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MOJO’s Top 50 Albums of 2017

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Best of the Year Season continues, having begun last week with Rough Trade Shops’ list

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Rough Trade Shops’ Top 100 LPs of 2017

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

It’s officially End-of-the-Year list season as Rough Trade Shops — always first out of the gate — have announced their Top 100 Albums of 2017…

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ACL Fest 2018 dates announced ++ Weekend 2 Sunday pics

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Check out pics of Gorillaz, Run the Jewels, The Killers, and more. Plus: lose something at ACL Fest this year? Check out their online lost and found.

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Songhoy Blues & Steve Gunn @ Bowery Ballroom (pics ++ updated tour dates)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Malian band Songhoy Blues are currently on tour in support of their very good second album, Résistance. The best way to experience their music, however, is at one of their joyous live shows…

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ACL Fest 2017 day-by-day lineups & single-day tickets

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The Austin festival includes Jay-Z, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Gorillaz, The Killers, Chance the Rapper, Ice Cube, Run the Jewels, Solange, and more.

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Glastonbury 2017 set times

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Radiohead vs Dizzee Rascal vs Major Lazer vs part of Flaming Lips? Little Dragon vs The xx vs Future Islands? Foo Fighters vs Alt-J vs The Jacksons vs Phoenix?

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Austin City Limits Festival 2017 lineup (Gorillaz, RHCP, Chance, The xx, more)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The 2017 edition of Austin City Limits returns to Zilker Park in Austin, TX, with Gorillaz, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chance The Rapper, The Killers, The xx, Ryan Adams, Solange, Run the Jewels, Spoon, A$AP Ferg, First Aid Kit, D.R.A.M., Angel Olsen, and more

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Glastonbury 2017 lineup (Radiohead, Katy Perry, Foo Fighters, The National, Ride, Can Project, more)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

It was already revealed months ago that Radiohead would headline Glastonbury 2017, and today over 80 more acts were announced, including Phoenix, Run the Jewels, Alt-J, Future Islands, The Flaming Lips, The Avalanches, and more…

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Mbongwana Star touring before “Africa Now!” concert at The Apollo (w/ Songhoy Blues & more)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The fifth annual “Africa Now!” concert, part of the World Music Institute’s 2016/2017 season, goes down at NYC’s Apollo Theatre on March 11 with headliners Mbongwana Star and Songhoy Blues,.The lineup has expanded and changed since the initial lineup…

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Mulatu Astatke played Temple of Dendur (pics), the kickoff to World Music Institute’s 2016/2017 season (lineup)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Check out pics from Mulatu Astatke’s set, and peruse the entire World Music Institute 2016/2017 schedule (Bebel Gilberto, Seu Jorge, Mbongwanna Starr/Songhoy Blue & more).

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12 Artists We’re Excited About (who are playing The Great Escape)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

We pick a dozen artists who will play this multi-venue fest in Brighton, UK in addition to our own showcase.

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Songhoy Blues @ (le) poisson rouge, 4/14/16

Source: Short and Sweet NYC » Music

Songhoy Blues @ (le) poisson rouge, 4/14/16When Mali makes international headlines, it’s usually due to war and violence within the country. It was in the midst of this conflict that Songhoy Blues was formed, but you wouldn’t know that from the blazing set they put on at (le) poisson rouge. Despite Sharia law forbidding music in the northern portion of Mali, the quartet came together to create songs that are serious but hopeful, cutting but joyful.

You don’t have to be able to understand Songhoy Blues’ lyrics or know their back story to appreciate their style of “desert blues.” Their tunes are packed with guitarist Garba ...

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Songhoy Blues @ (le) poisson rouge, 4/14/16

Source: Short and Sweet NYC » Music

Songhoy Blues @ (le) poisson rouge, 4/14/16When Mali makes international headlines, it’s usually due to war and violence within the country. It was in the midst of this conflict that Songhoy Blues was formed, but you wouldn’t know that from the blazing set they put on at (le) poisson rouge. Despite Sharia law forbidding music in the northern portion of Mali, the quartet came together to create songs that are serious but hopeful, cutting but joyful.

You don’t have to be able to understand Songhoy Blues’ lyrics or know their back story to appreciate their style of “desert blues.” Their tunes are packed with guitarist Garba ...

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Just Announced: White Denim, Kississippi, Songhoy Blues, Colvin & Earle, and many more added to XPN Fest

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Just Announced: White Denim, Kississippi, Songhoy Blues, Colvin & Earle, and many more added to XPN Fest

White Denim| Photo by Drew Anthony Smith, courtesy of Downtown Records

XPoNential Festival, happening this July at the Camden Waterfront, already contains a stacked line-up of Alabama Shakes, Kurt Vile, The Districts, and so many more, but we are more than happy to announce the next 11 artists that will be performing as well that weekend.

Back on Tuesday, we shared an amalgamated face of all the artists that we would be announcing today, and now you get to see who’s who. Here’s the list of artists being added to XPoNential Fest this year.

Steve Earle & ...

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pics: Songhoy Blues & Diamond Guardian Diffusion @ Le Poisson Rouge

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Despite a name that implies some of the serious hardships they’ve faced, Malian band Songhoy Blues are a joy to watch with an energy level that never flags…

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Songhoy Blues at Arden Guild Hall, Iggy Pop at Academy of Music, La Santa Cecilia at World Cafe Live at The Queen, and more…

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Tonight’s Concert Picks: Songhoy Blues at Arden Guild Hall, Iggy Pop at Academy of Music, La Santa Cecilia at World Cafe Live at The Queen, and more…

Songhoy Blues | photo courtesy of the artist

Songhoy Blues, a desert blues quartet from Timbuktu in Mali, released their debut album Music In Exile in March of 2015, and they will be performing tonight at the Arden Guild Hall. Opening the show will be Philly locals Ill Fated Natives. For tickets and more information, check out the XPN Concert Calendar.

Iggy Pop teamed up with QOTSA’s Josh Homme to record the great Post Pop Depression, and Pop and the band will be performing tonight at the Kimmel Center’s Academy of Music. Opening the show will ...

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Out of political unrest, Songhoy Blues celebrate their West African culture

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Songhoy Blues | Photo copyright Andy MorganAcclaimed Malian band Songhoy Blues play West African music influenced by blues, rock and R&B. Two of the band members – Oumar Touré and Aliou Touré – hail from Gao, on the banks of the Niger River. They grew up … Continued

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