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


“Bloodline Maintenance,” Ben Harper – July 22

“Day-Glo (Based on a True Story),” Erasure – Aug. 12

“TRUE POWER,” I Prevail – Aug. 19

“Good Person,” Ingrid Andress – Aug. 26

“Thee Sacred Souls,” Thee Sacred Souls – Aug. 26

“Remarks,” Creature Canyon – Sept. 2

“The Garden,” Motel Radio – Sept. 2

“Hair On Fire,” Jake La Botz – Sept. 9

“Spirituals,” Santigold – Sept. 9

“HiROQUEST,” Steve Aoki – Sept. 16

“Look Up!,” The Harlem Gospel Travelers – Sept. 16

“Where the Crawdads Sing.” »

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Fun for the Fourth. Shop Fresh. »


“McCartney” (box set), Paul McCartney – Aug. 5

“Demoiselle,” Micky Dolenz – Aug. 12

“It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (Original Soundtrack Recording),” Vince Guaraldi – Aug. 26

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

“Normal Kid,” Jillette Johnson (four-song EP; new single: “My Closet Life”; See here; Moss Rose / Tone Tree Music)

“Concert in the Barn,” Paul Winter Consort (recorded in June 2021 in the hills of northwest Connecticut; Hear here; Living Music)

“Beyond the Willow Tree,” Cleveland Francis (digital release includes the folk singer’s 1970 self-released album, “Follow Me,” plus previously unreleased demos and covers of folk standards; remastered by Grammy-winning audio engineer Michael Graves; Vinyl out July 1; Forager)

“The Devil Has Texas,” Plato III (guests: Mike Kinsella, Merk, MoneyM!ll$, Blasé, Mickey Matta, 333-WISH, Lil B, Hear here; Polyvinyl)

“Brad ‘Guitar’ Wilson,” Brad Wilson (first single: “The Ballad of John Lee”; Hear here; Brad Wilson)

“Thomas Bergsten’s Kosmos,” Thomas Bergsten (Hear here; Apollon)

“Tell ‘Em You Were Gold,” Pharis & Jason Romero (Hear here; Smithsonian Folkways Recordings)

“Clap If You Can,” Best Breakfast (producer: bassist Ian Romer; Best Breakfast Music)

“Throw the House,” Autumn Hollow (three-song EP; Hear here; Oak Honest)

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

Sad Cinderella, Marissa Nadler |
Wanted, Lila Iké |
Me & My Sunshine, Motel Radio |
Temper, IMANU & LIA |
Knife to a Gunfight, Cigar Cigarette
Want You, NEAVV |
Madison, Drugdealer |
Moodjer, Ceasar K
Chemicals, Demi Davis |
Arsonist (Run It), PDAE |
Over, Collier Saliu
How It All Went Down, Becca Bowen & Isaac Cole
Vekk, Obijan feat. Silja Sol |
White Knuckles, Honeyvein |
Espejo, Eljuri |
Goin’ Down South, Cary Morin & Ghost Dog
If I Were a Genie, Jules Liesl
Stitches, Baytrees

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

Brian Wilson (80)
Anne Murray (77)
André Watts (76)
Dolores “LaLa” Brooks (75)
Lionel Richie (73)
Gary Lucas (70)
Michael Anthony (68)
John Taylor (62)
Mark degli Antoni [Soul Coughing] (60)
Jerome Fontamillas [Switchfoot] (55)
Murphy Karges [Sugar Ray] (55)
Dan Tyminski (55)
Twiggy Ramirez (51)
Chino Moreno (49)
Amos Lee (45)
Chris Thompson [Eli Young Band] (42)
Alisan Porter (41)
Grace Potter (39)
Chris Dudley [Underoath] (39)

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Getting caught up …

June 19 Birthdays: Spanky McFarlane (80), Ann Wilson (72), Larry Dunn (69), Doug Stone (66), Mark “Marty” DeBarge (63), Luke Morley (62), Paula Abdul (60), Simon Wright (59), Brian Vander Ark (58), Brian “Head” Welch (52), Scott Avett (46), Anita Wilson (46), Macklemore (40)

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June 18 Birthdays: Tommy Hunt (89), Paul McCartney (80), Richard Perry (80), Sandy Posey (78), Oz Fox (61), Alison Moyet (61), Dizzy Reed (59), Tim Hunt (55), Nathan Morris (51), Ray LaMontagne (49), Silkk The Shocker (47), Blake Shelton (46), Steven Chen [The Airborne Toxic Event] (44), Josh Dun [twenty one pilots] (34), Trippie Redd (23)

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

June 20:

Prodigy (1974-2017)

Lawrence Payton [The Four Tops] (1938-1997)

June 19:

Gerry Goffin (1939-2014)

Slim Whitman (1923-2013)

Bobby Helms (1933-1997)

June 18:

Vera Lynn (1917-2020)

XXXTentacion (1998-2018)

Horace Silver (1928-2014)

Johnny Mann (1928-2014)

Clarence Clemons (1942-2011)

Ali Akbar Khan (1922-2009)

Hank Medress (1938-2007)

Peter Allen (1944-1992)

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

“You do something to me that I can’t explain
Hold me closer and I feel no pain”

[su_highlight background=”#f29999″]RELEASED ON JUNE 20 … IN 1969[/su_highlight]

“First Take,” Roberta Flack (her debut album, featuring “The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face,” which was included in Clint Eastwood’s 1971 film “Play Misty for Me” and later went No. 1 in 1972; producer: Joel Dorn; Atlantic)

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[su_highlight background=”#f29999″]RELEASED ON JUNE 19 … IN 1970[/su_highlight]

“Diana Ross,” Diana Ross (her debut album, featuring her first solo No. 1 “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” and “Reach Out and Touch [Somebody’s Hand]”; producers: Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson, Johnny Bristol; Motown)

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[su_highlight background=”#f29999″]RELEASED ON JUNE 18 … IN 1982[/su_highlight]

“Mirage,” Fleetwood Mac (their 13th album and their fourth with Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham; featuring “Hold Me,” “Gypsy” and “Love in Store”; producers: Fleetwood Mac, Richard Dashut, Ken Caillat; Warner)

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

Brett Tuggle (longtime Fleetwood Mac keyboardist)

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