album, +, Ed Sheeran worked relentlessly to go from playing to small crowds in his native England to selling out massive shows around the world. For his follow up, Sheeran could have stuck to acoustic ballads with the occasional injection of hip-hop. Instead, x is the sound of a young man adjusting to the spotlight, warts and all.

Lead single “Sing” stands out with its Pharrell-soaked chorus and instant comparisons to the early solo work of Justin Timberlake. From this song alone, Sheeran shows that he’s not afraid to step outside his comfort ...

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Pharrell Williams: G I R L

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G I R L
(Sony)

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That damn Pharrell is so hot right now! In the past year he was part of most of the songs you never stopped hearing such as “Blurred Lines,” “Get Lucky,” and of course the Academy Award-nominated “Happy.” So it’s a perfect time to launch a new album, especially an album that features Justin Timberlake, Miley Cyrus, and our favorite French robots, Daft Punk.

The album, entitled G I R L, as you might expect, is filled with pop-friendly hooks, enticing beats, and near-perfect production. What else might one expect from the producer-of-the-moment? ...

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Best Of 2013: Writers’ Picks

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Before we roll out the usual editorial Best Of lists, we checked in with our writing staff to see what their favorite tracks of 2013 were. It was tough, but we condensed all their choices into a single list of twenty songs. You can check it out after the jump.

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Save Kanye’s general batshit-ness and the incoherent personality both he and the blogging community perpetuated, no musician’s artistic trajectory was under more scrutiny in 2013 than Miley Cyrus’s (and really, it’s embarrassing that the collective adult conscience spent so much time this year debating whether or not Miley was everything ...

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Premiere: Thief – Closer EP

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Even before indie-pop vocalist/producer PJ Wolf officially released any songs under the moniker Thief Urban, his eclectic-sounding side project was off on its own highly buzzed-about venture. In July of 2012, the Australian polymath first channeled Discovery’s seminal LP in “Closer,” a percolating pop number, the tone of which he would later drop in order to tap into his urban-slanted other self to present us with the Pharrell-inspired “Cold.” Wolf returned this September with a curtailed name — just Thief — and a full-fledged debut song in the form of “Broken Boy,” hit us with ...

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