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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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Summer of Love
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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
photo via Patrick McMullan/Getty Images
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Is this Jared Kushner’s last.fm profile?

He likes Twenty One Pilots a lot.

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Highline Ballroom celebrating 10th anniversary with Laurie Anderson

Lou Reed played Highline's opening night, so it's fitting Anderson plays the 10th Anniversary.

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photo via NYPL
photo via NYPL
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Lou Reed’s ‘The Raven’ performed with Laurie Anderson & more (watch); “Drones” installation this week

These events are in celebration of The New York Public Library acquiring Lou Reed's archives.

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Laurie Anderson
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Lou Reed’s archives acquired by the New York Public Library (some on display now)

Lou Reed's archives have been acquired by the New York Public Library. The announcement was made this morning at a press conference at NYPL for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, where Laurie Anderson and Lou Reed's sister both spoke...

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