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Top Tunes – Michelle Branch, New Pornographers, Chuck Berry, BNQT, and More!

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AWOPBAMBOOM Volume 77 – Select Songs for Fellow Travelers

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From “A Lonely Woman” to “A Best You Ever”, here’s what’s orbiting our musical universe this week.

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New Pornographers – “High Ticket Attractions”

What if The Cars met The Go-Gos? This is pretty close…

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BNQT – “Restart”

From what we read, BNQT is an “indie super-group” featuring Eric Pulido (Midlake), Ben Bridwell (Band of Horses), Alex Kapranos (Franz Ferdinand), Fran Healy (Travis), and Jason Lytle (Grandaddy). The group’s first single? A fun 60s throwback called “Restart”.

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Michelle Branch – “Best You Ever”

Songs don’t have to be complicated. Sometimes all you need is a perfect voice, a little guitar and the right mix of synthesized keys.

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Ornette Coleman – “Lonely Woman”

Sax legend Ornette Coleman passed away a couple of years back, but to celebrate his birthday, OrnetteColeman.com is offering a 40 percent discount on his new box set.

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Magic Giant – “Set On Fire”

Forget hoe-down, this is an American throw-down. Save me… save you… save ourselves.

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Chuck Berry – “Roll Over Beethoven”

Music lovers lost a legend last Saturday. Chuck Berry – arguably the originator of Rock n’ Roll – passed away at 90. Here’s an old clip of Berry playing his hit “Roll Over Beethoven.” It’s a gem. And decades later, the song’s as fresh as ever. Amazing.

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Lead-In Image (Michelle Branch, 2009) Courtesy of Music4mix  / Shutterstock.com

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