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Watch The War on Drugs Cover Neil Young’s “Like a Hurricane”

We don't have a lot in the way of covers from The War on Drugs, although they did contribute to the Dessners' Day of the Dead compilation, covering the Dead's "Touch of Grey" for that massive tribute. But now we have a new offering from the Philly rockers, who appropriately covered Neil Young at their first of two shows at Toronto's Massey Hall. The band debuted a cover of  "Like a Hurricane"... ...

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Watch Eddie Vedder Cover Warren Zevon as Tribute to David Letterman

Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and David Letterman have always had a close relationship, with Vedder appearing a number of times on Letterman's show including a special appearance during his final week. Letterman then returned the favor later on by inducting Pearl Jam into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame after Neil Young was forced to drop out due to illness. So it's no surprise that it was Vedder... ...

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Watch Umphrey’s McGee Pay Tribute to Tom Petty with “Runnin’ Down a Dream” Debut

Umphrey's McGee kicked off their three-night run in New York City with a special tribute to Tom Petty as they opened the first night at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester with a debut of "Runnin' Down a Dream." Over the years, while the band didn't work in the vocals, they did occasionally weave Petty's hit "Free Fallin'" into various instrumental sections of songs like "Bottom Half" and "Der... ...

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Queens of the Stone Age are Taking Over New York City’s Q Line Today

Tomorrow night, Queens of the Stone Age will play Madison Square Garden with Royal Blood and today the band is making the commute to the venue all the more exciting as they littered New York City's Q line with free tickets to tonight's show and other QOTSA-related flourishes. Along with changing the Q sign to their own font, Queens of the Stone Age and record label Matador Records have also... ...

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Primus: The Gift From a Raven on a Stormy Night

Les Claypool didn't have to strain finding the inspiration for Primus’ ninth LP, The Desaturating Seven, a proggy conceptual suite framed around Ul de Rico’s psychedelic 1978 children’s book, The Rainbow Goblins. The animated text, he jokes, “was brought to [him] by a raven on a stormy night.” That’s a fitting origin story for such a kaleidoscopic album which, like the Italian... ...

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Hiss Golden Messenger: Hallelujah Anyhow

Ever since reemerging as Hiss Golden Messenger’s mouthpiece in 2007, M.C. Taylor has been one of indie-folk’s most approachable artists. In his reedy everyman tenor, the North Carolinian recounts relatable tales of spiritual pain, family contentment and existential angst. Based on the intimacy of his live shows and the frankness of his interviews, you get the sense he couldn’t bullshit... ...

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Incognito, Maysa and Roy Ayers in NYC (A Gallery)

New York City played host to a couple of jazz icons this week, as British acid jazz outfit Incognito played at BB King Blues Club with vocalist Maysa on Wednesday and the legendary Roy Ayers kicked off a two-night stand at the Blue Note last night. Dino Perrucci shared some photos from the two shows. ...

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Musack Auctioning VIP Meet-Up with Ringo Starr for Children’s Music Education

Musack, an organization that helps underprivileged kids by providing instruments and support for music education, has launched a new auction for a meet-up and VIP ticket package to one of Ringo Starr’s tour stops this fall.Proceeds from the auction will go directly to purchasing guitars for Musack’s programs, which were started by Donick Cary in 2008 as a way to battle a rise in suicide at... ...

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David Rawlings: Poor David’s Almanack

David Rawlings has been especially prolific of late, fronting Dave Rawlings Machine and working with longtime partner Gillian Welch on Boots No. 1: The Official Revival Bootleg, a collection of outtakes, demos and alternative tracks from her acclaimed 1996 album Revival. Here, Rawlings opts for solo billing with the humble yet earnest Poor David’s Almanack. Similar in sound to Nashville... ...

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