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2 hrs ago | Billboard

Beck Hopes to Release Next Album This Year

The songs are "more boisterous" than this year's mellow "Morning Phase" album, Beck says at a concert in Santa Monica Although nearly six years passed between Beck's "Modern Guilt" and "Morning Phase," the singer believes he may well have another album out by the end of 2014.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Beck, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

6 hrs ago | City Pages

Record Store Day 2014: 10 must-have releases

Part of the reason that Record Store Day has grown in popularity over the years is the wide array of exclusive releases that bands put out specifically for the event.


Related Topix: The Pogues, Comedy Movies, Western, Straight to Hell

11 hrs ago | The Drinks Business

The Proust Q&A: Alvaro Palacios

Alvaro Palacios is one of the most pioneering winemakers in Spain. Born into a winemaking family in Rioja Baja, Palacios has ploughed his own furrow in Priorat where he makes tiny amounts of L'Ermita from a 1.5-hectare sloped plot planted with 70-year-old Garnacha vines.


Related Topix: Drink, Wine

15 hrs ago | Evening News

International flavours will abound as the Southburgh Festival of...

Music, food and flavours from across the globe will set the tone as the sixth Southburgh Festival of World Music returns in a blaze of colour to an otherwise quiet corner of Norfolk later this year.


Related Topix: World Music, Norfolk County, England, World News, United Kingdom,

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Spottiswoode & His Enemies Celebrates English Dream Release at Joe's Pub Tonight

Spottiswoode & His Enemies release their sixth studio recording, English Dream on April 15, 2014 via Old Soul Records.


Related Topix: North Yorkshire County, England, World News, East Riding of Yorkshire County, England, United Kingdom, Leonard Cohen, Chanson, Serge Gainsbourg

Twin Cities Daily Planet

Sounding Off on Sound | No secrets in this town

You need get only a few bars into and a couple verses into veteran singer-songwriter David Hanners ' newest, There Are No Secrets In This Town , to recognize sure-handed craftsmanship.


Carrie Newcomer to Showcase a Permeable Life at SubCulture, 4/24

Singer-songwriter Carrie Newcomer will perform next Thursday, April 24, at SubCulture , featuring material off her new album, "A Permeable Life".


Related Topix: Carrie Newcomer

Greenwich Citizen

Seeger will be celebrated at Hudson River festival

This Sept. 21, 2013, file photo shows Pete Seeger performing on stage during the Farm Aid 2013 concert at Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Seeger's life will be celebrated at the annual Clearwater Festival this summer.


Related Topix: Pete Seeger, Saratoga Springs, NY, Springs, NY, Croton-on-Hudson, NY, Beacon, NY, Entertainment

Something Else! Reviews

On Second Thought: Joni Mitchell - Dog Eat Dog

I mentioned last week in my look back at Joni Mitchell's Wild Things Run Fast that it was her first album for Geffen Records - and one which left a major impact on me.


Related Topix: Joni Mitchell

Sean Hayes, Kristen Bell & More Set for NBC's Maya Rudolph Show

NBC's The Maya Rudolph Show will premiere Monday, May 19 on NBC . Starring the Emmy Award nominee and beloved "Saturday Night Live" veteran, "The Maya Rudolph Show" revisits the classic variety show format.


Related Topix: Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Saturday Night Live, Maya Rudolph, Veronica Mars, Drama, Kristen Bell, Sean Hayes, Hot Chicks, Andy Samberg


Coming Up: Indigo Girls at Tarrytown-April 20

The Grammy-winning folk icons will be playing classics from throughout their career as well as songs from their most recent release, Beauty Queen Sister, on IG Recordings/ Vanguard Records.


Related Topix: Indigo Girls

Salisbury Journal

Swimathon raises more than A 10,000

A SWIMATHON hosted by the Rotary Club of Salisbury on Saturday is expected to have raised more than A 10,000 for local causes.


Related Topix: United Kingdom, Isle of Wight County, England, Steve Marriott

Bay Guardian

Diamonds on the soles of their shoes: Bay Area artists start a dance...

For Paul Simon's 1986 hit album Graceland , both its production and its long-time success moved across boundaries of space, time, and genre.


Related Topix: Paul Simon, Pop/Rock, World News, South Africa, Africa, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Theater, Arts

Tue Apr 15, 2014

People's Light & Theatre to Stage Woody Sez, 5/7-25

People's Light & Theatre presents Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie running May 7-25 on the Leonard C. Haas Stage.


Related Topix: Woody Guthrie, Malvern, PA, Activism, West End (Washington, DC)

Lexington Herald-Leader

Critic's pick: Emmylou Harris, 'Wrecking Ball - Deluxe Edition'

It's hard to fathom that two decades have passed since Emmylou Harris recast her already regal Americana expertise within the otherworldly ambience that Daniel Lanois designed for the extraordinary album Wrecking Ball .


Related Topix: Emmylou Harris, Country, Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle, Gillian Welch, Larry Mullen Jr., Pop/Rock, U2

WOZZ-FM Appleton

Kramer makes court appearance

UNDATED State Representative Bill Kramer is free on a signature bond, after making his first court appearance on two felony charges of second-degree sexual assault.


Related Topix: Waukesha, WI, Muskego, WI, Assembly

The Miami Herald

Jesse Winchester was revered by other songwriters, if not the general public

It was an offhanded comment by singer-songwriter Jesse Winchester, but it stopped Elvis Costello cold when he was chatting with Winchester for his short-lived music-interview series "Spectacle" on the Sundance Channel a few years ago.


Related Topix: Jesse Winchester, Patti Page, Pop/Rock, bladder cancer, Health, Country, The Mavericks

Ledbury Reporter

ACCUSED: Veteran folk singer Roy Harper is facing sex charges.

Folk singer Roy Harper has had the date of his plea hearing at Worcester Crown Court put back until next month.


Related Topix: Roy Harper

Hispanic Business

Stillwater: Folk singer Greg Brown to headline Log Jam festival

"It's definitely a conscious decision on our part to have more regional music, and we felt that Greg was a good fit for the direction that we were taking our festival," said festival organizer to issue his first two albums and named it after the red house he was living in.


Mon Apr 14, 2014

The Brooklyn Paper

MUSIC: Goodnight, Pete: Folk Fest hosts sing-a-long tribute to Pete Seeger

Play strong, play Seeger: The late folk legend Pete Seeger will be honored with a sing-a-long at the Brooklyn Folk Festival on April 20. This year's Brooklyn Folk Festival will host a salute to Pete Seeger, the New York City troubadour who died at the age of 94 earlier this year.


Related Topix: Pete Seeger