LIMITED EDITION PLEASE KILL ME INFINITY SCARVES FOR SALE!

The perfect holiday gift for the music fan who has everything!

If you don’t know what an infinity scarf is (we certainly didn’t) it is a “scarf that is continuous, or without ends, which can be looped in various ways.”

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LONDON’S YOUTH CULTURE FROM THE HEIGHT OF PUNK! (VINTAGE EVERYDAY)

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Taken in the streets, clubs, basements and bars of London between 1978 and 1987, the photographs in 78–87 London Youth celebrate the many mutations in London’s youth culture from the height of Punk to the birth of Acid House. British photographer Derek Ridgers has documented the perennial youth ritual of dressing up and going out since he first picked up a camera in 1971, and has been drawn to virtually every subculture London has spawned, from punk to the fetish club scene of the present.

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GREG LAKE OF KING CRIMSON AND EMERSON, LAKE AND PALMER DEAD AT 69 (PITCHFORK)

BY JAZZ MONROE VIA PITCHFORK

Greg Lake In "King Crimson"

Greg Lake of King Crimson and Emerson, Lake and Palmer Dead at 69 The prog-rock pioneer died Tuesday after “a long and stubborn battle with cancer”Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

Greg Lake, the prog-rock pioneer who fronted both King Crimson and Emerson, Lake & Palmer, has died, the BBC reports. He died Tuesday after “a long and stubborn battle with cancer,” his manager said. He was 69.Lake, a friend of Robert Fripp, co-founded King Crimson in the late 1960s. He sang and played bass on their debut album, In the Court of the Crimson King, which featured enduring prog classics such as “21st Century Schizoid Man” and the title track. During the band’s first U.S. tour, Lake’s chance encounter with Keith Emerson, the keyboardist in the Nice, sowed the seeds for a new supergroup. Emerson, Lake and Palmer subsequently became a leading prog-rock outfit throughout the ’70s.

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TOO MANY CUPCAKE SHOPS SAYS PENNY ARCADE! (NY TIMES)

BY CHARLES ISHERWOOD VIA NY TIMES

PENNY ARCADE: LONGING LASTS LONGER Off Broadway, Comedy, Play, Solo Performance Closing Date: December 11, 2016 St. Ann’s Warehouse, 45 Water St. 866-811-4111 Photo Penny Arcade at St. Ann’s Warehouse in her solo show “Longing Lasts Longer,” in which she laments a changed New York and frets about group-mind control. Credit Sara Krulwich/The New York Times

Even before you enter the auditorium at St. Ann’s Warehouse to see Penny Arcade’s solo show “Longing Lasts Longer,” the voice of the performer can be heard echoing through the lobby as she wanders the aisles engaging with the audience. I overheard a funny aria about her trials with the health care system even before I took my seat.

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BOB DYLAN SPEECH WILL BE READ AT NOBEL PRIZE CEREMONIES! (NY TIMES)

BY ERIN  MCCANN VIA NY TIMES

Photo Bob Dylan at the White House in 2012, where he was presented with a Medal of Freedom. Credit Charles Dharapak/Associated Press

Bob Dylan, who last month said he would not attend the Nobel Prize ceremonies in Stockholm because of “pre-existing commitments,” has delivered a speech that will be read on his behalf, the organization behind the awards said on Monday.

In a Twitter post, the organization, the Swedish Academy, also said that Patti Smith, the musician and writer, will perform one of Mr. Dylan’s songs, “A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall,” as a tribute. Ms. Smith, 69, who in 2010 won a National Book Award for her memoir “Just Kids,” has been an occasional collaborator of Mr. Dylan’s, and has called herself a longtime fan.

Neither the organization nor Mr. Dylan have announced who would be reading his speech at the banquet, which will be held after the ceremony on Saturday.

In October, Mr. Dylan, 75, was named as the recipient of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.” Mr. Dylan’s win divided many in the literary and music worlds, with some questioning whether a musician should receive one of literature’s highest honors.

For his part, Mr. Dylan remained silent for two weeks after the announcement. The academy said it was having difficulty reaching him, leading one member of the prize committee to call his silence “impolite and arrogant.” He finally responded in an interview with the Telegraph, the British newspaper, posted Oct. 29, in which the singer said he would “absolutely” attend the ceremony “if it’s at all possible.” It was the first interview in almost two years for the notoriously private musician.

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23 GIFT IDEAS FOR MUSIC AND MOVIE BUFFS! (USA TODAY)

BY MICHAEL DESIARDIN VIA USA TODAY

These gifts will please even the most discerning film or music buff. (Photo: Getty Images / Pinkypills)– Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.

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PATTI SMITH DEDICATES PERFORMANCE TO OAKLAND FIRE VICITMS! (ROLLING STONE)

BY JON BLISTEIN VIA ROLLING STONE

Patti Smith dedicated a poignant performance of “Peaceable Kingdom” to the victims of the Oakland warehouse fire during her set at the Democracy Now! 20th anniversary event in New York City Monday.

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NEVER BEFORE SEEN PHOTOS OF A WILD AUDIENCE AT A BOWIE GIG IN 1970! (MASHABLE)

BY ALEX Q. ARBUCKLE VIA MASHABLE

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IMAGE: TOM BUSBY/THE ROUNDHOUSE

In March 1970, London music venue The Roundhouse (a one-time railroad structure celebrating its 50th anniversary this year) held what they billed as “Seven Nights of Celebration” in a “Living Theatre Environment.”

The weeklong festival, “Atomic Sunrise,” was a collaboration between regular performers at the venue’s Sunday Implosion gigs and The Living Theatre, a radical experimental theatre company.

While the Living Theatre performers moved among the dancing and reveling audience, a succession of bands played onstage, including Genesis and David Bowie with one of his early bands, The Hype. These never-before-seen photos capture the crowds immersing themselves in the sounds and sensations of a pivotal era in music.

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RICHARD LLOYD LOOKS BACK ON HIS CBGB DAYS WITH LOVE! (OBSERVER)

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“My mother told me, ‘Richard, you’re the most naïve child I’ve ever known. And if you don’t get some savvy, the world is going to crush you.’ I took that to heart.” Illustration of Richard Lloyd by Paul Kisselev.

Richard Lloyd, who co-founded the band Television, raises an arm straight up in the air and holds it there in hopes our waiter will notice and give him a coffee refill. “I guess I’ll just have to hold it up here, like a Faquir,” he says with a laugh after a minute or two. I watch the arm—consider its role in rock history. Finally, the waiter comes.

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