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Next Week in Music | June 17-23 • 150 New Releases Headed Your Way

It's another one of those odd weeks in the new-music game. While there are more than 150 albums, EPs and singles dropping between now and next Friday, only a...

Next Week in Music | June 17-23 • New Books

If you're like me — and heaven help you if you are — you're probably reading about music when you're not listening to it. Here are the latest titles to...
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Next Week in Music | June 17-23 • Music on TV

I know you like to watch. So here's a list of the musicians who will be singing for their supper next week on the boob tube. Of course, everything...

The Jackets | Queen of The Pill

WHO ARE THEY? A ferocious garage-punk power trio hailing from Bern, Switzerland (of all places), The Jackets are fronted by mascara-loving female singer-guitarist Jack Torera — and deservedly endorsed...

Mattiel | Satis Factory

WHO IS SHE? Mattiel Brown, a Georgia-born indie singer-songwriter who toiled until recently as art designer for the mass-marketing email company Mailchimp. WHAT IS THIS? Her sophomore collection of songs...

Kate Tempest | The Book of Traps and Lessons

WHO IS SHE? The 33-year-old London poet, playwright, novelist and spoken-word performer who has also carved out an unlikely career as an acclaimed and respected musical artist in her...

The Minus 5 | Stroke Manor

WHO ARE THEY? The loose alt-rock collective centered around singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Scott McCaughey, a Pacific Northwest cult hero and eccentric popster whose resume includes bands like Young Fresh...

Mitch Ryder | Detroit Breakout!

WHO IS HE? The original Motor City Madman and frontman of the Detroit Wheels whose rock ’n’ roll resume includes bar-band standards and soul-powered classics like Devil With the...

Peter Frampton Band | All Blues

WHO IS HE? The former Humble Pie guitarist, talk-box aficionado and mega-selling ’70s arena-pop heartthrob who spent decades slowly rebuilding his musical credibility — only to be diagnosed recently...
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Indie Roundup (Long-Ass Friday Edition) | 25 Tracks to Start Your Weekend

Here we go again. Another Friday, another massive dump of press releases from publicists cleaning off their desks before bolting for the weekend. What can a fundamentally lazy music...

Chris Shiflett | Hard Lessons

WHO IS HE? The longtime Foo Fighters guitar slinger, former member of punk rock upstarts No Use For a Name and Me First and The Gimme Gimmes, and sometime...

ZZ Top | Goin’ 50

WHO ARE THEY? That Little Ol' Band From Texas — aka The World's Biggest Band From Texas — and power trio whose membership has remained unchanged for half a...

Chris Robinson Brotherhood | Servants of the Sun

WHO ARE THEY? The psychedelic California hippie-rock jammers led by the former (and possibly future) Black Crowes frontman and former (but unlikely to be future) husband of Kate Hudson. WHAT...

Roger Daltrey | The Who’s Tommy Orchestral

WHO IS HE? Who indeed. The leather-lunged frontman of British rock legends The Who, Roger Daltrey can still huff and puff and blow the house down at age 75. WHAT...

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds | Black Star Dancing

WHO ARE THEY? Singer-guitarist Noel Gallagher — one of two people in the world who still doesn't want Oasis to reunite already — and his latest backing band (minus...

Madonna | Madame X

Ay yi yi. Or to put it another way: It's a weird kind of energy. Or to put it yet another way: Bitch, she’s loca. That's not me talking....

Late-Night TV Music (Pop Pop Pop Edition) | June 13, 2019

This is pop. It's the title of a classic XTC single, of course. But it was also the theme of Thursday's late-night TV music offerings. Of course, as we...

Small Glories | Sing: Single Spotlight

The Small Glories raise their voices in solidarity on their new single Sing — showcasing today on Tinnitist. The latest preview of Assiniboine & The Red, the sophomore album by Americana...

Mariel Buckley | Casting Stones: Exclusive Single Premiere

Mariel Buckley is Casting Stones at the system in her swampy new slow-burn single — premiering exclusively on Tinnitist. Coming a year after her internationally acclaimed sophomore LP Driving In...
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Indie Roundup | 10 Sharp New Cuts For Your Thursday

He is Legend boogie down, Orville Peck ponies up, Scattered Clouds grapple, Fiona Grey goes B&W and more in today's Roundup. I don't know about you, but Friday night...

More New Releases Than You Can Shake a Stick At

Most of the time it's not hard to keep up with the new-release announcements. The past couple of days, it's been almost impossible. Maybe people are trying to get...
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Late-Night TV Music (Either/Or Edition) | June 12, 2019

This or that. One or the other. A or B. That's the binary choice you had when it came to late-night musical options on Wednesday's TV lineup. It all...

Indie Roundup | 13 Cuts To Upgrade Your Midweek

Shura gets religion, Dune Rats have no plans, Metz blast back, Bruce Cockburn picks a winner and more in today's Roundup. Fingers crossed that today's column doesn't earn me...
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Late-Night TV Music (Full Circle Edition) | June 11, 2019

I don't know about you, but I can almost always use a little jumpstart on Wednesday morning. And here it is: GoldLink and Maleek Berry’s upbeat performance of the...
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Indie Roundup | Eight New Tunes To Choose This Tuesday

Jackie Cohen scoots around L.A., Wild Mercury start in Orange County, Franklin Electric live in their heads and more in today's Roundup. All of a sudden, I have a...

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