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  1. John Lydon's new documentary The Public Image Is Rotten reveal trailerRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Music-News.com

    In celebration of Public Image Ltd.'s 40th Anniversary, Abramorama and Verisimilitude have released the first official trailer and poster of the new music documentary The Public Image Is Rotten. The career-spanning documentary, tells the story of music icon John Lydon and his pioneering group PiL with a level of depth and intimacy never before seen.

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  2. See How Johnny Rotten Started Over in Public Image Ltd. Doc TrailerRead the original story

    Tuesday Jun 19 | RollingStone

    'The Public Image Is Rotten,' which opens this fall, also features commentary from Flea, Thurston Moore, Adam Horovitz and others Watch a trailer for 'The Public Image Is Rotten,' a film that chronicles Johnny Rotten's post-Sex Pistols life. Four decades ago this past January, the Sex Pistols broke up in a blaze of glory at the conclusion of their first U.S. tour.

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  3. Music Docs Take Center Stage At Sheffield Doc/Fest As The...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 10 | Deadline

    Music Docs Take Center Stage At Sheffield Doc/Fest As The Fader's 'Summer of '17' In Talks For Linear Series Music documentaries are center stage at this year's Sheffield Doc/Fest with the launch of films including Neil Young-directed Milford Graves Full Mantis and Stuart Swezey's Desolation Center , which opened with a live performance from Sonic Youth frontman Thurston Moore. It also emerged during the festival that The Fader's Tyler The Creator-associated online music doc project Summer of '17 is on the brink of becoming a linear series.

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  4. Thurston Moore / Adam Go??biewski: DisarmRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 8 | All About Jazz

    We must give credit to Thurston Moore because back in the day, at the height of his rock-n-roll superstardom, he turned post-punk fans on to improvisers like , and Masami Akita. Nowadays, as he moves further and further away from rock, the opposite is happening.

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  5. New Concert NewsRead the original story

    Wednesday Jun 6 | Nippertown!

    Body/Head heads into BSP Kingston's Back Room Theater on Friday, July 20 with the Steve Gunn-John Truscinski Duo opening the show at 8pm. Tickets are on sale now priced at $20.

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  6. Kim Gordon, Gang Gang Dance & faUST Set to Perform at LA's Broad Museum Summer Happenings SeriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 5 | Billboard

    The four-part cultural series will showcase more than 35 artists and performers and kicks off June 30, running through September. Since opening in 2015, Los Angeles' Broad Museum has become an important cultural landmark for the city and last week it announced the lineup for the third edition of its Summer Happenings event, combining the museum's collection with performance art and pairings from 35 musical acts curated by prominent taste-makers.

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  7. Warped Tour2012Jesse Fox140Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 5 | Cincinnati CityBeat

    A roundup of Cincinnati summer music festivals in 2018 looks a lot different than one from 10 years ago. A decade ago, outdoor music events were a sign that summertime was upon us, something you'd long for in the cold season - like Putz's Creamy Whip ice cream cones.

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  8. Body/Head - "You Don't Need"Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 4 | Stereogum

    Body/Head's new track "You Don't Need" makes your head throb, and then it soothes you. It's easy to succumb to the white noise.

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  9. Kim Gordon's Body/Head Detail New Album 'The Switch,' TourRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 4 | RollingStone

    Kim Gordon 's Body/Head will return this July with the experimental guitar duo's second studio album The Switch, the follow-up to the former Sonic Youth rocker and Bill Nace's 2013 debut LP Coming Apart .  The Switch features five tracks recorded in the same Massachusetts studio and under the guidance of the same producer as the previous Body/Head album. Ahead of The Switch 's arrival on July 13th, Body/Head have shared "You Don't Need," a five-minute aural assault awash with distorted guitar interplay and Gordon's haunted, manipulated vocals.

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  10. How to get Stephen Malkmus to open up about life and his new album? Take him to a Lakers gameRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 24 | Los Angeles Times

    As the Laker Girls twirled to a thumping dance remix of AC/DC's "Thunderstruck," indie rocker Stephen Malkmus leaned back in his seat at Staples Center and explained a counterintuitive idea: Not enough classic-rock legends have died over the last few years. "More of them need to go," said Malkmus, best known for fronting Pavement.

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  11. Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks' Sparkle Hard Digs Deep and Shines BrightRead the original story w/Photo

    May 21, 2018 | Spin

    "Just right now," Malkmus sings with his trademark sleepy vocals, "I'm not looking for a guy to turn my third place medal into gold." For a guy known for writing dense, cryptic lyrics, this seems about as straight a declaration as you're ever going to get from Malkmus before he indulges in pleasantly meandering guitar solos, a keyboard drone that wouldn't be out of place in the intro to an early Stereolab song, and a chorus of falsetto "doo doo doo" backing vocals.

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  12. The diseased amplifiers and sweet, lethal feedback of Sonic Youth's "Daydream Nation"Read the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2018 | Salon

    Armed to the teeth with song-structures, lyric ideas, and raw creative energy, Sonic Youth entered the studios at Greene Street in the cast-iron, loft-ghetto canyons of Manhattan's Soho district to begin recording "Daydream Nation" in the oppressive late-July heat of 1988: A truly troublesome year, even by modern American standards. Having ushered in a new age of social and political conservatism, Ronald Reagan-that docile, lethal cowpoke-was on his way out of office, soon to be succeeded by the ruthless, patriarchal George H.W. Bush.

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  13. Review: Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks' 'Sparkle Hard' Is ...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2018 | RollingStone

    The greatest story in Nineties indie-rock was watching Pavement grow from boutique noise aesthetes into one of America's truly fine bands. In the 19 years since they closed up shop, it's been equally fun seeing frontman Stephen Malkmus relax into an excellent solo career marked by a warmth, humor and generosity, growing past his early days as the "ironic" "Prince of Slack."

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  14. Glenn BrancaRead the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2018 | Artforum Intl.

    Avant-garde composer and musician Glenn Branca -who influenced countless artists, such as Sonic Youth, John Lurie , and even David Bowie -died on May 14, writes Jake Nevins of The Guardian . He was battling throat cancer.

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  15. Glenn Branca: Remembering the Guitar Hero Who Linked the Symphony to Punk RockRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2018 | RollingStone

    The New York composer and No Wave player, who passed at age 69, created overtones that still shimmer across generations of noise-rockers In 1979, barely into his thirties, Glenn Branca heard his calling. Rushing to prepare for a last-minute gig at New York mainstay Max's Kansas City, he dashed off "Instrumental for Six Guitars," using repeated chords to unlock mesmerizing overtones that blew past his own expectations.

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  16. Influential guitarist Glenn Branca has died, aged 69Read the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2018 | NME

    "Glenn Branca passed away in his sleep last night from throat cancer", said Branca's wife Reg Bloor, in a statement. "I feel grateful to have been able to live and work with such an amazing source of ideas and creativity for the past 18 1/2 years.

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  17. Glenn Branca, RIPRead the original story w/Photo

    May 14, 2018 | Brooklynvegan

    Legendary avant-garde guitarist and composer Glenn Branca has passed away, after a battle with throat cancer. He was 69. As Billboard points out, his wife and collaborator Reg Bloor broke the news on Facebook: I feel grateful to have been able to live and work with such an amazing source of ideas and creativity for the past 18 1/2 years.

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  18. Lee Ranaldo, John Lurie, Cedric Bixler & more artists pay tribute to Glenn BrancaRead the original story w/Photo

    May 14, 2018 | Brooklynvegan

    Today came the sad news that avant-garde guitarist and composer Glenn Branca passed away . Glenn inspired so much great music over the years, so it's no surprise that tributes are pouring in from all different types of musicians.

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  19. Glenn Branca, Experimental Guitarist and Composer, Dead at 69Read the original story w/Photo

    May 14, 2018 | RollingStone

    Glenn Branca, avant-garde composer, experimental guitarist and integral figure in the New York No Wave scene, died Sunday at the age of 69. Glenn Branca, an avant-garde composer, experimental guitarist and integral figure in the New York No Wave scene, died Sunday after a battle with lung cancer. He was 69. Branca's wife Reg Bloor announced Granca's death on social media.

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  20. Avant-Garde Composer And Guitarist Glenn Branca Dies At 69Read the original story w/Photo

    May 14, 2018 | Stereogum

    Glenn Branca, the New York composer whose clangorous guitar compositions inspired a few generations of avant-garde music and underground rock, has died. Branca's wife and collaborator Reg Bloor announced on Facebook that Branca died of throat cancer in his sleep last night.

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