Music News Recap: Live To Tell

What’s been going on in the world of music lately? Read on to get the scoop on your favorite artists, and start some discussion about current music-related events!

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Elastica

Wanna rock out for a good cause?  Of course you do!  Come out to raise some funds (for Bitch magazine) and raise some hell while you’re at it.  The GRRRL Rock Party is at Woof’s tonight.

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Music producer Jim Dickinson, who worked with everyone from The Replacements to Aretha Franklin has passed away.

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The Replacements

Speaking of the ‘Mats, fans will enjoy Aquarium Drunkard’s in-depth look at one of the band’s most loved songs.

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Apparently Bob Dylan doesn’t look enough like himself, according to the New Jersey police.

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Arctic Monkeys

How’s this for a dreamy indie rock pairing?  Listen to the Arctic Monkeys cover The Strokes’ “Take It Or Leave It.”

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Mike Byrne, 19 years old, beat out hundreds of hopefuls and landed a gig as the Smashing Pumpkins new drummer.

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Tim Buckley

NPR is offering an “exclusive first listen” to a 1967 live performance by Jeff’s father, folk star Tim Buckley.

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You may have heard our raves about the Flaming Lips’ Pitchfork set here.  Well we weren’t the only ones.  You Ain’t No Picasso just posted an in-depth look at what may have been the summer’s most unforgettable show.

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Built To Spill

Built To Spill have released details about their forthcoming album, There Is No Enemy.  The band will be in Madison on to promote the record—get tickets now!

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Pitchfork has compiled their list of the best songs of the 2000s.

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Josh Ritter

Heather, over at the phenomenal I Am Fuel, You Are Friends blog, recently posted a live recording of a brand new Josh Ritter track for your listening pleasure.

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Check out some live footage from the newest supergroup to hit the road:  Them Crooked Vultures.

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The Libertines

Psst, Anglophiles…are you sitting down?  Rumor has it that The Libertines might be reuniting in the coming months.

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