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The Minus 5 at YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts
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The Minus 5’s Scott McCaughey suffers a stroke

Best wishes for a speedy recovery for Scott McCaughey, frontman of The Minus 5 and The Young Fresh Fellows, who has sadly suffered a stroke.

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Coldplay & Peter Buck, Nada Surf’s Matthew Caws cover Tom Petty in tribute

Following the sad news of Tom Petty's death, Coldplay performed "Free Fallin'" with REM's Peter Buck at their show Monday in Portland, and Nada Surf's Matthew Caws offered up a solo take on "Learning to Fly."

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Flat Duo Jets releasing early material retrospective, touring with The Blasters

'Wild Wild Love' compiles the first two releases from the acclaimed North Carolina rock n' roll duo, plus a second disc's worth of outtakes

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Athens, GA’s 40 Watt Club burglarized; R.E.M., Camper Van Beethoven members offering reward

Athens, GA's revered indie rock venue 40 Watt Club was burglarized early Friday morning (7/28) and thieves made off which much of the equipment that makes up its PA system. Flagpole Magazine reports that they made off with seven amplifiers, eight direct boxes and 37 microphones

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BrooklynVegan Blog Radio on SiriusXMU: Playlist for July 19, 2017

This week's edition of BrooklynVegan Blog Radio on SiriusXMU features brand new music from The War on Drugs, The National, Ariel Pink, Nine Inch Nails, Waxahatchee, Big Thief, This is the Kit, and more.

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Michael Stipe “stands with” Radiohead playing Israel (Roger Waters still doesn’t)

The R.E.M. frontman says: "I stand with Radiohead and their decision to perform. Let's hope a dialogue continues, helping to bring the occupation to an end and lead to a peaceful solution."

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Filthy Friends (Sleater-Kinney, REM, etc) streaming new 7″, playing shows

Filthy Friends, the indie rock supergroup with members of Sleater-Kinney, REM, and more, put out a new 7" on Record Store Day, and they're playing the Bumbershoot festival in Seattle, the Project Pabst in Portland, and more shows...

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Michael Stipe premiering first-ever solo music at Moogfest

Stipe's multimedia piece will feature video footage Stipe shot over the years in NYC that "explores desire and movement."

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The Minus 5 at YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts
Photo by Greg Cristman
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Alejandro Escovedo & The Minus 5 played Long Island after City Winery run (pics)

Alejandro Escovedo's tour with The Minus 5 hit NYC last week for a run of shows at City Winery. Following those, they hit Bay Shore, NY's Boulton Center on Sunday night...

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even more protest/benefit music for inauguration day (a roundup)

Joey Bada$$, Emma Ruth Rundle, case/lang/veirs, Downtown Boys, Crying, Scream, and many more artists released protest/benefit music today. Plus: "1000 Days, 1000 Songs"!

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