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MusicPHILIP GLASS RECEIVES NATIONAL MEDAL OF THE ARTS
In celebration of his groundbreaking contributions to music and composition, Philip Glass is honored to receive the 2015 National Medal of the Arts, the highest award given to artists and arts patrons by the United States government. It is awarded by the President of the United States to individuals or groups who “…are deserving of special recognition by reason of their outstanding contributions to the excellence, growth, support and availability of the arts in the United States.”
MusicNICOLAS JAAR’S SIRENS OUT SEPTEMBER 30
Critically acclaimed Chilean electronic artist and producer Nicolas Jaar’s upcoming full length LP, Sirens, is out digitally September 30 and on CD and vinyl October 14 via Jaar’s own Other People label. The album—which consists of six tracks that each flow seamlessly into the next—is Jaar’s most topically cohesive and politically-minded record to date. Sirens is available for pre-order at https://store.other-people.net/ and via iTunes at http://smarturl.it/nj_sirens_itunes.
MusicMAJOR LAZER’S “COLD WATER” REACHES #1 ON TOP 40
Major Lazer’s “Cold Water” featuring Justin Bieber and reaches #1 on the Top 40 airplay chart this week. The global smash debuted at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 with more than 566 million streams and more than 602,000 songs sold to date since its June release. The track reached #1 on iTunes in 68 countries immediately following its release and topped both the Spotify Global and U.S. Charts.
MusicREGINA SPEKTOR’S “OLDER AND TALLER,” LATEST TRACK FROM FORTHCOMING ALBUM REMEMBER US TO LIFE, PREMIERES WITH ZANE LOWE ON BEATS 1
Older And Taller,” the new track from Regina Spektor’s forthcoming seventh album Remember Us To Life, out September 30 on Sire/Warner Bros. Records, is premiering now via Zane Lowe on Beats 1. Listen to Regina’s interview with Lowe and play/share the track here.
MusicBOB WEIR’S BLUE MOUNTAIN STREAMING EXCLUSIVELY ON NPR’S “FIRST LISTEN”
Bob Weir’s highly anticipated album, Blue Mountain, is now streaming on NPR’s Music’s “First Listen.” Of Weir and the record, NPR Music describes the album as “…another chapter of his life as a storyteller” and “the characters and circumstances he’s chronicled were pulled from great American musical traditions, as well as his own self-exploration as he’s matured and become more observant…fans can take a step back and admire Bob Weir for the extremely gifted songwriter he’s become.” View the full post HERE. Blue Mountain is out September 30 on Columbia/Legacy and ROAR.
MusicGIBNEY DANCE 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION CONTINUES WITH FALL 2016 SEASON
As part of its celebratory 25th Anniversary year, Gibney Dance announces today its Fall 2016 Season featuring signature series Making Space, DoublePlus and Sorry I Missed Your Show, a Gibney Dance Company residency in Rwanda as part of the organization’s Global Community Action program, a full season of Gallery Exhibitions, plus the premiere of a brand new work by Gibney Dance CEO & Artistic Director Gina Gibney, Folding In. Set for eight performances November 2–12, the piece marks the choreographer’s first evening-length work since 2013, and the first to be performed by the newly re-envisioned Gibney Dance Company: Associate Artistic Director Amy Miller and Artistic Associates Natsuki Arai, Nigel Campbell, Kassandra Cruz, Devin Oshiro and Brandon Welch.
MusicNEW WARPAINT TRACK “WHITEOUT” DEBUTS TODAY
Warpaint debut “Whiteout,” the second track from their highly anticipated third album Heads Up, today—listen here and buy/stream here. Heads Up is out this Friday, September 23.
MusicJOHN PAUL WHITE CONFIRMS U.S. TOUR
John Paul White returns to the road this fall in support of Beulah, his first solo effort in nearly a decade. The new album, out now on White’s own Single Lock Records, continues to garner extensive critical acclaim.
MusicSTURGILL SIMPSON PERFORMS “ALL AROUND YOU” ON “THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON”

Sturgill Simpson returned to “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” last night for a performance of “All Around You.” Watch HERE.
MusicDWIGHT YOAKAM’S SWIMMIN’ POOLS, MOVIE STARS… EXCLUSIVELY STREAMING ON NPR MUSIC’S “FIRST LISTEN”
Dwight Yoakam’s new album Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars is streaming now on NPR Music’sFirst Listen.” In her review of the album, critic Jewly Hight observes, “Not only is this album a chance for Yoakam to prove that his material does in fact work in a bluegrass context, but he also reinterprets his songs with some of the genre’s most celebrated pickers behind him.” View the full post HERE. Earlier this week, People Magazine premiered his cover of the Prince classic “Purple Rain” from the forthcoming album, out September 23 on Sugar Hill Records. Of the track, People says, “With three decades of music under his buckled belt, Dwight Yoakam has cemented his status as a country icon—and on his forthcoming album, he’s not only covering his own songs but one by a pop legend as well.” You can share the track HERE.
MusicPET SHOP BOYS U.S. SUPER TOUR STARTS OCTOBER 21 IN LAS VEGAS
Following four much lauded, sold-out shows at London’s Royal Opera House, Pet Shop Boys start the U.S. leg of their “Super” worldwide tour October 21 at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The band will play 20 cities in North America, performing songs from their storied career as well as their new album, Super.
MusicCHRIS STAPLETON NOMINATED FOR FIVE CMA AWARDS INCLUDING “ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR”
Chris Stapleton is nominated for “Entertainer of the Year,” “Single of the Year” as both artist and producer (“Nobody To Blame”), “Male Vocalist of the Year” and “Music Video of the Year” (“Fire Away”) at “The 50th Annual CMA Awards.” He’s also nominated alongside his wife, Morgane Stapleton, for “Musical Event of the Year” for their performance of “You Are My Sunshine” from producer Dave Cobb’s acclaimed Southern Family compilation. The awards ceremony will be broadcast on ABC live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, November 2 at 8/7c.
MusicBJÖRK: VULNICURA LIVE AVAILABLE NOW VIA ONE LITTLE INDIAN
A live version of Björk’s highly-acclaimed eighth studio album Vulnicura is available now worldwide.

The record is a collection of fourteen songs selected and mixed by Björk, Arca and Chris Elms that were recorded on the critically acclaimed Vulnicura tour. As well as original Vulnicura tracks, it includes new versions of Björk songs including “Come To Me,” “Undo” and “I See Who You Are” by Arca and Bjork, and “Mutual Core” and “Mouth Mantra” by The Haxan Cloak and Björk.

MusicJUSTICE’S WOMAN SET FOR RELEASE NOVEMBER 18
Woman, the highly anticipated third studio album from Justice, is set for release November 18 on Ed Banger Records/Because Music. Pre-order the album here.
MusicKELSEY LU TO TOUR NORTH AMERICA THIS FALL
Rising artist and multi-instrumentalist Kelsey Lu will tour North America this fall, playing select, very special dates with Sampha and joining his band on cello. Stops include New York’s Baby’s All Right October 25 and Los AngelesPalace Theater November 1 as part of the Red Bull Sound Select series.
MusicMØ TO PERFORM “FINAL SONG” ON “THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON” SEPTEMBER 20
Rising Danish vocalist, songwriter and producer will appear on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” September 20 to perform her latest track “Final Song.” The track was co-written by Noonie Bao (Charli XCX, Carly Rae Jepson) and produced by MNEK (Beyoncé, Zara Larsson)—watch the “Final Song” video here. MØ previously appeared on “The Tonight Show” with Major Lazer in 2015 to perform their smash hit “Lean On.”
MusicAARON NEVILLE PERFORMS “HARD TO BELIEVE” ON THE TODAY SHOW
American music legend Aaron Neville performs “Hard To Believe” on the Today Show, watch his performance here: http://smarturl.it/an_todayshow. Additionally, Neville debuts a lyric video for his track “Stompin’ Ground,” which he calls “a musical love letter to his city.” Watch the video here: http://smarturl.it/an_stompinggroundvid
MusicTORY LANEZ EXTENDS NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
Tory Lanez adds new dates to his extensive North American tour this fall and winter including a second hometown show in Toronto December 5 and further appearances in Philadelphia; Silver Spring, MD and more. A Boogie, Dreezy, Trill Sammy, Taylor Bennett, J.I.D. and Kurt Rockmore join Jacquees, Kranium and VeeCee as support on select dates.
MusicFLUME’S SKIN COMPANION EP I SET FOR RELEASE NOVEMBER 25
Breakout Australian artist Flume will release a new EP, entitled Skin Companion EP I, November 25 on vinyl via indie retailers nationwide. Available for pre-order now, the EP features new music from the recording sessions for Flume’s latest album, the critically acclaimed Skin, out now on Mom + Pop.