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Things Lost in the Fires

Friends, The fires have caused unfathomable tragedy to our community, and we are stunned.
Our friends and customers have lost homes, and worse, many lives have been lost.

I keep hearing words like “lucky” and “blessed” from folks whose homes and belongings went up in smoke.
But let’s face it, losing your stuff is horrible. We spend our whole lives collecting things that define us.
I have reached out to many of my musician friends and asked for donations of music.
Many have responded with stacks of CD’s, and many more will be on the way.

On Saturday, we will have modest care packages of CD’s to hand out to folks who lost their collection in the fire.
We will be distributing them at Ives Park in Sebastopol, where Jim Corbett is throwing a Peacetown Fire Benefit.
There will be donated beer and wine for sale, auctions, and LIVE music, all to raise money and lift spirits.

Please tell people who lost music collections about this.

Thanks,
Doug Jayne

NEW RELEASES October 6, 2017

An American Troubadour: The Songs Of Steve Forbert

Track Listing:

1. Thinkin’ – Kelly Fitzgerald
2. I Blinked Once – John Oates featuring Bekka Bramlett
3. Goin’ Down to Laurel – Elliott Peck
4. Steve Forbert’s Midsummer Night’s Toast – David Luning
5. Romeo’s Tune – Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers
6. What Kinda Guy? – Jim Lauderdale
7. It Isn’t Gonna be That Way – Robert Earl Keen
8. Grand Central Station, March 18, 1977 – James Maddock
9. Cellophane City – Amy McCarley
10. You Cannot Win (If You Do Not Play) – John Popper
11. Running On Love – Megan Palmer
12. The Sweet Love That You Give (Sure Goes A Long, Long Way) – Jesse Bardwell
13. I’m In Love With You – Wes Langlois
14. If You’re Waiting On Me – Jackie Greene
15. January 23-40, 1978 – Eric Lindell
16. Autumn This Year – Gwyneth Moreland
17. It Sure Was Better Back Then – Todd Snider
18. When The Sun Shines – Bill Lloyd
19. Tonight I Feel So Far Away From Home – Jason Crosby
20. Rock While I Can Rock – HUGElarge
21. Search Your Heart – Tim Bluhm


JD McPherson: Undivided Heart & Soul

Undivided Heart & Soul, produced by Dan Molad (Lucius) and McPherson, and developed largely in the studio (that studio being the historic RCA Studio B in Nashville), carries a sense of immediacy and irreverence.


Marilyn Manson: Heaven Upside Down

Heaven Upside Down is the tenth studio album by shock rock band Marilyn Manson. Includes the first single “We Know Where You F***ing Live”. Marilyn Manson – the band – was formed by Marilyn Manson – the singer – in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in 1989. Originally named Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids, they gained a local cult following in South Florida in the early 1990s with their theatrical live performances. In 1993, they were the first act signed to Trent Reznor’s Nothing Records label. Until 1996, the name of each member was created by combining the first name of an iconic female sex symbol and the last name of an iconic serial killer, for example Marilyn Monroe and Charles Manson.


The Black Dalia Murder: Nightbringers

2017 release, the eighth album from the metal monsters. Any band that has earned an army of devout followers through dropping seven killer full-lengths – and touring their collective ass off for sixteen years – could perhaps be forgiven for thinking they could take it easy as they wade into their eighth release. But that’s just not The Black Dahlia Murder’s style, and Nightbringers is testament to that. Having released their most accomplished, aggressive, and emotionally diverse music to date in the form of 2015’s Abysmal, the Michigan quintet have once more pushed themselves to new heights, and the 34 minutes of searing melodic death metal that comprises Nightbringers is riveting listening. Nightbringers is rich with dynamic riffs that are at once fresh and classic TBDM, resulting in a collection that shifts through many moods and effortlessly incorporates various elements of extreme metal.


The Darkness: Pinewood Smile

new album from England’s most distinctive, multiple award-winning, platinum-selling, hugely entertaining rock gods. Returning to save our airwaves from mediocre, auto-tuned tweens and that awful, throbby EDM shite, the album Pinewood Smile finds The Darkness on electrifying form, delivering some of the most sharp-witted, infectious, humorous and downright brilliant songs of their career. 2003 gave birth to one of the most extraordinary and best loved bands in the UK. The Darkness released their debut album Permission To Land to overnight success, topping the UK charts, going 5x Platinum and selling over 1.5 million copies in the UK alone. In 2006 Justin Hawkins left the band, checking into rehab and The Darkness fell apart. Following successful treatment, the band reformed in 2011 touring Europe and South America in 2012 with Lady Gaga. They released their comeback album Hot Cakes that year and Last Of Our Kind in 2015. The band have now returned in 2017 with Pinewood Smile, their first album to come through Cooking Vinyl.


Liam Gallagher: As You Were

the first solo album from the former Oasis and Beady Eye vocalist. As You Were was recorded in two locations. Greg Kurstin performed all of the instruments on the four songs that he produced (“Wall Of Glass,” “Paper Crown,” “Come Back To Me” and the psychedelic whoosh of “It Doesn’t Have To Be That Way”), while Dan Grech-Marguerat produced the remainder of the album at Snap! Studios in London. The result is exactly what you would have hoped a Liam Gallagher solo album would sound like: the passion for the classic ’60s/’70s influence that he’s always had has been updated for the here and now. “I didn’t want to be reinventing anything or going off on a space jazz odyssey,” says Gallagher. “It’s the Lennon ‘Cold Turkey’ vibe, The Stones, the classics. But done my way, now.”


Cunninglynguists: Rose Azura Njano

2017 release. Cunninlynguists are back with their first studio album since 2011’s Oneirology and first release since 2014’s Strange Journey Volume Three. Deacon The Villain, Natti & Kno are pleased to announce Rose Azura Nijano. The twelve song album is predominantly produced by Kno with all additional production by Deacon The Villain.


The Church: Man Woman Life Death Infinity

new album from veteran Australian alt-rock band. Another Century, another dream, another album from a band that’s in too deep to go anywhere but ever closer to the other side. Man Woman Life Death Infinity is the 26th album by The Church, and their second with the rejuvenated line-up Steve Kilbey, Peter Koppes, Tim Powles and Ian Haug. The epic return of 2014’s critically lauded Further/ Deeper blossomed into a road-hardened beast over four tours of the USA, two back home in Australia, and a new career high in front of 20,000 Spanish fans on a lap of Europe. Man Woman Life Death Infinity is where the revitalized quartet’s freshly tuned chemistry reaches a new potency and precision: ten songs, 45 minutes, and a quantum leap into unexplored territory as strange as it is irresistible. “This is The Church’s water record,” says Kilbey, singer, lyricist and bassist. “I guess water is my element. I’ve always marveled at the sea and rivers and rain. It wasn’t conscious at all but on reflection, it definitely is a preoccupation on this record. What that means, I don’t know.”


Richard Thompson: Acoustic Rarities

Named by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the Top 20 Guitarists of All Time, Richard Thompson is also one of the world’s most critically acclaimed and prolific songwriters. He has received Lifetime Achievement Awards for Songwriting on both sides of the Atlantic – from the Americana Music Association in Nashville to Britain’s BBC Awards as well as the prestigious Ivor Novello. In 2011, Thompson received an OBE (Order of the British Empire) personally bestowed upon him by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. In the USA, Thompson has been nominated at the Americana Music Association Awards for both “Artist of the Year” and “Song of the Year.” His previously released CD, Still, was produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy which reached #6 in the UK charts (just ahead of Taylor Swift)!


Dave Davies: I Will Be Me

release from the former Kinks guitarist. The man who forever changed the sound of rock n’ roll when he invented distortion presents this solo album of all original material. Featuring guest appearances by The Jayhawks, Anti-Flag, award winning UK blues guitarist Oli Brown, Chris Spedding, US stoner rock band Dead Meadow, Aussie rockers The Art, and others.


Carla Bruni: French Touch

Carla Bruni – “French Touch” Carla Bruni returns with an exciting collection of some of rock music’s most classic hits performed in her signature softer, coffee house style. Depeche Mode’s “Enjoy the Silence”, The Rolling Stones’ “Miss You”, and ABBA’s “The Winner Takes It All” appear on this new release, sure to enthuse both fans of Carla’s as well as fans of rock staples from the last 50 years.


Jeff Beck: Live At The Hollywood Bowl

Deluxe two CD + DVD edition. 2017 live release from the legendary rock guitarist. Recorded at the Hollywood Bowl in LA in 2016, the show is a 50-year celebration of Jeff Beck. Illustrious career highlighted with songs from The Yardbirds, The Jeff Beck Group and his solo career. Jeff is a seven time Grammy winner and named by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the most influential lead guitarists in rock. Billy Gibbons, Buddy Guy, Steven Tyler, Jan Hammer and more perform with Jeff playing his classics and covers including The Beatles “A Day In The Life” and Prince’s “Purple Rain”.


The Replacements: For Sale: Live At Maxwell’s 1986

Two CD set. For Sale: Live at Maxwell’s 1986 is the first official delve into the vaults for The Replacements since the 2008 expanded CD reissues, and hopefully the first of a series of albums of unreleased material. And what better place to start that with this live recording from Maxwell’s in 1986, a relic from the much beloved era of the band with Bob Stinson as the guitarist. This 29-song performance, captures the Replacements just a couple weeks removed from their performance on Saturday Night Live, with a set list touches on all five of the band’s albums to that point, plus a few rarities and covers.


Cults: Offering

Cults made their name in black and white. A pair of film school dropouts who burst onto the New York scene with a perfect single and a darkly retro sound, the band’s first two albums play like noirish documentaries on a lost girl group. Four years after Static, Cults returns with Offering, an exciting collection of songs bursting with heart, confidence, shimmering melody and buzzing life. The time off has given the band new energy and new ideas-Cults are working in Technicolor now. The core duo remains the same. Madeline Follin and Brian Oblivion, both 28, still live in New York. They still finish each other’s thoughts and still share a love of catchy music and black humor. But the pair have put some blood on the tracks since their breakout debut: they’ve toured the world, built a devoted audience, survived a breakup, grown up in green rooms, parted ways with their old label and made a home of their new one. Offering is the work of two artists who know what they want and how to make it happen.


Kamasi Washington: Harmony Of Difference

Harmony of Difference explores the philosophical possibilities of the musical technique known as “counterpoint,” which Washington defines as “the art of balancing similarity and difference to create harmony between separate melodies.” Washington’s suite includes visual elements married to the musical works and draws voraciously on jazz for it’s foundation. Each of the first five movements is it’s own unique composition. “Truth,” the sixth movement, fuses all five compositions into one simultaneous performance.

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Awesome Hotcakes CD Release Party for “What It Means”

Saturday October 7 at 2:05pm at LRS

I saw this band at Cloverdale’s Friday Night LIVE this Summer.
Really impressive! Don’t miss ’em.

We will also be dragging a buttload of “cheapies” (kids love ’em) on to the lawn for 2 for the price of 1 sale surprise
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New Releases September 29, 2017

Primus: The Desaturating Seven

Primus are excited to announce their ninth studio album The Desaturating Seven. Their first studio album of original material since 1995’s Tales From The Punchbowl with the classic Primus lineup of Les Claypool (vocal/bass), Larry LaLonde (guitar) and Tim Alexander (drums). Inspired by a 1970’s children’s book Claypool read to his kids about 7 goblins – one representing each color of the rainbow – who simultaneously pull all the color out of the world. Primus was originally formed in 1984 by Claypool. They band recorded their debut Suck on This in 1989, followed by four studio albums: Frizzle Fry, Sailing the Seas of Cheese, Pork Soda, and Tales from the Punchbowl. Alexander left the band in 1996, replaced by Bryan “Brain” Mantia, and Primus went on to record the original theme song for the TV show South Park and two more albums, Brown Album and Antipop, before declaring a hiatus in 2000.


Lucinda Williams: This Sweet Old World 2017

In a rare instance of an artist taking a full-length reconsideration of an earlier work, Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Lucinda Williams releases This Sweet Old World – a complete re-recording of her 1992 album Sweet Old World. Produced by Williams and Tom Overby, This Sweet Old World – recorded to mark the 25th anniversary of the original album’s release by Chameleon/Elektra – features all-new renditions of the ’92 set’s 12 songs, some of which have been dramatically rearranged and rewritten. On This Sweet Old World, Williams is supported by her touring and studio band: guitarist Stuart Mathis, bassist David Sutton, and drummer Butch Norton. Longtime collaborator Greg Leisz – who participated in early sessions for the 1992 album, and co-produced Williams’ most recent studio releases, The Ghosts of Highway 20 (2016) and Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone (2014) – contributes spectacular guitar work. The package is augmented by four newly recorded bonus tracks that harken back to Williams’ early performing career


David Crosby: Sky Trails

Sky Trails, David Crosby’s third album of original material in four years, continues the fearless folk rock legend’s unexpected late-period resurgence. Sky Trails features a full band sound that takes Crosby in a new musical direction as the set tilts toward jazz. The album opens with the intoxicating “She’s Got To Be Somewhere,” which features sturdy horns, bending guitar notes and lilting melodies. Crosby is backed on the album by the Sky Trailsmusicians, the core of whom are saxophonist Steve Tavaglione, bassist Mai Agan, drummer Steve DiStanislao, and Crosby’s son, multi-instrumentalist James Raymond, who also produced the album.


Miley Cyrus: Younger Now

New release from the pop priestess, actress, artist and philanthropist. Younger Now is her first full-length project since Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz (2015), and her first commercially released project since Bangerz (2013). Younger Now was written and produced by Cyrus and Oren Yoel, with whom she had collaborated on her previous two full-lengths. Not concerning herself with radio airplay, their efforts resulted in an “honest” final product that sees Cyrus “leaning into her roots.” Miley Cyrus has five #1 albums including her 2013 Grammy-nominated album Bangerz, which went Platinum in the U.S. She has five sold out world tours and almost 30 million tracks sold. She is one of the most-searched artists in Internet history with over 160 million digital platform subscribers and over three billion video views.


Cecile McLorin Salvant: Dreams And Daggers

Grammy Award-winning vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant has had a remarkable rise to stardom in her professional career, and she’s taking another big leap forward with Dreams and Daggers, her third album for Mack Avenue Records. Co-produced with Al Pryor and recorded live at the Village Vanguard and the DiMenna Center, Cécile appears in multiple configurations here with superb accompaniment from the likes of Aaron Diehl (piano), Paul Sikivie (double bass), Lawrence Leathers (drums) and the Catalyst Quartet (Karla Donehew Perez & Suliman Tekalli – violins, Paul Laraia – viola and Karlos Rodriguez – cello).


Shania Twain: Now

the fifth studio album by Canadian singer and songwriter Shania Twain. Now is Twain’s first new studio album in fifteen years, since her 2002 release, Up!. Twain underwent vocal therapy after being diagnosed with a disease, which caused her to nearly lose her singing voice; she embarked on a concert tour and Las Vegas residency before ultimately revealing that new music would arrive in 2017. Includes the lead single, ‘Life’s About to Get Good’. Shania Twain has sold over 100 million records, making her the best-selling female artist in country music history and among the best-selling music artists of all time. Her success garnered her several honorific titles including the “Queen of Country Pop”.


Propaghandhi: Victory Lap

The first thing to know, if you want to know about Propagandhi, is that they came here to rock. Right from the snarling opening riff of their seventh album, Victory Lap, that much is clear. For everything else that swirls around the band now, and for the last 31 years – the politics, the people and, lately, a gnawing sense of despair – the sheer volume of it all hasn’t changed. Frontman Chris Hannah and bassist Todd Kowalski experienced a sea change in the band when after nine years with Propagandhi, guitarist David “The Beaver” Guillas left the fold for a teaching position and they added a new member, Sulynn Hago, a seasoned guitar-slinger from Tampa, Florida. That said, Guillas is still all over Victory Lap, contributing licks to four songs.


Wolf Alice: Visions Of A Life

London-based rock band Wolf Alice has returned with their highly anticipated sophomore album Visions of a Life. Wolf Alice consists of Ellie Rowsell on lead vocals and guitar, guitarist Joff Oddie, bassist Theo Ellis and drummer Joel Amey. Since their debut album My Love is Cool was released back in 2015, Wolf Alice received a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Performance, were shortlisted for the prestigious Mercury Prize, nominated for a Brit Award and received a Gold album certification in the U.K. Visions Of A Life includes the first single ‘Don’t Delete The Kisses’.


Pearl Jam: Let’s Play Two

In celebration of their legendary sold out performances at Wrigley Field on August 20th and 22nd, 2016 during the Chicago Cubs historic World Series championship season, Pearl Jam is set to release the documentary film Let’s Play Two and this accompanying soundtrack album. With Chicago being a hometown to Eddie Vedder, Pearl Jam has forged a relationship with the city, the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field that is unparalleled in the world of sports and music. From Ten to Lightning Bolt, this feature film shuffles through Pearl Jam’s ever-growing catalog of originals and covers – spanning the band’s 25-year career. Through the eyes of Danny Clinch and the voice of Pearl Jam, Let’s Play Two showcases the journey of that special relationship.


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