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Intro 5.13.14: Videos from Afghan Whigs, Lady Gaga, Lykke Li and more

The Afghan Whigs released "Do to the Beast,"

(Credit: Piper Ferguson)

Afghan Whigs celebrate the release of “Do to the Beast,” their first album in 16 years, at Brooklyn Bowl on Thursday.

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AFGHAN WHIGS, “Algiers.”...

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Hear the new Ryan Star song 'Bullet': Exclusive

Ryan Star released his new EP "Animals" on

(Credit: Meredith Truax)

Ryan Star is taking matters into his own hands.

“I’m running and gunning,” says the Dix Hills native, who recently decided to leave Island Records and release his music himself. “It’s open season now.”

Star signed with the major label earlier this year, after he managed to get his single “Stay Awhile” into the Top 25 on the adult contemporary charts on his own. But when faced with potential...

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