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Makaya McCraven shares song from Gil Scott-Heron reimagining LP

Makaya also does a Gil Scott-Heron tribute at NYC's Winter Jazzfest this weekend.

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Grimes at The Meadows 2016 - Saturday
Grimes at The Meadows 2016 (more by P Squared)

Gorilla vs Bear’s top songs of the 2010s

A few weeks ago, Gorilla vs Bear published his list of the top albums of the decade, and now his song list is here too...

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Nick Cave
Nick Cave with Nina Simone in London (photo by Bleddyn Butcher)

Nick Cave made a playlist of 10 songs that stand out to him the most

These are Nick Cave's ”hiding songs” as he calls them, songs that feel like ”they were designed with you especially in mind, and that no one could ever begin to understand them in the way you do.”

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Panorama 2018 - Sunday
photo by Amanda Hatfield

David Byrne is back; Tour hits NYC & Philly 4 times this week (tix still on sale)

Plus, listen to the September edition of David Byrne's monthly playlist, "Conscious Dance," which features Gil Scott-Heron, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Sly & The Family Stone, Prince and more.

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Frank Ocean Boys Dont Cry book
Frank Ocean mag photos courtesy of P Squared.

listen to Frank Ocean’s favorite songs (as listed in his ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ zine)

It's very a eclectic playlist, as you would probably expect from Frank, covering a ton of stylistic and historical ground.

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Pitchfork list their 200 best songs of the 1970s

Back in 2004, Pitchfork published their Top 100 Albums of the 1970s list, and today they've returned with the 200 Best Songs of the 1970s. Some of the artists who didn't make the cut on the albums list are now here, like Black Sabbath, Grateful Dead, Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith...

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Lincoln Center Out of Doors 2012 free show schedule

JULY 25-AUGUST 12, 2012


17 World, US and NY Debuts, Premieres and Commissions, Including:
* Phil Kline's dreamcitynine - festival-long GPS-based audio app installation plus live performance
* Art meets sport this Olympics summer with Kimmo Pohjonen's Accordion Wrestling
dance theater piece featuring the accordion experimentalist and ten Finnish wrestlers
Los Irreales de Ondatrópica - Quantic and Frente Cumbiero lead an intergenerational all-star gathering of Colombian musicians
* Celebrated Turkish psych-folk icon, singer Selda Bagcan, highlights Istanbulive
* The Bad Plus: On Sacred Ground - Re-envisioning Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring
* Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble - German minimal techno group's chamber orchestra
* Polyglot Theatre's Tangle - site-specific, audience-created installation and kids' "play space"


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Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def), Questlove & more playing Gil-Scott Heron, Gordon Parks & Jimmy Scott party @ Highline

Yasiin Bey on stage with Black Star (more by Zach Pollach)

Yasiin says:I hope everyone will have a great 2012! Alot of things to look forward too...

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XL records giving away vinyl sampler…

A letter from XL...We work with some amazing artists, and we appreciate the support you show them. To celebrate their work, and say thank you to you, we've made a limited edition, double 12" vinyl sampler...

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Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble playing free Harlem show, Pharoahe Monch playing other shows too

Pharoahe Monch at Fun Fun Fun Fest in 2010 (more by BBG)

In addition to the free show at Weeksville Heritage Center, Pharoahe Monch has a few other NYC shows in July...

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