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Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem Top ACL Fest Lineup

May 5, 2016

Radiohead will headline the 15th Austin City Limits Festival this fall alongside Mumford & Sons, Kendrick Lamar and LCD Soundsystem. ACL Fest will take place over two weekends: September 30th through October 2nd and October 7th through...

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LCD Soundsystem Honor Prince With 'Controversy' at Coachella

April 23, 2016

The first day of Coachella's second 2016 weekend kicked off what promises to be a weekend-long celebration of Prince's legacy as Friday performers like Mavis Staples, Ellie Goulding, Joey Bada$$ and Jack Ü all paid tribute to the artist during their...

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LCD Soundsystem Cover David Bowie's 'Heroes' at Coachella

April 16, 2016

The reunited LCD Soundsystem headlined the Friday night festivities at Coachella with a dazzling set that included a surprise cover of David Bowie's "Heroes." The spirited take on the Bowie classic served as LCD Soundsystem's penultimate song before...

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LCD Soundsystem Set First Reunion Shows in New York

March 24, 2016

LCD Soundsystem will play two shows at New York City's Webster Hall March 27th and 28th, marking the group's first live appearances since their monumental Madison Square Garden send-off in 2011. The group fittingly announced the shows with...

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LCD Soundsystem, Arcade Fire, Kendrick Lead New NYC Fest

March 1, 2016

Kendrick Lamar, Arcade Fire and the reunited LCD Soundsystem will serve as the headliners at the inaugural Panorama, a new three-day music festival taking place at New York's Randall's Island Park on the weekend of July 22nd. Alabama Shakes, Sia, Run...

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James Murphy Defends LCD Soundsystem Reunion

January 5, 2016

LCD Soundsystem will release a new record and embark on an extensive tour this year, mastermind James Murphy wrote in a lengthy letter on the band's website that shifted tonally between defensiveness, contrition and exuberance. "This isn't...

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Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem, Lionel Richie Top Outside Lands

April 5, 2016

Radiohead will headline San Francisco's Outside Lands Festival alongside the recently reunited LCD Soundsystem and Lionel Richie. Other big names set for the festival include J. Cole, Lana Del Rey, Duran Duran, Sufjan Stevens, Ryan Adams,...

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Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers to Headline Lollapalooza

March 23, 2016

Radiohead, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and LCD Soundsystem are set to headline this year's Lollapalooza Festival, which will take place in Chicago's Grant Park this summer. The 2016 dates are July 28th-July 31st, expanding the typically three-day festival...

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Bonnaroo: Pearl Jam, LCD Soundsystem, Dead & Co. to Headline

January 19, 2016

Pearl Jam, Dead and Company and the recently-reunited LCD Soundsystem will headline Bonnaroo 2016, as the festival returns to the farm in Manchester, Tennessee for its 15th year from June 9th through 12th. This year Bonnarro will...

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Coachella: Guns N' Roses, LCD Soundsystem Lead Lineup

January 4, 2016

UPDATE: Guns N' Roses have confirmed that the lineup for their Coachella performance will include founding members Slash and Duff McKagan. It will be the first time since 1993 that those three musicians have shared a stage. No other band members...

2015

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LCD Soundsystem to Reunite at Coachella

December 30, 2015

UPDATE: LCD Soundsystem has confirmed that their reunion show at Coachella would be the start of something bigger. The group posted the message, "2016 tour dates coming soon" on their website. Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is known...

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LCD Soundsystem Label Reps Shoot Down Reunion Rumors

October 8, 2015

A rep for LCD Soundsystem's label wrote a series of scathing tweets refuting rumors that the group was eyeing a 2016 reunion, after reports surfaced online suggesting it was a possibility. "Hey idiots, LCD Soundsystem isn't reuniting," DFA Records label...

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James Murphy to Open Brooklyn Wine Bar Next Month

May 12, 2015

Former LCD Soundsystem mastermind James Murphy will open up a new wine bar, the Four Horsemen, in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn next month, The New York Times reports. Located at 295 Grand Street, the 40-seat spot will focus...

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James Murphy Chills Out on New Song

March 17, 2015

The anxiety of aging has been a theme in James Murphy's work since he mulled his inevitable obsolescence on LCD Soundsystem's "Losing My Edge." While he's dispatched the reference-laden lyrics, the same neurosis is still apparent on...

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LCD Soundsystem Release First New Song in Five Years

December 24, 2015

Nearly five years after disbanding, LCD Soundsystem have come together to drop a surprise Christmas Eve gift on fans: A new song titled "Christmas Will Break Your Heart." The melancholy, piano-driven track marks the beloved dance-rock outfit's first...

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James Murphy Begins New 'Subway Symphony' Campaign

June 15, 2015

Though NYC's MTA is being unsupportive, James Murphy has found a partner in Heineken and its Open Your City campaign that aims to make legendary cities even better. Together, Murphy and Heineken hope to launch a grassroots campaign to present to the MTA...

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Hear James Murphy's Minimalist David Bowie Cover

March 19, 2015

LCD Soundsystem's former leader James Murphy has found the perfect David Bowie song to cover for Noah Baumbach's upcoming film about the growing pains of becoming middle-aged. Murphy gives a minimalist, instrumental take on the Station to Station...

2014

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The Misfits Take Manhattan: The Best of the Early '00s NYC Scene

June 19, 2014

For a few years in the '00s, it seemed like everyone living in the Lower East Side had a band. These are the songs that poured out of bars (and the Bowery) and into the night.

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The Long Goodbye: Live at Madison Square Garden

May 19, 2014

For a band built on dance music's in-the-moment bliss, there's an unseemly sadness about this document of LCD Soundsystem's 2011 farewell gig in New York.  At least the DVD doc Shut Up and Play the Hits lets you see the revelry. Yet the sound, cleaned...

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The Palm Squad: 15 Years of Coachella

June 18, 2014

Ever since 1999, countless music fans have trekked to the desert of Indio, California, in search of good tunes, good vibes, and the least offensive Port A Potty experience possible. And while hundreds of bands have played the Coachella Valley Music and...

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