Category Archives: Music News

Friday Music News

LA based indie rockers Local Natives have been flying under the radar since their 2013 album Hummingbird. But today, they’re back with a luminous new song titled “Past Lives.” It’s a real stunner. Fingers crossed that this means there’s a full, studio album in the works. [CoS]

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Thursday Music News

Luminescent electronic lady Julianna Barwick shares her new album, Will, next Friday, May 6th via Dead Oceans, but you can stream it now in its entirety via NPR Music. The latest from this Brooklyn-based songstress features guest appearances from Thomas Arsenault (Mas Ysa), Dutch cellist Maarten Vos, and percussionist Jamie Ingalls (Chairlift, Tanlines, Beverly). ViaRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Who doesn’t want to learn how to play guitar like Bob Mould? The veteran musician has certainly honed his chops over the last 40 years with previous projects Hüsker Dü and Sugar, and last night on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, he broke down his technique. Watch below. He and his fantastic band alsoRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

There’s a new super group in our midsts. Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready, Guns N’ Roses’ Duff McKagan, and Screaming Trees’ Barrett Martin have joined forces to create Levee Walkers. Their website describes them as “a Seattle band to be sure, but their roots are firmly dug into the foundational music of blues, rock, and punk,Read more…

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Monday Music News

From Rihanna to Springsteen to LCD Soundsystem to Smashing Pumpkins to — well, you get the idea — everyone paid tribute to music legend Prince over the weekend. One of the more poignant performances came from fellow Minneapolis musician Bob Mould, who took the stage with reunited Twin Cities punks Suicide Commandos at the legendaryRead more…

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Friday Music News

The crushing news of Prince‘s untimely death has rocked the music industry. Artists all over the world have been paying tribute to the icon. On Broadway, Jennifer Hudson and The Color Purple cast ended their show with a powerful cover of “Purple Rain,” and the cast of Hamilton had an impromptu dance party set toRead more…

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Thursday Music News

As if today isn’t heartbreaking enough with the death of Prince, but the news also reports that Richard Lyons, founding member of Negativland, passed away earlier this week from complications due to a nodular melanoma. He had just turned 57 years old the day before. Lyons, better known to fans as “Pastor Dick,” had beenRead more…

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A Tribute to Prince from DJ Kevin Cole

I’m stunned and shocked at Prince’s passing. I wish I was in Seattle to do my show today, but I’m out of the country traveling, lucky to be with a small group of friends and loved ones from Minneapolis from back in the day, several of whom worked with me at First Avenue, and workedRead more…

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R.I.P. Prince

LISTEN AGAIN TO THURSDAY’S SHOW Sad news is spreading quickly across the internet. Prince has died. The 57-year old icon, Prince Rogers Nelson, has been reported by TMZ, and now with many others confirming, to have passed away at his Chanhassen, Minnesota, estate. Just days ago, Prince required an emergency landing in his private jetRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

I would’ve loved to see the faces on the suburban stay-at-home parents when UK post-punk band Savages took the stage on Ellen yesterday afternoon. “I love finding new, interesting, unique music, and I love this next band,” Ellen said in her introduction. Watch them perform the track “Adore” below. And studio audience members all receivedRead more…

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