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    Last week, Florence Welch announced she and the Machine would no longer be performing at the Zurich Open Air Festival and Rock en Seine “on medical advice.” A few days later, Welch wrote on Instagram that “emergency surgery” was the reason for those cancellations. “I’m so sorry that I had to cancel the last couple of shows,” she wrote. “I had to have emergency surgery for reasons I don’t really feel strong enough to go into yet, but it saved my life.” Looks like Welch is feeling better now: The singer turned up as Ethel Cain’s special guest yesterday at MEO Kalorama festival in Lisbon, where the pair performed “Thoroughfare” (from Cain’s 2022 album Preacher’s Daughter).

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    Sakevi Yokoyama, the vocalist in Japanese hardcore punk/metal trailblaers G.I.S.M., has died. Distribution company Beast Arts International and Relapse Records confirmed that Yokoyama “passed away peacefully” on August 24. “Working with Mr. Sakevi on G.I.S.M. is a chapter in the history of Relapse Records, unto itself,” Relapse wrote on Twitter. “Honoring the work of a true sonic and artistic pioneer is a source of deep pride for us all. We pray for repose for Mr Sakevi’s soul.”

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    Jimmy Buffett, best known for his laid-back Key West pop anthems like “Margaritaville” and cultivating an empire of dedicated “Parrot Heads,” has died. The news was confirmed on his official website, which read: “Jimmy passed away peacefully on the night of September 1st surrounded by his family, friends, music and dogs. He lived his life like a song till the very last breath and will be missed beyond measure by so many.” The cause of death was lymphoma, TMZ reports. Buffett was 76.

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    Taylor Swift announced this week that the end of her massively popular Eras Tour was filmed for a concert movie that will screen in theaters starting Oct. 13. A sequel to The Exorcist called The Exorcist: Believer was scheduled for release that day, but studios Universal and Blumhouse bumped up the release to Oct. 6 to avoid competing with Swift on opening weekend. They’re not the only ones clearing out the lane, cinematically speaking.

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    Here’s an extremely Ohio post for you: Within the hour I’ll be driving from Columbus to Dayton for the first of the Guided By Voices 40th anniversary shows. I wouldn’t be surprised if longtime Breeders drummer Jim MacPherson — who joined the band circa 1993’s Last Splash and has been back with the Deal sisters since the classic-era lineup reunited in 2012 — is also going to the show. But this afternoon he was down the road in Cincinnati, throwing out the first pitch at the Reds game with his bandmates looking on.

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    This week we interviewed Marnie Stern, Mean Mistreater, and Speedy Ortiz and we reviewed new and old albums by Jeff Rosenstock, Slowdive, Metric, Ariana Grande, and the 1975. Those articles are all available to any visitor to this website, but as you know, This Week’s Best Comments is Members Only. Those of you who are VIP Members will also notice that starting today OpenWeb’s ad unit in the recommended comments module is removed, so your browsing experience is now completely ad-free. Thanks for being part of this community. Here’s a video from the Morgan Wallen concert.

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    Last year, Roc Marciano and the Alchemist released a really great collaborative album called The Elephant Man’s Bones. Roc Marci did the rapping, and Alchemist made the beats. The end result sounded exactly like what you would expect, which is a very good thing. Since then, Roc Marciano has produced Jay Worthy’s album Nothing Bigger Than The Program, while Alchemist has produced a lot of music for a lot of people. Voir Dire, the album that Alc made with Earl Sweatshirt, just came out last week, albeit in befuddling NFT form.

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    Electric Zoo, the longstanding New York festival centered on electronic dance music, was all set to kick off its annual Labor Day weekend festivities at Randall’s Island Park today. But hours before the gates were to open, the fest has canceled its first day, citing supply chain issues that prevented workers from assembling the main stage in time. The Chainsmokers, the Blessed Madonna, Griz, and Madeon were among the artists on the Friday schedule.

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  9. The RTX 4060 Ti Founders Edition.

    Enlarge / The RTX 4060 Ti Founders Edition. (credit: Andrew Cunningham)

    Last week, AMD announced what are probably the last major GPU launches of this generation of graphics cards: the $449 Radeon RX 7700 XT and $499 Radeon RX 7800 XT. AMD's pricing and performance numbers pit the cards against Nvidia's GeForce RTX 4060 Ti (specifically the $499 16GB version) and the $599 RTX 4070.

    AMD's pricing is aggressive enough that Nvidia is quietly cutting the prices of some 16GB RTX 4060 Ti cards to $449, to match the RX 7700 XT. The announcement about the $50 reduction was buried toward the bottom of an email that Nvidia sent to GPU reviewers ahead of AMD's launch next week; it also drew attention to Nvidia-specific features like DLSS upscaling and frame generation, which compete with AMD's GPU-agnostic FSR, plus recent DLSS improvements that improve ray-tracing performance.

    "Finally, as a reminder, market prices can vary from the original launch MSRPs," Nvidia's Brian Burke wrote. "Today, GeForce RTX 4070 is widely available at $599, and GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 16GB is now available at $449. Both of these GPUs are great upgrade choices for gamers seeking their next GPU for the upcoming 2 to 3 years."

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