Welcome to Spring 2019! The flowers are blooming, the weather is getting warmer, and maybe it's raining wherever you are. But there's plenty of great music being released this month to keep you company, including new tunes from folks like Jimbo Mathus, Melissa Etheridge, Will Kimbrough, Nils Lofgren, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, and bluesman Harpdog Brown. Throw in live discs from Todd Rundgren's Utopia and Lone Justice, and archive releases from Professor Longhair, reggae legends Culture, and Pearl Harbour & the Explosions and April shapes up to be a helluva month for music!
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The Drums - Brutalism BUY!
Lee Fields & the Expressions - It Rains Love BUY!
Dana Gillespie - What Memories We Make: Complete Mainman Recordings 1971-1974 BUY!
Idlewild - Interview Music BUY!
Jimbo Mathus - Incinerator BUY!
Priests - The Seduction of Kansas BUY!
Professor Longhair - Live On the Queen Mary BUY!
Professor Louie & The Crowmatix - Songs Of Inspiration BUY!
Todd Rundgren's Utopia - Live at the Chicago Theatre [CD/DVD] BUY!
The Budos Band - V BUY!
Culture - The Nighthawk Recordings BUY!
Melissa Etheridge - The Medicine Show BUY!
Lone Justice - Live at the Palomino, 1983 BUY!
Pearl Harbor & the Explosions - Pearl Harbour & the Explosions [reissue] BUY!
Shovels & Rope - By Blood BUY!
Cage the Elephant - Social Cues BUY!
Will Kimbrough - I Like It Down Here BUY!
Mitch Woods - A Tip of the Hat To Fats BUY!
Harpdog Brown - For Love & Money BUY!
J.J. Cale - Stay Around [posthumous release] BUY!
The Cranberries - In the End BUY!
The Damned Things - High Crimes BUY!
Craig Finn - I Need A New War BUY!
Foxygen - Seeing Other People BUY!
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard - Fishing For Fishies BUY!
Nils Lofgren - Blue With Lou BUY!
The Mountain Goats - In League With Dragons BUY!
Nine Shrines - Retribution Therapy BUY!
Album of the Month: Dana Gillespie's What Memories We Make: Complete Mainman Recordings 1971-1974 is a two-disc set that collects the powerhouse vocalist's two RCA Records albums she made while hanging around David Bowie and was managed by MainMain. This includes her bluesy, critically-acclaimed 1973 RCA debut Weren't Born A Man and the rapid follow-up, 1974's Ain't Gonna Play No Second Fiddle. Throw in some alternative versions and demo recordings from the rare 1971 BOWPROMO promotional-only album and you have a complete document of an important era in the artist's career. Gillespie is undergoing a bit of a rediscover these days – aside from What Memories We Make, the newly-revived Rev-Ola Records label also recently reissued the singer's first two albums for Decca Records on CD as London Social Scene.