Weekly News Recap, December 20

December 20, 2013

Lorde announces North American tour with Denver date:

Alternative pop star Lorde has announced her first headlining North American tour. The 16-stop tour hits 15 American cities in 2014, including a Denver show at the Fillmore Auditorium on March 22. Tickets on sale on Friday, December 20.

Nirvana, Peter Gabriel, Linda Ronstandt among class of 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees:

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced its 2014 inductees: Nirvana, Kiss, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, Cat Stevens and Linda Ronstadt will enter the Hall, along with Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band under the Award for Musical Excellence categories. Nominees who did not make the cut include The Replacements, Chic, N.W.A., and Yes. This was the first year of Nirvana’s eligibility for the Hall. 

Thee Oh Sees go on indefinite hiatus:

Thee Oh Sees announced this week they will go on indefinite hiatus. Frontman Jon Dwyer told a crowd at a recent San Francisco show "this will be the last Oh Sees show for a long while." The news comes after the release of this year’s Singles Collection Volume 3 from the prolific San Francisco garage rock outfit. 

Elephant Revival featured on NPR’s 2013 “Artists You Should Have Known”:

Local folk act Elephant Revival were honored as one of ten “Artists You Should Have Known in 2013” from NPR Music. Folk Alley’s Kim Ruehl writes of the Nederland-based band: “What happens when everyone in the band plays multiple instruments? They could either produce cacophony or a lush, layered, wondrous atmosphere. Luckily, Elephant Revival ably pulls off the latter.” The band released the excellent These Changing Skies album earlier this year.

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