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Dave Harrington's disco dub of Hall & Oates, Joanna Newsom's live harp skills, new Sleigh Bells and more in this week's music

Joanna Newsom: Leaving the City Oftentimes, a live performance not only reveals the true wonders of a musician’s talent but also affirms their creative prowess with evidence of the hand (or voice). With her televised performance of “Leaving the City,” songstress Joanna Newsom demonstrates her sheer versatility. From vocals sailing through the ether—somewhere between Bjork and Kate Bush—to lyrics delivered with emotional resonance and a …

Hall & Oates: She’s Gone (Dave Harrington Disco Dub)

Dave Harrington (of duo Darkside) offers a musical advent calendar for the holidays: 12 days of remixes and edits that he’s been playing in DJ sets. For the 11th day, Harrington has uploaded his edit of “She’s Gone” that will have you dancing your heartache away. He speeds up that sweet, jazzy and classic Hall & Oates sound (delightfully corny factor complete with sax solo) …