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March 9, 2015

Today’s Music News: Kurt Cobain documentary will feature 12-minute unreleased track

The soundtrack to Montage of Heck, the authorized Kurt Cobain documentary premiering May 4 on HBO, will feature a previously unreleased 12-minute Cobain song recorded alone with an acoustic guitar. The film’s director describes the track as “mind-blowing,” but the album’s release date has not yet been announced. (Rolling Stone) Franz Ferdinand and Sparks will join forces to form a new […]

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Review: Tweedy (Jeff and Spencer) enchant First Avenue

First Avenue hosted a sold-out family reunion of sorts on Sunday night, with guitarist Jeff Tweedy and his drummer son Spencer in their namesake band. Throughout the course of the multi-set, two-hour performance, the father-son duo dished out a hearty Tweedy buffet of Wilco, Uncle Tupelo, Golden Smog, and more. Though barely on the cusp […]

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Juliana Hatfield Three wear the years lightly at the Turf Club

I bought Become What You Are in an underground (like, literally underground) Boston record shop in 1993. As a freshman at Boston University, the first thing I learned about Massachusetts music was that Juliana Hatfield was…well, everything. Indie darling, coveted collaborator, star on the rise. Everyone had a crush on her; including me, though I hardly even knew […]

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Lyn-Lake Street Festival is off for 2015

City Pages is reporting that the Lyn-Lake Street Festival will not happen in 2015, after returning last year from a previous hiatus. According to a statement from the event’s bookers Joe Winterer and Matt Johnson, as published in City Pages, “We regret to inform you that 2015 will not feature an installment of the Lyn-Lake […]

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