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  • Gabriel Kahane Gives Touring A New Meaning

    June 16, 2014 4:58 PM ET | Yahoo Maximum Performance
     |  Dave DiMartino

    One of the year’s very best albums has arrived in a comparatively low-key, unheralded manner—as often happens—and this is something you really shouldn’t miss. The Ambassador, the latest work by singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Gabriel Kahane, aims to tell the story of Los Angeles. With a diverse array of songs bearing addresses in their titles, such as “Musso and Frank (6667 Hollywood Blvd),” and “Union Station (800 N. Alameda St.)," Kahan...  | More »

  • Video: The Lighthouse and the Whaler Make Waves

    June 13, 2014 4:50 PM ET | Yahoo Maximum Performance

    Sometimes mild-mannered indie-rockers can get overlooked, but the Lighthouse and the Whaler are making some serious waves, winning over new fans and critics alike with their unique brand of orchestral pop. The Cleveland quartet's ridiculously catchy tune, "Venice," has amassed more than 1 million plays on Spotify and showcases their penchant for combining bright guitars and catchy melodies with fun, singalong moments replete with "whoa-wooh-oohs" and earnest declarations of love. When f...  | More »

  • Video: RA Scion & Blake Lewis' 'Venus in Transit'

    June 12, 2014 2:30 PM ET | Yahoo Reality Rocks

    American Idol Season 6 runner-up Blake Lewis just released his third album, Portrait of a Chameleon, but the hardest-working Idol in showbiz has found time to collaborate with buzzy rapper and fellow Seattle artist RA Scion on "Venus in Transit," the video for which is premiering right here on Yahoo Music. RA Scion — one-half of the hip-hop duo Common Market, who has toured and performed with the likes of Kanye West, Mos Def, Lupe Fiasco, Michael Franti, and KRS-One — co-wrote "V...  | More »

  • The Best 'Young Ones' Musical Performances

    June 11, 2014 3:35 PM ET | Yahoo Maximum Performance
     |  Lyndsey Parker

    On June 9, British comedian Rik Mayall died tragically and suddenly, at age 56. Although Mayall amassed an impressive résumé of comedic credits during his three-decade career, on this side of the pond he will probably always be best known and loved — at least by children of the 1980s — as the People's Poet, aka insufferable-but-lovable wannabe anarchist Rick, from the BBC's punk-rock comedy The Young Ones. In the mid-'80s, MTV ran episodes of this s...  | More »

  • Rhymes With Geppetto!

    June 10, 2014 2:50 PM ET | Yahoo New This Week
     |  Dave DiMartino

    Jack White: Lazaretto (Third Man/Columbia) While it’s easy to admire much that Jack White has done in his career—his melding of business and aesthetics that has focused a whole batch of much-needed attention on old record companies, the glory of vinyl, and art for art’s sake—it’s not especially easy to listen to the guy. This new set is fascinating at first listen: deliberately abrasive arrangements, unexpected wordage like “avuncular,” and song after...  | More »

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