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    Jimmy Fallon, Miley Cyrus & The Roots Sing “We Can’t Stop” (A Cappella)

    Jimmy, Miley, and The Roots perform a totally a cappella version of “We Can’t Stop.”

    (via mccoyblood)

     
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    Cyrus, who is about to turn 21 in November, is young enough that her frame of reference for pop music has always been dominated by hip-hop. She’s also from a generational cohort that has grown up on social media and is conditioned to share culture in a performative way. Think of it like Tumblr’s reblog function — where what you share with others represents how you want people to think of you, even if what you’re sharing isn’t necessarily who you are. This mentality disrupts a lot of the self-consciousness earlier generations have had about cultural borders. Miley — and many, many, many other artists and music fans around her age — aren’t “not seeing color” as Jay Z says, but they’re not seeing race as a boundary they can’t cross, or something they can’t freely integrate into their own identity. Miley isn’t actively trying to be a cultural imperialist, and she has no statement to make other than “I really like this!”
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    Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright (Bob Dylan cover) - Gregory and the Hawk

     
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    "Lonesome" - Dr. Dog

    (live on KEXP, 2012)

     
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    Sarah Larson on the Violent Femmes’ first show in Manhattan since 2004: http://nyr.kr/17EqIlk

    “Ritchie played the bass riff that begins ‘Blister in the Sun,’ and the crowd erupted… The band’s performance had a relaxed, almost perfunctory quality; it was neither as rousing nor as…

    (Source: newyorker.com)

     
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    Bach: ‘Sonata No. 1 in G minor - I. Adagio’ - Chris Thile

    (live)

     
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    Okkervil River kicked off their tour this weekend with a set at the Boston Calling festival. Here’s a video of the band performing “It Was My Season” , one of the very best tracks from their brand new record, The Silver Gymnasium, at the festival…

     
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Andrea DenHoed on the haunting quality of a slowed-down version of Dolly Parton’s “Jolene”: http://nyr.kr/15cnqlH

“Many of her songs float lightly on dark currents—if you scan her compositions from the past fifty years, you’ll find plenty of dying children, abandoned women, and paralyzing poverty dished up in catchy tunes and warbling tones.”

Photograph by David Redfern/Getty.

    newyorker:

    Andrea DenHoed on the haunting quality of a slowed-down version of Dolly Parton’s “Jolene”: http://nyr.kr/15cnqlH

    Many of her songs float lightly on dark currents—if you scan her compositions from the past fifty years, you’ll find plenty of dying children, abandoned women, and paralyzing poverty dished up in catchy tunes and warbling tones.

    Photograph by David Redfern/Getty.

    (Source: newyorker.com)

     
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Watch The National perform acoustic arrangements of four songs from its new album, Trouble Will Find Me, at the Tiny Desk.

    nprmusic:

    Watch The National perform acoustic arrangements of four songs from its new album, Trouble Will Find Me, at the Tiny Desk.

     
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    via The AV Club:

    Everyone in The National is a total Deadhead, which helps to explain how those guys could play “Sorrow” for six straight hours at MoMA. They band has talked before about bridging the gap between fans of the legendary jam band and the indie-rock set with a charity compilation, and that idea has now evolved into an actual project. In a new interview with Radio.com, Bryce Dessner and Matt Berninger discussed the status of its Grateful Dead tribute album, noting that Bon Iver, Vampire Weekend, Kurt Vile, and The War On Drugs have all agreed to contribute tracks. Dessner also mentioned getting calls from Fucked Up and Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth. There’s no official release date yet, but it’s expected to be out sometime in 2014.