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Osheaga 2018 - Saturday
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tours announced: Blondie, Windhand, YOB, Krimewatch, SSION, more

Plus: Elton John, Phil Lesh, The Revolution, Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, and more tour news.

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Scissor Sisters’ Jake Shears released solo debut (stream it), announces tour

Former Scissor Sisters main man Jake Shears released his self-titled solo debut today. If he'd released it under his old band's name, no-one would've batted an eye, he's still strutting to disco, glam, George Michael, Paul Williams and The Osmonds, but this sounds like the most fun he's had since the first (great) Scissor Sisters album.

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Cyndi Lauper performed with Laura Jane Grace, Jake Shears & more at her holiday show (videos)

Video surfaced of Cyndi playing "The Goonies 'r' Good Enough" with Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace and "All Through the Night" with Scissor Sisters' Jake Shears and others.

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Jake Shears (Scissor Sisters) shares solo single “Creep City,” playing shows

On "Creep City," Shears doesn't stray too far from the stomping glam cabaret that Scissor Sisters made in their prime.

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Against Me! at Brooklyn Steel earlier this month (more by Em Grey)
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Laura Jane Grace, Peaches, Jake Shears & more playing Cyndi Lauper’s holiday show

Dr. John, Jackson Browne, Ani DiFranco and more are also among the artists playing Cyndi Lauper's 2017 holiday show.

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new Bushwick venue Elsewhere throwing Grand Opening party on Halloween

PopGun's new Bushwick venue Elsewhere has just announced that it's official Grand Opening will be with a party on Halloween (10/31)...

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posthumous Arthur Russell album, ‘Corn,’ coming in June (stream a track)

Arthur Russell died in 1992 but left a lot of music unreleased. That includes Corn, an album featuring nine tracks Russell recorded in 1982 and 1983 that was intended for a 1985 release that never happened...

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What’s going on Wednesday? (Cloud Nothings, Ex Hex, Big Sean, Richard Thompson, Solstafir, Big Terrific & more)

You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Cloud Nothings, Amanda X @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Cloud Nothings' blend of indie rock, post-hardcore and noise rock always makes for live shows that are as killer as their great records...

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Scissor Sisters played Wellmont Theater (pics), Jake Shears working on musical w/ Bernhard & Bond (Joe’s Pub on sale)

"The downtown music scene will get an extra dose of glam this spring at a reading of a new musical written by the actress and comedian Sandra Bernhard, the downtown drag artist Justin Bond, and the Scissor Sisters lead singer Jake Shears...

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Out lists The Gayest Albums & Christmas Songs of all time

What makes an album great? And perhaps even more critical for this list, what makes a great album gay? To create our list of the 100 Greatest, Gayest Albums of All Time, we polled more than 100 actors, comedians, musicians, writers, critics, performance artists, label reps, and DJs, asking each to list the 10 most important albums of their lives...

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