Media Roundup: Re-issues, Live Action and Insider Hints

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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They’re back!  Or at least, they will be…once the new album’s finished.  Singer Julian Casablancas says The Strokes‘ new material sounds like it’s “trapped between the future and the ’70s.”  Interesting…

The Strokes

The Strokes

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Pitchfork recently gave high marks to 3 Richard Buckner re-issues.  Catch his upcoming show at the High Noon Saloon—get tickets here!

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Daytrotter has a wealth of great new sessions with artists like Bob Mould, The Redwalls, and Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks.  Check them out!

The Redwalls

The Redwalls

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iTunes better watch its back!  There’s some competition heating up with the emergence of a new online music downloading service called Spotify.

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Those hip kids at Brookyn Vegan just posted a bunch of great live shots from The Drones, plus a free mp3!  If you like what you see and hear, you’ll be able to check the band out in person next week.  Get tickets for their show on April 8th here!

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Rolling Stone caught up with blues greats B.B. King and Buddy Guy and captured the meeting on video for your enjoyment.

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If you were hoping for a Stone Roses reunion anytime soon, John Squire pretty much shot you down.  Harsh.

John Squire, ex-Stone Roses

John Squire, ex-Stone Roses

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Check out some local reviews from the recent Split Lip Rayfield / Railroad Earth show.

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It’s true, you know.  Sometimes, all you need to get by is a little help from your friends.  The Music Think Tank blog recently posted information on resources that bands can use to help raise the money needed to create their art.

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Hip hop artist P.O.S. went grunge to celebrate a Pearl Jam milestone.  Take a listen!

P.O.S.

P.O.S.

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The excitement over sixties psychedelic folk cult icon Rodriguez continues to build!  Read about this fascinating performer here, and here.  Want to hear him play in person?  There’s still time to grab tickets to his April 10th show in Madison.

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Those great rock n’ roll dinosaurs, The Rolling Stones, will be giving the reissue treatment to 14 of their albums.

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There’s lots of news from the Jay Reatard camp.  In addition to relaunching his record label, and announcing an upcoming compilation release, he’s also promoting his new singles series.  Find out how you can listen to these newly available tunes and even score a free mp3.

Jay Reatard

Jay Reatard

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MySpace is taking a local approach to music by working to connect fans, musicians, and businesses.

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Can the album as an art form still be relevant in the digital age?  More and more music fans forsee the end of an era.  What do you think?

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You can expect to hear a lot more from White Lies in the near future.  Besides getting rave reviews wherever they go, the London band is Rolling Stone‘s new featured breaking band.

White Lies

White Lies

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One Response

  1. U R WASOME I LOVE U Julian Casablancas im your biggest fan
    i really like your music specially reptilia

    sincerely,
    your fan

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