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MusicCHRIS STAPLETON ON THE “JOE ROGAN EXPERIENCE”
Chris Stapleton was a guest on yesterday’s “Joe Rogan Experience” podcast. Listen to the full interview HERE.

The appearance continues to celebrate Stapleton’s new album, From A Room: Volume 2, which is out now Mercury Records Nashville (purchase digitally and with exclusive limited-edition bundles). Earlier this week, Stapleton performed “Millionaire” on the “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” He also performed a web exclusive version of “Nobody’s Lonely Tonight” on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and joined guest host Chris Pratt for a special duet and interview.
MusicNEW MAJOR LAZER DOCUMENTARY GIVE ME FUTURE DEBUTS TODAY EXCLUSIVELY ON APPLE MUSIC  
Give Me Future, the new documentary film chronicling Major Lazer’s historic concert in downtown Havana, Cuba for 400,000 people makes its worldwide debut today, exclusively on Apple Music—watch it here.  

MusicBRENT COBB NOMINATED FOR GRAMMY AWARD
Brent Cobb is nominated for Best Americana Album at the 60th GRAMMY Awards for his major label debut, Shine On Rainy Day.

Produced by Grammy Award winning producer Dave Cobb, Shine On Rainy Day was released last year to overwhelming acclaim on Low Country Sound/Elektra Records. Of the album, The Tennessean declares, “…an outstanding piece of work and a collection of true, country songs,” while WXPN World Café asserts, “…a gorgeous solo album that promises to place him in the top echelon of this century’s young troubadours…”
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 NEW ALBUM UTOPIA OUT NOW ON ONE LITTLE INDIAN
Björk’s ninth studio album, Utopia is out now via One Little Indian Records, and is available for purchase (including cryptocurrency) at https://bjork.lnk.to/utopia.
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’S “THE MOTHER” PREMIERES TODAY

Brandi Carlile’s new song, “The Mother,” is premiering today (listen/share HERE). Of the song, Carlile explains, “‘Welcome to the end of being alone inside your mind…’ To some, this sounds like the realization of their most sacred dreams—true companionship. For some, this sacrifice is too much to bear and requires its own brand of radical forgiveness. For the most part and for me, it’s equal measures of both. I am not just a mother, but it’s all that I am.”
MusicJANE BIRKIN TO PERFORM AT CARNEGIE HALL FEBRUARY 1 AS PART OF EXTENSIVE INTERNATIONAL TOUR
Actress, singer, songwriter and fashion icon Jane Birkin will perform Birkin/Gainsbourg: Le symphonique— her tribute to late husband Serge Gainsbourg— with a symphonic orchestra at Carnegie Hall on February 1. The concert marks Birkin’s first U.S. performance since 2011 and is part of an extensive international concert tour that has seen her playing to full houses in Montreal, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Paris and London, among many other cities. American Express pre-sale is available from September 20 at 10 a.m. to September 21 at 10 p.m., followed by venue/promoter pre-sale on September 21 (10 a.m. to 10 p.m.). Public on-sale begins September 22 at 10 a.m.—all times are Eastern. Tickets available at Carnegiehall.org, by phone at 212.247.7800 and in person at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, located at 881 Seventh Avenue in New York City.
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 PLAYS FIRST EVER SOLO HEADLINE SHOW
Alice Glass is most gratefully basking in the love and enthusiasm she received last night at her first ever solo headline show. Peforming in front of a packed house at Los Angeles’ The Echo— where tickets sold out in only two hours—she played new music from her celebrated debut self-titled EP, for the first time in a live setting. Partway through the set fans showered her on stage with a cascade of white roses which brought Glass to tears.
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’S CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED NEW ALBUM WIDE OPEN OUT TODAY
Wide Open, Michael McDonald’s first new album in nearly a decade, is out today via BMG. Featuring special guests including Warren Haynes, Robben Ford, Marcus Miller and Branford Marsalis, the record is available on  iTunes & Amazon. Follow Michael McDonald on Spotify and Apple Music.
MusicSUPERORGANISM SET 2018 NORTH AMERICAN AND E.U. HEADLINE TOUR
Following a run of highly anticipated and much lauded debut live shows in Europe, Superorganism are set to tour North America and the E.U. next year. Dates kick off Tuesday, March 20 at San Francisco’s Rickshaw Stop, with further dates in Portland, Seattle, Chicago, Boston, Philly and beyond.
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.