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2016

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Hear Neko Case, KD Lang and Laura Veirs Sing 'Delirium'

May 9, 2016

The three distinct musical worlds of singer-songwriters Neko Case, k.d. lang and Laura Veirs collide with shimmering precision on the trio's debut release case/lang/veirs. The 14 songs on the collaborative LP, produced by Veirs' husband Tucker Martine...

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Neko Case, K.D. Lang, Laura Veirs Team for New LP, Tour

February 29, 2016

Neko Case, K.D. Lang and Laura Veirs have teamed up for a new collaborative LP titled case/lang/veirs, due out June 17th. The trio also unveiled case/lang/veirs's first single and opening track, the layered "Atomic Number," which finds all three...

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Mavis Staples' Ode to Joy: Inside Her Stirring New LP

February 17, 2016

Livin' on a High Note isn't just the name of Mavis Staples' new album, out February 19th; it's also how she feels these days. While the singer acknowledges that she should be talking about retirement after a 60-year-plus musical career —...

2015

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Neko Case Talks New Box Set, Getting Kicked Off Opry

November 11, 2015

It's mid-afternoon on an October day and Neko Case has her work cut out for her: She must sign 500 copies of her new vinyl box set, Truckdriver, Gladiator, Mule. "My wrist is feeling supple," she says with a big laugh. "It feels pretty NASCAR." Today...

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Neko Case Readies Career-Spanning Vinyl Box Set

September 2, 2015

Neko Case will release Truckdriver, Gladiator, Mule, a career-spanning vinyl box set that pools all of her studio albums, a live LP and an EP in one limited edition package. The 8-LP remastered collection will see the release of her 1997 debut The...

2014

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Ryan Adams, Neko Case Covered on Bloodshot Compilation Album

November 14, 2014

He doesn't really hate Nashville – he was just a little frustrated. That's what led Robbie Fulks to write "Fuck This Town," his tongue-in-cheek kiss-off to the country music capital of the world, which he released in 1997 after spending a few fruitless...

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M.I.A., Tegan and Sara Set for Canadian Music Week

January 29, 2014

On May 6th, Canadian Music Week will kick off its 32nd year with an eclectic lineup that includes Tegan and Sara, Neko Case, M.I.A., Television and Ellie Goulding as headliners. The five-night festival will run through May 10th and include over 1,000...

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New Pornographers Herald New LP 'Brill Bruisers' With Interactive Art

June 10, 2014

Power-pop flag wavers New Pornographers will return this fall with an album titled Brill Bruisers and a tour, and they've announced their new activities with a rainbow-themed interactive art piece. Moving a mouse over the band's logo creates a stream...

2013

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Look Who's Coming to 'Austin City Limits'

December 18, 2013

Queens of the Stone Age, fun. and Dawes are among the acts slated for Austin City Limits performances when the program returns in January for the second half of its 39th season. The long-running PBS showcase will feature six new episodes, beginning January...

Album Review

The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You

September 3, 2013

Once merely a third of the New Pornographers' indie-rock-Avengers front line and a solo act with country-rock leanings, ginormous pipes and comedy-club-stage banter, Neko Case has grown into one of America's best and most ambitious singer-songwriters....

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Neko Case Aims to Save Shelter Animals

August 22, 2013

Neko Case is using the attention surrounding her upcoming album to spotlight a cause close to her heart, teaming with the Best Friends Animal Society to help save shelter animals with a new "Save Them All" public service announcement.  Case and...

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Wilco Anchor Solid Sound With Covers: Listen

June 24, 2013

Although festivals necessarily operate according to a formula, Wilco's are never formulaic. Back to anchor their own Solid Sound Festival for the third time at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in the Berkshires town of North Adams, the band...

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Neko Case Blazes Through 'Man' on 'Fallon'

September 4, 2013

With a new album out yesterday, Neko Case stopped by Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, where she blew through a fiery version of the first single, "Man." Over full-bore accompaniment from her band and soaring harmonies from Kelly Hogan, Case bashed out chords...

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Neko Case Gets Manly on New Album

August 30, 2013

Neko Case has written lyrics from the perspective of a teenage bride, a tornado and a killer whale, but she's singing for herself on "Man," the first single from her new album, The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love...

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Neko Case Plays 'Man' in Dressing Room

July 19, 2013

Inspired by, or perhaps jealous of, NPR's Tiny Desk concerts, Funny or Die recruited Neko Case for their new intimate performance series, "Dressing Room Sessions." Case and her band pile into the cramped confines of a curtained cubby in the...

Song Review

"Man"

June 18, 2013

The country-rock firebrand returns with a roaring bit of gender theory, riding on M. Ward's silvery guitar lines, reminding a lover of who wears the pants. "I am the man in the fucking moon," she sings. " 'Cause you didn't know what a man was/Until I...

2012

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My Morning Jacket Take Over Hometown Forecastle Festival in Louisville

July 16, 2012

Last week, as they boarded a tiny plane from New York to Louisville, Kentucky, several guys wearing My Morning Jacket t-shirts found one another. Show counts were exchanged; one fan was nearing 50. Five minutes later, the scene repeated itself, only this...

2011

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Kreayshawn to Direct Red Hot Chili Peppers Video

June 24, 2011

Kreayshawn to Direct Red Hot Chili Peppers VideoBratty Oakland emcee Kreayshawn has been confirmed as the director of "The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie," the first single from the Red Hot Chili Peppers' forthcoming album I'm With You. In addition to...

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Digest: Neko Case Raffles Off Vintage Car; Michael Stipe Recounts Traumatic Camping Trip

January 14, 2011

Neko Case Raffles Off Vintage CarNeko Case is giving away the 1967 Mercury Cougar that she posed on top of in the artwork for her 2009 album Middle Cyclone in a raffle to benefit 826 National, an organization that offers tutoring and writing workshops...

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Beyoncé's New Album Will Be Called '4'

May 11, 2011

Beyoncé's New Album Will Be Called '4'Beyoncé has announced that the title of her forthcoming fourth album will appropriately be 4. "We all have special numbers in our lives, and four is that for me," the singer told Billboard. "It's the...

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