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Bob Dylan Played A Show For One Person

Yesterday, Bob Dylan played a show at Philadelphia’s Academy Of Music, and there was exactly one person in the audience: Fredrik Wikingsson, a 41-year-old Swedish superfan. Dylan and his band played four songs: Buddy Holly’s “Heartbeat,” Fats Domino’s “Blueberry Hill,” Chuck Wills’s “It’s Too Late (She’s Gone),” and an as-yet-unidentified blues song. Wikingsson liked it [...]



Bob Dylan Played A Show For One Person

Yesterday, Bob Dylan played a show at Philadelphia’s Academy Of Music, and there was exactly one person in the audience: Fredrik Wikingsson, a 41-year-old Swedish superfan. Dylan and his band played four songs: Buddy Holly’s “Heartbeat,” Fats Domino’s “Blueberry Hill,” Chuck Wills’s “It’s Too Late (She’s Gone),” and an as-yet-unidentified blues song. Wikingsson liked it [...]



Will Butler – “Take My Side”

This morning we saw Will Butler’s spazzy trailer for debut solo album Policy, and now the Arcade Fire member has shared that project’s lead single. It’s called “Take My Side,” and it’s a jumpy, wiry rock ’n’ roll track that fits in better with the Merge Records aesthetic than Arcade Fire’s own music does (see: [...]



Midnight in a Perfect World: Joker Stays Purple

Beware the Internet hype machine. That’s probably the best advice to give to young artists, those recipients of a deafening wave that inevitably leads to a (temporarily) crippling crash. Joker saw the tsunami hit hard circa 2009, when his purple variant of dubstep, became the ballyhooed mutation. If you’re keeping track, it was right around […]

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