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


“EP3,” Ringo Starr – Sept. 16

“Casey Bishop,” Casey Bishop – Sept. 28

“Rock Candy,” Orianthi – Oct. 14

“Inner World Peace,” Frankie Cosmos – Oct. 21

“The Loneliest Time,” Carly Rae Jepsen – Oct. 21

“Powerzone,” Chez Kane – Oct. 21

Artist Merch Shop: See the New Arrivals. »

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“MOONCHILD MIXES,” Selena – Aug. 26

“At The Royal Albert Hall: April 14, 1970,” Creedence Clearwater Revival – Sept. 16

“Joe Strummer 002: The Mescaleros Years,” Joe Strummer – Sept. 16

“Madison Square Garden 3/9/81,” Grateful Dead – Sept. 23

“Greatest Hits,” John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band – Sept. 30


“RENAISSANCE,” Beyoncé – Sept. 16

“Ella and Louis Again,” Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong – Sept. 16

“Bing, Bing, Bing!,” Charlie Hunter Trio – Sept. 16

“Aquarium (25th Anniversary Edition),” Aqua – Sept. 23

“Let Me Go Lover: The Country Hits (1950-1962),” Hank Snow – Nov. 18

“The Best of Muddy Waters 1948 to 1956,” Muddy Waters – Nov. 18

“So Many People: The Reprise Mono Singles & More,” Paul Williams – Nov. 18

“Black Moon,” Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Nov. 25

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“Jimi,” Janie Hendrix & John McDermott – Nov. 15

Stomp and Shout: R&B and the Origins of Northwest Rock and Roll,” Peter Blecha – Jan. 3, 2023

“Guitar Chords For Dummies,” Antoine Polin – Jan. 5, 2023

Fresh Fly Fabulous: 50 Years of Hip Hop Style,” Elizabeth Way & Elena Romero – Feb. 7, 2023

“Pocket Guide to Glam Rock,” Mick O’ Shea – April 4, 2023

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

“Rivers and Rain,” Paul Kelly (21-track water-themed compilation; Gawd Aggie / Cooking Vinyl)

“AURORA,” Gerry Beckley (the America singer-songwriter’s fourth solo album; Hear here; Blue Élan)

“The Very Best of Fantastic Cat,” Fantastic Cat (debut album; Hear here; Blue Rose Music)

“Lonely Hearts Club,” Ariana and the Rose (Hear here; Pookiebird Music)

“Bad Luv,” J AKTIVE (Hear here; Aktivate Music Group)

“Frequency,” Layke (six-song EP; Hear here; AGM)

“Heartache By The Pound,” Kirk Fletcher (producer: Fletcher; recorded at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL; first single: “Afraid To Die, Too Scared To Live”; Ogierea)

“A Rainbow In Curved Air,” Nico Georis (a reimagination of the Terry Riley composition, with three original tracks; Hear here; Spiritual Pajamas)

“quinn,” quinn (Hear here; deadAir)

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

Twin Flame, KAYTRANADA & Anderson .Paak |
Don’t Talk!, Casey Bishop |
Top Shelf Shame, Eddie Spaghetti & Frank Meyer | See here
Evil, Paper Pools | See here
Head on Fire, REBELLE |
Rhapsody In Pink, Stela Cole |
Something Beautiful, Tritonal feat. Eric Lumiere |
Deadbeat, NUFFER |
Lonely Together, Gigi Rowe
VIBE CHECK, Olivia Lunny x Bhad Bhabie |
BOIL, Forty Feet Tall | See here
Momma Ain’t Got No Time, Erika Olson |
you’re so subversive, Justin Payne
Sauce, Banded Future feat. Shelly | See here
Dove, Malxolm Brixkhouse | See here
Mixtape, Gabrielle Metz
When the Beaches Bleed, Krooked Tongue
Races / Three Monkey Song, Sivan Langer |
Where There Ain’t No Sun, Lenni Revel |
King Godzilla, Jamie Beale
Ima Say It, Matt B |

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

Garth Hudson (85)
Kathy Lennon (79)
Andy Fairweather Low (74)
Steve Hillage (71)
Joe Lynn Turner (71)
Butch Vig (67)
Mojo Nixon (65)
Apollonia (63)
Neal Morse (62)
David Yow (62)
Zelma Davis (52)
Britt Nicole (37)
Charli XCX (30)
Mark Lee [NCT] (23)

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Getting caught up …

Aug. 1 Birthdays: Ramblin’ Jack Elliott (91), Robert Cray (69), Michael Penn (64), Joe Elliott (63), Chuck D (62), Suzi Gardner (62), Coolio (59), Adam Duritz (58), George Ducas (56), Charlie Kelley (54), Ashley Parker Angel (41)

July 31 Birthdays: Kenny Burrell (91), Gary Lewis (77), Michael Wolff (70), Daniel Ash (65), Bill Berry (64), Chad Brock (59), Fatboy Slim (59), Jim Corr (58), Zac Brown (44), Lil Uzi Vert (28)

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

Aug. 2:

Marguerite Piazza (1920-2012)

Jimmy Jones (1930-2012)

Ron Townson (1933-2001)

Fela Kuti (1938-1997)

Michel Berger (1947-1992)

James Jamerson (1936-1983)

Brian Cole (1942-1972)

Enrico Caruso (1873-1923)

Aug. 1:

Tommy Makem (1932-2007)

Bill Buchanan (1930-1996)

July 31:

Harold Prince (1928-2019)

Tony Sly (1970-2012)

Mohammed Rafi (1924-1980)

Bud Powell (1924-1966)

Jim Reeves (1923-1964)

Franz Liszt (1811-1886)

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

“I am no better and neither are you
We’re all the same, whatever we do”

[su_highlight background=”#f29999″]NO. 1 ON AUG. 2 … IN 2014[/su_highlight]

After 32 years of recording albums, “Weird Al” Yankovic finally earned the first No. 1 LP of his career with “Mandatory Fun” (RCA), spoofing the likes of Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke, Iggy Azalea, Lorde and Imagine Dragons. One of the tracks, “Word Crimes,” became his fourth Top 40 hit. At the 57th annual Grammy Awards, he won Best Comedy Album. He hasn’t released a new album since, saying he would likely stick to singles and EPs.

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[su_highlight background=”#f29999″]RELEASED ON AUG. 1 … IN 1981[/su_highlight]

A day that will live in music infamy: The day that MTV premiered. Back then, only a few parts of New Jersey could initially view the new cable channel. The first music video aired was The Buggles’ “Video Killed the Radio Star.” MTV’s first program director, Steve Casey, said in the book “I Want My MTV” that nobody wanted to launch with “Video Killed the Radio Star”; they all wanted a recognizable hit. But Casey said “Nobody’s going to be watching. It’s symbolic.” And it was. “Ladies and gentlemen, rock and roll …” (BTW: MTV Europe debuted on Aug. 1, 1987, with Dire Straits’ “Money for Nothing” as the first video shown.)

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[su_highlight background=”#f29999″]NO. 1 ON JULY 31 … IN 1976[/su_highlight]

“Breezin’,” George Benson (his 15th album, and his first for Warner, scored a rare feat: It reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and the Jazz and R&B album charts, boosted by the Top 10 hit “This Masquerade”; it won several Grammys, including Best Pop Instrumental Performance and Record of the Year for “This Masquerade”; producer: Tommy LiPuma; Warner)

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[su_highlight background=”#f29999″]R.I.P.[/su_highlight]

John King (co-founder of Ardent Records)

Mo Ostin (longtime Warner-Reprise chief)

Ed Hardy (Nashville music executive)

Pat Carroll (actress voiced Ursula in the Disney musical “The Little Mermaid”)

Clay “The Cooker” Collins (Dayton radio legend)

John Aielli (longtime Austin disc jockey)

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

> Beyoncé to Re-record Offensive ‘Renaissance’ Lyric | BBC

> ‘I Meant No Disrespect’: Diane Warren’s Shady Beyoncé Tweet Sparks Debate About the Art of Collaboration | Rolling Stone

> SEVENTEEN Scores Fourth No. 1 on Top Album Sales Chart | Billboard

> Mystikal Accused of Rape, Domestic Violence | TMZ

> ‘The End of an Era’: Stevie Nicks, David Geffen, Paul Simon Remember Music Exec Mo Ostin | Los Angeles Times

> Harry Styles’ Full ‘X Factor UK’ Audition Video Reveals He First Sang ‘Hey, Soul Sister’ for Judges | People

> Louis Tomlinson Says That One Direction’s First Album Was “Sh*t” And That He Has Yet To Make A “Good” Solo Album | BuzzFeed

> Bad Bunny’s ‘Un Verano Sin Ti’ Hits Seventh Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart | Billboard

> Carrie Underwood Helps Barbara Mandrell Celebrate Her 50th Grand Ole Opry Anniversary | CMT