March, they say, comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb but any month that begins with Dan Baird & Homemade Sin and goes out with Mastodon is roaring loudly for 30 days. Throw in reissues and anthologies of the Creation, Artful Dodger, and Southside Johnny and new releases by Colin Hay, R. Stevie Moore & Jason Falkner, Wire, and Rev. Peyton's Big Damn Band and there's a lot of great music to spend your coin on this month!
Artful Dodger - The Complete Columbia Recordings BUY!
Dan Baird & Homemade Sin - Rollercoaster BUY!
Guy Clark - Best of the Dualtone Years BUY!
Colin Hay - Fierce Mercy BUY!
The Rascals - The Complete Singles A's & B's BUY!
Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes - The Fever BUY!
Temples - Volcano BUY!
Cindy Lee Berryhill - The Adventurist BUY!
Greg Graffin - Millport BUY!
R. Stevie Moore & Jason Falkner - Make It Be BUY!
Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band - The Front Porch Sessions BUY!
The Shins - Heartworms BUY!
Blackfield - Blackfield V BUY!
The Creation - Action Painting BUY!
Delta Moon - Cabbagetown BUY!
Depeche Mode - Spirit BUY!
Spoon - Hot Thoughts BUY!
Craig Finn - We All Want The Same Things BUY!
Ruthie Foster - Joy Comes Back BUY!
Girlschool - Hit & Run BUY!
Jesus & Mary Chain - Damage and Joy BUY!
Jethro Tull - The String Quartets BUY!
Coco Montoya - Hard Truth BUY!
Mastodon - Emperor of Sand BUY!
Wire - Silver/Lead BUY!
(Album release dates are subject to change without notice and they don't always let me know, so there...)
Album of the Month: Dan Baird & Homemade Sin's Rollercoaster, the latest blast of poop-puntin' Southern rock from former Georgia Satellites' frontman Dan Baird and his motley collection of rock 'n' roll lifers (including talented Jason & the Scorchers' guitarist Warner Hodges). A Homemade Sin album is always a treat, the grooves laden with red-hot git licks, foot-shufflin' rhythms, and strong songwriting from the underrated Baird. Rollercoaster marks the second album from the Baird camp this year; the singer/songwriter's SoLow solo disc was released in February and is equally worth of your time and money.