Monthly Archive: May 2016

NEW RELEASES for the week of May 6, 2016:

Beyonce: Lemonade

Beyonce: Lemonade

That cool, refreshing drink…


Drake: View

Drake: View

the fourth studio album by Canadian rapper Drake.


Ahohni: Hopelessness

Ahohni: Hopelessness

ANOHNI has collaborated with Oneohtrix Point Never and Hudson Mohawke on the artist’s latest work, Hopelessness. Late last year, ANOHNI, the lead singer from Antony and the Johnsons, released “4 Degrees”, a bombastic dance track celebrating global boiling and collapsing biodiversity. Rather than taking refuge in good intentions, ANOHNI gives voice to the attitude sublimated within her behavior as she continues to consume in a fossil fuel-based economy. HOPELESSNESS is a dance record with soulful vocals and lyrics addressing surveillance, drone warfare, and ecocide. A radical departure from the singer’s symphonic collaborations, the album seeks to disrupt assumptions about popular music through the collision of electronic sound and highly politicized lyrics.


Cyndi Lauper: Detour

Cyndi Lauper: Detour

Cyndi Lauper’s celebrated musical journey takes an unexpected southern turn on Detour, her 11th studio album, which finds the Grammy, Emmy and Tony-winning singer-songwriter putting her signature spin on a dozen classic country songs. Detour showcases Lauper’s unmistakable voice on country classics from the ‘40s, ‘50s and ‘60s and features guest appearances from county music stars Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss, and Willie Nelson. Lauper recorded the album in Nashville alongside a band comprised of the city’s top session players. The album is Lauper s first for Sire Records and executive produced by legendary Sire founder, Seymour Stein.


Gregory Porter: Take Me To The Alley

Gregory Porter: Take Me To The Alley

An artist whose music is at once timeless yet utterly of it’s time, Gregory Porter solidifies his standing as his generation’s most soulful jazz singer-songwriter with the release of Take Me to the Alley, the much-anticipated follow-up to his million-selling Grammy-winning 2013 Blue Note debut Liquid Spirit. The album includes Chip Crawford pianist and music director, Aaron James bass, drummer Emanuel Harrold, alto saxophonist Yosuke Sato, and tenor saxophonist Tivon Pennicott. Singer Alicia Olatuja, trumpeter Keyon Harrold, and organist Ondrej Pivec also appear. Includes “Holding On”, “Don’t Lose Your Steam”, “Consequence Of Love”, “More Than A Woman” and more.


Mary-Chapin Carpenter: Things That We Are Made Of

Mary-Chapin Carpenter:
Things That We Are Made Of

Produced by 2016 Producer of the Year Grammy-nominee Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton). Rolling Stone says ‘the entire album finds the songwriter at her most thoughtful and also at times sweetly whimsical, perfectly capturing the buoyant spirit of her early successes and also serving as a reminder that she remains one of the most grounded, sentient songwriters of her generation.’ Includes “Something Tamed Something Wild”, ‘What Does It Mean To Travel”, “Map Of My Heart”, “Note On A Windsheild”, the title track and more.


John Mayall's Bluesbreakers: LIVE in 1967 Vol. 2

John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers:
LIVE in 1967 Vol. 2

Live archive release. In 1967, before there was a Fleetwood Mac, Peter Green, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood were John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers. The four musicians were only together for three months, which makes it even more remarkable that a staunch fan from Holland was able to sneak a one channel reel to reel tape recorder into five London clubs and capture this exciting glimpse into music history. For almost 50 years these tapes have remained unheard until John recently got them and began restoring them with the technical assistance of Eric Corne of Forty Below Records. Corne adds “While the source recording was very rough and the final result is certainly not hi-fidelity, it does succeed in allowing us to hear how spectacular these performances are.”


Moreland & Arbuckle: Promised Land or Bust

Moreland & Arbuckle:
Promised Land or Bust

Moreland & Arbuckle are a riveting live act just burning with energy, having honed their sound over the course of countless raucous live performances. They’ve shared stages with George Thorogood, Robert Cray, Buddy Guy and Los Lonely Boys. Promised Land Or Bust is as deep as delta blues and heavy as thundering rock, as the band continues to wring hard-hitting, modern roots music from traditional forms. Aaron Moreland’s guitar stays groove-friendly while firing off sledgehammer riffs, Dustin Arbuckle’s raucous singing and harp playing reinforce the relentless drive of the music, and both are barely held in place by Kendall Newby’s propulsive drumming. Even when the throttle is pulled back for a loping folk-tinged ballad or a noir-ish blues worthy of Tom Waits, the band’s intensity and raw emotion shine through.


Pat Metheny: The Unity Sessions

Pat Metheny: The Unity Sessions

two CD set. Metheny is well-known as a musical collaborator, and The Unity Sessions features friends and colleagues with whom he has worked for years. The Unity Sessions is taken from a filmed performance with Pat Metheny Unity Group that was recently released on DVD; the set comprises 13 songs by Metheny, one he co-wrote with Ornette Coleman, and one well known standard by Ray Noble. And Cuong Vu Trio Meets Pat Metheny joins the guitarist with a trio led by longtime Pat Metheny Group trumpeter Cuong Vu. It comprises five tunes written by Vu plus one by Metheny and one by Andrew D’Angelo.


The Rides: Pierced Arrow

The Rides: Pierced Arrow

the second album by this supergroup comprised of rock icons Stephen Stills, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Barry Goldberg. Produced by the trio along with bassist Kevin McCormick and drummer Chris Layton, the album follows in the very successful style and texture set with their chart topping debut album Can’t Get Enough but with even more original material from Stills, Shepherd and Goldberg and the sound of a band that has really spent some productive time together. Breaking more fresh new blues-rock ground than ever on the raucous and soulful Pierced Arrow, The Rides are letting their growing legion of fans know they’re in this for the long haul. Their ongoing freewheeling journey is all there in the name. When they came up with that clever moniker for what Stephen Stills calls “the blues band of my dreams,” the two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, five time Grammy nominated guitar great Kenny Wayne Shepherd and legendary Chicago rock/blues keyboardist Barry Goldberg knew it was more than just a one time, multi-generational fusion of legendary musical souls. They envisioned – and have since set out upon – a dynamic, wide open road ahead.


LIVE Music at LRS:

lastrecordstore_OCB_1Old Century Blood LIVE Performance Saturday May 28 at 2:10pm

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New Release Hour with Brian & Doug

Tuesdays 11:00am / Repeat Wednesdays 7:00pm

Doug Jayne and Brian Griffith
unnamed KRCB-FM New Release Hour

Brian Griffith and Doug Jayne highlight the week’s new musical releases and other fun music-related stuff.
We want to keep you up to date with new music coming through our studios, so every Tuesday morning at 11, Doug Jayne, from The Last Record Store and KRCB’s Mid-DayMusic and Our Roots Are Showing programs, sits down with morning host Brian Griffith to go over the most interesting and notable of new releases.
Listen at 11 am on Tuesdays or catch the repeat broadcast on Wednesdays at 7 pm

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TUNE IN, TURN ON, AND DROP… THE NEEDLE!
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Your second chance to listen in on the discussion comes with Needle Droppings, a weekly new-release segment with our very own Doug Jayne and a rotating panel of music junkies, usually including Michelle Marques of KRCB, Petaluma Vice Mayor Gabe Kearney, Gabe Meline from KQED, Blair Hardman from Zone Recording, Humorists (and Steve’s “Illegitimate Comedy Sons”, Juan Carlos and Marco Alvarez, Daedalus Howell, and whoever else we can squeeze into the meat-locker-like studio at KSRO.

Needle Droppings airs Fridays as part of The Drive With Steve Jaxon at 4:20pm on KSRO, at 1350-AM, 103.5-FM, and online at ksro.com. Tune in!

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