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!

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

Michael Jackson

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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.

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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!

Wilco

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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.

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

Deer Tick

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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.

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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

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

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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.

Kinks

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

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

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