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Joan Shelley announces tour with James Elkington (who covered The Kinks)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The tour is in support of Joan’s new self-titled album and James’ new album Wintres Woma, which is out now on Paradise of Bachelors. James plays on Joan’s new album, and he’ll also be playing in her band on this tour…

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Monterey Pop screenings, photo exhibit & more Summer of Love stuff

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Catch the restored documentary in a theater near you, head to Morrison Hotel Gallery to check out a photo exhibit, and read a recap of a recent Q&A with D.A. Pennebaker. Also: watch Michelle Phillips play “California Dreamin'” at Monterey Pop 50 with The Head and the Heart.

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1967’s best rock bands still touring (The Who, Dead, Beatles, Clapton, Floyd, more)

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A companion guide to our list of the 50 Best Psychedelic Rock Albums of the Summer of Love. Catch one of the many great artists still playing clubs and stadiums in 2017….

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The 50 best psychedelic rock albums of the Summer of Love

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Monterey Pop Fest and the Summer of Love, here are the 50 best psychedelic rock records of 1967, from Jefferson Airplane to Love to the Bee Gees to Pink Floyd to Donovan, and yes, The Beatles.

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Five Notable Releases of the Week (4/21)

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This week’s Notable Releases include Tara Jane O’Neil’s gorgeous self-titled album, Woods’ quickly-made ‘Love Is Love,’ The Black Angels’ Phil Ek-produced ‘Death Song,’ and more.

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Sir Ray Davies of The Kinks partners with The Jayhawks on American retrospective “Poetry”

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Sir Ray Davies of The Kinks partners with The Jayhawks on American retrospective “Poetry”

Ray Davies | photo by Steve Gullick | courtesy of the artist

British mastermind Sir Raymond Douglas Davies, better known for his jaunt with rock staple The Kinks, announced his new record Americana and released his first single “Poetry”. The single marks something special for Davies, as he enlisted alt-country kids The Jayhawks as recording partners.

A gloomy look at the materialism in America, Davies uses Dylan-esque vocals to soulfully inquire where art has gone in our country (“And every shop window goods are designed to please / Oh but I ask / Where is the poetry?”). Although ...

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get in the Halloween spirit with this week’s edition of BrooklynVegan Blog Radio on SiriusXMU

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You can also listen to a Spotify playlist of all the spooky songs on this week’s show.

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Record Store Day announces list of 2016 Black Friday exclusive releases

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Black Friday 2016 doesn’t just mean vegging out, eating Thanksgiving leftovers and binge-watching the new Gilmore Girls episodes. It’s also Record Store Day Black Friday…

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2016 NYC Halloween events: Village Parade, dog parade, cover band shows, World Inferno Friendship Society & more

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

NYC loves Halloween and there’s no shortage of spooky action this year.

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XPN MusicNotes: Leonard Cohen celebrates 82nd birthday, The Kinks to release vinyl collection, & new Oasis doc will screen for one night only

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XPN MusicNotes: Leonard Cohen celebrates 82nd birthday, The Kinks to release vinyl collection, & new Oasis doc will screen for one night only

Leonard Cohen, You Want It Darker | Courtesy of the artist

We tip our hat to Leonard Cohen, who celebrates his 82nd birthday today and fans are happy with the release of his latest song – the title track of his forthcoming album: “You Want it Darker.” Hear it below.

Leonard Cohen’s new album- You Want It Darker comes out October 21st. The title track appeared earlier this year on the Netflix series Peaky BlindersYou Want It Darker is produced by Cohen’s son, Adam and is the follow-up to 2014’s Popular Problems.

The new Oasis documentary Supersonic ...

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This Day in Music History: The Beach Boys release Surfer Girl, Peter Frampton plays his first solo gig

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This Day in Music History: The Beach  Boys release Surfer Girl, Peter Frampton plays his first solo gig

1963 -The Beach Boys release their 3rd album, Surfer Girl.

1966 – Pete Quaife leaves the Kinks and is replaced by John Dalton.

1968 – The Beatles record “I Will.”

1970 – Jimi Hendrix jams with Eric Burdon and War at the London club Ronnie Scott’s two days before his death. It’s the last time he plays music.

1972 – Former Herd and Humble Pie guitarist Peter Frampton plays his first solo gig, opening for The J. Geils Band in New York.

1974 – Bob Dylan records “Meet Me In The Morning.”

1979 – The Sugarhill Gang’s ‘Rapper’s Delight’ ...

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This Day in Music History: Graham Nash has bad luck, The Plastic Ono Band record Live Peace in Toronto 1969

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This Day in Music History: Graham Nash has bad luck, The Plastic Ono Band record Live Peace in Toronto 1969

1959 – Elvis Presley meets his future wife Priscilla Beaulieu at a party at his house in Germany, where he is serving in the US Army.

1960 – As the result of a scandal involving Dick Clark and Alan Freed (among others), the FCC bans payola, the practice of artists/labels paying DJs to play their songs on the radio.

1963 – Graham Nash accidentally falls out of the Hollies’ touring van after a gig in Scotland, leaning on an unlocked door and tumbling out as they travel 40 mph. Then, 36 years later to the day, he breaks both legs ...

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Pitchfork list their 200 best songs of the 1970s

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Back in 2004, Pitchfork published their Top 100 Albums of the 1970s list, and today they’ve returned with the 200 Best Songs of the 1970s. Some of the artists who didn’t make the cut on the albums list are now here, like Black Sabbath, Grateful Dead, Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith…

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Aug 15 in Music History: Woodstock begins, Led Zeppelin release In Through the Out Door

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Aug 15 in Music History: Woodstock begins, Led Zeppelin release In Through the Out Door

 

1955 – Elvis Presley signs a contract that names Colonel Tom Parker his “special advisor” with control over virtually every aspect of Elvis’ career. Parker is not really a Colonel at all, but a Dutch immigrant named Andreas Cornelius van Kujik, whose honorary title was given to him in 1948 by Governor Jimmie Davis of Louisiana. Parker’s pre-Elvis experience includes promoting carnival and medicine shows such as The Great Parker Pony Circus and Tom Parker And His Dancing Turkeys. His management of Presley becomes the defining role of masterminding talent management, which involves every facet of the client’s ...

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watch Descendents critique Rolling Stone’s ‘best punk albums’ list

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The Adolescents were a glaring omission, the Descendents say.

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This Day in Music History: Dolly Parton records “I Will Always Love You,” Steve Winwood releases his self-titled debut solo album

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This Day in Music History: Dolly Parton records “I Will Always Love You,” Steve Winwood releases his self-titled debut solo album

1943 – After planning to return to his hometown and resume his career as a barber, Perry Como is signed to RCA Records.

1964 – Elvis Presley’s 15th movie, Viva Las Vegas, opens nationally.

1964 – The Supremes release “Where Did Our Love Go.” It becomes their first #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart.

1965 – The Beatles record “Act Naturally,” “Wait,” and “Yesterday.” One year later in 1966, they record “Here, There, And Everywhere” and “Got To Get You Into My Life.”

1965 – The Kinks and the Moody Blues make their US concert ...

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This Day in Music History: Bob Marley & the Wailers release Exodus, Bryan Ferry releases Boys and Girls

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This Day in Music History: Bob Marley & the Wailers release Exodus, Bryan Ferry releases Boys and Girls

1953 – Elvis Presley becomes the first member of his family to complete high school when he graduates from J.C. Hulmes in Memphis, TN. He sports a split curl in the middle of his forehead for his senior photo, which later becomes his trademark look.

1955 – Buddy Holly opens for Elvis at a matinee concert in Lubbock, Texas. After the show, they sign autographs in a promotional appearance at the Johnson-Connelley Pontiac car dealership.

1959 – Billboard Magazine responds to the growing popularity of stereophonic recordings by splitting its album chart in two: one chart for mono, one for ...

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Countdown to Hollystock 2015: Soraia Introduces You to Their Favorite Artists

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Featured Image via Jeff Smth, YouTube

Soraia are reviving classic punk rock with their edgy melodies and vocals up to par with icons Joan Jett and Debbie Harry. The group has received wide acclaim for their cover of The Kinks’ “(I’m Not) Like Everybody Else,” with recognition as one of the coolest tracks of the year by SiriusXM channel Little Steven’s Underground Garage and rock legends, such as Michael Des Barres of Power Station. Soraia is back at it with a new single underway and a highly anticipated performance at the upcoming Hollystock Music ...

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MusicNotes from the XPN Morning Show: Watch Eddie Vedder serenade David Letterman w/ “Better Man, ” Biopic on The Kinks on the way, & New album/tour coming from John Lydon & Public Image Ltd.

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The late Show with David LettermanJust 2 more show left for David Letterman and last night Eddie Vedder performed the Pearl Jam classic “Better Man” for Dave. Watch. Iconic British band: The Kinks will immortalized in film with a new biopic entitled “You Really Got … Continued

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Spring Fling Playlist!

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Happy Spring everyone! Celebrate the changing of the seasons with some upbeat, fun spring music. Old and new, these songs will give you that loving, dancing feeling, and so will our upcoming event on April 2nd.  Click the banner below for more information!

Spring-Fling

Little Green Cars show off the green outdoors and build up to a fun dancing beat!

and Dan Croll picks up the beat a little bit more with this fun one, From Nowhere

Ben Folds and Regina Spektor definitely understand the spring fling feeling…

Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars couldn’t be more fun ...

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