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  1. Lockn’ Festival 2018

    by , 08-30-2018 at 12:03 PM
    Set in the scenic foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, Lockn’ is a Grateful Dead-centric festival that in the spirit of jamband culture focuses on unique collaborations between artists on the bill. Former Dead members have appeared in some configuration at every running of the festival since it started in 2013, and this year the event tapped stadium-filling offshoot Dead & Company to headline two nights. Among the many callbacks to the songs of Jerry Garcia, the festival included acts ...
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  2. Eric Clapton Readies First Christmas Album

    by , 08-21-2018 at 08:15 AM
    Eric Clapton has announced his first Christmas album Happy Xmas, a collection of seasonal songs that arrives this October.

    The 14-track album boasts popular seasonal favorites like “White Christmas” and “Silent Night” alongside lesser-known Christmas songs and one Clapton-penned original, “For Love on Christmas Day.” Clapton’s rendition of the standard “Jingle Bells” also carries the parenthetical “In Memory of Avicii.”

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  3. Why Don’t We Announce Debut Album ‘8 Letters’

    by , 08-14-2018 at 06:00 AM


    Boy band Why Don’t We have announced their debut album 8 Letters. The full-length LP will arrive on August 31st.
    Why Don’t We’s forthcoming album comes after two years of EP releases from the group, including last year’s Invitation which was the first of their releases to chart on the Billboard 200. To preview their latest, they’ve released the title track, a romantic, smooth power ...
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  4. Janis Joplin’s Breakthrough Album

    by , 08-13-2018 at 02:17 PM
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    Big Brother and the Holding Company were a band before the summer of 1967. They had gigs, fans and even a full-length record ready for release. But all that early history was eclipsed after they took the stage at the Monterey Pop Festival in June for a pair of performances that transformed Janis Joplin & Co. from San Francisco scenesters to cultural giants. Joplin herself would describe the weekend as “one of the highest points of my life.” The lonely ...
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  5. Shania Twain - “Life’s About to Get Good”

    by , 07-25-2018 at 02:28 PM
    Shania Twain entered Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena Saturday night walking through the crowd like a prizefighter headed to the ring. The capacity crowd erupted at the sight of the pop-country royal as a drummer in the middle of the floor pounded out the rhythm to Queen’s jock jam “We Will Rock With You.” That incessant beat bled into the bouncy opening of Twain’s own personal victory song, “Life’s About to Get Good,” as she took the stage and stood triumphantly to perform the track off her 2017 comeback ...
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