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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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June 26 in Music History: Bob Dylan & the Band release The Basement Tapes, Elvis makes his final appearance

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June 26 in Music History: Bob Dylan & the Band release The Basement Tapes, Elvis makes his final appearance

1964 – The Beatles release A Hard Day’s Night in the US.

1972 – During sessions at Olympic Studios in London, England, David Bowie records “John, I’m Only Dancing” with Mick Ronson on lead guitar and Lou Reed on rhythm guitar. The track, which is released and becomes a hit single in the UK in September of this year, is not released in America after being judged too risqué by RCA Records.

1974 – The supergroup Bad Company, comprised of Paul Rodgers and Simon Kirke (of Free), Mick Ralphs (of Mott The Hoople), and Boz Burrell (of King Crimson), release ...

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April 17 in Music History: The Band play their first independent show, Paul McCartney releases his debut solo album

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April 17 in Music History: The Band play their first independent show, Paul McCartney releases his debut solo album

1960 – Eddie Cochran is killed when the taxi he is traveling in crashes into a lamppost on Rowden Hill in Chippenham, England. Songwriter Sharon Sheeley and singer Gene Vincent survive the crash. Cochran was 21.


1964 – Dusty Springfield releases her debut album, A Girl Called Dusty.

1964 – Them (with Van Morrison) make their live debut at Ireland’s Maritime Hotel in Belfast.

1969 – The Band play their first independent show in San Francisco, Calfornia.

1970 – Paul McCartney releases his first solo album, McCartney, in the UK. It is released three days later in the ...

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This Day in Music History: The Band holds The Last Waltz, Band Aid records “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”

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This Day in Music History: The Band holds The Last Waltz, Band Aid records “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”

1961 – The Everly Brothers report for duty as artillerymen at Camp Pendleton in southern California after joining the Marine Corps Reserves. By enlisting together, the brothers ensured that they would not be drafted – or separated.

1969 – As a protest against Britain’s military involvement in foreign conflicts, John Lennon returns his Member of the British Empire medal, with an attached letter that reads: “Your Majesty, I am returning this MBE in protest against Britain’s involvement in the Nigeria-Biafra thing, against our support of America in Vietnam, and against ‘Cold Turkey’ slipping down the charts. With love, John Lennon ...

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‘The Last Waltz’ turning 40: box set on the way; Phosphorescent, Nels Cline, Natalie Prass & more playing tribute at The Cap

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The new box set features outtakes, rehearsals and more.

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This Day in Music History: The Band release their self-titled album, the first Farm Aid is held

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This Day in Music History: The Band release their self-titled album, the first Farm Aid is held

1965 – The Supremes record “I Hear A Symphony.”

1969 – The Band released their self-titled album, which peaked at No.9 on the US chart, and included Rag Mama Rag, Up on Cripple Creek and The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down. In 2009, the album was preserved into the National Recording Registry because the album was ‘culturally, historically, or aesthetically important, and reflects life in the United States.’

1979 – Joe Walsh announces his bid for the US presidency (he obviously doesn’t win).

1980 – Geffen Records was formed.

1980 – John Lennon signed with Geffen Records.

1983...

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This Day in Music History: The Band releases Music From Big Pink, Bon Jovi signs with Mercury Records

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This Day in Music History: The Band releases Music From Big Pink, Bon Jovi signs with Mercury Records

1956 – Elvis Presley performs “Hound Dog” on NBC- TV’s The Steve Allen Show to an actual live hound dog because the producers didn’t want him shaking his pelvis on their program. US TV critic John Crosby pans Elvis’ performance anyway, calling him an “unspeakable, untalented and vulgar young entertainer.”

1963 – The Beatles record their next single “She Loves You” / “I’ll Get You” at EMI Studios in London, completing the two songs in less than four hours. When it is released in August later this year, “She Loves You” becomes the band’s first million-selling single.

1968 – The ...

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Remembering Allen Toussaint

Source: Rock On Philly

Featured Image by Bryan Ledgard

On Tuesday, November 102015 the world of music said goodbye to a legendary songwriter, instrumental musician and producer in New Orleans icon and Grammy-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Allen Toussaint. Following a tour stop in Spain at the Teatro Lara in Madrid, Toussaint suffered a heart attack at his hotel from which he was resuscitated yet while being transported to the hospital he would succumb to another attack. One of the most influential musicians in history, Toussaint was born in New Orleans in 1938 and had already begun ...

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What band are you going to be for Halloween? A look at covers parties in Philly this weekend

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Vita and the Woolf | Photo by Michelle Montgomery | michellemontgomeryphotography.comLet’s face it, the adult Halloween is only really fun if you get to get boozed up, listen to some music and dance while dressed ridiculously. Or is that just me? Regardless there are some rockin’ shows this weekend where … Continued

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XPN MusicNotes: Rent & live in “Big Pink” in NY, De La Soul’s new album w/ Usher & Snoop Dogg, and Bono helps empower women.

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amazon.com“Big Pink” isn’t just a pink house where The Band and Bob Dylan recorded in the 1960’s; It’s now a rental property where you can stay! Bob Dylan and The Band wrote and recorded The Basement Tapes and Music from … Continued

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Arts | Woodstock: From the Band’s Music, the Weight Builds a Future

Source: New York Times » Music

The guitarist Jim Weider, a longtime collaborator of Levon Helm’s, and other surviving members of the Helm inner circle have formed the Weight, an ensemble dedicated to playing the Band’s songs — and keeping the spirit alive.

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Monday Playlist: Dylan

Source: Rock On Philly

To misquote Game of Thrones, “Bob Dylan is coming.” Dylan is rolling into Philadelphia November 21st to November 23rd to play three shows at the Kimmel Center’s Academy of Music. Dylan fanatics will already be listening to the complete six-disc recordings of Dylan and The Band, dubbed The Basement Tapes  and set to release on November 4th. A week later, a T-Bone Burnett produced tribute, Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes will be released featuring Jim James, Elvis Costello, and Taylor Dawes among others.

It’s hard to argue that there’s been a more influential American ...

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Album Review: Crow Bait – Sliding Through The Halls of Fate

Source: Rock On Philly

Long Island punk band Crow Bait recently released their debut full length album, Sliding Through the Halls of Fate, on Don Giovanni Records and announced several east coast tour dates with locals Beach Slang, one in Philly on June 14th. Made up of NY-scene vets Chris Arena (Sister Kisser), Mike Bruno (Iron Chic, Wax Phantom), and Sal Fiteni (Sister Kisser), Crow Bait is a cultivation of a modern attitude and an influence from 80′s rock bands like The Replacements.

“The Ocean” opens up the album with a nostalgic tone and forward-thinking mentality that shapes up ...

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Real Estate – Behind That Locked Door (George Harrison Cover)

Source: All Things Go

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Where George Harrison is lush, Real Estate is stripped down. While George Harrison channels the rolling hills of the English countryside, Real Estate mine the boredom of East Coast suburban cul-de-sacs. Yet, both Harrison and Real Estate possess a sort of sad but sweet disposition, a soft-spoken, understated intelligence. And it’s this central quality that makes their unique versions of guitar pop, new and old, so captivating.

I was quite thrilled to see a cover of George Harrison’s beautiful “Behind That Locked Door” pop up on my Soundcloud feed with Real Estate’s name attached. “Behind That Locked Door” was composed ...

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