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Thursday, 17 February 2011 08:00

Thursday Morning Music News: Grammys win, Borders loses and Radiohead scoops everyone

Thursday Morning Music News: Grammys win, Borders loses and Radiohead scoops everyone Kevin Westenberg / facebook.com/radiohead
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Summer festival madness officially begins as Bonnaroo revealed an impressive lineup for its 10th anniversary and Sasquatch festival sold out in a flash.

KDHX favorites Arcade Fire, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Ray LaMontagne, Muse, Ryan Bingham and Mavis Staples all came up big winners at the Grammys. The CBS broadcast of the awards tallied over 26 million viewers, half of whom instantaneously posted FB statuses of "Justin was robbed!" and "I want my own egg."

SXSW announced that Yoko Ono will be a featured speaker at the music conference on March 18. Ono will also perform at the Austin bash on March 20.

Radiohead surprised the known universe with a release date for The King of Limbs: Saturday, February 19. Preorder frenzy commences. Wisdom of charging $48 for a "newspaper" version of the album open to debate.

Christmas came early for the KDHX studios with live sessions this week from Fred Eaglesmith, School of Seven Bells, Fitz & the Tantrums and Bobby Long.

Peter Vacher at The Guardian eulogizes Sir George Shearing, the master jazz pianist and composer of "Lullaby in Birdland." Shearing died on February 14 at the age of 91.

Obsessed With Film reports that a Mavin Gaye biopic will be directed by Julien Temple.

Beastie Boys Mike D is now blogging about wine. How the mighty have restructured.

Buffalo Springfield announced a fall reunion tour.

Released this week: William S. Burroughs: A Man Within, a DVD documentary featuring Laurie Anderson, Patti Smith, Sonic Youth and Iggy Pop.

Jared Swilley talks to Interview about the Black Lips' sixth album, slated for April release.

The Borders book and CD chain filed for Chapter 11.

The Flaming Lips released a streaming single called "Two Blobs F***ing"; apparently 12 cell phones are required to jump the shark with them.

Congress began debate on the budget, with funding for the Corporation For Public Broadcasting headed for the guillotine. Join 170 Million Americans to support public radio stations like KDHX. Call your representative today. Make your voice heard.

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