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Thursday News Roundup

It’s been a while since usually-frequent news makers The Flaming Lips have graced the world with a 27-minute long free-form jam, some gaping vaginas emitting rainbows, gummy fetuses, concert posters decorated with human blood, or some other bit of psychedelic grotesquerie. Wayne Coyne and Co. are notorious for their New Year’s Eve bashes, however, andRead more...

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Thursday News Roundup

Canada’s premier music festival Pop Montreal is celebrating its 10th year in the circuit, and included in this year’s gift bag is Arcade Fire, performing an entirely free, outdoor show Thursday, September 22nd at the place des Festivals of Quartier des Spectacles in downtown Montreal. The show is a gleeful “thank you” by Arcade FireRead more...

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Thursday News Roundup

It’s Bon Iver week over here at KEXP, and today’s headlines come bearing the news that the bearded songwriter’s new album has dethroned the likes of Lady Gaga, Eminem, and Adele to climb to the #2 spot on the Billboard Top 200, selling 104,000 copies in its first week of release - that’s nearly aRead more...

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Thursday News Roundup

Though summer music festivals are usually reserved for carefree fun and more good music than anyone knows what to do with, occasionally tragedy can strike in the midst of tens of thousands of patrons crammed into a single festival ground, on which drugs and booze are plentiful and the sun is searing overhead. This, unfortunately,Read more...

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Thursday News Roundup

Arcade Fire to perform at the Grammys: Arcade Fire are up for three Grammy Awards this year, including Album of the Year award for The Suburbs. And now, the Recording Academy has announced that Arcade Fire will perform at the Grammy Awards ceremony, which CBS will broadcast on February 13 at 8pm Eastern. (Get Grammy details here) StephenRead more...

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Thursday News Roundup

The Flaming Lips, now with 20 times more balloons and confetti: For their New Year’s Eve event in Oklahoma City, The Flaming Lips promise a unique experience for their fans. A performance of their 1999 breakthrough album, The Soft Bulletin, in its entirety at midnight is just part of the fun. Band leader Wayne CoyneRead more...

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Thursday News Roundup

The new Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees are in: Next year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class will include Neil Diamond, Alice Cooper, Tom Waits, Darlene Love and Dr. John. Leon Russell will be receive The Award For Musical Excellence (formerly the Sideman category) and industry legends Jac Holzman and Art Rupe will both receive the AhmetRead more...

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Thursday News Roundup

New Gorillaz Album for Christmas? Consequence of Sound is reporting that Damon Albarn has recorded an album using his iPad which he will release for FREE on Christmas Day. The music was created during the Gorillaz latest tour of the U.S. over a month. They’ve also made an Advent Calendar to track the release here.

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