News Roundup: Manhattan Inn, David Bowie & Bob Dylan

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  • Manhattan Inn Lastest BK Venue To Close

    Yep, it’s time for another one of those announcements: November 13 will mark the end of the Greenpoint bar known for its piano and hosting events like The Hum. The owners have stated that they will return in 2017, but before they close, you can enjoy free concerts in the back room (with suggested donations for the performers, of course). Performers will include Kaki King, Delicate Steve, Sam Evian, Joan As Police Woman, Nick Hakim, Pavo Pavo, J. Hoard, Sam Cohen, and Wilsen, among others. More details here.

  • Hey, Check Out Some New Bowie Songs

    The previously unreleased songs come from Bowie’s Blackstar sessions will be released today along with the cast recording of Lazarus, a musical Bowie wrote with Enda Walsh. As I’m typing this the three songs – “Killing A Little Time,” “When I Met You” and “No Plan” appear to have been taken off of the internet, but hopefully you folks in the future will find them without any problem. While you type them into your search bar, listen to some of the cast recording below:

  • Deerhoof Announce New EP

    I Thought We Were Friends will be a two-song release, out 11/18 via Famous Class. The band has shared its first track, “Risk Free,” which is a welcome glimmer of sunlight to brighten up your weekend. Listen below, and if you happen to be in Europe next month, you can catch them on tour with the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

  • Bob Dylan Finally (Kinda Sorta) Acknowledges Nobel Prize Award

    As you may have heard, Bob Dylan won the Nobel prize in literature for his lyrics. He’s being coy about it, though; the Nobel academy has yet to hear from him, despite their calls and emails to the singer. The only acknowledgment is that Dylan’s website now describes him as a Nobel prize winner, leaving it a mystery whether he’ll accept (technically, you can turn down a Nobel award) or show up to the ceremony. So at the very least, his social media manager is happy he won.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZPh3hpxLKs

  • Le Tigre releases Pro-Hillary Song “I’m With Her”

    Laura Parnes directed the accompanying video, which is pretty silly: Kathleen Hanna and company dance in pantsuits, mixed with scenes of political rallies and cats and dogs playing. It’s not the deepest political commentary, but still, anything helps. Check it out: