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MC50 at Irving Plaza
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MC50 brought the ‘Kick Out the Jams’ 50th anniversary’ to Irving Plaza (pics, setlist)

Kick out the jams, they did.

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photo: Nancy Escovedo
photo: Nancy Escovedo
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Alejandro Escovedo preps new LP ft. Wayne Kramer & more; touring w/ Joe Ely

You can listen to "Sonica USA" from Alejandro's new LP. The record also features members of The Stooges, The Only Ones, and more.

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MC50 announce ‘Kick Out the Jams’ 50th anniversary tour dates ft. Fugazi & Soundgarden mems

Wayne Kramer with celebrate the 50th anniversary of his classic proto-punk band MC5 with "Kick Out the Jams: The 50th Anniversary Tour." It will feature supergroup MC50 that includes Kim Thayil (Soundgarden), drummer Brendan Canty (Fugazi), bassist Dug Pinnick (King's X), and frontman Marcus Durant (Zen Guerrilla)...

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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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LAMF at Marlin Room at Webster Hall
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‘L.A.M.F.’ tribute in pics (ft. Deborah Harry, Handsome Dick Manitoba, more)

Blondie’s Clem Burke, The Replacements’ Tommy Stinson, Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers’ Walter Lure, and MC5’s Wayne Kramer performed the Heartbreaker's 'L.A.M.F.' at four NYC shows. We caught the Marlin Room show with Blondie singer Deborah Harry, Dead Boys’ Cheetah Chrome, The Dictators’ Handsome Dick Manitoba, and more.

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Stephen Saban
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members of Blondie, MC5, Replacements, Heartbreakers playing L.A.M.F at Stephen Saban benefit

The show will also have appearances by Bush Tetras, Lenny Kaye, and Mudd Clubb regular Marilyn.

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Ian MacKaye comments on Bad Brains’ Hall of Fame nomination (H.R. too)

"I don’t know who the nominators are, and frankly don’t care, but the person who put Bad Brains name in the hat is either visionary, or they’re savvy and trying to bring some legitimacy to their brand," Ian MacKaye says.

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Andy Warhol not so nice… in clip from rock doc ‘Danny Says’ (which is out today)

Watch a clip where music biz legend Danny Fields recalls being taught party etiquette by Andy Warhol.

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Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.
Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.
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The Ramones, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed & more in new documentary about music biz legend Danny Fields

If HBO's tone-deaf series Vinyl left you cold but wanting to learn more about the NYC music scene of the '70s, you may want to keep an eye out for new documentary Danny Says which is about legendary music biz figure Danny Fields, who helped the careers of The Ramones, Iggy Pop, The Doors, The Velvet Underground, MC5 and more.

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Wayne Kramer played Bowery Electric w/ help from Jesse Malin, Dick Manitoba and Jeremy Piven (pics, video)

Wayne Kramer was in NYC for the kickoff of new PBS series Lifecasters (one of the segments was about him and his wife) and he played a few songs at the premiere event at Lincoln Center on Wednesday (2/6)...

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