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10 great covers by Puddles Pity Party (who is on tour. win tix to Asbury Lanes)

Listen to Puddles cover songs by Pixies, David Bowie, The Smiths, Dio, Radiohead, and more.

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The Jesus and Mary Chain at Playstation Theater
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Jesus and Mary Chain’s Jim Reid shares Spotify playlist; NYC shows w/ Nine Inch Nails start this weekend

”Jim Reid Top Picks” include songs by The Kills, The Beatles, The Kinks, Lou Reed, Vashti Bunyan, Cabaret Voltaire, The Cult, Orange Juice, Nirvana, Neil Young, Go-Kart Mozart, The Snivelling Shits, and more.

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The Velvet Underground Experience
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a first look at The Velvet Underground Experience which opens in NYC this week

The Velvet Underground Experience opens October 10 and runs through December 30, with rare photographs, portraits, films, and more.

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folk legend Eric Andersen releasing comp (hear a live track from The Bitter End)

Eric Andersen hailed from the same Greenwich Village folk scene as Bob Dylan (who has covered his music and toured with him), went on the Festival Express Tour with the Grateful Dead (who have collaborated with him), and he's now releasing a career-spanning compilation that features collaborations with Joni Mitchell, Lou Reed, Joan Baez, Phil Ochs, and more.

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Ezra Furman at Bowery Ballroom
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Ezra Furman wrote a book about Lou Reed’s ‘Transformer,’ playing SXSW (BV day party included)

Plus: check out video and setlist from Ezra's recent Bowery Ballroom show.

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Life of Agony playing Vitus; Mina Caputo playing shows (one with Many Rooms)

Life of Agony announce two intimate hometown shows at Saint Vitus (on sale now). Singer Mina Caputo also playing a solo show, and a Lou Reed tribute with Lenny Kaye, Hamish Kilgour, and more.

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Velvet Underground, Grateful Dead, Otis Redding & more; Bill Bentley tells us about his favorite shows, releases book

In December 2015, the Smithsonian put out a call for music fans to submit personal photos and stories from their favorite rock n' roll moments. Those have been collected in Bill Bentley's new book, Smithsonian Rock and Roll: Live and Unseen, which is out today. Bill's seen a lot of amazing shows over the years -- he tells us his Top 5.

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Record Store Day announces 2017 Black Friday exclusives

RSD Black Friday 2017 titles include the first-ever North American vinyl pressing of Neil Young's 'Harvest Moon,' a 40th anniversary edition of Richard Hell & The Voidoid's 'Blank Generation,' Tori Amos' hair metal band Y Kant Tori Read and more.

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The 50 best psychedelic rock albums of the Summer of Love

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Monterey Pop Fest and the Summer of Love, here are the 50 best psychedelic rock records of 1967, from Jefferson Airplane to Love to the Bee Gees to Pink Floyd to Donovan, and yes, The Beatles.

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Jared Kushner and Donald Trump
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Is this Jared Kushner’s last.fm profile?

He likes Twenty One Pilots a lot.

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