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BrooklynVegan February Playlist
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46 songs we like from February 2019

Our February 2019 playlist includes new tracks by Big Thief, Aldous Harding, Mercury Rev & Phoebe Bridgers, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Kevin Morby, Cass McCombs, Jamila Woods, Freddie Gibbs & Madlib, Doja Cat & Rico Nasty, Deafheaven, Fury, and more.

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Big Boi Doin It
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18 New Songs Out Today

Listen to new songs by Big Boi (one with Killer Mike), Rivers Cuomo/KYLE, Mac DeMarco/Melanie Faye, The Chemical Brothers, Ian Brown (Stone Roses), G Herbo & Southside, and more.

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bill's indie basement february 1 2019
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Bill’s Indie Basement (2/1): the week in classic indie, college rock, and more

This week: The Specials are back with their first album to feature Terry Hall in nearly 40 years; crucial reissues from The Cardigans, Sparks, and The Fall; plus UK psych-vets The Telescopes; and the sparkling, sophisticated pop of Le SuperHomard.

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The Specials released ‘Encore,’ their first LP w/ Terry Hall since 1980 (album review), announce North American tour

Terry Hall’s first album with The Specials in nearly 40 years is a pleasant surprise.

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Rustin Man
Rustin Man (photo by Lawrence Watson)
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Notable Releases of the Week (2/1)

This week's Notable Releases include Talk Talk bassist Rustin Man's long-awaited solo album, Tiny Ruins' arty folk LP, death/doom newcomers Ossuarium, and more.

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Punk Rock Bowling
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Punk Rock Bowling announces 2019 daily lineups & club shows

Club shows include Antisect, Conflict, Infa Riot, Vicious Rumours, and more TBA.

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ACL Festival 2018 weekend one - Saturday
photo by Andy Sawyer
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BrooklynVegan Blog Radio on SiriusXMU: Playlist for January 7, 2019

Our first Blog Radio show of 2019 looks forward to some of 2019's anticipated releases...

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ACL Festival 2018 weekend one - Saturday
Sharon Van Etten at ACL 2018 (more by Andy Sawyer)
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25 albums we’re anticipating in 2019

From Solange to James Blake to Jessica Pratt to Sharon Van Etten, here are 25 albums we're very excited to hear this year.

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The Specials share “Vote for Me” from first LP w/ Terry Hall in nearly 40 years

”Vote for Me” pretty much picks up where the final Specials' single, 1981's "Ghost Town," left off. New LP ’Encore’ is out February 1.

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Punk Rock Bowling 2019
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Punk Rock Bowling 2019 lineup (Rancid, Descendents, Hives, Refused, FLAG, more)

Punk Rock Bowling is finally old enough to drink, and the stacked 21st annual lineup also includes The Specials, The Stranglers, The Damned, The Vandals, Fear, The Undertones, Fucked Up, Shame, and more.

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