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Music News: What’s Jack White shooting into space?

What vinyl-related stunt is Jack White up to now? Third Man Records is teasing a July 30 announcement about “making vinyl history.” A video shows a gold record in space — the record being one issued by the label in 2009, featuring the remixed voices of Carl Sagan and Stephen Hawking. As Stereogum notes, White has talked about his […]

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Music News: Izzy’s announces ‘Dessa’s Existential Crunch’ ice cream

Dessa is getting her own flavor of ice cream, courtesy of Izzy’s. “Dessa’s Existential Crunch” is “a Dark Brown Sugar and Creme Fraiche ice cream, flavored with Jameson Irish Whiskey and Disaronno Originale amaretto to help you contemplate the incomprehensible, all mixed with Praline Pecan pieces and a crunchy cashew brittle.” The flavor will be […]

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Music News: Michael J. Fox joins Coldplay for ‘Back to the Future’ songs

This past weekend in New Jersey, Michael J. Fox joined Coldplay onstage for two songs performed by Fox’s character Marty McFly in Back to the Future: Chuck Berry’s “Johnny B. Goode” and the Penguins’ “Earth Angel.” In a video shown before the songs, Chris Martin’s son asked his dad to play a song from their shared favorite movie. (Pitchfork) Tour […]

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Music News: Suicide singer Alan Vega dies at 78

Alan Vega, singer in the seminal duo Suicide, has died of natural causes at age 78. The band’s 1977 self-titled debut album, with a dark and minimalist yet melodic sound, is widely considered one of the most influential releases of that decade. One of the band’s most ardent fans is Bruce Springsteen, whose classic Nebraska was influenced by Suicide […]

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Local Current goes wall-to-wall Munson/Wilson on Saturday

Inveterate collaborators John Munson and Matt Wilson (Semisonic; Trip Shakespeare; E. Brown) dropped their second Twilight Hours album, Black Beauty, today; they’ll play a sold-out Turf Club tonight and the 7th Street Entry tomorrow. To celebrate, Minneapolis mayor Betsy Hodges and St. Paul mayor Chris Coleman made Twitter declarations declaring “Only John Munson Day” and “Only Matt Wilson Day,” respectively, […]

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Music News: Murs to attempt world record 24-hour freestyle rap

Murs has announced that on Sept. 28, he will live-stream an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for longest freestyle rap. The record is currently held by Arkansas rapper Romane Armand, who freestyled for just over 24 hours. “People can go to bed, wake up and make sure I’m still rapping,” says Murs — who admits, […]

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Music News: St. Vincent remakes ‘Golden Girls’ theme song

You might not even recognize the Golden Girls theme song “Thank You For Being a Friend” as reimagined by St. Vincent, who shared her eerie take via Twitter. (Rolling Stone) I remade the "Golden Girls" theme song into a dirge. #thankyouforbeingafriend pic.twitter.com/1UaKx6oGgk — St. Vincent (@st_vincent) July 11, 2016 Banks releases NSFW single Banks has released a new […]

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