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New Releases for the week of July 17, 2015

Jason Isbell Something More Than Free

Jason Isbell
Something More Than Free

Something More Than Free is the follow up to Isbell’s 2013 celebrated breakthrough album Southeastern, which received overwhelming support from the press and went on to sell over 150,000 copies. Isbell was the subject of stories in outlets ranging from The New York Times Magazine and Wall Street Journal to NPR’s All Things Considered and Fresh Air with Terry Gross. Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit made multiple television appearances, including The Late Show with David Letterman, Conan and Austin City Limits. Isbell won Artist of the Year, Song of the Year (‘Cover Me Up ‘) and Album of the Year at the 2014 Americana Music Awards. At David Letterman’s personal request, Jason and his wife, Amanda Shires performed on one of the last episodes of The Late Show in April 2015.


 

Tame Impala Currents

Tame Impala
Currents

the highly anticipated third full length album from the much loved Australian band. Currents is the follow up to 2012’s Lonerism. Kevin Parker, the musician behind Tame Impala, explained that Currents is about the process of personal transformation. He said, “It follows the progression of someone feeling like they are becoming something else. They’re becoming the kind of person they thought they’d never become.” The cover art for Currents was created by Kentucky-based artist and musician Robert Beatty. Parker has said Currents’ designs are based on a diagram of vortex shedding he remembered while trying to visualize the album’s themes. Includes the single ‘Let It Happen’.


 

Iron and Wine & Ben Bridwell Sing Into My Mouth

Iron and Wine & Ben Bridwell
Sing Into My Mouth

a collaboration between two of Americana’s most respected singer/songwriters. Longtime friends Ben Bridwell of Band of Horses and Iron & Wine’s Sam Beam unveil their first ever collaborative album, Sing Into My Mouth, a homage to 12 songs that have had indelible influence on both of it’s creators. Classics interpreted range from Talking Heads’ “This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody),” Sade’s “Bulletproof Soul” and El Perro del Mar’s “God Knows (You Gotta Give to Get)” – the original having recently been featured on HBO’s Girls – to deep cuts like Them Two’s “Am I a Good Man?”


 

The Chemical Brothers Born In The Echos

The Chemical Brothers
Born In The Echos

the Grammy winning British duo’s first album in five years. Born In The Echoes quickly remind us of their influence and importance. As electronic music further ingrains itself in the fabric of mainstream music, the band delivers a master class in pushing the boundaries of the genre they helped establish. Having recently collaborated with Lorde & Miguel on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay soundtrack, Born In The Echoes features guest appearances from Beck, St. Vincent, Q-Tip and others. Includes ‘Sometimes I Feel So Deserted’, ‘Under Neon Lights’, ‘Taste Of Honey’ and many more. The Chemical Brothers are still three steps ahead while the rest of the electronic world plays catch-up!


 

Ratatat Magnifique

Ratatat – Magnifique

Following up on the experimental sounds of LP3 and LP4, Ratatat return to their core guitar-driven sound on Magnifique. Combining the bedrock beats and primordial riffs from their first two albums with the sonic experimentation and production prowess of LP3 and LP4, Mike and Evan arrived at a new plateau with Magnifique.


 

Sublime with Rome

Sublime with Rome

studio release from Sublime with Rome, the alt-rock group born from the ashes of Sublime. Their last release, Yours Truly, debuted with 35K and has scanned 153K RTD. The album includes the song ‘Sirens’ featuring musical assistance from Dirty Heads.


 

Galactic Into the Deep

Galactic
Into the Deep

Hailing from New Orleans, Lousiana – Galactic has been exploring their seemingly limitless musical possibilities for more than 30 years. Since then, the band has consistently pushed artistic boundaries on the road and in the studio, approaching their music with open ears and drawing inspiration as much from the sounds bubbling up from their city’s streets as they do from each other. Into The Deep includes collaborations with artists they’ve made connections with over the last 20 years including Macy Gray, Mavis Staples, JJ Grey, Maggie Koerner and more.


 

Miles Davis at Newport 1955-1975

Miles Davis at Newport
1955-1975

Deluxe four CD set includes 40-page booklet with authentic and rare photos, plus double-sided foldout poster. Miles Davis At Newport: 1955-1975 Bootleg Series 4 tracks Miles’ ascendance over eight live festival performances spanning 20 years in Newport, New York, Berlin, And Switzerland. This 296-minute program includes nearly four hours of previously unreleased material. Features Miles’ stellar band line-ups in 1955, 1958, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1971, 1973, and 1975. Every concert features a who’s who of Jazz! From the ’50s featuring Thelonious Monk and Gerry Mulligan, to Cannonball Adderley, John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Paul Chambers, and Jimmy Cobb; to the mid-’60s second great quintet featuring Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams; into the ’70s, rock and R&B-rooted musicians like guitarists Pete Cosey and Reggie Lucas, electric bassist Michael Henderson, Mtume on percussion, plus jazz drummer Al Foster.


 

Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters Father's Day

Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters
Father’s Day

The current Blues Foundation ‘Blues Guitarist Of The Year,’ Ronnie Earl, returns with ‘Father’s Day,’ his 9th album on Stony Plain. For the first time in decades Earl includes a horn section, bringing him back to his early days as front man for Roomful Of Blues. Playing with spellbinding intensity and soul, Earl has a legion of fans that await each new release.


 

Sly and the Family Sone Live at Fillmore East

Sly and the Family Sone
Live at Fillmore East

Four CD set. Previously unreleased live release recorded in 1968 at the legendary Fillmore East. This box contains both the early and late shows from October 4th and 5th, 1968. On those nights, shortly after the release of the band’s third album Life, Sly & The Family Stone took the stage at Bill Graham’s legendary Fillmore East in New York City. Along with the success of ‘Dance To The Music’, which was released earlier that year and spun off the Top 10 hit of the same name, Sly & The Family Stone were making a name for themselves on the concert circuit, with their dynamic, high energy live performances. Epic Records recorded all four of these concerts (two shows per night) with plans to release a live album that would consist of selections from these performances but the release was shelved until now.

After 26 years of NEW Release Tuesday, Say Hello to New Release Friday

For the first time in 26 years, Tuesday passed and there are no new albums out in America.
Starting this week, the record industry is shifting to a Friday release date around the globe.
Read more here: FLAVORWIRE


NEW RELEASES
for the week of July 10, 2015:

Ed Sheeran: 5

Ed Sheeran: 5

Ed Sheeran: 5
Five CD box containing a quintet of EPs from the hit-making British singer/songwriter originally released separately in the UK. The five EPs contained in this set feature a total of 33 songs – both studio and live – many of which can only be found on these releases. Ed Sheeran is blessed – he seems to know exactly where he is going, and exactly how to get there. Where countless others fail to make an impression amid today’s information overload, Ed’s music and talent cut straight through. He has a poise that is as welcome as it is unusual in someone so young. He’s both utterly self-assured but still charmingly open. He has a confidence that’s built not on being able to sing someone else’s song quite nicely on a teatime TV show, but on hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of gigs where it’s just him, his guitar, a loop pedal and a crowd.


 

Cradle of Filth: Hammer of the Witches

Cradle of Filth: Hammer of the Witches

Cradle of Filth: Hammer of the Witches
Limited Edition includes bonus tracks. Levolent kings of British metal. Masters of the darkest arts and crafts. Cradle of Filth have been firmly ensconced at the forefront of the extreme music scene for the last two decades. Ever since they emerged from the lengthening Suffolk shadows in 1991, Dani Filth and his fiendish cohorts have blazed a grotesque trail across the globe, spreading their fetid gospel of obscene theatricality, pitch-black horror and exquisite musical madness, earning themselves a formidable reputation as one of the most important metal bands ever.


 

Nina Revisited: a Tribute to Nina Simone

Nina Revisited: a Tribute to Nina Simone

Nina Revisited: a Tribute to Nina Simone
Produced by Grammy Award winning jazz musician Robert Glasper, this 2015 album of contemporary artists covering Nina Simone classics – in support of the film What Happened, Miss Simone? – includes tracks by Usher, Mary J. Blige, Common and Lauryn Hill.


 

Veruca Salt: Ghost Notes

Veruca Salt: Ghost Notes

Veruca Salt: Ghost Notes
Ghost Notes is the first new album from Veruca Salt featuring all original members (Nina Gordon-Vocals & Guitar, Louise Post-Vocals & Guitar, Steve Lack-Bass, Jim Shapiro-Drums) since 1997’s certified gold album, Eight Arms To Hold You. Formed in Chicago, IL in 1993, Veruca Salt took the indie-rock world by storm with their first single ‘Seether’ from their debut album, American Thighs. For their first record in almost two decades Ghost Notes, the band enlisted producer Brad Wood (Smashing Pumpkins/Sunny Day Real Estate/Liz Phair) who also produced their debut release.


 

Superchunk: Come Pick Me Up

Superchunk: Come Pick Me Up

Superchunk: Come Pick Me Up
In March of 1999, Superchunk traveled to Electrical Audio Studios in Chicago to record the tracks that would become Come Pick Me Up. The addition of producer Jim O’Rourke allowed Superchunk to advance their sound with more experimentation, including horn and string accompaniments. Ken Vandermark, Jeb Bishop, and Bob Weston provided the horn section (saxophone, trombone, and trumpet, respectively) while Fred Longberg-Holm and Suzanne Roberts contributed on cello and violin. “It was exciting to work in the big room downstairs at Electrical. For part of our visit we also slept there, in the dark except for lights on all the gear blinking. It snowed a ton the day we got there, and I didn’t go outside for the first five or six days we were there,” Mac recalls. “I read an interview where O’Rourke said we tried to make a two-month record in two weeks or something. I’m sure he’s right – we never wanted to spend the time or money making records the ‘proper’ way, but I like how this record came out, and it has some of my favorite songs of ours on it.”


 

Banana and the Bunch: Mid-Mountain Ranch

Banana and the Bunch: Mid-Mountain Ranch

Banana and the Bunch: Mid-Mountain Ranch
Limited digitally remastered mini LP sleeve edition that re-creates the original packaging right down to the label on the CD. Recorded right after the Youngbloods broke up, and released on their own Raccoon label, 1972’s Mid-Mountain Ranch was the sole solo album from the band’s multi-instrumentalist Banana a.k.a. Lowell Levinger. Except that it wasn’t really a solo album, because the Bunch included Joe Bauer and Michael Kane from Banana’s former outfit! So, Mid-Mountain Ranch really was a Youngbloods album sans Jesse Colin Young; and the absence of their former front man allows Banana and his Bunch to stretch out with some bluegrass and jazz licks alongside their patented folk rock sound. It’s something of an early alt-country cult classic.


 

Anoushka Shankar: Home

Anoushka Shankar: Home

Anoushka Shankar: Home
Four-time Grammy nominee Anoushka Shankar is one of today´s most distinguished classical cross-genre sitar performers and composers. After Traveller and Traces of You, this pure Indian classical album is Anoushka´s third release on Deutsche Grammophon, recorded right at her home studio in London. Inspired by her classical upbringing and teaching by her legendary father, Ravi Shankar, this album offers both meditative and virtuoso Indian classical raga for solo sitar with ensemble.


 

NEW RELEASES
for the week of June 30,2015:


The Velvet Teen: All is Illusory

The Velvet Teen: All is Illusory

The Velvet Teen: All is Illusory
2015 release by the alt-rock band featuring our own Josh Staples on Bass & Vocals. Nine years since the last full length from The Velvet Teen and the band has written what could arguably be their best record yet. All Is Illusory was mixed by Steve Choi of the RX Bandits and exemplifies the band’s use of driving guitars, exceptionally technical drumming and lyrics by Judah Nagler that will make the listener question reality.


 

Neil Young + the Promise of the Real: The Monsanto Years

Neil Young + the Promise of the Real: The Monsanto Years

Neil Young + the Promise of the Real: The Monsanto Years
2015 album from the veteran singer/songwriter . For this guitar-centric, full steam-ahead and highly-charged rock album, Young is joined by Promise of the Real, an LA-based rock band fronted by Willie Nelson’s son Lukas (vocals/guitar), along with Micah Nelson (guitar, vocals), Anthony Logerfo (drums), Corey McCormick (bass) and Tato Melgar (percussion). The ecologically/environmentally-focused album finds Neil at his most passionate and hard-hitting.


 

Joy Williams: Venus

Joy Williams: Venus

Joy Williams: Venus
2015 release from the singer/songwriter best known as half of the four-time Grammy-winning folk-rock duo The Civil Wars. Until their 2012 hiatus (and eventual break up in August 2014) the singer-songstress with her long sea witch hair and Mona Lisa half-smile rarely revealed herself, except through the duo’s bruising and stark lyrics of romantic conflations and doomed intimacies. On Venus she changes all that. No longer content to just conjure the antique grace of some mythic, bygone world, Williams was intent to actually pierce the veil of metaphor and an imagined history and tell a more honest, human story of one woman’s journey out of darkness. Over 11 unstintingly honest songs, she unabashedly recounts what occurred in her life over the past two and a half years. She doesn’t try to defend or explain, but in-stead tells a simple straightforward story of events, sparing no one, especially herself. Over the arc of the album, the listener can feel Williams coming home to herself, after fearlessly excavating all the pain and confusion. In the end she can see her life from a great altitude, able to view her choices as an overarching geography that finally makes sense to her, freeing her to become the woman she needed to be. To find the parts of herself that were broken, becoming stronger and content to just be. You might call it a coming-of-age album, but it is so much more than that. It shows how one woman has come to live her truth – the good, the bad, the petulant, the honorable – and in the end, shows all of us how to live our own.


 

Miguel: Wildheart

Miguel: Wildheart

Miguel: Wildheart
2015 release, the third album from Grammy Award winning recording artist Miguel. Wildheart is the long awaited follow up to Miguel’s 2012 critically acclaimed sophomore release, Kaleidoscope Dream, which spent 20 weeks on the Billboard 200 Album Chart.


 

Slightly Stoopid: Meanwhile Back in the Lab

Slightly Stoopid: Meanwhile Back in the Lab

Slightly Stoopid: Meanwhile Back in the Lab
While it’s a rare commodity for a band to tour as consistently as Slightly Stoopid, the group’s diligent commitment to live music provides some insight into their loyal fan base and unique creative metamorphosis throughout their existence. As apparent by their latest studio album Meanwhile Back at the Lab: the Ocean Beach, California based group – led by Co-founders and multi-instrumentalists Kyle McDonald and Miles Doughty – has also found the same passionate dedication to their studio craft, holing up between tours in their own San Diego recording studio and record label complex. The balance of a prolific touring regimen between albums has helped to refine their tasty fusion and massive groove that permeates Stoopid’s trademark sound and eight studio album catalogue, as well as their live shows.


 

Truancy: The Very Best of Pete Townshend

Truancy: The Very Best of Pete Townshend

Truancy: The Very Best of Pete Townshend
2015 collection of solo tracks by by the singer, songwriter and British rock icon including two new tracks. Truancy was remastered at Abbey Road Studios, features new liner notes, and highlights from nine key Townshend albums including the singles- ‘Rough Boys,’ ‘Let My Love Open The Door,’ ‘Face Dances (Pt. 2),’ ‘English Boy’ and ‘Face The Face.’ 17 tracks total.


 

Thick as a Brick

Thick as a Brick

Passion Play

Passion Play

Jethro Tull Remix Project:

Thick as a Brick: Single disc release of the 2014 Steven ‘Porcupine Tree’ Wilson mix of this classic album by Ian Anderson and friends. Thick As A Brick was the fifth studio album by Jethro Tull, released in 1972. The album is notable for only including one song, which spans the entire album. Thick As A Brick was deliberately crafted in the style of a concept album (and as a “bombastic” and “over the top” parody). The original packaging, designed like a newspaper, claims the album to be a musical adaptation of an epic poem by a (fictional) eight-year-old genius, though the lyrics were actually written by the band’s frontman, Ian Anderson. The album was a commercial success and topped the US charts.
Passion Play: Single disc release of the 2014 Steven ‘Porcupine Tree’ Wilson mix of this classic album by Ian Anderson and friends. A Passion Play was the sixth studio album by Jethro Tull. Like it’s predecessor, Thick As A Brick (1972), it is a concept album the theme being the spiritual journey of one man in the afterlife. On release it had chart success around the world hitting #1 in the US and #13 in the UK.


 

NEW RELEASES
for the week of June 23,2015:


Richard Thompson: Still

Richard Thompson: Still

Richard Thompson: Still
2015 album by the acclaimed British folk legend and former Fairport Convention leader. Richard Thompson, who has been named one of Rolling Stone’s 20 Greatest Guitarists of all-time, presents Still, a stunning collection of gifted songwriting and virtuosic guitar playing produced by Jeff Tweedy, leader of the famed band Wilco. This unexpected yet exciting pairing presents one of the most anticipated releases of the year. Already called one of the best records of his career, Still stands out among his massive body of work which includes over 40 albums and numerous Grammy nominations. Includes ‘She Could Never Resist A Winding Road’, ‘Long John Silver’ and ‘Beatnik Walking.


 

Rickie Lee Jones: The Other Side of Desire

Rickie Lee Jones: The Other Side of Desire

Rickie Lee Jones: The Other Side of Desire
Two-time Grammy winner Ricky Lee Jones exploded onto the pop scene with her groundbreaking self-titled debut and has fearlessly experimented with her sound and persona over 15 critically acclaimed albums. Her latest, The Other Side of Desire was written, recorded and rooted in the city of New Orleans by Tennessee Williams. Produced by John Porter (of Roxy Music) and Mark Howard, this is the first new music Jones has written in over a decade.


 

Kacey Musgraves: Pageant Material

Kacey Musgraves: Pageant Material

Kacey Musgraves: Pageant Material
2015 release, the highly-anticipated sophomore album by the singer/songwriter. The follow-up to 2013′s Same Trailer Different Park. Pageant Material is a 13-song tour-de-force. Musgraves co-wrote all of the album’s tracks with an impressive roster of songwriters that includes longtime collaborators Shane McAnally and Brandy Clark, the duo who famously co-penned CMA Song of the Year “Follow Your Arrow” with Musgraves for her debut.


 

Leon Bridges: Coming Home

Leon Bridges: Coming Home

Leon Bridges: Coming Home
Highly anticipated 2015 debut album from Fort Worth, TX native Leon Bridges. Coming Home was produced by Austin Jenkins and Josh Block of White Denim. Bridges began writing and performing 1950s and ’60s style soul music that was described by Austin 360 as “a transmission straight from the heart.” He began to attract followers and his break in the music industry is attributed to a run in he had at a bar with White Denim guitarist Austin Jenkins. The duo discussed clothing at the bar and a few weeks later Jenkins and bandmate Joshua Block ran into Bridges during a performance in north Texas. It was the performance of his original song “Coming Home” that caught the attention of Block and Jenkins. This debut includes that track and nine other originals.


 

Jerry Garcia Band: On Broadway

Jerry Garcia Band: On Broadway

Jerry Garcia Band: On Broadway
the first installment in a new archival series celebrating Jerry Garcia’s magical 13 night run on Broadway. On Broadway: Act One presents three complete, previously unreleased sets from the October 28th, 1987 performances at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in NYC: the early and late Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band sets and the Jerry Garcia Band’s electric evening set. Highlights are many, but include “I Ain t Never”, “Bright Morning Stars”, “Run For The Roses” and Bob Dylan’s “Tangled Up In Blue”.


 

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New Release Hour with Brian & Doug

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

Doug Jayne and Brian Griffith
new release hour 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


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 KSRO and KRCB, Petaluma Vice Mayor Gabe Kearney, Gabe Meline from KQED, Blair Hardman from Zone Recording and more!
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!


 

See you on the Avenue!

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Recent NEW Releases ~ Ben Folds Ticket Giveaway

Ben Folds comes to Santa Rosa June 29
and we have tickets to give away !

Wells Fargo Center for the Arts

Ben Folds first found mainstream success as the leader of the critically acclaimed, platinum selling Ben Folds Five. He has gone on to have a very successful solo career, recording multiple studio albums, a pair of records documenting his renowned live performances, a remix record, music for film and TV, as well as numerous collaborations with artists from Sara Bareilles to William Shatner.
A Nashville resident, he owns and operates the historic RCA Studio A, where legends of all genres of music – from Elvis Presley to the Monkees, Eddy Arnold to Dolly Parton,Tony Bennett to the Beach Boys – have recorded. Folds has also recently achieved critical acclaim for his insight as a judge on NBC’s a cappella competition “The Sing-Off,” which returned to the air in 2013.

Tickets for Ben Folds are $55 and $40; BUT we have 2 pair of tix to give away.
Enter to win in person, or by phone. We will pick the winners on Saturday June 20 at 4:20 PM

Ben Folds


NEW RELEASES
for the week of June 16,2015:

James Taylor: Before This World

James Taylor: Before This World

James Taylor: Before This World
his first studio release in over 13 years. Follows his highly successful recording with Carole King, Live at the Troubadour, which was certified gold by the RIAA upon its 2010 release. People love ’em some sweet baby James…


 

Amos Lee: LIVE at Red Rocks

Amos Lee: LIVE at Red Rocks

Amos Lee: LIVE at Red Rocks
When Amos Lee rolled into Red Rocks in August 2014 he had been on tour for almost a year in support of his fifth studio album Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song, but this concert in particular was something special. His first headlining date at the legendary venue, and backed by the Colorado Symphony with arrangements composed just for that evening. Lucky for us, the experience was captured.


 

Heartless Bastards: Restless Ones

Heartless Bastards: Restless Ones

Heartless Bastards: Restless Ones

Heartless Bastards have spent the past decade in motion, boldly pushing their unique brand of rock ‘n’ roll into new shapes over four acclaimed albums and nearly non-stop roadwork. Now, with RESTLESS ONES, the band sets out once again, blazing a path to a place of shifting moods, seasoned songcraft, and unbridled spontaneity. Heartless Bastards’ fifth studio recording and follow-up to 2012’s breakthrough ARROW, the album finds singer/songwriter Erika Wennerstrom exploring as-yet-unvisited avenues of sound and sensation, her bravery and ambition readily apparent in the emotional timbre and the sheer physicality of her songs.


 

Dylan, Cash and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City

Dylan, Cash and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City

Dylan, Cash and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City

two CD release, the companion album for the exhibit includes 36 tracks from some of the most iconic artists of the day from Gordon Lightfoot and Neil Young to George Harrison and Ringo Starr. Included are a number of rare tracks including a 1968 demo by Kris Kristofferson of ‘If You Don’t Like Hank Williams’, a previously unreleased version of Bob Dylan performing his ‘If Not For You’ with Lloyd Green and a performance of ‘Matchbox’ with Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Derek and the Dominos from The Johnny Cash Show.


 

MORE NEW RELEASES
these are from the week of June 9,2015:

Sonny Landreth: Bound By The Blues

Sonny Landreth: Bound By The Blues

Sonny Landreth: Bound By The Blues

Sonny Landreth’s new album Bound By The Blues marks a return to the slide guitarist’s musical roots. It presents a bold, big-sounding collection of recordings that climb to stratospheric heights of jazz informed improvisation, the best of classic rock, and inevitably remain deeply attached to the elemental emotional and compositional structures that are at the blues’ historic core.


 

Muse: Drones

Muse: Drones

Muse: Drones

the seventh album from the UK arena rockers. Co-produced by Muse and Robert John “Mutt” Lange, the album contains 12 tracks including the single “Dead Inside.” Frontman Matt Bellamy explains the album’s themes, “To me, ‘Drones’ are metaphorical psychopaths which enable psychopathic behavior with no recourse. The world is run by Drones utilizing Drones to turn us all into Drones. Drones explores the journey of a human, from their abandonment and loss of hope, to their indoctrination by the system to be a human drone, to their eventual defection from their oppressors.” Muse have sold 17 million albums worldwide. Their 2012 album The 2nd Law topped the charts in 21 countries including the UK.


 

Rolling Stones: Sticky Fingers Foo Foo Edition

Rolling Stones: Sticky Fingers Foo Foo Edition

Rolling Stones: Sticky Fingers Foo Foo Edition
Digitally remastered edition of this 1971 album from the British rock icons. Sticky Fingers was the ninth British and 11th American studio album by The Rolling Stones. It is the band’s first album of the 1970s and the first release on their newly formed label, Rolling Stones Records, after having been contracted since 1963 with Decca Records in the UK and London Records in the US. It is also Mick Taylor’s first full-length appearance on a Rolling Stones album, the first Rolling Stones album not to feature any contributions from guitarist and founder Brian Jones and the first one on which singer Mick Jagger is credited with playing guitar. Includes ‘Brown Sugar’, ‘Bitch’, ‘Wild Horses’ and more.


 

Pete Townsend's Classic Quadrophenia

Pete Townsend’s Classic Quadrophenia

He’s Baaaack…
Pete Townshend has created a new orchestral version of one of The Who’s landmark albums – Quadrophenia. The new incarnation of this classic rock opera is the latest chapter in Townshend’s lifelong mission to break the three-minute mould of the traditional pop song and take rock music to a higher artistic level. In the 1960s he defined the concept of the ‘rock opera’ with Tommy, taking it a stage further with Quadrophenia. Conceived and written by Pete in 1973, Quadrophenia went on to become an iconic feature film. The new ‘symphonised’ version of Quadrophenia, an album originally released by The Who in 1973, was orchestrated by Rachel Fuller, a professional composer, orchestrator and singer-songwriter. Performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the London Oriana Choir conducted by Robert Ziegler. Includes vocals by Alfie Boe, Billy Idol, Phil Daniels and Townshend.


 

Of Monsters and Men: Beneath the Skin

Of Monsters and Men: Beneath the Skin

Of Monsters and Men: Beneath the Skin
the second album by the critically acclaimed multiplatinum Icelandic quintet. The group spent the past year working on Beneath The Skin with co-producer Rich Costey [Muse, Death Cab for Cutie, Foster The People, Interpol] between studios in Iceland and Los Angeles. Includes the single “Crystals”.


 

Ryan Adams: Ten Songs From Carnegie Hall

Ryan Adams: Ten Songs From Carnegie Hall

Ryan Adams: Ten Songs From Carnegie Hall
LIVE release from the acclaimed singer/songwriter containing 10 career-spanning tracks from two special performances at New York’s legendary Carnegie Hall on November 15 and 17 2014. The set list includes fan favorites like ‘New York, New York’ as well as cuts from his most recent Grammy nominated eponymous album like ‘Gimme Something Good’. Tracks include live performances of two previously unreleased songs – ‘This Is Where We Meet In My Mind’ and ‘How Much Light.’.

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New Release Hour with Brian & Doug

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

Doug Jayne and Brian Griffith
new release hour 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!
Needle Droppings with Doug Jayne
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 KSRO and KRCB, Petaluma Vice Mayor Gabe Kearney, Gabe Meline from KQED, Blair Hardman from Zone Recording and more!
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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KRCB Concerts in the GardenJeffrey Halford
WHAT: KRCB Concerts in the Garden at Chroma Gallery, a benefit for KRCB North Bay Public Media
WHO: Featuring Music by Jeffrey Halford & The Healers
WHEN: Saturday June 20, 4-6pm. Gates open at 3pm
WHERE: 312 South A Street, Santa Rosa in the South A Arts District – SOFA
Enjoy wonderful musical entertainment and help support KRCB: your local public radio and TV station.
Jeffrey Halford & the Healers will get things rockin’ with a LIVE performance in the garden yard at Chroma Gallery, next to Art Alley in Santa Rosa.
Check out Jeffrey’s Music: http://jeffreyhalford.com/
Purchase Lagunitas Beers and Rodney Strong Wines, along with delicious food from TBA Food Truck.
Mingle and meet KRCB staff, musicians, and enjoy the fine art at Chroma Gallery and all the other art studios and galleries in the SOFA Arts District. Chroma Gallery features local and international artists, exquisite pottery and jewelry.
Suggested donation $10 general, $5 kids and seniors.
A portion of the proceeds benefit KRCB FM Radio 91.
BRING A CHAIR.

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So you wanted
to take a break
Slow it down some and
have some space

Well fuck you too
Give me my money back
Give me my money back
you bitch
I want my money back
(And don’t forget to give
me back my black T-Shirt)
~Ben Folds (Song For The Dumped)

See you on the Avenue!

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NEW Releases for the week of June 2, 2015


NEW RELEASES
for the week of June 2,2015:

Florence + the Machine: HB3

Florence + the Machine: HB3

Florence + the Machine: HB3
How Big How Blue How Beautiful Produced by Markus Dravs (Björk, Arcade Fire, Coldplay) with contributions from Paul Epworth, Kid Harpoon and John Hill, the third album by Florence + the Machine is live-sounding, tune-rich, unhinged in all the right places and powerful in all the best ways. In voice and, ultimately, outlook Florence has never sounded better.


 

Willie Nelson + Merle Haggard: Django and Jimmie

Willie Nelson + Merle Haggard: Django and Jimmie

Willie Nelson + Merle Haggard: Django and Jimmie
Helmed by Nelson’s longtime producer, collaborator and friend Buddy Cannon, Django and Jimmie premieres 14 brand-new studio recordings including: “Django and Jimmie,” a dual tribute to jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt and Jimmie Rodgers, country music’s mythic “Singing Brakeman”; the reflective and meditative “Live This Long”; “Missing Ol’ Johnny Cash,” an homage to country music’s original Man in Black featuring guest vocals from Bobby Bare; a sublime interpretation of Bob Dylan’s “Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright”; and the future outlaw country classic “Unfair Weather Friend,” written by rising songsmiths Marla Cannon-Goodman (Buddy Cannon’s daughter) and Ward Davis. A legendary country music producer and songwriter in his own right, Buddy helped pen five of the album’s tracks. Among the 14 essential recordings on Django and Jimmie, Nelson and Haggard each pay musical tribute to the other through heartfelt solo performances: Willie singing Merle’s “Somewhere Between” and Merle covering Willie’s “Family Bible.”.


 

Dawes: All Your Favorite Bands

Dawes: All Your Favorite Bands

Dawes: All Your Favorite Bands
2015 album by the Los Angeles-based outfit. All Your Favorite Bands, produced by David Rawlings, is Dawes’ fourth studio album. Dawes has been lumped into genres such as folk-rock and Americana yet they belong to no specific musical trend. Like The Byrds, Jackson Browne, The Eagles, Warren Zevon, Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills & Nash, the melting-pot that is California has informed their sound and created something that rises above any musical movement. Like Wilco, The Jayhawks and other like-minded bands, Dawes do not let labels define them. Dawes is composed of brothers Taylor (guitars and vocals) and Griffin Goldsmith (drums), along with Wylie Gelber (bass) and Tay Strathairn (keyboards).

Melody Gardot: Currency of Man

Melody Gardot: Currency of Man

Melody Gardot: Currency of Man
Highly anticipated 2015 release. Currency of Man is an intensely creative milestone, transcending musical distinctions of jazz, blues and R&B, to offer a stirring social and musical statement. On the album, Melody joins forces again with Grammy Award-winning producer Larry Klein. This striking musical partnership saw their last collaboration, 2009’s My One and Only Thrill, sell over 1.5 million copies, and produce songs that have become modern classics. Currency of Man marks a substantial leap forward indeed, as we see Gardot take her gift for songwriting in a completely different direction to her last record, the critically acclaimed release The Absence.


 

Jamie xx: In Colour

Jamie xx: In Colour

Jamie xx: In Colour
The eleven track LP includes previous releases ‘Girl’ and ‘Sleep Sound’ as well as forthcoming single ‘Loud Places, ‘ which features vocals from Romy Madley Croft. The release of In Colour comes on the back of an incredible six year creative period for Jamie xx, which has seen him alternate effortlessly between his role as founding member and producer of The xx, and creator of more electronic and club orientated music as Jamie xx. A string of acclaimed productions in recent years including debut solo single ‘Far Nearer, ‘ remixes for the likes of Adele, Radiohead and Florence & The Machine, production work for Drake and Alicia Keys plus We’re New Here – Jamie’s seminal reworking of Gil Scott-Heron’s final studio album – hinted at what was to come. With In Colour – a bold, celebratory, emotional record that features collaborations with The xx band mates Romy Madley Croft (‘Seesaw’ and ‘Loud Places’) and Oliver Sim (‘Stranger In A Room’), Young Thug and Popcaan (‘Good Times’) and Four Tet (‘Seesaw’) – Jamie delivers his definitive artistic statement.


Some BLASTS FROM THE PAST:

Indigo Girls !

Indigo Girls !

Simply Red !!

Simply Red !!

Barenaked Ladies !!!

Barenaked Ladies !!!

The Darkness !!!!

The Darkness !!!!

 

But Wait, There’s More:

Sun Kil Moon

Sun Kil Moon

Major Lazer

Major Lazer

 

Queen Latifah is Bessie !

Queen Latifah is Bessie !

Tom Russell

Tom Russell

Tommy: a Bluegrass Opry !!

Tommy: a Bluegrass Opry !!

Queen Latifah is Bessie !  

New Tom Russell and…… Tommy: a Bluegrass Opry !!


 

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New Release Hour with Brian & Doug

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

Doug Jayne and Brian Griffith
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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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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 KSRO and KRCB, Petaluma Vice Mayor Gabe Kearney, Gabe Meline from KQED, Blair Hardman from Zone Recording and more!
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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WHAT: KRCB Concerts in the Garden at Chroma Gallery, a benefit for KRCB North Bay Public Media
WHO: Featuring Music by Jeffrey Halford & The Healers
WHEN: Saturday June 20, 4-6pm. Gates open at 3pm
WHERE: 312 South A Street, Santa Rosa in the South A Arts District – SOFA
Enjoy wonderful musical entertainment and help support KRCB: your local public radio and TV station.
Jeffrey Halford & the Healers will get things rockin’ with a LIVE performance in the garden yard at Chroma Gallery, next to Art Alley in Santa Rosa.
Check out Jeffrey’s Music: http://jeffreyhalford.com/
Purchase Lagunitas Beers and Rodney Strong Wines, along with delicious food from TBA Food Truck.
Mingle and meet KRCB staff, musicians, and enjoy the fine art at Chroma Gallery and all the other art studios and galleries in the SOFA Arts District. Chroma Gallery features local and international artists, exquisite pottery and jewelry.
Suggested donation $10 general, $5 kids and seniors.
A portion of the proceeds benefit KRCB FM Radio 91.
BRING A CHAIR.


 

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This train is bound for glory, this train.
This train is bound for glory, this train.
This train is bound for glory,
Don’t carry nothing but the righteous and the holy.
This train is bound for glory, this train.
~New Words and Music Adaptation by Woody Guthrie

See you on the Square!

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NEW Releases for the week of May 26, 2015 / Congratulations Dubs and Fans

Four More Wins and they are CHAMPS(champs!)
Go DUBS !
Go Dubs


NEW RELEASES
for the week of May 26,2015:

Eilen Jewell: Sundown Over Ghost Town

Eilen Jewell: Sundown Over Ghost Town

Eilen Jewell: Sundown Over Ghost Town

Honesty, confidence, and respect permeate Eilen Jewell’s music, dating back to her self released Boundary County album in 2006. Since then, the Boise native has recorded five studio albums for Signature Sounds with her road-tested touring band, and two more as a member of the Boston-based gospel-charged Sacred Shakers, which includes that well-oiled band at it’s core. As hard as it is to categorize Jewell’s music – terms like alt-country, roots-rock, countrynoir, and Americana get used a lot – it’s even harder not to become thoroughly enraptured by the singer/songwriter’s powerful versatility, musical stories, and images. And that gorgeous voice makes you feel like she’s singing just for you, out on the breezy back porch or by a crackling campfire. She does so much, so well. Sundown Over Ghost Town’s twelve original songs reflect on recent changes in Jewell’s life including the birth of her first child and returning to her hometown of Boise, Idaho. The music has a western feel evoking wide open spaces with the generous use of pedal steel and organ.


 

Allen Stone : Radius

Allen Stone : Radius

Allen Stone : Radius

Allen Stone’s world has expanded dramatically since he issued his self-titled album in 2011. The then-unsigned artist begun appearing on shows like Conan and Jimmy Kimmel Live, USA Today hailed him as a “pitch-perfect powerhouse” and The New York Times’ Jon Pareles likened his socially conscious music to that of Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and Bill Withers.


 

Remembering Mountains: Unheard Songs of Karen Dalton

Remembering Mountains: Unheard Songs of Karen Dalton

Remembering Mountains: Unheard Songs of Karen Dalton

Karen Dalton (1937-1993) recorded two studio albums during her lifetime, neither of which contained any songs she wrote. By the good graces of legendary guitarist Peter Walker, who oversees Karen’s estate, we are gifted with these lost lyrics, now given voice by other great women of song. Featured artists include Sharon Van Etten, Patty Griffin, Lucinda Williams, Marissa Nadler, Isobel Campbell and others.


 

Victor Wainwright and the WildRoots: Boomtown

Victor Wainwright and the WildRoots: Boomtown

Victor Wainwright and the WildRoots: Boomtown

The first release under the pact from Victor Wainwright and the WildRoots, entitled Boom Town, is scheduled to be released in late May. The CD was recorded in Edgewater, Florida and produced by Stephen Dees, who wrote much of the material on the album and is also the WildRoots bassist. Dees is a highly respected session player whose credits include playing with Hall and Oates, Pat Travers, and Todd Rundgren. Said Victor, “We’ve always prided ourselves on excellent songwriting, musicianship and production, but on “Boom Town” we’ve also captured the energy and edge of our live shows. Although the concept of sin and salvation has been done before, this is our own personal statement, a story of Southern life, faith, redemption, and the challenges that we all face. The unique and edgy sound fits the purpose and storytelling to a T and lifts the whole record up to another level.


NEW JAZZ:

Terence Blanchard

Terence Blanchard

Kenny Barron (coming to HJF!)

Kenny Barron (coming to HJF!)

Branford Marsalis

Branford Marsalis

The Bad Plus Joshua Redman

The Bad Plus Joshua Redman


And reissued on CD and Vinyl, Ryan Adams best since The Summer of 69: Heartbreaker:

Ryan Adams: Heartbreaker

Ryan Adams: Heartbreaker

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New Release Hour with Brian & Doug

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

KRCB-FM New Release Hour

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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Needle Droppings with Doug Jayne

Needle Droppings with Doug Jayne

TUNE IN, TURN ON, AND DROP… THE NEEDLE!

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 KSRO and KRCB, Petaluma Vice Mayor Gabe Kearney, Gabe Meline from KQED, Blair Hardman from Zone Recording and more!
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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WHAT: KRCB Concerts in the Garden at Chroma Gallery, a benefit for KRCB North Bay Public Media
WHO: Featuring Music by Jeffrey Halford & The Healers
WHEN: Saturday June 20, 4-6pm. Gates open at 3pm
WHERE: 312 South A Street, Santa Rosa in the South A Arts District – SOFA
Enjoy wonderful musical entertainment and help support KRCB: your local public radio and TV station.
Jeffrey Halford & the Healers will get things rockin’ with a LIVE performance in the garden yard at Chroma Gallery, next to Art Alley in Santa Rosa.
Check out Jeffrey’s Music: http://jeffreyhalford.com/
Purchase Lagunitas Beers and Rodney Strong Wines, along with delicious food from TBA Food Truck.
Mingle and meet KRCB staff, musicians, and enjoy the fine art at Chroma Gallery and all the other art studios and galleries in the SOFA Arts District. Chroma Gallery features local and international artists, exquisite pottery and jewelry.
Suggested donation $10 general, $5 kids and seniors.
A portion of the proceeds benefit KRCB FM Radio 91.
BRING A CHAIR.

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I can get better. I haven’t reached my ceiling yet on how well I can shoot the basketball..”
~Steph Curry

See you on the Avenue!

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