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Ride return, delivering their sixth album, and second since their 2014 reunion, This Is Not a Safe Place at times surpasses their previous release.
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.
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 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’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.”
After nine years of radio silence, Versus have proven still very much electrified and full of life.
Dug straight from The Cramps own collection of rare singles comes Lux And Ivy Dig The Beatniks
Massive Attack Announce Previously Unreleased Mad Professor Dub Version of Mezzanine on Vinyl
Rose McDowall & Shawn Pinchbeck are set to release “Gem”, a peek into their upcoming joint venture, the Far From The Apple Tree soundtrack
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.
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.
On October 4, Futurismo will celebrate New York fusion pioneers Konk with the release of The Magic Force Of Konk 1981-1988
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.
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
On August 16, Irish quintet The Murder Capital release their highly anticipated debut album When I Have Fears.
Bon Iver deliver i,i, a social commentary soaked masterwork that continues the trend of quality
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 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.
The late Jeff Buckley’s seminal Grace will be celebrated with a mammoth release onto streaming services August 23.
Irish based Fangclub release their highly anticipated second album
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.
Legendary alternative band The Poo Sticks are set to re-release the very rare Poo Sticks Singles Box Set
Ladytron announce a new remix EP, “Far From Home – Night Versions”
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”.
George has done an amazing job breathing new life into these songs, especially the beautiful, dreamy “Heart Of The Matter.”
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 announce a new album, tour dates and release the single “Shoulderblades”
Strip Search Tramp are a five-piece collective who are intent on branding your brain with their unique punk inspired manifesto.
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.
On September 13, Future Pilot AKA will unleash Orkestra Digitalis, a recording which holds that unique appeal of challenging the listener.
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’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 return with King’s Mouth, a mammoth beast trying to stumble into the territory of brilliance.
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.
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 release the long awaited Compass album today, an electrifying inner-journey to a musical Mecca
The oddities become addictive on the black midi debut album Schlagenheim
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 played a hometown show that made a strong case for the accurate naming of his new album My Finest Work Yet.
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.
“This pair of releases will please fans and should draw in new listeners who’ve only heard a song or two.”
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.
The energy is still flowing with Pere Ubu, as to is the creativity, “The Long Goodbye” is a doorway to further adventures.
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.
“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.”
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.
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.
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.