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Some goodies among the dross coming up. Yes, now we are excited about Jenny Lewis, that’s what a great concert can do for you, now get over it.  A new Sia is always good news, a new Manic Street Preachers we’ve been waiting for all year, Clapton taking on the late JJ Cale, Tom Petty hopefully in Southern accents style, Van Dyke Parks (not on Spotify no doubt),. The second week in September is killer: Robert Plant,  Loudon Wainwright III, Ryan Adams and Karen O.

So buckle up folks, it’s gonna be a long lonely summer…

July 1

Begin Again – Soundtrack (Music: Adam Levine, Keira Knightley)
Beth Orton – Central Reservation (Deluxe)
Blank Paper – S/T EP
Chicago – XXXVI Now
Elton John – The Million Dollar Piano (DVD)
George Ezra – Wanted On Voyage (UK)
Jacko Hooper – For You
Jim Lauderdale – I’m A Song
Jonah Tolchin – Clover Lane
Levon Helm Band – Midnight Ramble Sessions III
Old Crow Medicine Show – Remedy
Pink Floyd – The Division Bell (20th Anniv. Box)
Sea Lion – Cobra’s Eyes EP (U.S.)
Sean Watkins (Nickel Creek) – All I Do Is Lie

July 8

Andy Bull – Sea of Approval (7/11 AUS)
Bright Light Bright Light – Life Is Easy
Charlie & The Foxtrots – Golden (EP)
Cloud Boat – Model of You (UK)
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – CSNY 1974 (Live Box)
Eugene McGuinness – Chroma (UK)
John Mellencamp – Performs Trouble No More Live @ Town Hall
Jon Allen – Deep River
La Roux – Trouble In Paradise
Manic Street Preachers – Futurology (UK)
Sheppard – Bombs Away (7/11 AUS)
Sia – 1000 Forms of Fear
Steve Hackett – Genesis Revisited: Live at The Royal Albert Hall (CD/DVD)
Tim Bowness (No-Man) – Abandoned Dancehall Dreams

July 15

Bear In Heaven – This Is Over One Day Old
Big Wreck – Ghosts (6/10 CAN)
Charlie Simpson – Long Road Home
Dead Fingers – Big Black Dog
Fink – Hard Believer
Jason Mraz – YES! (w/ Raining Jane)
Jay Brannan – Always, Then, and Now
John Hiatt – Terms of My Surrender
Landlady – Upright Behavior
Laura Jae – Silver Lined Hearts EP
Little Daylight – Hello Memory
Luluc – Passerby
Morrissey – World Peace Is None of Your Business
Peter Himmelman – The Boat That Carries Us
Puss N Boots (Norah Jones) – No Fools, No Fun
Slow Club – Complete Surrender
Stu Larsen – Vagabond
Trampled By Turtles – Wild Animals
“Weird Al” Yankovic – Mandatory Fun
Wish I Was Here – Soundtrack
Woman’s Hour – Conversations

July 22

Allison Weiss – Remember When EP
Colony House – When I Was Younger
Got A Girl – I Love You But I Must Drive Off This Cliff Now
Nell Bryden – Wayfarer
Yes – Heaven & Earth

July 29

Allman Brothers Band – 1971 Fillmore East Recordings (Box)
Bebel Gilberto – Tudo!
Various – Beck Song Reader
Eric Clapton & Friends – The Breeze: An Appreciation of J.J. Cale
Hooray For Earth – Racy
Jenny Lewis – The Voyager
Marc Broussard – A Life Worth Living
New God – Firework
The Tins – Young Blame
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Hypnotic Eye
Van Dyke Parks – Super Chief
Various – Beck Song Reader

July TBA

MT – What We Are

August 5

Andy Grammer – Magazines or Novels
Angus & Julia Stone – S/T (Prod: Rick Rubin)
Arkells – High Noon
Christopher Denny – If The Roses Don’t Kill Us
Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes – Love Cliques EP
EDJ (Fruitbats’ Eric D. Johnson) – S/T
Spider Bags – Frozen Letter
Spoon – They Want My Soul
The Empty Hearts – S/T
The Rosebuds – Sand + Silence
Wildcat! Wildcat! – No Moon at All

August 12

Brian Setzer – Rockabilly Riot
Childhood – Lacuna (UK)
HEK – Please Tease Me
Lucero – Live From Atlanta
Rubblebucket – Carousel Ride EP
Sinead O’Connor – I’m Not Bossy I’m The Boss

August 19

Bahamas – Bahamas is Afie
Benjamin Booker – S/T
Buddy – Last Call for the Quiet Life
Dirty Loops – Loopified
Gaslight Anthem – Get Hurt
James Taylor – TBA
JJ – V
Kimbra – The Golden Echo
Liam Bailey – Definitely NOW
Luke Sital-Singh – The Fire Within
Orenda Fink – Blue Dream
Say Yes – S/T
The Bad Plus – Inevitable Western
The Griswolds – Be Impressive (8/22 AUS)
The Magic Numbers – Alias
Twin Atlantic – Great Divide (UK)
Various – Look Again To The Wind: Johnny Cash’s Bitter Tears Revisited

August 26

Billy Childs & Guests – Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro
Brad Paisley – Moonshine in the Trunk
Casey Jack – S/T
Cold Specks – Neuroplasticity
Cymbals Eat Guitars – Lose
Dry The River – Alarms In the Heart
Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull)- Thick as a Brick Live in Iceland (DVD)
J Mascis (Dinosaur Jr.) – Tied To A Star
Jill Barber – Fool’s Gold (U.S.)
Merchandise – After the End
Shovels & Rope – Swimmin’ Time
The New Pornographers – Brill Bruisers
Ty Segall – Manipulator

September 2

Anthony D’Amato – The Shipwreck from the Shore
Blonde Redhead – Barragán
Circa Waves – EP
Counting Crows – Somewhere Under Wonderland
Maroon 5 – V
The Kooks – Listen
The Pierces – Creation (UK)
Zammuto (ex-Books) – Anchor

September 9

BANKS – Goddess
Crow Moses – Horse Heaven Hills
Greensky Bluegrass – If Sorrows Swim
Interpol – El Pintor
Justin Townes Earle – Single Mothers
Karen O – Crush Songs
Lera Lynn – The Avenues
Lewis & Clarke – Triumvirate
Loudon Wainwright III – Haven’t Got the Blues (Yet)
Morrissey – Introducing Morrissey (1995 Concert DVD)
Queen – Live at the Rainbow ’74
Robert Plant – lullaby and…The Ceaseless Roar
Ryan Adams – S/T
Sean Rowe – Madman
Tennis – Ritual In Repeat

September 16

High Ends (Yukon Blonde’s Jeffery Zimmer) – S/T
Jerry Douglas – Three Bells
My Brightest Diamond – This Is My Hand
Nick Mulvey – First Mind (U.S.)
Red Sky July – Shadowbirds
She Keeps Bees – Eight Houses
Train – Bulletproof Picasso
Tweedy – Sukierae (Jeff Tweedy & Son)

September 23

Erasure – The Violent Flame
Gossling – Harvest Of Gold (U.S.)
Hozier – S/T (UK)
Imelda May – Tribal
Jackie Evancho – Awakening
Julian Casablancas & The Voidz – Tyranny
Lenny Kravitz – Strut
Sondre Lerche – Please

September 30

Christopher Owens – A New Testament
Kat Edmonson – The Big Picture
Marianne Faithfull – Give My Love to London
Mary Lambert – TBD
Melissa Etheridge – This is ME
Pieta Brown – Paradise Outlaw
The Vaselines – V for Vaselines

October 7

Caribou – Our Love
Grace Weber – The Refinery
Vashti Bunyan – Heartleap


Allen Stone – Radius (Summer)
Annie Stela – Whiplash Blues (TBA)
As Animals – S/T
Ben Ottewell (Gomez) – Rattlebag (TBA)
Charlene Soraia – Love Is The Law (TBA)
Colbie Caillat – Gypsy Heart (TBA)
Dear Plastic – The Thieves Are Babes (TBA)
Deluka – BONDS EP (TBA)
Don Henley – Cass County (TBA)
Ellis Paul – Chasing Beauty (TBA)
Empires – Orphans (TBA)
Erlend Øye (Kings of Convenience) – Legao (TBA)
Haroula Rose – Here The Blue River (TBA)
Holly Palmer – I Dare You To Love Me (TBA)
Jo Hamilton – Fractals (Late Summer TBA)
Jonah Tolchin – Clover Road (Summer TBA)
Kite Club – Fresh Air for Humans (TBA)
Little Big Town – Painkiller (TBA)
Madi Diaz – Phantom (Fall TBA)
Megan Washington – There, There (Sept. TBA AUS)
Miranda Lee Richards – Echoes of the Dreamtime (TBA)
Natalia Zukerman – Come Thief, Come Fire (TBA)
Peter Himmelman – The Boat That Carries Us (TBA)
Rich Robinson (Black Crowes) – The Ceaseless Sight (TBA)
Sara Lowes – The Joy of Waiting (TBA)
Sara Swenson – Runway Lights (Summer TBA)
Sasha Siem – Most of the Boys (TBA)
Scott Matthews – Home Pt. 1 (TBA)
Stevie Nicks – 24 Karat Gold: Songs From the Vault (Fall)
The Bros. Landreth – Let It Lie (Fall TBA)
The Flaming Lips – With A Little Help from My Fwends (Sgt. Pepper Tribute) (10/28)
The Good Natured – Prism (Summer TBA)
The Vespers – Sisters and Brothers (TBA
Toby Lightman – Every Kind of People (TBA)
Wakey! Wakey! – All It Takes Is A Little Love (TBA)
Whitehorse – Leave No Bridge Unburned (Feb. 2015)
Winterpills – Echolalia (Covers) (10/14)
Zola Jesus – Taiga (Oct TBA)

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