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MusicCHRIS STAPLETON’S FROM A ROOM: VOLUME 2 DEBUTS AT #1 ON BILLBOARD COUNTRY ALBUMS CHART
Chris Stapleton’s From A Room: Volume 2 debuts this week at #1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart and #2 on the Billboard 200 chart. This is Stapleton’s second album to debut atop the Country Albums chart this year. Stapleton’s previous two solo albums—From A Room: Volume 1 and Traveller—are #3 and #4 respectively on this week’s Country Albums chart.
MusicMAJOR LAZER DEBUTS SPANISH LANGUAGE “SUA CARA” REMIX, “EN LA CARA” FEATURING KAROL G 
Major Lazer debuts a Spanish language remix of their smash hit “Sua Cara” today—listen to “En La Cara” featuring Colombian reggaeton star Karol G here. The original version, featuring Brazilian vocalists Anitta and Pabllo Vittar, has been streamed more than 480 million times since its release earlier this year on Major Lazer’s surprise EP Know No Better.
MusicBRENT COBB EXTENDS U.S. HEADLINE TOUR
Grammy nominated singer, songwriter and performer Brent Cobb will extend his “Ain’t A Road Too Long” tour including newly confirmed stops in Houston, Austin, Dallas, Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle and Denver among many others. Tickets for the new shows go on sale this Friday, January 19 at 10:00am local time.
MusicJOAN BAEZ’S NEW ALBUM WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND OUT MARCH 2
Whistle Down The Wind, the highly anticipated new album from Joan Baez, will be released March 2 via Bobolink / Razor & Tie Records and will be available for pre-order beginning this Friday, January 12.
MusicR.E.M. UNVEIL AUTOMATIC UNEARTHED DOCUMENTARY DETAILING THE MAKING OF AUTOMATIC FOR THE PEOPLE
As Athens, GA rock icons R.E.M.’s landmark Automatic For The People celebrates its 25th anniversary, the band has reissued the newly-remastered album on a variety of formats via Craft Recordings. These include a deluxe four-disc edition featuring previously unreleased demos, the only live-show from the era from the 40 Watt Club in Athens and the record mixed in the revolutionary new Dolby Atmos format by original producer Scott Litt and engineer Clif Norrell.
Music BJÖRK RELEASES TWO REMIXES OF 'BLISSING ME'
Björk has released two remixes of the track ‘Blissing Me’, from the current album ‘Utopia’; one which strips back the existing layers of song to purely her voice and a harp arrangement by herself, and another by the enigmatic artist serpentwithfeet who has gifted his heavenly gospel tones to the track.
MusicJOHN PRINE CONFIRMS 2018 TOUR DATES

Legendary singer, songwriter and performer John Prine will embark on a select series of tour dates in 2018. The tour includes a very special co-headline show at New York’s Radio City Music Hall on April 13 with Sturgill Simpson (solo) as well as dates at Philadelphia’s Merriam Theatre on April 14, Chicago’s Chicago Theatre on April 27, San Francisco’s Warfield on May 24 and Norfolk’s Chrysler Hall on June 2 among others. Tickets will be available for pre-sale beginning Wednesday, December 6 with general on-sale starting Friday, December 8.
MusicBRANDI CARLILE PERFORMS ON KCRW’S “MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC”

Brandi Carlile visited KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic” yesterday and performed several new songs from her forthcoming album By The Way, I Forgive You including the album’s first single, “The Joke,” as well as an exclusive cover of Crosby, Stills & Nash’s “Hopelessly Hoping.” Listen to and watch the entire session HERE.
MusicSPECIAL LIMITED EDITION OF JANE BIRKIN’S TRIBUTE TO LATE HUSBAND SERGE GAINSBOURG, BIRKIN/GAINSBOURG: LE SYMPHONIQUE, OUT NOVEMBER 10
A special limited edition version of actress, singer, songwriter and fashion icon Jane Birkin’s orchestral album tribute to late husband Serge Gainsbourg, Birkin/Gainsbourg: Le symphonique, is set for release November 10. In addition to the critically acclaimed studio album, the deluxe package contains a second disc with a live Japanese concert recording, as well as a DVD of a brand new film created and narrated by Birkin herself, Mes images privées de Serge [My Private Images of Serge], composed of never-before-seen film footage of the couple and their time together. This very limited deluxe edition may be purchased HERE.
MusicKAMASI WASHINGTON’S HARMONY OF DIFFERENCE OUT NOW ON YOUNG TURKS
Following his universally acclaimed debut album The Epic, Kamasi Washington’s Harmony of Difference is out now via Young Turks. Get the new EP, which The New York Times hails as “a liberation theology for fearsome times” on digital formats, CD and limited 12” vinyl via http://y-t-r.co/harmonyofdifference.
MusicALICE GLASS DEBUTS “FORGIVENESS” VIDEO TODAY
Alice Glass debuts a new video for “Forgiveness” today—watch it here. Taken from her self-titled solo EP, the video was directed by Lindsey Mann. Alice Glass, written by Glass with additional writing and production by Jupiter Keyes (formerly of HEALTH), is out now to great critical acclaim.
MusicMHD’S “AFRO TRAP PT. 9 (FAUT LES WET)” VIDEO PREMIERES ON THE FADER
MHD’s video for his global hit, “Afro Trap Pt. 9 (Faut les wet),” premieres today on The FADER— watch and share here. Of the video, The FADER says, “In his nine-part Afro Trap series, the 22-year-old Parisian integrates tightly-wound southern hip-hop with the eclectic rhythms of afro-pop, with DIY-feeling videos that jubilantly celebrate diasporic life in the French capital.” The track has over two million streams to date.
MusicSTURGILL SIMPSON TO JOIN GUNS N’ ROSES ON SELECT STADIUM TOUR DATES THIS AUGUST
Sturgill Simpson will join Guns N’ Roses on select stadium tour dates this August including Denver’s Mile High Stadium on August 2, Little Rock’s AR War Memorial Stadium on August 5 and Miami’s Marlins Stadium on August 8.
Music“WE SEE YOU - BERLIN"
In November 2016—just over a year ago to the day—The xx’s Romy Madly Croft, Oliver Sim and Jamie Smith announced their return with a brand new single ‘On Hold’ and news of a third full length album, I See You. Recorded between New York, Marfa TX, Reykjavik, Los Angeles and London, and released in January 2017, I See You would go on to become a huge critical and commercial success, building on the achievements of The xx’s two previous albums, xx and Coexist. The xx’s three albums now have now sold over 4 million copies between them.
MusicPHILIP GLASS TO HOLD RICHARD AND BARBARA DEBS COMPOSER’S CHAIR AT CARNEGIE HALL FOR 2017–2018 SEASON
In celebration of his 80th birthday year, esteemed American composer Philip Glass has been appointed to hold the Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair at Carnegie Hall for the 2017–2018 season. The yearlong residency will present performances that feature both Glass classics and premieres: American Composers Orchestra dedicates a program to composers inspired by Glass; the Philip Glass Ensemble and the San Francisco Girls Chorus perform his groundbreaking but rarely performed masterpiece, Music with Changing Parts, as part of the citywide festival The ‘60s: The Years that Changed America; notable premieres include a string quartet for the JACK Quartet and arrangements by composer Nico Muhly of lesser-known Glass songs—both Carnegie Hall commissions; additionally, the Louisiana Philharmonic and Pacific Symphony both make their Carnegie Hall debuts in programs selected, in part, by Glass in response to invitations extended to U.S. orchestras to submit programs that place important works by the composer in illuminating contexts. Full details on the residency may be found at http://www.carnegiehall.org/glass/.
MusicMICHAEL MCDONALD PERFORMS ON “THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON,” FEATURES ON CBS “SUNDAY MORNING”
Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter and five-time Grammy Award winner Michael McDonald performed his single “Find It In Your Heart” on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Friday night; watch/share the performance at http://bit.ly/2BHNGQ0. The track appears on Wide Open, McDonald’s first new album in nearly a decade (out now via BMG).
MusicSUPERORGANISM’S SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM OUT MARCH 2 ON DOMINO
The debut, self-titled album from breakout stars Superorganism is set for release March 2 on Domino. After its premiere as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record in the World on BBC Radio 1, the band today unveils a new track from the album alongside a self-directed video—listen to/watch “Everybody Wants To Be Famoushere. Superorganism is available for pre-order here on physical formats, and here digitally.
Music“SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE” ALUMNI SASHEER ZAMATA AND NOEL WELLS DISCUSS MR. ROOSEVELT ON THE TALKHOUSE PODCAST
This week on the Talkhouse Podcast, former “Saturday Night Live” cast member Sasheer Zamata speaks with fellow SNL alum Noël Wells about Wells’ debut feature as writer-director and star, Mr. Roosevelt. Listen HERE.