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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 →

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Something Radiohead is happening at Repo, Creep, Main Street Music and more on June 17th

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Radiohead | photos by Alex Lake | courtesy of the artist

Over the weekend, arty alt-rock icons Radiohead – in the most Radiohead of ways – announced a “unique event” on Friday, June 17th that will be streamed to a network of record stores globally.

Philly stores participating in Live From A Moon Shaped Pool are Repo Records on South Street, Creep Records in Northern Liberties and Main Street Music in Manayunk. Zooming out a little, other regional retailers involved are Rainbow Records in Newark, DE; Young Ones in Kutztown; Whirled Records in Hanover; and Vintage Vinyl in Fords, NJ.

So what the heck is Live From A Moon Shaped Pool? Continue reading →