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Mitch Hedberg’s Legacy Shines at New York Comedy Festival

In advance of the limited vinyl collection of Hedberg's work, friends and loved ones honored the late comedian with anecdotes and tributes.

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Artist Phil Collins Examines How War Is Presented to the Public in ‘how to make a refugee’

Phil Collins examines the consumerist aspects of depicting war in his short film 'how to make a refugee'.

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Close to the Noise Floor: Formative UK Electronica 1975-1984

Four musicians reflect on the DIY culture that inspired the spread of electronic music, and on what’s changed in the intervening four decades.

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August Wilson’s ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ Gets a Vibrant National Theatre Revival

Charismatic performances from O-T Fagbenle and Sharon D Clarke ignite Dominic Cooke’s major revival of August Wilson’s play at the National Theatre.

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Vermont Jamrock Titans Phish Deliver Another Festival for the Ages

The consistent strength of each set at Magnaball in addition to a number of memorable jams suggests that Phish is indeed a band still on a career ascension.

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Sarah Dash Birthday Celebration: 23 August 2015 - New York

From singing on Keith Richards’ new album to leading Broadway and R&B legends on "Lady Marmalade", Sarah Dash had a lot to celebrate during her birthday bash at 54 Below.

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Grace Potter Goes Hollywood But Proves She’s Still Got Rock ‘n’ Roll in Her Soul

There’s always been a shortage of female rock talent, so Potter stands out from the field here in the 21st century much like Slick and Joplin did back in the ‘60s.

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Brooklyn’s Afropunk Rocks with the Tolerant and the Fashion-Forward

Afropunk festival-goers enjoyed the collective freedom of the weekend, mingling with like-minded souls and a stellar lineup including Kelela, Raury, Lauryn Hill and Grace Jones.

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8 Sep 2015 // 4:00 AM

Gojira Is a Sight to Behold

After a performance like this, it’s hard not to be consumed by hyperbole and declare Gojira the best live metal act on the planet right now.

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Sunn O))) + Phurpa: London - 18 August 2015

This is an uninterrupted, dynamic journey to the purity of sound, to decomposition, rather than its opposite, to the destruction of music in the search of silence

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Estrella Morente and Carmen Consoli Were Highlights at David Byrne’s Meltdown Festival

Estrella Morente and Carmen Consoli were among the artists who fired up this year’s Meltdown Festival at London’s Southbank Centre, the former with intense flamenco, the latter with punchy pop-rock.

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Chalice Brings Together Lovers of Music, Glass, Hash and Art Along Old Route 66

STS9 was headlining Chalice for the second straight year and once again drew a devoted audience that reveled in the chance to catch the jamtronica band’s groovy instrumental jams in an intimate setting under the summer stars.

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The Forecastle Festival Louisville, KY (Day Three)

It was a hot time in the old time tonight as Widespread Panic, Modest Mouse, TWEEDY, and more put the cap on Louisville's riverfront festival.

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Forecastle Festival: Louisville, KY (Day Two)

My Morning Jacket headline Day Two, bringing hometown rock glory to Louisville's riverfront.

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The Majesty of U2 Shines at the First of Eight NYC Shows

U2's eight night run at Madison Square Garden began with a powerhouse performance including many of their classics and a huge production that embodies a global theme.

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The Forecastle Festival: Louisville, KY (Day One)

Sam Smith blows the crowd away at a busy, memorable opening day of Forecastle 2015.

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Taylor Swift Thrills London in a Hyde Park Concert

The biggest pop star in the world lights up London's Hyde Park, both figuratively and literally.

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Morrissey and Blondie at Madison Square Garden

At 56, Morrissey is singing better than ever. His New York concert, however mostly was a drag.

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Bryan Adams Revisits His Definitive Hit Album ‘Reckless’

The Canadian rocker celebrates the 30th anniversary of Reckless with a full tour performance.

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When Slayer Screams About Dying, You Feel Alive

When the latest incarnation of Slayer walked onto a stage full of Marshall stacks and upside-down crosses, it was a chance to see how a band long obsessed with death was coping with its aftermath.

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