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Billy Idol autobiography out now, new LP coming soon; playing the Riv on 2015 tour w/ Broncho (dates, song streams)
Billy Idol autobiography out now, new LP coming soon; playing the Riv on 2015 tour w/ Broncho (dates, song streams)
Billy Idol at Bonnaroo 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin) Billy Idol is a busy guy these days-- he welcomed an autobiography titled Dancing With Myself earlier this week, and is slated to release his first new studio effort since 2005's Devil's Playground, called Kings & Queens Of The Underground, on October 21...
David Byrne talking about his new book at The Music Box the day before his show with St. Vincent
David Byrne talking about his new book at The Music Box the day before his show with St. Vincent
How Music Works is David Byrne's remarkable and buoyant celebration of a subject he has spent a lifetime thinking about. In it he explores how profoundly music is shaped by its time and place, and he explains how the advent of recording technology in the twentieth century forever changed our relationship to playing, performing, and listening to music...
Bettye LaVette celebrating 50th anniversary w/ new album, book & tour, playing two nights at City Winery
Bettye LaVette celebrating 50th anniversary w/ new album, book & tour, playing two nights at City Winery
Bettye LaVette @ Highline Ballroom in 2010 (NYC) (more by Jacob Blickenstaff) As seen on BrooklynVegan, Bettye LaVette is celebrating the 50th anniversary of her music career with a new LP, called Thankful N' Thoughtful, due out on September 25 via Anti-, and an autobiography, A Woman Like Me, co-written due to hit stores on September 27 via Blue Rider Press/Penguin...
Ray Bradbury, RIP
Ray Bradbury, RIP
Ray Douglas Bradbury was born Aug. 22, 1920, in Waukegan, Ill., to Leonard Spaulding Bradbury and the former Esther Marie Moberg. As a child he soaked up the ambiance of small-town life -- wraparound porches, fireflies and the soft, golden light of late afternoon -- that would later become a hallmark of much of his fiction...
Wilco release ‘The Incredible Shrinking Tour of Chicago,’ Spanish version of “Dawned on Me” (stream it)
Wilco release ‘The Incredible Shrinking Tour of Chicago,’ Spanish version of “Dawned on Me” (stream it)
Wilco @ Civic Opera House in December (more by Matt Ziegler) You might remember what we called "Wilco week" in December, the band's five-night run of hometown shows ordered by decreasing venue size (Civic Opera House, the Riv, the Vic, Metro, and Lincoln Hall)...

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