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MusicJOY WILLIAMS UNVEILS NEW SINGLE “WOMAN (OH MAMA)”
Woman (Oh Mama),” the new single from Joy Williams, is premiering today and is now available on iTunes, Vevo and joywilliams.com. The song will be featured on her highly anticipated new album, VENUS, which will be released midsummer on Sensibility Music/Columbia Records. Formerly a member of the four-time Grammy Award-winning duo The Civil Wars, Joy’s most recent record, 2013’s self-titled The Civil Wars, debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 Chart.
MusicPASSION PIT’S “LIFTED UP (1985)” VIDEO DEBUTS TODAY
The video for Passion Pit’s “Lifted Up (1985),” the first track from the highly-anticipated forthcoming album Kindred, debuts today. Watch the video, with concept by Passion Pit frontman Michael Angelakos and directed by Phil Andelman, here: http://smarturl.it/LiftedUpVid. Kindred is out April 21 on Columbia Records.
MusicFLORENCE + THE MACHINE’S HOW BIG HOW BLUE HOW BEAUTIFUL OUT JUNE 2, 2015
For Florence Welch, the success of her first two Florence + the Machine albums Lungs (2009) and Ceremonials (2011) meant five years of back-to-back recording, promoting and touring. Lungs ran straight into the making, promoting and touring of the Grammy-nominated Ceremonials, an album written while on the road and recorded straight after coming off tour. The shows were getting bigger, the hair redder, the success wider and wilder.
Musicbjörk’s vulnicura out now on vinyl and cd
a note from björk: i am proud to announce finally the release of combined digital/cd and vinyl of vulnicura . it took us a while to gather all together into point after leak but here you are : i would like to thank all my team for their insane hard work and be up for some topsy turvy improv . 
MusicCHRIS STAPLETON PREMIERES ALBUM TITLE TRACK “TRAVELLER” AT NPR MUSIC
Chris Stapleton’s new song “Traveller” premiered today at NPR Music and can now be heard/shared here. Of the track, NPR Music’s Ann Powers praises, “‘Traveller’ gives Stapleton’s loyal admirers what they’ve been craving: a consummately crafted song that’s also vibrant and immediate, traditionalist without being the least bit fussy about it…He’s a treasure who deserves the kind of genre-spanning audience a song like this one courts. Southern rock, Americana, country, long-haired soul—call ‘Traveller’ whatever feels right. It belongs in all of those categories. It belongs in your day, whatever kind you’re having.” .
MusicBAM and Barclays Center present Contemporary Color, Conceived by David Byrne
BAM and Barclays Center present Contemporary Color, a performance event created by music icon David Byrne, co-commissioned by BAM and Toronto’s Luminato Festival, and inspired by the high school phenomenon of color guard, known as “the sport of the arts.”
MusicSTURGILL SIMPSON RETURNS TO THE “LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN”
Sturgill Simpson recently returned to the “Late Show with David Letterman” performing his rendition of the Buford Abner classic, “Long White Line.” The performance comes in the midst of Sturgill’s extensive sold-out North American tour, which includes upcoming dates in D.C., Boston, Philadelphia, Austin, San Francisco and Toronto among many others. Of his recent sold-out show at NYC’s Bowery Ballroom, the Village Voice praises, “Their best was more than twenty songs, delivered with passion, perfection, and pathos…Glad I got to see him before he hits Madison Square Garden, which, given the strength of this show, seems a very real possibility in the not-so-distant future.”
MusicSUFJAN STEVENS’ CARRIE & LOWELL OUT NOW
Sufjan StevensCarrie & Lowell is out today via his own Asthmatic Kitty Records. Already receiving massive critical acclaim, the album, which The Guardian calls “The Best Record Sufjan Stevens Has Ever Made,” is available HERE.
MusicTORO Y MOI’S VIDEO FOR “EMPTY NESTERS” DEBUTS ON PITCHFORK
Run Baby Run,” a new track from Toro y Moi’s forthcoming album What For?, premieres on Pitchfork today. Stream the track here. What For? is out April 7 on Carpark Records.
MusicTHE BLACK KEYS RESUME TOURING IN MAY
The Black Keys will resume their worldwide tour on May 28. The dates celebrate the band’s newest album Turn Blue, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart and continues to receive acclaim. Most recently, Turn Blue was nominated for three Grammy Awards, bringing the band’s total Grammy nominations to 16. The album was also named #3 Best Album of 2014 by Rolling Stone, which called it “the sound of America’s most innovative arena rockers in full command.” In addition, the band recently taped an episode of Austin City Limits to celebrate the program’s 40th anniversary season, watch the full performance here. Furthermore, raffle tickets are now available for Dan Auerbach’s childhood guitar, signed by both Patrick Carney and Auerbach. All proceeds benefit the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank.
MusicJD MCPHERSON’S “LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL” MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERES AT ROLLING STONE
Premiering at Rolling Stone, JD McPherson’s music video for “Let The Good Times Roll” may be viewed here: http://rol.st/1LXLzqD. “Let The Good Times Roll” is the title track from McPherson’s highly acclaimed new album, which recently debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart (Rounder Records). Furthermore Billboard premiered the video for an unplugged version of the eighth track on the album, “You Must Have Met Little Caroline?” praising McPherson as a “killer live act.” Watch the video here: http://bit.ly/1Ctj4L6.
Film PHILIP GLASS: THE COMPLETE PIANO ETUDES DEBUTS AT #1 ON ITUNES CLASSICAL CHART
Philip Glass: The Complete Piano Etudes, performed by acclaimed pianist Maki Namekawa, debuts today at #1 on the iTunes Classical Chart following a five-week exclusive pre-order period. The 20-track double album of solo piano pieces was mastered for iTunes, and is available at http://bit.ly/1r9XVN2. A 20-track double CD package is also now available from Orange Mountain Music: http://amzn.to/1ybPWW5.

Film MEREDITH MONK KICKS OFF 50TH SEASON NOVEMBER 20 WITH PIANO SONGS AT LE POISSON ROUGE
Legendary composer, performer, vocalist, director and choreographer Meredith Monk kicks off her 50th season on November 20 (her 72nd birthday) in NYC with a concert of her Piano Songs performed by Ursula Oppens and Bruce Brubaker at Le Poisson Rouge. The program features music composed by Monk between 1972 and 2006—highlighted in her recent ECM album release of the same name—with several new arrangements created by both Monk and Brubaker.

TechKATY GRANNAN: THE NINETY NINE AND THE NINE AT SHERRICK & PAUL
Sherrick & Paul Gallery is pleased to present the Ninety Nine and the Nine, portraits by acclaimed photographer and filmmaker Katy Grannan. The exhibition opens March 5 and runs through April 25 marking the first major showing of her work in the south at large. The exhibition is free and open to the public during regular gallery hours.