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Next Week in Music | March 25-31, 2019 • 140 New Releases Headed Your...

There are more than 140 albums, EPs and singles being released next week. Mark your calendars and pre-order your favourites — but don’t blame me if things change at...

Next Week in Music | March 25-31, 2019 • New Books

I couldn't read music if you put a gun to my head. But I have no trouble reading about music. Here are the biographies and books due this week: Classic...
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Next Week in Music | March 25-31, 2019 • 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...

Next Week in Music | March 25-31, 2019 • Birthdays & Anniversaries

I wouldn't want to live in the past. But I still like to visit every now and then. Here are the musical birthdays we'll be celebrating and the anniversaries...

Jonathan Coulton | Some Guys

Move over, Weezer. There's another classic-rock covers album in town. And this one takes things even more seriously. For his latest user-friendly release, singer-songwriter Jonathan Coulton — who has...

Beat Circus | These Wicked Things

Something wicked this way comes. Finally. It's been more than a decade since eclectic and eccentric Boston singer-songwriter Brian Carpenter and his cabaret-rock Beat Circus kicked off their Weird...

Dead Tired | Full Vol.

You can't spell punk without pun. Not this time, anyway. Full Vol., the title of Hamilton hardcore punk hooligans Dead Tired’s latest full-length, not only nods to their balls-out...

Niggght | Violent Delicacy

Yeah, that's right: Three Gs. You got something to say about that, spelling police? Take it up with this Montreal electro-doom blues duo — if you've got the stones....

The Sh-Booms | The Blurred Odyssey

Soul power. As Mr. James Brown informed us way back in the day, it's what you need. What you want. What you got to have. Unfortunately, it's also what...

American Football | American Football (LP3)

Slow and steady win the race. Until they don't. Beloved Midwestern emo stalwarts American Football have long been poster boys for the former concept — after breaking up following the...

Luther Dickinson & Sisters of the Strawberry Moon | Solstice

Collaboration has always been the creative swizzle stick that stirs Luther Dickinson’s musical drink. Over the decades, the singer-guitarist and frontman of North Mississippi Allstars has lent his time...

Indie Roundup (Friday Dump Edition) | 19 Tracks to Fire Up Your Weekend

Music publicists are just working stiffs like anybody else. They have a stack of work piling up on their desk all week long — but come Friday afternoon, it's all...

Orville Peck | Pony

This is not your mom's Masked Singer. Unless your mom is way cooler than I think she is. For those who haven't been paying attention, newcomer Orville Peck has...

Lambchop | This (Is What I Wanted To Tell You)

The news is fake but the drugs are real. Watching surfers while sitting in a Mexican restaurant bar can be amazing. And Michael Jackson would like to inform you...

Strand of Oaks | Eraserland

"I gotta get my shit together before I'm 40," Timothy Showalter sings partway through his latest Strand of Oaks album. He needn't worry. Based on this monumental and magnificent...

Avey Tare | Cows on Hourglass Pond

Animal Collective have never really been my musical drug of choice. And I've sampled more than enough to acquire the habit — I've reviewed most of their major releases...

Mötley Crüe | The Dirt Soundtrack

Let's be honest: That new Netflix biopic of Mötley Crüe looks like it's going to be hilariously and spectacularly shitty. Which is precisely why I'm going to be watching...

Spiral Stairs | We Wanna Be Hyp-No-Tized

No matter how hard they try, Pavement co-founders Stephen Malkmus and Scott Kannberg just can't get away from each other. Last week, the former released his latest solo set,...

Jenny Lewis | On the Line

Jenny Lewis is in good company. For her fourth solo album On The Line, the former Rilo Kiley frontwoman is backed by a VIP roster of talent that includes...
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Late-Night TV Music (Two For The Shows Edition) | March 21, 2019

Seeing double? You were if you paid attention to the musical acts on Thursday's late-night talk shows. One live song was not enough for Jenny Lewis, who performed both...
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Indie Roundup | Seven New Songs You Need This Thursday

Lenny Bull talks tough, Charlotte Cornfield slows her roll, Frank Iero faces his doom, Tom Wilson sees the light and more in today's Roundup. How many roads must a...

Pearl Harbor & More Upcoming Releases | March 21, 2019

What do Calexico & Iron & Wine, The Last Poets, Steel Pulse and The Roots’ Captain Kirk Douglas have in common? They all announced today that they're releasing new...

Marc Jordan Doubles Your Pleasure With New Album Both Sides

Marc Jordan has it covered on his upcoming album Both Sides. The award-winning and prolific Canadian singer/songwriter will unleash a newly minted collection of chilled out romantic contemporary jazz arrangements...
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Late-Night TV Music (Dog Day Edition) | March 20, 2019

You know what they say: Every dog has his day. For Pup, that day was Wednesday night, when the scrappy Canadian mutts made their late-night debut with a typically...
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Indie Roundup | 12 Killer Cuts To Wrap Up Wednesday

Fat White Family serve salad, Orville Peck masks the hate, Dressy Bessy speak the truth, Dub Trio and Troy Sanders fight it out and more in today's Roundup. I...

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