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The Symphonic Works of Serge Gainsbourg with Jane Birkin at Carnegie Hall
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Jane Birkin (and Rufus Wainwright) played ‘Symphonique’ Serge Gainsbourg tribute @ Carnegie Hall (pics, setlist)

Last year, Jane Birkin released Birkin/Gainsbourg: Le Symphonique, a tribute to her late husband and collaborator, Serge Gainsbourg, which puts 21 of his songs to orchestral arrangements by Nobuyuki Nakajima. She brought the Le Symphonique tour tour to NYC last night, playing Carnegie Hall. Surprise guest for the evening was Rufus Wainwright...

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Jonny Greenwood’s Oscar-nominated ‘Phantom Thread’ score being performed live with the film in NYC & LA

Paul Thomas Anderson's Phantom Thread is up for six Academy Awards, including a nomination for Jonny Greenwood's score. Folks in New York City and Los Angeles will have a chance to experience the score performed live by Worldless Music Orchestra and principals from London Contemporary Orchestra, to a screening of the film...

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Jane Birkin playing Gainsbourg tribute at Carnegie Hall (1st U.S. show in 6 years)

"It is a privilege that one of the greatest French writers wrote for me from the age of 20 to 45," Birkin says. "In a way it never stopped. It’s a strange situation. What can I do for him now, even though it’s too late! At least I can wear him, take him with me. Say his words!"

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John Cale performing ‘Velvet Underground & Nico’ 50th anniversary shows in NYC

It's part of BAM's 2017 Next Wave Festival.

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Joanna and Robin in Dublin (photo via @gezzajax/)
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Robin Pecknold played new songs on tour with Joanna Newsom, sang “On A Good Day” with her (watch)

Joanna also sang "He Needs Me" at a 'Punch-Drunk Love' screening with Jon Brion and Wordless Music Orchestra, who will do it again in Brooklyn soon.

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Jim Jarmusch’s SQURL released an EP & Velvet Underground cover, playing silent films series w/ Julian Koster & more

Jim Jarmusch mayb be best known as a filmmaker, but it's no secret that he's also a talented musician. He's got his duo with Jozef Van Wissem, and also his trio SQURL with Carter Logan (who Jim's been working on a Stooges documentary with) and Shane Stoneback (who produced Fucked Up's David Comes to Life and engineered/mixed the first two Vampire Weekend albums)...

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‘There Will Be Blood Live’ getting its US premiere w/ live score by Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood, Wordless Music Orchestra

Paul Thomas Anderson's 2007 film, There Will Be Blood will soon be making its "live" US premiere at NYC's United Palace on September 19 & 20...

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Photo by Greg Cristman | www.gregCphotography.com
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Stars of the Lid played their first NYC show in five years at the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help (pics)

Veteran ambient duo Stars of the Lid played their first US shows in five years this month, including the Kranky 20th Anniversary shows in Chicago and a NYC show on Tuesday (12/17) at The Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help church in Brooklyn, a beautiful environment for their so...

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Stars of the Lid playing first US shows in 5 years, including Kranky 20th Anniversary w/ Grouper, Tim Hecker & more

Stars of the Lid in NYC in 2008 (more by Chris Owyoung)

Veteran ambient duo Stars of the Lid haven't played the US in five years, but that will change this fall...

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Goldfrapp streaming ‘Tales from Us,’ made a new short film; NYC show with Wordless Music Orchestra is next week

As mentioned, Goldfrapp will release their sixth album, Tales from Us, next week (9/10). Drawing inspiration from Scott Walker, Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory eschew electro-glam in favor of autumnal, string-laden cinemascope that is only pop in the old school Bond Theme sense...

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