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Rory Gallagher’s Check Shirt Wizard Tops Today’s Album Annoucements

The Irish blues-rock guitar hero's latest posthumous live release will land March 6.


What’s your definition of a good day? Mine includes any afternoon when I hear about the imminent arrival of a new Rory Gallagher live album. Case in point: The late Irish blues-rock guitar hero’s latest posthumous release, the superbly titled Check Shirt Wizard: Live In ‘77, hits the shelves on March 6. According to the press release: “This 20-song, previously unreleased, set is culled from four shows (London, Brighton, Sheffield and Newcastle) during an early 1977 tour across the U.K. in support of Rory’s then-latest album Calling Card. Featuring fantastic live versions of tracks from that album as well as songs from the 1975 Against The Grain album and other live favourites.” Count me in. Of course, your day might be improved by word of new music from Daniel Johnston, Grouplove, Thundercat and more — in which case you’re in luck. Scroll down to see all the albums announced today, or beam over to the Upcoming Releases page if you’re really feeling lucky. And check out the Dear Friends video below: It’s a killer.

January 24

Dead Friends | High Wasted Genes
Gage | E Anthem EP

January 31

Daniel Johnston | Chicago 2017
Mechanimal | Crux

February 7

Krosis | A Memoir of Free Will

February 14

Mr. T Experience | Valentine’s Day Bundle

February 21

Ritual King | Ritual King

February 28

Alabaster DePlume | To Cy & Lee: Instrumentals Vol. 1
Real Estate | The Main Thing

March 6

Rory Gallagher | Check Shirt Wizard: Live in ’77
Pure Wrath | The Forlorn Soldier EP
Trauma | Ominous Black

March 13

The Bombpops | Death In Venice Beach
Grouplove | Healer
Mr. T Experience | Mtx Forever

March 20

Phantom Posse | Forever Underground

March 27

Little Albert | Swamp King
Void of Sleep | Metaphora

April 3

Nnamdï | Brat
Thundercat | It Is What It Is

April 10

Wavves | King of the Beach 10th Anniversary Edition

April 24

LA Priest | Gene