Music Monday (11/10): This Week's New Albums + Videos

Music Monday (11/10): This Week's New Albums + Videos

Our guide to this week's album releases also features streams of upcoming tracks and albums from Bryan Ferry, David Bowie, Nicki Minaj, Liars, and more. Plus, catch up on the week's music news, and watch new music videos from artists like Kendrick Lamar, Lorde, and Pink Floyd. Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at Metacritic
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Music Review: Lost Dylan lyrics brought to life

Various Artists, “Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes” (Electromagnetic Recordings/Harvest Records)
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Just because: Judy Garland sings, Count Basie plays

Just because: Judy Garland sings, Count Basie plays

Judy Garland sings “Memories of You” on The Judy Garland Show in 1963. The organist backing her is Count Basie: (This is the latest in a series of arts-related videos that appear in this space each Monday and Wednesday.)
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Almanac: Peter De Vries on tragedy and the comic novelist

“Yes, there is an inevitable darkening, or sobering, that comes with the increasing realization that life is a tragedy, which entails, however, no need to banish gaiety. Painters know that there is nothing like black to bring out the best in other colors—the pinks and whites and oranges. It makes them dance.” Peter De Vries, […]
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Music legend Les Paul gets hometown honor

Music legend Les Paul gets hometown honor

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Music legend Les Paul discovered his penchant for guitar at Waukesha Junior High. It's where his teachers recognized his curious nature, answering never-ending questions like how electricity got to light switches or why windows vibrated.
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Laugh, and you laugh alone

I’ve been reading a biography of Harriet Cohen, one of the more interesting minor figures in twentieth-century English music. Born in 1895, Cohen is now best remembered (if at all) as the mistress of Arnold Bax, a second-tier English composer whom she met when she was seventeen and with whom she embarked two years later […]
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The Gaslamp's New Two-Story Garage Plays Home to Music, Food & Drinks

The Gaslamp's New Two-Story Garage Plays Home to Music, Food & Drinks

A tipster asked us to check into Garage Kitchen + Bar after seeing an opening soon sign posted in the Gaslamp at 655 4th Avenue. Turns out, the new venue is connected to The Shout! House next door, and will share a kitchen with the sing-a-long dueling piano bar.
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Duggars & Bates Families Drop Music Video

This Duggar & Bates family music video has everything: a ukulele, a bass guitar, an accordion and yodeling!
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Carved in mush

Carved in mush

In today’s Wall Street Journal “Sightings” column I write about a recent European Union court ruling about the “right to be forgotten,” and what it could mean to historical truth. Here’s an excerpt. * * * If you’re an artist, getting panned is part of life. Like the common cold, everybody gets a bad review […]
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Wonder mixes politics with music in tour kickoff

NEW YORK (AP) — Stevie Wonder has always blended his musical genius with social activism, and as he launched his new tour, he stayed true to form, advocating gun control, pleading for an end to racism and advocating equality for those with disabilities.
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Cougar Town Announces Its Final Season Premiere Date In a Catchy New Music Video

Cougar Town Announces Its Final Season Premiere Date In a Catchy New Music Video

I hope you've stocked up on vino, because Cougar Town's farewell tour is about to begin. And to kick it off, the Cul-de-Sac Crew has written a literal swan song and released a new music video that reveals when the sixth and final season will debut. The super catchy “One Last Pour” is performed by star Josh Hopkins and almost guaranteed to get stuck in your head. Plus, as a bonus for longtime fans of the wine-soaked comedy, it recalls tons of great inside jokes from previous seasons (see: finger guns, Penny Can) and even squeezes in a jab at former network ABC for canceling the series before its time. My only complaint? Notably absent from most of the video is Brian Van Holt (a.k.a. Bobby Cobb), who is leaving the series after the Season 6 premiere. Perhaps his impending departureSee Original Article

U2's Bono defends under-fire music streaming services

DUBLIN (Reuters) – Irish rocker Bono has defended Spotify from criticism it pays too little to people who create music, saying digital music streaming services are opening up new ways for musicians to reach their public. “I see streaming services as quite exciting ways to get to people. In the end, that's what we want for U2 songs,” the U2 lead singer said on Thursday at a Web Summit conference. His comments came the same week that U.S. …
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Almanac: Virgil Thomson on the importance of the amateur

Almanac: Virgil Thomson on the importance of the amateur

“Musicians’ opinions influence nothing; they simply recognize, with a certain delay but correctly, the history of music. Lay opinion influences everything—even, at times, creation. And at all times it is the pronouncements of persons who know something about music but not too much, and a bit more about what they like but still not too […]
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Squeaky clean blood

In today’s Wall Street Journal I review two off-Broadway revivals, Sticks and Bones and Lips Together, Teeth Apart. Here’s an excerpt. * * * David Rabe used to be big but is now mostly forgotten save by the New Group, which revived his “Hurlyburly” in 2005 and is now giving us “Sticks and Bones,” the […]
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Cougar Town Stars Reveal Final Season Premiere Date in Catchy New Music Video

Cougar Town Stars Reveal Final Season Premiere Date in Catchy New Music Video

Get comfy and grab a big glass of vino, because the Cul-de-Sac Crew's farewell tour is about to begin. The cast of TBS' wine-soaked comedy Cougar Town released a new music video on Thursday that Read More > Other Links From TVGuide.com Brian Van Holt Josh Hopkins Cougar Town
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Lollapalooza expands to Europe with Berlin festival

Lollapalooza, the Chicago-based festival that grew out of the US alternative rock scene, on Thursday announced an expansion to Europe with a first edition next year in Berlin. The move comes amid rapid growth in the world's music festivals and marks the fourth international edition for Lollapalooza, which also has versions in Argentina, Brazil and Chile. Lollapalooza's founder Perry Farrell, the lead singer of Jane's Addiction, said that he had long wanted to bring the festival to Europe and pointed to Berlin's reputation as a hub for up-and-coming artists. “Berlin's energy, vibrant art, fashion and music scenes are a mirror reflection of what Lollapalooza is all about and I can't wait to share in this cultural exchange,” Farrell said in a statement.
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Luke Bryan wins first Country Music Association top honor

Luke Bryan wins first Country Music Association top honor

Luke Bryan was named Wednesday the Country Music Association entertainer of the year, the first time the award has gone to the star known for his alcohol-infused ballads.
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Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan win big at country music awards

By Tim Ghianni NASHVILLE Tenn. (Reuters) – Singer Miranda Lambert won four Country Music Association Awards on Wednesday, and Luke Bryan took home the top honor as entertainer of the year as U.S. politics and the absence of Taylor Swift played supporting roles in the televised ceremony. Lambert, 30, who led all nominees with nine nods, earned her record fifth female vocalist of the year award. “I don't know what to say. I can't believe I'm standing here. I can't believe this is my life,” an emotional Lambert said accepting the award she has won five consecutive years. …
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