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MusicSUFJAN STEVENS TO PERFORM “MYSTERY OF LOVE” AT THE 90TH ACADEMY AWARDS
Sufjan Stevens will perform “Mystery of Love” at this year’s Academy Awards. One of Stevens’ three contributions to the soundtrack of Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name (Sony Pictures Classics), “Mystery of Love” is nominated for the Oscar for Best Original Song.
MusicJOHN PRINE THE TREE OF FORGIVENESS OUT APRIL 13

Legendary singer, songwriter and performer John Prine will release his highly anticipated new album, The Tree of Forgiveness, April 13 on his own independent label, Oh Boy Records (pre-order now). Produced by Grammy Award-winning Dave Cobb, the album is Prine’s first featuring new material in over 13 years. In advance of the release, the song “Summer’s End” is premiering today. Listen/share HERE.
MusicCHRIS STAPLETON PERFORMS LIVE ON “THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT”
Chris Stapleton returned to “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” last night to perform “Drunkard’s Prayer” as part of their special live episode. Watch the performance here.
MusicGRACE JONES: BLOODLIGHT AND BAMI SET TO OPEN IN NEW YORK APRIL 13, LOS ANGELES APRIL 20
Grace Jones: Bloodlight And Bami, director and editor Sophie Fiennes’ critically acclaimed documentary exploring the public and private worlds of the legendary artist, is set for theatrical release nationwide this spring, following its highly regarded debut at the 2017 Toronto Film Festival. Kino Lorber is distributing the film in the United States and Canada.
MusicLEGENDARY SPINAL TAP BASSIST DEREK SMALLS RETURNS 
Derek Smalls, the bass force formerly of the fabled heavy metal band formerly known as Spinal Tap, returns with the release of his first full length solo venture Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing), out globally April 13 via Twanky Records/BMG on digital, CD and vinyl.
MusicMAJOR LAZER DEBUTS SPANISH LANGUAGE “SUA CARA” REMIX, “EN LA CARA” FEATURING KAROL G 
Major Lazer debuts a Spanish language remix of their smash hit “Sua Cara” today—listen to “En La Cara” featuring Colombian reggaeton star Karol G here. The original version, featuring Brazilian vocalists Anitta and Pabllo Vittar, has been streamed more than 480 million times since its release earlier this year on Major Lazer’s surprise EP Know No Better.
MusicBRENT COBB EXTENDS U.S. HEADLINE TOUR
Grammy nominated singer, songwriter and performer Brent Cobb will extend his “Ain’t A Road Too Long” tour including newly confirmed stops in Houston, Austin, Dallas, Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle and Denver among many others. Tickets for the new shows go on sale this Friday, January 19 at 10:00am local time.
MusicJOAN BAEZ’S WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND NOW STREAMING VIA NPR MUSIC’S “FIRST LISTEN”
Joan Baez’s highly anticipated new album, Whistle Down The Wind, is exclusively streaming now via NPR Music’s “First Listen,” who proclaim, “This particular batch of folk songs amplifies Baez ever-present gift for interpretation.” Stream the album here: http://n.pr/2Fle5SU
MusicR.E.M. UNVEIL AUTOMATIC UNEARTHED DOCUMENTARY DETAILING THE MAKING OF AUTOMATIC FOR THE PEOPLE
As Athens, GA rock icons R.E.M.’s landmark Automatic For The People celebrates its 25th anniversary, the band has reissued the newly-remastered album on a variety of formats via Craft Recordings. These include a deluxe four-disc edition featuring previously unreleased demos, the only live-show from the era from the 40 Watt Club in Athens and the record mixed in the revolutionary new Dolby Atmos format by original producer Scott Litt and engineer Clif Norrell.
MusicLIMITED EDITION VINYL OF BJÖRK'S "BLISSING ME" OUT TODAY
Designed by long term collaborators M/M, Björk releases a limited edition vinyl of the ‘Blissing Me’ remixes today. The vinyl is aqua and packaged in a beautiful sleeve that also uses stills from the lush Tim Walker and Emma Dalzell video for the original song.
MusicBRANDI CARLILE’S BY THE WAY, I FORGIVE YOU OUT TODAY

Brandi Carlile’s highly anticipated new album, By The Way, I Forgive You, is out today on Low Country Sound/Elektra Records (purchase).

In celebration of the release, the official music video for the first single, “The Joke,” is premiering today. Watch/share HERE.
MusicSPECIAL LIMITED EDITION OF JANE BIRKIN’S TRIBUTE TO LATE HUSBAND SERGE GAINSBOURG, BIRKIN/GAINSBOURG: LE SYMPHONIQUE, OUT NOVEMBER 10
A special limited edition version of actress, singer, songwriter and fashion icon Jane Birkin’s orchestral album tribute to late husband Serge Gainsbourg, Birkin/Gainsbourg: Le symphonique, is set for release November 10. In addition to the critically acclaimed studio album, the deluxe package contains a second disc with a live Japanese concert recording, as well as a DVD of a brand new film created and narrated by Birkin herself, Mes images privées de Serge [My Private Images of Serge], composed of never-before-seen film footage of the couple and their time together. This very limited deluxe edition may be purchased HERE.
MusicKAMASI WASHINGTON’S HARMONY OF DIFFERENCE OUT NOW ON YOUNG TURKS
Following his universally acclaimed debut album The Epic, Kamasi Washington’s Harmony of Difference is out now via Young Turks. Get the new EP, which The New York Times hails as “a liberation theology for fearsome times” on digital formats, CD and limited 12” vinyl via http://y-t-r.co/harmonyofdifference.
MusicALICE GLASS TO EMBARK ON NORTH AMERICAN SNOWBLOOD TOUR WITH ZOLA JESUS THIS SPRING
Alice Glass is set to embark on the Snowblood tour, her first-ever solo North American headline tour, this spring. Kicking off at Los AngelesTeragram Ballroom April 26, further stops include San Francisco, Chicago, New York and more. Very special guest Zola Jesus will join Glass on a number of stops and Pictureplane will support across the tour as a whole.
MusicMHD’S “AFRO TRAP PT. 9 (FAUT LES WET)” VIDEO PREMIERES ON THE FADER
MHD’s video for his global hit, “Afro Trap Pt. 9 (Faut les wet),” premieres today on The FADER— watch and share here. Of the video, The FADER says, “In his nine-part Afro Trap series, the 22-year-old Parisian integrates tightly-wound southern hip-hop with the eclectic rhythms of afro-pop, with DIY-feeling videos that jubilantly celebrate diasporic life in the French capital.” The track has over two million streams to date.
MusicSTURGILL SIMPSON TO JOIN GUNS N’ ROSES ON SELECT STADIUM TOUR DATES THIS AUGUST
Sturgill Simpson will join Guns N’ Roses on select stadium tour dates this August including Denver’s Mile High Stadium on August 2, Little Rock’s AR War Memorial Stadium on August 5 and Miami’s Marlins Stadium on August 8.
Music“WE SEE YOU - BERLIN"
In November 2016—just over a year ago to the day—The xx’s Romy Madly Croft, Oliver Sim and Jamie Smith announced their return with a brand new single ‘On Hold’ and news of a third full length album, I See You. Recorded between New York, Marfa TX, Reykjavik, Los Angeles and London, and released in January 2017, I See You would go on to become a huge critical and commercial success, building on the achievements of The xx’s two previous albums, xx and Coexist. The xx’s three albums now have now sold over 4 million copies between them.
MusicPHILIP GLASS TO HOLD RICHARD AND BARBARA DEBS COMPOSER’S CHAIR AT CARNEGIE HALL FOR 2017–2018 SEASON
In celebration of his 80th birthday year, esteemed American composer Philip Glass has been appointed to hold the Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair at Carnegie Hall for the 2017–2018 season. The yearlong residency will present performances that feature both Glass classics and premieres: American Composers Orchestra dedicates a program to composers inspired by Glass; the Philip Glass Ensemble and the San Francisco Girls Chorus perform his groundbreaking but rarely performed masterpiece, Music with Changing Parts, as part of the citywide festival The ‘60s: The Years that Changed America; notable premieres include a string quartet for the JACK Quartet and arrangements by composer Nico Muhly of lesser-known Glass songs—both Carnegie Hall commissions; additionally, the Louisiana Philharmonic and Pacific Symphony both make their Carnegie Hall debuts in programs selected, in part, by Glass in response to invitations extended to U.S. orchestras to submit programs that place important works by the composer in illuminating contexts. Full details on the residency may be found at http://www.carnegiehall.org/glass/.
MusicMICHAEL MCDONALD PERFORMS ON “THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON,” FEATURES ON CBS “SUNDAY MORNING”
Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter and five-time Grammy Award winner Michael McDonald performed his single “Find It In Your Heart” on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Friday night; watch/share the performance at http://bit.ly/2BHNGQ0. The track appears on Wide Open, McDonald’s first new album in nearly a decade (out now via BMG).
MusicSUPERORGANISM SHARE NEW TRACK “REFLECTIONS ON THE SCREEN”
Superorganism debuts a new track from their highly anticipated forthcoming debut today, listen to “Reflections On The Screenhere. The song is a further example of the band’s idiosyncratic, technicolor pop and is available on all services from today.
MusicWILLIAM BASINSKI TALKS TO JLIN ON THE TALKHOUSE PODCAST
This week on the Talkhouse Podcast, critically acclaimed electronic artist and composer William Basinski speaks with fellow rising electronic musician JLIN; listen HERE.