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Prince’s Nothing Compares 2 U

Most of us know this song via Sinéad O’Connor’s version, but the Prince Estate just released this recording from 1984, with footage from rehearsals with the Revolution.

Laura Marling Covers Dylan

Day of the Dead

4AD released this week the Grateful Dead tribute compilation Day of the Dead – it’s the 20th album in the Red Hot series to help raise money and…

AV Club Undercover Video Series

Not sure how I missed this, but a series the AV Club at the Onion has been doing since 2010, in which bands come in and do cover…

Strung Out in Heaven

New collaboration between Amanda Palmer and Jherek Bischoff, a tribute to David Bowie via String Quartet, including: Blackstar (featuring Anna Calvi) Space Oddity (featuring Neil Gaiman) Ashes to…


The fine folks at KCRW have introduced a VR app, which you can use with viewers like Cardboard and your Android or iOS phone, to view performances from…

Steve Martin & Edie Brickell “Won’t Go Back”

Daft Labeouf

Joseph Arthur at the Me & Thee


I’m on Contrast Podcast! My first contribution, to 246 Untitled, just got published. I went with Sinead O’Connor’s version of Shane McGowan’s “Song with No Name.” So excited…

English Beat at Riverfest

This weekend was Riverfest in Newburyport and the headliner was The English Beat! It’s a beautiful setting for a concert – they went on at dusk and played…

Contrast Podcast – New York

Another excellent episode of Contrast Podcast, on the theme of New York City. My favorites were the Cat Power (New York) and Dylan (Talkin’ New York). What I…

Contrast Podcast Returns

Very happy to see the return at long last of the Contrast Podcast: The Contrast Podcast is awake and has shaved, showered and shaken off it’s sleepiness with…


De La Soul Kickstarter for New Album

Check it out over at Kickstarter – De La Soul’s NEW ALBUM Already well over their target – looking forward to hearing the album.

Laura Marling Aquarium Drunkard Session

(via Acquarium Drunkard) comes a five song session by Laura Marling, from last December. The show also aired today on the AD show on SIRIUS radio. Included: False…

Love Love Love Love Love

Laura Marling – Strange


Talking Heads at the Capitol Theatre 1980