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Record Store Day is coming April 16. It began in 2007 and has grown into a indie record store and vinyl lover’s version of Christmas morning (or maybe Easter morning? RSD happens the third Sunday of every April). The Record Store Day site just posted the line-up of offerings for this year, and it’s a… More »

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Watch My Morning Jacket, Merrill Garbus, & Brittany Howard Play Fallon

A few days ago, we heard a cover of Fela Kuti's "Trouble Sleep Yanga Wake Am" by My Morning Jacket featuring Merrill Garbus (of tUnE-yArDs)…
Liz Pelly | October 12, 2013 - 6:10 am

My Morning Jacket – “Trouble Sleep Yanga Wake Am” (Feat. Merrill Garbus & Brittany Howard) (Fela Kuti Cover)

The AIDS awareness group Red Hot has given us many great benefit compilations over the years, including 1993's epochal No Alternative ("Unseen Power of the
Chris DeVille | October 4, 2013 - 11:20 am

tUnE-yArDs & ?uestlove – “Lady” (Fela Kuti Cover)

Merrill Garbus's unhinged yawp turns out to be just about ideal for Afrobeat. The Red Hot Organization and the (RED) initiative are currently teaming u…
Tom Breihan | June 1, 2012 - 9:49 am