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World Class Rock Week-In-Review: 11/16/16

World Class Rock Week-In-Review: 11/16/16

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Left: Leonard Cohen / Route66 / Right: Leon Russell / Randy Miramontez /

  • R.I.P. Leonard Cohen, legendary songwriter and poet has died at 82 (CoS)
  • Leon Russell, renowned songwriter and musician, dead at 74 (Rolling Stone)
  • Rockers react to Leon Russell death (UCR)
  • Read the moving eulogy letter Leonard Cohen’s son wrote about his father (Paste)
  • Beck, Win Butler, Nick Cave, Ezra Koenig, Justin Trudeau, more remember Leonard Cohen (Pitchfork)
  • Coldplay honor Leonard Cohen, cover “Suzanne” in London (Spin)
  • The Bataclan reopens on the anniversary of the Paris attacks, claims to have banned Jesse Hughes (AV Club)
  • Bruce Springsteen rescued by New Jersey bikers after motorcycle breaks down (NME)
  • Foo Fighters’ Chris Shiflett sent a fan a new guitar after his was stolen (CoS)
  • Hear Coldplay’s tender, stripped-back version of “Everglow” (Rolling Stone)
  • Hostile Note From Lennon to McCartney headed to auction block (UCR)
  • R. E.M.’s Michael Stipe begins working in music again (Paste)
  • Death Cab for Cutie statement: “Our shows will always be a safe place” (Pitchfork)
  • Bono during his Woman of the Year acceptance speech: “It’s ridiculous for me to be here” (Spin)
  • Father John Misty not stoked about The Voice contestant covering his song (Stereogum)
  • Dawes announce massive North American tour, perform on Kimmel Live (CoS)
  • Hear R.E.M.’s unearthed “Shiny Happy People” Demo Recording (Rolling Stone)
  • Fleet Foxes announce first show in 5 years (Pitchfork)
  • Queen are considering recording new music with Adam Lambert (UCR)
  • The Flaming Lips share new song “How??” (Spin)
  • Gregg Allman’s vocal injury forces him to cancel all remaining shows for 2016, early 2017 (Paste)
  • The xx announce new album, I See You share “On Hold” (Stereogum)
  • Career-spanning Elvis Presley documentary heading to HBO (Rolling Stone)
  • MGMT want to release new music ASAP (NME)
  • Mick Jagger says the Rolling Stones have half an album of new material (UCR)
  • LIV (Lykke Li, Miike Snow, Peter Bjorn & John) share new song “Dream Awake” (Pitchfork)
  • Graphic designer of David Bowie’s Blackstar says there’s an undiscovered secret about the album (Paste)
  • These are all of the secrets David Bowie fans have found in the Blackstar artwork (Spin)
  • David Bowie art auction has already brought in $30 million (AV Club)
  • Lorde teases new album again (NME)
  • King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard announce new album, share “Rattlesnake” (Pitchfork)
  • Neil Young celebrated his 71st Birthday by playing among Dakota pipeline protesters (Spin)


Dawes – “When the Tequila Runs Out” (Kimmel)

The Flaming Lips – “How??” (Official Video)


Free Download Of The Week: The Growlers

Free Download Of The Week: The Growlers

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California beach goths The Growlers released their sophomore record, City Club earlier this year. Produced by The Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas, the record features a richer sound. “I was really into Afrofunk when we made this record and a lot of English 70s punk I listened to as a kid,” says singer Brooks Nielsen. Download “I’ll Be Around” from City Club and learn more about The Growlers at their Official Website, “Like” them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.


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The Avett Brothers In Sun King Studio 92

The Avett Brothers In Sun King Studio 92

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The Avett Brothers stopped by Sun King Studio 92 Powered By Klipsch Audio on November 4th, 2016. Enjoy the music and conversation below!

“True Sadness”


“Ain’t No Man”

“Famous Flower Of Manhattan”

“February 7”

“No Hard Feelings”


Remember, Sun King Studio 92 sessions are for 92-3 VIPs only. If you’re not a VIP, take 20 seconds to sign up for free, then stop by the VIP Room to register to be in the live studio audience at an upcoming performance.

The Avett Brothers 11-4-2016

Photos Courtesy Rhythm In Focus Photography.

WTTS Indy Underground: November 14, 2016

WTTS Indy Underground: November 14, 2016

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Foxygen – “Follow The Leader” (Official Video)