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Relix Live Music Conference at Brooklyn Bowl
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things I learned at the Relix Live Music Conference (and lots of pics)

Which artist does legendary promoter Ron Delsener (pictured) never book but wishes he did? That and more, in our recap of the first annual Relix Live Music Conference.

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The Decemberists & Olivia Chaney releasing traditional folk LP as Offa Rex

They're also touring, including stops at Newport Folk Fest, NYC's Town Hall, and more.

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Ben Gibbard announces solo shows; Death Cab play Beale Street this weekend

The Death Cab for Cutie frontman is returning to Town Hall in July, around his appearance at Newport Folk Fest.

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Big Thief at Prospect Park in 2016 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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Big Thief playing Conor Oberst/Hop Along Prospect Park show, Newport Folk Fest, more

The Prospect Park show is one big Saddle Creek party.

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Fleet Foxes announce first US show of 2017, Newport Folk Fest

They're the first artist announced for Newport Folk Fest. They play Friday, the only day that's still on sale.

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Newport Folk Fest 2017 dates & tickets

The fest goes on sale Wednesday, November 30.

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(photo via @newportfolkfest
(photo via @newportfolkfest
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stream Julien Baker’s whole Newport set, don’t miss her at NOON at Outside Lands

NPR has shared a live recording of Memphis singer/songwriter Julien Baker's performance from the Newport Folk Festival on July 22-24. She wowed the crowd with primarily just her voice and guitar, but was joined on stage by her Forrister bandmate Matthew Gilliam on percussion for two tracks...

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Jonny Fritz raised money for a new hip; Middle Brother playing Newport Folk Fest

Jonny Fritz (fka Jonny Corndawg) recently launched a GoFundMe campaign to help pay for his hip surgery, and he passed his goal of $10,000 in two days!

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Flight of the Conchords playing first show in three years at 2016 Newport Folk Festival

Flight of the Conchords members Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie announced last year that they were in the process of writing a movie following the beloved HBO series, and said they were considering a North American tour...

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Villagers touring, playing NYC before Newport Folk Fest +++ acoustic album out now (dates & stream)

Irish indie folkies Villagers, the project led by Conor O'Brien, returned last month with Where Have You Been All My Life? via Domino. It's a mostly-acoustic album with stripped-down versions of songs from all three of the other Villagers albums, but this is more worth hearing than that description might lead you to beli...

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