Thursday, June 1, 2017

New Music Monthly: June 2017 Releases

It's hard to believe, but another 30 days have passed by and it's time to roll up your coins, cash in those pop bottles, and raid the piggy bank to go out and buy some new music! June promises to be the best month yet in 2017 as far as new music, with anticipated albums from Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys, Roger Waters (ex-Pink Floyd), punk legends Rancid, blues giant Joe Bonamassa and Chicago's Cash Box Kings, among others. Throw in some very cool reissue and archive releases from the likes of Prince, Jesse Ed Davis, Game Theory, Bob Marley, and David Bowie as well as vinyl reissues from Alex Chilton and the Spinto Band, and June may be the month that breaks the bank...

Dan Auerbach's Waiting On A Song

Dan Auerbach - Waiting On A Song   BUY!
Benjamin Booker - Witness   BUY!
Jesse Ed Davis - Red Dirt Boogie: The Atco Recordings 1970-1972   BUY!
Hawkwind - Live Chronicles   BUY!
Bob Marley & the Wailers - Exodus 40: The Movement Continues   BUY!
U2 - The Joshua Tree: 30th Anniversary   BUY!
Roger Waters - Is This The Life We Really Want?   BUY!

Game Theory's 2 Steps From The Middle Ages

Game Theory - 2 Steps From The Middle Ages   BUY!
Rainbow - Live In Birmingham   BUY!
Rancid - Trouble Maker   BUY!

Chuck Berry - Chuck   BUY!
Alex Chilton - Take Me Home & Make Me Like It [vinyl]   BUY!
David Bowie - Cracked Actor: Live In Los Angeles 1974   BUY!
Steve Earle - So You Wannabe An Outlaw   BUY!
Fleet Foxes - Crack-Up   BUY!
Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit - The Nashville Sound   BUY!
Spinto Band - Nice and Nicely Done [vinyl reissue]   BUY!

Prince's Purple Rain

Joe Bonamassa - Live at Carnegie Hall   BUY!
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard - Murder of the Universe   BUY!
Glenn Morrow - Cry For Help   BUY!
Prince - Purple Rain Deluxe   BUY!
Jeff Tweedy - Together At Last   BUY!

Chris Bell's Looking Forward

Chris Bell - Looking Forward (pre-Big Star recordings)   BUY!
The Cash Box Kings - Royal Mint   BUY!
Willie Nile - Positively Bob: Willie Nile Sings Bob Dylan   BUY!

Chuck Berry's Chuck

Album of the Month: Chuck Berry's Chuck...the rock 'n' roll pioneers first studio album in nearly 40 years is already garnering rave reviews, and whether as comeback album or a self-conscious goodbye, Berry's legacy is already indelibly carved in granite. Chuck offers up ten mostly new, original songs produced by Berry, who is backed by both his children – guitarist Charles Berry Jr. and harmonica player Ingrid Berry – as well as his longtime stage band from the Blueberry Hill Club in St. Louis. Heck, it's Chuck Berry...what more do you need to know?

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