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New Releases February 17, 2017

Alison Krauss: Windy City
Windy City is a beautifully curated collection of classic songs produced by Nashville Veteran Buddy Cannon. While they span different eras and musical genres, there is a unifying sensibility. Some of the songs are familiar like ‘Gentle On My Mind’, a signature song of Glen Campbell s, and ‘You Don t Know Me’ which was a hit for Eddy Arnold and Ray Charles. Others were lesser known, like Willie Nelson’s ‘I Never Cared For You’ and ‘All Alone Am I’, originally recorded by Brenda Lee.
Ryan Adams: Prisoner
the 16th solo album from the singer/songwriter. Prisoner is Ryan Adams’ first original studio album since 2014’s selft-titled release. Includes “Do You Still Love Me, ” “To Be Without You,” and “Doomsday.” Ryan is best known for his prolific solo career and as a former member of alternative country band Whiskeytown, with whom he recorded three studio albums. In addition to his own material, Adams has also produced albums for Willie Nelson, Jesse Malin, Jenny Lewis, and Fall Out Boy, and has collaborated with Counting Crows, Weezer, Norah Jones, America, Minnie Driver, Cowboy Junkies, Leona Naess, Toots and the Maytals, Beth Orton and Krista Polvere. He has written Infinity Blues, a book of poems, and Hello Sunshine, a collection of poems and short stories.

 

Son Volt: Notes of Blue
Led by the songwriting and vocals of Jay Farrar, Son Volt was one of the most instrumental and influential bands in launching the alt. Country movement of the 1990’s. A movement that was the precursor to what is now widely referred to as Americana. The 10 songs on Notes Of Blue are inspired by the spirit of the blues, but not the standard blues as most know it. The unique and haunting tunings of Mississippi Fred McDowell, Skip James and Nick Drake were all points of exploration for Farrar for this collection. The album opens with the country soul of “Promise The World”, followed by “Back Against The Wall”, a song that could stand alongside the great Son Volt songs of their early albums. Farrar possesses one of the most distinctive voices in roots, rock, country or any genre. He exudes a soulful longing combined with a wise-beyond-his-years command that is as arresting and compelling as ever. As a songwriter, Farrar’s depth and poetic penchant has been the foundation of a thoughtful, deep and intelligent body of work. Both attributes are on full display on Notes Of Blue, as he touches on themes of redemption and the common struggle, both of which are at the core of the blues. Whether you call it alt. Country, Americana, roots rock, insurgent country or just good ol’ rock ‘n’ roll, musical trends appear and disappear on regular basis. Notes Of Blue is a testament to the legacy of inspiration and creative spirit that Jay Farrar and Son Volt continue to uphold.

Hanni El Khatib: Savage Times
Hanni El Khatib’s first idea for his Savage Times project was to do something he’d never done before. Instead, he ended up doing… well, everything he’d never done before. He’d be playing new instruments, writing in unfamiliar new ways, opening himself up to an unrelenting stream of ideas and dedicating himself totally to pure musical instinct. And the result? 19 best-of-the-sessions songs. Originally, he’d hoped to explode the lingering idea that he was simply a blues-rock guitar player, but that’s why Savage Times touches on everything from garage rock to punk to disco, hip-hop and even some unexpected solo-guitar self-portraiture. But on the way, he also exploded his own idea of what he could do – even maybe who he was, or would be. Savage Times was an experiment as well as an experience, that touched on some of the most personal, social and political elements to date.

Nikki Lane: Highway Queen
the third album from singer/songwriter Nikki Lane. Highway Queen sees the young Nashville rebel emerge as one of country and rock’s most gifted songwriters. Produced by Lane and fellow singer-songwriter Jonathan Tyler, and recorded in Denton, Texas and Nashville, Tennessee, Highway Queen is an emotional tour-de-force. Blending potent lyrics, unbridled blues guitars and vintage ’60s country-pop swagger, Lane’s new music will resonate as easily with Black Keys and Lana Del Rey fans as those of Neil Young and Tom Petty. Highway Queen starts with the whiskey-soaked restlessness of “700,000 Rednecks,” a rowdy call to action, and ends on the profoundly raw “Forever Lasts Forever,” where Lane belts freely, mourning a failed marriage – the “lighter shade of skin” left behind from her wedding ring. Lane’s journey to heartbreak takes exquisite turns. “Companion” is pure Everly Brothers’ dreaminess (“I would spend a lifetime/ Playing catch you if I can”). Elsewhere, she goes on a Vegas bender on the rollicking “Jackpot,” fights last-call blues (“Foolish Heart”) and tosses off brazen one-liners at a backroom piano (“Big Mouth”).

Otis Taylor: Fantasizing About Being Black
Blues music visionary Otis Taylor reflects on the African American experience in a timely release on the Trance Blues Festival label. Fantasizing About Being Black is Otis Taylor s poetic musical exploration from the voyages of slave ships to the Mississippi Delta with a raw and haunting multi-instrumental blend that reveals the connection of history to modern day events; features musical guests Jerry Douglas, Brandon Niederauer and Ron Miles.

Robert Randolph & the Family Band: Got Soul
Pedal-steel virtuoso Robert Randolph returns with Got Soul. The album reaffirms that Randolph and his Family Band have truly evolved into one of the most exciting and innovative outfits in contemporary music. Got Soul takes stock of Randolph’s past as a church musician as it pushes the band forward into new places. There is no shortage of originality on the album with songs that run the gamut from gospel numbers to deep, funky grooves to incendiary rock-and-soul jams. The hauntingly exquisite “Heaven’s Calling” features Randolph on solo steel while guest vocalists Darius Rucker and Anthony Hamilton lend their golden voices to “Love Do What It Do” and “She Got Soul” respectively. “I Thank You,” the 60s Sam & Dave R&B smash, is completely re-imagined in the hands of the Family Band and Snarky Puppy’s very on Cory Henry.

Robbie Krieger: In Session
New collection containing rare studio sessions from one of the boldest rock guitarists of all-time, The Doors’ Robby Krieger! Features an incredible roster of guest appearances including Jackson Browne, Hawkwind’s Nik Turner, Asia’s John Wetton, Styx’s Tommy Shaw, Start Trek’s William Shatner and others. Includes exclusive mixes plus a bonus live track that has never been released on CD before.


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KRCB PICK OF THE WEEK : Chuck Prophet: Bobby Fuller Died For Your Sins


NEW RELEASES February 10, 2017:

Chuck Prophet: Bobby Fuller Died For Your Sins
Chuck Prophet describes his new disc BOBBY FULLER DIED FOR YOUR SINS as California Noir. The state has always represented the Golden Dream, and it’s the tension between romance and reality that lurks underneath the surface in all noir films and paperbacks, and that connects these songs. Doomed love, inconsolable loneliness, rags to riches to rags again, and fast-paced violence are always on the menu on the Left Coast. Featuring “A Bad Year for Rock and Roll,” an ode to all of the great artists we lost in 2016 and a bunch of other Chuck Prophet (soon to be) classics.

Tinariwen: Elwan
For the last five years, Tinariwen have been busy criss-crossing the globe bringing their triumphant tours to all five continents and expanding their audience. During this time their beloved homeland in the Adrar des Ifoghas, a Saharan mountain range that straddles the border between north-eastern Mali and southern Algeria has, in effect, been transformed into a conflict zone, a place where nobody can venture without putting themselves in danger. These conflicts have forced the band into exile to record their eighth album, Elwan. A few friends dropped in during the sessions to add some magic to a few tracks including, Kurt Vile (electric guitar), Mark Lanegan (vocals on ‘Nànnuflày’), Matt Sweeney (electric guitar) and producer/guitarist, Alain Johannes (Cigarbox guitar). Sessions were also recorded in Morocco, where the band was accompanied by local musicians, in a land where they are considered musical legends.

Black Joe Lewis: Backlash
the fourth studio album from Austin’s Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears. On Backlash, the band with a return to their celebrated take on classic soul and punked up R&B. “Party-driven, groove-worthy new songs” – Buzzbands LA. “Joe rivals the likes of BB King with his raspy tenor, melting over the thick, full-bodied guitar riffs and constant crashing of cymbals and toms. This joint is the perfect treat to entice fans” – Afropunk. While working at a pawn shop in Austin, Joe Lewis first picked up the guitar. Shortly thereafter, Joe Lewis immersed himself in the local Red River blues/garage scene, recording and performing with Austin luminaries such as the Weary Boys and Walter Daniels. Black Joe Lewis and The Honeybears formed in Austin, Texas in 2007. In March 2009, Esquire listed Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears as one of the Ten Bands Set to Break Out at 2009’s SXSW Festival.

Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio
Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio is an exciting new project from one of the most recognized and beloved roots music figures in the world. A blues and Southern Rock legend, as well as a 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Elvin was a founding member of the seminal Paul Butterfield Blues Band, and later part of Capricorn Records’ famous stable of Southern Rock masters, writing and performing the Top 10 hit “Fooled Around And Fell In Love.”

Rhiannon Giddens: Factory Girl
The sessions for the album and EP took place in Los Angeles and Nashville, with a multi-generational group of players assembled by Burnett. Musicians on Factory Girl include Burnett; fiddle player Gabe Witcher and double bassist Paul Kowert of label-mates Punch Brothers; percussionist Jack Ashford of Motown’s renowned Funk Brothers; drummer Jay Bellerose; guitarist Colin Linden; veteran Nashville session bassist Dennis Crouch; and Giddens’s Carolina Chocolate Drops touring band-mates, multi-instrumentalist Hubby Jenkins and beat-boxer Adam Matta. Giddens tours with her bandmates from Carolina Chocolate Drops-Jenkins, cellist Malcolm Parson, and multi-instrumentalist Rowan Corbett-augmented by drummer Jamie Dick and bassist Jason Sypher.

Jesca Hoop: Memories Are Now
Jesca Hoop wastes no time in making clear it’s confidence, confrontation, and craftsmanship. The stark and reverberant title track opens the album with “a fighting spirit,” says Hoop, serving as an anthem to push through any obstacle and put forth your very best work. And she has unequivocally done that here, with an album of stunningly original songs-minimalist yet brimming with energy, emerging from a wealth of life experience, great emotional depth, and years of honing the craft of singing. As riveting as it is reflective, the album, produced by Blake Mills (Fiona Apple, Alabama Shakes), is a fresh debut of sorts for Hoop, as the first of her solo records made outside of Tony Berg’s Zeitgeist Studios where she and Mills were mentored. Says Hoop, “Blake is so utterly musical and emotionally intelligent in his expression. I wanted to see what we could do, just he and I out from under Tony’s wing.” Mills pushed her to strip away layers, keeping it as close to the live experience as possible, using whole live takes and working very quickly. “It’s still covered in embryonic fluid, for lack of a better way to put it,” says Hoop.

Lupe Fiasco: Drogas Light
A decade after Lupe Fiasco exploded onto the hip-hop scene with his seminal 2006 debut Food & Liquor, the Chicago native is closing the chapter on his career with his most visualized projects yet. The independent rapper, who parted ways with his former label Atlantic Records following the release of 2015’s Tetsuo & Youth, hits his creative peak with the first in a a trilogy of albums. If anything, Drogas Light is a testament to Fiasco’s artistic growth throughout the years. The 14-track album is free of restraint, and daring by his standards: the sonic and storytelling palettes are vast and diverse, more so than ever before, traipsing genre and style with ease and touting songs to soundtrack everything from a night at the club to a quiet listen on headphones. Where Tetsuo & Youth leaned into more experimental pastures, Drogas Light is the embodiment of a musician whose foray beyond the boundaries of hip-hop feels increasingly natural, a glimpse into the genius that will be Fiasco’s legacy as he inevitably walks away from the spotlight.

The Sadies: Northern Passages
Recorded in the basement of Dallas and Travis’ parents’ home north of Toronto over the winter of 2015, the familiar surroundings and lack of distractions resulted in a consistent feel, despite the eclecticism at the heart of The Sadies sound. The psych-folk flourishes on tracks such as “Riverview Fog” are no mere homage; this is the sound of our inscrutable world, and how we manage to survive in it. Kurt Vile appears on “Easy (Like Walking).” The Sadies are a band that fans cling to like a closely guarded secret, with each new release fulfilling the promise to reach further, for all of our sakes, not just their own. With Northern Passages, the time has come to make room for more on this wild acid-folk-country-punk trip, and trust me, we’ll be better off because of it.

Thievery Corporation: The Temple of I & I
the tenth studio album from Washington DC duo Thievery Corporation. The 15 tracks, recorded on location in Port Antonio JA, finds the duo deftly blending their signature style with the classic dub, dance hall, and roots vibes that have inspired them over an illustrious 20-year career. Featuring vocals from Mr Lif, Racquel Jones, Lou Lou Ghelichkhani, Shana Halligan, Puma and others. Thievery Corporation was formed in the summer of 1995 at Washington D.C.’s Eighteenth Street Lounge. Rob Garza and Lounge co-owner Eric Hilton were drawn together over their mutual love of club life, as well as dub, bossa nova and jazz records. The duo has publicly stated their fondness of the Brazilian culture in interviews and liner notes of their releases, especially of the 1960s Bossa Nova music movement.

Best of Old Crow Medicine Show
Two-time Grammy Award winners and Grand Ole Opry members Old Crow Medicine Show release Best Of, which features 12 of the most memorable and beloved songs from O.C.M.S. (2004), Big Iron World (2006), Tennessee Pusher (2008) – as well as two previously unreleased tracks: “Black Haired Quebecoise” and “Heart Up In The Sky.” The Best Of features “Wagon Wheel” along with other live show fan favorites like “Tell It To Me,” “Down Home Girl,” “CC Rider” and “I Hear Them All.” The two previously unreleased tracks, “Black Haired Quebecoise” and “Heart Up in the Sky” were recorded in 2006 while the band was making Big Iron World.

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FREE LIVE MUSIC The Down House Tape Release

The Down House “Our Mess” Tape release show!
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February 25 3PM



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New David Luning CD + Oddjob Ensemble = Good Times

A few years back, my pals from the band Old Jawbone asked me to play a couple of songs at a Bob Dylan tribute concert at Hopmonk, Sebastopol.
I dusted off my version of “Hazel”, a fairly obscure song from the Planet Waves album. I have this policy, actually more of a superstition, that it’s better for me to perform lesser known songs, rather than ones people have heard a hundred times.
Also on the bill was a young fella named David Luning. I knew about him from my friend Paulette (David’s Aunt) , so David and I chatted it up before the show.
I asked him what Bob Dylan song he was going to play. “Just Like a Woman”, he replied.
“Great song” I say, but I worried to myself that a misfire would leave the audience wanting to hear Bob’s version.
When David’s turn came, he sat at his piano and absolutely nailed “Just Like a Woman”, singing it like it had been in his repertoire for years.
A classic song reimagined, and made to sound like his own. Boom.

Today, David’s new CD, Restless has dropped. It’s his sophomore release, but his first on Blue Rose Music, a philanthropic record label that exists to promote the arts, and support good causes. The new album is produced by Karl Derfler, an extremely talented recording engineer who is the go-to soundman to HUGElarge and Tom Waits. David’s band is so good, and the songs are so well crafted- I suggest that you buy one today. From us!.
Then take it to Petaluma on Saturday night and have it autographed.
David Luning & Band CD Release Party is Saturday Feb 4 at 8pm at The Mystic Theater


Other New Releases for February 3, 2017 :

Beth Hart: Fire on the Floor
Beth Hart is on fire. Right now, the Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter is riding a creative tidal wave, firing out acclaimed albums, hooking up with the biggest names in music and rocking the house each night with that celebrated burnt-honey voice. In 2016, the headline news is Fire On The Floor: a release that even this fiercely self-critical artist describes as “pretty frickin’ good”. Fire On The Floor is sure to build on her breakneck momentum. As the singer explains, this latest record gave her an emotional release following the bitter-sweet sessions for Better Than Home. If there’s a theme that ties these 12 songs together, it’s a sense of escapism following the hardest of times. “We were still in the mixing stages for that album and I knew I had to make another record. Making Better Than Home was so painful, because one of the producers, Michael Stevens, was dying of cancer. It was a very emotional record to write and to make. I wanted the songs for Fire On The Floor to get born real quick.” Beth Hart Fun Fact: She was a winner on Ed McMahon’s Star Search. Hi-Oh!

Surfer Blood: Snowdonia
SURFER BLOOD are a young indie-rock band, and their fourth album, Snowdonia, is their most ambitious effort yet. Overcoming adversity, the band has artistically grown and thrived. Following the departure of bassist Kevin Williams and guitarist Thomas Fekete (tragically lost to cancer in May), singer/guitarist John Paul Pitts and drummer Tyler Schwarz have rebuilt a talented lineup with guitarist Michael McCleary and bassist Lindsey Mills, all four alumni of the same high school in West Palm Beach, Florida. Pitts wrote specifically with the new band’s talents in mind: “When I was writing I was thinking more about background vocals and harmonies. Lindsey and Michael are great singers, and I really wanted that to show in the songs. There are layers of vocals on almost every track, and the call-and-response parts between Lindsey and I are something totally new.” Along with plenty of Surfer Blood’s signature hooks, the band concocted some epic and more complex songs with enormous attention to sonic detail. Pitts wrote and mixed the album alone, for the first time since their debut Astro Coast. The immediacy is intoxicating and the musical and lyrical results are fantastic. Surfer Blood get better and better with each album, and we’re sure they’ll be making great records for years to come.

Wyclef Jean: J’ouvert
J’ouvert is a precursor to Wyclef’s forthcoming full length album aptly titled Carnival III: Road To Clefication dropping on the 20th anniversary of Wyclef’s critically acclaimed debut The Carnival. Wyclef is known for his wealth of musical influences from jazz to classic rock to reggae. With his critically acclaimed, Grammy nominated debut The Carnival, he launched himself as a producer and solo artist whose work drew from elements of pop, country, folk, disco, Latin, and electronic music. As a solo artist, Wyclef Jean has released six albums that have sold nearly nine million copies worldwide, including 1997’s The Carnival and 2000’s The Ecleftic: 2 Sides II a Book.

LeAnn Rimes: Remnants
the 16th studio album from the world-renowned vocal powerhouse, internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter and the artist who debuted as the youngest Grammy-award recipient of all time. At a young 33 years old, LeAnn, is already a global phenomenon with over 44 million albums sold worldwide, two Grammy Awards, 12 Billboard Music Awards, two World Music Awards, three Academy of Country Music Awards, one Country Music Association Award and one Dove Award. On Remnants, LeAnn reaches back into her Mississippi-born soul and truthfully delivers piece-by-piece who she is now as a woman: a wife, a stepmother, a daughter, a friend, an artist, a songwriter and a survivor

Ralph Towner: My Foolish Heart
12 songs played solo on classical nylon string, and 12 string guitar from legendary jazz guitarist.

Judas Priest: Turbo 30
Digitally remastered and expanded triple CD edition of the metal band’s 10th studio album, released to coincide with the album’s 30th Anniversary. Includes two bonus discs that feature the audio from the show Live At The Kemper Arena, Kansas City. Turbo is the 1986 studio album by Judas Priest, recorded in June – November 1985 at Compass Point Studios in Nassau, Bahamas and mixed in January and February 1986, at Record Plant Studios in Los Angeles, California. Turbo was first released by Columbia on 14 April 1986. The album marked the band’s first use of guitar synthesizers. Turbo was an instant commercial success. The album reached #33 in the UK and #17 on Billboard 200, marking the apex of Priest’s commercial success and being the band´s highest chart position until 2005´s Angel of Retribution.

Black Sabbath: The Ultimate Collection 2 CD set
The Ultimate Collection is curated in conjunction with the band. The 31-track collection features the Black Sabbath’s classic songs including ‘Paranoid’, ‘Iron Man’, ‘War Pigs’, ‘N.I.B’. and ‘The Wizard’ as well as choice cuts from their classic albums. Black Sabbath formed in Birmingham in 1968, by guitarist and main songwriter Tony Iommi, bassist and main lyricist Geezer Butler, singer Ozzy Osbourne, and drummer Bill Ward. The band has since experienced multiple line-up changes, with guitarist Iommi being the only constant presence in the band through the years. Originally formed as a blues rock band, the group soon adopted the Black Sabbath moniker and began incorporating occult themes with horror-inspired lyrics and tuned-down guitars. Despite an association with these two themes, Black Sabbath also composed songs dealing with social instability, political corruption, the dangers of drug abuse and apocalyptic prophecies of the horrors of war.


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Saturday February 18 at 2:05pm
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Deconstructing Sgt. Pepper

Tuesday February 21 at 1pm and 7pm
Rialto Cinemas


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New Releases for January 27, 2017 include:

Sleater-Kinney: LIVE in Paris
Live in Paris is the first official record of Sleater-Kinney’s famously blistering stage performance. The 13 track album, which features Carrie Brownstein, Corin Tucker, Janet Weiss, and touring member Katie Harkin, was captured on March 20th, 2015 at the Paris’s historic La Cigale venue, during the band’s sold-out, international tour in support of their acclaimed eighth album, 2015’s No Cities to Love. Live in Paris includes songs from nearly every Sleater-Kinney album, including No Cities to Love, The Woods, One Beat, The Hot Rock, Dig Me Out, and Call the Doctor. The recording was mixed by John Goodmanson at Avast and mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound.

Delbert McClinton: Prick of the Litter
Multi-Grammy Award winning artist Delbert McClinton is at the top of his game with his 19th studio album, Prick Of The Litter. This offering captures the balance of soulful energy and restraint that the legendary performer has been delivering in his live performances for decades. On Prick of the Litter, Delbert incorporates a variety of styles, blending his signature rhythm and blues sound with a newer jazz-influence inspired by Johnny Mercer, Nat King Cole and other legendary crooners. Prick Of The Litter was recorded with the support of McClinton’s working band, Self- Made Men who include Bob Britt (guitar), Kevin McKendree (keyboards), Mike Joyce (bass), Jack Bruno (drums) and Quentin Ware (trumpet). The chemistry of this group of musicians, the best band he’s ever had according to McClinton is on full display on this album.

Tift Merritt: Stitch of the World
from the acclaimed singer/songwriter. Stitch Of The World, Tift Merritt’s sixth studio album, was written on a friend’s farm in Marfa, Texas, at Merritt’s California cabin, and in New York City in the wake of several major changes in her life. The album was recorded in Los Angeles while Merritt was six months pregnant, after which she relocated to her hometown of Raleigh, North Carolina. The time since the release of Traveling Alone has also found Merritt recording and touring with Andrew Bird in his Hands of Glory, MC Taylor’s Hiss Golden Messenger, and classical pianist Simone Dinnerstein. Merritt work-shopped the songs on Stitch Of The World with longtime friend Sam Beam of Iron & Wine after bumping into him in an airport.

Ty Segall
from the prolific singer/songwriter. Ty Segall has made whole records that wrestle with realities fighting against some, pulling mightily to bring others into being. Of late, he s thrown up his hands and donned clown shoes, dancing merrily in the dual role of oppressed/oppressor! His hands aren’t any more or less dirty than anyone else’s but amidst the thunder and the chaos of the ongoing storm, he’s looking for the eye within. This self-titled record is a clean flow, a wash of transparency falling into a world that needs to see a few things through clearly, to their logical end. It’s got some of the most lobe-blasting neckwork since the Ty Segall Band’s Slaughterhouse (from way back in the long, hot summer of 2012), but it also features a steep flight of fluent acoustic settings, as Ty s new songs range around in their search for freedom without exorcism, flying the dark colors high up the pole in an act of simple self-reclamation. All he wants is some truth! The construction and destruction of his chosen realities has, until now, been a luxury Ty has rightfully reserved for himself, striping overdubs together to form the sound but for this new album, he entered a studio backed by a full band Emmett Kelly, Mikal Cronin, Charles Moothart and Ben Boye to get a read on this so-called clarity. This leads to a new departure in group sound, as well as some of the most visceral and penetrating vocal passages yet heard from Ty Segall.

Japandroids: Near To The Wild Heart Of Life
Canadian duo. Japandroids consists of Brian King and David Prowse. Their third album, Near To The Wild Heart Of Life, was written clandestinely throughout 2014 and 2015 in Vancouver, Toronto, New Orleans, and Mexico City. It was (mostly) recorded at Rain City Recorders in Vancouver, BC with one song, “True Love And A Free Life Of Free Will”, recorded at Golden Ratio in Montreal, QC. The title, Near To The Wild Heart Of Life, comes from a passage in the novel A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man by James Joyce: “He was alone. He was unheeded, happy, and near to the wild heart of life.” Like their prior albums Post-Nothing and Celebration Rock, the album features eight songs. This is because eight songs is the standard template for a great rock n roll album. Like Post-Nothing and Celebration Rock, the album was sequenced specifically for the LP. On Near To The Wild Heart Of Life, side A (songs 1-4) and side B (songs 5-7) each follow their own loose narrative. Taken together as one, they form an even looser narrative, with the final song on side B (song 8) acting as an epilogue. If Celebration Rock was the culmination of something, then Near To The Wild Heart Of Life can be considered the beginning of something else.

Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau
Two CD set. 2017 release. Nonesuch Records labelmates mandolinist/singer Chris Thile and pianist Brad Mehldau, longtime admirers of each other’s work, first toured as a duo in 2013. At the end of 2015, they played a two-night stand at New York City’s Bowery Ballroom before going into the studio to record Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau, a mix of covers and original songs. The two musicians first performed together in September 2011 as part of Mehldau’s residency at London’s Wigmore Hall. The Guardian said of that performance, “Mehldau struck up his signature rocking chord vamp over which lightly struck motifs swell to sensuous extended melodies. Thile kept cajoling him with percussive snaps, flying runs, and chords strummed fast enough to sound as seamless as a purring strings section, inducing Mehldau… to bat back the playful provocation with stinging rejoinders.”

Train: A Girl, A Bottle, A Boat
Train’s first album without lead guitarist and founding member Jimmy Stafford. Although he is not on the new album, he is currently still partially involved with the band, as he continues to play with them at some live performances and events. It marks the band’s first new music since their 2014 album Bulletproof Picasso. The album’s first single “Play That Song” borrows the central melody from the 1938 single “Heart and Soul” by Howard Hoagland “Hoagy” Carmichael.

Kreator: Gods of Violence
from the German thrash metal veterans. Since 1985, Kreator has released 13 full-length releases and established themselves as one of the pioneers of the genre coming out of Europe. The band’s previous release, Phantom Antichrist (2012), has become one of their best-selling releases in North America.

Cloud Nothings: Life Without Sound
Dylan Baldi maintains simple, admirable standards in quality. “A thing I like to do with all of my records is drive around with them,” the 25-year-old Cloud Nothings frontman says. “In high school, I would listen to music for hours like that: just driving through the suburbs of Cleveland. And if it sounds good to me in that context and I can think of high school me listening to it and saying, ‘That’s okay,’ I feel good about the record. This is the one that’s felt best.” “This” is Life Without Sound, the radiant, far-far-better-than okay fourth full-length his rock outfit has recorded since he began writing and releasing songs on his own under the Cloud Nothings alias in 2008. While it’s highly acclaimed predecessor-2014’s Here and Nowhere Else-came together spontaneously, in the little time that touring allowed, Life Without Sound took shape under far less frenetic circumstances.

Mark Eitzel: Hey Mr Ferryman
Hey Mr Ferryman is Eitzel’s first full studio album recorded entirely in London. It was made at 355 Studios with Mercury Prize winner Bernard Butler (ex-Suede, McAlmont & Butler), who has produced and/or recorded albums with Tricky, Ben Watt, Bert Jansch, Edwyn Collins, and more. Butler produced Hey Mr Ferryman and played all of the electric guitar, bass, and keyboard parts on the album. Hey Mr Ferryman features the vivid melodies long associated with Eitzel’s former band American Music Club-which remains a cult favorite to this day-as well as Butler’s distinctive guitar that serves to complement Eitzel’s expressive vocals. Of that voice, Pitchfork once wrote: “If Leonard Cohen’s voice is a story about the passage of time and Levon Helm’s is a story about losing what is most precious to you, Eitzel’s is about the circuitous roads we take in search of ourselves.”

Chicago II: Steven Wilson Remix
Digitally remixed – by Steven Wilson – and remastered version of this 1970 release. For the first time, a stereo remix from the 16-track multi-track tapes made it possible for Steven Wilson to bring out elements that were muffled or submerged in the mix. The result is a new stereo version of Chicago II that boasts clearness, punch and definition that it didn’t have before. Chicago II yielded some of the group’s most enduring hits, which came from Pankow’s suite “Ballet For A Girl In Buchannon,” emulating the form of the great classical composers from a pop perspective. The album peaked at #4 on the Billboard charts. With the success of Chicago II, radio went back and discovered hits on the earlier Chicago Transit Authority album.

Whitney Rose: South Texas Suite

Guy Clark: LIVE from Austin TX
New West Records is proud to reissue this superb title in the Live From Austin, TX performance series on remastered 180g double vinyl, and on CD?DVD combo. Guy Clark is the quintessential Texas songwriter, and considering the company he’s in, that’s saying a lot. That’s why this 1989 performance is a priceless treasure. It contains all the classics, from “LA freeway” and “Desperados Waiting for a Train” to “Texas Cookin'” and “Homegrown Tomatoes,” plus a wrenching version of good pal Townes Van Zandt’s “To Live Is To Fly.”

Tom Paxton: Boat in the Water


New Release Hour with Brian & Doug

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

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


GET THE KRCB APP
It’s a cool way to listen to your old buddy Doug on the radio!
Mondays – Thursdays Noon until 2 Mid Day Music
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Public Media is better than corporate media.
It just is.

Except for The Drive with Steve Jaxon.
It’s like NPR. On Acid!

TUNE IN, TURN ON, AND DROP… THE NEEDLE!
Now on 103.5-FM
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 Steve Ausburne, Juan Carlos 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!

Rebecca Ferguson was asked to sing at Pumpkin Mussolini’s Inauguration Party.
She requested that she able to sing the 1937 protest song “Strange Fruit”. Apparently the Predator in Chief found a song denouncing lynching as inappropriate. Read the story here

Step in Toby Keith who sang a lynching anthem, Beer For My Horses at the big event.
A taste of the lyrics:
“Grandpappy told my pappy, back in my day, son
A man had to answer for the wicked that he done
Take all the rope in Texas find a tall oak tree,
Round up all them bad boys hang them high in the street
For all the people to see”

I agree with Natalie Maines.
Fuck U Toby Keith


Toby Keith you are the Douchebag of the Week

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Can I get a 4 year supply of Oczy Mlody please?

New Releases in January 2017 include:

The Flaming Lips: Oczy Mlody
Produced by the band and their long-time producer Dave Fridmann, the highly anticipated album is the follow-up to THE LIPS’ globally acclaimed 2013 album, THE TERROR. On OCZY MLODY, THE LIPS return to form with an album no less experimental in nature, but perhaps more melodically song-oriented, recalling the best parts of their most critically applauded albums THE SOFT BULLETIN and the gold-certified YOSHIMI BATTLES THE PINK ROBOTS. In the words of Wayne Coyne:
“A future where Oczy Mlody is the current cool powerful party drug of choice and sleeping is the ultimate cure for everything.. sleeping for, like, 3 months.. Yeah sleeping.. So if you want to lose weight.. Ping!!You are put to sleep for 3 months and you wake up thin.. If you are addicted to drugs.. Ping!! You sleep yourself out of withdrawals and cravings and wake up sober.. Ha.. And it all takes place inside a gated community that has been made into a replicant fantasy fairy tale city where the mega-mega rich folks live and have self indulgent psycho parties (maybe I’ve been spending too much time around Miley Cyrus) where everyone takes Oczy Mlody (the drug uses your own sub-conscious memories and transports you to your perfect childhood happy mind) and everyone has sex while riding unicorns..”

Run the Jewels 3
RTJ is El-P and Killer Mike. This album serves as the follow-up to their 2014 album, Run the Jewels 2. The album features guest appearances from Danny Brown, Joi Gilliam, Trina, Boots, Tunde Adebimpe, and Kamasi Washington. It spawned three singles: “Talk to Me”, “2100” and “Legend Has It”.

Kid Cudi: Passion Pain & Demon Slayin’
Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’ is the sixth studio album by American recording artist Kid Cudi. The album was released through Republic Records and Cudi’s Wicked Awesome Records imprint. It succeeds Cudi’s alternative rock album Speedin’ Bullet 2 Heaven (2015). The album features production from Dot da Genius, Mike Dean, Mike Will Made It, Anthony Kilhoffer and Plain Pat, along with guest appearances from André Benjamin, Travis Scott, Pharrell Williams and Willow Smith. The album was preceded by the lead singles, “Frequency” and “Surfin'”.

Band of Heathens: Duende
TBOH’s fifth studio album (and eighth overall), and marks the Austin quintet’s tenth anniversary as a group. It’s an apt name for a record whose themes explore the collective search for connection and communion in a technology-fueled world increasingly splintered, distracted and lonely. As band co-founder Ed Jurdi, who first learned of the term, explains, “It’s the essence of the artist,” or as partner Gordy Quist says, “It’s a word we don’t have an equivalent for in English, artistically, that’s where we tried to set the bar, to do what this band does best.” Featuring 10 new tracks, Duende was recorded at The Texas Treefort in Austin and produced by Jim Vollentine and The Band of Heathens.

The Infamous Stringdusters: Laws of Gravity
represents a return to form for The Infamous Stringdusters, one of the most successful bands to emerge from bluegrass in recent years and one that is known for it’s incomparably tight yet improvisation-infused live shows. Over their decade together, they have won three International Bluegrass Music Association awards, earned a “Best Country Instrumental” Grammy nomination in 2011 and garnered widespread critical acclaim. Laws Of Gravity was recorded in Nashville with Billy Hume (Ludacris, Ying Yang Twins) in the co-producer’s chair. Band members Andy Hall (dobro), Andy Falco (guitar), Chris Pandolfi (banjo), Jeremy Garrett (fiddle), and Travis Book (upright bass) are showcased as writers, singers, and players on an all original set of honest songs with a fresh yet familiar bluegrass/Americana/progressive feel.

AFI: The Blood Album
the band’s 10th studio album. The album was produced by the band’s guitarist, Jade Puget, and co-produced by Matt Hyde (Deftones) and is the follow-up to 2013’s Burials, which hit Top 10 on the Billboard 200. Since the release of 1995’s debut album Answer That and Stay Fashionable, AFI has written and recorded five top ten hit singles, hit #1 on the Billboard 200, garnered worldwide critical acclaim and amassed a fiercely loyal global following whose members number in the millions. AFI (A Fire Inside)has had the same lineup since 1998: lead vocalist Davey Havok, drummer and backup vocalist Adam Carson, with bassist Hunter Burgan and guitarist Jade Puget, who both play keyboard and contribute backup vocals.

Dropkick Murphys: 11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory
After twenty years, Dropkick Murphys remain bigger than ever, having sold over six million albums worldwide. 11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory is a soundtrack to tragedy and triumph alike. On this album, the band carries on the tradition of rough and tumble storytelling – the kind of writing that never leaves fans wondering whether the band have lived what they’re singing about. A look back at childhood, a snapshot of a clueless jerk, a stop-you-in-your tracks reflection on a terrorist tragedy… There are moments of ass-kicking Celtic punk attitude, ball-busting wisecracks, tear-jerking confessions, and the kind of upbeat words of wisdom that can be chanted loud and proud across arenas and stadiums worldwide. The band continues to sell out venues around the world. They’ve played Boston’s Fenway Park and been personally invited to share the stage with everyone from Foo Fighters to Bruce Springsteen to Mumford & Sons.

Bash & Pop: Anthing Could Happen
the second album from this band led by former Replacements/Guns ‘n’ Roses member Tommy Stinson. Anything Could Happen is the long-awaited follow-up to the band’s 1992 debut, Friday Night Is Killing Me. Bash & Pop was formed in 1992 by Stinson in Minneapolis, Minnesota, following the breakup of the Replacements. It released one album before disbanding in 1994.

Norman Blake: Brushwood Songs & Stories
Returning in 2016 to Lookout Mountain, Norman Blake has again recorded all-new, original Blake material written over the past two years culminating in the 19 selections of Brushwood Song & Stories: two Instrumental rags, two spoken-word recitations, and 15 songs, two written with Nancy Blake, who also provides her sweet harmonies on five of the tracks. This recording highlights the elements displayed throughout Norman’s celebrated, multi-generational career; be it his rooted-in-tradition prolific songwriting, storytelling or his world-renowned master guitar work. Truly though, it’s the instruments themselves that Norman loves so much. Hand-selecting an admirable list of old-time instruments, Norman brought Brushwood Songs & Stories to life in vivid tones and timbre. Norman tells us that outside of the occasional contribution to a special project here and there, he feels this might be his last full-length recording.

Bonobo: Migration
Bonobo’s early records were slightly hazy and indistinct, but Migration is the most sophisticated effort of his career.
~Pitchfork

Brian Eno: Reflection
Eno’s new ambient piece readily slots along works like the dreamlike Thursday Afternoon and 2012’s stately Lux. It feels the most pensive of his ambient works, flowing across 54 unbroken minutes. If Yoko Ono married Brian Eno, she would become Yoko Ono Eno.

The xx: I See You
is marked by a tonal shift to something close to pure, crisp pop structure, adorned by unusual crescendos that echo a dextrous DJ inching their dancer toward climax without ever quite lifting the house lights. It’s lyric sheet moves from the danger and hopelessness of love to it’s deliciousness and rapture; a move into a more outward looking proposition. I See You is recognizably still The xx but is now powered by the voluble ambition of it’s three perfect counterweights to one another starting to not just realize but harness their full potential. You might even want to think of the decisive move from Joy Divi-sion to New Order here, too. When they take their plum festival slots in 2017, armed with the ten most robust songs of their career, The xx should prick the skin and touch gently the shoulder of an audience reaching to the back of the field.

The Rolling Stones in MONO
For the first time ever, all of the mono studio recordings released by The Rolling Stones in the 1960s will be available in one unique historic collection. The Rolling Stones In Mono is a 15 CD box set with original brilliantly recorded mono versions of 14 studio albums plus a new collection of single and EP tracks. The set will contain a total of 186 tracks, 56 of which have never before been heard in mono since the advent of the digital age.

SOHN: Rennen
a contemplative, understated composition built around a simple piano melody

Sepultura: Machine Messiah
Sepultura’s 14th full-length album and the first since 2013’s The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart. Class is eternal and metal is forever. The road to heavy music glory is littered with the shattered corpses of those that didn’t have the strength to complete the journey. But true masters always win through, and Sepultura have long since earned their status as legends of the metal world. In 2017, they return with more fire in their collective belly than ever before. Machine Messiah is coming… Formed in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, in 1984, Sepultura swiftly became major players in the burgeoning thrash metal underground. With a sound that was as inventive and exuberant as it was raw and primitive, the band shattered preconceptions by planting South America firmly on the metal map, as early albums like Morbid Visions, Schizophrenia and Beneath The Remains helped to shape the sound of this new, brutal strain of heavy music. Fast-forward to 2017 and Sepultura are poised to release an album that promises to once again reaffirm the band’s status as standard bearers for heavy music. Recorded with esteemed producer and engineer Jens Bogren (Opeth/Kreator/Ihsahn/Paradise Lost) manning the controls, Machine Messiah is not just the band’s 14th studio album – a remarkable enough feat in itself – but it is also quite simply the most complete and absorbing album the band have made in the Derrick Green era. Thrillingly broad in musical scope but always firmly rooted in the spirit and fire of no-nonsense heavy metal, it is clearly an album that the band have crafted with great love, passion and determination.

John Abercrombie: Up and Coming
This is a group whose collaborative capabilities have only strengthened over the years, growing deeper and more telepathic. Of the tradition while, at the same time, challenging it with a unique and instantly recognizable combination of grace-filled subtlety, rich melodism, improvisational élan, mitochondrial chemistry and a profound harmonic language, Up and Coming starts 2017 with an album that is already a strong contender for its year-end best-of lists.~ JOHN KELMAN

Grateful Dead
Digitally remastered and expanded deluxe 50th Anniversary two CD edition. Includes the original album remastered as well as the full unreleased show from P.N.E. Garden Auditorium, Vancouver, BC, Canada on July 29th, 1966. Also includes four additional tracks from the subsequent night at same venue. Rock’s longest, strangest trip, Grateful Dead, was the psychedelic era’s most beloved musical ambassadors as well as it’s most enduring survivors. They spread their message of peace, love, and mind-expansion across the globe throughout three decades. Who writes this stuff??


New Release Hour with Brian & Doug

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

Doug Jayne and Brian Griffith

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


GET THE KRCB APP
It’s a cool way to listen to your old buddy Doug on the radio!
Mondays – Thursdays Noon until 2 Mid Day Music
Alternating Saturdays 2 until 5pm Our Roots Are Showing
Public Media is better than corporate media.
It just is.

Except for The Drive with Steve Jaxon.
It’s like NPR. On Acid!


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

Now on 103.5-FM
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 Steve Ausburne, Juan Carlos 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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