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Mamas and Papas' Doherty dies

It's no so much indie, but music news none the less.

I thought some people would be intrested.

taken from Canoe- Jam! Music news

Mamas and Papas' Doherty dies

By CASSANDRA SZKLARSKI

TORONTO (CP) - Halifax-born Denny Doherty was remembered Friday as the "angelic voice" that carried the '60s folk-pop group the Mamas and the Papas through such memorable hits as "California Dreamin' " and "Monday, Monday."

Doherty died early Friday at his home in suburban Mississauga after suffering an aneurysm in his abdomen, said his sister Frances Arnold. He was 66.

"Everybody used to think that John Phillips, who wrote the songs, was also the main voice of the group, but it wasn't - it was the angelic voice of Denny Doherty," said Larry Leblanc, Canadian editor of Billboard Magazine.

"He was often overlooked but it was really his voice that carried the group; also Cass (Elliot) was a formidable singer."

The group's hits also included "Dream a Little Dream of Me" and "Dedicated to the One I Love." Doherty co-wrote the songs "I Saw Her Again Last Night" and "Got a Feelin'. "
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James Brown Dies at 73

By GREG BLUESTEIN, Associated Press Writer

James Brown, the dynamic, pompadoured "Godfather of Soul," whose rasping vocals and revolutionary rhythms made him a founder of rap, funk and disco as well, died early Monday, his agent said. He was 73.

Brown was hospitalized with pneumonia at Emory Crawford Long Hospital on Sunday and died around 1:45 a.m. Monday, said his agent, Frank Copsidas of Intrigue Music. Longtime friend Charles Bobbit was by his side, he said.

Copsidas said Brown's family was being notified of his death and that the cause was still uncertain. "We really don't know at this point what he died of," he said.

Along with Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan and a handful of others, Brown was one of the major musical influences of the past 50 years. At least one generation idolized him, and sometimes openly copied him. His rapid-footed dancing inspired Mick Jagger and Michael Jackson among others. Songs such as David Bowie's "Fame," Prince's "Kiss," George Clinton's "Atomic Dog" and Sly and the Family Stone's "Sing a Simple Song" were clearly based on Brown's rhythms and vocal style.

If Brown's claim to the invention of soul can be challenged by fans of Ray Charles and Sam Cooke, then his rights to the genres of rap, disco and funk are beyond question. He was to rhythm and dance music what Dylan was to lyrics: the unchallenged popular innovator.
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Xiu Xiu Release Handmade Tour Photo Book

stolen from Pitchfork.com

Surely by now you've seen the two installments of scandalous Xiu Xiu tour Polaroids that graced these very pages, courtesy of tour manager/merch dude David Horvitz. Allowing us an intimate look into the dazzling life of these rockstars in their natural habitats (chiefly hotel rooms, vans, and diners), Horvitz' photos garnered world wide (web) acclaim and remained permanently etched into the grey matter of all who saw them...for better or for worse.

So of course you're fixing for more! And Horvitz hears your pleas, which is why he's put together Xiu Xiu Tour Book #4, the latest installment in his series of handmade picture books documenting the exploits of Xiu Xiu on the open road. This one depicts moments from the Xiu's recent tour in support of The Air Force.

But check it: this time, instead of seedy Polaroids of people peeing on their feet, Xiu Xiu Tour Book #4 collects significantly more tasteful and often fairly artistic shots of the Xiu crew in action. They're hardly professional, however, which lends them a charm similar to that of your family vacation photos. If your family is, you know, slightly insane.

Check out lo-res samples of all the pix here.

Horvitz hopes to make future editions of Book #4 featuring different photographs, and the first one-- which promises bigger pages and more photos than ever before-- is available now for $20 at Horvitz' website. There's even a DIY mail-in option for folks who can't quite swing that sum. Swank!
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Broken Social Scene Hiatus

Article Here

I know they've done it before because a lot of their members have various side projects, but still it's very sad when such a great band dosen't tour.

There was three years in between their previous album and their newest but still, they are such a great band.

This summer is turning into the summer of great bands breaking up or going to hiatus.
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Interviews and Cd Reviews

Alright so some may know this and some may not but I'm a journalism major.   Anyways in hopes to keep this poor little community of mine alive I'm gonna post a few CD reviews, if anyone else has anything like that which they would like to post come on and do so! 

 

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