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Published on May 2nd, 2021 | by Gerry Galipault


Pause & Play Today: May 2, 2021



“ENCORE,” Butcher Brown – June 4

“Romantic Images,” Molly Burch – July 23

“What the Future Holds Pt. 2,” Steps – Sept. 10

“SuperBlue,” Kurt Elling – Sept. 17

“‘WHAT THEN?’,” David Keenan – Oct. 1

“End of the Ocean,” Moist – Oct. 1

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“Stop the War: Vietnam Through the Eyes of Black America 1965-1974,” various artists – May 28


“Goodbye Jumbo,” World Party – Oct. 29


“Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (35th Anniversary Steelbook) [Blu-ray + Digital],” Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara, et al – June 8

“I Dream of Jeannie: The Complete Series [Blu-ray],” Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman, Bill Daly, et al – July 13


“1966: The Year the Decade Exploded,” Jon Savage – Aug. 24

“Harry Styles: Adore You: The Illustrated Biography,” Carolyn McHugh – Oct. 1

“Carpenters: The Musical Legacy,” Mike Cidoni Lennox and Chris May – Oct. 5


“Go Global,” Global Dan (executive producer: Steve Aoki; producers: Travis Barker, John Feldmann, Taz Taylor, Imad Royal, Rogét Chahayed; guests: Ayo & Teo, Global Dell, Global AzN; Hear here; Dim Mak)


Don’t Freak, The Aces
Amazing Grace, The McCrary Sisters
good, Wrabel
If I Know Myself, LonelyTwin
Skeletons, First in Flight
Refuge, Mono Void
Bones, Bethany Ferrie
The Lowlands, Beta Radio
Wide World, Sophie Janna
Song X / Bad Girl, The FMs
No Questions No Answers, Zach Bellas
Troubling Times, Climbing Trees

So Many Lies, Biscay
Met You Again, Guilty Garden
Better, J4
Time, JLM feat. Clay
Seven Seas, Kevee Lynch
Blackberry Whiskey, Lockeland
Buenos Aires, Jamie Libero
Rusty, Stef Taylor
Maryland, Rella
Hot Black Desert, Andy and the Rockets
Eleanor, Light By The Sea


Englebert Humperdinck (85)
R.C. Bannon (76)
Larry Gatlin (73)
Lou Gramm (71)
Angela Bofill (67)
Preston Niles [The Knack] (67)
Dr. Robert [The Blow Monkeys] (60)
Ty Herndon (59)
Jeff Gutt [Stone Temple Pilots] (45)
Rose Falcon (37)
Lily Allen (36)
Jim Almgren [Carolina Liar] (35)
Justin Young [The Vaccines] (34)
Jinwoon [2AM] (30)
SUNMI [Wonder Girls] (29)


Jeff Hanneman [Slayer] (1964-2013)

hide [X Japan] (1964-1998)

Larry Clinton (1909-1985)


“The Stone Roses,” The Stone Roses (widely considered one of the greatest debut albums ever; featuring “She Bangs the Drums,” “Fools Gold,” “I Wanna Be Adored” and “Bye Bye Badman”; producers: John Leckie, Peter Hook; Silvertone)


Ray Reyes (Menudo)


> NPR Turns 50 (CBS News)

> With Her Final Album, Rebecca Luker Bids a Fond Farewell (The New York Times)

> Bruno Mars Sells Out All Six Las Vegas Concerts in Minutes (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

> Steve Marriott: The Forgotten Rock Star (The Independent)

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