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SPIN Best Albums 2018
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SPIN’s 51 Best Albums of 2018

Can you guess who topped the list?

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Fred Pessaro’s favorite albums of 2018

Former BrooklynVegan/Invisible Oranges editor and current BV contributor Fred Pessaro's favorites of 2018, from punk and metal to ambient, pop, jazz, hip hop, and beyond.

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Winter Jazzfest updates (Chris Dave, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Messthetics, more)

The schedules for the 2019 Winter Jazzfest marathons are out, along with some lineup additions. The marathons also include James Poyser + Bilal, Makaya McCraven, Meshell Ndegeocello, Ezra Collective, Mary Halvorson, Nellie McKay, Kassa Overall, Nubya Garcia, and more.

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NPR Best of 2018
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NPR’s 50 Best Albums of 2018

As usual, the list spans tons of genres, including indie rock, folk, pop, hip hop, classical, jazz, punk, metal, reggaeton, country, and more.

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Big Ears festival: full 2019 lineup (Avey Tare, Mountain Man, Punch Brothers, more)

The 2019 edition of Knoxville, TN's Big Ears Festival happens March 21-24 and also features Spiritualized, This Is Not This Heat, Béla Fleck, Mercury Rev, serpentwithfeet, Harold Budd, Moor Mother, Sons of Kemet, and lots more.

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The 2018 Village Halloween Parade
2018 Village Halloween Parade (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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49 songs we like from October 2018

Our October 2018 playlist includes new tracks by Robyn, Miya Folick, Sharon Van Etten, Phosphorescent, Deerhunter, Steve Gunn, Jessica Pratt, Ty Segall, Esperanza Spalding, Beach House, Jamila Woods, Anderson .Paak, Thom Yorke, and more.

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Makaya McCraven Universal Beings
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Makaya McCraven playing new LP in NYC (w/ Shabaka of Sons of Kemet) & Chicago

Jazz drummer/producer Makaya McCraven just released his great new album 'Universal Beings,' and it's picking up a lot of acclaim and getting some crossover love from hip hop audiences. He'll perform the music of the album at two U.S. shows with many of the album's guests...

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Winter Jazzfest: 2019 lineup & tix (Meshell Ndegeocello, Ezra Collective, more)

The 15th annual Winter Jazzfest happens January 4-12 and will have, for the first time, have its annual Marathon stretch across two weekends.

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Dinosaur Jr. at Brooklyn Bowl
Lou Barlow with Dinosaur Jr at Brooklyn Bowl in 2017 (more by Greg Cristman)
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Northside Fest 2018 adds Lou Barlow, Ringworm, Telefon Tel Aviv, Shamir, Bush Tetras, more

After announcing its initial schedule earlier this month, many more shows have been revealed for Brooklyn's 10th annual Northside Festival...

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Northside Fest announces initial 2018 lineup

The intitial Northside Festival 2018 lineup includes Protomartyr and Deerhoof (who play BrooklynVegan's official Northside Showcase at Elsewhere), plus Ought, Flasher, Soccer Mommy, Dear Nora, Liz Phair, La Luz, Kississippi, Snail Mail, weaves, Caspian, Men I Trust, Common Holly, Empath, and more.

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