Kyle McGovern

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    Kate Bush Announces First Concerts in 35 Years

    Kate Bush followers rejoice! The legendary singer-songwriter has announced her first tour in 35 years. On Friday, Bush revealed plans for "Before the Dawn," a 15-date series that will take place at the Eventim Apollo in London later this year. The run of shows begins on August 26 and ends on September 19. "I hope you will be able to join us and I look forward to seeing you there," Bush writes on her website, which, according to the Telegraph, quickly crashed after the news broke.Though Dame Bush has taken the stage for select appearances over the last few decades, Before the Dawn will be her first proper tour since 1979, when she embarked upon a six-week trek around Britain and mainland Europe.

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    Lorde Tells Fans To Kiss Westboro Baptist Church Protesters

    The Westboro Baptist Church has beef with Lorde. The extremist organization — whose 84-year-old founder, Fred Phelps, is approaching death's door — plans to protest the 17-year-old singer's upcoming concert in Kansas City, Missouri."New Zealand came forth with a young lassie that doesn't have enough sense to put in a thimble," the WBC said in a statement, according to Billboard. "Now the world has elevated her to the status of an idol.

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    Hear 3D's Thumping Remix of Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band's 'Mad Lifeline'

    When Tunde Adebimpe isn't leading TV on the Radio, he's singing for Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band and, in turn, inspiring remixes by Massive Attack's Robert "3D" Del Naja. To wit, 3D has reworked two HWBMB tracks for a special edition vinyl that's limited to 500 copies and out now on Battle Box. "I constantly stalk Tunde with instrumentals," 3D tells SPIN. "In revenge he sent me the Higgins album and I picked two tracks that I thought would be fun to remix. Now that's sorted, I'll get back to harassing him with loops."One of the aforementioned tracks is "Mad Lifeline," a nearly eight-minute highlight from HWBMB's self-titled, debut EP, released last year through the band's own ZNA Records. In 3D's hands, the run time shrinks to five minutes and the focus shifts from prowling bass to percolating percussion, clearing the path for Adebimpe's always-soulful vocals.

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    Hear Miles Davis' 'Run the Voodoo Down' From Upcoming 'Miles at the Fillmore' Box Set

    Miles Davis' historic four-night residency at New York City's Fillmore East will see new life on March 25, when Columbia/Legacy releases Miles at the Fillmore — Miles Davis 1970: The Bootleg Series Vol. 3. The upcoming box set spans four CDs and presents Davis' string of 1970 performances at the Fillmore (which took place from June 17 through 20) in full-length, unedited form for the first time ever.Recorded roughly two months after the release of Davis' landmark Bitches Brew album, the Fillmore gigs caught the jazz legend at one of the many high-water marks of his career, leading a five-piece that featured Chick Corea on electric piano, bassist Dave Holland, and drummer Jack DeJohnette.

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    Beastie Boys and GoldieBlox Put 'Girls' Lawsuit to Bed

    The legal battle between the Beastie Boys and GoldieBlox has come to an end. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the two parties have come to a settlement, the terms of which are unknown, and the fight over "Girls" has been dismissed.Fans will recall that the ill communication began back in November, when toy company GoldieBlox parodied the Beasties' 1987 track "Girls" for a commercial, repurposing the sexist nursery rhyme to sell toys geared towards girls.

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    Hear Wye Oak's Brainy, Buzzing New Single 'Glory'

    Wye Oak reimagine themselves as a duo driven by sturdy bass lines and jumpy keyboards on their upcoming fourth album, Shriek. Singer-bassist Jenn Wasner explained to SPIN recently that the guitars that featured so prominently on 2011's Civilian are gone because, "If I don't feel right about something or connected to something, then it's just not going to happen; I can't fake my way through it. [While writing Shriek], there was all this weird baggage associated with the guitar for me, and I couldn't get around that."Wasner and bandmate Andy Stack previewed their new working arrangement back in January with "The Tower," a thumping track that came paired with the upcoming LP's release details (Shriek is due out April 29 via Merge Records).

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    Watch Pusha T Tear Up 'Grindin'' With Tyler, the Creator at SPIN's House of Vans SXSW Party

    Pusha T headlined SPIN's House of Vans showcase at South By Southwest last week, and the Virginia MC's set at the Mohawk easily ranked as one of the Best Things We Saw at SXSW 2014. Oh, were you not there to witness King Push's greatness? No worries — you can catch a snippet of the performance via the above video. The just-shared clip features footage of Pusha tearing into "Grindin'," a radio-friendly anthem taken from the Clipse's 2002 debut album Lord Willin'. Keep an eye out for Tyler, the Creator, who joyously rapped along from the venue's VIP section. After the gig, Tyler tweeted: "the joy you get when an artist you like performs a song you love. pusha did grindin and i almost died." Hit the play button to see what almost killed him.

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    Future Islands Are Streaming New Album 'Singles' Right Now

    Future Islands gave the crowd at SPIN's Stubb's showcase during South By Southwest this past weekend, but now fans everywhere can check out Singles in full: The Baltimore synth-pop crew are streaming their fourth album in its entirety over at NPR. Due March 25, the upcoming LP succeeds 2011's On the Water and marks Future Islands' first full-length for new label home 4AD. Followers — David Letterman included — will be familiar with the record's stellar opening track, "Seasons (Waiting On You)," and recently shared second taste "A Dream of You and Me." Get acquainted with the rest of the 10-track set over at NPR (remember, Singles is one of 50 Albums You Gotta Hear in 2014), and check out photos from Future Islands' thrilling performance at SPIN's daytime SXSW party at Stubb's.

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    Super Bowl Fans Feel Scandalized By Red Hot Chili Peppers' Nipples

    If history has taught us anything, it's that nipples and the Super Bowl don't mix well. Ten years after Janet Jackson stole the halftime show with her infamous "wardrobe malfunction," the Red Hot Chili Peppers joined Bruno Mars during the Big Game to provide some old-guard, rock'n'roll star-power and play the skins to Mars' shirts. And, just like Janet before them, Anthony Kiedis and Flea enraged Americans by flashing their areolas on live, national television. Deadspin reports that the Federal Communications Commission received 53 complaints pertaining to Super Bowl XLVIII, several of which were focused on the excess of flesh."THIS PERSON NAMED ANTHONY KIEDIS WAS NAKED TO THE WASTE [sic], THRUSTING HIS PELVIS, SAYING 'WHAT HE GOT HE GOT TO GIVE IT PUT IT IN YOU,'" reads one caps-lock complaint. "HE IS CLEARLY TALKING ABOUT HIS PENIS.

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    Watch Twin Shadow Dumpster-Dive for SXSW

    George Lewis Jr. is known for many things. Among them: His Twin Shadow alias, his love of synth-powered melodrama, his talent for covering other artists' songs, and his enthusiasm for motorcycles. But having a sense of humor? Not so much. And yet here we have a new video from the folks at Funny or Die that proves Lewis has comedy chops (or, at the very least, knows people who do). The just-released clip pokes fun at South By Southwest pop-up shows by having Twin Shadow play a surprise gig from inside a dumpster. Of course, the audience members are too busy chugging beer, snapping selfies, and looking at their phones to appreciate Twin Shadow's live rendition of Confess stunner "Five Seconds." Dumpster dive above.

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