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MusicNEW MAJOR LAZER DOCUMENTARY GIVE ME FUTURE DEBUTS TODAY EXCLUSIVELY ON APPLE MUSIC  
Give Me Future, the new documentary film chronicling Major Lazer’s historic concert in downtown Havana, Cuba for 400,000 people makes its worldwide debut today, exclusively on Apple Music—watch it here.  

Music25th ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF R.E.M.’S AUTOMATIC FOR THE PEOPLE OUT TODAY VIA CRAFT RECORDINGS
The 25th Anniversary reissue of R.E.M.’s landmark album Automatic For The People is out today via Craft Recordings. The remastered album is available in a variety of formats, the most extensive of which is the Deluxe Edition three CD + Blu-ray, which features the album in its entirety mixed in Dolby Atmos. A short trailer with members of the band may be viewed and shared HERE, and the album is available for purchase HERE.
Music NEW BJÖRK SINGLE "BLISSING ME" + MUSIC VIDEO DIRECTED BY TIM WALKER
“Blissing Me” is the second single to come from Björk’s forthcoming ninth studio album Utopia. The video is directed by Tim Walker and Emma Dalzell, featuring makeup by Hungry and shot in one single take in Iceland.
The song is available to stream and buy now: https://bjork.lnk.to/blissingme
MusicCHRIS STAPLETON’S “TRYIN’ TO UNTANGLE MY MIND” OUT TODAY
Chris Stapleton’s “Tryin’ To Untangle My Mind” is available today (listen HERE, purchase HERE). Written by Stapleton, Jaron Boyer and Kendell Marvel, the song is the latest new material unveiled from Stapleton’s anticipated new album, From A Room: Volume 2, which will be released December 1 on Mercury Records Nashville and is now available to pre-order digitally and with exclusive limited-edition bundles. Listen to previously released songs here: “Millionaire” and “Scarecrow In The Garden.”
MusicBRANDI CARLILE’S BY THE WAY, I FORGIVE YOU OUT FEBRUARY 16

Brandi Carlile’s highly anticipated new album By The Way, I Forgive You will be released February 16 and is now available for pre-order. Produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb and acclaimed musician Shooter Jennings, the album is Carlile’s first release in partnership with Cobb’s Low Country Sound imprint at Elektra Records.
MusicJANE BIRKIN TO PERFORM AT CARNEGIE HALL FEBRUARY 1 AS PART OF EXTENSIVE INTERNATIONAL TOUR
Actress, singer, songwriter and fashion icon Jane Birkin will perform Birkin/Gainsbourg: Le symphonique— her tribute to late husband Serge Gainsbourg— with a symphonic orchestra at Carnegie Hall on February 1. The concert marks Birkin’s first U.S. performance since 2011 and is part of an extensive international concert tour that has seen her playing to full houses in Montreal, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Paris and London, among many other cities. American Express pre-sale is available from September 20 at 10 a.m. to September 21 at 10 p.m., followed by venue/promoter pre-sale on September 21 (10 a.m. to 10 p.m.). Public on-sale begins September 22 at 10 a.m.—all times are Eastern. Tickets available at Carnegiehall.org, by phone at 212.247.7800 and in person at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, located at 881 Seventh Avenue in New York City.
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 PLAYS FIRST EVER SOLO HEADLINE SHOW
Alice Glass is most gratefully basking in the love and enthusiasm she received last night at her first ever solo headline show. Peforming in front of a packed house at Los Angeles’ The Echo— where tickets sold out in only two hours—she played new music from her celebrated debut self-titled EP, for the first time in a live setting. Partway through the set fans showered her on stage with a cascade of white roses which brought Glass to tears.
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.
MusicTHE XX'S "ON HOLD (JAMIE XX REMIX) OUT NOW
At the end of 2016, The xx announced their return and news of a new album, I See You, with the lead single “On Hold.” An undoubted highlight of one of the year’s most critically acclaimed albums, “On Hold” has quickly become one of The xx’s biggest songs to date.
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’S CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED NEW ALBUM WIDE OPEN OUT TODAY
Wide Open, Michael McDonald’s first new album in nearly a decade, is out today via BMG. Featuring special guests including Warren Haynes, Robben Ford, Marcus Miller and Branford Marsalis, the record is available on  iTunes & Amazon. Follow Michael McDonald on Spotify and Apple Music.
MusicSUPERORGANISM SET 2018 NORTH AMERICAN AND E.U. HEADLINE TOUR
Following a run of highly anticipated and much lauded debut live shows in Europe, Superorganism are set to tour North America and the E.U. next year. Dates kick off Tuesday, March 20 at San Francisco’s Rickshaw Stop, with further dates in Portland, Seattle, Chicago, Boston, Philly and beyond.
MusicJAVIER MUÑOZ SPEAKS WITH STEPHANIE BEATRIZ ON THE TALKHOUSE PODCAST
This week on the Talkhouse Podcast, Hamilton's Javier Muñoz talks with Stephanie Beatriz of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" about her new film The Light of the Moon, rape culture, social media, relationships and more. Listen HERE.