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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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Richard Hell, Ira Kaplan, Lenny Kaye & more performed at the first Ivan Julian benefit at City Winery (pics/video/setlist)

Watch Richard Hell cover "Purple Rain"!

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Ira Kaplan, Jim Sclavunos & Lydia Lunch added to 2nd Ivan Julian benefit; tickets on sale now

Yo La Tengo's Ira Kaplan and Bad Seeds/Grinderman's Jim Sclavunos, and no wave legend Lydia Lunch were added to the second benefit show for former Voidoids guitarist Ivan Julian (who's battling cancer). They join Thurston Moore & Lee Ranaldo, Matthew Sweet, Arto Lindsay, The Dictators and Vernon Reid & Burnt Sugar Arkestra.

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Members of Wilco, REM, Yo La Tengo & more playing Big Star tribute in L.A.

As happens from time to time, a huge tribute to the legendary Big Star has been announced in LA with members of Wilco, Yo La Tengo, REM and many more...

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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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Yo La Tengo & friends celebrated 30 years @ Town Hall, playing NYE in Boston; James McNew lists his ‘Best of 2014′

Then came the guests of honor: guitarist Ira Kaplan, drummer Georgia Hubley, and bassist James McNew. They began with "Ohm," off of their 2013 record, Fade...

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Yo La Tengo’s Ira Kaplan, Keren Ann, Dr. Ruth, Pete Yarrow, Art Shamsky & more celebrating Passover at City Winery

Ira Kaplan w/ YLT at The Bell House in December (more by PSquared)

There technically weren't any Yo La Tengo Hannukah shows last year, but YLT member Ira Kaplan will be taking part in a Passover show in NYC this y...

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The 5.6.7.8.’s returning to The Bell House w/ The A-Bones

The 5.6.7.8's at The Bell House in 2011 (more by Jessica Amaya)

Japanese garage rock trio The 5.6.7.8.'s who famously appeared in Kill Bill and have also been putting out records for over two decades, are set to return to NYC this year to play a show on October 27 at The Bell House, the same venue where they played the Norton Records 25th Anniversary in 2...

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The National enlist members of Vampire Weekend, Bon Iver, Kurt Vile, Walkmen & War on Drugs for Grateful Dead tribute

One of the more polarizing bands, as far as indie rock fans are concerned, is the Grateful Dead. But despite all the hipsters who want to make sure no one thinks they're hippies, there's a big chunk of the indie community who actually likes this band, so it's pretty cool that The National have gathered members from a bunch of great indie bands -- Vampire Weekend, The War on Drugs, Bon Iver, The Walkmen, and Kurt Vile & the Violators -- to participate in a Grateful Dead tribute album, as Relix reports...

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pics from the second-to-last Maxwell’s show with Lee Ranaldo and Single Dynamite (feat. Ira Kaplan & Janet Weiss)

The second to last show ever at legendary Hoboken rock club Maxwell's happened last night (7/30), headlined by Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo and his current band, The Dust, whose lineup also includes Sonic Youth drummer/Maxwell's co-owner Steve Shelley...

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