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August Desk Clearing: Shovels & Rope, Drivin’ N’ Cryin’, NRBQ and The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Another busy month in the music world. What with Sir Paul re-signing with Capitol. R.E.M. announcing a big reissue of Out Of Time to celebrate the CD’s 25th anniversary. News that Bob Weir will release his first new solo album … Continue reading

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What I Learned In The Obits: R.I.P. Allan Block

I came across the obituary of Allan Block the other day. It wasn’t a name I recognized, I will admit. If his name isn’t familiar to you, he was an important figure in the Greenwich Village folk scene in the … Continue reading

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A Harvest Of Big & Cool Fall Releases, Volume 1

It seems like there is a particularly hearty crop of big releases coming this fall (with an eye on holiday gift buying, no doubt). One of the coolest autumn releases is The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records, which Revenant … Continue reading

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Sharon Jones Postpones Tour and Album Due To Illness

Word came out today that Sharon Jones has had to postpone the release of her upcoming CD, Give The People What They Want, as well as cancel her summer tour because she has been diagnosed with stage-1 bile duct cancer. … Continue reading

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They Had Me At Coen

I was reading to a review in the Wrap today on the upcoming Coen Brothers movie, Inside Llewyn Davis. http://www.thewrap.com/movies/column-post/cannes-review-inside-llewyn-davis-92546 The reviewer Sasha Stone called it “breathtaking” and “likely to be one of the best films of the year.” Which … Continue reading

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Two Docs That Rock For Record Store Day

It is now less than 24 hours until the day that rapid music lovers have circled on their calendars – Record Store Day. In its 6th year, this celebration of indie record stores and music on vinyl has grown from … Continue reading

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Levon Helm Documentary Comin’ In ’13

Vanguard Records announced this week that  Ain’t In It For My Health: A Film About Levon Helm will be coming to movie screens in early 2013. Kino Lorber will be releasing the documentary in select theaters before making it available … Continue reading

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