Review: Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats Bring Retro-Soul on Second LP
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Three years before Justin Timberlake stopped shaving and retreated to a cabin in the woods, bearded Colorado singer Nathaniel Rateliff was already showing the appeal – and power – of rustic-white-dude soul. Rateliff looked like Garth Hudson, and his woodsy take on vintage Southern R&B was on point enough to get him signed to iconic Memphis label Stax Records. But his self-titled 2015 debut with the Night Sweats was about more than reverent growling. Rateliff, who started his career playing...

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Watch Parquet Courts Storm New Orleans in ‘Wide Awake’ Video
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Parquet Courts parade through a Mardi Gras celebration in the new video for “Wide Awake,” the title track from their forthcoming record. In the video, the band wear matching purple suits, dip beignets into coffee, catch Mardi Gras beads and dance with Elvis impersonators. The song reveals Parquet Courts’ new musical direction, which was partially encouraged by new producer, Danger Mouse. The indie rock band craft a classic funk groove with slithering guitar lines, percolating bass and kitchen-sink percussion. Parquet...

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Review: Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Both Sides of the Sky’ Mixes Treasures, Fool’s Gold
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Jimi played guitar, jamming good with Billy and Buddy and the Experience – no, wait, that was Ziggy. But Hendrix was almost certainly a model for Bowie’s space crawler, an electric deity who sacrificed himself as he took it all too far. His music was haunted by death from the start – “Will I live tomorrow?” he asked on his first album – and he chased after it at a furious pace, recording more than 70 times in the year...

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Snow Patrol Detail First Album in Seven Years, ‘Wildness’
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British alt-rock outfit Snow Patrol will release their first album in seven years, Wildness, May 25th via Republic. The group teased the record with a new trailer that features Snow Patrol playing a stomping pop-rock tune layered with orchestral flourishes. The clip also features footage of interpretative dancers and frontman Gary Lightbody playing a lonesome astronaut staring down at Earth. Wildness follows Snow Patrol’s 2011 record, Fallen Empires, and finds the group reuniting with longtime producer Jackknife Lee. “There are...

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See Demi Lovato, DJ Khaled Frolic in New ‘I Believe’ Video
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Demi Lovato joins DJ Khaled on “I Believe,” a bouncy anthem of self-affirmation set to appear on the upcoming soundtrack for A Wrinkle in Time. Lovato and DJ Khaled – currently on tour together through the end of March – are a natural pairing: “I Believe” is a meeting of maximalists. Lovato sings with her usual boisterous enthusiasm, torching through platitudes like, “tough times don’t last, but tough people do/ As long as you’ve got hope, you’ll find a way.”...

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Hear Pussy Riot, Dave Sitek Condemn Corruption on ‘Bad Apples’
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Pussy Riot take aim at abuses of power in “Bad Apples,” a ferociously minimal electronic track released Thursday.  The band worked on “Bad Apples” with TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek, who helped concoct an electro punk-rap track that could have come out in 1986. Programmed drums clatter and smash next This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Hear Pussy Riot, Dave Sitek Condemn Corruption on ‘Bad...

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Robert Plant’s Led Zeppelin Reunion Denials Through the Years
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You almost have to feel sorry for Robert Plant. Sure, the man has enjoyed an immensely successful career as a solo artist, one that’s lasted more than three times as long as that of his former band, Led Zeppelin. He’s aggressively pursued his ever-wandering muse across the globe, and enjoyed fruitful recording collaborations with the disparate likes of Alison Krauss (their 2007 album Raising Sand won a Grammy for Album of the Year), Nigel Kennedy, Phil Collins, Patty Griffin, Afro...

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Thursday, 08 March 2018
Nick Cave to Take Audience Questions on Unconventional Tour
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Nick Cave will embark on a unique tour this spring, visiting various East Coast cities to answer questions from fans. The trek, dubbed Conversations With Nick Cave, will comprise four dates in Massachusetts and New York in late April and May. “The audience can ask me anything and I’ll do my best to answer,” Cave said in a statement. “I do have some things to say. I can always play some songs at the piano if all goes horribly wrong....

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