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British singer Joe Cocker, a Crawford, Colo., resident whose had hits that included "You Are So Beautiful" and "Up Where We Belong," and a contortionist style of performance memorably parodied by John Belushi on "Saturday Night Live," has died. He was 70.   Full Story
 
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They're called The Dustbowl Revival, but "dustbowl" should be read as style, not politics. It's more Mardi Gras than "Grapes of Wrath." You could see this band with all their belongings on the back of a wagon heading west, but it would be a party. Their Americana swing gets you tapping your toes and raising your glass. No one's down on their luck here.   Full Story
 
It's been an impressive year for the Tompkins Square label, and "Get in Union" stands as one of the finest, most vital moments for the label in 2014. This 51-track compilation culls together recordings Bessie Jones made with the Georgia Sea Island Singers as well as collaborations with others.   Full Story
 
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This 2014 songs-of-the-year compendium is not alphabetized or ranked, but rather organized as a playlist meant to be heard from start to finish.   Full Story
 
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The members of Judah & the Lion have very different backgrounds, and maybe that's why their music has such broad appeal. Frontman Judah Akers is the Tennessee-raised southerner. Brian Brian Macdonald on mandolin is the city-savvy Chicagoan. And Nate Zuercher on banjo is the bearded Coloradan. Were it not for music, they might not have connected, but through their music they're connecting with audiences well beyond their Nashville base.   Full Story
 
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The Boulder band's gained national attention with its eponymous album in 1989. Various iterations of the band have played various iterations of the songs. That will change Friday, Dec. 12, when the band performs a reunion concert with the original lineup at Denver's Fillmore Auditorium.   Full Story
 
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If you didn't get enough of Sunbathing Animal earlier this year, don't fret because the New York punks Parquet Courts are back as their alias Parkay Quarts with the new album Content Nausea. Much like their other albums, the group is punky, but has an incredibly well-read personality.   Full Story
 
Acceptance is the story of a project far too short lived. In 2005, the band was emerging and slowly gaining popularity. The sole album Phantom never wound up on the Billboard Charts and the band only embarked on a few tours before dying out.   Full Story
 
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We offer you the Nick Moss Band's powerful song "Shade Tree," which was inspired by the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., but took on much more meaning with this week's announcement that Darren Wilson, the police officer who killed Brown, would not be indicted.   Full Story
 
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I don't know if it is because of the holidays, but November was just flat out not good for music. Though the pickings were scarce, there were a few good ones.   Full Story
 
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Folk and country music have always been genres that offer a voice to people who need to be heard on a larger scale. But during the 1960s folk revival, there was one group of musicians who got pushed to the side: American Indians.   Full Story
 
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TYR expects a lot of bass at the Fox Theatre show, so bring ear plugs.   Full Story
 
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Thanksgiving Day at Radio 1190 had us celebrating the station's first-annual Jazz Feast. From dusk until dawn we spun all the greats — from Miles Davis, to John Coltrane, to Pharaoh Sanders.   Full Story
 
In 1997, the Shins released their debut album under the name Flake Music called When You Land Here, It's Time to Return. Now with a reissue of the underappreciated and highly sought-after album, the legacy of the Shins has had a gaping hole refilled.   Full Story
 
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When you hear Run River North for the first time, you might think to yourself, "This band could really go somewhere." Their songs are just a little bit better than other bands' songs, their singing is a notch superior, their playing is a touch more exciting.   Full Story
 
Savannah Music Festival
JJ Grey, Marc Broussard, Anders Osborne and Luther Dickinson make up spontaneous super group.   Full Story
 
Lately, quite a few of my favorite bands have been embarking on 10-year anniversary album tours. About 10 years ago, pop punk was still dominating music.   Full Story
 
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It's almost Turkey day! Whether you're vegetarian or carnivore, everybody at Radio 1190 hopes you stuff your faces full of food and then fall asleep on the couch.   Full Story
 
With the bluesy dexterity of Leadbelly and the driving rhythm of a punk guitarist, Rev. Petyon, known to most as "The Rev.," is an unmistakable voice in contemporary American roots music.   Full Story
 
ilco is commemorating its 20th anniversary as a band with two big releases: the four-disc rarities set Alpha Mike Foxtrot and the greatest-hits set What's Your 20?.   Full Story
 
 

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