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XPN MusicNotes: Watch LCD Soundsystem perform new songs, & see David Byrne and Angélique Kidjo sing Talking Heads’ “Once in a Lifetime”

LCD Soundsystem | still from video

LCD Soundsystem is readying their first new album since 2010’s This is Happening, and on Saturday Night Live this past weekend James Murphy & crew performed a couple of new tunes: “American Dream” and “Call the Police.” Watch the performances below. Continue reading →

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XPN MusicNotes: Watch a new video of Stevie Ray Vaughan mastering an acoustic guitar

Stevie Ray Vaughn | via Guitar World

“I did the best I could with carrying on the flame of rhythm & blues and rock & roll”

-Stevie Ray Vaughan

The late, great Stevie Ray Vaughan played a number of blistering electric Fender Stratocasters in his career, but some recently surfaced vintage video from 1983 shows what Stevie Ray could do to an acoustic guitar. It’s a must-see for any SRV fan. Continue reading →

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XPN MusicNotes: Listen to Spoon’s new song, check out Radiohead’s U.S. tour dates, read about Johnny Rotten’s book

Photo by Tom Hines
Photo by Tom Hines

Spoon has finally confirmed — after much teasing and several false announcements — that their next album will be called Hot Thoughts and will be out March 17. The album will feature 10 songs, including the ones Spoon debuted during a recent show at Antone’s in Austin. The title track out today; you can listen to it below.  Continue reading →