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FYF Fest

Via press release...

FYF Fest's 12th year kicks off this Saturday at the L.A. Memorial Sports Arena & Exposition Park. Kanye West will now headline Saturday night's Main Stage. Frank Ocean has decided on his own terms to cancel his appearance.

With a lineup that already includes Morrissey, D'Angelo and the Vanguard, FKA Twigs, Chet Faker, Flume, Belle & Sebastian and more, FYF Fest is excited to have Kanye West play this weekend in his newly adopted home of Los Angeles.
Tickets are still available, and this lineup tweak may have upped their demand just a bit. Check out the full schedule.

Outside Lands stream

The 2015 Outside Lands festival is now underway in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. If you're there, make sure to come say hi to us in the Toyota Tent. If you're not, you might be interested to know you can livestream performances on three separate channels starting at 3:30pm PT (6:30pm EST) each day (Aug 7-9) at sfoutsidelands.com/.

The actual fest schedule is HERE, and the streaming schedule is below...

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UPDATE: IT HAPPENED

photo: Roger Waters tour 2012 (more by Dana "Distortion" Yavin)
Roger Waters
MMJ
photo: My Morning Jacket @ GovBall (more by PSquared Photography)

Rumors are starting to spread that Pink Floyd's Roger Waters is going to be backed by My Morning Jacket at Newport Folk Fest tonight!

My Morning Jacket and its members are Newport Folk Fest regulars, but they weren't on the schedule this year, despite being in the area to play Lewiston two days ago, and Xponential Music Festival in Camden on Saturday. Waters, who has promised a "very special" set, was a huge and surprising addition to the sold out Newport Folk Fest back in May. Jim James and crew on stage with Roger would definitely be very special (especially for My Morning Jacket!).

Stay tuned, and tune in to TuneIn.com to stream select sets from the fest live today, Saturday and Sunday. Actually Roger's set isn't listed on the streaming schedule, but Calexico, The Tallest Man on Earth, Heartless Bastards, Langhorne Slim, Courtney Barnett, Laura Marling and many more are on there. The full list of included artists and the embedded player are below.

On Sunday, My Morning Jacket play a show in Maryland with Jason Isbell who plays Newport on Saturday after playing a big free show in Prospect Park tonight (7/24).

Pink Floyd's other singer, David Gilmour, just announced a bunch of huge shows of his own, two nights at MSG included.

My Morning Jacket also just announced four Beacon Theater shows. Two are already sold out. Two are on pre-sale. All MMJ dates HERE.

Stream Newport Folk Fest radio below....

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FYF

LA's annual FYF Fest returns August 22 & 23, and today the lineup was announced. It includes Morrissey, The Jesus & Mary Chain, D'Angelo, Frank Ocean, Bloc Party, Run the Jewels, Deerhunter, Belle & Sebastian, Spiritualized, Dinosaur Jr, Mac DeMarco, Joyce Manor, Title Fight, METZ, Cold Cave, Melody's Echo Chamber, Battles, Neon Indian, Alvvays, La Femme, Mikal Cronin, Hop Along and more.

Tickets go on sale Friday (5/8) at noon PDT. Full lineup below...

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newport

The 2015 Newport Folk Fest happens July 24-26 at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, RI. This year's lineup isn't fully announced yet, but so far includes First Aid Kit, Laura Marling, Sturgil Simpson (who taped an episode of ACL TV last night), Courtney Barnett, Leon Bridges, Iron & Wine and Ben Bridwell, Brandi Carlile, J Mascis and more. Festival passes and tickets to Saturday and Sunday are sold out but you can still get tickets to Friday (7/24) with Iron & Wine and Ben Bridwell, The Lone Bellow, Calexico, Heartless Bastards, Leon Bridges and more.

More to be announced, but daily lineups so far are listed below.

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photo: Outside Lands 2014 (more by Samantha Saturday)
OSL

Outside Lands, which happens August 7-9 in San Francisco with Elton John, Mumford & Sons, The Black Keys, Kendrick Lamar, Wilco, D'Angelo, St. VIncent and more, announced its daily lineups today. Check those out below.

3-day passes are sold out, and single-day passes go on sale Thursday (4/2) at 10 AM PDT.

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photos by Amanda Hatfield

Laura Marling @ Mohawk 3/19/2014 during SXSW
Laura Marling

In spite of the heavier tone of her new material, the electric part of the set is quite short. "We're going to tone it down a bit," she said, taking up her acoustic guitar for "Walk Alone," one of Short Movie's quieter moments, followed by "David," whose lyric "A wasted love is a life of regret" she sings with the full-throated emotion of a wizened woman. The earlier music that she sprinkles through the set is rearranged and the phrasing adapted slightly so that new emotion is wrung out. "The Muse" and "Master Hunter" are played faster and fuller. It sounds fresh, and she seemed to be having a lot of fun performing them that way, barely pausing for breath. - [Village Voice]
UK singer-songwriter Laura Marling released her acclaimed new album, Short Movie, this week and celebrated here in NYC with a show at Warsaw on Monday (3/23) with her Domino labelmate, Villagers. You can check out the setlist and video of Short Movie's title track and "Gurdjieff's Daughter" below. We caught Villagers the next night (3/24) at Union Pool.

Right before the NYC show, Marling was in Austin for SXSW and we caught her on Thursday (3/19) at Mohawk, which was rechristened House of Vans for the week. Pictures of her set there are in this post.

Laura will be back in NYC on August 3 at Town Hall (tickets). More pics of Marling at SXSW below...

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Outside Lands

Another Planet Entertainment, Superfly and Starr Hill, in a partnership with the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, have announced [the] lineup for the eighth annual Outside Lands Festival. After four consecutive sold-out years, the world's only gourmet music festival that Rolling Stone hailed as "one of America's best," and the Huffington Post called "a well-rounded cultural event," will once again take place in San Francisco's historic Golden Gate Park August 7 - 9, 2015. While the Eager Beaver on sale had the fastest sell-out in the history of the festival, a limited number of 3-Day General Admission and VIP regular tickets go on sale this Thursday, March 26th at 10am PDT via SFOutsideLands.com. A significant portion of every ticket sold will directly benefit San Francisco's Recreation and Park Department. The festival has given more than $10 million to the department since its inception.
The full lineup for this year's fest is listed, and in Funny or Die video form, below...

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by Andrew Sacher

photo: Laura Marling at McKittrick Hotel in 2011 (more by Chris La Putt)
Laura Marling

Laura Marling's new album Short Movie comes out on Ribbon Music next week (3/24) but she's now streaming the entire thing at NPR. Like the early singles hinted, Laura goes electric and has bigger arrangements on this one, but her roots show plenty of the time too. It's a good album, check it out.

Laura will be at SXSW this week and plays a NYC show at Warsaw with Villagers directly after. That Warsaw show is sold out, but Laura announced that she'll be back in North America for a slightly longer tour in the summer.

The new dates bring her to NYC once again for a show on August 3 at Town Hall with openers TBA. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (3/20) at noon.

All dates are listed, with newest Short Movie single "Strange," below...

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by Andrew Sacher

photo: Villagers at Bowery Ballroom in 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Villagers

Folk singer Conor O'Brien is releasing the third Villagers album, Darling Arithmetic, on April 13 via Domino. He recorded and produced the album himself in his home, and the two songs that are out now, "Courage" and "Hot Scary Summer," certainly have the intimacy of a home-recorded album. In comparison to the collaborator-filled Becoming a Jackal (2010) and Awayland (2013), there's only minimal backing on this album from piano, mellotron and brushes, all also played by Conor. If these two singles are anything to go by, it's looking like his most bare-bones album yet. Check them out below.

Most of Villagers' upcoming dates are overseas, but as mentioned he'll be coming over to the US to open Laura Marling's post-SXSW show at Brooklyn's Warsaw on March 23. That's sold out, but two days later you can catch Villagers headlining his own much smaller show at Brooklyn's Union Pool (3/25). Tickets are on sale now.

All dates are listed, with the new songs, album artwork and tracklist, below...

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Zeppelin

This week, Led Zeppelin will continue their reissue campaign with a release of the 40th anniversary reissue of Physical Graffiti. Also in honor of that anniversary, MOJO is releasing a tribute compilation to the album with their April issue, featuring noted Zeppelin fan Sun KIl Moon, Laura Marling, Hiss Golden Messenger, White Denim, Michael Kiwanuka, Rose Windows, Syd Arthur and more. Check out Sun Kil Moon and Laura Marling's covers and the full tracklist below (via Stereogum).

Meanwhile, Sun Kil Moon has an album of his own on the way. Laura Marling does too and she's also touring.

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by Andrew Sacher

photo: Laura Marling at McKittrick Hotel in 2011 (more by Chris La Putt)
Laura Marling

British folk singer Laura Marling is set to release her fifth album, Short Movie, on March 24 via Ribbon Music, and so far she's put out two songs from it. Laura has gone full-band before, but if these two tracks are anything to go by, it's looking like Short Movie will be the farthest she's gone from her folk roots. The first single/title track is a nicely-arranged piece of folk rock that isn't too drastic a shift from her last album, but the newer "False Hope" has her stomping on the distortion pedal and getting backed by hard-hitting rock drums. Watch the videos for both below.

Laura doesn't have a US tour announced yet, but we know she'll be here for SXSW, and right after that she'll play NYC on March 23 at Warsaw with fellow indie folk band Villagers. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (2/20) at noon.

All known dates are listed, with the two new songs, below...

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Laura Marling at Roulette in 2013 (more by PSquared)
Laura Marling

As discussed, Conor Oberst & friends are playing this year's WFUV Holiday Cheer Benefit at NYC's Beacon Theatre on December 8. When we last spoke, the rest of the lineup was still TBA, but it's since been announced and it's pretty huge. Joining the Bright Eyes frontman will be former 10,000 Maniacs singer Natalie Merchant, The Felice Brothers, Laura Marling, The Lone Bellow and Jonathan Wilson. Tickets for this amazing night of folk are still available.

After that, Conor and The Felice Brothers will team up again for an Australian tour. All of those dates are listed, with some videos, below...

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British newspaper The Guardian just finished publishing its Best Albums of 2013 list, after having rolled it out over the past couple weeks. It's got a lot of the albums most likely to show up on British lists, like These New Puritans, John Grant, Hookworms, and Arctic Monkeys, but its #1 is more in common with the US publications. Find out what it is, along with their other 39 picks, below...

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NPR

NPR Music posted their 50 Favorite Albums of 2013, and as usual it included a lot of classical, jazz, world music, but also many of the indie/pop/rap/metal that shows up on these lists like Bill Callahan, Blood Orange, Chance the Rapper, Deafheaven, Flaming Lips, Haim, James Blake, Kanye West, Laura Marling, Run the Jewels, Sky Ferreira, Waxahatchee and more. Their list is in alphabetical order, and you can browse the full thing below.

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NME

UK music weekly NME has just published its end-of-year issue, with their Top 50 LPs and Tracks of 2013. As for the albums list, we'll let you read on to find out what their #1 pick is, but it might just be the one NME called "absolutely and unarguably the most incredible album of [said band's] career" and "the greatest record of the last decade." It's not Palma Violets, who were last year's Track of the Year, as their debut LP came in at #32 on the list.

As for tracks, their single of the year is a pretty obvious (certainly ubiquitous) choice. Check out the full lists of NME's Top 50 LPs and Tracks below...

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Vampire Weekend @ Roseland in April (more by Robert Altman)
Vampy Weeks

The Monday after Thanksgiving Weekend is looking to be Official Year-End List Day, as we've already got SPIN, and Paste, (plus ones from UK mags  Q and Mojo) and now here's the one from elder rock statesman Rolling Stone, who have Vampire Weekend's Modern Vampires of the City in the top spot, with Kanye West's Yeezus at #2. RS' Top 10 also makes room for John Fogerty, Paul McCartney, Lorde and more. Haim are at #31 for those keeping score. You can check out their entire Top 50 LPs of 2013 list (which includes a couple EPs) below...

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by Andrew Sacher

SPIN

It's the first work week of December and the year-end music lists for 2013 keep piling in. We just saw album lists from Q and Mojo, and now we get a list from a US publication, SPIN. There's not too many surprises on this one. Like last year, it shares its #1 with the highest Pitchfork-rated album of the year, and in general it features many of the albums we expect to see on these kinds of lists, including a lot of the year's big-name comebacks like My Bloody Valentine, Justin Timberlake, Daft Punk, Queens of The Stone Age, Boards of Canada and Nine Inch Nails, plus big breakouts like Haim and Disclosure. There are a few interesting omissions though, like Savages.

Check out their full list below...

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by Andrew Frisicano

Laura Marling
photo via @RitaHouston

Earlier in the week, news came that Laura Marling had earned her third Mercury Prize nomination, this time for her spare, enigmatic fourth record, Once I Was an Eagle. That album, delicately produced by Ethan Johns, explores dark themes -- isolation, loss of faith, the dissolution of a relationship -- in a way that melds open-tuned guitar-work, winding melodies and a gothic lyrical sense.

The stained-glass-lined hall of St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, where she played Wednesday night (9/11), was an ideal place to celebrate the nod (and cap her NYC visit which also included two sold-out shows at the Music Hall of Williamsburg). In front of the gathered congregation, Marling started out with the new album's first four songs, some of her best music yet, without a pause. On stage with just a guitar -- touring with a band was getting too logistically bothersome, she quipped -- raging numbers like "Master Hunter" and "Rambling Man" didn't lose any fire in the pared down setting.

In a mid-set interview with WFUV's Rita Houston, Marling talked about her collection of records from 1969: LPs by David Axelrod, Jim Sullivan, Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood. Not that those influences have leaked into her songwriting yet. And it may take a while: Looking at Marling's live set lists, she already has a cache of new tunes ready to go. A yet-to-be-recorded song, which she admitted to writing post-move, seemed to take some at least one cue from her new Los Angeles location. "One day soon I'm gonna be a movie star," she sang. The performance doubled as a live taping for NYC radio station WFUV -- listen for it later in September.

Videos and set list are below...

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One of this year's nominees...
Mercury Prize

The 2013 Barclaycard Mercury Prize Shortlist was just announced with the following 12 albums up for this year's prize:

Arctic Monkeys - AM
David Bowie - The Next Day
Disclosure - Settle
Foals - Holy Fire
Jake Bugg - Jake Bugg
James Blake - Overgrown
Jon Hopkins - Immunity
Laura Marling - Once I Was an Eagle
Laura Mvula - Sing to the Moon
Rudimental - Home
Savages - Silence Yourself
Villagers - Awayland
David Bowie's very Bowie-esque The Next Day seems like the one to beat. Who do you think should win and what albums shoulda been on the list?

Jon Hopkins was in NYC a couple weeks ago; so was Laura Mvula who just played two shows last week in NYC; Laura Marling just played two nights at Music Hall of Williamsburg and plays tonight (9/11) at St. Ann's Church.; Arctic Monkeys play a sold-out Webster Hall on Monday (9/16); Savages will be in NYC during CMJ for a show at Terminal 5; and Rudimental play MHOW and Bowery Ballroom in November.

Last year's winner was Alt-J's An Awesome Wave. This year's winner will be announced on October 30 in London.

Laura Marling at Roulette in May (more by PSquared Photography)
Laura Marling

British folk singer Laura Marling is currently on a North American tour which comes to NYC for sold out shows on November 8 and 9 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. She's since announced one more way you can see her in NYC, which will be an intimate performance on September 11 at St. Ann's Church (157 Montague St in Brooklyn Heights) for a WFUV remote broadcast. The show is free but the only way to get in is to check wfuv.org or email lauramarling@ribbonmusic.com for a chance to win tickets. Winners will be chosen at random and notified no later than 2 PM on September 10.

Updated tour dates are listed, along with the show flyer and a video, below...

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by Andrew Sacher

Laura Marling at Roulette in May (more by PSquared Photography)
Laura Marling

Laura Marling, whose new album, Once I Was An Eagle, is one of the better recent examples of late '60s/early '70s-inspired British folk, came over to North America for a few shows around the time of its release, including an intimate sold-out night in Brooklyn at Roulette. Now she's planning on making her way back to North America for a larger tour this summer. The new tour sees Laura returning to Brooklyn for shows at Music Hall of Williamsburg on September 8 and 9. Tickets for both nights go on sale Friday (7/12) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (7/10) at noon.

All dates are listed, along with a video, below...

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photos by PSquared Photography

"Still reeling from @lauramarlinghq beautiful show last night. My favorite LM show so far." - Hannah Read

"Roulette- Great little venue w/ gorgeous sound for @lauramarlinghq" - @damianoC

Laura Marling @ Roulette
Laura Marling

British folk singer Laura Marling released her very-good new album, Once I Was An Eagle, this week (stream it), and to celebrate, she played a sold-out show on the day of its release (5/28) at the intimate Brooklyn venue Roulette. Did you go to the show? If so, how was it?

Alberta Cross singer Petter Ericson Stakee opened with a solo set. More pictures of both artists and Laura's setlist below...

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Laura Marling at the McKittrick Hotel in 2011 (more by Chris La Putt)
Laura Marling

As mentioned, the always-impressive UK folk singer Laura Marling is releasing her fourth album, Once I Was an Eagle, on May 28. She'll be supporting the new album with a North American tour, including a show in Brooklyn on the day of the album's release (5/28) at Roulette. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (5/3) at noon. All dates are listed below.

Laura was just on Later... with Jools Holland this past Friday (4/26) to perform the new album's single, "Master Hunter." A video of that performance and a stream of the studio version of the track are below. She also just made a short film titled When Brave Bird Saved, which you can also watch below.

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Laura Marling LP

UK folkie Laura Marling will return with Once I Was an Eagle on May 28. The album -- her fourth -- was made with longtime producer Ethan Johns. That's the cover art above and you can stream "Where Can I Go" and check out the LP's tracklist below.

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