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Japanese Breakfast – “Say It Ain’t So” (Weezer Cover)

Following Patti Smith and Faye Webster, Japanese Breakfast is the latest artist to record a Live At Electric Lady EP for Spotify. The EP, featuring accompaniment from the Quartet 121 string section, includes newly recorded live versions Jubilee tracks, songs from Michelle Zauner’s side project BUMPER and previous band Little Big League, and a cover of Weezer’s “Say It Ain’t So,” which was originally recorded at Electric Lady.
Tags: Music, Patti Smith, Weezer, New Music, Japanese Breakfast, Little Big League, Michelle Zauner, Faye Webster, Quartet 121

Faye Webster – “If You Need To, Keep Time On Me” (Fleet Foxes Cover)

Faye Webster has released Live At Electric Lady, another EP from the same series that previously brought us Patti Smith covering Stevie Wonder. Every Live At Electric Lady release features a cover of a song connected to the famed studio’s history, and Webster’s has her taking on Fleet Foxes’ Crack-Up cut “If You Need, Keep Time On Me,” which was originally recorded at Electric Lady.
Tags: Music, Patti Smith, Fleet Foxes, New Music, Webster, Electric Lady, Faye Webster

Dave Grohl Falls Offstage & Breaks His Leg, Then Continues the Show as The Foo Fighters Play Queen’s “Under Pressure” (2015)

How do you make the show go on after a broken leg? The blessing we give performers before they go onstage isn’t something we actually want to see happen. Nonetheless, stage injuries occur frequently, and in some cases, severely, as when Patti Smith fell 15 feet into a concrete orchestra pit in 1977 and broke several vertebrae in her back. “I felt like an asshole,” she told Circus magazine, “but my doctor told me not to worry, it happens to everybody.” Maybe not everybody, but when th...
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Patti Smith – “Blame It On The Sun” (Stevie Wonder Cover)

Patti Smith has released a new live EP, the latest installment of Spotify and Electric Lady Studios’ Live At Electric Lady series also featuring Japanese Breakfast, Faye Webster, Bleachers, and more. Smith’s seven-track EP includes a number of her own songs in addition to covers of Bob Dylan’s “One Too Many Mornings” and Stevie Wonder’s “Blame It On The Sun.”
Tags: Spotify, Music, Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, Patti Smith, Smith, New Music, Electric Lady Studios Live At Electric Lady

From Tubular Bells to Horses: 10 of the best pieces of album artwork

The most eye-popping record sleeves, including Pink Floyd’s floating pigs, De La Soul’s flower power and Patti Smith’s simple portraiturePre-internet, it could be hard to find anything out about music, so a record cover might be the only information you had access to. At primary school, I learned that Tubular Bells was in a controversial film called (which at the time I thought was porn). I got the album for its mysterious shiny tube floating in the clouds like a UFO – and the music inside mat...
Tags: Music, Pink Floyd, Culture, Patti Smith, De La Soul

Patti Smith: 'As a writer, you can be a pacifist or a murderer'

As she prepares to ring in 2021 with a performance on screens at Piccadilly Circus, the punk poet explains why she’s optimistic amid the ‘debris’ of Trump’s years in officePatti Smith talks about her first poetry performance – in 1971 at St Mark’s Church in New York’s Bowery – as if it were yesterday. “I remember everything,” she says over the phone from her home in New York. Smith was in her early 20s, working at a bookshop and living in the Chelsea Hotel with her then lover, the playwright Sam...
Tags: Art, Books, Music, New York, Poetry, Environment, Culture, Art and design, Pop and rock, Punk, Installation, Patti Smith, Smith, Sam, Trump, Sam Shepard

Patti Smith & Fred “Sonic” Smith Perform a Stripped-Down, Beautiful Version of “People Have the Power” It’s fitting for the day, even though it was recorded long ago (1990). The footage above features Patti Smith and her departed husband Fred “Sonic” Smith performing a stripped-down, acoustic version of her classic “People Have the Power.” A rare recording of Smith and Sonic performing together, this is a little treasure. Savor the moment. People have the power The power to dream, to rule To wrestle the world from fools It’s decreed: the people ...
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‘Sweet Dreams’ explores the New Romantic scene that launched Duran Duran, Culture Club and more

For Dylan Jones, the paradox of the New Romantic music scene is that this British blend of new sounds and styles became a worldwide phenomenon thanks in large part to American television. “The New Romantics were made by America because of MTV,” says Jones, author of the new oral history “Sweet Dreams: From Club Culture to Style Culture, the Story of the New Romantics.” For those too young to experience it, the scene was one that combined synthpop music with outrageous fashion and makeup. “Withou...
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Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore returns to rock, talks Rolling Stones, Talking Heads, Patti Smith influences

Just as Thurston Moore’s longtime band Sonic Youth sculpted experimental symphonies into rock and roll shapes, the guitarist says his new solo album “By The Fire” was forged from all the sounds and styles he loves. His previous release, the 2019 box set “Spirit Council,” collected three long-form guitar compositions, each refined over tours in recent years and all running long enough to fill their own CD. That project behind him, Moore says he wanted to return to the tighter format of a single a...
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Watch Patti Smith, Michael Stipe, Joan Baez, & More Perform “People Have The Power”

Patti Smith, Michael Stipe, Joan Baez, and many more have come together to perform Smith's "People Have The Power" for a new video in support of Pathway To Paris, the climate change organization co-founded by Smith's daughter. The video doubles as an encouragement to get out and vote. More »
Tags: Music, News, Paris, Patti Smith, Smith, Michael Stipe, Joan Baez, Cyndi Lauper, Angelique Kidjo, Pathway to Paris, Patti Smith Michael Stipe Joan Baez

Patti Smith: 'I feel the unrest of the world in the pit of my stomach'

The rock star and poet on solitude, her lifelong friend Sam Shepard, and writing her latest memoirPatti Smith, rock star, poet, visual artist and writer, won the 2010 National book award with her memoir Just Kids. The Year of the Monkey, her moving postscript – about loss, serendipity, friendship and hope – is out now in paperback (Bloomsbury).Did you plan The Year of the Monkey or did it almost write itself?Truthfully, I had no goal. It was the end of 2015. I’d had concerts at the Fillmore in S...
Tags: Books, Music, San Francisco, Life and style, Culture, Autobiography and memoir, Ageing, Patti Smith, Smith, Bereavement, Robert Mapplethorpe, Sam Shepard, Sandy Pearlman

Hear Patti Smith’s First Poetry Reading, Accompanied by Her Longtime Guitarist Lenny Kaye (St. Mark’s Church, 1971)

There are so many origin stories of punk that no single history can count as definitive. But there’s also no disputing its roots in the New York poetry scene from which Patti Smith emerged in the 1960s and 70s. She learned from Allen Ginsberg and William S. Burroughs, and Gregory Corso and Sam Shepherd inspired the poetry/rock hybrid that would become the music of Horses. Corso, who called himself a “punk debauche” in his 1960 poem “1959,” lived up to the label. He would heckle poets...
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Gilda Radner Does a Comic Impersonation of Patti Smith: Watch the Classic SNL Skit, “Rock Against Yeast” (1979)

Gimme Mick, gimme MickBaby’s hair, bulgin’ eyes, lips so thickAre you woman, are you manI’m your biggest funked-up fanSo rock me and roll meeee…‘Til I’m sick                                 —(the fictional) Candy Slice, Saturday Night Live Sir Michael Philip—aka Mick Jagger—celebrated his 77th birthday earlier this summer, a milestone his fellow Rolling Stones Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood observed remotely, as befits seniors at particular risk from COVID-19 infection. You, Mick Jagger...
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50 years on, the wild story of ‘Creem: America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine’ gets told

Rock journalist Jaan Uhelszki laughs as she describes a friend’s skepticism about life and work at Creem magazine during its glory days in the ’70s. “He keeps telling me, ‘All you Creem people romanticize it, you always make it seem like it was much better than it was,’” Uhelszki says. “I say, ‘No, it really was that good.’” With the release of the new documentary “Creem: America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine” on Friday, Aug. 7, Uhelszki — who co-wrote the film with director Scott Crawford and c...
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"Rolling Stone felt comparatively stuffy, preoccupied with movies and politics and reluctant to cover loud and snotty subcultural movements like punk and metal..."

"... whereas Creem’s pages first coined those genre’s names: 'punk rock' by Marsh, about ? and the Mysterians, and 'heavy metal' by Mike Saunders, about Sir Lord Baltimore, both in the May 1971 issue.... Subversive humor was the Creem lingua franca. Snarky photo captions and regular features like the Creem Dreems (tongue-in-cheek pinups of artists like Debbie Harry and Bebe Buell) were clearly intended for — and driven by — adolescent hormones.... [S]een through today’s eyes, some of the old Cre...
Tags: Music, Movies, Law, America, Journalism, Metallica, Patti Smith, Rolling Stone, Sonic Youth, Michael Stipe, Marsh, Debbie Harry, Kirk Hammett, Creem, Lester Bangs, Stipe

Patty Smyth On Turning Down Van Halen, Getting Patti Smith’s Mail, And Releasing Her First New Music In 28 Years

My phone call with Patty Smyth is cut off just as the former Scandal singer starts talking about living on the same East Village street as her name-doppelgänger Patti Smith in the '70s. "I was getting Patti Smith's mail, and I didn't know who that was at that time," she says before the line abruptly … More »
Tags: Music, Scandal, Patti Smith, Van Halen, Don Henley, East Village, Eddie Van Halen, Patty Smyth, Tracking Down

Dalai Lama to release album of mantras and teachings set to music

‘Music has the potential to reach many more people,’ says the Tibetan spiritual leaderThe Dalai Lama, whose message of humanity, harmony and peace delivered with a smile has won millions of global followers, is releasing an album of mantras set to music to mark his 85th birthday next month.The Tibetan spiritual leader’s first foray into the world of recorded music comes five years after he appeared at the Glastonbury music festival, where he warned of the dangers of climate change, and the Ameri...
Tags: Music, Tibet, Religion, World news, Culture, Patti Smith, Dalai Lama, Buddhism

Patti Smith’s Self Portraits: Another Side of the Prolific Artist

Young artists can understandably feel hesitant about trying new things. It’s hard enough to compete as a musician, for example. Why try to publish poetry or make visual art, too? Older, more established artists who branch out often have trouble being taken seriously in other fields. Patti Smith—poet, singer, memoirist, photographer, visual artist—has never seemed to suffer in either regard. “Her artwork has been exhibited everywhere from New York to Munich,” notes Dangerous Minds, “and in 2008 ...
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Watch The Pathway To Paris Earth Day 50 Livestream With Cat Power, Michael Stipe, Patti Smith, & More

The 50th annual Earth Day took place on Wednesday of last week, but the celebration of our planet is not over yet. Today, Pathway To Paris -- a charity founded by Patti Smith's daughter -- is hosting a livestream over on Instagram Live. It'll be happening from 4PM to 8PM EST over on More »
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Bob Dylan's 50 greatest songs – ranked!

As fans puzzle out the epic Murder Most Foul, we count down the best of Bob, from the murderous fury of Pay in Blood to the pure genius of Simple Twist of FateStreet Legal delivered fans a shock: Dylan fronting a large band, with female backing singers to the fore. The words, meanwhile, might well represent an oblique personal history, from adolescence through marriage to religious conversion: whatever they were about, they reduced Patti Smith to tears on first hearing. Continue reading...
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Join Choir! Choir! Choir! for a Community Singalong in Isolation

I love ya, and I think maybe if we sing together, well, we’d just feel a little bit better. Give it a try, okay? —Neil Diamond Thus quoth singer-songwriter Neil Diamond on March 23, before launching into his surprisingly sturdy monster hit, "Sweet Caroline," having reworked its lyrics to promote hand-washing and social distancing to help control the spread of COVID-19. He’s not wrong about the therapeutic benefits of group singing. Ditto the imperative to resist gathering publicly, or ev...
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How Patti Smith “Saved” Rock and Roll: A New Video Makes the Case

Rock and roll has always had its huge stars: from its earliest beginnings as a cultural phenomenon of interracial and sexual anxiety, to its turn as the soundtrack of free love, good drugs, and civil unrest. By the early 70s, however, Polyphonic argues above, the music of rebellion had “lost its way,” become the province of superrich superstars in private jets and French chateaus. As the 60s crashed and burned with the deaths of major figures like Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Jim Morr...
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Book + Record Pairings That Highlight Milestones From NYC’s Music Scene

A nostalgic look at the some of the delights from the wildly influential cultural hub No list of musical moments will ever come close to the momentous gravity of NYC’s influence on sound over the last century plus. The following pairings, however, aim to tap into some of our personal favorite milestones in the midst of it all. Some of them—the Beastie Boys Book and Paul’s …
Tags: Books, Music, New York, Design, NYC, History, Albums, The Strokes, Culture, Live Music, Vinyl, Patti Smith, Lcd Soundsystem, PAUL, Chelsea Hotel, Hotel Chelsea

The LA Phil delivers Power To The People! with Herbie Hancock, Patti Smith, Angela Davis and more

Oh, to have been a fly on the wall as conductor Gustavo Dudamel and jazz icon Herbie Hancock began to brainstorm who and what they might include in the LA Phil‘s upcoming Power To The People! festival. Just imagine the suggestions: What about Patti Smith and her band? Do you think Angela Davis might come and talk? Hey, maybe Terence Blanchard can play his scores for Spike Lee’s films? The festival cooked up by Dudamel, the LA Phil’s music and artistic director, and Hancock, the orchestra’s creat...
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Shorties (The Most Influential Science Fiction Books, TORRES on Patti Smith, and more)

Lifehacker Australia listed the most influential science fiction books of all time. Singer-songwriter TORRES shared her admiration for Patti Smith at American Songwriter. February's best eBook deals. eBook on sale today for $1.99: We Wanted to Be Writers: Life, Love, and Literature at the Iowa Writers' Workshop by Eric Olsen and Glenn Schaeffer Under the Radar profiled Greg Dulli. Paste listed the best Joanna Newsom songs. O: The Oprah Magazine has new short fiction by Laura ...
Tags: Music, David, Brooklyn, New York Times, Patti Smith, Joanna Newsom, Greg Dulli, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Torres, Johann Johannson, Granta, Eric Olsen, Oprah Magazine, Iowa Writers Workshop, Charles Yu, Robbie Lee

Patti Smith Receiving PEN America Literary Service Award

Patti Smith is being honored with the 2020 PEN America Literary Service Award, as Rolling Stone reports. The legendary musician also has a great many books of both poetry and prose to her name, including the popular memoirs Just Kids, M Train, and the recently releasing Year Of The Monkey. More »
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Watch Michael Stipe Tell Stephen Colbert About His Favorite Radiohead Song And The Time He Told Trump To Shut Up At A Patti Smith Concert

Michael Stipe recently released his first two solo singles, "Your Capricious Soul" and "Drive To The Ocean." The R.E.M. singer also has a new photo book called Our Interference Times: A Visual Record combining digital and analog imagery. He sat for an interview on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert last … More »
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Stream: Cuffed Up, ‘French Exit’

From the first minute of their debut single “Mother/Father,” you knew L.A. quartet Cuffed Up knew their post-punk. Their new single “French Exit” is another story entirely, a stream-turned-whirlpool-of-consciousness, with Sapphire Jewell speak-singing over an intoxicating wash of guitar and cymbals. To review: Cuffed Up formed after a chance meeting between Jewell and Ralph Torrefranca, during which they bonded over their love for the U.K. punk scene. Vic Ordonez and Joe Liptock later came on bo...
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Art Record Covers: A Book of Over 500 Album Covers Created by Famous Visual Artists

The list of musicians who are also visual artists goes on and on. We’re all familiar with the biggest names: David Bowie, Patti Smith, Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell, Captain Beefheart, etc, etc, etc. Lesser-known alternative and indie artists like Stone Roses guitarist John Squire and Austin singer/songwriter Daniel Johnston created iconic imagery that adorned their album covers and merchandise. Such multitalented individuals embody the kinship of sound and vision. But so too do the many collabora...
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Tonight in L.A.: The King Khan & BBQ Show, Rex Orange County, Mandolin Orange, Gates of the West; Calibash, WASTELAND, Jessica Gerhardt, Cashmere Cat, Kid Giant, Jameson Burt, This Wild Life, Tiffany

L.A. shows for Saturday: ► The King Khan & BBQ Show does a sold-out show at the Teragram Ballroom, with the Night Times supporting. ► Rex Orange County at the Shrine Auditorium ► And North Carolina duo Mandolin Orange visit the Theatre at Ace Hotel. Also: Calibash, with Bad Bunny, Anuel AA, Karol G, Sech and Rosalia at Staples Center Gates of the West with Butch Walker, Jakob Dylan, Duff McKagan, Wayne Kramer and more at the Roxy Ease and A.J. Curry at the Echoplex Basscon presents WASTELAND at ...
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