Wednesday April 11th 2012, 2:56 am
Snapshot: Bob Dylan
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Bob Dylan in 1970

Wednesday April 11th 2012, 2:52 am
Video of the Day: Michael Kiwanuka, Ben Howard, Ben Lovett and The Staves
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YouTube Preview ImageCommunion Records- Over The Hill

Communion Records artists Michael Kiwanuka, Ben Howard, Mumford and Son’s Ben Lovett, The Staves and Bear’s Den Johannes playing John Martyn’s “Over The Hill” at Cacophony Recorders in Austin, TX during SXSW. Filmed by Marcus Hainey, Ty Johnson, Kelly Teacher.

Tuesday April 10th 2012, 4:05 pm
In Living Color: Deer Tick at The Garage (+ free MP3)
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Deer Tick

Deer Tick played a packed out show at The Garage last Wednesday night in support of the UK release of their latest record, Divine Providence. I’ve had the pleasure of watching the band since they first emerged on the scene in 2007 and have seen them play live at almost every stage of their career’s progression: from a tiny coffee shop in Austin, Texas (for War Elephant) and a dusty desert outside of Joshua Tree (for Born on Flag Day) to their holding court at the Henry Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles (for The Black Dirt Sessions) and now, at this latest gig (for Divine Providence) at The Garage in London.

Deer Tick

What’s struck me most about Deer Tick is that every time I’ve seen them they have completely surprised me. Some bands you can watch for 10 years and they always have the same tricks up their sleeve. But not them. Not Deer Tick. Though you can still hear traces of the ol’ bedroom recordings in their new tunes, life on the road these past 5 years has slowly but surely seeped into their sound and turned the one-man folk-tinged project into an all-out, bar-room power rock group.

Tuesday April 10th 2012, 2:13 pm
Video of the Day: Laura Marling
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YouTube Preview ImageLaura Marling- Once

Laura Marling performing a new tune called “Once” live at the Southbank Centre in London for 6 Music’s 10th birthday celebrations on March 16, 2012.

Tuesday April 10th 2012, 1:47 pm
Snapshot: Elvis Presley
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Elvis Presley baseball

Friday April 06th 2012, 8:40 am
Video of the Day: Steve Goodman
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YouTube Preview Image Steve Goodman – A Dying Cubs Fan’s Last Request

Happy Opening Day! Steve Goodman, songwriter of tunes such as “City of New Orleans,” (made famous by Arlo Guthrie) laments the sadness of being a Cubs fan. But don’t worry futuristic Cubbie fans, Doc Brown promises us it’ll happen in 2015.

Wednesday April 04th 2012, 6:07 am
Snapshot: Nedra and Ronnie of the Ronettes
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Wednesday April 04th 2012, 6:03 am
Video of the Day: John McCauley of Deer Tick
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YouTube Preview ImageJohn McCauley of Deer Tick – Dead Flowers (Rolling Stones cover)

John McCauley of Deer Tick performing the Rolling Stones’ “Dead Flowers” live for Rollo & Grady Sessions in Los Angeles on November 2, 2011. Additional covers of Neil Young’s “Out On The Weekend” and Nirvana’s “Apologies” are after the jump. If you happen to be in London tonight, head over to the Relentless Garage near Highbury and Islington to catch Deer Tick perform. Tickets are just £12 with Danny & The Champions Of The World supporting. The band also just announced a major US tour this summer, including dates in Los Angeles, Chicago, Portland and more. Click here for the details.

Tuesday April 03rd 2012, 11:01 am
Snapshot: Richard Manuel
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Today marks what would have been the great Richard Manuel’s 69th birthday.  Not only did Richard give us years and years of amazing music with The Band, but he also co-wrote the tune that gave us our name, “When You Awake”. Happy Birthday, Richard!

Tuesday April 03rd 2012, 10:12 am
Video of the Day: Terry Reid
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YouTube Preview ImageTerry Reid- Superlungs My Supergirl

Terry Reid performing Donovan’s “Superlungs My Supergirl” live on December 31, 1969 in Bremen, Germany.