Music News Recap: Live To Tell

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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Wanna rock out for a good cause?  Of course you do!  Come out to raise some funds (for Bitch magazine) and raise some hell while you’re at it.  The GRRRL Rock Party is at Woof’s tonight.

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Media Roundup: Interview Insanity and The Dearly Departed

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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Plans for Record Store Day celebrations on April 18th are being confirmed all across the nation.  The Cold War Kids are using the music lovers’ holiday to release a new live EP.   What’s more, the band will be in Wisconsin the following day.  Got your tickets to their Waukesha gig yet?!  In a similar fashion, The Breeders are releasing an EP of their own to celebrate the event.  How are you going to spend the day?  What are your favorite local record stores?

The Breeders

The Breeders

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It seems like everyone in the world made the pilgrimage to Austin last week for the indie rock Mecca of a festival, SXSW.  If you missed out on the sounds, you can still experience the sights with this photo gallery of performances.

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The Duke Spirit recently stopped by the The Current’s studios. Listen to their performance/interview here!

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Rolling Stone previews 45 (!) of the most anticipated Spring releases, including new albums from Green Day, Regina Spektor, Wilco, Sonic Youth, Black Moth Super Rainbow (who will be in Madison May 21), New York Dolls, Mos Def and The Avett Brothers.

Regina Spektor

Regina Spektor

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Have you become totally obsessed with Twitter yet?  You will be after reading Stereogum’s list of the Top 50 Rock Star Twitters!  While you’re at it, come Twitter with us.

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It has been a sad week in the music world.  Blues fans are mourning the loss of New Orleans-based pianist and singer Eddie Bo, who passed away from a heart attack last week.  Motown drummer Uriel Jones (who collaborated with the likes of Marvin Gaye, The Miracles, and Jimmy Ruffin) also died recently.

Eddie Bo

Eddie Bo

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Blender magazine announced that it’s shutting its doors.  The last line of this news story sums up the sentiments of so many music fans:  “R.I.P. Blender.  I wont miss you, but others will.”

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Listen to a brand new Death Cab For Cutie track here!

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Is streaming music online a bad thing?  This guy seems to think so.

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Listen to a great NPR interview with Black Joe Lewis! Aaaaand a not-so-great one from Sigur Ros.  In fact, according to NPR, it just might be the worst interview ever.  EVER.

Black Joe Lewis

Black Joe Lewis

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UWIRE wants to take you on tours of the music scenes in various major American college towns.   (Yup, Madison too!)

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Madison’s Progressive Magazine Celebrates 100 Years With A Star-Studded Event!

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In 1909, Sen. Robert LaFollette Sr. founded The Progressive with the intent to create “a magazine of progress—social, intellectual, institutional” and to “[win] back for the people the complete power over government—national, state, and municipal—which has been lost to them.”

100 years later, this award-winning monthly magazine based in your very own hometown is still going strong, as it remains among the finest liberal publications in the nation.

To celebrate The Progressive‘s historic anniversary, True Endeavors is proud to present a star-studded concert event. On April 30th, Ani DiFranco, Indigo Girls, Dar Williams, Melissa Ferrick, Hamell on Trial, Catie Curtis and Peter Mulvey will all take to the stage at the Orpheum Theatre for a night of unforgettable performances!

Tickets are available in three tiers:

General admission tickets are $50, and Premium tickets are $100. Those who purchase Premiums will be allowed early entry to the event and receive a limited edition silk screened concert poster as well as a year’s subscription to The Progressive. Additionally, 20 tickets are being held for those interested in participating in the event’s ticket auction. Auction winners will receive the Premium package as well as the opportunity to participate in a post-show meet and greet with the performing artists.

Tickets are on sale now! Get yours here.

Auction to hang with the artists! Get yours here.

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