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Next Week in Music | Aug. 2-8 • The Short List: 3 Titles You...

Welcome to August. Things are getting off to a slow start. Not that I mind, after the last few weeks of craziness. Here's the lowdown:   Ellen Foley Fighting Words THE EDITED PRESS...

Next Week in Music | Aug. 2-8 • The Long List: 300-Plus Releases On...

Did you know that sunglasses were originally designed for Chinese judges to hide their facial expressions in court? It's true: Look it up. But first, scroll through the 300...

Next Week in Music | Aug. 2-8 • New Books

Even book publishers take holidays. And judging by the paltry list below, most of them are at the beach next week. Come to think, that sounds like a pretty...

Next Week in Music | Aug. 2-8 • On TV

Thanks to the Olympics, we're still deep in the valley of the shadow of reruns. Of course, if you didn't see these performances before, they're new to you. Here's...

Groover Playlist 109 | Strange But True

Dizzy Panda deepfake you out, Bound sound the bellows, Meunier stays neutral, Peter Lake unveils a cinematic trilogy and more in today's submissions from Groover, a platform that connects...

Weekend Mixtape (Side 8) | 162 Songs That Will Stick To Your Ribs

I just realized this morning that we're heading into a long weekend. Presumably, that's why today's Mixtape only has 162 new singles, videos, covers and remixes instead of the...

Weekend Mixtape (Side 7) | 162 Songs That Will Stick To Your Ribs

I just realized this morning that we're heading into a long weekend. Presumably, that's why today's Mixtape only has 162 new singles, videos, covers and remixes instead of the...

Weekend Mixtape (Side 6) | 162 Songs That Will Stick To Your Ribs

I just realized this morning that we're heading into a long weekend. Presumably, that's why today's Mixtape only has 162 new singles, videos, covers and remixes instead of the...

Weekend Mixtape (Side 5) | 162 Songs That Will Stick To Your Ribs

I just realized this morning that we're heading into a long weekend. Presumably, that's why today's Mixtape only has 162 new singles, videos, covers and remixes instead of the...

Weekend Mixtape (Side 4) | 162 Songs That Will Stick To Your Ribs

I just realized this morning that we're heading into a long weekend. Presumably, that's why today's Mixtape only has 162 new singles, videos, covers and remixes instead of the...

Weekend Mixtape (Side 3) | 162 Songs That Will Stick To Your Ribs

I just realized this morning that we're heading into a long weekend. Presumably, that's why today's Mixtape only has 162 new singles, videos, covers and remixes instead of the...

Weekend Mixtape (Side 2) | 162 Songs That Will Stick To Your Ribs

I just realized this morning that we're heading into a long weekend. Presumably, that's why today's Mixtape only has 162 new singles, videos, covers and remixes instead of the...

Weekend Mixtape (Side 1) | 162 Songs That Will Stick To Your Ribs

I just realized this morning that we're heading into a long weekend. Presumably, that's why today's Mixtape only has 162 new singles, videos, covers and remixes instead of the...

Sonic Reducers | The Billie Club

Like every week, there are hundreds of new albums out today. But this week, the one that’s getting all the attention — and deservedly so — is Billie Eilish's...

Albums Of The Week: Charlie Parr | Last of the Better Days Ahead

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Charlie Parr’s newest album Last of the Better Days Ahead is a collection of powerful new songs about how one looks back on a life lived,...

Albums Of The Week: Sister John | I Am by Day

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Sister John are a band of four multi-instrumentalists from Glasgow, formed around the songwriting of Amanda McKeown. Their 2017 debut album Returned From Sea explored themes...

Albums Of The Week: Jelani Aryeh | I’ve Got Some Living To Do

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Jelani Aryeh is a 21-year-old Filipino/African-American artist with the ability to effortlessly transcend genres while crafting timeless songs with an emotional depth far beyond his...

Albums Of The Week: Obits | Die at the Zoo

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Somewhere between Having Fun With Elvis On Stage and Pat Benatar’s Live from Earth!!, we offer you The Obits’ Die At The Zoo, a 12-song, rip-roaring,...

Albums Of The Week: Hipbone Slim and the Kneetremblers | Tremblin’

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Over the last 20 years Hipbone Slim and the Kneetremblers have established themselves as a foremost force in the worlds of rock ’n’ roll, garage,...

Albums Of The Week: The Poppermost | Hits To Spare

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “With the genuine desire to create a continuation of The Beatles’ early vibe, The Poppermost is the one-man mission of Glasgow multi-instrumentalist Joe Kane. His...

Albums Of The Week: Electric Six | Streets of Gold

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “A brand new album from Detroit's fun-loving alternative garage-rock collective Electric Six, Streets of Gold is a high-octane collection of cover songs. Hand-picked by Electric...

Albums Of The Week: Durand Jones & The Indications | Private Space

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “At the end of the day, I just want people to close their eyes and forget where they are. Just the way a Stevie Wonder...

Albums Of The Week: Various Artists | Truth To Power Project

Dallas-based Eastwood Music Group has joined forces with the Dallas Mavericks and Universal Music Production Group to curate a "soundtrack for empowerment." The Truth to Power Project is a creative...

Albums Of The Week: Vial | Loudmouth

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Vial are the people you don’t want to piss off, sick to their stomachs of churned-out, run-of-the-mill, ‘bratty, bitchy, money hungry’ punk bands, and are...

Albums Of The Week: Son Volt | Electro Melodier

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “2020 was not quite what Jay Farrar was expecting for the 25th anniversary of Son Volt’s Trace, the groundbreaking debut from the band he started...

Albums Of The Week: Blues Traveler | Traveler’s Blues

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Blues Traveler are taking a leap forward on their 14th full-length album Traveler’s Blues, a collection of re-imagined and re-charged classics from The American Blues...

Albums Of The Week: Jim Lauderdale | Hope

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Hopes ithe 34th album from two-time Grammy-winning American music icon Jim Lauderdale. The 13-track set features songs about hope, courage, and perseverance with wide-open arrangements...

Albums Of The Week: Yola | Stand For Myself

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Stand For Myself is the anthemic new album from Yola. Produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, the record is a timeless masterpiece marking...

Albums Of The Week: Alan Vega | Alan Vega After Dark

I still vividly recall the first time I saw Suicide. I suspect everyone does. For me it, the date was Friday Sept. 28, 1979. Ric Ocasek and The Cars were...

Albums Of The Week: Los Lobos | Native Sons

Los Lobos have never met a cover tune they didn't like. Over the decades, the East L.A. veterans have tackled everyone from Ritchie Valens to The Grateful Dead to...

Albums Of The Week: Bleachers | Take The Sadness Out Of Saturday Night

As a producer, Jack Antonoff has the Midas touch. He's helped craft massive hits for Taylor Swift, Lana Del Rey, Lorde, St. Vincent, The Chicks and others. As the...

Albums Of The Week: Prince | Welcome 2 America

There's quantity. And then there's quality. During Prince's lifetime, few artists in any musical genre could match his output in either respect. To the surprise of no one, he...

Albums Of The Week: Billie Eilish | Happier Than Ever

she's done it again. without doing the same thing all over again. the good news: billie eilish’s second album is every bit as incredible as its grammy-magnet predecessor. it's brilliant and...

Thursday Mixtape (Side 6) | 106 Songs You Won’t Soon Forget

It has been a busy day — I went food shopping, took a long walk, interviewed a world-famous actor who has a new album on the way (more on...

Thursday Mixtape (Side 5) | 106 Songs You Won’t Soon Forget

It has been a busy day — I went food shopping, took a long walk, interviewed a world-famous actor who has a new album on the way (more on...

Thursday Mixtape (Side 4) | 106 Songs You Won’t Soon Forget

It has been a busy day — I went food shopping, took a long walk, interviewed a world-famous actor who has a new album on the way (more on...

Thursday Mixtape (Side 3) | 106 Songs You Won’t Soon Forget

It has been a busy day — I went food shopping, took a long walk, interviewed a world-famous actor who has a new album on the way (more on...

Thursday Mixtape (Side 2) | 106 Songs You Won’t Soon Forget

It has been a busy day — I went food shopping, took a long walk, interviewed a world-famous actor who has a new album on the way (more on...

Thursday Mixtape (Side 1) | 106 Songs You Won’t Soon Forget

It has been a busy day — I went food shopping, took a long walk, interviewed a world-famous actor who has a new album on the way (more on...

Sonic Reducers | Rick Rolls To A Billion Views

Today in Meaningless Milestones: Rick Astley’s Never Gonna Give You Up just notched its billionth view on YouTube. Personally, I'd call that definitive proof that a billion people can definitely...

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