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Today’s Music News: Bob Dylan played a show for an audience of one person

On Sunday at Philadelphia’s Academy of Music, Bob Dylan played a four-song show for an audience of just one person: Fredrik Wikingsson, a 41-year-old Swedish man described as a Dylan “superfan.” Wikingsson will just have a couple of weeks to savor his solo experience, though: the show, which apparently consisted entirely of covers, was filmed for […]

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St. Paul officially dedicates Dave Ray Avenue

A few dozen dedicated music lovers, most grey-haired, most smiling despite the 22-degree weather, huddled at the corner of Franklin Avenue and Berry Street—off University Avenue, near the Minneapolis border—just before 1:00 this afternoon. City Councilmember Russ Stark checked the time. “Someone from Public Works is supposed to be here to help us,” he said, “but […]

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Today’s Music News: Interpol live-tweet Buffalo snowstorm

As you’ve probably heard, there is some extremely intense snow coming down right now in upstate New York. Interpol, who were riding through the area en route to play a show in Toronto, have been stuck in their bus for over two days—and are live-tweeting the whole thing. Fortunately, they tweeted, the bus was well-stocked with “dry goods […]

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Today’s Music News: Bob Marley will be the face of the first global marijuana brand

With the blessing of Bob Marley‘s family, the reggae icon will be the face of Marley Natural, “a premium cannabis brand rooted in the life and legacy” of the late musician. In addition to loose-packed “heirloom Jamaican” cannabis buds, oil, and concentrate, Marley Natural will sell items including pot-infused creams. “As Daddy would say,” said Marley’s […]

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Today’s Music News: Bruce Springsteen begins bootlegging his own concerts

Bruce Springsteen, whose Live 1975-85 box is one of the best-selling live albums of all time, has launched an online store selling recordings of dozens of his recent shows—and he plans to expand the offerings significantly, reports fan site Backstreets. According to the CEO of Nugs.net, the service powering Springsteen’s new store, the Boss had long disdained […]

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Babes in Toyland announce first show in 18 years

Babes in Toyland’s Kat Bjelland, Lori Barbero, and Maureen Herman have announced their first live show together in 18 years. The influential punk trio will play the Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles on February 12. In what’s being described as the Fontanelle-era lineup—Herman joined the band on bass after founding member Michelle Leon left the group in 1992—Babes […]

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Today’s Music News: Chaotic Mac DeMarco concert ends in police detainment

A Mac DeMarco concert Friday night at the University of California—Santa Barbara ended with the “Salad Days” singer detained by police after he climbed into the ceiling beams of a campus venue called The Hub. Earlier, campus police had interrupted the show to arrest two concertgoers for “moshing and resisting police officers,” reports the Santa Barbara […]

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FKA twigs playing surprise show at Paisley Park

If you missed out on tickets for tonight’s very sold-out show by the groundbreaking U.K. artist FKA twigs at the Fine Line, there will be another chance to see her in town this weekend. As she hinted on Twitter yesterday, she will be playing a gig tomorrow night at Paisley Park as part of the venue’s […]

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