NPR Has Bonnaroo Covered

Bonnaroo

If you weren’t able to make it down to Manchester, Tennessee this year, don’t worry.  You can still check out the sights and sounds of Bonnaroo on NPR.  Their festival pages feature photos and live concert recordings of artists like The xx, Regina Spektor, She & Him, The Gossip, The National, The Flaming Lips, The Dead Weather, Melvins, LCD Soundsystem and tons more.  We highly recommend that you check it out.

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Music News Recap: “It’s The F*cking Nuts”

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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Mike Dirnt

Even though he’s not a committed vegetarian, Green Day’s Mike Dirnt has designed a vegan-friendly shoe. Hey, every little bit helps, right?

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Music News Recap: Newbies from the Oldies

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 Raveonettes

Give The Raveonettes a piece of your mind.  The duo is looking for input from fans as they work to create their follow-up to 2008’s Lust Lust Lust album.  Click here to find out how you can hear their in-progress demos and let the band know what you think.

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Media Roundup: Outlaw Blues and New Tunes

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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Bob Dylan has rarely allowed his songs to be used in advertisements, but the icon will be making an exception next month when his celebrated hit “Blowin’ In The Wind” will accompany commercials for the Co-operative Group in the UK.  While fans may be shocked to hear news of Dylan’s involvement in the advertising campaign, the company is a far cry from massive corporate beasts like Wal-Mart (you listening, Springsteen?).

According to NewsroomAmerica.com, “The Co-op, which runs a string of supermarkets as well as banking, funeral and travel services, operates according to environmental impact, fair trade and social responsibility guidelines.”

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan

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Dreaming of warmer days to come?  How about all those great spring and summer festivals just around the corner?  Check out what the folk at Coachella, Bonnaroo and SXSW have in store.

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A trial is now underway to seek justice for murdered South African reggae star Lucky Dube.

Lucky Dube

Lucky Dube

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Live Nation’s new ticket service got off to a rocky start, proving to be a major headache for masses of Phish fans.

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Charges against Noel Gallagher‘s onstage attacker have been upgraged to aggrivated assault, meaning the accused could be facing a maximum penalty of 14 years in prison.

Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher

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Exciting news for Hold Steady fans!  The band has announced plans to release a live album/documentary DVD double disc set called A Positive Rage this April!

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Can’t wait for pop songstress Lily Allen‘s new album to drop on February 10?  You can snag a sneak peak of the new tunes from It’s Not Me, It’s You as they’re currently being streamed on Lily’s myspace!   What do you think?

Lily Allen

Lily Allen

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Joan Baez was recently featured in a Rolling Stone article with fellow folk legend, Pete Seeger.  (Psst! Be sure to grab tickets to Joan’s Madison show next month!)

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Composer and conductor Lukas Foss, who had worked with the Milwaukee Symphony, has passed away.

Lukas Foss

Lukas Foss

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