Lou Reed: Dead At 71

Lou Reed

 

We are incredibly saddened to hear that Lou Reed has passed away at 71 years of age.  The rock pioneer and his music have meant so much to so many, and we’re sorry to see him go.

Ride into the sun, Lou.  You will be missed.

Music and Pop Culture Icon Malcolm McLaren Has Died

Malcolm McLaren

We’ve just heard the sad news that the infamous former manager of the Sex Pistols, Malcolm McLaren, has passed away at 64 years of age.  Further details are not known at this time.

Remembering Vic Chesnutt

“The music of Vic Chesnutt is deeply intimate and introspective. It requires a little solitude to really take it in. For me, I suddenly saw and felt both the joy and sadness of his world. His music was, and still is, like life itself: crude and elegant, beautiful and gruesome.” — Robin Hilton, NPR

He was one of those rare individuals who constantly impressed friends, family and fans with his rich character, brilliance and kindness.  He will be deeply missed.  As we mourn his loss, let’s take time to appreciate the talent he shared with us during his all-too-short time on Earth.

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An Artist Remembered: John Lennon (10.9.40-12.8.80)

“If someone thinks that love and peace is a cliche that must have been left behind in the Sixties, that’s his problem. Love and peace are eternal.” –John Lennon

29 years ago today, a man who needs no introduction was fatally shot in New York City.  Let’s take some time to remember the talent, wisdom, and wit of John Lennon on this anniversary of his passing.

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Media Roundup: Vids, Pics and Songs!

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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Psychobilly-punk innovator and Cramps frontman Lux Interior has passed away at 62 years of age.

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Axl Rose recently gave his first full-length interview in nine years (!) to Billboard.com.

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Sound Tribe Sector 9 will be here in Madison on March 12. (Got your tickets yet?) They’ve most commonly been described as an “electronic jam band”– a genre that might need a bit more explanation.  Thankfully PopMatters.com took the time to elaborate on the band’s sound.

Sound Tribe Sector 9

Sound Tribe Sector 9

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Green Day are reported to have album number eight waiting for a spring release.  The associated cover art was just revealed.

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Like your music with a nice big side of politics?  You might want to check out Detroit trio Death, whose 1975 album …For The Whole World To See is getting the reissue treatment.

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Did you catch Joe Pug open for Rhett Miller at the Majestic last Saturday?  Want more from this talented artist?  Check out his session at Daytrotter.com.

Joe Pug

Joe Pug

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Though it’s being posted with a cringe due to the irrelevant, artistically insulting spectacle the awards have become, here are this year’s Grammy winners, if you’re interested.

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Prepare to have your mind blown with NME’s “Amazing Rock Facts” pictorials!  Part one, and two.

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Just announced!  On March 4th, True Endeavors will present Australian indie pop duo An Horse at the High Noon Saloon.  Those of you who made it to last year’s Tegan and Sara show should remember their impressive opening set.  Check out an interview with the feminine half of the duo, Kate Cooper.

An Horse

An Horse

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Stephen Colbert has a beard-strokin’ good time when TV on the Radio stopped by his show for an interview and live performance.

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Check out “Every Goliath Has Its David,” a bright new track from The Boy Least Likely To.

The Boy Least Likely To

The Boy Least Likely To

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