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Last Record Store Newsletter: No April Fool Jokes Edition

NEW RELEASES for the week of April 1, 2016:


Weezer (White Album)

Weezer (White Album)

the alt-rock band’s 10th studio album. The first track from the highly anticipated album, “Thank God For Girls” (“insanely catchy new single”-NPR), has charted across multiple genres. Rivers Cuomo described this release as a “beach album”, based on his experiences ” hanging around the Westside of Los Angeles, with people in Venice and Santa Monica, the beach, the Hare Krishnas, the Sikh on roller blades with the guitar, girls on Tinder within a 4 mile radius, seeing other bands, the kids from La Sera.” Cuomo specifically used Tinder to meet people for song ideas. Sonically, Cuomo credited The Beach Boys as a major influence. The album’s producer, Jake Sinclair, was also “determined to return Weezer to their ’90s glory”, combining the “brashness and unpredictability of Pinkerton with the summer Beach Boys grunge pop of the Blue Album”.


 

Bombino: Azel

Bombino: Azel

After a brief 25 hour delay in Morocco on his way from Niger, Bombino arrived in Woodstock, New York to record his 2016 album at Applehead Studio with Dave Longstreth (Dirty Projectors). Longstreth proved to be a fantastic match for Bombino as this album’s producer. He has a deep respect for the Saharan music tradition and guided their sessions with a gentle but skilled hand. Fans of Bombino and Tuareg music in general will notice a few remarkable innovations on this album. The first is the introduction of a new style that Bombino is pioneering that he affectionally refers to as ‘Tuareggae’ – a sunny blend of Tuareg blues/rock with reggae one-drop and bounce. Another is the first-ever use of Western vocal harmonies in recorded Tuareg music, (due to Longstreth’s influence) which give the songs new depth and color. Finally, the band is tighter and more energetic than ever before. The result is Bombino’s best, most well-rounded, and groundbreaking album to date.


 

Robbie Fulks: Upland Stories

Robbie Fulks: Upland Stories

RF continues and – with sprinklings of pedal steel, drums, electric guitar, and keyboards – expands the sound of his last acoustic set. Fulks’s richly emotional storytelling is illuminated by his instrumental prowess and emotional voice. At 53, he is philosophically reflective, writing “with clear eyes and a full heart” (Ken Tucker, NPR). Don’t get us wrong, his wit is still as quick as his picking; but it’s reflected through the lens of fatherhood, marriage, middle age, and the literary voices he is drawn to and draws from: Flannery O’Connor, Anton Chekhov, Mary Lavin, Frank O’Connor, Javier Marias, James Agee. Three new songs-“Alabama at Night,” “America Is A Hard Religion,” and “A Miracle” – are meditations inspired by Agee’s 1936 trip to Alabama, the sojourn that fueled his furious polemic on American poverty, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men


 

Allman Brothers Band LIVE

Allman Brothers Band LIVE

 

Live From A&R Studios: New York, August 26, 1971 was initially a radio broadcast that originally aired on WPLJ. This set features the band steamrolling through a set of songs including “Statesboro Blues, ” “Trouble No More, ” “One Way Out, ” “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed” and “Hot ‘lanta.” The recording was widely bootlegged, but has been remixed from the original multi-track recording. The quality, dynamic performance and ambience encompassed herein all at once make for a quite staggering sonic experience, one that fans of this legendary act in it’s original line-up will relish alongside the groups other essential releases


 

Charles Bradley: Changes

Charles Bradley: Changes

Soul singer Charles Bradley’s star has been on the rise since the release of his widely praised 2011 debut album No Time For Dreaming, and his ascent has continued long after the release of his triumphant second album, 2013’s Victim of Love. Dubbed “The Screaming Eagle of Soul,” the singer presents his highly anticipated third album Changes. The album is named for his popular, “smoldering” (SPIN) cover of the Black Sabbath track. “I think about the lyrics very closely when I sing ‘Changes’ and get emotional,” notes Bradley. “It makes me think of my mother and the changes in my life since she passed away.” By now, Charles Bradley’s remarkable, against-all-odds rise has been well documented: how he transcended a bleak life on the streets and struggled through a series of ill-fitting jobs before finally being discovered by Daptone’s Gabriel Roth. Charles Bradley has made a name for himself as a riveting live performer. He’s taken his show to venues and festivals across the globe including Coachella, Glastonbury Festival and Primavera Sound. Bradley’s also performed on famed stages including the Apollo Theater-the same place he saw his idol James Brown perform when he was 14 years old, and the Beacon Theatre where he’s separately supported The Tedeschi Trucks Band and the Afghan Whigs.


 

 Pet Shop Boys: Super

Pet Shop Boys: Super

2016 album from the veteran electronic pop duo. Produced and mixed by Stuart Price in Los Angeles, the album was written in London and Berlin. The record features 12 new Tennant/Lowe compositions including the lead single, “The Pop Kids,” evoking the London club scene of the early ’90s. The band notes, “It was fantastic to be back in the studio with Stuart Price continuing from where we left off with Electric and we’re thrilled with the results.”


 

The Used:  LIVE & Acoustic at The Palace

The Used:
LIVE & Acoustic at The Palace

Deluxe CD/DVD edition. 2016 live release. The Used celebrated their 15th anniversary as a band with a special live acoustic performance from The Palace in Los Angeles, featuring a career spanning set list. This album was recorded at the band’s intimate unplugged storyteller set with a once in a lifetime performance including a four-piece string quartet, harpist, pianist, extra percussion and a three-piece gospel choir.


 

Cheap Trick:  Bang Zoom Crazy Hello

Cheap Trick:
Bang Zoom Crazy Hello

 

2016 album from the recent Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductees. Cheap Trick is an indisputable American institution, beloved around the globe since 1974 for their instantly identifiable and hugely influential brand of pop rock ‘n’ roll. Bang Zoom Crazy… Hello, their 17th studio album, will be following the band’s induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Having an excess of 20 million sales and more than 40 gold and platinum certifications for their multi-award winning catalog, this quartet continues their reign as the top progenitors of power-pop.


 

Andrew Bird:  Are You Serious?

Andrew Bird:
Are You Serious?

Andrew Bird has widened the breadth of his art by directly reflecting his own human experience. With key contributions from Fiona Apple and Blake Mills, Are You Serious attains a level of expression that’s a personal, evolutionary leap. Are You Serious is the second record Bird has made with producer Tony Berg, following 2005’s breakthrough The Mysterious Production of Eggs. Andrew Bird was initially known through his work with the band Squirrel Nut Zippers before forming Bowl of Fire, and is now best known as a solo musician. Bird’s primary instrument is the violin, but he is also proficient at various other instruments including the guitar, the mandolin, the xylophone, whistling, and the glockenspiel.


 

Miles Ahead: OST

Miles Ahead: OST

Original soundtrack to the 2016 motion picture. Miles Ahead is Don Cheadle’s wildly entertaining and moving exploration of Miles Davis. This is a perfect primer on Davis’ career for the new fan and a brilliant audio keepsake of the film for those who’ve studied his works inside and out. The album features 11 tracks from across Miles’ catalogue from 1956 to 1981, select dialogue from the film featuring Cheadle in character, and five original compositions written, co-written, produced or performed exclusively for Miles Ahead by Robert Glasper. These cues include “What’s Wrong with That?” a jam that closes the movie imagining Cheadle as Miles playing in the present day with guest performers Glasper, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Gary Clark, Jr. And Esperanza Spalding; plus “Gone 2015,” an end-credits song featuring guest verses from rapper Pharoahe Monch. Cheadle also pens new liner notes for the album discussing the selection and creation of the songs on the soundtrack.


 

J. Stalin: BS3

J. Stalin: BS3

J. Stalin is a prolific artist from West Oakland, CA. After last year’s full release, Tears of Joy, J. Stalin is back again in 2016 with the third installment of his Body Snatchers series. Serving as a project to keep the streets fed until his next full length release, Body Snatchers 3 delivers the type of tracks that got J. Stalin to the point he is at now.


 

Anoushka Shanka: Land of Gold

Anoushka Shanka: Land of Gold

from the five-time Grammy nominee. Anoushka Shankar returns with her fourth album on DG, Land of Gold, a fervent response to the humanitarian crisis of displaced people fleeing conflict and poverty. With exquisite arrangements blending genres and musical collaborations, Land of Gold is a message of enduring hope from the virtuoso sitar player, featuring guest vocalists M.I.A. (“Jump In (Cross the Line)”) and Alev Lenz (“Land of Gold”) as well as actress Vanessa Redgrave (“Remain the Sea”).


 

Yeasayer: Amen & Goodbye

Yeasayer: Amen & Goodbye

 

Amen & Goodbye, the 2016 album by experimental rock band Yeasayer, features their trademark sound, without sounding like anything the band has done before. They have created a collection of strange fables from the Bible of a universe that does not yet exist. Yeasayer formed in Brookly, New York in 2006. The band consists of Chris Keating, Ira Wolf Tuton, Anand Wilder and Cale Parks.


 

Explosions In The Sky: Wilderness

Explosions In The Sky: Wilderness

Explosions In The Sky’s sixth album, and first non-soundtrack release since 2011’s Take Care, Take Care, Take Care. True to its title, The Wilderness explores the infinite unknown, utilizing several of the band’s own definitions of “space” (outer space, mental space, physical geography of space) as compositional tools. The band uses their gift for dynamics and texture in new and unique ways-rather than intuitively fill those empty spaces, they shine a light into them to illuminate all the colors of the dark. From the electronic textures of the opening track to the ambient dissolve of closer “Landing Cliffs,” The Wilderness is an aggressively modern and forward-thinking work-one that wouldn’t seem the slightest bit out of place on a shelf between original pressings of Meddle and Obscured By Clouds. It is an album where shoegaze, electronic experimentation, punk damaged dub, noise, and ambient folk somehow coexist without a hint of contrivance-and cohere into some of the most memorable and listenable moments of the band’s expansive body of work-proper studio albums and major motion picture soundtracks alike. The progressive ambience of early Peter Gabriel, the triumphant romanticism of The Cure in their prime, and the more melancholy moments of Fleetwood Mac all inform the curious beauty of The Wilderness. The uncanny ability to reconcile the tension between discordant, nightmarish cacophony and laid-back, Laurel Canyon-inspired folk-rock is a cornerstone of this album, and the center of Explosions in the Sky’s remarkable evolution. If The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place was the defining album of Explosions in the Sky’s career, The Wilderness is their [re]defining album.


This Newsletter is Dedicated to Our Friend, Shannon Lods
 Here is a remembrance from John Moran:
When I tended bar at the now legendary Old Vic Pub on 4th Street, Santa Rosa, and most particularly on what was then The Wednesday Night Market, a volatile weekly evening’s pastime behind the bar on occasion, Shannon Lods, a young man built like a brick shit house and somewhat intimidating in appearance, always had the backs of the bartenders. The sort of lad you would think 12 times before disputing a point of order in an Oxford Style Debate. But appearances do deceive. He was not the thug that his demeanor portrayed. He once asked me if I could teach him piano, which I did, and then, after I left bartending, I heard that he was studying to be a librarian. And he became a stalwart of the Sonoma County Library system. He still looked somewhat intimidating but he was an intelligent, gentle, thinking man with more inside of him than many people I met during my bartending days and after.
This morning I heard that he, still a young man, died in his sleep and though he wasn’t a name such as Bowie and others whose names, weirdly enough, have graced the obituaries early this year, he ranks up there with them for me. He was a good, not perfect, lad who achieved far more than others thought he was capable of. He was an example of a person of many layers and a decent human being. I will remember him and forever thank him for choosing to be a friend of mine.
May He Rest in Peace.
or as the say in the library: “Ssssshhhhh

New Releases, and 33 1/3 Anniversary

On Saturday, May 15, 2016 The Last Record Store will turn 33+1/3 years old!
We were in the middle of planning a blow-out party at Hopmonk in Sebastopol with our buddy Eric Lindell headlining.
Eric used to skateboard into our original location on 4th Street to post his gig flyers, and sell us his cassettes!
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This is Eric wowing the crowd at the 2014 New Orleans Jazz Fest
Unfortunately, Eric and wife Sarah’s newborn baby boy, Kay Chevalier Lindell (Baby K), has had some serious medical problems,
and we decided to cancel (or at least, postpone) the party.
We will probably do a low-key celebration at the shop instead.
In the meantime, we ask everyone to send positive vibrations to the Lindell Family.
More information is available at Eric and Sarah’s Go Fund Me page here:
www.gofundme.com/eric-sarahlindell


NEW RELEASES for the week of March 25, 2016:

 

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Bob Mould: Patch the Sky

solo release from the alt-rock veteran and former Husker Du/Sugar singer/songwriter. Bob Mould says, “Here’s the deal. In 2012, people loved Silver Age (to a degree that surprised me, pleasantly), likewise Beauty & Ruin in 2014 (despite the heaviness of the subject matter, which I thought might be a bit alienating… apparently not. Another pleasant surprise.). But Patch The Sky is the darkest one. After the Letterman performance in February 2015 where “dust fell from the rafters,” it would have seemed logical to go the punk rock route-an entire album of two-minute songs-but that wasn’t where my soul was at. I withdrew from everyday life. I wrote alone for six months. I love people, but I needed my solitude. The search for my own truth kept me alive. These songs are my salvation. I’ve had a solid stretch of hard emotional times, and thanks for the condolences in advance. I don’t want to go into the details-more death, relationships ending, life getting shorter-because they’re already in the songs. Just listen and see if you can fit yourself into my stories. The words make you remember. The music makes you forget. But Patch The Sky is also the catchiest one. I always aim for the perfect balance of bright melodies and dark stories. I’ve used this juxtaposition for years. This time, I’ve tuned it to high contrast. The first side of the album is generally simple and catchy. The second side is heavier in spirit and tone. Opposing forces and properties. I love both sides of Patch The Sky. At the core of these songs is what I call the chemical chorus-you hear it once and your brain starts tingling. The heart rate picks up. It gets worse-you know it’s coming again and you can barely stand the anticipation. Then, the beautifully heartbreaking bridge appears, and you’re all set up-hooked for life. Music is an incredibly powerful drug. I want to be your drug dealer. I have what you need.”


 

Metal Church: XI

Metal Church: XI

 

Recorded in the spring and summer of 2015 at Kurdt’s studio in Aberdeen, Washington, and co-produced by Chris “The Wizard” Collier, Metal Church XI not only combines all the same musical elements that made the Mike Howe era albums so great, but also adds in a modern approach to the recording process which takes this offering to the next level.


Joe Bonamassa: Blues of Desperation

Joe Bonamassa:
Blues of Desperation

 

is Bonamassa’s most powerfully diverse and boldly realized album yet, with the material ranging from the gutsy, gritty blues call to arms of ‘This Train’ (Joe’s guitar is set to rude throughout) to the elegant yet emotionally shattering ballad ‘What I’ve Known for a Very Long Time’ to the soul-nourishing, acoustic-based Americana of ‘The Valley Runs Low’, on which Bonamassa’s voice rises up majestically to meet Barnes, McRae and Tippins in gospel-like rapture. And then there’s the bleary, tequila-soaked ‘Drive’, dripping with the kind of raw, wicked and unsettling sensuality that could make David Lynch green with envy. Throughout the record, Bonamassa’s epic guitar playing conjures up stirring benedictions and explosive exorcisms of sound. Guitar fans everywhere (like those who recently voted Bonamassa Best Blues Guitarist in Guitar World magazine by an overwhelming margin) will consider Blues Of Desperation a treasure trove of axe riches.


Zayn: Mind of Mine

Zayn: Mind of Mine

solo album from former One Direction member Zayn Malik. The release of Mind Of Mine comes on the anniversary of Zayn’s decision to become a solo artist and focus on the next chapter of his music evolution. “Once they hear it, I feel like they will understand me a little bit more. For 10 years, this album has been in my brain, and it’s just been there, sat with me, needing to be out.” Working with Zayn on his debut album, noted producer Malay (Frank Ocean) described him as pure genius. “An artists’ artist. A shining star with a genuine heart.” Zayn recently received a surge of attention with his Billboard magazine cover where they affirm “judging from his music, he’s poised to impress the dominant music geeks of the day, who care less about guitar-slingers than artful practitioners of beats and atmosphere.”


 

2 Chainz: Collegrove

2 Chainz: Collegrove

the third studio album by rapper 2 Chainz. 2 Chainz prohibitively collaborated with a fellow rapper Lil Wayne on this album, even though it iss credited by 2 Chainz as a solo album through Def Jam. The album includes productions from Mike Will Made It, TM88, Infamous, Zaytoven, Lil C, Metro Boomin, Ben Billion$, and London on da Track, among others.


Judas Priest: Battle Cry

Judas Priest: Battle Cry

Continuing his productive creative surge, the guitar master rediscovers his rock chops in this new studio package. Ten great new songs, phenomenal guitar playing, and that signature tone that only Robin Trower can cultivate from his Strat. Where You Are Going is more of a rocker than the last one, but still squarely based in Robin’s love for Blues. Robin’s voice is much more confident on these ten new studio recordings, and the guitar work is stunning. A continuation of Mr. Trower’s creative upsurge, Robin is credited with Guitar, Vocals, and Bass with Chris Taggart on Drums, with Livingstone Brown also on bass, co-production and mixing/mastering. Robin created the art piece that was turned into a classy package by Graphic Artist Eric Krause.


 

Robin Trower: Where You Going To

Robin Trower:
Where You Going To

Continuing his productive creative surge, the guitar master rediscovers his rock chops in this new studio package. Ten great new songs, phenomenal guitar playing, and that signature tone that only Robin Trower can cultivate from his Strat. Where You Are Going is more of a rocker than the last one, but still squarely based in Robin’s love for Blues. Robin’s voice is much more confident on these ten new studio recordings, and the guitar work is stunning. A continuation of Mr. Trower’s creative upsurge, Robin is credited with Guitar, Vocals, and Bass with Chris Taggart on Drums, with Livingstone Brown also on bass, co-production and mixing/mastering. Robin created the art piece that was turned into a classy package by Graphic Artist Eric Krause.


 

Parker Millsap: The Very Last Day

Parker Millsap:
The Very Last Day

Produced by Chris Walla (formerly of Death Cab For Cutie), with whom the band has worked frequently, We Disappear was recorded in Portland at Kung Fu Bakery (The Shins, Tegan and Sara) and in Seattle, WA at The Hall of Justice (Nirvana, Mudhoney). The album – which will arrive ahead of the 10th anniversary of their acclaimed third LP The Body, The Blood, The Machine – is an authentic, dark, and deeply personal album couched in The Thermals’ trademark catchy and boundless pop/rock. The band examines technology, love, and death throughout: how separation in humanity can come through any of these avenues; how people try to outrun the demise of lives and relationships; how technology can isolate us and impact our relationships even as we completely – and willingly – assimilate ourselves into it (or go “Into The Code,” as the opening track suggests); and how we’ve begun to forego privacy for a feeling of immortality in order to not be ignored or forgotten.


 

The Thermals: We Disappear

The Thermals: We Disappear

Produced by Chris Walla (formerly of Death Cab For Cutie), with whom the band has worked frequently, We Disappear was recorded in Portland at Kung Fu Bakery (The Shins, Tegan and Sara) and in Seattle, WA at The Hall of Justice (Nirvana, Mudhoney). The album – which will arrive ahead of the 10th anniversary of their acclaimed third LP The Body, The Blood, The Machine – is an authentic, dark, and deeply personal album couched in The Thermals’ trademark catchy and boundless pop/rock. The band examines technology, love, and death throughout: how separation in humanity can come through any of these avenues; how people try to outrun the demise of lives and relationships; how technology can isolate us and impact our relationships even as we completely – and willingly – assimilate ourselves into it (or go “Into The Code,” as the opening track suggests); and how we’ve begun to forego privacy for a feeling of immortality in order to not be ignored or forgotten.


 

RJD2: Dame Fortune

RJD2: Dame Fortune

continues the sonic exploration that was started 14 years ago on his seminal debut Deadringer. An entirely self-produced and engineered affair, long-time vocal collaborators appear here: Blueprint, Son Little (aka Aaron Livingston, the other half of the Icebird duo), Phonte Coleman and Jordan Brown, along with newcomer Josh Krajcik. Always soulful, perpetually psychedelic, this album has found the lost threads connecting Aloe Blacc, Tangerine Dream and King Crimson. From the jagged, angular deconstruction of “A New Theory” and “The Sheboygan Left,” to the poignant elegance of “Peace of What” and “We Come Alive,” Dame Fortune further cements Rjd2 as a force to be reckoned with behind the boards.


NEW RELEASES for the week of March 18, 2016:

 

Gwen Stefani:  This is What the Truth Feels Like

Gwen Stefani:
This is What the Truth Feels Like

the third solo album by the No Doubt vocalist. Inspired by the end of her marriage and the roller coaster of emotions she experienced during the time, Stefani returned to feeling inspired and started writing new and meaningful songs. With the help of producers J.R. Rotem, Mattman & Robin and Greg Kurstin, as well as songwriters Justin Tranter and Julia Michaels, Stefani wrote the whole album in a few months and described it as a “breakup record”, with the songs having a “sarcastic” and dark-humor vibe, as well as having realness and a few being joyful and happy as well. Includes the singles “Used to Love You” and “Make Me Like You”.


 

Iggy Pop:  Post Pop Depression

Iggy Pop:
Post Pop Depression

Post Pop Depression was produced by Joshua Homme (Queens of the Stone Age and Eagles of Death Metal). The 17th Iggy Pop album, and a worthy addition to the 22 album legacy spawned with the immortal trilogy of The Stooges, Fun House and Raw Power, spanning massively influential solo outings including 1977’s opening 1-2 combo of The Idiot and Lust For Life, and 1990’s gold-certified Brick By Brick. The first Iggy Pop album co-created with producer Homme, Post Pop Depression began with a succinctly worded text from Iggy to Joshua, and was realized in seclusion with Homme’s enlisted aid of his Queens Of The Stone Age band mate and Dead Weather-man Dean Fertitia and Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders. Post Pop Depression is a singular work that stands proudly alongside the best works of either of its principles, from The Stooges to Queens Of The Stone Age, bearing it’s creators’ undeniable sonic DNA while sounding like nothing they’ve done before. It’s a record that wouldn’t exist without either Pop or Homme-and one that probably shouldn’t in theory if you really think about it-but it does, and we and rock ‘n’ roll are all the better for it. “A lot of geezers my age don’t work out of their comfort zone anymore because once you become legendary you don’t want people challenging you.” – Iggy Pop.


 

Southern Family

Southern Family

Southern Family is a Country compilation album put together and produced by Grammy nominated producer, Dave Cobb. Southern Family is simple and honest music, featuring all new original tracks by some of country’s biggest names including Shooter Jennings, John Paul White, Jason Isbell, Miranda Lambert and others.


 

Star Wars Headspace

Star Wars Headspace

Star Wars Headspace is a compilation of electronic tunes, influenced by the movies and by artists you’ll know if you’re big on digital beats. The album is produced by Rick Rubin, with tracks from Bonobo, Claude VonStroke, Flying Lotus, Kaskade and Röyksopp, among others.


 

Soul Asylum:  Change of Fortune

Soul Asylum:
Change of Fortune

the 11th album from the alt-rockers. When asked about Change Of Fortune, front man David Pirner exclaimed, “Everything on the menu is excellent.”. Change of Fortune is three years in the making, recorded while the band toured non-stop, had a few line-up changes and some soul searching. But upon listening to Change of Fortune, the wait is most certainly worth it. Soul Asylum loyalists will be happy to discover the group’s trademark ragged-but-right sound is still very much intact. The heart and soul of Soul Asylum remains and they continue to produce heartfelt and passionate rock n’ roll. The band currently consists of Pirner on guitar and vocals, Michael Bland on drums, Winston Roye on bass and Justin Sharbono on guitar.


 

Sean Watkins: What To Fear

Sean Watkins: What To Fear

Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sean Watkins has long been known for his work as one-third of the Grammy Award-winning Nickel Creek and, more recently, for helming, with sister Sara, the itinerant, genre-hopping Watkins Family Hour ensemble. But in the last year he has more assertively – and impressively – taken on the role of solo artist. What To Fear is a follow-up to 2014’s acclaimed All I Do Is Lie, which had been Watkins’ first solo effort in nearly a decade, ten years that had been jammed with collaborative projects and a herculean amount of touring. On his own, Watkins displays tremendous warmth and soulfulness as a singer, a refreshing candor and humor as a lyricist, and prodigious skill as an arranger. And he doesn’t merely stick with the familiar: On What To Fear, he bolsters an acoustic lineup with a rock rhythm section, bringing drama and drive to these new tracks while keeping intact the emotional intimacy of all the stories he is telling.


 

James: Girl at the End of the World

James: Girl at the End of the World

the 14th album from the veteran British band. The songs for this record were written exclusively in Scotland. As with La Petite Mort, the album was recorded at RAK Studios in St. John’s Wood. The album was recorded and produced by Max Dingel. “Girl At The End Of The World is a record we are very proud of and picks up nicely where La Petite Mort left off. But hopefully, as always, pushes the edges out a little further. The songs are big but personal, abrasive but warming and after taking you on a journey and throwing you a few curve balls, ultimately uplifting.’ – Jim Glennie.


 

Grant-Lee Phillips: The Narrows

Grant-Lee Phillips: The Narrows

The concentrated nexus of romance, recollection, historic struggles and tragedies, and peerless craftsmanship coupled with the hopes, fears, and isolation that accompany transition formed the backdrop of The Narrows, Phillips latest dispatch on Yep Roc Records. Bathed in a woody, warmly reverberating sonic signature, the album’s thirteen songs are marked by longing and a resolute sense of purpose: As though hurling yourself full-force into the unknown is as sensible as any other more commonly prescribed course. After all, what feels unknown may be residing just below the surface – should you be willing to dig for it and be open to discovery.


 

Primal Scream: Chaosmosis

Primal Scream: Chaosmosis

the 11th studio album from the Scottish outfit fronted by Bobby Gillespie. Chaosmosis is the follow-up to 2013’s More Light. The album features guest appearances from Haim, Rachel Zeffira and Sky Ferreira. Primal Scream formed in 1982 but their career did not take off until Gillespie left his position as drummer of The Jesus and Mary Chain. The band were a key part of the mid-1980s indie pop scene, but eventually moved away from their more jangly sound, taking on more psychedelic and then garage rock influences, before incorporating a dance music element to their sound. Their 1991 album Screamadelica broke the band into the mainstream.


 

NEW RELEASES for the week of March 11, 2016:

 

Kendrick Lamar: untitled unmastered

Kendrick Lamar: untitled unmastered

8 SONG untitled unmastered. PROJECT. Having treated fans with new music during various TV performances over the past year, Top Dawg Entertainment alongside Aftermath Ent / Interscope Records have released untitled unmastered. By Kendrick Lamar. An 8 song project which features studio versions of the untitled songs Kendrick performed on The Colbert Report


 

Jeff Buckley: You and I

Jeff Buckley: You and I

Jeff Buckley’s first recording sessions in 1993 in NYC were largely an informal exercise to acclimate the 27-year-old with a recording studio. Recently discovered in the Sony Music archives during the research for the 20th anniversary edition of Buckley’s Grace album, the performances on You And I are a revelation, an intimate portrait of the artist performing a variety of cover songs and original music expressing a range of emotion channeled through his singular sensibility. These intimate, raw and spirited sessions mark Buckley’s first time recording versions of electric cover songs such as Bob Dylan’s “Just Like A Woman,” Sly & The Family Stone’s “Everyday People,” and Led Zeppelin’s “Night Flight” and a previously unissued track, “Dream of You And I”. Long rumored to exist, as the “Addabbo sessions”, but previously unheard outside the studio, these seminal recordings are a fan’s Holy Grail, a rare treat…


 

Brian Fallon: Painkillers

Brian Fallon: Painkillers

the first solo album from singer/songwriter Brian Fallon. Brian is widely known as singer and guitarist of The Gaslight Anthem, as well as The Horrible Crowes and Molly & The Zombies. Produced by Butch Walker, the album was recorded last year at Nashville’s Taxidermy Studios with Fallon fronting a crack band that includes Walker, Molly & The Zombies bassist Catherine Popper, and drummer Mark Stepro. This release is his first major project since Gaslight Anthem went on hiatus. Includes ‘A Wonderful Life’, ‘Among Other Foolish Things’, ‘Steve McQueen’, ‘Honey Magnolia’, ‘Mojo Hand’ and the title track amongst others.


 

The Wild Feathers:  Lonely is a Lifetime

The Wild Feathers:
Lonely is a Lifetime

the follow-up to the band’s 2013 self-titled debut, which hit #1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart. Guitarist/vocalist Ricky Young says that the story of Lonely Is A Lifetime begins with the band’s two years on the road. “We progressed as a live band,” he says. “When we wrote our first record, we knew what we liked, but we didn’t really know who we were yet. The more we toured and grew into ourselves, the more we started to naturally move towards what we are today – as individuals and musicians. After playing the same songs every night, you eventually start leaning towards other things. We wrote music that we wanted to play and that’s what you’ll hear on Lonely Is A Lifetime.”


 

Lucius: Good Grief

Lucius: Good Grief

Brooklyn-based indie folk/pop act featuring singer/songwriters Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig. Good Grief was produced by Shawn Everett (Alabama Shakes, Weezer) and Bob Ezrin, along with the band themselves. The album is the follow-up to their 2013 album Wildewoman. The 11 tracks see the band exploring the emotions of “loneliness, sadness and exhaustion alongside excitement, fulfillment and some of the most joyful moments in our lives” that they experienced while touring behind their last record. Includes ‘Born Again Teen’, ‘Something About You’, ‘Madness’, My Heart Gets Caught On Your Sleeve’, ‘What We Have (To Change’ and more.


 

Shooter Jennings: Countach

Shooter Jennings: Countach

Shooter Jennings returns with his 7th studio LP with ‘Countach (for Giorgio)’. In 2014 Shooter Released ‘Don’t Wait Up (for George)’, an EP paying tribute to George Jones, and at the same time announced ‘Countach’ his album comprised of songs composed or inspired by production pioneer Giorgio Moroder. But this is no tribute album. ‘Countach’ is a sound-collage-stye journey through 80’s and 90’s culture, innovative songwriting, genre-bending fiddle-meets-synthesizer soundscapes and a shrine to pioneers of books, bytes and beats. Printed on pink vinyl, ‘Countach’ features guest appearances from modern folk songstress Brandi Carlile, Antichrist Superstar Marilyn Manson, country-rock pioneer Steve Young and even Lord British himself, computer game leviathan Richard Garriott.


 

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real:  Something Real

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real:
Something Real

On the new album, ‘Something Real,’ Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real takes us further down the path they have been blazing since 2008, when Lukas and drummer Anthony LoGerfo met at a Neil Young concert and began laying the groundwork. Now the band, with percussionist Tato Melgar, Lukas’s brother, “honorary member” and guitarist Micah Nelson, and bassist Corey McCormick, have reached a point where the past and present have fused into one extraordinary personality – songwriters, musicians, and riveting onstage performers. Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real have introduced a bunch of muses to each other and locked them into an imaginary room to spend some wild time together. ‘Something Real’ is what came out of that room once the party had ended – one vision, rich in it’s influences, unique and irresistible. The nine-track effort explodes with a 21st-century urgency. It hits grooves hard on the up-tempo tracks and digs into dark emotional depths in it’s moodier moments. It’s also haunted by spirits of the past. If the music of Hendrix, Waylon, Duane Allman and other archangels haunt your dreams now and then, you’ll find plenty to love in ‘Something Real.’


 

NEW RELEASES for the week of March 4, 2016:

 

Loretta Lynn: Full Circle

Loretta Lynn: Full Circle

Full Circle is Loretta’s first album release since 2004’s Van Lear Rose. Full Circle takes a broad look at the First Lady of Country Music’s history and legacy, offering up 13 new recordings that bounce between the Appalachian folksongs she learned as a child to newer versions of past hits like “Fist City.” Recorded in the Cash Cabin Studio, which Johnny Cash built on his own spread of Tennessee countryside in the late Seventies, Full Circle was co-produced by daughter Patsy Lynn Russell and family friend John Carter Cash. The result is an album that doesn’t necessarily stretch Lynn’s legs, as the Jack White-produced Van Lear Rose did more than a decade ago, as much as celebrate her strengths. At 83 years old, Lynn still tours regularly and sings with conviction, and Full Circle serves as a sonic snapshot, capturing a living legend who’d rather record than retire. Two additional legends – Willie Nelson and Elvis Costello – make appearances on the album’s final two tracks, but this is still the Loretta Lynn show, proof there’s plenty of spark left in the Coal Miner’s Daughter.


 

Ray LaMontagne: Ouroboros

Ray LaMontagne: Ouroboros

the sixth album from Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Ray LaMontagne. Ouroboros was produced by Ray and Jim James of My Morning Jacket. The album was written by LaMontagne and features first single, “Hey, No Pressure”. NPR’s All Songs Considered called the track an “inspired new song,” stamped the album “incredible” and lauded that Ray “has continued to push himself in different directions.” LaMontagne was born in New Hampshire and was inspired to create music after hearing an album by Stephen Stills. Critics have compared LaMontagne’s music to that of Otis Redding, The Band, Van Morrison, Nick Drake and Tim Buckley.


 

M.Ward: More Rain

M. Ward: More Rain

M. Ward has released a string of acclaimed solo albums over the past several years, along with five LPs with Zooey Deschanel as She & Him and a 2009 collaborative album with My Morning Jacket’s Jim James and Bright Eyes’ Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis under the moniker Monsters of Folk. In addition to his celebrated work as a musician, Ward is an accomplished producer, handling those duties for such luminaries as Mavis Staples, Jenny Lewis, and Carlos Forster as well as his own musical projects. This album, Ward’s eighth solo affair, finds the artist picking up the tempo and volume a bit from his previous release, 2012’s A Wasteland Companion. Where that record introspectively looked in from the outside, More Rain finds Ward on the inside, gazing out. Begun four years ago and imagined initially as a DIY doo-wop album that would feature Ward experimenting with layering his own voice, it soon branched out in different directions, a move that he credits largely to his collaborators here who include R.E.M.’s Peter Buck, Neko Case, K.D. Lang, The Secret Sisters, and Joey Spampinato of NRBQ. The result is a collection of upbeat, sonically ambitious yet canonically familiar songs that both propel Ward’s reach and satisfy longtime fans.


 

Esperanza Spalding: Emily's D+Evolution

Esperanza Spalding:
Emily’s D+Evolution

from the acclaimed jazz artist. Esperanza Spalding presents Emily’s D+Evolution, a rekindling of her childhood interest in theater, poetry and movement, which delves into a broader concept of performance. Taking a new approach to her on-stage persona, the remarkable Spalding taps into new creative energy, delivering musical vignettes inspired during a “sleepless night of full moon inspiration.” As she puts it, “Emily is my middle name, and I’m using this fresh persona as my inner navigator. This project is about going back and reclaiming un-cultivated curiosity, and using it as a compass to move forward and expand. My hope for this group is to create a world around each song, there are a lot of juicy themes and stories in the music. We will be staging the songs as much as we play them, using characters, video, and the movement of our bodies.”


 

Janis Joplin: Little Girl Blue

Janis Joplin: Little Girl Blue

Original soundtrack to the acclaimed documentary. Janis Joplin is one of the most revered and iconic rock ‘n’ roll singers of all time, a tragic and misunderstood figure who thrilled millions of listeners and blazed new creative trails before her death in 1970 at age 27. Janis: Little Girl Blue, showcases Janis at her very best and features brand new liner notes from Oscar nominated director and producer Amy Berg, rare, vintage photos and reproductions of letters written by Janis as detailed throughout the documentary. A remarkable career-spanning anthology, Janis: Little Girl Blue, brings together 17 essential Janis Joplin live and studio performances, including classic solo and Big Brother & the Holding Company tracks. The album debuts a previously unreleased version of “Piece of My Heart” (also featured in the documentary and recorded live at the Generation Club in New York City in April 1968 during the Wake for Martin Luther King concert. Janis: Little Girl Blue includes an early recording of Janis Joplin singing Lead Belly’s “Careless Love”; live performances with Big Brother & The Holding Company (from San Francisco’s Avalon Ballroom, the Monterey Pop Festival, the Generation Club in New York City and Detroit’s mythic Grande Ballroom); the Kozmic Blues Band (Frankfurt, West Germany, April 12, 1969); Janis live at the Woodstock Music & Art Fair (August 17, 1969) and the legendary Festival Express Tour (July 4, 1970). Rounding out Janis: Little Girl Blue are definitive studio performances from the classic four original albums-Big Brother & The Holding Company, Cheap Thrills, I Got Dem Ol’ Kozmic Blues Again Mama! And Pearl-recorded during Joplin’s lifetime. All of the recordings on the Janis: Little Girl Blue soundtrack album may be heard in the film.


 

Violent Femmes:  We Can Do Anything

Violent Femmes:
We Can Do Anything

their ninth album, follows 2000’s Freak Magnet and marks the band’s first album in a decade and a half. We Can Do Anything was recorded in Brooklyn, Nashville, Los Angeles, Milwaukee and Denver during the Femme’s summer tour. The album was produced by Jeff Hamilton, a multi-instrumentalist in the Femmes’ ever-changing backing band, Horns of Dilemma. The We Can Do Anything cover art was drawn by Kevin Hearn of the Barenaked Ladies. Hearn also contributed accordion, guitars, keys and backing vocals to several songs on the album. The Femmes are comprised of original members Gordon Gano and Brian Ritchie plus drummer Brian Viglione.


 

Miiike Snow III

Miiike Snow III

the third album from the Swedish trio featuring producing team Bloodshy & Avant and singer Andrew Wyatt. Miike Snow’s III wasn’t crafted in one fell swoop. Instead, the musicians collaborated across space and time, meeting in Stockholm, Los Angeles and New York for short periods over almost two years. They brought in a variety of other musicians and producers into the studios with them, feeling more open to outside collaboration this time around. Each musician began with different songs, sometimes sending them back and forth digitally when they couldn’t be together in one room. As a whole, the album feels resolutely like a Miike Snow project, defined both by the two efforts that have come before and by the collective work of the three musicians. The combination of the musicians is an electric one, as exemplified on the album and in their live shows.

NEW RELEASES for the week of February 26, 2016, and Georgia On My Mind

 

Bonnie Raiit: Dig in Deep

Bonnie Raiit: Dig in Deep

her twentieth album, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Bonnie Raitt comes out swinging. Dig In Deep is the follow-up to 2012’s triumphant Slipstream – the Grammy-winning, Top 10-charting first release on her own Redwing Records label – the new record illustrates the delicate balance of consistency and risk-taking that has defined Raitt’s remarkable career for more than 45 years. Now, with Dig In Deep, Raitt returns with her characteristic, incomparable blend of blues, rock, R&B, and pop, and a healthy dose of the signature slide work from the woman Rolling Stone named one of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.” “I’m feeling pretty charged, and the band and I are at the top of our game,” adds Raitt. “I think all these years together pay off, and the best part is that we know how lucky we are to still get to make our livings doing something we love this much.”


 

George Fest: A Night To Celebrate The Music Of George Harrison

George Fest: A Night To Celebrate The Music Of George Harrison

Two CD + DVD edition. George Fest: A Night To Celebrate The Music Of George Harrison was recorded and filmed on September 28th, 2014 at the The Fonda Theater in Los Angeles. Produced by Dhani Harrison and David Zonshine, Harrison stated, ‘I’ve always imagined a small club show where my generation of musicians could cut loose on some of the deeper tracks from his career… So, in a totally new and vibrant way, I once again found myself taking the stage with some of my most treasured musical heroes to the sound of the most familiar music in my life… I hope you enjoy listening to these as much as I do. They are some of the best interpretations of my father s songs I could have ever thought possible.’ The line-up includes Brian Wilson, Nora Jones, The Killers’ Brandon Flowers, Conan O Brien, The Flaming Lips, Ben Harper, Britt Daniel from Spoon, Heart’s Ann Wilson, Dhani Harrison, Weird Al Yankovic, The Strokes’ Nick Valensi, Perry Farrell and many others.


 

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: This Unruly Mess I've Made

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis:
This Unruly Mess I’ve Made

the long awaited follow-up to the acclaimed debut LP The Heist, This Unruly Mess I’ve Made was largely recorded over the course of a year in the wilderness of the Pacific Northwest. “What I couldn’t find in a hotel room, on the road or in Seattle, I found in the middle of nowhere” says Macklemore, whose real name is Ben Haggerty. The eclectic, raw, and emotional album is an honest look into the soul of two artists who “needed time to be human again.” It also marks the official release of the stirring “Kevin”, previously performed on the American Music Awards, and featuring Grammy nominated soul crooner Leon Bridges. This Unruly Mess I’ve Made includes platinum selling single “Downtown” (featuring Kool Moe Dee, Melle Mel, Grandmaster Caz, and Eric Nally), as well as “Growing Up” (featuring Ed Sheeran).


 

Willie Nelson: Sings Gershwin

Willie Nelson: Sings Gershwin

album of pop standards, penned by America’s legendary songwriting duo George and Ira Gershwin, follows the selection of Willie as the 2015 recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Among the 11 Gershwin classics recorded by Willie Nelson for this album are two duets: “Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off” with Cyndi Lauper (the song was originally introduced by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in the 1937 film Shall We Dance) and “Embraceable You” with Sheryl Crow (the song was performed by Ginger Rogers in Girl Crazy, recorded by Billie Holiday in 1944 and inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2005). Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin hearkens back to Stardust, the 1978 blockbuster album of pop standards that secured Willie’s reputation as pop balladeer (in addition to his status as one of the architects of outlaw country music).


 

God Don't Never Change:  The Songs of Blind Willie Johnson

God Don’t Never Change:
The Songs of Blind Willie Johnson

Blind Willie Johnson’s seminal songs have inspired artists like Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan and Eric Clapton to interpret his musical vision. Produced by Jeffrey Gaskill, who helmed 2003’s Gotta Serve Somebody: The Gospel Songs Of Bob Dylan, God Don’t Never Change hits artistic pay dirt like few tribute albums have, and is brimming with outstanding performances by some of the biggest names in music. The artists are well-chosen and totally committed, and the new versions capture the raw beauty of the original recordings. There’s not a false note in the batch and moments of revelation are everywhere. From Sinéad O’Connor’s righteous cries on “Trouble Will Soon Be Over” and Derek Trucks’ and Susan Tedeschi’s reverent reading of “Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning,” from Lucinda Williams’ slide guitar-fueled lament in “Nobody’s Fault But Mine” and Tom Waits’ virtual embodiment of Johnson himself on “John The Revelator,” this record is packed with transcendent recordings that speak as much to the greatness of the performers as they do the enduring legacy of Blind Willie Johnson.


 

Emitt Rhodes: Rainbow Ends

Emitt Rhodes: Rainbow Ends

Emitt Rhodes stopped making albums in 1973. From his teenage start in The Merry Go Round (“Live,” covered by the Bangles and “Time Will Show The Wiser,” recorded by Fairport Convention) to his acclaimed solo career, Rhodes was destined for greatness. Sadly, in a storied battle of the record business, that run stopped. While he periodically appeared on other musicians’ records, Emitt Rhodes’ fourth true solo album never appeared. After being re-introduced via the inclusion of his track “Lullaby” in 2001’s The Royal Tennebaums, old fans rejoiced and new ones were born. Over a decade later, producer Chris Price approached Emitt about working on another record. He contacted friends including Roger Joseph Manning Jr and Jason Falkner (former Jellyfish and current Beck bandmates), Fernando Perdomo, Taylor Locke (Rooney) and New Pornographers’ drummer Joe Seiders, and they all entered Emitt’s home studio (where his classics were made), and emerged with the record the world has been waiting decades for-Rainbow Ends. In addition to Emitt’s all-star band, Rainbow Ends contains contributions from Aimee Mann, Susanna Hoffs, Jon Brion, Bleu, Nels Cline and Pat Sansone from Wilco, as well as members of Brian Wilson’s band, and more.


 

The 1975:  I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful, Yet So Unaware of It

The 1975:
I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful, Yet So Unaware of It

The Manchester-bred band has built its reputation here and overseas on the strength of its rollicking live shows as well as its self-titled 2013 debut album, which entered the UK album chart at No. 1. It has done well over half a million in sales and stream album equivalents, fueled by the success of the gold-certified single Chocolate. The 1975, which is vocalist / producer Matthew Healy, drummer / producer George Daniel, guitarist Adam Hann and bassist Ross MacDonald, have performed on Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and Late Night with Seth Meyers.


 

Steel Panther: LIVE From Lexxi's Mom's Garage

Steel Panther: LIVE From Lexxi’s Mom’s Garage

 

Deluxe CD/DVD edition. 2016 live acoustic release from the hair metal heroes. The Panther returns like you’ve never heard them before! Part narrative film, part live performance – all stripped acoustic and joined by a string section. Filmed at Lexxi’s Mom’s (played by Bobbie Brown, the Cherry Pie video vixen) garage, the band perform all of their hits plus a brand new song to a crowd of adoring females. At least that what they see in their head, and fortunately we’re along for the ride. Interspersed throughout are the bands exploits as they navigate life in the real world, with mixed results.


 

Anthrax: For All Kings

Anthrax: For All Kings

the 11th album from the veteran metal band. For All Kings is the long-awaited follow-up to their 2010 album Worship Music. Over it’s 35-year career, Anthrax has been a pioneering band with it’s unique style, sound and heavy brand of thrash metal, and, as Metallica’s Kirk Hammett put it, “one can hear their influence on any number of up and coming bands.” The band has sold in excess of 10-million units, received multiple Gold and Platinum certifications, six Grammy nominations and a host of other accolades from the media, industry and fans. From the race and genre barriers Anthrax helped break down in 1988 when they collaborated with Public Enem to becoming a card-carrying member of The Big Four – with Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth – as one of the four bands that defined the speed/thrash metal genre, to being the first metal band to have it’s music heard on Mars when NASA played “Got The Time” to wake up the Mars Rover, Anthrax continues to demonstrate it’s just all about the music.


 

Santigold: 99 Cents

Santigold: 99 Cents

the long-awaited third album from the artist/producer. It took roughly eight months to manifest her new vision, with assists from a mix of collaborators with poppier visions such as producers Patrick Berger (Robyn, Icona Pop) and John Hill (Florence and the Machine, Charli XCX), alongside eclectic talents known more for globe-trotting sounds such as Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij and TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek. She went into the studio with them intending to make a fun record.


 

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This Newsletter is dedicated to the memory of my first wife,
Georgia Ann Jayne who passed away on February 22.
In 1975, after losing our jobs in the auto industry, Georgia spotted a help-wanted ad for
Wherehouse Records. They were looking for manager trainees.
Even though I had mountains of LP’s, I had never considered working in a record store until that moment.
Had it not been for her sharp eye and encouragement, I might be working on
Volvo Warranty Claims rather than typing this newsletter.
Rest in peace, kiddo.
and THANK YOU

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Other arms reach out to me
Other eyes smile tenderly
Still in peaceful dreams I see
The road leads back to you

Georgia, Georgia,
The whole day through
Just an old sweet song
Keeps Georgia on my mind

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Book Signing / Meet ‘n Greet with Larry Livermore

Book Signing / Meet ‘n Greet with Larry Livermore

February 13, 2016 @ 2pm

How to Ruin a Record Label
In 1987, off-the-grid punk agitator Larry Livermore began documenting the burgeoning DIY East Bay punk rock scene with the newly founded Lookout Records. He had no idea this little label, first run out of his solar powered cabin in the Northern California mountains, then a cramped room in the backstreets of Berkeley, would rise
to international prominence, introducing the world to the likes of Green Day, Operation Ivy, and a host of other
artists. How To Ru(i)n A Record Label documents the author s experiences from Gilman Street to Bialystok, Poland, as he
built Lookout from the ground up, only to find himself losing control of the label a mere ten years later, and abruptly walking away from the multi-million dollar company when it was at its peak of success. Throughout that time, however, he was central to the influential scene that gave birth to Gilman Street, Maximum Rocknroll, and a new generation of independent music that has had an everlasting effect on both the underground and mainstream. In the process, he just might even have found himself. Longtime Lookout Records fans will find this book answers all the questions they ever had about the rise and fall of this genuine punk rock institution, and for the uninitiated, this is a document of a time and place where the love of music brought together a bunch of misfits to create a community.

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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

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

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TUNE IN, TURN ON, AND DROP… THE NEEDLE!
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Your second chance to listen in on the discussion comes with Needle Droppings, a weekly new-release segment with our very own Doug Jayne and a rotating panel of music junkies, usually including Michelle Marques of KRCB, Petaluma Vice Mayor Gabe Kearney, Gabe Meline from KQED, Blair Hardman from Zone Recording, Comedian Juan Carlos- 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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