Music News 5.1.17

John Legend to be Inaugural Recipient of Social Justice Award

John legend is expected in Massachusetts tomorrow to be the inaugural recipient of the Salem Advocate for Social Justice Award from Salem University. He’ll also be performing and delivering a speech on criminal justice, education, and other issues of activism. The Salem Award Foundation for Human Rights and Social Justice recognizes those who champion social justice and advocate for those who are underrepresented.


Mac DeMarco Celebrates 27 By Raising Money for L.A.’s Food Banks

Mac DeMarco turned 27 yesterday, and to celebrate he invited his fans to join him in LA for a cookout and listening sesh as he debuted his new album This Old Dog in full as well as some unreleased malarkey. Oh, wait, that’s #unreleasedmalarky. The Salad Days singer was also grillin up hot dogs to feed fans in exchange for donations to the city’s local food bank. DeMarco threw a similar event a couple of years ago in his then-homebase of Brooklyn around the release of 2015’s Another One. Mac DeMarco embarks on a tour later this month, co-headlining with the Flaming Lips on several dates. That tour, Lips included, hits Austin on October 1st.


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