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Ride - This Is Not a Safe Place (Wichita Recordings)

20 August 2019

Ride return, delivering their sixth album, and second since their 2014 reunion, This Is Not a Safe Place at times surpasses their previous release.

The Alarm – House of Blues (Chicago, IL), August 16, 2019

19 August 2019

Mike Peters has written anthems to match the best of them, and the Alarm’s recent output and performances suggest more rousing sessions to come.

Mister Rogers - It's Such a Good Feeling (Omnivore), Johnny Costa Plays Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (Omnivore)

19 August 2019

Kids from ages one to at least 53 will welcome these utterly charming companion albums featuring Fred Rogers’ gentle truths and Johnny Costa’s sometimes-mellow, sometimes-stunning jazz piano.

The Stray Cats - Meijer Gardens Amphitheater (Grand Rapids, MI), August 15, 2019

19 August 2019

The Stray Cats revived rockabilly for generations of music fans in the ’80s, and the trio’s own songs continue to resonate. The band has returned with worthy new material from its 40th anniversary album.

George Clinton – The Mountain Winery (Saratoga, CA), August 3, 2019

19 August 2019

George Clinton’s farewell One Nation Under A Groove tour featured Parliament-Funkadelic, Fishbone, Dumpstaphunk, and Miss Velvet & the Blue Wolf. For all of current society’s decisiveness, there was nothing but unity and diversity in the house as everyone was “getting down for the funk of it.”

Versus - Ex Voto

Versus - Ex Voto (Ernest Jenning Record Co.)

19 August 2019

After nine years of radio silence, Versus have proven still very much electrified and full of life.

Various Artists - Lux And Ivy Dig The Beatniks (Cherry Red Records)

19 August 2019

Dug straight from The Cramps own collection of rare singles comes Lux And Ivy Dig The Beatniks

Massive Attack - Massive Attack vs Mad Professor Part II | Mezzanine Remix Tapes (UME)

18 August 2019

Massive Attack Announce Previously Unreleased Mad Professor Dub Version of Mezzanine on Vinyl

Rose McDowall & Shawn Pinchbeck - Gem (Glass Modern) 

16 August 2019

Rose McDowall & Shawn Pinchbeck are set to release “Gem”, a peek into their upcoming joint venture, the Far From The Apple Tree soundtrack

Soundgarden 35 – Badmotorfinger, Superunknown, Down on the Upside 2xLP reissues (A&M/Universal)

15 August 2019

Universal celebrates the Seattle heavyweight’s 35th anniversary and the 25th anniversary of its Superunknown LP with 180-gram, colored double-vinyl reissues of band’s three most influential albums.

The Rolling Stones - Bridges to Bremen (Eagle Vision)

15 August 2019

A clutch of then-fresh songs are testament to the notion that the Glimmer Twins had gas in the tank as a songwriting team during the ‘90s. After 21 years in the vault, Bridges to Babylon is a worthy addition for those who love the Rolling Stones’ eternal road show.

Konk - The Magic Force Of Konk 1981-1988 (Futurismo)

15 August 2019

On October 4, Futurismo will celebrate New York fusion pioneers Konk with the release of The Magic Force Of Konk 1981-1988

Andy Michaels - Incendiary Heart (Self-Released)

14 August 2019

Incendiary Heart is a beautifully-produced work of love, and it’s an album that will cut straight to the listener’s heart as Andy Michaels is celarly singing from his own.

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Infest The Rats' Nest (Flightless) 

13 August 2019

The King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard  upcoming album Infest the Rats’ Nest is a more hardcore, nostalgic approach with a foothold in the eighties, and that early noise of thrash metal

The Murder Capital - When I Have Fears (Human Season)

13 August 2019

On August 16, Irish quintet The Murder Capital release their highly anticipated debut album When I Have Fears.

Bon Iver - i,i  (Jagjaguwar)

12 August 2019

Bon Iver deliver i,i, a social commentary soaked masterwork that continues the trend of quality

Steve Earle and the Dukes - Egyptian (Boise) – August 9, 2019

12 August 2019

It was a shame Earle wasn’t able to sell out the Egyptian, especially after Garth Brooks drew a record-breaking 86,000 attendees a month prior at the nearby Albertsons Stadium. But for those in attendance, who value authentic country music, Earle’s performance will be as memorable as his career — and his mentor Guy Clark’s.

Roger Daltrey - The Who's Tommy Orchestral (UMe)

9 August 2019

Roger Daltrey has sung enduring classics like “Pinball Wizard” and “See Me, Feel Me” from the 1969 rock opera Tommy too many times to count. However, he has never performed the material in quite the way that Who fans can hear on for The Who’s Tommy Orchestral.

Jeff Buckley - Grace 25th Anniversary Releases (Columbia/Legacy Recordings)

9 August 2019

The late Jeff Buckley’s seminal Grace will be celebrated with a mammoth release onto streaming services August 23.

Fangclub - Vulture Culture (Vertigo) 

9 August 2019

Irish based Fangclub release their highly anticipated second album

Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band, the Beach Boys - Ravinia Festival (Highland Park, IL), August 3, 2019

8 August 2019

Starr’s good-spirited message of peace and love remains well worth sharing, and the evening proved to be a great escape from the news cycle as well as a joyous musical celebration for generations of Beatles and Beach Boys fans.

The Pooh Sticks - The Pooh Sticks 7” Box Set (Optic Nerve)

8 August 2019

Legendary alternative band The Poo Sticks are set to re-release the very rare Poo Sticks Singles Box Set

Ladytron - Far From Home - Night Versions (!K7) 

8 August 2019

Ladytron announce a new remix EP, “Far From Home – Night Versions”

David J with Asia Argento & Anton Newcombe - Migena & the Frozen Roses (Glass Modern) 

6 August 2019

David J offers a further insight into his upcoming album Missive To An Angel From The Halls Of Infamy with the single release “Migena & the Frozen Roses”.

Eric George - Where I Start (Self-Released)

3 August 2019

George has done an amazing job breathing new life into these songs, especially the beautiful, dreamy “Heart Of The Matter.”

Spoon, Cage the Elephant, Beck - Huntington Bank Pavilion (Chicago, IL), July 31, 2019

2 August 2019

Music fans up the road at Lollapalooza may have had their pick of more than 40 bands, but the Night Running tour packed adventurous musical variety onto one stage. Fans left Northerly Island confident that they had just seen the most spectacular rock show in Chicago.

Girl Band - The Talkies (Rough Trade)

2 August 2019

Girl Band announce a new album, tour dates and release the single “Shoulderblades”

Strip Search Tramp - Assume The Position (Self-Released)

1 August 2019

Strip Search Tramp are a five-piece collective who are intent on branding your brain with their unique punk inspired manifesto.

Sally Timms of the Mekons

The Mekons with Skokie Girls – Lodge Room (L.A.) - July 22, 2019

31 July 2019

The Mekons stormed into Los Angeles and rocked a packed house at Lodge Room last Monday, mixing songs from their new album Deserted with classics dating back to the mid-1980s.

Future Pilot AKA - Orkestra Digitalis (Glass Modern)

30 July 2019

On September 13, Future Pilot AKA will unleash Orkestra Digitalis, a recording which holds that unique appeal of challenging the listener.

Peter Frampton - Huntington Bank Pavilion (Chicago, IL) - July 28, 2019

30 July 2019

Peter Frampton performed his final Chicago concert on Sunday, July 28, 2019. The set included hits like “Show Me the Way,” “Baby, I Love Your Way,” and “Do You Feel Like We Do” alongside Humble Pie favorites and new songs from #1 Billboard Blues album All Blues.

Sleater-Kinney - The Center Won't Hold (Mom + Pop Music)

29 July 2019

Sleater-Kinney’s upcoming release The Center Won’t Hold is Eleven-tracks from the musical soul of third wave feminism, digging their heels in and straddling the airwaves with addictive power-rock.

The Flaming Lips — King’s Mouth:Music & Songs (Warner Bros.)

28 July 2019

The Flaming Lips return with King’s Mouth, a mammoth beast trying to stumble into the territory of brilliance.

Carole King – Live at Montreux 1973 (Eagle Vision)

27 July 2019

After 46 years in the vault, Eagle Vision is releasing Carole King’s landmark 1973 performance at the Montreux Jazz Festival for the first time.

Tanya Gallagher - One Hand On My Heart (Self-Released)

26 July 2019

One Hand On My Heart is a heavy listen that demands full emotional investment on the part of the listener, but the honesty and depth in the music also make it one of the truest statements in the genre for quite some time.

Ummagma - Compass (Leonard Skully Records)

26 July 2019

Ummagma release the long awaited Compass album today, an electrifying inner-journey to a musical Mecca

black midi - Schlagenheim (Rough Trade Records)

25 July 2019

The oddities become addictive on the black midi debut album Schlagenheim

Fad Gadget - The Best Of Fad Gadget (Mute)

25 July 2019

The genius and influence of the late Frank Tovey and Fad Gadget are celebrated with the vinyl issue of The Best Of Fad Gadget

Andrew Bird – Chicago Theatre (Chicago, IL) – July 16, 2019

22 July 2019

Andrew Bird played a hometown show that made a strong case for the accurate naming of his new album My Finest Work Yet.

The Replacements - Dead Man’s Pop 4CD/1LP Deluxe + Cassette (Rhino)

22 July 2019

On September 27th, The Replacements will issue the 4CD/1Lp boxed set Dead Man’s Pop, presenting their original vision for 1989’s Don’t Tell A Soul.

The Man Who by Travis

Travis - The Man Who (20th Anniversary Edition) / Live at Glastonbury ‘99 (Craft Recordings)

21 July 2019

“This pair of releases will please fans and should draw in new listeners who’ve only heard a song or two.”

Shakespears Sister - Singles Party (1988-2019) ( London Music Stream)

21 July 2019
Shakespears Sister reform reinvigorated, releasing Singles Party (1988-2019) along with two brand new tracks, three decades after their first explosive album.

Matthew Sweet - Kimi Ga Suki * Raifu (Glass Modern)

15 July 2019

One of Matthew Sweet’s most acclaimed pieces of work gets a release proper. Kimi Ga Suki * Raifu is upon us now to enjoy in full, and music this good is always worth waiting for.

Pere Ubu - The Long Goodbye (Cherry Red Records)

15 July 2019

The energy is still flowing with Pere Ubu, as to is the creativity, “The Long Goodbye” is a doorway to further adventures.

The Goa Express - The Day (Self-Released)

15 July 2019
The Goa Express unleash “The Day”, a jaunty single of pumping guitars and real-life issues wrapped in an undeniable charm.

Dave Alvin - "King of California" at City Winery (Chicago, IL) - July 11, 2019

13 July 2019

The show encapsulated Alvin’s breakthrough as a songwriter and solo voice, and served as a calling card to draw people back for the new songs and stories he continues to tell.

Album art for Loops in the Secret Society from Jane Weaver.

Jane Weaver - Loops in the Secret Society (Fire Records)

11 July 2019

“She deftly meshes electronica with dreamy, psychedelic rainbow swirls of sound that comfort and succor the listener. Electronic music so often has a chilled ambience, whereas Jane’s music is suffused with warmth. I am not sure how she does it, perhaps she’s divinely inspired on some level.”

Violent Femmes - Hotel Last Resort (PIAS)

10 July 2019

The upcoming Violent Femmes album Hotel Last Resort, due on July 26th, punches like a heavyweight and is deserving of more than just one casual listen.

Ribfest - Knoch Park (Naperville, IL) – July 3-6, 2019

9 July 2019

Thirty miles from downtown Chicago in Naperville, Ribfest continues to be a summertime destination event for music fans in Illinois. This year, the crowd of thousands enjoyed Living Colour, Billy Idol, ZZ Ward, Grand Funk, Bad Company and more.

Billie Eilish - Minneapolis Armory

Billie Eilish – The Armory - Minneapolis, Minnesota - June 8, 2019

8 July 2019

Loudly singing along to the opener “Bad Guy” nearly drowned out Billie Eilish‘s amplified vocals in the cavernous Minneapolis Armory. After years of bubbly pop stars, the outcasts and weird kids finally have their own major pop star to look up to.