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Shaky Knees 2015 Lineup: The Strokes, The Avett Brothers, Wilco Set to Headline Atlanta Festival

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Atlanta's Shaky Knees Music Festival announced its 2015 lineup, and it certainly holds its own against some of the bigger events. The Strokes, Wilco and The Avett Brothers are set to headline along with Ryan Adams, The Pixies and Social Distortion. Tickets for the three-day festival, which will run May 8 to 10, go on sale Friday, Jan. 16, "Consequence of Sound" reports. The third annual fest is offering an array of talent from alternative to metal, with most bands falling in the indie rock category. Here are the other artists you can look forward to seeing if you go: Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Tame Impala, Brand New, Old Crow Medicine Show, Mastodon, Interpol, TV on the Radio, James Blake, Neutral Milk Hotel, Flogging Molly, Manchester Orchestra, Dr. Dog, Milky Chance, Death from Above 1979, Spiritualized, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Kaiser Chiefs, ZZ Ward, Panda Bear, Clutch, American Football, The Black Lips, The Devil Makes Three, The Mountain Goats, Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls, The Kooks, Wavves, Built to Spill, Mac DeMarco, Diamond Rugs, Minus the Bear and Old 97s. Rounding out the bottom of the roster are The Heartless Bastards, The Mowglis, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, The Bronx, Two Gallants, Tennis, Speedy Ortiz, The Whiskey Gentry, Fences, The Sheepdogs, Surfer Blood, The Damnwells, Field Report and many more.READ MORE

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8 Artists Who Are Taking Too Long To Release New Albums: Dr. Dre, Lauryn Hill And More

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This has been a pretty exciting couple of days for fans of both Modest Mouse and D'Angelo, with both artists announcing their first new albums in quite some time (Modest Mouse's last album came out in 2007, while D'Angelo's was 2000). Now that these two artists have finally decided to release some new music, here are eight more artists that have been taking far too long to put out new albums.READ MORE

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Neutral Milk Hotel Tour 2015: Final Dates for Reunion Released with Over 30 Shows

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If you want the chance to see Neutral Milk Hotel live, soon you will have your final chance. Following an epic, expansive reunion tour that tok up the majority of 2014, today (Dec. 10), the legendary indie rock band announced one last list of dates before they wrap things up. In spring 2015, the "In The Aeroplane Over the Sea" band will tour over 30 cites.READ MORE

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9 Rock Albums Whose Producers Co-Wrote The Music: Fun., The Black Keys, And More

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In genres such as pop and hip-hop, it's pretty much standard for a producer to have an active role in the album's songwriting, especially if they're working with a solo artist, but this is pretty uncommon when working with rock bands, who tend to write their own material. These nine albums, however, feature extensive songwriting contributions from their producers, even though they were made by rock bands.READ MORE

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8 Albums That End With Jam Sessions: Nirvana, George Harrison And More

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Placing a lengthy jam session or free improv in the middle of an album can often ruin its flow, but these artists realized that these loose, free-flowing tracks would be most effective when placed at the end of an album. Here are eight albums that end with jam sessions.READ MORE

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11 Great Albums With 11 Songs: Fleetwood Mac, Radiohead, And More

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If you're obsessed with albums like I am, the number of songs in a tracklist has an inexplicable significance. While having 10, 12, or 15 tracks seems very neat and tidy, and having nine or less seems vaguely progressive, 11 tracks bursts with confidence, as if the artist had too many good songs for 10, but didn't want to pad it with 12. In honor of Nov. 11 (11/11!), here are the 11 best albums with 11 tracks.READ MORE

R.E.M.

R.E.M., Neutral Milk Hotel, Drive-By Truckers Rally for Music Landmark in Athens

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Some of music's finest acts, including R.E.M., Neutral Milk Hotel, Drive-By Truckers and Widespread Panic, are rallying to save the legendary church steeple in Athens, Georgia, that stands as tribute to the community's bustling music scene. As The A.V. Club points out, the steeple used to be part of an entire church where Michael Stipe, Peter Buck, Mike Mills and Bill Berry performed their first gig in 1980 as R.E.M. The church was brought down in 1990, "Rolling Stone" notes, and the steeple has been threatened to be demolished in recent years. Nuçi's Space, a health and music resource center that works for the prevention of suicide, has partnered with musicians from the area to help save the landmark.READ MORE

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8 Albums That End With Instrumentals: Tom Waits, Hüsker Dü, And More

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A well-constructed album should flow a lot like a film or a novel, with an engaging opening, rising action, and a satisfying conclusion. Some albums even come with a dénoument or epilogue, an instrumental closer that follows the climax. Here are eight albums that close with instrumental tracks.READ MORE

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Stream: Pitchfork Music Festival 2014 Video Featuring Beck, Neutral Milk Hotel, Kendrick Lamar and More

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Pitchfork Music Festival is well on its way. This weekend, July 18 through 20, Chicago will be taken over by the power of indie rock. Though Union Park is sure to be full of music lovers, not everybody can make it out to the windy city. If you're one of the unfortunate ones, worry not! There's a live stream of all three days rolling around on the Internet.READ MORE

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10 Great Artists Known For Just One Album: Television, Nas, And More

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Most artists have one album that's generally regarded as their best, but sometimes these albums are so incredible and obviously superior that the rest of the artist's discography becomes overshadowed. Here are ten great artists who are known for just one album.READ MORE

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8 Great LGBT-Themed Alternative Songs: Green Day, The Smiths, And More

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To commemorate the anniversary of the Stonewall riots on June 28th, 1969, every June has been designated LGBT Pride Month in the United States. In honor of the 45th anniversary of the riots, here's a list of eight incredible alternative songs with LGBT themes.READ MORE

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6 Great Songs With Solos On Unusual Instruments: Simon & Garfunkel, The Replacements, and more

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In rock and pop songs, most solos are played on guitar or keyboard, though occasionally the bassist and drummer gets chances to shine. However, these six artists chose pretty unconventional instruments (for rock and pop music, anyway) to play them on. Here are six great songs with solos on unusual instruments.READ MORE

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6 Incredible Artists Who Started Off As Drummers: Frank Zappa, Jack White, and more

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Though plenty of musicians choose one instrument when starting out and stick to it (I know I have), these six artists all started off on drums before becoming renowned for something else. Here are six incredible musicians who started off as drummers.READ MORE

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Stream Primavera Sound Festival 2014 Sets: St. Vincent, Arcade Fire, Disclosure, And More

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Spain’s Primavera Sound festival kicked off in Barcelona today. Our writer Jack is on the scene ready to report back to us about the best things he saw but because of that whole time-change thing, you might as well see the live streams for yourself here while you wait. The Thursday lineup includes sets by Warpaint, Real Estate, St. Vincent, Arcade Fire, Disclosure and Holy Ghost as well as Neutral Milk Hotel and Queens of The Stone Age (not streaming).READ MORE

Jeff Mangum of Neutral Milk Hotel

6 Alternative Musicians Who Vanished From The Music Business: Jeff Mangum, Bill Berry, And More

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For the most part, musicians don’t really retire. A great deal simply keep playing until they’re physically unable to go on (see: the Rolling Stones). However, there are some artists who more or less vanished from music altogether, and some never returned. Here are six alternative musicians who vanished from the music business.READ MORE

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