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NPR Music’s Top 50 LPs of 2012

Japandroids at Pitchfork, July 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)

NPR Music have announced their "50 favorite" albums of 2012, which includes names like Pallbearer, Andy Stott, Cat Power, Fiona Apple, Death Grips, and Swans...

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Flying Lotus & Death Grips playing NPR/WNYC CMJ showcase (which will also stream from Le Poisson Rouge)

FlyLo (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)

Just a few days after we pointed out that Flying Lotus will be all over NYC in just a few days, and right after we announce that Death Grips is finally touring again and visiting NYC in November, NPR hits us with this surprise:For the first time, NPR Music and WNYC's Soundcheck come together during the CMJ Music Marathon to present a showcase of singular artists...

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Tori Amos releasing orchestral interpretations of her old songs on new LP, playing intimate show at Le Poisson Rouge (dates)

Last year, Tori Amos released Night of Hunters, an album where instead of working with the band she had for the last decade, was an orchestral pop album recorded with a variety of new musicians, including the Apollon Musagete Quartett...

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David Rakoff, RIP

When writer David Rakoff died Thursday at the age 47, he was barely the age he said he was always "meant" to be. In his 2010 memoir, , he wrote, "Everyone has an internal age, a time in life when one is, if not one's best, then at very least one's most authentic self...

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Newport Folk Fest streaming at NPR, kicks off with Megafaun, Blitzen Trapper & Wilco (who played Terminal 5)

Nels Cline of Wilco (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)

The 2012 Newport Folk Festival begins in Rhode Island tonight with a concert (7:30pm), Blitzen Trapper (6pm), and Megafaun (5pm)...

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weekend reading: David Lowery’s response to an NPR intern (on the subject of stealing music)

If you're like me, you've already been sent this article at least ten times, but did you read the whole thing yet? Or the 546 (as of this posting) comments...

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iTunes streaming new Jack Whites LP ‘Blunderbuss'; Webster Hall tickets going on sale

Jack White's debut solo album, Blunderbuss, is out April 23rd but streaming on iTunes now.

As mentioned yesterday, "Tickets for the April 27 performance at Webster Hall in New York City are available for American Express Cardmembers during an exclusive presale window beginning Tuesday, April 17th at 12:00 PM ET at www...

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The Shins played a private/streaming pre-SNL show at LPR (pics, setlist, more dates)

The mysterious club that housed The Shins last night (3/8) was not too much of a mystery in the end; it was Le Poisson Rouge, a venue that has been known to stream shows for NPR on many occasions...

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The Shins playing SNL and a NPR iPad app show (while in NYC), have a new video, other dates & stuff

The Shins at Terminal 5 in 2009 (more by Natasha Ryan)

The Shins are set to perform on SNL on March 10, ten days before the release of their new album, Port of Morrow, due out on March 20 via Aural Apothecary/Columbia Records...

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Sasquatch Fest starts today, stream @ NPR & KEXP

Sasquatch Festival runs from today, Friday through Sunday in Gorge, Washington.
Highlights on this year's lineup include DFA1979 (Friday), Wolf Parade (Saturday), The Flaming Lips (Sunday), Archers of Loaf (Sunday), and Guided By Voices (Monday)...

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