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Published on June 2nd, 2022 | by Gerry Galipault


Pause & Play Today: June 2, 2022



“New Pleasures,” ARP – July 15

“Animus,” Emma Ayz – July 15

“LIVE, RAFF, LOVE (Act I),” Raffaella – Aug. 12

“Bleed Out,” The Mountain Goats – Aug. 19

“Viva Las Vengeance,” Panic! At the Disco – Aug. 19

“NUT,” KT Tunstall – Sept. 9

“Stranger Things 4: Soundtrack from the Netflix Series,” various artists – Sept. 9

“Survive,” Stratovarius – Sept. 23

“Cool It Down,” Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Sept. 30

“A Eulogy For Those Still Here,” Counterparts – Oct. 7

#PrideOutLoud: Celebrating the LGBTQIA+ Community. »

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 NEW SONGS  (click on title to stream)

Viva Las Vengeance, Panic! At the Disco |
Spitting Off the Edge of the World, Yeah Yeah Yeahs feat. Perfume Genius |
Canyons, KT Tunstall |
Alpha Zulu, Phoenix |
sidelines, midwxst |
BUICK, Raffaella |
nothing (in my head), Pinkshift |
Astronaut, Juliana Madrid |
AC Press, Lil Seyi |
Happier Still, Big Joanie |
No Hard Feelings, Al Calderon | See here
John F. Kennedy, Dan Pallotta |
Critter, Drive Through Hazy |
Who Said Scared?, Dead Freights | See here
Ghost Hair, Twin Toes |
Only On The Brightside, Hackensaw Boys |
Nostargic, Jesse Rivest


Larry Santos (81)
Chubby Tavares (78)
David Dundas (77)
Michael Steele (67)
Lydia Lunch (63)
Tony Hadley (62)
Merril Bainbridge (54)
B-Real (52)
Tim Rice-Oxley (46)
Butterfly Boucher (43)
Irish Grinstead (42)
Fabrizio Moretti (42)
Dan Cahoon (39)
ZZ Ward (36)
Matthew Kowa (35)

Getting caught up …

June 1 Birthdays: Pat Boone (88), Jim McCarty (77), Linda Scott (77), Ron Wood (75), Charlene (72), Tom Robinson (72), Ronnie Dunn (69), Alan Wilder (63), Simon Gallup (62), Jesse Johnson (62), Mike Joyce [The Smiths] (59), Jason Donovan (54), Damon Minchella [Ocean Colour Scene] (53), Alanis Morissette (48), Brandi Carlile (41)


June 2:

Bo Diddley (1928-2008)

Junior Braithwaite (1949-1999)

Doc Cheatham (1905-1997)

Andrés Segovia (1893-1987)

Sammy Kaye (1910-1987)

Stan Rogers (1949-1983)

Bunny Berigan (1908-1942)

June 1:

Sinan Sakić (1956-2018)

Jean Ritchie (1922-2015)

Tony Thompson (1975-2007)

Tito Puente (1923-2000)

David Ruffin (1941-1991)

Papa Jack Laine (1873-1966)


“It’s a Shame About Ray,” The Lemonheads (their fifth album, featuring the title track and “My Drug Buddy”; later pressings included their cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s “Mrs. Robinson”; producers: The Robb Brothers; Atlantic)


“Speaking in Tongues,” Talking Heads (their fifth and most successful album, featuring their only Top 10 hit, “Burning Down the House,” plus “This Must Be the Place [Naive Melody]” and “Girlfriend Is Better”; producers: Talking Heads; Sire)


Deborah McCrary (The McCrary Sisters)

Catrine Dominique (Cyndi Lauper’s mother and star of several of her videos)

Dave Smith (created the Prophet-5 synthesizer and pioneered the use of MIDI)


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> Angel Olsen on Grief, Coming Out, and Making a Country Album | Pitchfork

> The Best Albums of 2022 (So Far) | Complex

> The Rolling Stones Play Live Debut of ‘Out of Time’ | Ultimate Classic Rock

> Masked Singer Orville Peck on Being Openly Gay in Country Music: ‘We’ve Always Been There’ | Variety

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