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Lollapalooza is (Virtually) On!

Published 8 days ago by AJ Edmonds

Put on your festival gear! Lollapalooza 2020 will be held virtually as “Lola2020,” a festival livestream, on YouTube, July 30-August 2. It will highlight a mix of iconic past performances from Paul McCartney, LCD Soundsystem Chance the Rapper, Metallica, OutKast and Arcade Fire, as well as many other acts. New performances for "Lolla2020" include a live virtual set from Alison Wonderland as well as performances by H.E.R., Kali Uchis, Louis the Child, Vic Mensa and Yungblud.

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With a Twist of Lana

Published 8 days ago by AJ Edmonds

Lana Del Rey’s anticipated follow up to her acclaimed 2019 Album, “ Norman F***ing Rockwell” is, in fact, not an album. Well, it’s kind of an album, but not what you’d expect. An, EP then? No, it’s an audiobook! “Violet Bent Over Backwards in the Grass,” is a spoken word recording of 14 poems by Lana Del Rey accompanied by music from award winning songwriter/producer Jack Antonoff who produced Lana’s “ Norman...” album.

“Violet Bent Backwards Over The Grass” has been released as an audiobook download
and is coming October 2 on CD, Vinyl and Picture Disc. Here’s the track listing:

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ADVANCED MUSIC HISTORY Cheat Sheet for July 28

Published 9 days ago by Jim Nelson

BORN


MARC PERLMAN of The Jayhawks
MIKE BLOOMFIELD of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band/The Electric Flag
RICK WRIGHT of Pink Floyd
SIMON KIRKE of Bad Company/Free

 

THIS HAPPENED


In 1958, Billboard magazine warned that driving along listening to rock & roll music could “cost the motorist money.” Researchers from the Esso gas company said the rhythm of rock & roll could cause the driver to be foot heavy on the pedal, making them waste fuel.

In 1970, The Australian western film Ned Kelly opened, marking Mick Jagger’s acting debut.

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Hear At Home with Norah Jones

Published 9 days ago by Nic Harcourt

Hear At Home with Norah Jones


For this Hear At Home episode, 88.5 FM's Nic Harcourt talks with Norah Jones from her home. Jones tells us how she handles her life staying at home. She explains the title of her new album, Pick Me Up Off The Floor and the process of creating it.

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UPCOMING CONCERTS

Sat, Aug 29 Banc of California Stadium / Los Angeles
The Killers
Fri, Sep 25 Wiltern / Los Angeles
A-Ha
Wed, Dec 2 Ace Theater / Los Angeles
Nathaniel Rateliff
Fri, Dec 4 Ace Theater / Los Angeles
Nathaniel Rateliff
Thu, Jun 10 The Orpheum / Los Angeles
Boz Scaggs