This Week’s Nightlife and Giveaways: A Little Family Style Alt Ska Country Hip Hop Rock

Jolie Holland

Ready for another week of great shows and ticket giveaways?  Of course you are! Not only can you see live performances from artists like Pepper, mc chris, Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, They Might Be Giants, and Jolie Holland this week, but you might just get to see ’em for free. Read on to find out how…

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Music News Recap: Flooded With 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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les paul

Musical pioneer Les Paul has passed away.

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Indie MP3 Download-o-rama!

In the mood for some new music?  How about some free new music?!  We’ve heard your demands and are here to deliver the goods.  Below you’ll find a veritable bunch of great indie, folk, electronic, and rock tracks—both old and new—that are sure to please.  Enjoy these guilt-free mp3 downloads!

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Band of Horses
Band Of Horses

No One’s Gonna Love You – Band of Horses

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Devendra Banhart

Devendra Banhart

Michigan State – Devendra Banhart

The Charles C. Leary – Devendra Banhart

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Black Kids

Black Kids

Hit The Heartbreaks – Black Kids

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Neko Case

Neko Case

If You Knew – Neko Case

People Got A Lotta Nerve – Neko Case
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The Coup

The Coup

We Are The Ones – The Coup

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DeVotchKa

DeVotchKa

You Love Me – DeVotchKa

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Jolie Holland

Jolie Holland

Old Fashion Morphine – Jolie Holland

Black Stars – Jolie Holland

I Wanna Die – Jolie Holland

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The Kills

The Kills

Passion Is Accurate (b-side/L.I.A.D.) – The Kills

No Wow (Test Icicles Remix) – The Kills

Ticket Man – The Kills

Love Is A Deserter (Do Da Mix) – The Kills

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Late of the Pier

Late of the Pier

Space and the Woods – Late of the Pier

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Lykke Li

Lykke Li

Dance Dance Dance – Lykke Li

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Bob Mould

Bob Mould

The Silence Between Us – Bob Mould

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No Age

No Age

Eraser – No Age

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Sea Wolf

Sea Wolf

Winter Windows – Sea Wolf

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Joe Stummer & The Mescaleros

Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros

Coma Girl – Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros

Tony Adams – Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros

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White Lies

White Lies

Nothing Is For Ever – White Lies

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Media Roundup: Reunions, gossip, and videos galore!

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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Ryan Adams

Check out these posts from Daytrotter.com featuring The Everybodyfields and The Walkmen.

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The folks at stereogum.com posted a handful of great live Ryan Adams vids.

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Check out the gorgeous videos from Priscilla Ahn‘s La Blogotheque session.

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Death Cab For Cutie‘s Ben Gibbard recently treated readers of MOG.com to an interview.

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Rachel Yamagata

Jolie Holland fans will want to check out her interpretation of Willie McTell‘s “Delia.”

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Rachael Yamagata, who recently wowed an enthusiastic Madison crowd at the High Noon Saloon as part of the Hotel Cafe Tour has her own blog on MOG.com. Click to watch her behind-the-scenes vid!

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From the realm of the slightly surreal, Spin.com reports that lo-fi godfathers Pavement are hosting a contest in honor of the release of 1997’s Brighten The Corners expanded edition. What will one lucky contestant win? A $500 IKEA shopping spree with a member of the band! Click here for details.

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Gwen Stefani is taking a break from her solo career and making babies with Gavin Rossdale for a much-anticipated reunion with the group that made her famous. No Doubt will hit the road next year, and even go so far to hint that a new album may not be too far-fetched.

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Richey Edwards

In other reunion news, Blur‘s Damon Albarn has confirmed that the band will come together in 2009 to rehearse and test the waters of a full-fledged reunion.

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Though his body has never been found, Manic Street Preachers guitarist Richey Edwards has been officially declared dead at the request of his parents 13 years after going missing. The band plans to release a new album next spring that will include previously unreleased lyrics by the provocative, beloved artist. NME has compiled a gallery of photos of Richey with the band.

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