Music Biz Headlines, Nov. 8, 2017

Why the indie band never dies: fake breakups, permanent adolescence and cash comebacks

Do bands such as LCD Soundsystem ever split up – or is ‘quitting’ just the first stage of a long, tactical manoeuvre? –  Sam Wolfson, The Guardian

Tidal begins adding liner notes to albums and songs

For the audiophile on the go, Tidal has begun adding in-depth credits -- including composers, musicians, vocal breakdowns, mastering, production, mixing, label info and even album artwork credits -- to millions of albums and tracks –  Marc Schneider, Billboard

Most innovative meetings 2017: #3 South by Southwest

A chatbot provided on-demand information for both the festival experiences at SXSW as well as the conferences. The questions ranged from “What time is Joe Biden speaking?” to “Where can I find tacos?”  –  Mitra Sorrells, bizbash.com

Pornogrind and flying intestines: my journey into the labyrinth of underground metal

They have names like Live Burial and Thus Defiled and go to great lengths not to get big – Alex Petridis, The Guardian

It's the images and sentences that move us in Rolling Stone: Stories From the Edge

The story of the John Lennon-Yoko Ono cover, in particular, demonstrates how the magazine gave voice to a cultural moment  –  Johanna Schneller, Toronto Star

Andrea Ramolo bares her soul on “Nuda”

The Toronto songstress and Scarlett Jane member plays Turbo Haus in Montreal on Nov. 8, exploring her current solo album  –  J-F Vachon, montrealrampage.com

The night AC/DC stormed CBGB

The young Australian band never cared about labels, so they showed up uninvited at punk rock’s New York City Mecca in 1977 – Joe Bonomo, Salon

Lisa LeBlanc, the star 

You may not know Rogersville, NB’s biggest Acadian export. But the rest of the world does –  Maggie Rahr, The Coast

Scene and Heard album reviews

A look at new offerings from Canadians Buffy Sainte-Marie, Storc and Cory Weeds, plus Anaour Brahem –  Stuart Derdeyn, Vancouver Sun

Inside Mavis Staples and Jeff Tweedy's new Trump-era protest LP

The veteran singer and Wilco frontman discuss what fueled their urgent, outspoken collaboration 'If All I Was Was Black'  – Jonathan Bernstein, Rolling Ston

Luke McMaster: modern pop, classic soul

The R&B/pop singer hasn’t played Nova Scotia since his millennium-era Winnipeg duo McMaster & James graced the stage of the now-defunct New Palace cabaret. As you might expect, there have been a few changes in his sound over nearly two decades –  Stephen Cooke, The Chronicle-Herald

Review: Janet Jackson proves she can still inspire a crowd to move

Her State of the World tour recently made a stop in Toronto, where she performed both new and old hits  –  Denise Balkissoon, Globe and Mail

The East Pointers: Canadian Celtic-folk trio return to Australia

The Juno winners have announced a string of Australian dates to promote the release of their second album, ‘What We Leave Behind’  –  Penelope Pelecas, scenestr.com.au

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