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Sia at Boston Calling
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Boston Calling 2016 day 1 pics (Sia, Sufjan, Lisa Hannigan & Aaron Dessner)

The 2016 Boston Calling festival happened in Boston for the last time (it moves to Allston in 2017) this past weekend...

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Boston Calling this weekend, but next year in Allston (and no more September version)

Allson Calling

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Day of the Dead
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Five Notable Hours of the Week (aka the new Grateful Dead tribute album)

This is a slower release week, and there's one highly-anticipated release that's five and a half hours long. In lieu of that, today "Five Notable Releases" becomes "Five Notable Hours."

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The National played “Morning Dew” from the Grateful Dead tribute on ‘Colbert’

Also: The Dessner brothers and Scott Devendorf DJ the album's release party in NYC tonight, and Aaron Dessner & Friends play a benefit in Hudson, NY later this month.

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Frightened Rabbit at Rough Trade
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Frightened Rabbit played two Rough Trade shows (pics, setlist & review from early show)

They opened with the album's second single, "Get Out," and debuted some stuff off the album that hasn't been released yet, but we got old favorites too like "The Modern Leper" and "Head Rolls Off" from the 2008 fan favorite The Midnight Organ Fight. Scott's funny on stage too, in a self-deprecating kind of way...

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The National’s long-awaited Grateful Dead tribute comp features 59 songs and will be out in May (tracklist)

ANOHNI, Kurt Vile, Fucked Up, The Walkmen, The War on Drugs, Phosphorescent, Sharon Van Etten, Jenny Lewis, The National, Courtney Barnett, Real Estate, Lucinda Williams, The Flaming Lips and more contribute to this long-in-the-works project.

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Frightened Rabbit announce new album ‘Painting of a Panic Attack’ & tour, share “Death Dream” (dates, stream)

Scottish indie rockers Frightened Rabbit have announced a new album, Painting of a Panic Attack, the followup to 2013's Pedestrian Verse, which comes out April 8 via Canvasback/Atlan...

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Timothy S. Griffin
Timothy S. Griffin
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Eaux Claires Music Fest 2016 lineup (Bon Iver, James Blake, guest-filled Grateful Dead tribute, Erykah Badu, Melvins, more)

Earlier this week, Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival curators Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) and Aaron Dessner (The National) sent out a mixtape to people who bought early bird tickets to the...

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Timothy S. Griffin
Timothy S. Griffin
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Eaux Claires Music Fest mixtape has new & unreleased music from Bon Iver, Justin Vernon & James Blake, and more (listen)

Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and The National's Aaron Dessner are holding their second annual Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival in Eau Claire, Wisconsin on Aug...

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Boston Calling spring 2016 lineup (Sia, Disclosure, Robyn, Sufjan Stevens, Janelle Monae, Courtney Barnett & more)

The spring 2016 edition of Boston Calling happens May 27-29. For a small festival (with no overlapping sets), Boston Calling continues to bring in some pretty huge names, and this one's got Sia, Disclosure and Robyn headlining, plus Odesza, Sufjan Stevens, Haim, Miike Snow, Janelle Monae, Courtney Barnett, The Front Bottoms, Charles Bradley, Vince Staples, Battles, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Christine and the Queens, festival curator Aaron Dessner (of The National) playing a set with Li...

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