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2018 New Music Releases

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Classic Rock

Glen Hansard on Reviving Old Songs for New Album 'Between Two Shores'

"If records were just the ideas, I'd be knocking records out once a month," says the Oscar-winning Irish songwriter<p>In June of 2013, one year after …

Joni Mitchell

Crazy Covers: Tom Jones + Cardigans perform the Talking Heads

<i>“Crazy Covers” is an exclusive new feature that takes a look back at some of the most unexpected cover songs in music. Be sure to check out</i> Salute …

Iggy Pop

Anderson East knows how to deliver an 'Encore'

When producer Dave Cobb first met Anderson East, the soulful singer-songwriter was playing small venues like the Bluebird Cafe and coffee shops. East …

Circuses

Album reviews: First Aid Kit - Ruins, Calexico - The Thread That Keeps Us, Tune-Yards - I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life, & more

<b>Calexico – The Thread That Keeps Us</b><p><b>★★★★★</b><p><b>Download this: End Of The World With You; Voices In The Field; Bridge To Nowhere; Under The Wheels; Dead In</b> …

Dick Clark

Ask not what the new governor can do for you | Mulshine

For a moment there I started thinking that pot was already legal.<p>That thought came to me as I was setting up in the press room prior to Phil Murphy's …

New Jersey

Early Days Interview: Dolores talks 25 years ago

"To my mother, nobody sounds like Dolores." In March 1993, writing for the RTÉ Guide, Paddy Kehoe met Dolores O'Riordan as The Cranberries were about …

News (Ireland)

Dave Matthews Announces Hartford Date; Bon Jovi Coming To Mohegan

The <b>Dave Matthews Band</b> ($49.50-$115) makes its usual pilgrimage to Hartford’s Xfinity Theatre on June 23 at 8 p.m. livenation.com<p><b>Bon Jovi</b> ($130-$200) …

Bon Jovi

Van Morrison announces Derry concert - here's how you can get your hands on tickets

Van Morrison, one of music’s true legends, is to play Derry later this year.<p>The Belfast singer, dubbed 'Van the Man', returns to the Millennium Forum …

Voices: How a Great Singer Can Change Your Life – review

Nick Coleman’s analysis of pop’s most thrilling singers brims with joy and well-turned phrases, but doesn’t dig deep enough<p>What do we want or expect from a voice, someone else’s voice, a stranger’s voice? After nine months of deafness, documented in his 2013 memoir <i>Train in the Night</i>, Nick Coleman …

Aretha Franklin

Want to play at Isle Of Wight Festival with Liam Gallagher and The Killers?

You can enter right here...<p>If you’re an up-and-coming artist, you could share a stage with the likes of Liam Gallagher and The Killers with a slot at …

Festivals

REVIEW: Anderson East Channels Old Southern Soul With ‘Encore’

They say you “can’t judge a book by its cover,” because looks can be deceiving… such is the case with the 30-year-old R&B musician from Athens, Ala., …

Sturgill Simpson

Saturday's best TV: Hard Sun; Spiral

The deliriously OTT apocalypse drama continues as does its polar opposite, the meticulous, subtle French policier Spiral.<p>Hard Sun<p>9.35pm, BBC One<p>How Hicks (Jim Sturgess) and Renko (Agyness Deyn) are still merrily wandering around on active duty after last week’s shenanigans is anyone’s guess. Still, …

TV

Lego, music, hockey: Things to do in Hamilton this weekend

There's a wild array of things to do in Hamilton this weekend, including Lego building for kids<p><b>Lego Mania</b><p>The Hamilton Public Library is offering …

Ontario Hockey League

Reviewed: Van Morrison - Versatile

Updated / Thursday, 11 Jan 2018 <b>18:16</b><p><b>Reviewer score</b><p><b>Audience score</b><p><b>Label</b><p>Exile/Caroline international<p><b>Year</b><p>2017<p>Have I a heart of stone, reader? Van …

News (Ireland)

Why January 12th Matters In Rock History

It’s January 12th and here are some reasons why this day matters in rock history:<p>In 1969, <b>Led Zeppelin</b>’s debut album came out. It was recorded at …

Rock Music

I Saw the Lester Bangs Play and Stared the Death of Music Writing in the Face

'How to Be a Rock Critic,' an off-Broadway play about the pioneering rock critic, is a great reminder of how much the role has changed.<p>Last year in <i>The Paris Review</i>, the Dean of American Rock Critics Robert Christgau likened me, some nobody you’ve never heard of, to this generation’s Lester Bangs, …

Ozzy Osbourne

The Beatles, Stones, Bob Dylan, and Elvis Recorded His Songs... Then He Mysteriously Vanished

<b>“If the Beatles ever wanted a sound, it was R&B… [W]e wanted to be like Arthur Alexander” — Paul McCartney</b><p>Last summer, my wife and I were heading …

Soul Music

Can Florence Welch's new lyric book add something to the genre?

This past 12 months, the most powerful exhibit I have witnessed has been Ian Curtis's handwritten lyrics for Joy Division's "Love Will Tear Us …

Celebrity News (UK)

Becoming Lester Bangs: Erik Jensen on His Breathtaking, Big Screen-Bound Take on the Iconic Rock Critic

A few days before taking the stage at the Public Theater in New York City last week to perform the excellent one-man show <i>How to Be a Rock Critic</i>, …

Lou Reed

25 Things You Might Not Know About Birthday Boy Jimmy Page

On January 9th, 1944, <b>Jimmy Page</b> <b></b>was born in England. We all know he’d go on to become the guitarist for <b>Led Zeppelin</b> <b></b>but to celebrate his birthday, here …

Rock Music

30 Awesome Record Ads from the 1970s

Let’s have a look, year-by-year from 1971-1979, at record advertising from musicians ranging from Led Zeppelin to Frank Zappa, from Kiss to …

Frank Zappa

Coogan's, America's Track & Field Bar, Is Closing In May

Eugene, Oregon may be nicknamed TrackTown USA, but New York City has Coogan's, America's most iconic track and field-themed bar and restaurant, …

Track & Field

Lester Bangs Play 'How to Be a Rock Critic' Captures Writer's Wild Spirit

New Off-Broadway production starring Erik Jensen invites audience into Bangs' world<p>Critics aren't the most obvious subjects for drama. But if anyone …

Lou Reed

Lester Bangs and the Soul of Rock Criticism

In the late nineteen-sixties, when rock criticism was first coming into its own as a discipline, it was a fairly macho, druggy, godless scene. There were no real precedents for the work, and even fewer institutional guideposts, which meant that the possibility for true ingenuity was high. The …

Culture

Under the Radar 2018: How to Be a Rock Critic and Re-Member Me

<b>How to Be a Rock Critic</b> <i><br>by David Gordon</i><p>Lester Bangs was a pill-popping, beer-drinking, cough syrup-guzzling train wreck of a man who happened to be …

BWW Review: Legendary Music Journalist Lester Bangs Revisited in HOW TO BE A ROCK CRITIC

Be careful about expressing your admiration for certain artists during Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen's hard-edged solo play, HOW TO BE A ROCK CRITIC. …

Jethro Tull

Daughter of late Van Morrison producer fears theft from estate

The daughter of the producer behind Van Morrison’s classic rock albums is pushing for an investigation.

plan the important stuff with frankie's 2018 diary

The year’s only just started, but we’re already cracking into business here at frankie HQ. Obviously, that means a lot of planning for deadlines and …

Timothée Chalamet

Bruce Springsteen's 'Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J.': 10 Things You Didn't Know

How Clive Davis, Partridge Family songwriters and more helped shape the songwriter's scrappy 1973 debut<p>"Bruce Springsteen is a bold new talent with …

Music