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September 24, 2015

Today’s Music News: Girls Rock campers remake classic album covers

The Girls Rock Camp Foundation is raising funds for girls’ music education by selling prints of their campers remaking the covers of classic albums by artists such as David Bowie, Kendrick Lamar, and U2. Their remake of Blondie‘s Parallel Lines cover stars the niece of Beth Ditto (Gossip). (Pitchfork) Vladimir Putin called Elton John—no, for real this time. After a pair of […]

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Gary Louris and Django Haskins team up for new band Au Pair

Gary Louris, best known for his work with the Jayhawks, has a new project. The newly formed band, Au Pair, is an unlikely collaboration between Louris and Django Haskins from Old Ceremony. The pair met in Chicago in 2013 while playing as a part of a tribute concert to Big Star’s Third. Au Pair’s first single, “In Every Window,” […]

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Bob Dylan announces epic 1965-1966 box set: ‘The Cutting Edge’

Bob Dylan completists, heads-up: it doesn’t get much more complete than this. Vol. 12 of Dylan’s official “Bootleg Series” will cover the years 1965 and 1966, and the collection’s most expansive edition will include every single take of every single song from Dylan’s seminal albums Bringing It All Back Home, Highway 61 Revisited, and Blonde on Blonde. Other […]

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