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Like a Record, Baby? Spin Right ‘Round to Halycon in Williamsburg

Halcyon 74 Wythe Ave. (Entrance on 12th St.) Brooklyn, NY 11249 718-360-0992 halcyontheshop.com Online streaming may have transformed the way that average listeners discover new...

La Philharmonic Pulls out All the Stops for Its Centennial Celebration

A spectacular venue. An unforgettable event, and the opportunity of a lifetime converge with the Centennial season of the LA Philharmonic....

Belle & Sebastian Return to Their Indie Roots For How to Solve Our Human Problems

Belle & Sebastian How to Solve Our Human Problems (Matador Records) Gloriously blending the joy and melancholy of everyday life has characterized the legendary Scottish act...

Five House Music Superstars Gather for Hot New Video

Taking a cue from ’70s funk classics as “Brick House” and “Love Rollercoaster,” five superstars gathered to breathe new life into the genre....

Billy Porter Goes Back to Broadway Basics for an Angry New Video

Billy Porter has a way with American music. His grasp of its many forms runs as deep as his ability to perform it. And now there’s new video!...

With Help From Michael Stipe, Fischerspooner Makes a Comeback Album

Fischerspooner SIR (Ultra Records) The celebrated New York electro-pop duo returns with their first new album in nearly a decade. Produced entirely by Michael Stipe, SIR is a...

Where Country Music Meets Queer Music: Welcome to Paisley Fields

Country music has a long and not-so-proud reputation for being both racially biased and profoundly homophobic. Singer/songwriter James Wilson is looking to change that....

Will Outspoken Madame Gandhi Wow Audiences at the Dinah?

Will Outspoken Madame Gandhi Wow Audiences at the Dinah? Kiran Gandhi is better known by her stage name Madame Gandhi — and as an electronic music artist, singer, drummer and...

Sir Elton John Says: One More Tour and Then Retirement

Elton John fans are going to have to wait a long, long time to see the performer live again after he retires following his upcoming tour....

Fischerspooner Drops a Homoerotic Video to Push Back at Trump’s Agenda

Fischerspooner share plenty of skin as well as their new single “TopBrazil,” in a breathtakingly bold video off their upcoming album, Sir, out next month....

Morrissey Explores New Sounds on His Newest Album, Low in High School

Morrissey Low in High School (BMG / Etienne Records) Low in High School offers a bit of a departure from Morrissey’s signature sound — adding electric pianos, synthesizers and...

Sixties Trans Soul Singer Jackie Shane Lived Ahead of the Curve

She insisted on performing and living life on her own terms — until she suddenly vanished. Back in the swinging ‘60s, there was a transgender R&B singer who headed from...