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The National to perform their song “Sorrow” for six hours straight at New York gallery

The National are set to perform their song "Sorrow" for six full hours as part of an art installation at Moma PS1 in Long Island City, New York on May 5. The band will play their High Violet track live for a collaboration with artist Ragnar Kjartansson called A Lot Of Sorrow. A press release from the gallery reads: "By stretching a single pop song into a day-long tour de force the artist continues his explorations into the potential of repetitive performance to produce sculptural presence within sound."

D’Angelo’s “Black Messiah”: some first thoughts

When Thom Yorke sneaked out his new solo album a few months back, I managed to hold out for 66 hours before writing a review of "Tomorrow's Modern Boxes". Since waking up early yesterday morning to a lot of very excited Americans on my Twitter timeline, I've been playing D'Angelo's "Black Messiah" many times: another rich and complex album that seems fundamentally ill-suited to any kind of snap judgment reviewing.

Swans announce biggest ever UK headline show

Swans have announced plans for their biggest ever UK headline show. The experimental rock band will play London's Roundhouse on May 21, 2015. The band released their most recent album 'To Be Kind' earlier this year. Produced by Swans' own Michael Gira, it has a running time of over two hours and features appearances from St Vincent, Cold Specks, Little Annie and Bill Rieflin.

Mountain in Montana renamed in Paul McCartney’s honour

A mountain in Montana has been temporarily renamed after Paul McCartney. McCartney is currently touring the US as part of his Out There tour and performed in Missoula last night (August 5). Consequence Of Sound reports that to mark the occasion the University of Montana and city of Missoula renamed the local Mount Sentinel to Mount McCartney. The mountain has a giant white 'M' on it, which officials said stood for McCartney for 24 hours.

The Rolling Stones resume world tour – read setlist

The Rolling Stones resumed their #14ONFIRE tour in Olso, Norway on Monday night. The band played to a sold-out crowd of 23,000 at Oslo's Telenor Arena, with a show that lasted over two hours, Reuters reports. The next show will take place in Lisbon on May 29. Keith Richards took centre-stage in Oslo to bring back the rarely played "Can’t Be Seen" from the 1989 album Steel Wheels. The song was last heard at a gig 15 years ago in 1999.
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