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BrooklynVegan Blog Radio on SiriusXMU: Playlist for November 29, 2017

This week's playlist includes songs from Bjork, The Breeders, The Replacements, Django Django, US Girls, Guided by Voices, The Soft Moon, Angel Olsen, Tommy Keene, and more

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Tommy Keane & Ivan Julian at Union Pool
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Tommy Keene, dead at 59 (read tributes from Guided by Voices, Ted Leo & more)

For a lot of folks, Keene's style was the sound of the ’80s: bright, jangly guitar pop with hooks out the wazoo. While he never quite got the attention that Matthew Sweet, The Plimsouls, The dB’s or even Let’s Active, Tommy consistently made some terrific records over the last 25 years, including ones for Geffen and Matador...

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Matthew Sweet preps new LP (stream “Country Girl”), touring w/ Tommy Keene — win tix to the NYC show!

Matthew Sweet is releasing his first album in six years, a 17-song double album titled Tomorrow Forever, this week via his own Honeycomb Hideout label. The record features his longtime rhythm section of Paul Chastain and Ric Menck (both of Velvet Crush), as well as the Bangles' Debbi Peterson and a "keyboard cameo" from The Zombies' Rod Argent...

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Tommy Keene & Ivan Julian at Union Pool
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Ivan Julian is doing well, played Union Pool with Tommy Keene (pics, review)

Last year, Ivan Julian of legendary punk band Richard Hell & the Voidoids (and other projects) was diagnosed with cancer. He's been recovering, and has made his return to the stage...

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Ivan Julian is in remission, returned to the stage, playing NYC again soon

Ivan Julian of legendary punk band Richard Hell & the Voidoids has sadly been battling cancer, and last year tons of incredible artists came together to play tribute shows to him in NYC. He returned to the stage to play The Bell House in October, and he's been in remission since then too...

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Beach Slang releasing another covers mixtape (stream their Adverts cover)

The mixtape also includes covers of The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Modern Lovers, The Candyskins, and Tommy Keene.

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Tommy Keene releasing new LP ‘Laugh in the Dark,’ shares “All Gone Away,” touring in September

Tommy Keene has been making jangly, post-Big Star power pop since the early '80s when songs like "Places That Are Gone" and "Run Now" were staples on collage radio...

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What’s going on Friday? (Ceremony, Calvin Love, OOIOO, Bill Nye, Matthew Dear, Omar S, Matthew Sweet & more)

Ceremony at Warsaw in 2012 (more by Joe McCabe)

You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

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Doug Gillard is doing stuff (Captain Beefheart show w/ Gary Lucas, Beatles band, Tommy Keene tour, Nada Surf LP)

Doug Gillard @ Irving Plaza NYE (more by Chris Gersbeck)

I got heavily obsessed with Guided By Voices after the demise of the "classic '93 - '96 line-up" which featured Robert Pollard, Tobin Sprout, Mitch Mitchell, Kevin Fennell, and Greg Demos (a line-up that reunited in 2010 and has been blazing a sweaty, beer soaked trail across the US since) (this past weekend's Sasquatch Festival included)...

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Tommy Keene playing ‘Songs from the Film’ on tour (dates)

For a lot of folks, this was the sound of the '80s: bright, jangly guitar pop with hooks out the wazoo. Tommy Keene never quite got the attention that Matthew Sweet, The Plimsouls, The dB's or even Let's Active, but he has consistently made some terrific records over the last 25 years including last year's In the Late Bright...

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