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club kid James St. James’ book Freak Show is now a movie in theaters & on demand

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

John Cameron Mitchell performed ‘Hedwig’ songs in at the premiere party (there’s video), which was attended by Sting whose wife Trudie Styler directed the movie which includes Bettle Midler as a cast member. Trudie is also doing Q&A’s at IFC Center where the movie is playing in NYC.

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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

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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

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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XPN MusicNotes: Listen to Morrissey’s new “Spent the Day In Bed”; watch Leonard Cohen’s posthumous music video

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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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Sting enthralls an intimate Fillmore crowd with a career-spanning set

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Sting enthralls an intimate Fillmore crowd with a career-spanning set

Sting | photo by Joe Del Tufo for WXPN | moonloopphoto.com

Kudos to whoever was able to convince Sting to play The Fillmore in Philly, what a great booking. Packed with a crowd of just over 2000 enthusiastic fans, I expected the smaller show to be driven by new material by Sting’s recent 57th & 9th release from last year, or something more experimental. He clearly had other plans. Sting came out promptly at 8 p.m., and sat down for a solo acoustic version of “Heading South on the Great North Road.” He then left the stage for a ...

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Best Weekend Ever: Rozes, Sting, Vanessa Carlton

Source: Rock On Philly

Featured photo by Justin Higuchi

 

Another weekend of confusing weather is approaching us, but don’t let that scare you, we’ve still got great shows to keep you from staying home!

 

Best Weekend Ever: Rozes, Sting, Vanessa Carlton

 

Thursday 3/9:

Fishtown will be coming to life with two awesome shows at The Fillmore. Young Jeezy will be performing a sold out set downstairs. Resale tickets are available here if you don’t have tickets yet. Philly artist Rozes is playing an intimate set upstairs inside The Foundry. You’ve probably already heard her song “Roses” that she collaborated on with The Chainsmokers, and her last show in ...

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XPN MusicNotes: Listen to new song from Blondie, watch Sting in a song-battle with James Corden

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XPN MusicNotes: Listen to new song from Blondie, watch Sting in a song-battle with James Corden

Blondie | via NME

NYC punk and new wave legends Blondie have announced their next album Pollinator will come out on May 5th. Listen to its first single Fun below.

Pollinator is Blondie’s 11th studio album is the follow-up to 2014’s Ghosts Of Download. It features Joan Jett and Laurie Anderson on the track “Doom Or Destiny,” along with songwriting collaborations from TV On The Radio’s Dave Sitek, Charli XCX, Sia, Dev Hynes and Johnny Marr.

Sting and James Corden had an epic song battle in a recent skit about dueling, singing waiters. Great stuff as we hear some classic ...

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Metallica/Beck playing intimate LA shows around Grammys (which Daft Punk/ATCQ were added to)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Two more collaborations were announced for the Grammy Awards Ceremony: Daft Punk and The Weeknd; and A Tribe Called Quest, Anderson .Paak, and Dave Grohl.

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XPN MusicNotes: See the Oscar nominees for Best Original Song and Best Original Score

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XPN MusicNotes: See the Oscar nominees for Best Original Song and Best Original Score

Moonlight is nominated for Best Original Score in the 89th Annual Academy Awards

The nominations for the 89th Annual Academy Awards were announced this morning, including nods for Best Original Song and Best Original Score.

The Oscar nominees for Best Original Song include:

* “Audition” from La La Land
* “City of Stars” from La La Land
* Justin Timberlake – “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” from Trolls
* Sting – “The Empty Chair” from Jim: The James Foley Story
* Lin-Manuel Miranda – “How Far I’ll Go” from Moana

The Oscar nominees for Best Original Score include:

* Nicholas ...

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2017 Oscar nominations: ‘La La Land,’ Micachu, Justin Timberlake & more

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The 2017 Academy Awards nominations were announced this morning, with La La Land leading the pack with a whopping 14 nominations, tying with Titanic and All About Eve for most nominations ever.

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classic concert films ‘The T.A.M.I. Show’ & ‘Big T.N.T. Show’ now on Blu-ray; Ronnie Spector playing holiday shows

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Ronnie also plays the “Baby It’s Cold Outside: The Revlon Concert for the Rainforest Fund” benefit at Carnegie Hall with Bruce Springsteen, Sting and more.

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Rolling Stone’s Top 50 Albums of 2016

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

From rock giants like The Rolling Stones, Metallica and Green Day to up-and-comers like Car Seat Headrest and Mitski.

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Sting played first Le Bataclan show since Paris attacks; EoDM manager denies Jesse Hughes was kicked out of the show

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Today (11/13) marks the one-year anniversary of the horrific attacks in Paris where 139 people died, including 89 people at Le Bataclan where The Eagles of Death Metal were performing. On Saturday night (11/12), Le Bataclan reopened its doors with a concert from Sting.

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This Day in Music History: The Monkees and King Crimson release their debut albums

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This Day in Music History: The Monkees and King Crimson release their debut albums

1902 – The Gibson Mandolin guitar company is formed. The first successfully commercial electric guitar, the ES-150, is produced in 1936, and in 1946 Gibson introduces the P-90 single coil pickup, which is eventually used on the first Les Paul model made in 1952.

1962 – The BBC bans the song “Monster Mash” by Bobby “Boris” Pickett on the grounds that the song is “too morbid.”

1966 – The self-titled debut album from The Monkees is released.

1968 – The Beatles record “Piggies,” “Glass Onion,” and “Why Don’t We Do It In The Road?”

1969 – King Crimson releases their ...

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Sept 14 in Music History: Genesis make their live debut, Counting Crows release August and Everything After

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Sept 14 in Music History: Genesis make their live debut, Counting Crows release August and Everything After

1955 – Little Richard enters a New Orleans studio to begin two days of recording. The sessions don’t start well, but they end fantastically. During a break, he and his producer Bumps Blackwell go to the Dew Drop Inn for lunch. Richard starts wildly playing the piano in the bar, singing a loud and lewd version of “Tutti Frutti.” With only fifteen minutes left in the session, Richard records this version of the song with the phrase, “a-wop-bop-a-loo-bop-a-lop-bam-boom.”

1968 – The first episode of the comic strip-turned television series The Archies airs in the US. Rock mogul Don Kirshner (who ...

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Sting readies his first rock album in over a decade

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Sting readies his first rock album in over a decade

Sting | via facebook.com/sting

Sting releases his new album, 57th & 9th, on November 11th. It’s his first new rock album in over a decade. The album features his long-time collaborators Dominic Miller on guitar and Vinnie Colaiuta on drums. It includes contributions from drummer Josh Freese of Nine Inch Nails, guitarist Lyle Workman and the San Antonio-based Tex-Mex band The Last Bandoleros. Listen to the first single, “I Can’t Stop Thinking About You,” below.

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Sylvan Esso returns with a new song called “Radio”

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Sylvan Esso returns with a new song called “Radio”

Sylvan Esso | Photo by Jeremy Zimmerman for WXPN | jeremy-zim.com

Sylvan Esso returns with a new song called “Radio,” their first release since their self-titled 2014 debut album. The duo is planning to release their sophomore record sometime in 2017. The new single, “Radio,” will be released on vinyl on November 18th along with “Kick Jump Twist.” Listen below.

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“Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk” is officially open

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk had its grand opening this past July 4th holiday weekend with shows from The Impractical Jokers (7/1), Peter Gabriel & Sting (7/3), and The Beach Boys (7/4)…

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This Day in Music History: The Beatles release Sgt Pepper’s and David Bowie releases his debut album, both in 1967

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This Day in Music History: The Beatles release Sgt Pepper’s and David Bowie releases his debut album, both in 1967

1957 – Sam Cooke records “You Send Me.”

1964 – The Rolling Stones land in the United States for their first American tour.

1964 – Dolly Parton moves to Nashville, TN one day after graduating high school.

1965 – Art Garfunkel graduates from Columbia University in New York.

1967 – Fairport Convention make their live debut at St. Michael’s Hall.

1967 – The Beatles release Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band in England (and in the US the next day).

1967 – David Bowie releases his self-titled debut album, David Bowie. It bares little resemblance to future work.

1969 ...

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Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk initial show schedule

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Check out the initial schedule of the new Coney Island music venue.

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5 UArts Bands You Need To Know Now

Source: Rock On Philly

Featured Image by Brittany Salerno

At the heart of Philadelphia, The University of The Arts produces musical acts at an unprecedented rate thanks to an unparalleled creative community of artists unlike any other. One of few in the world to house all the arts under one roof, the school is a crucible of talent and incubator of collaboration that transcends every platform from basements and house shows to nationally televised events, award shows and even the silver screen. These hallowed halls have housed notable talents that include Academy Award winner/30 Seconds To Mars front man Jared Leto, double-platinum Bucks ...

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