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New 33 1/3 title: Grateful Dead’s Workingman’s Dead

If you are like me and collect the ‘ultra-hip’ books from the 33 1/3 series…you may be happy to hear about the announcement of their newest title…Grateful Dead – Workingman’s Dead by Buzz Poole (great name!)

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Workingmans-Dead Bloomsbury is extremely proud to announce the second of fourteen new 33 1/3 volumes…coming to a bookstore (and kindle/iPad) near you in: Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2015 and Fall 2016. It was extremely difficult to select these titles from a pool of over 400 brilliant proposals so we hope you enjoy! To highlight each new title and the author behind it, we’ll announce one book each day over the next two weeks.

Workingman’s Dead- Grateful Dead

By Buzz Poole

Coming September 2015!

Released in 1970, the Grateful Dead’s Workingman’s Dead is cold-water-shock departure from the Acid Test feedback madness of the late ‘60s material, exemplified by songs like “St. Stephen” and “Dark Star.” Rather than relying on chemically-fuelled guitar licks and spacey improvisational explorations, this album is the first listen to what would become an extensive songbook informed and inspired by dusty, rough and tumble American history and world…

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GWAR founder found dead in Richmond home

This is sad news for the Tidewater area…

WTKR.com

RICHMOND, Va. – GWAR founder and vocalist Dave Brockie was found dead in his Richmond home Sunday, according to a report from WTVR in Richmond.

Brockie’s friend and former GWAR member Chris Bopst confirmed the death to CBS 6.

Richmond Police also confirmed Brockie’s death.

“At approximately 6:53 p.m. on Sunday, Richmond Police were called to a residence in the 4800 block of West Seminary Avenue for a report of a deceased individual,” Richmond Police spokeswoman Dionne Waugh wrote in an email. “When officers arrived, they found David M. Brockie, 50, deceased inside the home.”

Click here to read the complete story from WTVR.

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The Jewish Mother closes its doors

This is sad news for the Tidewater area. Some great bands have played at the Jew Mom.
Hopefully a new venue will open soon that is ‘hipster approved’.

WTKR.com

Virginia Beach, Va. – This time, the rumors are true: The Jewish Mother has closed its doors.

Barely three months after The Jewish Mother Backstage in Norfolk shut down, the restaurant and live music venue announced on its Facebook page that it was shutting down in Virginia Beach as well.

The Jewish Mother first opened in 1974about two miles from its current location in the Hilltop area.A comment on the Facebook post says www.inticketing.com will be issuing ticket refunds today.

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Exploring regional listening preferences

Cool…I see there are a few ‘hipster’ bands still liked here in the U.S.

Sufjan Stevens, Edward Sharpe, The Shins

Music Machinery

In previous posts we looked at how gender and age can affect listening preferences. Today we take a look at how the location of a listener may affect their listening preferences.

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For this study, I sampled the listening preferences of about a quarter million listeners that have a zip code associated with their account. update: Listener data is drawn from a variety of music streaming services that are powered by The Echo Nest. I aggregated these listeners into regions (state, regional and all-US). To compare regions I look at the top-N most popular artists  based upon listener plays in each region and look for artists that have a substantial change in rank between the two regions. These artists are the artists that define the taste for the region.

As an example let’s compare Tennessee to New England. If we look at the top 100 artists listened to in Tennessee and…

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