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Music Biz Headlines, Dec. 8, 2017

Subjects in today's wrap include Neil Young, Jimi Hendrix, underground music scenes, sound design, Bon Jovi, Elvis Costello, Moogfest, William Prince, Alex Lahey, and the Sam's sign.

Music Biz Headlines, Dec. 8, 2017

By Kerry Doole

The abstract staying power of new music

When critics talk about "new music," they are referring to that subset of the art music tradition that is contemporary. We can't call it classical anymore  —  Russell Smith, The Globe and Mail


From bush doof to clown core: your favourite underground music scenes

Readers share the scenes that inspire them  — Ben Beaumont-Thomas, The Guardian

Spatial Awareness: Inside the world of immersive sound design

The engineering challenge of trying to place an audience in a three-dimensional acoustic space has a long history, and several methods have been used over the years with varying amounts of success — Stephen Bennett, AudioMediaInternational

Neil Young fires at Apple as he introduces new streaming Archives site

Today all music suffers from low-quality audio throughout the distribution chain. It starts with big tech companies like Apple —  Jim Harrington, Bay Area News Group

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New Jimi Hendrix album with unreleased songs coming in March

It is far from the first posthumous release from the guitar legend, but recording engineer Eddie Kramer says listening to the old tapes was still an electrifying experience — Mesfin Fekadu, AP

Jazz is a dynamic, universal language, says Norway-based Mozambican saxman Ivan Mazuze

The worldly saxophonist plays Toronto's Small World Music Centre on Saturday  — Peter Hum, Ottawa Citizen

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Rocker

The leader of roots-rockers Old 97's reflects on industry changes —  Rhett Miller, thebaffler.com

Bon Jovi lead Rock Hall fan ballot, Radiohead place 12th

Moody Blues, Dire Straits, the Cars, and Judas Priest come next — Stereogum

The musical progress of Jerome Godboo

The hard-working Toronto blues singer and harmonica player discusses his working methods  — thewiremagazine.com

Elvis Costello on movies, music and why you won't ever see him slapping his knee in concert

The singer discusses movies and music and how the two have intersected during his long career —  Glenn Whipp, LA Times

Caroline Polachek pulls out Moogfest 2018 over lineup announcement

“Furious to be (without approval) on an all-female & non-gender-binary announcement list for @Moogfest, Gender is not a genre" — Michelle Kim, Pitchfork

Touring a 'research-and-recon' mission for singer-songwriter William Prince

The Juno-winning songsmith is inspired by the long road treks he has made in recent years — Tom Murray, Edmonton Journal

What influenced Charly Bliss?

The Brooklyn indie pop band tells us about their equal loves of Tokyo Police Club and Josie And The Pussycats —  Cam Lindsay, NOW

After decades in music business, Bill Bentley helps create Smithsonian book on rock

He worked on collection of previously unseen photos of musicians —  Andrew Dansby, Houston Chronicle

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Coffee with...Richmond BC recording artist Melanie Eng

She explains how her lucid dreams helped her write lyrics for her latest electronic pop album —  Alan Campbell, Richmond News

Toronto isn't liking the new Sam the Record Man sign

Discerning critics of neon turntables are saying "FU" to Ryerson University this week over how it handled the restoration of an iconic Toronto sign  — blogTO.com

Breakout Australian artist Alex Lahey prefers to pave her own path in the music biz

Unlike artists peddling the rock ’n’ roll lifestyle of parties and drugs, Lahey is endearingly relatable — Kate Wilson, TheGeorgia Straight

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Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Joey Martinez

Neil Young & Crazy Horse

Rock

Neil Young's New Album 'FU##IN' UP' Has Live Recordings from Intimate Toronto Venue The Rivoli

FU##IN' UP, the new album by Neil Young & Crazy Horse, features performances of songs from his 1990 album Ragged Glory, recorded live at Toronto's Rivoli, seemingly during a much-rumoured secret show last November. He'll bring his upcoming tour to Toronto's Budweiser Stage in May, 2024.

Canadian icon Neil Young is adding to his immense discography with a new release this spring, a live album titled FU##IN UP'. The album, featuring Young's longtime band Crazy Horse, consists of nine live recordings from 2023 and is set for a limited edition two-LP release this April, in partnership with Record Store Day. According to the album's credits as noticed by Exclaim!, it was recorded at Toronto's Rivoli club, meaning it likely captures Neil Young & Crazy Horse's secret show at the Rivoli last November.

At that show — supposedly a private birthday party for Canada Goose CEO Dani Reiss — according to reports that generated a lot of buzz when they appeared online days later, Young performed most of his 1990 album Ragged Glory. FU##IN' UP features primarily songs from Ragged Glory, with new titles taken from lyric fragments. ("Over and Over," shared as a single, is now "Broken Circle.") The album features performances from Crazy Horse members Billy Talbot on bass, Ralph Molina on drums, and Nils Lofgren and Micah Nelson on guitar and piano, and Reiss is credited as a presenter.

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