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Heartbeat: RSD, Coachella, new writers



We've got some exciting stuff happening at the NUVO music desk. We've recently acquired two new writers, Brad Sanders and Scott Raychel, who will be covering metal and the all-ages scenes, respectively. Brad debuted on NUVO with his Screaming Females review, a show that was halted by technical difficulties. He'll be back in the next few weeks with reviews of The Wretched End, Wodensthrone, Wolfbrigade and Torche.

Scott's been to two big events in the last few days, including the Opponent's final show, The Two-Day Banger, and the ES Jungle's final show.

Make sure to pick up this week's NUVO for an in-depth Record Store Day guide. We've got a summary of all of the local celebrations, a profile of Roy Griffith's Turntable Shop on Indy's Eastside and a touching profile of the Hammer Screwdriver project, celebrating the too-short life of local musician Paul Cobb. Kyle Long has provided an exploration of Latin record shops for this week's A Cultural Manifesto, with photos Artur Silva.

Elsewhere on the web, you can check out Norah Jones' new album, streaming in full two weeks before its official release on NPR. She'll be at the Murat on June 20. We all wish that we were at Coachella, happening right now in LA, but Pitchfork's got us covered. They've been streaming entire concerts for us to catch Jeff Mangum, The Weeknd, Santigold, At the Drive In, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and many, many more. We'll also have photos from the second week of Coachella, courtesy of Tom Doherty. You can also acquire "Get Free" (apt name, as you can get it for free) from Major Lazer today. The project, from Diplo and Switch, will come to The Vogue on May 29.

I've had Norwegian pop princess Ida Maria on constant repeat this weekend. Check out the video for her breakout hit "Oh My God" below.


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