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Published on June 27th, 2021 | by Gerry Galipault


Pause & Play Today: June 27, 2021



“NOW That’s What I Call Music! 79,” various artists – Aug. 6

“Distant Populations,” Quicksand – Aug. 13

“Girl From The North Country (Original Broadway Cast Recording),” various artists – Aug. 20

“No Sun,” Nite Jewel – Aug. 27

“Hot Sass,” Liz Cooper – Sept. 3

“Departing Like Rivers,” Shackleton – Sept. 3

“Cool,” Colleen Green – Sept. 10

“Freudvoll und Leidvoll!,” Jonas Kaufmann – Sept. 17

“How the Garden Grows,” Yvette – Sept. 17

“Colourgrade,” Tirzah – Oct. 1

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“Rumours,” Fleetwood Mac – Aug. 6

“Corinne Bailey Rae,” Corinne Bailey Rae – Aug. 13

 JUST RELEASED  (surprise releases + more)

“Planet Her (Deluxe),” Doja Cat (Download; with five bonus tracks; new single: “You Right”; Kemosabe / RCA)

“The YS Collection Vol. 1,” Logic (Read here; Bobby Boy / Def Jam)

“Finally Famous (10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Remixed and Remastered),” Big Sean (Download; 2011 album, with the previously unreleased track, “Freshman 10”; Read here; G.O.O.D. Music / Def Jam)

“He Walked On,” Tim O’Brien (new single: “I Breathe In”; Howdy Skies)

“Divert the Asteroid,” Heartour (five-song EP; Heartour)

“Coron o Chwinc,” BOI (new single: “Tragwyddoldeb”; Recordiau Crwn)

“Now Is the Time,” Bandits on the Run (producer: Ryan Hadlock; new single: “She’s the Queen”; See here; Bandits on the Run)

“Come On Down,” Castaway Hounds (Hear here; Apollon)

 NEW SONGS  (click on title to stream)

Hourglass (from the Amazon Original Documentary: Mary J. Blige’s My Life), Mary J. Blige
Lipstick, WILLOW
Old School, Toby Keith
Saturday Afternoon Kung Fu Theater, RZA
Girl Who Didn’t Care, Tenille Townes
Victorious, The Score
Stop Making Stupid People Famous, Our Lady Peace feat. Pussy Riot
Heroes, Natalie Hemby
Hallelujah! For Now, Kris Allen

 TOUR DATES  (just added)

» Bad Religion w/ Alkaline Trio

» Buddy Guy

» Los Bukis


Bruce Johnston (79)
Gilson Lavis [Squeeze] (70)
Lisa Germano (63)
Lorrie Morgan (62)
Michael Ball (59)
Draco Rosa [Menudo] (52)
Laurence Colbert [Ride] (51)
Leigh Nash (45)
Zach Williams (43)
Lauren Jauregui (25)
H.E.R. (24)


Bobby Womack (1944-2014)

Fayette Pinkney [The Three Degrees] (1948-2009)

Gale Storm (1922-2009)

Eileen Barton (1924-2006)

John Entwistle (1944-2002)

Stefanie Sargent [7 Year Bitch] (1968-1992)


“Cosmic Thing,” The B-52’s (their most commercially successful album sold more than 4 million copies in the U.S. and reached No. 4 on the Billboard LP chart, featuring “Love Shack,” “Roam,” “Deadbeat Club” and “Channel Z”; producers: Nile Rodgers, Don Was; Reprise)


Jon Hassell (trumpeter and “Fourth World” composer)

Johnny Solinger (former Skid Row singer)


> Bruce Springsteen Reopens Broadway, Ushering in Theater’s Return | The New York Times

> ‘The Sparks Brothers’ Raises the Question: Are We Allowed Not to Like Sparks? (Opinion) | Variety

> Courtney Love Accuses Olivia Rodrigo of Recreating Hole Album Cover: ‘Manners Is Manners’ | People

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