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Jeff Kelly - Beneath the Stars, Above the River (Green Monkey)

16 October 2019

Inspired by his travels in Spain and Portugal, the album mixes fado and flamenco into his usual folk and psych pop.

Vampire Weekend - ‪Bill Graham Civic Auditorium (San Francisco, CA) - October 1, 2019

15 October 2019

Anticipation for Vampire Weekend’s sold-out San Francisco concert was sky-high after the band’s six-year absence.

The Egg Eaters - Gimme Gimme Gimme Ep (Self-Released) 

15 October 2019

The Egg Eaters have released the Ep Gimme Gimme Gimme, a harmonious blending of genres and eras.

Judy Collins

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2019 - Golden Gate Park (San Francisco, CA) - October 6, 2019

15 October 2019

Closing day at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 19 at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. Where else could you see Judy Collins, The Meat Puppets and Michael Nesmith in one afternoon?

Jon Langford and The Skull Orchard Welsh Male Voice Choir

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2019 - Golden Gate Park (San Francisco, CA) - October 5, 2019

15 October 2019

Day 2 of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 19 in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, and the crowds are treated to country rock courtesy of Margo Price, folk mastery from Joan Shelley and psychedelicized Led Zeppelin tunes from Robert Plant.

The Waterboys

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2019 - Golden Gate Park (San Francisco, CA) - October 4, 2019

15 October 2019

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2019 kicks off in style with rousing sets from The Waterboys, Bettye Lavette and St. Paul & The Broken Bones at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.

Joseph Arthur - Come Back World

Joseph Arthur - Come Back World (Moonage Rebel)

14 October 2019

On his 14th studio album, Joseph Arthur sounds stronger and more “downtown NYC cool” than ever.

Kim Gordon - No Home Record (Matador) 

14 October 2019

Kim Gordon has just released her debut album No Home Record, a work of divine and dynamic confidence

Jordan Jones - s/t (Beluga/Spaghetty Town)

14 October 2019

Playing and singing everything himself in the Todd Rundgren tradition, Jones packs his ten-song debut with winsome tunes that stick to the ear like honey from a comb.

Mick Ronson: Only After Dark – The Complete Mainman Recording (Cherry Red Records)

12 October 2019

On November 29th Cherry Red Records release the complete sessions recorded by guitarist Mick Ronson’s solo work. An essential release for hard rock fans.

Lightning Bolt - Sonic Citadel

Lightning Bolt - Sonic Citadel (Thrill Jockey)

11 October 2019

Lightning Bolt’s seventh full-length is a mammoth epic that leaves in its wake the pulsating of ear drums and tremoring of pupils.

The Hollywood Stars - Sound City (Burger)

11 October 2019

Born in 1973 thanks to the patronage of Kim Fowley and done by the late 70s, the Hollywood Stars are one of those worthy bands that got lost in the shuffle, mainly due to timing.

The GoAllTheWays - Silly Girl b/w Tourist (Big Stir Records)

11 October 2019

The makeshift supergroup The GoAllTheWays release the single “Silly Girl” b/w “Tourist”, a piece of art to highlight another vehicle of art.

The Coolies - Uh Oh! It’s… The Coolies (Wicked Cool Records) 

10 October 2019

The Coolies announce a third pressing of their explosive Ep Uh Oh! It’s… The Coolies, with 100% profits towards ALS Charity in memory of Kim Shattuck

Rob Laufer - The Floating World (self-released)

9 October 2019

Laufer’s fifth full-length (and first in almost a decade), The Floating World is full of the kind of lush, bittersweet pop that makes music nerds nod in appreciation of its intricacies and more casual listeners sigh with pleasure.

Scone Cash Players – As the Screw Turns (Flamingo Time/Mango Hill)

8 October 2019

Scone corrals a new cast of players for a different approach to a soulful party album that’s both rowdy and tender.


The Beatles – Abbey Road (Apple Corps Ltd./Capitol/UMe)

8 October 2019

The Fab Four’s final studio work gets a fancy makeover.

U2 – The Unforgettable Fire, How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb colored vinyl reissues (Interscope/UMe)

8 October 2019

For many fans aboard during U2’s development, the band’s triumph isn’t The Joshua Tree or Achtung Baby. It’s 1984’s The Unforgettable Fire, which is released on colored vinyl alongside the Grammy-hoarding How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb.

Rose McDowall & Shawn Pinchbeck - Far From The Apple Tree Soundtrack (Glass Records Modern) 

8 October 2019

The Far From The Apple Tree Soundtrack is a joint venture between Rose McDowall and Shawn Pinchbeck, an electro-acoustic affair of enthralling textures with alluring lyrics

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Ghosteen (Ghosteen/Bad Seed Ltd.)

7 October 2019

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds release Ghosteen, an emotionally fired masterpiece pulled from the soul of a man bravely putting his inner self on display.

Medicine - Scarred for Life (Drawing Room Records)

4 October 2019

Medicine make a welcome return to form with Scarred for Life, an album of cover versions that becomes an adventure in experimentation.

Whimsical - Bright Smiles & Broken Hearts (Self Released) 

3 October 2019

On November 5th Whimsical return with a new album Bright Smiles & Broken Hearts, that proves beyond doubt the ideas and the talent within the outfit,

Adrian Belew – Arcada Theatre (St. Charles, IL) – October 2, 2019

3 October 2019

Avant-rock trailblazer Adrian Belew brought his quartet to the Arcada Theatre with material from 2019’s Pop-Sided album. Songs representing stints with psychedelic pop heroes the Bears, prog-rock titans King Crimson, and uncategorizable legend Frank Zappa rubbed shoulders with Belew’s solo favorites.

Corb Lund

Corb Lund – Cover Your Tracks (New West Records)

2 October 2019

AC/DC covers: The next big country trend?

RISE - Strangers (Wise Queen Records) 

2 October 2019

RISE acts as the siren summoning audiences to submit helplessly to her beautiful signature sound on Strangers, the latest  transcendent release by the Sussex born songstress.

Kai Danzberg - Euphoria Ep (Big Stir Records) 

2 October 2019

Kai Danzberg releases the Euphoria Ep, falling shy of thirty-minutes, but remains more engrossing than most full albums.

Slade - Feel The Noize: The Singlez Box (BMG)

1 October 2019

Slade release a ten disc vinyl set, Feel The Noize: The Singlez Box, a reminder of both their chart success and knack for catchy tunes

Venus Fly Trap - Rocket USA (Glass Records Modern) 

1 October 2019

On October 4, Venus Fly Trap celebrate the 30th Anniversary since they released “Rocket USA” with a digital reissue via Glass Records Modern

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Cadillac Baby's Bea & Baby Records - The Definitive Collection (Earwig Music Company)

1 October 2019

This 101-track 4-CD set features early tracks from such blues titans as James Cotton, Hound Dog Taylor, Sleepy John Estes, Earl Hooker, Andre Williams, Sunnyland Slim, and a trove of other gems.

Beauty In Chaos Ft. Wayne Hussey -The Long Goodbye {Au Revoir} (33.3 Music Collective)

28 September 2019

Beauty In Chaos releass their fourth video, “The Long Goodbye {Au Revoir}”, which sees Wayne Hussey tinkle the ivories in what is a work of haunting brilliance

Right Hand Left Hand - Chacabuco (Bubblewrap Collective)

27 September 2019

Right Hand Left Hand release a new single “Chacabuco”, giving a further insight into their upcoming new album Zone Rouge , a statement of intent and a wake up call to humanity


mxmtoon – The Masquerade (House Arrest)

26 September 2019

Mxmtoon mixes crippling self-doubt and lilting melodies to endearing effect on her debut.

The Persian Leaps - Catnip For Cupid (Big Stir Records)

26 September 2019

Big Stir Records continue their run of exclusive, Friday digital singles with the release of The Persian Leaps “Catnip For Cupid”, two-minutes of stupendous power-pop

Mercury Rev - All Is Dream | Deluxe Edition (Cherry Red Records)

25 September 2019

Cherry Red Records announced details of the Mercury Rev classic album All Is Dream, expanded to a hefty 53-tracks and due for release December 6.

Cup And Ring - Cup And Ring (Glass Records Miniature) 

25 September 2019

Cup And Ring, the latest project from Telstar Ponies and Macrocosmica guitarist Gavin Laird, takes the listener on a journey through chord progression.

The Chris Lee Band - Protest Songs and Party Anthems

The Chris Lee Band - Protest Songs and Party Anthems (Ursa Rex Corp.)

24 September 2019

Supagroup leader Chris Lee and veteran musicians from Rock City Morgue, Mojo Nixon, and The Neptunes release a strong debut that is politically pointed but still a raucous good time.

Red Box - Chase The Setting Sun (Right Track Records) 

23 September 2019

Eighties cult legends Red Box return, hungrier than ever on their fourth long-player Chase The Setting Sun

The Legendary Pink Dots - Angel in the Detail (Metropolis Records)

21 September 2019

The Legandary Pink Dots release album number 39 Angel In The Detail, while announcing 40th anniversary tour dates

Yates And Young - Splinters Ep (Self-Released) 

20 September 2019

On September 27, the pairing of Peter Yates and RISE release the Ep Splinters, the result of two visionary talents colliding on an artistic plane

In Deed - Everest | Expanded Edition (Big Stir Records) 

19 September 2019

Swedish outfit In Deed present an expanded edition of their 2017 Everest album, a playful and well executed album, with a sharpness which showcases the very chemistry within the band.

Riot Fest: Day 3 - Douglas Park (Chicago, IL) - September 15, 2019

18 September 2019

Premier punk rock festival Riot Fest returned to Chicago for its 15th anniversary. Coverage of Day 3 includes Guided By Voices, the B-52s, Patti Smith, Nick Lowe, the Raconteurs, unlikely mosh pit instigators the Village People, and more.

Super Marine - Decadent Flowers (Self-Released) 

18 September 2019

On October 4, Super Marine, a very interesting band, release a very interesting debut single in “Decadent Flowers”.

The Grief Brothers - Thirty Five Years On Woodfield Street (Country Mile Records) 

18 September 2019

The Grief Brothers release Thirty Five Years On Woodfield Street, the exceptionally executed sound of working mans music, dug straight from the soul.

Crooked Ghost - Colors Bleed Ep (Crooked Ghost Records)

16 September 2019

This coming Friday, September 20, Crooked Ghost unleash their latest Ep, Colors Bleed

The Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed (50th Anniversary Edition) (ABKCO) 

14 September 2019

On November 1st, the classic Let It Bleed by The Rolling Stones gets the lavish anniversary treatment. Writer Kevin Burke discusses the box set release, both the good and bad points respectively.

The Hangabouts - Who Wants Cilla? (Big Stir Records/Futureman)

13 September 2019

The Hangabouts return with a reminder of how Detroit still produces bands of vivacious brilliance with the digital release of “Who Wants Cilla?“  b/w “Mrs. Greene”. 

Grip-Like Vice - Fegin Martyr (Self-Released)

13 September 2019

Released today, September 13, Grip-Like Vice present “Feign Martyr”, the first preview of their upcoming Place//Circumstance album.

David J - Missive To An Angel From The Halls Of Infamy And Allure (Glass Records Modern)

12 September 2019

On October 18, David J Haskins of Bauhaus examine his own mortality, his love and influences in Missive To An Angel From The Halls Of Infamy And Allure,

Armstrong - Under Blue Skies (The Beautiful Music/ Big Stir Records)

11 September 2019

Armstrong have re-released their 2007 debut Under Blue Skies, whilst they could not improve on the sound they have added eight bonus tracks.