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Great Grandpa
Great Grandpa (photo by West Smith)
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Notable Releases of the Week (10/25)

This week's Notable Releases include Great Grandpa's stunning sophomore album, Alcest's best in a while, Neil Young's first LP with Crazy Horse in 7 yrs, Josh Homme's first Desert Sessions in 16 yrs, and more.

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Desert Sessions Vol 11
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Josh Homme announces first Desert Sessions album in 16 years

The album features Billy F. Gibbons (ZZ Top), Jake Shears (Scissor Sisters), Les CLaypool (Primus), Stella Mozgawa (Warpaint), Carla Azar (Autolux, Jack White), Matt Sweeney (Chavez), and more.

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Boston Calling 2019 - Saturday
photo by Corwin Wickersham
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Princess Nokia, Spice Girl Melanie C & more playing PrideFest 2019

NYC's massive month-long celebration of WorldPride, the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, wraps up in a big way on Sunday June 30.

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Osheaga 2018 - Saturday
Debbie Harry with Blondie at Osheaga 2018 (more by Em Grey)
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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
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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