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Faithless To Play Show For 90 People

Faithless To Play Show For 90 PeopleThey warm up for Wireless main stage in the festival's Tiscali tent

The Smiths Reunite

The Smiths ReuniteMike Joyce and Andy Rourke reminisce for new DVD docufilm

Sly Bringing The Family Stone To Hackney

Sly Bringing The Family Stone To HackneyThe Stone's are confirmed for Lovebox Weekender

Patti Smith and Philip Glass To Read Poetry Together

Patti Smith and Philip Glass To Read Poetry TogetherThe special London event is to mark Glass' 70th birthday

New Prince Album Details Revealed

New Prince Album Details RevealedThe global superstar's 24th album is out next month

Arcade Fire Confirm UK Arena Tour

Arcade Fire Confirm UK Arena TourThe Latitude festival headliners will return in October

Ash Call Time On Albums

Ash Call Time On AlbumsTwilight will be their last LP, as they become first band to record singles only

Brett Anderson To Play Special Acoustic Gig

Brett Anderson To Play Special Acoustic GigSee the former Suede man in the Union Chapel next month

Klaxons On The Road Again

Klaxons On The Road AgainFans get first dibs on tickets tomorrow

The White Stripes To Blitz Canada This Month

The White Stripes To Blitz Canada This MonthDan Sartain joins the duo on 21-date tour

Ryan Adams Premieres New Material In London

Ryan Adams Premieres New Material In LondonEasy Tiger pleases fans, in a stripped down affair

Wilco Issue Defence Over VW Ad Music

Wilco Issue Defence Over VW Ad MusicThe band hit back at criticism over US car commercials

Weller And Eno Guest On New Robert Wyatt LP

Weller And Eno Guest On New Robert Wyatt LPThe first album for Domino is in three Acts

Jools Holland Headlines Cutty Sark Benefit

Jools Holland Headlines Cutty Sark BenefitLulu and Ruby Turner also to appear at new Greenwich venue

Babyshambles Confirm The View As Support

Babyshambles Confirm The View As SupportThe boys are out on an arena tour this November

Peter Gabriel Heralds Arrival Of Rock

Peter Gabriel Heralds Arrival Of RockThe musician to play at stone sculpture unveiling at the Eden Project

Marc Bolan 30th Anniversary Gig Planned

Marc Bolan 30th Anniversary Gig PlannedMarc Almond, Visconti and more to pay tribute to T-Rex frontman

Grinderman To Support The White Stripes In NYC

Grinderman To Support The White Stripes In NYCNick Cave's sideproject also announce one off London show

Happy Mondays To Tour Again In September

Happy Mondays To Tour Again In SeptemberShaun Ryder and co have got a taste for the straight life (!)

Creation Records founder Alan McGee Brings Death Disco To TV

Creation Records founder Alan McGee Brings Death Disco To TVFirst episode to feature Carl Barat’s indie supergroup of Chavs

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"Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye": Cosimo Matassa 1926-2014


Among my post last week, I received a nice care package from Ace Records that included one quite weird Duke Ellington album ("My People"); Volume 3 of their "Where Country Meets Soul" series (I cannot recommend Ralph ''Soul'' Jackson's version of ''Jambalaya'' highly enough); and, maybe best of...