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February 12, 2015

Today’s Music News: Florence + the Machine announce new album

It’s official: Florence + the Machine will release their (her) next studio album on June 2. The album will be titled How Big How Blue How Beautiful, and Florence Welch kicked it off with new single “What Kind of Man.” (Billboard) Kanye West, never one to do things small, unveiled his new custom sneaker—the Adidas Yeezy 750 Boost—at a […]

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Listen: Justin Vernon, Sharon Van Etten, and others join forces for new track on MusicNOW compilation

Even as Justin Vernon and Aaron Dessner have been busy rolling out details regarding this summer’s new Eaux Claires Festival, Dessner’s bandmate Bryce Dessner’s MusicNOW Festival—an annual festival in Cincinnati, typically featuring unusual combinations of artists—is preparing to celebrate its tenth year with a series of shows from March 11-15 featuring artists including Sufjan Stevens, white-hot classical […]

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Charlie Parr gets his own beer, brewed by Fitger’s Brewhouse

In honor of the man they call “Duluth’s hardest working musician” and his new signing with St. Paul’s Red House Records, Fitger’s Brewhouse has created a special beer for Charlie Parr. “Parr’s Porter has hop and dark malt notes, a bit of fruit in the aroma and a dry finish,” writes the brewhouse on Facebook. […]

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Information Society to play Fine Line on April 18

On April 18, Information Society will play their first local show since 2009: they’ve booked a gig at the Fine Line, calling it their “Hello World hometown party” in reference to their Twin Cities roots—though none of the band members currently reside in Minnesota. _Hello World (note the preceding underscore) is the group’s most recent album, […]

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Today’s Music News: Dave Grohl named 2015 Record Store Day ambassador

Dave Grohl will be the official ambassador of this year’s Record Store Day on April 18. Grohl follows Jack White and Chuck D, previous Record Store Day ambassadors, and will release Songs from the Laundry Room—a four-track 10″ EP featuring unreleased material by Foo Fighters—to celebrate the annual day dedicated to vinyl. (AV Club) Barry Manilow will get permanently off […]

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