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Paul Simon’s Graceland To Celebrate 25th Anniversary With Documentary and Box Set

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The 25th anniversary of Graceland, Paul Simon’s groundbreaking album will be commemorated with musical and film celebrations stretching into the summer.

Following its Sundance Film Festival premiere, the Joe Berlinger-directed documentary “Under African Skies,” chronicling the creation and lasting influence of Graceland, will have its US television premiere on A & E this spring. In May, “Under African Skies” will screen at several festivals worldwide and enjoy a limited theatrical engagement in New York and Los Angeles, beginning May …

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Questlove’s Curated Shuffle Culture at BAM To Feature Deerhoof, Reggie Watts, Sasha Grey

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Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson—DJ, producer, music journalist, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon bandleader, and drummer for the Grammy Award-winning hip-hop group The Roots—brings his wide-ranging musical experience to BAM for a two-night engagement.

Sharing the stage is the critically acclaimed psychedelic avant-rock group Deerhoof, beatboxing hip-hop a capella artist Rahzel, jazz pianist-composer and soundtrack creator D.D. Jackson, electronic sound shaper Jeremy Ellis, new music chamber orchestra Metropolis Ensemble, actress-model-musician Sasha Grey, the brilliant, unpredictable comedian-musician Reggie Watts, the noise band …

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Balam Acab To Tour This Spring with Active Child

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Balam Acab announces a co-headlining North American tour with Active Child this Spring. Balam Acab (aka Alec Koone) will tour in support of his debut LP Wander/Wonder released in 2011 on Tri Angle Records.

Wander/Wonder is a mysterious and genuinely haunting record that seems to exist in a world all of it’s own making, balanced between the ecstatic ‘wonder’ referenced in the title and something altogether more indefinable and uncertain of itself, like shards of light flickering through a blanket …

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Eastbound and Down Soundtrack Set For April 24th Release

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“When my ass was 19 years old, I changed the face of professional baseball. Everyone wanted a piece of my s#*t. Just a man with a mind for victory and an arm like a f@^%*ing cannon. But sometimes when you bring the thunder, you get lost in the storm.”- Kenny Powers

“Each track is hand-picked by The Man himself. That’s right. This is the music that Kenny Powers rocks out to when he’s getting ready in the morning. This is …

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Third Man Records Launch New Jack White Flexi-Discs Via 1000 Balloon Launch

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Three weeks prior to the April 24 release of his debut album Blunderbuss (Third Man Records/Columbia), Third Man Records has premiered the as yet unreleased Jack White album track “Freedom at 21” exclusively via 1000 flexi-disc records attached to helium balloons launched from the label headquarters in Nashville on April 1st, 2012: http://youtu.be/szoIcNykCc0

Envisioned as an experiment exploring non-traditional forms of record distribution and a way to get records in the hands of people who don’t visit record shops, the …

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White Rabbits 3/16 SXSW Hype Hotel Photos

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Brooklyn-based rock band White Rabbits made a brief visit to SXSW last month and played the Hype Hotel. The band’s about to release their upcoming album Milk Famous and will be performing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Our photographer Phil DeSimone caught the band live and took some great shots. Check them out below: