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Kamaal Williams The Return
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Kamaal Williams streaming ‘The Return,’ playing Noise Pop 2019 (initial lineup)

UK jazz keyboardist Kamaal Williams had a deserved breakthrough as one half of Yussef Kamaal with 2016's 'Black Focus,' which blended early '70s jazz-funk fusion with modern-day hip hop and electronic music. He followed that this year with his solo debut 'The Return,' which picks up right where 'Black Focus' left off...

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Laura Jane Grace
Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers (photo by Katie Hovland)
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21 New Songs Out Today

Listen to new songs by Laura Jane Grace, Jim James + Angel Olsen, Beirut, The Faint, Trentemøller, Rapsody + J Cole, Smino, Takeoff of Migos, Kirk Knight, and more.

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Beirut Gallipoli
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Beirut announce new album ‘Gallipoli’ & tour, share title track

The tour begins with three Brooklyn shows with Helado Negro.

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Feist performed with Jenny Lewis & Kings of Convenience at People Festival (watch)

Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and The National's Aaron and Bryce Dessner hosted the second annual PEOPLE festival in Berlin over the weekend (August 18 & 19). Much like their streaming music platform of the same name, the festival was all about unique collaborations, and encouraged attendees to just go with it...

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Bill’s Indie Basement (4/13): the week in classic indie, college rock, and more

This week in the basement: Destroyer reissues, Sloan, A Place to Bury Strangers, psych supergroup MIEN, Mouse on Mars' guest-filled new LP, and Collapsing Scenery cover Randy Newman with James Chance.

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Daniel Johnston at Town Hall
photo by Gretchen Robinette
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Daniel Johnston played Town Hall, backed by Joan As Police Woman & more (pics, setlist, video)


Daniel Johnston
's "final tour" (as they're calling it) hit NYC on Saturday (10/7) for a show at Town Hall where he was backed by Joan Wasser (Joan as Policewoman), Jared Samuel (Invisible Familiars), Paul Collins (Beirut) and more.

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Daniel Johnston
Daniel Johnston (not a recent pic)
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Daniel Johnston adds NYC & LA shows to his final tour

In NYC, Daniel will be backed by members of Beirut, Gang Gang Dance, Cibo Mato and more; in Los Angeles he'll be joined by Mike Watt, Ben Lee, Maria Taylor, Guy Blakeslee and Joey Waronker.

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DISRUPT at National Sawdust
photo by P Squared
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Sufjan Stevens, Kid Millions & more played first ‘DISRUPT’ @ National Sawdust (pics)

National Sawdust debuted its collaborative, improvisational DISRUPT seres on Saturday (2/18), and this first edition featured Sufjan Stevens, Jan St. Werner (Mouse On Mars), Kid Millions (Oneida, Man Forever) and Ben Lanz (Beirut, The National, LNZNDRF)...

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Sufjan Stevens and Kid Millions playing collaborative show with members of Mouse on Mars and Beirut in Brooklyn

"This quartet, along with special guests will explore the spaciality of electro-acoustics interacting with environment through a collaging of instruments, textures and compositional disruptions. "

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Benefit for Planned Parenthood and The ACLU at Music Hall of Williamsburg
photo via @qbertplaya
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Sharon Van Etten covered Leonard Cohen w/ Kevin Morby, debuted new songs at ACLU/PP benefit show (pics, video)

Last night's sold-out benefit for Planned Parenthood and The ACLU also had Beirut, Kevin Morby, Daniel Rossen, and Hand Habits.

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