XPN MusicNotes: Watch Courtney Barnett perform on Colbert, Blondie and The Pixies added to NYC Bowie Tribute Shows, & Foals is taking a break

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Courtney Barnett | Photo By Noah Silvestry for WXPN | silvestography.com

She may have missed out on the Best New Artist of the Year Grammy but Courtney Barnett is a hit with nearly anyone who’s seen or heard her music. Check out Courtney’s live-performance of “Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go to the Party” on last night’s  Late Show With Stephen Colbert.

Deborah Harry, Blondie, Mumford & Sons, & The Pixies have been added to the New York David Bowie Tribute Shows.

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David Bowie | Photo by Jimmy King | courtesy of the artist

The David Bowie tribute/memorial show in New York City has expanded into 2 shows with more artists. Originally a one-off show at Carnegie Hall, it’s now grown to a second night at Radio City Music Hall. Debbie Harry will now be performing a solo set March 31st at the Carnegie Hall concert, as well as a set with Blondie on April 1st at Radio City Music Hall. Both nights are set to include Mumford and Sons, Bette Midler and the Pixies. New additions include Heart’s Nancy Wilson joining her sister and former bandmate Ann Wilson at both shows. And Michael Stipe of R.E.M. will join the Radio City concert after previously being announced for only the Carnegie Hall performance.

Looks like the band Foals is going on hiatus before making a new record. Frontman Yannis Philipakis told the NME Awards last night that “there’s no rush to record a new album…We need to live life again, that’s always beneficial to making a record.” Foals released their 4th album ‘What Went Down’ in August of last year.

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