Thursday morning music news: The Joy Formidable preps new album, Putin hates on punk and Ms. Melodie passes on

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame names Chuck Berry the latest “American Music Master.”

Ritzy Bryan of the Joy Formidable talks with Rolling Stone about the band’s forthcoming album.

The week in St. Louis concert announcements includes new dates from Susan Cowsill, the Moody Blues, All-American Rejects, Fishbone and the Fixx.

The latest Live at KDHX sessions feature Alberta Cross, the Sights, Karate Bikini and Laura Cantrell.

KCRW’s MALCOLM music service sounds like a pretty great idea.

Huff Post ranks the best five cities for live music in the U.S.

Andrew Bird has a deliriously charming new video for “Give It Away.”

Ms. Melodie, of Boogie Down Productions, has died at the age of 43.

KDHX’s “Hear and Now” is currently streaming two full albums before they’re released next week: “Coast to Coast” by River City Tanlines and “Occasion for Song” by the Black Swans.

Behold the ultimate “Do Not Ever Buy” record shopping list.

You’ve heard about the “birthers,” right? Well, meet the “willers,” Michael Jackson’s siblings.

Watch Jimmy Fallon get very excited by Wilco.

The New Yorker explains why Vladimir Putin hates punk rock.

“Never Mind the Bollocks” gets the deluxe reissue treatment.

“Take it off! That’s some sad shit, man.” In other words, Miles Davis once did a blind listen test.

Tift Merritt shares a preview track from her forthcoming album “Traveling Alone.”

Dayton, Ohio has declared July “Guided by Voices Month.”

Curtis Mayfield would have been 70 this month. The New York Times looks back at his amazing life.

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band readies new live album that will feature My Morning Jacket, Mos Def and tUnE-yArDs.

Here is the best news of the week: AC/DC has taken over Iranian computers.

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