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Rock & Roots Artist: Vandaveer 'The Wild Mercury'

Jan 30, 2016

Vandaveer, 'A Little Time Off Ahead'

January 29, 2016 by JACKSON SINNENBERG • 

AllMusic Review by Andy Kellman

We’ve all heard about the iconic vibe of Route 66, the neon lights on Broadway and the ocean air of the Pacific Coast Highway. But there are untold stories emanating from countless blue highways across the land like Interstate 20, which cuts a 1500-mile swath from South Carolina to Texas, and cuts deep into the spirit of those who’ve spent their lives traversing it.

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ David Bowie fans found a new way to be passing time after
the pop star's death: setting a single-day record for video views on Vevo.
 The music video service owned by Universal and Sony says views of Bowie videos
hit 51 million Monday, the day after he died at age 69.
 That broke the record held by Adele, whose videos had 36 million views when her
song ``Hello'' debuted on Oct. 23.
 Vevo hosts more than 60 Bowie videos, including ``Space Oddity'' and ``The Jean

Submit Your Video To The 2016 Tiny Desk Contest Now...

The 2016 Tiny Desk Contest is now open! We're accepting your videos from now until Feb. 2, so get your friends together and send one our way. We'll begin to share some of the more intriguing submissions in our weekly newsletter and on our Tumblr, so keep an eye out for exciting happenings across the Tiny Desk community.


Legendary rock musician David Bowie, who influenced generations of musicians and fans, died on Sunday, two days after his 69th birthday.

A statement posted on his Facebook page and confirmed by his publicist, Steve Martin, said Bowie died peacefully, "surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer."

Tedeschi Trucks Band have announced plans to release their third full-length, Let Me Get By, on Jan. 29, 2016.

The 12-piece, led by husband-and-wife team of Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, recorded the project at their home studio, Swamp Raga Studios, in Jacksonville, Florida. Let Me Get By marks the first time Trucks has served as the sole producer for a TTB album is set to focus on themes of independence, love and release.

AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Have you ever watched a Tiny Desk Concert and thought, "Hey, I want to do that!?" Well, now's your chance to play behind my desk here at NPR. That's right: We're bringing NPR Music's Tiny Desk Contest back for a second year.

Here's what you do.

A New Box Set Holds A Springsteen Holy Grail

Bob Boilen: November 16, 2015