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  • Button Pusher – Amyl & The Sniffers (Live)

    Amyl & The Sniffers live streamed show on the 25th July, 2020.

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  • 6 Miles Davis Albums That Changed Music

    Miles Davis died in 1991, but his influence on music is still being felt. The new film Miles Ahead, produced, co-written, directed by and starring Don Cheadle, is giving a new audience a fresh take on one period in the musician’s career.

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  • A Previously Unreleased Thelonious Monk Concert Is Coming Next Month

    The summer of 1968 looked like the summer of 2020. Americans were in the streets protesting racism, among other things. And a high school student in Palo Alto, Calif., got in on the action by enlisting the help of a jazz legend. Danny Scher came up with the idea to book Thelonious Monk to play his school’s auditorium and now, a professional recording of this concert will be released publicly for the first time on July 31. The album is called Palo Alto.

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  • Why are Kraftwerk deemed one of the most influential groups in music history?

    Listen to Jarvis Cocker’s brilliant krautrock doc on @BBCSounds to find out.

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  • Mike Nock – a concert with his Trio, Trio Plus, Noctet and more

    Mike Nock’s career has spanned a broad range of contemporary musical styles and he is widely recognised as an important voice in Australian modern music.  Based in Sydney since 1986, the award winning musician previously spent 25 years in the USA, working with many of the world’s top jazz artists.

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  • Lester’s Legacy

    As Maria Bustillos wrote in the New Yorker in August 2012, “…Lester Bangs was a wreck of a man, right up until his death in April of 1982, at the age of thirty-three. He was fat, sweaty, unkempt—an out-of-control alcoholic in torn jeans and a too-small black leather jacket; crocked to the gills on the Romilar cough syrup he swigged down by the bottle. He also had the most advanced and exquisite taste of any American writer of his generation, uneven and erratic as it was”.

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  • Music Is Truly a Universal Language: New Research Shows That Music Worldwide Has Important Commonalities

    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s description of music as a universal language has become a well-worn cliché, usually uttered in a sentimental and not particularly serious way.  In the sciences, the “universal language” hypothesis in music has been taken far more seriously.

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  • McCoy Tyner, Groundbreaking Pianist Of 20th Century Jazz, Dies At 81

    An innovative member of the classic John Coltrane Quartet, few musicians have ever exerted as much influence as a sideman, but Tyner also had a long and consequential career leading bands of his own.

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  • Take 5: Butch Vig’s songs that blew his mind

    Butch Vig, drummer for rock band Garbage and producer of some of the biggest records of our time, takes us into the studios and garages of his memory, regaling some amazing moments in music.

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  • KCRW: Chris and Rich from The Black Crowes

    Chris and Rich Robinson perform a live acoustic session on KCRW’s Morning becomes Eclectic

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