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fred armisen

Newport Music Festival began over the weekend in Rhode Island’s picturesque Fort Adams State Park — our own Ryan Leas called it a welcome, understated return to music festivals — and the event is actually continuing through today, with some big names packed into the weekday schedule. One of the biggest is Beck, who performed Tuesday and welcomed some other famous guests onstage.

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Final vinyl version of the set, Distortion: Live, will be released in August For more, check out: RollingStone.com (Source)

Incoming: Paul McCartney, Kamasi Washington, Foo Fighteres, Christina Aguilera, Kaskade, Mastodon, Reggie Watts, Alicia Blue, Johanna Samuels, ASHRR, Beck Black, POLARTROPICA, Jen Awad, Fartbarf, Mercury Rev, Gary Kemp, Deer Tick, Brendan Eder Ensemble, Katalyst, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Roger McGuinn, Big Country, Blue Oyster Cult, The Turtles

The post This Week’s Shows: July 12-18 appeared first on buzzbands.la.

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snl moments, saturday night live, dave grohl

Performing on Saturday Night Live is a milestone for musicians in any genre, as it’s a moment in history that will be looked back on for years to come.  For decades, some of the biggest artists of the time have taken the SNL stage, and most take the opportunity to give a memorable performance.  Read […]

The post 10 most unexpected musical moments from ‘Saturday Night Live’ appeared first on Alternative Press.

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saturdy night live scene sketches, Saturday night live scene sketches, pete davidson, timothee chalamet

Saturday Night Live has not only featured artists in the scene as hosts and musical performers, but the NBC show has also poked fun at the alternative music scene in general in various skits.  Whether it’s making Paramore parodies or heavy-metal lullabies, SNL has made several hilarious jokes over the years that are particularly near […]

The post 10 ‘SNL’ jokes that alternative fans will instantly relate to appeared first on Alternative Press.

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We’ve Got A File On You features interviews in which artists share the stories behind the extracurricular activities that dot their careers: acting gigs, guest appearances, random internet ephemera, etc.

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Duo also released new single, “Need You,” and will donate some of their profits from the song to the Loveland Foundation, which helps provide therapy to girls and women of color For more, check out: RollingStone.com (Source)

“Live from New York, it’s Saturday Night!” Those words have rung out across American airwaves at roughly 10:35 p.m. every sabbath for 45 seasons. Saturday Night Live (fondly and culturally known today as SNL) which premiered under its original title of NBC’s Saturday Night Oct. 11, 1975, became one of history’s longest-running US TV series.  […]

The post Here are 10 times ‘SNL’ brought punk into America’s living rooms appeared first on Alternative Press.

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Gal Gadot’s star-studded “celebrities sing John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’” video was such a beautiful self-own that it immediately spawned a bunch of parodies. Zack Fox, Thundercat, 6lack, and Eric Andre gave a heartfelt performance of “Slob On My Knob.” Indie stars like Mac DeMarco, Danny Brown, Robin Pecknold, and Natalie Prass came together to cover Blink-182’s […]

[Photos via YouTube] Comedians and sketch writers create jokes, scenes and stories from current events, pop culture and even mundane daily tasks. In recent years, sketch comedy has blown up, making its creators rock stars in the comedy world. Many of these performers use their platform to poke fun at a myriad of genres and […]