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Videos of the Day – week of 10/7

10/7 – Mayer Hawthorne covers Lorde!

10/8 – Anna Calvi’s debut album was Mercury Prize-nominated in her native UK in 2011…now her 2nd album is out today

10/9 – Laura Veirs takes up gun control in a thought-provoking new video for “America”

10/10 – news this week of Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings’ new album coming out in January…it had been set for release in August, but Sharon was diagnosed with cancer this spring.  Daptone Records says, “It brings great joy and relief to announce that after a successful operation, ongoing treatment, and the continued support and love of friends, family, and fansSharon Jones is back.”  Check out the animated video for the lead track, “Retreat”

10/11 – Deltron 3030 is in town tonight at The Jefferson…it’s a hip-hop supergroup/collective/alter ego project a la Gorillaz, with special guests like Mike Patton on this track…

And on a completely different musical plane, you’ve got The Festy going on this weekend in Nelson County at the Devil’s Backbone Concert Grounds!  Among many great acts, be sure to check out Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers…

and Lake Street Dive…

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