Friday, March 1, 2019

New Music Monthly: March 2019 Releases

Hey now, this is more like it! The floodgates open in March and no matter your taste in music, there's something here to satisfy, pacify, and tickle the fancy of even the most hidebound hater. Blues fans will dig new albums by  Tommy Castro, Nick Schnebelen, Robin Trower, and the first solo effort by the great Reese Wynans while metalheads will be bangin' their craniums to jacked-up new music by In Flame, Demon Hunter, Queensr├┐che, and Devin Townsend.

Indie-rock fans will groove to LPs by Weezer, Meat Puppets, Stephen Malkmus, Ty Segall, and Lambchop, among many others. Americana aficionados aren't left out, either, with new albums by Steve Earle, Todd Snider, Son Volt, and a cool reissue of the long-ago debut by Uncle Walt's Band. Speaking of archive release, wrap your brains around long-lost tunes by Robin Lane & the Chartbusters, guitar maestro Dennis Coffey, Americana legend Townes Van Zandt, and the one-and-only Frank Zappa!

If you’re interesting in buying an album, just hit the ‘Buy!’ link to get it from’s just that damn easy! Your purchase puts valuable ‘store credit’ in the Reverend’s pocket that he’ll use to buy more music to write about in a never-ending loop of rock ‘n’ roll ecstasy!

Robin Lane & the Chartbusters' Many Years Ago

Ian Brown - Ripples   BUY!
Tommy Castro & the Painkillers - Killin' It Live   BUY!
Kid Creole & the Coconuts - Live In Paris 1985   BUY!
Dennis Coffey - Live at Baker's   BUY!
Demon Hunter - Peace   BUY!
Demon Hunter - War   BUY!
In Flames - I, The Mask   BUY!
Robin Lane & the Chartbusters - Many Years Ago [box set]   BUY!
Pond - Tasmania   BUY!
Queensr├┐che - The Verdict   BUY!
Royal Trux - White Stuff   BUY!
Nick Schnebelen - Crazy All By Myself   BUY!
Weezer - Weezer (The Black Album)   BUY!
Reese Wynans - Sweet Release   BUY!

Meat Puppets' Dusty Notes

Flight of the Conchords - Live In London   BUY!
Patty Griffin - Patty Griffin   BUY!
Amanda Palmer - There Will Be No Intermission   BUY!
Meat Puppets - Dusty Notes   BUY!
Townes Van Zandt - Sky Blue   BUY!
Leo "Bud" Welch - The Angels in Heaven Have Done Signed My Name [produced by Dan Auerbach]   BUY!

The Brian Jonestown Massacre

Dennis Brennan & the White Owls - Live at Electric Andyland   BUY!
The Brian Jonestown Massacre - The Brian Jonestown Massacre   [vinyl]   BUY!
The Faint - Egowerk   BUY!
Stephen Malkmus - Groove Denied   BUY!
Karen O & Danger Mouse - Lux Prima   BUY!
Todd Snider - Cash Cabin Sessions, Vol. 3   BUY!

Jenny Lewis's On the Line

Matt Andersen - Halfway Home By Morning   BUY!
Andrew Bird - My Finest Work   BUY!
Lambchop - This (is what I wanted to tell you)   BUY!
Jenny Lewis - On the Line   BUY!
Megadeth - Warheads On Foreheads [anthology]   BUY!
Leroy Jodie Pierson - Rusty Nail   BUY!
Mighty Mike Schermer - Bad Tattoo   BUY!
Strand of Oaks - Eraserland   BUY!
Henry Townsend & Roosevelt Sykes - Blues Piano and Guitar   BUY!
Robin Trower - Coming Closer To the Day   BUY!

Steve Earle's Guy

Steve Earle - Guy   BUY!
L.A. Guns - The Devil You Know   BUY!
Yngwie Malmsteen - Blue Lightning   BUY!
Mekons - Deserted   BUY!
Ty Segall - Deforming Lobes   BUY!
Son Volt - Union   BUY!
Devin Townsend - Empath   BUY!
Uncle Walt's Band - Uncle Walt's Band   BUY!
Whitechapel - The Valley   BUY!
Frank Zappa - Zappa In New York [deluxe vinyl reissue]   BUY!

Album of the Month: Tommy Castro & the Painkillers' Killin' It Live. Yeah, I know that I listed this one for February, but I goofed up...the album release actually kicks off March, with multiple Blues Music Award winner Tommy Castro and his band delivering a spanking live set of red-hot blues that showcase Castro's underrated, soulful vocals and scorched-earth fretwork. There's a reason why Castro is probably the most "in-demand" live artist on the blues scene today, and it's shown quite nicely in the grooves of Killin' It Live. Got it? Get it!

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