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WFMU Record Fair 2019
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WFMU Record Fair 2019 in pics (The Gories, vintage vinyl, more)

The 2019 edition of the WFMU Record Fair happened over the weekend at the Brooklyn Expo Center bringing in thousands of vinyl fans, pouring over crates upon crates of vintage wax...

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Jeff Tweedy and Abbi Jacobson at Murmrr Theatre (via @apolicano03 on Instagram)
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Jeff Tweedy narrating Minutemen chapter of ‘Our Band Could Be Your Life’ audiobook

Jeff also talked about his new memoir and solo album with Abbi Jacobson and Ira Kaplan at the recent Brooklyn stops of his book tour.

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75 Dollar Bill playing weeklong residency at Troost w/ guests (Ira Kaplan, more)

75 Dollar Bill, the improvisational guitar/percussion duo of Rick Brown and Che Chen, are in the midst of a weeklong residency at Greenpoint, Brooklyn cocktail bar Troost...

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Jon Hopkins at David Lynch's Festial of Disruption
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What’s going on Tuesday?

Jon Hopkins, Graham Coxon, Sloppy Jane, Sammus, and more Tuesday show options.

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Yo La Tengo at Brooklyn Steel
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Yo La Tengo celebrated their new LP at Brooklyn Steel (pics, video, setlist)

Yo La Tengo's tour supporting There's a Riot Going On hit NYC on Friday night (4/6) for a sold-out show at Brooklyn Steel which also marked the one-year anniversary of the venue...

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Lambchop released new LP (listen), presenting free ‘Films of FLOTUS’ screening at Rough Trade on Sunday

The 'Films of FLOTUS' event includes a Q&A moderated by Yo La Tengo's Ira Kaplan.

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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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