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Published on August 17th, 2021 | by Gerry Galipault


Pause & Play Today: Aug. 17, 2021



“Welcome to Paradise Lost,” Taraka – Oct. 8

“-io,” Circuit des Yeux – Oct. 22

“Vessels, Angels & Ancestors,” John Forté – Oct. 22

“Time to Melt,” Sam Evian – Oct. 29

“The Clearing,” JJJJJerome Ellis – Nov. 5

Artist Merch Shop: See the New Arrivals. »


“1988: The Original Demos,” The Bootheels – Sept. 24


“Abandoned Luncheonette,” Daryl Hall & John Oates – Oct. 29

“Joy,” Phish – Oct. 29

 JUST RELEASED  (surprise releases + more)

“Autopilot,” Paragon Cause (new single: “Two to Play”; Hear here; Apple Music; Paragon Cause)

 NEW SONGS  (click on title to stream)

Mood Ring, Lorde
On My Way, Natalie Imbruglia
Slot Machine Syndrome, Caleb Lee Hutchinson
Ready on the One, John Forté feat. Spills, Five & Miss Brittany Reese
Bad At Love, Mayday Parade
Summertime in New York, aboywithabag
Baby, Won’t You Pass Me the Light?, LVCHLD
Vice Grip, Gift of Gab … posthumous single from the founding member of Blackalicious
Parachute, Port Cities
God, Allow Me (Please) to Play Music, Voice of Baceprot
Can-Can: Galop Infernal By Offenbach For Guitar, Violin and Orchestra, The Great Kat
Rock On, The R Train
Follow Me, Gypsum
Dopamine, The Baby Breaks
Green Lake, Andrew Krull


John Seiter [Spanky and Our Gang] (74)
Gary Talley [The Box Tops] (74)
Kevin Rowland (68)
Eric Johnson (67)
Kevin Welch (66)
Colin Moulding (66)
Belinda Carlisle (63)
Everette Harp (60)
Gilby Clarke (59)
Colin James (57)
Maria McKee (57) *
Steve Gorman [The Black Crowes] (56)
Jill Cunniff [Luscious Jackson] (55)
Posdnuos [De La Soul] (52)
Donnie Wahlberg (52)
Tarja Turunen (44)
Phoebe Bridgers (27)
Lil Pump (21)

* yesterday’s report incorrectly stated McKee’s birthday as Aug. 16


Pearl Bailey (1918-1990)

Ira Gershwin (1896-1983)

Paul Williams [The Temptations] (1939-1973)

 RELEASED ON AUG. 17 IN … 1970 

“Stage Fright,” The Band (their third studio album, featuring the title track and “The Shape I’m In”; a young Todd Rundgren was the mixing and recording engineer; producers: The Band; Capitol)


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