Need to Know, 2/10

Happy Thursday!

Hope the snow didn’t get you down.

Here’s a wee bit of news, plus some free tunes.

• Guess you’ve heard the news by now that Keith Urban is coming to the BancorpSouth Arena on Aug. 26. Jake Owen opens. Thoughts?

Lady Gaga’s single will be released tomorrow. Excited?

R.I.P., Guitar Hero.

Hey, musicians: are you up to the RPM challenge?

Here are some free tunes!

• Download the new Strokes single, “Under Cover of Darkness,” at the band’s site.

• Head over to The Audio Perv to score a free Michael Franti download.

I’d never heard of The Knux before, but I’m looooving their song “She’s So Up.” It’s a cool rock song – sounds like it could be a summer jam. You can download it for free at the band’s site.

• Marcellus Hall, an illustrator for The New Yorker, is also a musician. Download the excellent song “Star Position off his solo record, “The First Line,” by clicking here. This song is for fans of poppy Americana. (via VSL)

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