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Music News: The Boss dances with his mom at Madison Square Garden

Bruce Springsteen at the Xcel Energy Center. (Nate Ryan/MPR)

On Monday night at Madison Square Garden, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band made a stop on their tour commemorating the 1980 album, The River. In the audience was Springsteen’s 90-year-old mother, Adele. As he performed “Ramrod,” The Boss paid her a visit and the two shared a dance. (Stereogum)

Lineup for this year’s FYF Fest revealed

FYF Fest is returning to Los Angeles, and the lineup was announced on Tuesday. The festival takes place in Los Angeles’ Exposition Park on August 27 and 28. Headliners include Kendrick Lamar, LCD Soundsystem, Tame Impala, and Grace Jones. St. Paul’s own Corbin will also perform. (Pitchfork)

“I Love the 90s Tour” kicks off in April

Stars of 90s hip-hop and R&B are joining forces for a tour launching April 15 in Greenville, S.C. Salt-N-Pepa, Vanilla Ice, Tone Loc, and Coolio are just a few of the acts who will be waxing nostalgic all summer long. (Rolling Stone)

David Gilmour’s first U.S. TV appearance in 10 years

On Monday night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, David Gilmour performed “Rattle That Lock” and Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here,” marking his first television appearance in the U.S. in 10 years. (Consequence of Sound)

LCD Soundsystem adds two Red Rocks shows

After performing a second reunion show Monday night at New York City’s Webster Hall, LCD Soundsystem have added two more reunion shows. These shows will take place at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado on August 2 and 3. (Stereogum)

Shirtless Irish pub singer belts out “Mr. Brightside,” gets response

A recent viral video shows an Irish pub in County Kerry, Ireland, full of mourners there to remember their recently deceased friend, Ger “Farmer” Foley. A fiery fellow named Brian O’Sullivan climbs on top of the bar to address the congregation. “I’ve been doing this song for a few years, but I haven’t done it for a couple of years up on this counter. It’s the most appropriate song that you could ever get for this man,” O’Sullivan declares, before leading an impassioned sing-along of The Killers’ “Mr. Brightside.” The band took notice, and responded via Twitter. (Billboard)

Cyndi Lauper debuts western-themed “Funnel of Love” video

The opening track of Cyndi Lauper’s forthcoming country album, Detour, is a cover of Wanda Jackson’s 1961 single, “Funnel of Love.” On Tuesday, Lauper released a Western-themed video, featuring the singer giving a small concert and wandering the dusty streets of Pioneertown, Calif. (Rolling Stone)

The World Has No Eyedea premiering next month

A new documentary chronicling the life and death of Twin Cities underground hip-hop phenom, Micheal “Eyedea” Larsen, is set for an April 18 world premiere, as part of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival (MSPIFF). The premiere will take place at St. Anthony Main. (City Pages)