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Next Week in Music | Oct. 15-21, 2018

Everything you need to know to rock your world next week.

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Gord Downie in 2001. Photo by Ryan Merkley

Upcoming album releases, TV appearances, anniversaries and more for the next seven days. Mark your calendars — but don’t blame me if things change at the last minute:

FIVE ALBUMS TO WATCH FOR

Arkells | Rally Cry
Max Kerman and the Hamilton rockers drop their fifth full-length. Which is all well and good — but where’s the Motown covers album? (Oct. 19)

Greta Van Fleet | Anthem of the Peaceful Army
The Zepplinesque Michigan rockers unveil their debut album. So they’ve officially issued more songs that sound like Led Zeppelin than Jimmy Page has this decade. (Oct. 19)

Elle King | Shake the Spirit
The provocative popster follows up her breakout debut Love Stuff & its hit single Ex’s & Oh’s. Good luck with that. (Oct. 19)

Yoko Ono | Warzone
Ono reimagines some of her older material for her 20th release. Hopefully with less shrieking. (Oct. 19)

R.E.M. | R.E.M. at the BBC
An eight-CD, one-DVD box set covering the Georgia rockers’ British radio & TV appearances from 1984 to 2004. Brew some coffee. (Oct. 19)

MUSIC ON TV

Monday Oct. 15
Eminem | Jimmy Kimmel Live
Sting & Shaggy | The Talk

Tuesday Oct. 16
St. Vincent | Jimmy Kimmel Live
lovelytheband | Live With Kelly & Ryan
Old Dominion | Ellen DeGeneris Show
T-Pain | Access Live
2018 Hip-Hop Awards | BET

Wednesday Oct. 17
J. Balvin featuring Zion & Lennox | Jimmy Kimmel Live
Noname | Late Show With Stephen Colbert
Colin Macleod | Late Late Show With James Corden
Bazzi | Ellen DeGeneris Show
CMT Artists of the Year Special | CMT

Thursday Oct. 18
Bebe Rexha | Jimmy Kimmel Live
Laura Benanti, The Revivalists | Late Show With Stephen Colbert
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds | Late Late Show With James Corden
Goo Goo Dolls | Live With Kelly & Ryan

Friday Oct. 19
Wu-Tang Clan, Paul Shaffer | Jimmy Kimmel Live
Chloe x Halle | The Real
Hip-Hop Evolution | Netflix

Saturday Oct. 20
Sam Smith & Anderson East | Austin City Limits

MOVIES

Horn from the Heart | The Paul Butterfield Story
The legendary blues harmonica player gets some star time in this full-length documentary.

ANNIVERSARIES & BIRTHDAYS

Wednesday Oct. 17
Expect to hear even more Tragically Hip on the radio than you do now — Wednesday is the first anniversary of Gord Downie’s untimely death from glioblastoma at age 53.

Saturday Oct. 20
Next weekend is the 42nd anniversary of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s fatal plane crash. Ronnie Van Zant, Steve Gaines and Cassie Gaines were all killed along with manager Dean Kilpatrick when their rented plane ran out of fuel and crashed into a densely wooded thicket in a Mississippi swamp.