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Kamasi Washington

Pitchfork

Spoon bassist Rob Pope has quit the band. The co-owner of Harold's in Moorhead, along with Eric Odness, Har Mar Superstar and others cited the wish to spend more time with family and other projects as reasons for leaving the popular alt-indie band. Pope laid down some seriously cool grooves on well-known Spoon songs like "Don't You Evah," "The Mystery Zone" and "Inside Out." Innovative jazzman Kamasi Washington has accused a security guard at a show in Austria of assaulting his father, who is a member of his band. And longtime Montreal resident and Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler is now a Canadian citizen. He'll have dual citizenship, as he was born and raised in Texas. 


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Sky Blue Sky is not just the name of a Wilco album, but a destination concert experience, set for the Mexican Riviera in January that features Sharon Van Etton, Courtney Barnett, Yo La Tengo, Kamasi Washington, Dr. Dog and more. Longtime and highly influential jazz composer/guitarist/educator Kenny Burrell and his wife are facing financial ruin and homelessness after a confluence of events have, including an accident and identity theft, have pushed them to brink. The American Music Association have announced musicians up for their Americana Honors & Awards, which will be given out at the Ryman Auditorium in September, including all female nominees for the Artist of the Year Award.