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


“All Things New,” Tye Tribbett – new release date, July 8

“New Ruin,” The Flatliners – Aug. 5

“Mascara Streakz,” Altered Images – Aug. 26

“PRE PLEASURE,” Julia Jacklin – Aug. 26

“Songs Without Jokes,” Bret McKenzie – Aug. 26

“Land of Dreams,” Mark Owen – Sept. 23

“Private View,” Blancmange – Sept. 30

Calvin Klein: Discover the New Pride Collection. »

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“Zappa / Erie,” Frank Zappa – new release date, June 17

“Do You Remember How It Was? The Best of Symposium 1996/1999,” Symposium – Nov. 11


“Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll,” Vaughan Mason and Crew – Aug. 26

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

“The Holographic Moon,” Federico Aubele (Brooklyn-based Argentine singer/songwriter’s sixth album; new single: “All Things Pass”; See here; Hear here; 13Records)

“State of Mind,” Kitt (Hear here; Justin Time)

“Multidimensional Culture,” Ghostkeeper (the Canadian group’s first album in nearly 10 years; new single: “Ancestral”; Hear here; Victory Pool)

“50/50 Pt. 1: Gypsybilly (Vol. 5),” The Vignatis (five covers and five originals in their “gypsybilly” style; Hear here; GB Music)

“Let’s Get It,” Ekelle (Toronto artist’s debut album; new single: “Be Free”; Hear here; 712006 Records DK)

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

Time Machine, Cuco |
Comes in Waves, Dawes |
Me Because of You, The FAIM |
Silver Civic, Shaye |
Somebody Told Me, Your Grandparents & Amindi |
No Me, Sweet Teeth |
Greta’s Inn, Loren Berí
Because of Me, Rosanne Baker Thornley |
Glow, Julia Cannon
Call Me When You’re Lonely, Huey Mack
The Wrong One, Tess Frizzell … daughter of Shelly West and Allen Frizzell

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

Monti Rock III (80)
Francis Rossi [Status Quo] (73)
Rebbie Jackson (72)
Danny Elfman (69)
LaToya Jackson (66)
Melissa Etheridge (61)
Blaze Bayley (59)
Noel Gallagher (55)
Jayski McGowan [Quad City DJ’s] (55)
Chan Kinchla (53)
Mark Lee [Third Day] (49)
Melanie Brown (47)
Playa Poncho (47)
Fonseca (43)

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Getting caught up …

May 28 Birthdays: Gladys Knight (78), Billy Vera (78), John Fogerty (77), Leland Sklar (75), Jerry Douglas (66), Phil Vassar (58), Chris, Ballew (57), Kylie Minogue (54), Chubb Rock (54), Jaheim (45), Colbie Caillat (37)

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

May 29:

B.J. Thomas (1942-2021)

Doc Watson (1923-2012)

Jeff Buckley (1966-1997)

Fanny Brice (1891-1951)

May 28:

Johnny Keating (1927-2015)

Jimmy Rowles (1918-1996)

Julius Eastman (1940-1990)

Sy Oliver (1910-1988)

Leopold Mozart (1719-1787)

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

“I’m not a man who likes to swear
But I never cared
For the sound of being alone”

[su_highlight background=”#f29999″]RELEASED ON MAY 29 … IN 1984[/su_highlight]

“Private Dancer,” Tina Turner (her fifth solo album is one of the greatest comebacks in rock history, at age 45 no less; featuring “What’s Love Got to Do With It,” “Better Be Good to Me,” “Private Dancer” and “Show Some Respect”; it sold more than 10 million copies worldwide, and Turner won four Grammys, three of them for “What’s Love Got to Do With It”; producers: Terry Britten, Rupert Hine, Martyn Ware, etc.; Capitol)

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[su_highlight background=”#f29999″]RELEASED ON MAY 28 … IN 1982[/su_highlight]

“Avalon,” Roxy Music (their eighth and final album, featuring “More Than This,” the title track, “The Main Thing” and “Take a Chance With Me”; it was their only platinum-selling album in the U.S.; producers: Rhett Davies, Roxy Music; Warner)

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

Ronnie Hawkins (rockabilly singer who mentored The Band)

Bill Walker (Music City arranger-conductor)

[su_highlight background=”#f29999″]MUSIC HEADLINES[/su_highlight]

> Wilco’s New Album Looks for Peace in a Cruel Country | The Atlantic

> 5 Albums I Can’t Live Without: Susanna Hoffs | Spin

> To Mark Queen Elizabeth II’s 70-Year Reign, Here Are the 70 Biggest Hits by U.K. Artists in Hot 100 History | Billboard

> The 25 Most Quintessential 1980s Soundtracks, From ‘Top Gun’ and ‘Footloose’ to ‘Do the Right Thing’ and ‘Repo Man’ | Variety