[su_highlight background=”#f29999″]UPDATES / ADDITIONS[/su_highlight]


“Welcome 2 Club XIII,” Drive-By Truckers – June 3

“High School,” Tim Heidecker – June 24

“Going Places,” Josh Rouse – July 29

“All 4 Nothing,” Lauv – Aug. 5

“When the Wind Forgets Your Name,” Built to Spill – Sept. 9

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“Nightfly: The Life of Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen,” Peter Jones – Sept. 13

“Sly & The Family Stone: An Oral History,” Joel Selvin – Oct. 11

“The Book of Jose: A Memoir,” Fat Joe – Nov. 1

“The Number Ones: Twenty Chart-Topping Hits That Reveal the History of Pop Music,” Tom Breihan – Nov. 15

“The Life of a Song: Volumes 1 and 2,” Jan Dalley & David Cheal – Dec. 6


“Blacklight,” Liam Neeson, Aidan Quinn, Taylor John Smith, et al – May 3

“Dog,” Channing Tatum, Jane Adams, Kevin Nash, et al – May 10

“The Batman,” Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, Paul Dano, et al – May 24

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[su_highlight background=”#f29999″]JUST RELEASED[/su_highlight] (surprise releases + more)

“3rd Secret,” 3rd Secret (Krist Novoselic, Matt Cameron and Kim Thayil, with guitarist Bubba Dupree and singers Jillian Raye and Jennifer Johnson; Hear/Read here; 3rd Secret)

“Re-fused” and “Ejected,” I Start Counting (unreleased tracks and demos from 1985 and 1986; Mute)

“puppy luv,” chloe moriondo (five-song EP; Public Consumption / Fueled by Ramen)

“Yellow Sky Highway,” Ralph of London (five-song EP; Hear here; Ralph of London)

[su_highlight background=”#f29999″]NEW SONGS[/su_highlight] (click on title to stream)

Something Changed, Interpol |
Gonna Lose, Built to Spill |
AfterLife, Five Finger Death Punch |
Let’s Do It Again, Jamie xx |
Numb, Kate Stewart |
Complex, Forgetmyname
The Long and Winding Road, Karine Hannah |
Wakeup England, The Cides
Love Can’t Hold Me, Mapache

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[su_highlight background=”#f29999″]TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS[/su_highlight]

Herbie Hancock (82)
John Kay (78)
J.D. Nicholas [The Commodores] (70)
Pat Travers (68)
Herbert Grönemeyer (66)
Vince Gill (65)
Will Sergeant (64)
Art Alexakis (60)
Amy Ray (58)
Sarah Cracknell [Saint Etienne] (55)
Toby Gad (54)
Nicholas Hexum (52)
Guy Berryman (44)
Brian McFadden (42)
Joe Rickard [Red] (35)
Brendon Urie (35)

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[su_highlight background=”#f29999″]IN REMEMBRANCE[/su_highlight]

Boxcar Willie (1931-1999)

Josephine Baker (1906-1975)

Arthur Freed (1894-1973)

[su_highlight background=”#f29999″]RANDOM LYRICS[/su_highlight]

Is a cloak you wear
A deep shade of blue
Is always there”

[su_highlight background=”#f29999″]RELEASED ON APRIL 12 … IN 1983[/su_highlight]

“Murmur,” R.E.M. (their debut album, featuring “Radio Free Europe,” “Talk About the Passion” and “Catapult”; Rolling Stone named it the Best Album of 1983, beating out “Thriller,” “Synchronicity” and U2’s “War”; producers: Don Dixon, Mitch Easter; I.R.S.)

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[su_highlight background=”#f29999″]MUSIC HEADLINES[/su_highlight]

> ‘American Idol’: Kenedi Anderson Speaks Out on Why She Left the Singing Competition | USA TODAY

> Republic Relaunches Mercury Records; Post Malone, James Bay Move Over to New Roster | Variety

> Why Are There So Few New Hits in 2022? | Billboard

> Coachella’s 23 Greatest Headline Performances: From Kanye’s Sunday Service to Daft Punk’s Game-Changing Pyramid | Independent

> Broken Record’s Justin Richmond in Conversation with Van Hunt on May 5 | Broken Record