“No Rules Sandy,” Sylvan Esso – Aug. 12

“Fun Machine: The Sequel,” Lake Street Dive – Sept. 9

“Detour,” Boney James – Sept. 23

“Player, Piano,” Daniel Lanois – Sept. 23

“Mary Bragg,” Mary Bragg – Sept. 30

“Rhythm of the World,” The Cowsills – Sept. 30

“Jubilation,” Appalachian Road Show – Oct. 7

“Digital Noise Alliance,” Queensrÿche – Oct. 7

“Boomerang,” Betty Boo – Oct. 14

“Real to Me: The Way I Feel,” Callista Clark – Oct. 14

“Return of the Dream Canteen,” Red Hot Chili Peppers – Oct. 14

“Shufflemania!,” Robyn Hitchcock – Oct. 21

“Oxymore,” Jean-Michel Jarre – Oct. 21

“Myself in the Way,” Turnover – Nov. 4

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“Muswell Hillbillies / Everybody’s in Show-Biz,” The Kinks – Sept. 9

“Ray Sings, Basie Swings,” Ray Charles + Count Basie Orchestra – Sept. 23


“Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers,” Kendrick Lamar – Aug. 26

“Louder Now,” Taking Back Sunday – Sept. 2

“Aaliyah” and “Ultimate Aaliyah,” Aaliyah – Sept. 16

“All We Know Is Falling,” Paramore – Sept. 23

“The Greatest,” Diana Ross – Oct. 21

 JUST RELEASED  (surprise releases + more)

“Genesis,” Slump6s (new single: “Red”; Hear here; Field Trip Recordings / Republic)

“quinn,” quinn (17-year-old producer and songwriter wrote all 17 songs; Hear here; deadAir)

“Stray Cat Kingdom,” Loren Beri (five-song debut EP; guests: Kishi Bashi, Itamar; Hear here; Loren Beri)

“it is what it is,” Julia Bhatt (new single: “On My Shoulder”; Julia Bhatt Music)

“Fridays,” Bealby Point (six-song EP; producer: Matt Di Pomponio; Hear here; Bealby Point)

“Souls and the Barren Heart,” Love Crushed Velvet (new single: “Saddened Eyes”; Hear here; Noble Steed Music)

“Set Me Free,” Danny McGaw (Hear here; Santa Barbara)

“Stripped,” Coyle Girelli (seven-song EP; Hear here; Girelli Songs / Calm and Collected)

“Square in the Eye,” Mark Charles (five-song EP; Hear here; Ramshackler Music)

“Marathon,” Sophia Fracassi (Canadian singer-songwriter’s six-song debut EP; Hear here; Coalition Music)

“The Kentucky Gentlemen: Vol. 1,” The Kentucky Gentlemen (five-song EP; Hear here; The Kentucky Gentlemen)

“Hard Lessons,” Nick Pagliari (six-song EP; Hear here; Ride The River)

 NEW SONGS  (click on title to stream)

You Are the Answer, Goo Goo Dolls |
Didn’t Care, Sylvan Esso |
Stranded, Starcrawler |
Got Down to the Soul, The Polyphonic Spree
By Your Side, Tim Snider & Wolfgang Timber |
Jah Loves Me More Everyday, Mykal Rose |
Panorama, Mary Bragg
Never Let Me Go, Sam Himself |
As High As You Can Go, borza |
Sunday, Doriana Spurrell | See here
Hope, Indigore | See here
I Feel Good, Dylan Jakobsen |
No Lover, Jewelia
Lonely Like I Am, Logan Michael |
Resonate, Bourbon House |
Dog Beers, Hayden Joseph |
Just Can’t Get Enough, Channel Tres


Bruce Woodley (80)
Jim McCarty (79)
Rita Marley (76)
Verdine White (71)
Jem Finer (67)
Thurston Moore (64)
Marty Brown (57)
Paavo Lotjonen (54)
Faryl Smith (27)

Getting caught up …

July 24 Birthdays: Hervé Vilard (76), Pam Tillis (65), Kristin Chenoweth (54), Jennifer Lopez (53), Jerrod Neimann (43), Jay McGuiness (32)

July 23 Birthdays: Madeline Bell (80), Dino Danelli (77), Andy Mackay (76), David Essex (75), John Hall (74), Ian Thomas (72), Blair Thornton (72), Janis Siegel (70), Martin Gore (61), Yuval Gabay (59), Rob Dickinson (57), Slash (57), Sam Watters (52), Dalvin DeGrate (51), Alison Krauss (51), Chad Gracey (51), Shannon Brown (49), David Pichette (45), Michelle Williams (42), Neil Perry (32), Danielle Bradbery (26)


July 25:

Peter Green (1946-2020)

Michael Johnson (1944-2017)

Erik Braunn (1950-2003)

Charlie Rich (1932-1995)

Big Mama Thornton (1926-1984)

July 24:

Marni Nixon (1930-2016)

Larry Hoppen (1951-2012)

Dan Peek (1950-2011)

July 23:

Amy Winehouse (1983-2011)

Ron Miller (1933-2007)

Keith Godchaux (1948-1980)


“Pass the tanning butter”


“Back in Black,” AC/DC (their seventh album and their first with singer Brian Johnson, who replaced Bon Scott just months after his death on Feb. 19, 1980; featuring “You Shook Me All Night Long,” “Hells Bells” and “Back in Black”; the LP has sold more than 50 million copies worldwide and is the third best-selling album of all time; producer: Robert John “Mutt” Lange; Atlantic)


“folklore,” Taylor Swift (her eighth album was a surprise release, featuring “Cardigan,” “The 1,” “Exile” and “Betty”; it became her seventh straight No. 1 album in the U.S., was the top-selling album of 2020 and won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year; producers: Aaron Dessner, Jack Antonoff, Swift, Joe Alwyn; Republic)


“Every Good Boy Deserves Favour,” The Moody Blues (their seventh album reached No. 1 in the U.K. and spent three weeks at No. 2 in the U.S., featuring the Top 40 hit “The Story in Your Eyes”; producer: Tony Clarke; Threshold)


Bob Heathcote (former Suicidal Tendencies bassist)

Bob Rafelson (co-creator of “The Monkees” and directed “Head” and “Five Easy Pieces”)

Stefan Soltesz (Austrian-Hungarian conductor)


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 TOUR NEWS  (see more Tour Dates)

> Adele Announces Rescheduled Las Vegas Residency Dates | Variety

> U2 to Stage Las Vegas Residency at New Arena in 2023: Report | Rolling Stone

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