Updates The Hold Steady

Published on December 1st, 2020 | by Gerry Galipault


Pause & Play Today: Dec. 1, 2020



“Too Mean to Die,” Accept – Jan. 15

“Open Door Policy,” The Hold Steady – Feb. 19


“The Essential Gary Lucas,” Gary Lucas – Jan. 29


“Saying Goodbye is Exhausting,” Bright Light Bright Light feat. Justin Vivian Bond (five-song EP; See here; YSKWN!)

“Red Hot + Blue: A Tribute to Cole Porter,” various artists (30th anniversary edition; Read here; The Red Hot Organization)

“A Very Poppy Christmas,” Poppy (four-song EP; Sumerian)

“Evil EP,” Toni Sauna (five songs; Def Pressé)

“The Mutt – A Palindromic Album,” Casely (Hear here; Apple Music; Casely Enterprises)


I Can’t Stop Me (English Version), TWICE
Family Farm, The Hold Steady
Two Hearts, Call Me Spinster
I Feel Like You, slowride
Play God, Jessica Wilde
Broken Ends, GIZMACHI
Karmic Fortune, Modern Mimes
We Don’t Have Anything More to Say, Griffin Novie
Base Rage On The Front Page, NOi!SE
Feel Your Touch, Sean Listro
Where Wolves Once Roamed, Evolutionary Sleeper
Splendour, Communions
Bad Karma, Gray Bouchard & The Dedications
2AM, Quiet Blue
until we meet again, yergurl
Follow, J. Douglas Wright
Ghost, Loumy
Fall Out, Wolf Saga
Been Wondering, Loud Life
17, Kate Boothman
Different High, Quinn Mills & Jessie Vickery
Mexico, The Midnight Preachers
Gone Wrong, Black Collar Union
Christmas At Sea, Sara Noelle
Let Me Breathe, Makichi
Rat vs Mole, The Amber Bugs


Dianne Lennon (81)
Casey Van Beek (78)
Eric Bloom (76)
John Densmore (76)
Bette Midler (75)
Gilbert O’Sullivan (74)
Kim Richey (64)
Bart Millard (48)
Brad Delson (43)
Mat Kearney (42)
Mika Fineo (39)
Janelle Monáe (35)
Tyler Joseph (32)
Nico Sereba (30)

Getting caught up …

Nov. 30 Birthdays: Jimmy Bowen (83), Roger Glover (75), Mandy Patinkin (68), Shuggie Otis (67), Jeannie Kendall (66), Billy Idol (65), John Ashton (63), Stacey Q (62), Jalil (57), Steve Aoki (43), Clay Aiken (42)


Jerry Demara (regional Mexican singer-songwriter)

Ryan Brady (VP of marketing at Atlantic Records)

Dick Alen (agent for Little Richard and Chuck Berry)


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