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Thursday Morning Music News: Riots burn indie labels, Conan covers Radiohead and She & Him get festive

Thursday Morning Music News: Riots burn indie labels, Conan covers Radiohead and She & Him get festive facebook.com/sheandhim / Autumn de Wilde
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Remember that U2 concert at Busch Stadium? So do Bono's accountants. The show grossed $4,423,395. This is not a typo.

The Shins debut new song and new lineup. Watch.

The London riots have been catastrophic. The Sony/PIAS warehouse was consumed in flames, with the Beggars Group, Sub Pop and Thrill Jockey, among others, suffering potentially devastating losses.

Filter has an interview with the War on Drugs.

Marshall Grant, bassist for Johnny Cash's band the Tennessee Two, has passed away at the age of 83.

Like the National? Like sock puppets even more? Have we got a video for you.

NPR is streaming the new Beirut album.

For Adele, having the hottest album in a decade isn't enough. The country market awaits.

The Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival will feature Robert Plant, Bright Eyes, Bob Mould, Broken Social Scene and, um, MC Hammer.

Lollapalooza is headed to Brazil.

She & Him are recording a holiday album. Will Starbucks carry Christmas cookies baked by Zooey Deschanel?

Jens Lekman has an argument with himself. Hear it.

RIP Conrad Schnitzler of Tangerine Dream.

Some indie labels are not happy with Spotify. The feeling is mutual.

To hype celebrate their joint tour, Dawes and Biltzen Trapper are offering up a free, joint EP.

St. Louis music collective, Tower Groove Records, is having a carnival. See the sweet lineup.

Waffle House takes on rapper J.R. Bricks.

Conan O'Brien and Edward Sharpe cover Radiohead's Creep. Watch.

Dust-to-Digital announces a set of unreleased John Fahey recordings.

Spin asks: Is the new Jay-Z and Kanye West album too big to fail?

The British phone hacking scandal has now spread to Paul McCartney and ex-wife Heather Mills.

The artwork for M83's new record, "Hurry Up, We're Dreaming," is sort of creepy. The album's first free download, "Midnight City," is not.

The Zombies are readying a 50th anniversary world tour. Alas, the Midwest isn't getting much love.

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