Music News Recap: Soundtrack To Summer

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!


The King of Pop is dead at 50 years old following a heart attack on Thursday.

Michael Jackson


Wisconsin Public Television’s 30 Minute Music Hour enters its 2nd season and promises to bring more great performances from both local and national acts.


Songs from the new Wilco album are said to be influenced by The Velvet Underground, The Beatles, and Television.  What do you think?    Have a listen for yourself!



Organizers of the US Virgin Fest have decided to cut music fans a break by announcing that admission to this year’s festival will be completely free.


Check out Daytrotter to download several fantastic new live sessions by artists like Deer Tick, Daniel Martin Moore, and White Lies.

Deer Tick


The Dirty Projectors suffered a severe scare when their tour van flipped over while on the road in Michigan.  Thankfully, all band members were uninjured.


The Avett Brothers continue to gather rave reviews from those who know music best.  Hear some new songs by the band and grab a free download!

Avett Brothers


Jump into summer with NPR’s new fun and seasonally-appropriate streaming playlist.


The Kinks are making a comeback in a big way, with several new films about the band in the works.  Just don’t hold your breath for a reunion anytime soon.



The new 3 minute history of the Beatles film to promote the new Fab Four edition of Rock Band is nothing short of breathtaking.


Sky Saxon, frontman of 60s psych rock icons The Seeds has passed away.

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