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Sylvan Esso @ Emo's in Austin - 8/17/2014
Sylvan Esso & Dana Buoy @ Emo's - 8/17/2014
Sylvan Esso & Dana Buoy @ Emo's - 8/17/2014

Originally scheduled to be at the smaller Parish, Sylvan Esso's headlining Austin show on Sunday was moved up to the much bigger Emo's, which also sold out. Amelia told the crowd it was their biggest show yet. That definitely won't be true anymore after they headline Terminal 5 in NYC in January. Still working off just one album of material, their shows aren't the longest (Amelia apologized for that), but they are special.

Their tour-mate Dana Buoy opened the show with a set that included his cover of Fleetwood Mac's "Everywhere", which you can listen to, along with more pictures from the TX show and all tour dates, below...

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Radiohead

"There was a certain amount of science to it. An entire week of work experience students left the office thinking that cutting-edge music journalism in 2014 mostly involves calculating which bands have been mentioned most in NME in the past two years, then hunting out references to the bands that influenced those acts online and finally adding up the number of times each influence came up. This gave us a rough list which our editorial team - heads swimming with all of the bands that Wolf Alice (or whoever) have raved on about over 4am ciders - then took to the pub, tore into shreds, fought and shouted about and finally reconstructed in the rundown of 100 you see in the mag today. The Beatles didn't make it. Sorry." [NME[
NME went ahead and listed who they think the 100 most influential musicians and bands are (their latest cover story). Radiohead topped the list. Read the rest with justifications at NME, or just look at their full list below...

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Stevie Nicks

Fleetwood Mac fans have something new to ask Santa for this year:

Stevie Nicks will be releasing her highly anticipated new CD '24 Karat Gold -Songs From The Vault' October 7th on Warner Bros. Records which will include never-before seen Polaroid photos taken by Nicks throughout her career. A special Limited Edition Double Vinyl Album will be released on September 29th. Additionally, a Deluxe Photobook CD album will be available for fans, which includes two bonus tracks plus 48 pages of exclusive photos from Nicks' personal photo collection. Pre orders are available beginning August 5th. The artwork for 24 Karat Gold CD will include never-before-seen Polaroid photos taken by Nicks throughout her career. Produced by Dave Stewart, Waddy Wachtel and Stevie Nicks, the new album was recorded in Nashville and Los Angeles. 24 Karat Gold follows the release of her critically acclaimed 2011 CD "In Your Dreams."
Stevie says:
"Most of these songs were written between 1969 and 1987. One was written in 1994 and one in 1995. I included them because they seemed to belong to this special group. Each song is a lifetime. Each song has a soul. Each song has a purpose. Each song is a love story... They represent my life behind the scenes, the secrets, the broken hearts, the broken hearted and the survivors. These songs are the memories - the 24 karat gold rings in the blue box. These songs are for you."
And you and you and you and you!

That's one of the Polaroids above.

Fleetwood Mac's classic lineup is heading out on tour this fall. Meanwhile watch a full 1982 Stevie Nicks concert video, below....

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Fleetwood Mac at Jones Beach in 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)
Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwood Mac are back with their classic lineup of Christine McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, and John McVie and going on an extensive North American tour this year which hits NYC on October 6 at Madison Square Garden. That show is almost sold out, but the band have now added a few more dates, including a second MSG show (10/7) happening the next night. Tickets for the newly-added show are currently on AmEx presale, go on Facebook presale Wednesday (4/9) at 10 AM, Live Nation presale Thursday (4/10) at 10 AM, and general on-sale Saturday (4/12) at 10 AM.

The tour also hits NJ on 10/11 at Prudential Center, and you can still grab tickets to that one and the other MSG show.

Updated dates are listed below...

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Fleetwood Mac on 'The TODAY Show'
Fleetwood Mac

Though the longest-running and most famous lineup of Fleetwood Mac toured again pretty recently, it was without Christine McVie. However, as rumored a few months ago after Christine briefly joined them on stage for the first time since 1998, she's officially back in the band. All five members -- Christine McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, and John McVie (who was recently diagnosed with cancer but says he's getting better) -- appeared on The TODAY Show with Carson Daly this morning (3/27), confirming the reunion. They also mentioned they'd be touring this fall, and that they'll perform at the TODAY plaza in Rockefeller Center on October 9. You can watch the TODAY interview below.

The tour, dubbed "On With The Show,' brings the band to NYC on October 6 at Madison Square Garden and Newark on October 11 at Prudential Center. Tickets for the tour go on sale Monday, April 7 at 10 AM with an AmEx presale starting Monday, March 31 at 10 AM. All dates are listed below.

The band also just spoke to People Magazine about the reunion. Christine is happy to be back in the band, and when asked about the drama that plagued the band in the past, she said, "Well, it wouldn't be Fleetwood Mac without a bit of drama, you know. Of course there will be some drama, but for the most part I have to say everyone is getting along really well. At the moment the drama is kind of the fun."

The list of tour dates, with the TODAY video, below...

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QOTSA at Barclays Center in 2013 (more by PSquared)
QOTSA

Announced performers for the upcoming Grammy Awards ceremony already included Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Metallica, Daft Punk (with Stevie Wonder, Pharrell and Nile Rodgers), Kendrick Lamar, and more, and since we last spoke there's been even more additions. Billboard recently reported that Beyonce and Jay Z will perform, and SPIN is now saying that the closing performance will feature a collaboration between Nine Inch Nails, Queens of The Stone Age, Dave Grohl, and Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham, all of whom appeared in Dave Grohl's Sound City film.

The ceremony takes place Sunday (1/26) in LA and airs on CBS at 8 PM EST.

photos by Greg Cristman

Iggy & The Stooges @ The Mohawk Austin, TX 3/13/13
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2013 has come and gone but we still have a couple year-end posts to go. Greg Cristman shot a whole lot for us last year -- everything from metal to synthpop and all points in between -- and he picked his 25 favorites from '13 which are in this post.

You can also check out year-end photo faves from BV contributors Amanda Hatfield, David Andrako and Dominick Mastrangelo. More of Greg's pics picks are below...

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John McVie at Jones Beach in June (more by Greg Cristman)
John McVie

Some sad news from Fleetwood Mac: One of the two members who has remained in the band since the late '60s, John McVie, has been diagnosed with cancer. This has forced the band to cancel their Australian/New Zealand tour. A statement from the Fleetwood Mac's Facebook reads:

Fleetwood Mac who has just completed the European leg of their phenomenally successful worldwide tour has announced the cancellation of their upcoming 14 date tour of Australia and New Zealand.

John McVie, one of the co founding and original members of Fleetwood Mac is now scheduled to be in treatment for cancer during that period of time.

"We are sorry to not be able to play these Australian and New Zealand dates. We hope our Australian and New Zealand fans as well as Fleetwood Mac fans everywhere will join us in wishing John and his family all the best."

Earlier this year, their tour hit the NYC-area for shows at Madison Square Garden and Jones Beach.

Best of luck to John on his treatment!

photos by Greg Cristman, words by Andrew Sacher

Fleetwood Mac @ Jones Beach - 6/22/13
Fleetwood Mac
Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwood Mac (Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks, John McVie, and Mick Fleetwood) have been on the road for the past couple months for their first full tour in a few years, which already hit MSG, and returned to the NYC-area for a show at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater on Saturday (6/22). The tour is in celebration of a lot of things. They're supporting a new EP (their first new material in ten years) and the 35th anniversary reissue of Rumours. And as Lindsey mentioned on stage, they're celebrating the fact that when you go against the music industry's formula (in Fleetwood Mac's case, when they released the "difficult" double album, Tusk, as the followup to Rumours), sometimes time can treat the artistic decision well.

The Jones Beach show was my first time seeing Fleetwood Mac, so I can't comment on how it compared to seeing them in their prime, but besides all the retrospective stuff they were talking about on stage, they seemed more like a band hungry to tour again than a nostalgia act. Lindsey is a wildly impressive guitarist to watch, and not only does he still have the stage presence, but he would often put so much into a song that by the end of it, he was panting, stomping the ground, and triumphantly throwing his fist in the air. He practically screamed all of "Not That Funny," pulled off an intricate solo-acoustic rendition of the usually multi-layered "Big Love," and stole the show with his song-ending guitar solo on "Go Your Own Way." Stevie is still great on stage too and her voice is commanding as ever. She had many show-stealing moments too, leading the crowd in sing-alongs with "Dreams," "Landslide," and one of her solo cuts, "Stand Back," but if I had to say, she was most in full force during "Silver Springs," the "Go Your Own Way" b-side that ended up on the new Rumours reissue.

Not only was this my first time at Jones Beach Theater in a long time, it was also my first time this year, which means it was my first time seeing the venue since it re-opened after being severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy. (The only other two shows there this year so far were Rascal Flatts or Pitbull.) The brand new stage and boardwalk look great again, and Stevie mentioned on stage that they've got all new dressing rooms too. Mick also mentioned how happy he was to see the place back in good shape during the speech he gave at the end of the show. The next Jones Beach show is Rush tonight (6/23).

More pictures, videos, and the setlist from Fleetwood Mac's show below...

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Lindsey Buckingham
Lindsey Buckingham

As mentioned, Nine Inch Nails are back with a new album, Hesitation Marks, which is due out on September 3 via Columbia. They've already released its first single, "Came Back Haunted" (which has a David Lynch-directed video on the way) and now they've revealed more details on the album, including its tracklist and full list of collaborators, via Rolling Stone. It does include King Crimson/Talking Heads/David Bowie/etc guitarist Adrian Belew (who is no longer part of the touring lineup), in addition to bassist Pino Palladino (The Who, D'Angelo), and most perhaps interestingly/surprisingly Lindsey Buckhingham of Fleetwood Mac. Check out the full tracklist and album credits below.

Nine Inch Nails are supporting the album with a tour that comes to the NYC-area for shows with Godspeed You! Black Emperor in Brooklyn on October 14 at Barclays Center and Newark on October 15 at Prudential Center. Tickets for both of those shows are still available.

Meanwhile, Fleetwood Mac, whose new EP is out now, are also on a tour which hit MSG back in April and returns to the NYC-area this weekend for a show at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater on Saturday (6/22). Tickets for that show are still available, but Ticketmaster is saying "not many left."

NIN tracklist, album credits, and song stream below...

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Before and after: Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
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As you surely remember, last October's Hurricane Sandy put a lot of things underwater. One of them was outdoor concert amphitheater Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre. Live Nation has been busy renovating ever since the water receeded:

Along with much of the coastal regions throughout New York and New Jersey, Superstorm Sandy inflicted catastrophic damage on the venue. Sandy generated a storm surge of 8--10 feet, and the ground floor, sub-structures and pathways under Jones Beach Theatre, which sits right on Zachs Bay, were submerged. Much of the 14,000 seat venue was impacted from the surge, from the stage to the seats, the backstage and concessions and VIP areas were all severely damaged.

But before construction could even commence, more than 3 million gallons of sea water had to be pumped out of the venue, which then had to be cleaned from top to bottom. Hundreds of tons of debris and damaged structures and equipment had to be removed from the site...

...The stage and boardwalk and their substructures had to be completely rebuilt from scratch. More than 9 miles of special MCM cable had to be replaced in the tunnels and access ways below the venue. All the doors on the main level, more than 200 in total, had to be replaced. Where possible the venue's infrastructure was redesigned to mitigate any future damages (i.e. the main electrical system was relocated to the second floor, above the 100 year floodplain) and replacement appliances and equipment were upgraded to energy efficient models.
The renovated Nikon at Jones Beach Theater was finished just in time for the 2013 season that kicks off Friday (5/31) with...Rascal Flatts.

Concerts at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater that you might be more interested in include, Fleetwood Mac on June 22, Bob Dylan/Wilco/Beck on July 27, and Depeche Mode/Bat for Lashes on September 8. The outdoor venue's entire summer schedule is below.

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Fleetwood Mac at MSG earlier this month (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Fleetwood Mac

When Fleetwood Mac played Madison Square Garden, we mentioned that the new material they played would be coming out on a new EP this year. That EP, simply titled Extended Play, just came out and can be downloaded at iTunes.

Fleetwood Mac's tour brings them back to the NYC-area for a show on June 22 at Jones Beach. Tickets for that show are still available.

Watch them play the EP's opening track, "Sad Angel," at MSG below...

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photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

Stevie Nicks / Lindsey Buckingham
Fleetwood Mac
Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwood Mac (Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks, John McVie, and Mick Fleetwood) are back this year and are currently on an extensive tour that stopped in NYC for its first area show last night (4/8) at Madison Square Garden. They, not surprisingly, played more from Rumours than any other album, with huge hits like "Dreams," "Don't Stop," and "Go Your Own Way," in addition to some of its much-loved non-singles like "The Chain" and "Never Going Back Again." More interestingly, the album they tapped into second most was Rumours' "weird" followup Tusk, which has gained much of the credit it deserves over the years.

They also played a new song, "Sad Angel," which will appear on the band's new EP. Consequence of Sound points to a video of the band playing that song at their Philly show (4/6) where Lindsey said the EP would be out "in a few days." That video and the full setlist, pictures, and a video from the MSG show are in this post.

Fleetwood Mac's tour returns to the NYC area two more times this month for shows at Mohegan Sun on April 20 and Prudential Center on April 24, and after heading around the rest of the country, makes one more stop for their big outdoor show at Jones Beach on June 22. Tickets for all three of those shows are still available.

More pictures, setlist, and videos below...

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Fleetwood Mac

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the 2013 Fleetwood Mac train continues to grow, with new dates added to their previously announced US tour. Those new dates include Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre on June 22. Tickets go on sale February 1. The show is the third area date for the band, who will also take on MSG and Prudential Center in April (tickets). An updated tour schedule is listed below.

The shows are in celebration of the 35th anniversary of the band's landmark LP Rumors. Catch the super deluxe reissue due on January 29, and stream that classic LP in full below.

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by Andrew Sacher

Psychemagik

The members of UK dance duo Psychemagik, Danny McLewin and Tom Coveney, met six years ago at a music festival and after recording a track, "Valley of Paradise," the two decided they needed to make an album together. Psychemagik make the kind of disco synth-funk that we've heard from Daft Punk and Justice, and it's also the kind of thing that would feel at home on DFA Records. They've been spending the last few years dropping remixes left and right, including ones of Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams" and Talking Heads' "This Must Be The Place" -- two songs that you could already make a case for throwing on at a party, but Psychemagik's remixes seal the deal without making them sound like that shitty "Somebody That I Used to Know" remix that you keep hearing on the radio.

In December, Psychemagik released their first EP of original material, Lunar Escape, which consisted of three songs written and produced entirely by the duo without any samples, and the only outside help coming from string arranger Richard Chester on one of the tracks. This year, they're finally set to release that full length album they've been talking about. You can stream all three EP tracks, the Fleetwood Mac and Talking Heads remixes, and that early recording, "Valley of Paradise," below.

Psychemagik are set to make their way over to the USA in February to support the Lunar Escape EP with a five-week long DJ tour. That tour hits NYC for a FIXED party on March 2 at Glasslands. Tickets for that show are on sale now. It's a late show at the Brooklyn venue which happens after The Night Marchers play an earlier one the same night.

Song streams, a list of all dates, and the tour flyer below...

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Just a reminder that tickets to see Fleetwood Mac at Madison Square Garden (4/8/2013) and Prudential Center (4/24) go on sale today at 10 AM. Good luck!

Fleetwood Mac

As mentioned, Fleetwood Mac are going on a tour in 2013 which hits the NYC area on April 8 at MSG, April 20 at Mohegan Sun in CT, and Prudential Center on April 24 in NJ. Tickets for those shows went on AmEx presale earlier this week and Live Nation presales begin today (12/14) at 10 AM (password: "FMAC"). General on-sale starts Monday (12/17) at 10 AM.

In related news, in honor of the tour Fleetwood Mac will release a 35th anniversary reissue of their classic album, Rumours. The reissue is due out on January 29 via Rhino. The reissued vinyl album will include the Rumours-era b-side, "Silver Springs" There's also an expanded edition which includes a disc of live recordings from the Rumours tour and a disc of early takes and demos from the recording sessions. Plus, there will also be a deluxe edition with everything in the expanded edition, in addition to another disc of outtakes and a DVD documentary about the album called The Rosebud Film.

In more related news, Stevie Nicks just told NME that she'd love to headline Glastonbury 2013:

When we were there [in the UK] in 2011, I watched it. I watched Beyonce and it was pretty amazing! I had just got home from the Hyde Park thing, so I was just home from my own show and I turned on the TV and we had a pretty big screen in the hotel where we were, so I sat and watched like three hours, four hours of it, so would I love to do it? I'd Love to do it!
The full reissue tracklist and some classic Rumours videos are below.

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As mentioned, Fleetwood Mac announced a 2013 tour that includes NYC area stops at Madison Square Garden on April 8, the Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut on April 20 and the Prudential Center on April 24. While the general on-sale happens on Monday, December 17 at 10 AM, tickets go AmEx today at 10 AM for the MSG and Prudential Center shows, and Wednesday (12/12) at 10 AM for the Mohegan Sun show. Live Nation presale (password might be "Harmony") starts Friday (12/14) at 10 AM.

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They had said they were going to tour next year and now we know when and where: Fleetwood Mac have announced a big 2013 North American tour that kicks off April 4 in Columbus, OH and will hit NYC at Madison Square Garden on April 8, and they'll also play Prudential Center on April 24. Tickets to all shows on this tour will go on sale Friday, December 14.

While still in the early stages of planning, Lindsay Buckingham tells Rolling Stone what he'd like to see happen on this tour:

Maybe we'll play more songs from Tusk. I'd also like to see an extended middle portion of the show that's just me and Stevie. This is just me talking from the top of my head. For now, I have no particular vision of what this tour is going to be.
Fleetwood Mac are on the cover of the year-end issue of MOJO that features a track-for-track remake of Rumours, done by such artists as Yeasayer, Liars, Julia Holter, and The Besnard Lakes. The issue also features the magazine's favorite albums of 2013.

All 2013 Fleetwood Mac tour dates are below.

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by Andrew Sacher

MOJOMOJO

This month's issue of UK music magazine MOJO features a free CD titled Rumours Revisted, a tribute to Fleetwood Mac's landmark 1977 album, Rumours. (Not the first time a Fleetwood Mac tribute album came out this year.) The compilation features covers by Yeasayer, Liars, Julia Holter, Pure Bathing Culture, The Besnard Lakes, Dylan LeBlanc, and more. You can stream Yeasayer's take on "Second Hand News" and Liars' reworking of "The Chain" below, and to hear the rest of the album, you might have to get your hands on a copy of the new issue of MOJO or scour the internet for a download. (Side note: I've always wanted to hear 2007-era Yeasayer cover "The Chain" but I guess some things will have to remain up to the imagination...)

Over the summer, Fleetwood Mac revealed plans to tour in 2013. Details for that have still not been announced but the band continue to show signs that the tour is on the way. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Lindsey Buckingham revealed that he'd also like to record with Fleetwood Mac again:

"Absolutely, absolutely I would," he says of creating a new album. "In fact, about six, seven months ago, John [McVie] and Mick [Fleetwood] were over here and we actually cut some tracks, and we did enough for maybe half an album. But you gotta get Stevie [Nicks] on board with that, and at the time, she was really quite caught up in what she was doing . . . but I would love to do that because John and Mick were playing their asses off."
The band last released Say You Will in 2003.

Streams and tracklist are below.

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by Andrew Sacher

Craig Wedren/St. Vincent
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You've already heard more than half of the upcoming Fleetwood Mac tribute album, Just Tell Me That You Want Me (due out 8/14 via Concord, but up for pre-order on iTunes now), which features mostly indie rock bands offering their takes on songs from throughout Fleetwood Mac's expansive career. Today we premiere another song from this collection -- Craig Wedren (of Shudder to Think and Baby) and St. Vincent (aka Annie Clark) tackling "Sisters of the Moon," a Stevie Nicks-penned standout off 1979's Tusk, with co-production from Dave Sitek (TV on the Radio). The two artists' shared love of off-kilter distortion come together nicely to turn one of Fleetwood Mac's dreamier songs into something entirely new. The first part of the song prominently features Craig singing lead, and a bit more than halfway through, Annie takes over with some heavily processed vocals and gives the song a complete 180. Have a listen for yourself by streaming the cover below.

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Fleetwood Mac

Stevie Nicks came to "CBS This Morning" yesterday (7/11) for an on-air interview, during which she revealed that Fleetwood Mac plan to reunite "next year, so far." "It's the plan. Because that's what we do. I do my thing. And Lindsey (Buckingham is) out doing his thing now." During that interview, Stevie also spoke about the recent suicide of Fleetwood Mac member Bob Welch, saying "I can't even tell you what in the world would have pushed him to do something that crazy."

Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham are both currently on their own solo tours. Stevie hit the NYC area a few times in the past month, including Beacon Theater and she plays tonight (7/12) at Mohegan Sun in CT. Lindsey's tour is ongoing as well, and it hit NYC back in June for a show at BB King's.

As mentioned, there's also a Fleetwood Mac tribute in the works which comes on August 14 and features covers by mostly indie rock artists. Since we last wrote, many of those covers have surfaced on the internet. 10 of the 17 total covers are streaming below, including Lee Ranaldo Band and J Mascis' "Albatross," Antony's "Landslide," Billy Gibbons & Co.'s "Oh Well," Best Coast's "Rhiannon," The New Pornographers' "Think About Me," Lykke Li's "Silver Springs," Karen Elson (produced by Beck)'s "Gold Dust Woman," Matt Sweeney and Bonnie 'Prince' Billy's "Storms," MGMT's "Future Games," and The Kills' "Dreams."

Those streams and lists of all Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham dates are below...

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Sleigh Bells at Terminal 5 in Feb 2012 (more by Chris La Putt)
Sleigh Bells

Sleigh Bells and The Kills will separately headline two Converse City Carnage concerts/skateboard events happening at Hudson River Park. The Sleigh Bells show happens Saturday July 21 and is with Jel and Mr. Dream; The Kills show happens August 18 and is with Black Bananas and Viva Viva.

Both shows are free but you do need physical tickets which can be ordered via Ticketmaster on June 22 starting at noon. You can also pick up tickets at Converse's Soho and Garden State Plaza retail locations.

Both shows are part of two-day events. The skateboarding part will take place on Fridays (July 20, August 17) and features Converse Skateboarding Ambassadors Kenny Anderson, Nick Trapasso, along with the entire Converse Skateboarding team. You can read more about it here. Leading up to City Carnage, Hudson River Park's Pier 62 Skate Park will get a facelift courtesy the sneaker folks.

The City Carnage show is part of Sleigh Bells expanded summer tour and all current dates -- some of which are opening for Refused -- are listed below.

Fleetwood Mac

In related news, The Kills are featured on a new Fleetwood Mac tribute album titled Just Tell Me That You Want Me. The Kills tackle karaoke favorite "Dreams" and elsewhere on the compilation you can hear Mac songs covered by Lee Ranaldo & J Mascis, Antony, New Pornographers (streaming below), Washed Out, Matt Sweeny & Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Best Coast, Lykke Li, Craig Wedren & St. Vincent, Tame Impala, MGMT and more. The album's out August 14 -- tracklisting and bad cover art is below.

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Bob Welch

Nashville police are reporting that Bob Welch, former Fleetwood Mac guitarist and solo artist, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 65. Welch was in Fleetwood Mac from 1971 to 1974 and his exit made way for Lindsey Buckingham, shepherding in the band's hitmaking era.

But Welch went on to be a successful solo artist, scoring big hits with soft rock staples "Sentimental Lady" and "Ebony Eyes" in 1978. RIP, Bob.

Videos for both those hits are below.

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