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Hear Another New Prince Song From The “Purple Rain” Sessions, "Our Destiny / Roadhouse Garden"

With each passing week, fans should be getting more and more excited for the upcoming expanded release of Princes seminal Purple Rain.Now, another bonus track from the album has appeared on Spotify.A medley of two songs that appeared frequently in Princes sets during the time, Our Destiny / Roadhouse Garden is over six-minutes of...

Hear An Unreleased Prince Song From The “Purple Rain” Sessions

NPG/Warner Bros are reissuing Princes iconic 1984 album Purple Rain in a remastered and expanded format this summer.Due out June 23, the rerelease will come in two packages, deluxe and expanded deluxe, both of which feature the remastered album, as overseen by Prince in 2015, and a second disc of previously unreleased material from the sessions.&...

Purple Billboards & Public Space Ads Signify Prince Coming To Spotify

Rumors are circulating that the Prince catalog will appear on Spotify in coordination with the 2017 Grammy Awards.Fueling the speculation are a series of largely wordless outdoor ads in Prince's favorite color, dotting buidlings and Subway platforms in New York and London.Some of the purple @Spotify ads that were spotted in 4 instance #NewYork...

Review / Video / Setlist | White Denim @ Thalia Hall 4/30/16

By: Alex WoodId be lying if I said I wasnt skeptical going in to White Denims Thalia Hall show on Saturday.Mylast two White Denim shows, during their 2014 tour, both took place in venues in the 200 and 500 capacity range. This, combined with the band's newlineup,gives reason for a longtime fan to think, or possibly...

Notes From The Jazz Underground Honors Prince & Mingus

This edition ofNotes From The Jazz Underground was culled from the April 22nd broadcast, Charles Mingus' birthday.What was planned as astraight tribute set to Minguswas hijacked a few days before by the untimely passing of Prince.That's great news for radio listeners, but for those checking in to our site for the streamable playlist,...

Bruce Springsteen Opens Brooklyn Show With "Purple Rain"

It was Purple Rain, the album, which knocked Born In The USA from the #1 spot of the album charts in 1984.Towering icons of the 80s, Bruce Springsteen and Prince seemed to occupy different musical worlds, but Bruce like seemingly everybody else, also loved and respected Prince.He and the E Street Band put...

Infographic | A Brief History Of Prince's Sign ☮ The Times Album

Designer Craig Robinson at Flip Flop Flyin' re-shared this 2014 infographic that tells the remarkable story of the SignThe Times album. Most of his data was sourced from Prince's vast wikipedia entries, and it is a lot.Definitely a cool visual representation of what goes on in the mind of an artist, who is at times...

Pearl Jam Honors Prince and Jake Arrieta at South Carolina Show

While musicians -- and truly everyone -- worldwide werehonoring Prince and his career after he passed away tragically yesterday, there was another news story that had grabbed the attention of usChicagoans, and baseball fans everywhere.Jake Arrieta, of the Chicago Cubs tossed his second no-hitter in 11 regular season starts as a part of a 16-0...

Album Reviews | December 2015 Releases

By: Alex WoodColdplay- A Head Full Of Dreams [12/4]With A Head Full Of Dreams, Coldplay complete their transformation into a pop band. With glossy production, lightweight melodies and an all-around modern approach, the new music could be an entirely different band than the band that recorded Parachutes. With that said, theres worse pop music out...

Album Reviews | September 2015 Releases

By: Alex WoodThunderbitch- Thunderbitch [9/1]After releasing one of the years best records with The Alabama Shakes, singer, songwriter and guitarist Brittany Howard surprised fans with an unannounced record as Thunderbitch. Consisting of Howard and a handful of Nashville rock musicians, the record has a gritty rock n roll sound, full of distorted guitar, pounding drums...