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iTunes top Blues selections this week.

Over 150 independent music venues in New York City are calling for the passing of the bi-partisan Save Our Stages Act and the Restart Acts today, both of which will support indie venues during their on-going financial hardships following to the COVID shutdown. The venues — including  Baby's Alright, the Knitting Factory, the Bitter End…
Author: Brenton Blanchet
Posted: August 4, 2020, 12:00 pm
With live shows currently on the shelf indefinitely, the only way to experience the collaborative nature of a festival is (sadly) through a livestream. One of the best of the year so far was what the Newport Folk Festival put together. The Rhode Island-based event put together some great collaborations, including a befitting finale. …
Author: SPIN Staff
Posted: August 3, 2020, 11:38 pm
Big Joanie offer a fuzzy post-punk facelift to Solange's "Cranes in the Sky" for a new single, out Aug. 14 via Third Man Records. The British trio added distorted guitars and booming drums to their cover. Solange issued the original track as the lead single from her third LP, 2016's A Seat at
Author: Ryan Reed
Posted: August 3, 2020, 9:53 pm
The Streets' Mike Skinner recruited Joe Talbot, frontman of British post-punk act Idles, for his vivid new video for "None of Us Are Getting Out of This Life Alive." The clip finds Skinner posing next to a car against a bright orange sky. Later, he hangs out in the back seat of a golf…
Author: Ryan Reed
Posted: August 3, 2020, 8:54 pm
Arcade Fire marked the 10th anniversary of The Suburbs by sharing a duo performance of the LP's penultimate track, "Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)." The clip, shared Monday on the band's Instagram, first aired as part of their three-song set during a Salesforce livestream. Régine Chassagne sings, dances, and waves pom-poms on a checkered courtyard;…
Author: Ryan Reed
Posted: August 3, 2020, 6:57 pm
Today James Hetfield turns 57 and Jerry Cantrell of Alice in Chains paid tribute to the Metallica frontman, heaping praise on someone he calls "the Godfather." "What makes James such a great frontman is his physical presence," he told Metal Hammer magazine. "Nobody else commands the same kind of respect and attention without it being…
Author: SPIN Staff
Posted: August 3, 2020, 5:46 pm
Thurston Moore, Mark Lanegan, Real Estate and more are paying homage to Galaxie 500 with a new cover series. The new song project coincides and celebrates the vinyl reissue of their live LP, Copenhagen, for Record Store Day and the special release of a limited-edition Dogfish Head Galaxie 500 beer. The project has been…
Author: Emily Tan
Posted: August 3, 2020, 3:31 pm
SPIN’s Untitled Twitch Stream hit some new highs last week with an electrifying performance from Lisa Ramey, an afternoon hangout with Makeout, and more. But honestly, this week might be even better. We'll kick things off today with a full set by the soulful Joy Crookes before jumping into live sets by genre-bending up-and-comer Stay Over,…
Author: Josh Chesler
Posted: August 3, 2020, 3:00 pm
After music icon John Prine died from COVID complications earlier this year, heartwarming tributes from some of his peers, pals and admirers came pouring in. The latest -- a rendition of 1971's "Hello in There" by Roger Waters and Lucius -- ranks up there with some of the best. This version sees the Pink Floyd co-founder…
Author: Brenton Blanchet
Posted: August 3, 2020, 2:57 pm
Beyoncé has one-upped herself as she continues to redefine the "visual album" -- from 2006’s humble B’day anthology to 2013’s world-stopping self-titled and 2016’s powerful journey through womanhood with Lemonade. Now, the megastar has achieved a creative pinnacle with Black Is King. Released this past Friday (July 31) on
Author: Bianca Gracie
Posted: August 3, 2020, 2:35 pm