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XPN MusicNotes: Watch Mavis Staples perform live on Kimmel for MLK Day, see the “video likeness” of Prince onstage in April in Minneapolis

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XPN MusicNotes: Watch Mavis Staples perform live on Kimmel for MLK Day, see the “video likeness” of Prince onstage in April in Minneapolis

Mavis Staples | photo by Cameron Pollack for WXPN

Mavis Staples was the musical guest on last night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! for Martin Luther King Day. Watch the legendary singer perform an emotional live version of “Build a Bridge.”

Mavis Staples will be performing at this year’s Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival following the release of her latest album If All I Was Was Black, which was written and produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy.

A special concert & event featuring a “video likeness” of Prince is being planned for April 21st in Minneapolis. The show, featuring Prince’s video likeness, ...

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new Prince documentary coming soon; Prince estate launches online pop-up store

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Appropriately titled Prince’s Last Year, the documentary will focus on the last 12 months of the secluded performer’s life, and will include unreleased footage from his final, intimate “Piano & Microphone” performance.

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NY Comic Con 2017 pics (Star Trek, Willy Wonka, cosplay & more from Sunday)

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NY Comic Con concluded with anticipated panels from The X-Files and Batman vs Two-Face, an appearance from Life of Agony’s Alan Robert, and lots more cosplay.

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Sept 11 in Music History: Bruce Springsteen releases The Wild, The Innocent And The E Street Shuffle; breaks records at the Spectrum

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Sept 11 in Music History: Bruce Springsteen releases The Wild, The Innocent And The E Street Shuffle; breaks records at the Spectrum

1952 – Ahmet Ertegun begins recording his newest signing, 21-year-old Ray Charles, at Atlantic Records on West 56th St in New York City. Ertegun had purchased the singer’s contract from the Swingtime label for $2,500.

1962 – After George Martin insists that session drummer Andy White take Ringo Starr’s place, The Beatles return to EMI Studios in London for a third attempt at recording their first single. “Love Me Do” is selected to be The Beatles’ first A-side, with “P.S. I Love You” on the flip side (a reversal of the original plan). The single that is released on October ...

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Lydia Loveless releasing compilation album, announces tour

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The 11-track compilation (her first release since 2016’s Real) consists of her 2013 EP Boy Crazy, in addition to a bunch of rarities and covers of Prince, Elvis Costello, and Kesha.

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Watch Low Cut Connie’s weird and colorful video of Prince cover, “Controversy”

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Watch Low Cut Connie’s weird and colorful video of Prince cover, “Controversy”

Low Cut Connie | courtesy of the artist

The frontman of Philly’s Low Cut Connie, Adam Weiner, is a massive Prince fan; so much so that the band included an amazing cover of “Controversy” on their latest album, Dirty Pictures, Pt. 1. 

When the track was first released back in May, the cover held the title of XPN’s Gotta Hear Song of the Week, so we like it quite a bunch around here. More recently, Diffuser has premiered a colorfully weird video as the tune’s visual counterpart.

Catch Low Cut Connie when they play alongside an awesome bill, including Chill Moody ...

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Usher added to Dave Chappelle’s Radio City residency

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Chappelle also recently stopped by Hot 97’s Ebro In The Morning, where he talked about Jay-Z’s new album, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, the late Charlie Murphy, Prince, Game of Thrones, R Kelly, and more.

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John Blackwell, who drummed for Prince, D’Angelo & others, has died

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“My husband incredible drummer John Blackwell Jr. passed the way peacefully in my company today. Thanks God for his life and thanks everyone for their support.” – Yaritza Blackwell.

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MINKA’s Dick Rubin chats Bowie, Babies, New EP, and Surviving in Philly

Source: Rock On Philly

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If you don’t know MINKA, you definitely need to hop on this crazy train! Spawning some energetic, dance-rock tunes with just the right amount of synth and unconventional sampling choices, MINKA’s frontman Dick Rubin recently sat down with Rock On Philly to chat about the inter-workings of their latest, self-released EP Born In The Viper Room. If you can take anything away about MINKA it is this: the band is all about expressing the individual you as much as possible, forging one’s own path, in any way that fits you. ...

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Best Weekend Ever: Fenech-Soler, Bonobo, The Revolution

Source: Rock On Philly

Featured photo of Emily King by Wakana Narisako.

 

This weekend is going to be hot and beautiful! With the NFL draft party near the parkway, there will be traffic congestion, so plan your travel routes to shows ahead of time!

Best Weekend Ever: Fenech-Soler, Bonobo, The Revolution

 

Thursday 4/27:

The New Pornographers are performing at a sold out Union Transfer. Whiteout Conditions was released earlier this month and it is their seventh studio album. Their pop sound incorporated with rock makes for a fun time. Waxahatchee is on tour with The New Pornographers and she will present a perfectly folky opening set. Get resale tickets ...

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Low Cut Connie remember Prince with cover of “Controversy” from new LP

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Low Cut Connie remember Prince with cover of “Controversy” from new LP

Low Cut Connie | courtesy of the artist

On the first anniversary of his death, Prince is being remembered around the world and in a variety of ways. For Low Cut Connie, the tribute is a cover of the late musician’s 1981 hit “Controversy,” released today and and appearing on the local band’s forthcoming Dirty Pictures (part 1) LP. The album is due on May 19th, midway through a national tour that leads into a hometown date at Union Transfer on September 8th.

The rough and rowdy South Philly outfit keep the original funky spirit of the song but add a ...

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Inside Prince’s Paisley Park Archives: 7,000 Artifacts Cataloged, Many More to Go

Source: New York Times » Music

A visit to the rock star’s compound-turned-museum, where a team is organizing all of his belongings as it prepares for the one-year anniversary of his death.

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listen to a new Perfume Genius song, “Go Ahead”

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Perfume Genius revealed the song in the midst of a Twitter AMA, where he also took questions about Diet Coke, Buffy, malls, Beatles vs Stones, Michael Jackson vs Prince, Kendrick vs Drake, Iggy Azalea vs Nicki Minaj, female artists that influenced him the most, and more.

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XPN MusicNotes: Listen to a new Prince song, “Deliverance,” from controversial forthcoming EP

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XPN MusicNotes:  Listen to a new Prince song, “Deliverance,” from controversial forthcoming EP

Prince | photo by Michael Ochs / Getty Images | via RollingStone.com

“I believe Deliverance is a timely release with everything going on in the world today, and in light of the one-year anniversary of his passing, I hope when people hear Prince singing these songs it will bring comfort to many”- George Ian Boxill – Producer & Engineer for Prince

Friday marks the one year anniversary of Prince‘s death. It’s also the day a posthumous EP called Deliverance will be released. It features six previously-unheard recordings by Prince, including the title track, which you can listen to below.

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Red Bull Music Academy NYC 2017: Solange, Gucci Mane, Sacred Bones, Werner Herzog & more

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The Red Bull Music Academy is back for it’s fifth straight year in NYC, happening April 29 — May 21

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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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Feb 21 in Music History: Pink Floyd and the Beatles record side by side

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Pink Floyd A Piper at the Gates of Dawn

 

1958 – The first Gibson Flying V guitar is shipped from a factory in Kalamazoo, MI.

 

1964 – New York band The Echoes recruits a new, young, then-unknown piano player named Billy Joel.

 

1967 – Pink Floyd start the first sessions on their debut album The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn at the EMI Studios in St. John’s Wood, London. While working on the song “Matilda Mother” with former Beatles engineer Norman Smith, The Beatles themselves are working in the studio next door, recording “Fixing A Hole” for their Sgt. Pepper album. Micky Dolenz from The ...

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purple Prince Spotify ads add color to Union Square subway station

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Prince’s crucial Warner Brothers catalog returned to streaming services on Sunday, and just to make sure you knew about it, Spotify put up a few ads in NYC’s 14th St Union Square subway hub…

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