Spring is right around the corner and as the weather heats up, so too does the release schedule. The month of March promises a bounty of new and renewed music with vinyl reissues of a big chunk of the African Head Charge catalog, new tunes from the legendary Swamp Dogg, Stephen Malkmus, Sass Jordan, Pearl Jam, and Boomtown Rats. Americana fans can rejoice with new albums from talented folks like Carla Olsen, Jim Lauderdale, and Lilly Hiatt while blues lovers will dig new discs by Roomful of Blues and Watermelon Slim. There's something here for everybody, no matter your taste in music!
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more music to write about in a never-ending loop of rock ‘n’ roll
African Head Charge - Churchical Chant Of The Iyabinghi [vinyl reissue] BUY!
African Head Charge - In Pursuit of Shashamane Land [vinyl reissue] BUY!
African Head Charge - Songs of Praise [vinyl reissue] BUY!
African Head Charge - Visions of A Psychedelic Africa [vinyl reissue] BUY!
African Head Charge - Voodoo of the Godsent [vinyl reissue] BUY!
African Head Charge - Drumming Is A Language [5-CD box set] BUY!
Body Count - Carnivore BUY!
Luke Haines & Peter Buck - Beat Poetry for the Survivalists BUY!
Cornershop - England Is A Garden BUY!
Jim Lauderdale - When Carolina Comes Home Again BUY!
Stephen Malkmus - Traditional Techniques BUY!
Rose Tattoo - Outlaws BUY!
Swamp Dogg - Sorry You Couldn't Make It BUY!
Will Sexton - Don’t Walk the Darkness BUY!
Peter Bjorn and John - Endless Dream BUY!
Boomtown Rats - Citizens of Boomtown BUY!
Circa Waves - Happy Sad BUY!
The Districts - You Know I'm Not Going Anywhere BUY!
Sass Jordan - Rebel Moon Blues BUY!
Roomful of Blues - In A Roomful of Blues BUY!
Brian & Roger Eno - Mixing Colours BUY!
Game Theory - Across The Barrier Of Sound: PostScript BUY!
Jon Hassell - Vernal Equinox [vinyl reissue] BUY!
Morrissey - I Am Not A Dog On A Chain BUY!
Carla Olson - Have Harmony, Will Travel 2 BUY!
The Weeknd - After Hours BUY!
Matt Wilson - When I Was A Writer BUY!
Duane & Gregg Allman - Duane & Gregg Allman BUY!
Allman Joys - Early Allman [Duane & Gregg Allman] BUY!
Rory Block - Prove It On Me BUY!
Clem Snide - Forever Just Beyond BUY!
Brian Fallon - Local Honey BUY!
Hour Glass - Hour Glass [Duane & Gregg Allman] BUY!
Hour Glass - Power of Love [Duane & Gregg Allman] BUY!
Lilly Hiatt - Walking Proof BUY!
The No Ones - The Great Lost No Ones Album [w/Scott McCaughey & Peter Buck] BUY!
Alan Parsons Project - Ammonia Avenue [deluxe box set reissue] BUY!
Pearl Jam - Gigaton BUY!
Kim Richey - A Long Way Back: The Songs of Glimmer BUY!
Sufjan Stevens - Aporia BUY!
Watermelon Slim - Traveling Man BUY!
Album of the Month: Watermelon Slim's Traveling Man, the first live work from the blues lifer and a double-disc set at that! Underrated, understated, but just plain great Slim is a helluva storyteller, and a mighty fine picker on his National Steel guitar. Traveling Man offers up eighteen lively performances from 2016, just the man and his guitar and the occasional harmonica. The blues doesn't get any better than Watermelon Slim!