Music News, Reviews and Commentary for April 18

Here is what’s happening today, updated as often as possible: This should be of interest to people who really like the Talking Heads…An interesting story on music and Alzheimer’s patients…Dick Clark dies at age 82…The link between mathematics and musicBlabbermouth.net reports that Kirk’s Crypt has been added to Metallica’s Orion Music + More event June 23-24 at Bader Field in Atlantic City…Coca-Cola and Spotify are partnering on a plan to create more access to music…Mark Richardson at Pitchfork points out how much more is written about music now than in the past…The Wannee Music Festival this weekend will feature Allman Brothers Band, Furthur, Gov’t Mule, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, Devon Allman’s Honeytribe and other acts, according to the Suwannee DemocratFive guitars stolen from Tom Petty have been recovered and an arrest was made…Rock for Veterans is set for Kingston, NY on April 27-29. Accommodations can be researched through this linkA Q&A with Yusuf Islam, who some of us know as Cat Stevens…Seattle PI reviews The Essential Blue Oyster Cult, released for the band’s 40th anniversary…Saturday is Independent Record Store DayGlee: The Music, The Graduation Album will be released on May 15…Metallica, Crazy Horse and Stevie Wonder will headline Outside Lands, a festival set for August 10-12 in San Francisco. Other acts, according to Rolling Stone, include Skrillex, Jack White, the Foo Fighters, Beck, Sigur Rós, fun., Justice, Of Monsters and Men, Norah Jones, the Kills, Alabama Shakes and Grandaddy…The Catskill Chill Music Festival, scheduled for September 7-9 in Camp Minglewood in Hancock, NY, will feature 40 acts on three stages. Headliners include the Yonder Mountain String Band, Lotus, Conspirator, Soulive, Lettuce, EOTO, Particle, Break Science, Rubblebucket, Kung Fu and The Heavy Pets, according to antiMusic…Reid Olson kick off Woodland Dunes Nature Center and Preserve folk concert series Saturday in Two Rivers, WI.

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