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The Story of Aaron Swartz

The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz. The film follows the story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz. From Swartz’s help in the development of the basic internet protocol RSS to his co-founding of Reddit, his fingerprints are all over the internet. But it was Swartz’s groundbreaking work in social justice …

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Robert Plant – lullaby and… The Ceaseless Roar

After “Kashmir”, Plant finally has found the perfect contemporary sound for his best album in decades.  The Irish poet William Butler Yeats once famously evoked the drift of time through the image of old men gazing at their own watery reflections. Robert Plant is hardly the gnarled specimen Yeats described — at 66, the singer …

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Dierks Bentley – Riser

Dierks Bentley sure has been busy over the last ten plus years. His latest catalogue installment Riser is his seventh studio album since his 2003 debut. A lot can happen to a person in a decade; situations that are desirable, undesirable or somewhere in the middle. Riser‘s overall persona, if an album can take one on, …

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Pink Floyd – Venice Italy | 15.07.1989

25 Years ago Tonight… Pink Floyd, Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy A Momentary Lapse of Reason Tour: Setlist: 1. Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts I-V) (Part 1 only) 2. Learning to Fly 3. Yet Another Movie 4. Round and Around 5. Sorrow 6. The Dogs of War 7. On the Turning Away 8. Time …

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Tinariwen – Village Underground London | 6.03.2014

Tinariwen +|O:| Village Underground London | 6.03.2014 The desert is a place of hardship and subtle beauty, a stark world that reveals its secrets slowly and carefully. Life in the desert is resilient and strong, and the people are gentle giants among the sand, storms, and sun. For Saharan blues band Tinariwen, the desert is …

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The Kinky Fingers – White River City

Five songs for the surf trio Los Kinky Finger’s from Denver, Colorado. Tayler Doyle, Daniel Hogan and Craig Morris aren’t doing anything stunningly original on their debut EP, but they are laying some good foundation for where to go next with their enthusiastic blend of styles and sounds. They are a classic product of their …

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Grammy Awards 2014: Full Nominations List

Nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday (Dec. 6), with select categories getting a primetime rollout during the “Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!” “This year’s nominations reflect the talented community of music makers who represent some of the highest levels of excellence and artistry of the year in their respective fields,” said Neil …

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The Killers – Christmas Singles Compilation | 2006-2013

Annual Christmas Singles: The Killers have been involved with the Product Red campaign, headed by Bono and Bobby Shriver. To date they have released eight Christmas themed songs and music videos On November 30, 2011 they released the (RED) Christmas EP on iTunes which features all six songs that had been released up to that …

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Frank Zappa & Ensemble Modern – The Yellow Shark (Live 1992 Full Concert)

In 1991, Zappa was chosen to be one of four featured composers at the Frankfurt Festival in 1992 (the others were John Cage, Karlheinz Stockhausen and Alexander Knaifel). Zappa was approached by the German chamber ensemble, Ensemble Modern, which was interested in playing his music for the event. Although ill, Zappa invited them to Los …

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Billie Joe + Norah: Foreverly | streaming

On Nov. 25, Norah Jones and Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong will team up to release Foreverly, a modern-day reworking of the Everly Brothers’ 1958 country folk covers album Songs Our Daddy Taught Us, via Reprise. The original album was praised for its (then) contemporary take on traditional ballads and standards from country singers …

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