Music Biz Headlines, June 23, 2017

The most annoying habits of record store shoppers

The brave souls who devote their lives to selling records face specific challenges in addition to the usual retail headaches —  Lorena Cupcake,

The 50 best psychedelic rock albums of the Summer of Love

List includes Donovan, Love, the Beatles and Pink Floyd — Brooklyn Vegan

Why my guitar gently weeps

The slow secret death of the electric guitar —  Washington Post

The 25 Best Canadian Debut Albums

Artists chosen range from Leonard Cohen and Dream Warriors to Lhasa and Mary Margaret O'Hara —

Abel Tesfaye isn't the biggest star of the new The Weeknd video

Two Toronto landmarks steal the show —  Azure

U2’s Joshua Tree tour might make us remember why they were once so loved

Band in decline returns to firmer ground on current tour —  Ben Rayner, Toronto Star

Stephen Stills and Judy Collins Announce New Album and Tour

After 50 years of friendship, the pair release their first joint album on Sept. 22 —  Michael Gallucci,

Lorde: ‘I want to be Leonard Cohen. I want to be Joni Mitchell’

She was a star at 16, and David Bowie called her the sound of tomorrow. Four years on, the singer-songwriter is aiming even higher — Tom Lamont, The Guardian

Newfoundland band re-writes song, making it slower for woman pre-planning her own funeral

Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers accept unorthodox request from 81-year-old fan  —  Aly Thomson, CP

Saxophone star Donny McCaslin was the perfect choice to help shape David Bowie's sonic epitaph

He performs at Vancouver Jazz Fest this weekend —  Alexander Varty, Georgia Straight

Find your new favourite musician in Halifax

101 new local acts to see and hear in Halifax — The Coast

Tommy Stinson on the Replacements, Guns N' Roses and a rebooted Bash & Pop

Veteran rocker plays a Sled Island show on Saturday — Eric Volmers, Calgary Herald

Toronto Jazz Fest mixes rising stars with legends

Aretha Franklin, Joss Stone and Bria Skonberg are amongst the headliners — Trish Crawford, Toronto Star

A tribute to Prodigy of Mobb Deep

Rapper for the hit duo passed away on June 20 — Village Voice

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