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MusicTHE XX'S I SEE YOU OUT NOW
I See You, the long awaited third album from The xx, is out today on Young Turks. Stream and download it here.

I See You marks a new era for the London trio of Romy Madley Croft, Oliver Sim and Jamie Smith, both sonically and in terms of process. The album was recorded between March 2014 and August 2016 in New York, Marfa, Reykjavik, Los Angeles and London, and produced by Jamie Smith and Rodaidh McDonald.
MusicSTURGILL SIMPSON PERFORMS ON “SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE”
Sturgill Simpson performed “Keep It Between The Lines” and “Call To Arms” on the January 14 episode of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” with host Felicity Jones.
MusicLORI MCKENNA NOMINATED FOR FOUR GRAMMY AWARDS
Lori McKenna is nominated as both a songwriter and artist at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards. Her four nominations include “Best Country Song” for her solo-penned, No. 1 hit “Humble and Kind” (Tim McGraw), “Best Americana Album” for her acclaimed new album The Bird & The Rifle, and “Best American Roots Song” and “Best American Roots Performance” for “Wreck You” from The Bird & The Rifle. The awards show will be broadcast live on CBS from L.A.’s Staples Center on Sunday, February 12 at 8/7c.
MusicCHRIS STAPLETON WINS “MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR” AND “MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR” AT THE 50TH ANNUAL CMA AWARDS
Chris Stapleton won “Male Vocalist of the Year” and “Music Video of the Year” (“Fire Away”) at The 50th Annual CMA Awards. This marks Stapleton’s second consecutive Male Vocalist win and his first for Music Video. In addition to the two honors, Stapleton was joined by special guest Dwight Yoakam for a rousing rendition of Ray Charles and Willie Nelson’s 1984 hit “Seven Spanish Angels” alongside full string and horn sections.
MusicTOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS’ 40TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR TICKETS ON SALE TODAY
Tickets for Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers40th Anniversary Tour go on sale today (except for the two concerts at New York City’s Forest Hills Stadium). The primarily U.S. tour, produced by Live Nation, will begin on April 20, 2017 in Oklahoma City and continues throughout the summer with more dates, including on the west coast, still to be announced.
MusicPHILIP GLASS’S CELEBRATORY 80TH BIRTHDAY SEASON BEGINS JANUARY 2017
One of America’s most esteemed composers, Philip Glass, celebrates his 80th birthday this January, a milestone that will be marked by a year of notable performances and events encompassing every facet of his career—opera, chamber music, orchestra music, dance, theatre works and more. Highlights follow, with additional events and honors to be announced throughout the season.
MusicBLACKBERRY SMOKE’S LIKE AN ARROW DEBUTS AT NO. 1 ON BILLBOARD’S COUNTRY AND AMERICANA CHARTS
Blackberry Smoke’s acclaimed new album Like An Arrow debuts this week at No. 1 on both Billboard’s Country Albums and Americana Albums charts as well as No. 3 on Billboard’s Rock Albums chart. Additionally, in the U.K., the album debuts this week at No. 1 on the Rock Albums and Independent Albums charts. This is the band’s second consecutive No. 1 album, following 2015’s Holding All the Roses, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart and No. 8 on the Billboard Rock Albums chart.
MusicNICOLAS JAAR’S SIRENS OUT SEPTEMBER 30
Critically acclaimed Chilean electronic artist and producer Nicolas Jaar’s upcoming full length LP, Sirens, is out digitally September 30 and on CD and vinyl October 14 via Jaar’s own Other People label. The album—which consists of six tracks that each flow seamlessly into the next—is Jaar’s most topically cohesive and politically-minded record to date. Sirens is available for pre-order at https://store.other-people.net/ and via iTunes at http://smarturl.it/nj_sirens_itunes.
MusicMAJOR LAZER’S “COLD WATER” REACHES #1 ON TOP 40
Major Lazer’s “Cold Water” featuring Justin Bieber and reaches #1 on the Top 40 airplay chart this week. The global smash debuted at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 with more than 566 million streams and more than 602,000 songs sold to date since its June release. The track reached #1 on iTunes in 68 countries immediately following its release and topped both the Spotify Global and U.S. Charts.
MusicREGINA SPEKTOR PERFORMS ON PBS’ “CHARLIE ROSE”
In celebration of her critically acclaimed new record Remember Us To Life, out now on Sire/Warner Bros. Records, Regina Spektor performed the album tracks “Older and Taller” and “Grand Hotel” on PBS’ “Charlie Rose” last night. Watch/share her interview and performances HERE.
MusicDREEZY’S NO HARD FEELINGS OUT NOW TO CRITICAL ACCLAIM
Rising Chicago vocalist, rapper and songwriter Dreezy’s debut album No Hard Feelings is out now on Interscope and receiving critical acclaim. Pitchfork calls it “a fully-formed offering that seamlessly balances rugged raps with pristine pop songs…and tender slow jams,” continuing, “Dreezy is as accomplished a vocalist as she is a lyricist, with a glossy tone that rises as painlessly into falsetto as it does a playful squeal.” The FADER says “The Chicago [MC] sounds great as part of a duet, whether trading bars or flexing her considerable vocal skills, but she also sounds outstanding on her own,” while XXL praises her “potent punchlines, R&B tendencies and a backbone tougher than the neighborhood she comes from.”
MusicBOB WEIR ADDS SPRING TOUR DATES WITH THE CAMPFIRE BAND
Bob Weir & The Campfire Band have confirmed new April tour dates making stops in Dallas, Austin, New Orleans and Mobile. The Campfire Band is comprised of Weir, Aaron Dessner, Bryan Devendorf, Scott Devendorf, Josh Kaufman, Steve Kimock and Jon Shaw. VIP packages are available and every online ticket order comes with one (1) physical CD of Weir’s newest album Blue Mountain. See below for full dates and visit HERE for further ticketing information.
MusicGIBNEY DANCE 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION CONTINUES WITH FALL 2016 SEASON
As part of its celebratory 25th Anniversary year, Gibney Dance announces today its Fall 2016 Season featuring signature series Making Space, DoublePlus and Sorry I Missed Your Show, a Gibney Dance Company residency in Rwanda as part of the organization’s Global Community Action program, a full season of Gallery Exhibitions, plus the premiere of a brand new work by Gibney Dance CEO & Artistic Director Gina Gibney, Folding In. Set for eight performances November 2–12, the piece marks the choreographer’s first evening-length work since 2013, and the first to be performed by the newly re-envisioned Gibney Dance Company: Associate Artistic Director Amy Miller and Artistic Associates Natsuki Arai, Nigel Campbell, Kassandra Cruz, Devin Oshiro and Brandon Welch.
MusicWARPAINT PERFORM “NEW SONG” ON “THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON”
Acclaimed L.A. foursome Warpaint performed their hit “New Song” on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonDecember 16—watch the performance in full here.

MusicJOHN PAUL WHITE CONFIRMS WEST COAST TOUR DATES
In support of Beulah, his first solo effort in nearly a decade, John Paul White is set to tour the West Coast in January. White is currently on tour throughout the Midwestern U.S.
MusicDWIGHT YOAKAM PERFORMS ON “THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT”
Acclaimed country icon Dwight Yoakam performed “Gone (That’ll Be Me)” from his new album Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars… Wednesday night on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”—watch/share the segment HERE. Yoakam’s performance oif “What I Don’t Know” from the Americana Music Association Honors & Awards show will air in a special episode of Austin City Limits Presents on PBS on November 19. Today, Rolling Stone Country premiered the video proclaiming “The peaks and valleys of Yoakam’s lead vocals are just one of the thrilling elements of the Kentucky native’s vintage Flatt & Scruggs-inspired spin on the tune. Running a close second are the tight harmonies and sterling musicianship of the bluegrass vets joining him onstage…” See the post HERE and share HERE.
MusicBJÖRK: VULNICURA LIVE AVAILABLE NOW VIA ONE LITTLE INDIAN
A live version of Björk’s highly-acclaimed eighth studio album Vulnicura is available now worldwide.

The record is a collection of fourteen songs selected and mixed by Björk, Arca and Chris Elms that were recorded on the critically acclaimed Vulnicura tour. As well as original Vulnicura tracks, it includes new versions of Björk songs including “Come To Me,” “Undo” and “I See Who You Are” by Arca and Bjork, and “Mutual Core” and “Mouth Mantra” by The Haxan Cloak and Björk.

MusicJUSTICE’S “FIRE” VIDEO DEBUTS TODAY
The Grammy Award-winning duo Justice premieres the Susan Sarandon-starring video for their new single, “Fire,” today. The perfect soundtrack for an everlasting summer —watch it here.
MusicKELSEY LU TO TOUR NORTH AMERICA THIS FALL
Rising artist and multi-instrumentalist Kelsey Lu will tour North America this fall, playing select, very special dates with Sampha and joining his band on cello. Stops include New York’s Baby’s All Right October 25 and Los AngelesPalace Theater November 1 as part of the Red Bull Sound Select series.
MusicMØ TO PERFORM “FINAL SONG” ON “THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON” SEPTEMBER 20
Rising Danish vocalist, songwriter and producer will appear on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” September 20 to perform her latest track “Final Song.” The track was co-written by Noonie Bao (Charli XCX, Carly Rae Jepson) and produced by MNEK (Beyoncé, Zara Larsson)—watch the “Final Song” video here. MØ previously appeared on “The Tonight Show” with Major Lazer in 2015 to perform their smash hit “Lean On.”
MusicAARON NEVILLE PERFORMS “HARD TO BELIEVE” ON THE TODAY SHOW
American music legend Aaron Neville performs “Hard To Believe” on the Today Show, watch his performance here: http://smarturl.it/an_todayshow. Additionally, Neville debuts a lyric video for his track “Stompin’ Ground,” which he calls “a musical love letter to his city.” Watch the video here: http://smarturl.it/an_stompinggroundvid
MusicTORY LANEZ’S THE NEW TORONTO 2 AND CHIXTAPE 4 OUT NOW
Breakout star Tory Lanez caps off a banner year with two new mixtapes, The New Toronto 2 and Chixtape 4, out now. Download both at thenewtoronto2.com

Lanez, who played more than 200 shows in 2016, is nominated for Best R&B Song for his Platinum-certified smash “LUV” at the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards.
MusicFLUME NOMINATED FOR TWO 2017 GRAMMY AWARDS FOR BEST DANCE/ELECTRONIC ALBUM AND BEST DANCE RECORDING
Acclaimed Australian producer Flume is nominated for Best Dance/Electronic Album for Skin and Best Dance Recording for his Double Platinum hit “Never Be Like You” featuring Kai at the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards, set to air Sunday, February 12, 2017.