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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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Finn from Stranger Things makes awesome Spotify playlists (with Modern Baseball, Jeff Rosenstock, Mac DeMarco & more)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

It’s no secret that Finn Wolfhard, the 14 year-old actor who plays Mike Wheeler in Stranger Things, is into cool modern punk and indie rock.

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Jan 30 in Music History: The Beatles perform their rooftop concert, The Velvet Underground release White Light/White Heat

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Jan 30 in Music History: The Beatles perform their rooftop concert, The Velvet Underground release White Light/White Heat

 

1961 – The Shirelles become the first girl group to top the US charts when “Will You Love Me Tomorrow?” reaches #1.

1968 – The Velvet Underground release White Light/White Heat.

 

1969 – The Beatles stage their famous lunchtime rooftop concert at Apple Records in London. It is their last public performance. They play “Get Back,” “Don’t Let Me Down,” “I’ve Got A Feeling,” “The One After 909,” and “Dig A Pony.” John Lennon ends the performance by saying, “Thank you, on behalf of the group and ourselves, and I hope we passed the audition.”

 

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Jan 17 in Music History: Dave Mason records the trumpet on “Penny Lane,” David Bowie gets his first #1 album in the US

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Jan 17 in Music History: Dave Mason records the trumpet on “Penny Lane,” David Bowie gets his first #1 album in the US
1965 – The Rolling Stones record “The Last Time” and “Play With Fire.”

1967 – London’s Daily Mail newspaper carries an article about potholes in Blackburn, Lancashire, inspiring John Lennon to mention it in “A Day In The Life.” That same day, a 40-year-old David Mason records the piccolo trumpet solo for The Beatles’ “Penny Lane” at Abbey Road Studios in London. He was paid £27 ($42) for his performance.

1969 – Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts publishes his book, Ode to a High Flying Bird. The book is a tribute to Charlie Parker.

1979 – Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou ...

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Good Cover Version: Flo Morrissey & Matthew E. White Do The Velvet Underground

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Good Cover Version: Flo Morrissey & Matthew E. White Do The Velvet Underground

Pulp gave the world the song “Bad Cover Version.” But seeing as I’m a sonic optimist, I’m of the belief that there’s more likely than not more good cover versions floating around than bad ones. Good Cover Version celebrates the good, and leaves all that bad and ugly stuff alone.

I’ve been a fan of “Sunday Morning” for a pretty long time, and consider it pretty sacred. But along came Flo Morrissey and Matthew E. White, with their exuberant, undeniable technicolor rendition in the key of “Mr. Blue Sky” (though perhaps not quite as rampantly pop tarty). Part of ...

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Velvet Underground news: a special John Cale show, Nico biopic, Andrew Bird+Matt Berninger covered Perfect Day & more

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Plus: check out Andrew Bird and Matt Berninger’s cover of Lou Reed’s “Perfect Day,” and also a Nico biopic is coming.

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Today in Music History: Lou Reed plays his last show with The Velvet Underground, John Lennon sees a UFO

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Today in Music History: Lou Reed plays his last show with The Velvet Underground, John Lennon sees a UFO

 

1962 – John Lennon marries Cynthia Powell at the Registrar office in Liverpool with Paul McCartney as best man. His wedding night is spent playing a gig with The Beatles at the nearby Riverpark Ballroom.

1970 – Lou Reed plays his last gig with The Velvet Underground at Max’s Kansas City in New York. His father brings him home to Long Island and puts him to work in his accounting firm, where he stays for two years before signing a solo deal.

1974 – The local papers report that John Lennon, while staying in mistress’ May Pang’s New York ...

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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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The Ramones, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed & more in new documentary about music biz legend Danny Fields

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

If HBO’s tone-deaf series Vinyl left you cold but wanting to learn more about the NYC music scene of the ’70s, you may want to keep an eye out for new documentary Danny Says which is about legendary music biz figure Danny Fields, who helped the careers of The Ramones, Iggy Pop, The Doors, The Velvet Underground, MC5 and more.

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

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The Adolescents were a glaring omission, the Descendents say.

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XPN MusicNotes: Lou Reed’s “Last Project” box set due this fall, James Hetfield turns Metallica country

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XPN MusicNotes: Lou Reed’s “Last Project” box set due this fall, James Hetfield turns Metallica country

Lou Reed | photo by Gie Knaeps | via Rolling Stone

A treasure trove of music from the late, great frontman of the Velvet Underderground Lou Reed will comprise a huge box set due out this fall.

16 of Lou Reed’s solo recordings will make up The RCA & Arista Album Collection which will come out October 7th. The collection spans his albums from 1972 to 1986.

XPN MusicNotes: Lou Reed’s “Last Project” box set due this fall, James Hetfield turns Metallica country

via Rolling Stone

According to Rolling Stone:

Lou Reed spent the months before his death in 2013 remastering each of the LPs, which include Transformer, Berlin and Rock ‘n’ Roll Animal, among ...

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs played their first show in years at the Mick Rock doc afterparty (pics, videos)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

YYYs celebrated the legendary rock photographer with covers of Bowie and VU, and other performers included Marky Ramone, Eugene Hutz, TV on the Radio, and more. Debbie Harry was in the house too (but not to perform).

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XPN MusicNotes: Stream The Beatles Anthology tonight, watch John Cale Play The Velvet Underground with Animal Collective and The Libertines

Source: The Key (WXPN)

XPN MusicNotes:  Stream The Beatles Anthology tonight, watch John Cale Play The Velvet Underground with Animal Collective and The LibertinesThe Beatles Anthology Volumes 1-3 will finally be available for streaming tonight at midnight.

The collections were originally released as CDs in 1995 and 1996 and have been remastered at Abbey Road Studios by the same team who remastered Beatles albums in 2009. The Beatles, one of the last holdouts in the streaming wars, released their catalog on all major music streaming services this past Christmas Eve. Tonight’s midnight streaming release of Anthology Volumes 1-3 also inclduies: three chronological collections of rare Beatles recordings (including outtakes and alternate versions) that were originally released on CD in 1995 and 1996. All ...

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XPN MusicNotes: David Gilmour covers The Beatles, Velvet Underground reissue includes 1970 Philly show from Second Fret & Watch Beck & St. Vincent join Taylor Swift on-stage

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musictour.euPink Floyd goes the way of the Beatles as David Gilmour sings a cover of “Here, There and Everywhere.” David Gilmour recorded a cover of the Beatles ballad “Here, There and Everywhere” with his son Joe, for Mojo magazine’s David … Continued

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Adrien Reju Takes Our Breath Away on ‘Strange Love and The Secret Language’

Source: Rock On Philly

Featured Image, Album Art courtesy of the Artist

What do you think of when it comes to love songs? Does “It’s Gonna Be Me” by N*SYNC pop into your head? Or does something like Foreigner’s “I Want to Know What Love Is” or Beyonce’s “Crazy In Love” seem more fitting? Well, singer/songwriter and Philly-affiliate Adrien Reju has compiled an album of tracks and covers that aren’t your ordinary love songs.

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Strange Love and The Secret Language, released today through Zip Records, is a calm, folky compilation of original songs and covers of unconventional love songs by artists, including David Bowie ...

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MusicNotes from the XPN Morning Show: Flaming Lips perform “A Day in the Life” w/ Miley Cyrus, The Velvet Underground share unheard mix of “I Can’t Stand It”, and 82 yr old Loretta Lynn signs multi-record deal!

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a79cfa95Question: What sings Beatles covers, has a beard, & wears a massive silver, iridescent cape?  Answer:  Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips of course!  Watch the spectacle as he and Miley Cyrus sing “A Day in the Life” on Conan, … Continued

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MusicNotes from the XPN Morning Show: Fleetwood Mac perform w/ Christine McVie for first time since ’97, Velvet Underground mark 45th anniv w/ “Super Deluxe Reissue” and Eddie Vedder releases cover of John Lennon’s “Imagine”

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GettyA reunited Fleetwood Mac played their first, full concert with Christine McVie for the first time since 1997. It happened at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Tuesday night, September 30th. Read more here. The band played 24 songs including … Continued

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Julian Casablancas Keeps Pushing His Limits on Tyranny

Source: Rock On Philly

This Tuesday, The Strokes’ lead singer/legend Julian Casablancas teamed up with The Voidz to release his second solo album Tyranny, the follow-up to 2009’s Phrazes for the Young.

The electronic, 80s influences in Casablancas’ new album are concurrent with the general direction that the past two Strokes albums, Angles and Comedown Machine, have been building up towards since 2011. Casablancas’ haunting falsetto in songs like “Nintendo Blood” is reminiscent of the vocals from Comedown Machine’s “One Way Trigger,” a powerful song that showcases just how wide Casablancas’ vocal range has expanded since his days ...

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Rock On Philly’s Your Perfect Weekend

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As summer slowly drifts on, Philadelphia is still lively and full of great music, awesome festivals and copious amounts of outdoor fun to please even the most country-minded residents of the city. Last week was chuck-full of concerts and this week offers no exceptions. You’ll be traveling in and around the city to witness live music and take part in some out-of-the-box activities.

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Today is a one-stop shop; you’ll find all you need for a good night and more at The Oval this evening as they host Giant Pizza, an event under The Awesome Fest umbrella, beginning at ...

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PhilaMOCA and Pizza Brain to hold Mausoleum Pizza Party featuring Macaulay Culkin’s The Pizza Underground

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The Pizza Underground | via Facebook

The Pizza Underground is a pizza-themed Velvet Underground cover band featuring actor Macaulay Culkin. Making its first Philadelphia appearance on January 25th, the band couldn’t ask for a better gig than a party and show dedicated to pizza. Check out a video they posted to YouTube below, but be warned: you will start craving a big cheesy slice. Also performing that night will be Philadelphia’s own pizza themed metal band Pizza Face, who were recently voted “Philly’s Third Funniest Band.” The list of performers includes Scott Weiner (Guinness record holder for “largest pizza box ...

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The Velvet Underground – I’m Not A Young Man Anymore

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With the recent passing of Lou Reed, it’s easy to assume that a previously unreleased song by The Velvet Underground must be an attempt to cash in on his presence in the public psyche. Actually, Reed and John Cale had already been putting together the special 45th anniversary addition of White Light/White Heat and chosen to include “I”m Not A Young Man Anymore,” the live track that they had supposedly only played a single time. For completionists and casual fans alike, the song is a good addition to an already sterling catalogue and an enjoyable listen. The humming bass and ...

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