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WALTER SALAS-HUMARA, creator of visionary garage-acoustic Americana and founder of the SILOS, plays an in-store show store-side TONIGHT at 7pm!

WALTER SALAS-HUMARA, creator of visionary garage-acoustic Americana and founder of the SILOS, plays an in-store show store-side TONIGHT at 7pm!

With this apocalyptic agrarianism safely encoded in his band’s name, Salas-Humara moved on once that lineup had run its course — taking with him not the country revisionism that by now could have sustained him in an endless holding pattern, but rather the Lower East Side’s fervid avant-gardism, that high-test mixture of aggression and dissonance the neighborhood wears like a jailhouse tattoo. Walter sings witty songs about modern life, rocks a sweet

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This Fall’s edition of the ALBINO SKUNKFEST kicks off OCT. 5th, and the lineup is SWEET!

This Fall’s edition of the ALBINO SKUNKFEST kicks off OCT. 5th, and the lineup is SWEET!

Fresh off the Skunkville presses, we’ve got a dispatch from Mr. Glynn Ziegler himself about the next edition of our fave multi-genre musical gathering, the Albino Skunkfest at Glynn’s stately Skunk Farm over in Greer. The festival kicks off Friday, Oct. 6th, and they’ve got some heavy-hitters scheduled this time around. As usual, Zig has chosen a talented group hailing from far and wide. The artists have differing styles that we’re sure will make for a great weekend playlist and your latest chance to find your new favorite.

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NEW RELEASES, 9/15: FOO FIGHTERS, LARRY CAMPBELL & TERESA WILLIAMS, BRUCE COCKBURN, THE TEXAS GENTLEMEN & more!

NEW RELEASES, 9/15: FOO FIGHTERS, LARRY CAMPBELL & TERESA WILLIAMS, BRUCE COCKBURN, THE TEXAS GENTLEMEN & more!

On “Concrete and Gold” Foo Fighters reflect the entire timeline of the classic-rock format; there are clear homages to the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Queen, glam, thrash and grunge. But the band has a new producer, Greg Kurstin, who has collaborated with Adele, Pink and Beck. And with him, Foo Fighters now shuffle genres, even within songs, more suddenly and whimsically — more digitally — than ever. Previous albums have presented studio-enhanced versions of the band onstage, while on “Concrete and Gold,” Foo Fighters can switch configurations

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NEW RELEASES, 9/8: GREGG ALLMAN says goodbye, THE NATIONAL returns, NEIL YOUNG gives us one from the vault, and MIKE STERN rocks our world!

NEW RELEASES, 9/8: GREGG ALLMAN says goodbye, THE NATIONAL returns, NEIL YOUNG gives us one from the vault, and MIKE STERN rocks our world!

As rock superstars fade from the glare of fame into the shrouds of nostalgia, a few find ways to keep connecting. It’s not easy: Talent is critical but more important is honesty. This is especially true when the end of one’s path comes into view, when that road no longer stretches past the horizon but stops somewhere short of there. When Gregg Allman recorded Southern Blood, he could see what lay ahead. Knowing that this was his farewell statement, he crafted it meticulously all the way up to the end of his journey,

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NEW RELEASES 9/1: AESOP ROCK (for real this time), LCD SOUNDSYSTEM, JOAN OSBORNE, and some amazing jazz & bluegrass reissues await!

Known for his gruff voice and labyrinthine rhymes, Aesop Rock is easy to listen to but hard to rap along with. He weaves dense, captivating songs that beg for engaged parsing. He’s never stopped experimenting with his voice, which means that his production has often been overshadowed by his lyrics and his delivery. But in late 2015 a pair of filmmakers saw something in Aesop Rock’s beat-making and tasked him with scoring the action thriller Bushwick. His skill set turns out to be an excellent fit for the rapid-fire intensity of their film.

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NEW RELEASES 8/25: IRON & WINE, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, AESOP ROCK, FILTHY FRIENDS, LILLY HIATT, and some Gene-tastic ECM love from JOHN POTTER!

NEW RELEASES 8/25: IRON & WINE, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, AESOP ROCK, FILTHY FRIENDS, LILLY HIATT, and some Gene-tastic ECM love from JOHN POTTER!

“Queens of the Stone Age” always sounded like the best glam-band name ever, and while Josh Homme’s free-ranging heavy rock hypnotists were never quite that, they come as close as ever on Villains. “I was born in the desert May 17, in ’73” Homme declares on the opener, “Feet Don’t Fail Me” – which is true, in fact. It also happens to be a date near glam’s peak, and the echo of Rick Derringer’s spangled ’73 top-40 anthem “Rock and Roll Hootchie Koo” is probably no accident, either.

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NEW RELEASES, 8/18: JERRY DOUGLAS BAND (Oh Yeah!), INTERPOL, RAY WYLIE HUBBARD, SHELBY LYNNE/ALLISON MOORER, UNKLE & more!

NEW RELEASES, 8/18: JERRY DOUGLAS BAND (Oh Yeah!), INTERPOL, RAY WYLIE HUBBARD, SHELBY LYNNE/ALLISON MOORER, UNKLE & more!

Ray Wylie Hubbard is an iconoclast of the highest order. Early on, Jerry Jeff Walker recorded his song “Up Against the Wall, Redneck Mother”, which was enough to give him lifetime membership in the outlaw country club. Not much later, he was associated with “progressive country”, particularly for his early years with his band the Cowboy Twinkies, who were mixing hard rock and outlaw country elements long before anyone had even thought of mentioning those two

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NEW RELEASES, 8/11: DAVID RAWLINGS returns with his new almanack, RICHARD THOMPSON’s second volume of acoustic classics, plus WILL HOGE, GUIDED BY VOICES & more!

NEW RELEASES, 8/11: DAVID RAWLINGS returns with his new almanack, RICHARD THOMPSON’s second volume of acoustic classics, plus WILL HOGE, GUIDED BY VOICES & more!

David Rawlings has made a career out of a sort of unassuming generosity. Though he’s led his own band, the Dave Rawlings Machine, he’s spent much of his adult life supporting the work of bigger names like Old Crow Medicine Show, Bright Eyes and Ryan Adams, who covered Rawlings’ song “To Be Young (Is To Be Sad, Is To Be High).” And, of course, Rawlings has played, sung and written alongside Gillian Welch — they’ve recorded eight albums together, including modern classics that bear her name, like Revival and Time (The Revelator).

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NEW RELEASES 8/4: HARD WORKING AMERICANS, a new RANDY NEWMAN, our pals OLD SALT UNION return, and an amazing GRANT GREEN reissue!

NEW RELEASES 8/4: HARD WORKING AMERICANS, a new RANDY NEWMAN, our pals OLD SALT UNION return, and an amazing GRANT GREEN reissue!

Set to join the list of iconic live albums of the modern Rock era, Jam band supergroup Hard Working Americans bring listeners We’re All in This Together on August 4, 2017. Consisting of members from Widespread Panic, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, and Great American Taxi. they pool the talents of bassist Dave Schools, drummer Duane Trucks, guitarist Neal Casal, keyboardist Chad Staehly, celebrated singer-songwriter Todd Snider, along with new addition, Tulsa guitarist Jesse Aycock.

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NEW RELEASES 7/28: July ends with an ARCADE FIRE dance party, a live set from CAGE THE ELEPHANT, some smokin’ guitar from REX BROWN and a slew of APHEX TWIN reissues!

NEW RELEASES 7/28: July ends with an ARCADE FIRE dance party, a live set from CAGE THE ELEPHANT, some smokin’ guitar from REX BROWN and a slew of APHEX TWIN reissues!

Arcade Fire’s fifth LP Everything Now opens with its title track, twice. The first version, logged under the name “Everything_Now (Continued),” lasts for just under one woozy minute, and it in no way prepares the listener for what’s to come. When the dirgelike intro gives way to the full five-minute “Everything Now,” the explosion of joyous rhythm, infectious melody, and disco glitz is unexpected—but, boy, is it ever welcome. The album that follows has a lot more in common with the “fun” take on its opening song than the more plaintive, somber one. While both iterations of “Everything Now” feel like a natural progression from the arty world-beat/dance-fever experiments of 2013’s Reflektor, placing these two tracks back-to-back at the start of Everything Now almost feels like a gesture of reassurance to longtime fans. “Relax,” the band is saying. “This album won’t be as difficult as the last one.”

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  • NEW RELEASES, 9/15: FOO FIGHTERS, LARRY CAMPBELL & TERESA WILLIAMS, BRUCE COCKBURN, THE TEXAS GENTLEMEN & more!
    On “Concrete and Gold” Foo Fighters reflect the entire timeline of the classic-rock format; there are clear homages to the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Queen, glam, thrash and grunge. But the band has a new producer, Greg Kurstin, who has collaborated with Adele, Pink and Beck. And with him, Foo Fighters now shuffle genres, even within songs, more suddenly and whimsically — more digitally — than ever. Previous albums have presented studio-enhanced versions of the band onstage, while on “Concrete and Gold,” Foo Fighters can switch configurations
  • NEW RELEASES, 9/8: GREGG ALLMAN says goodbye, THE NATIONAL returns, NEIL YOUNG gives us one from the vault, and MIKE STERN rocks our world!
    As rock superstars fade from the glare of fame into the shrouds of nostalgia, a few find ways to keep connecting. It’s not easy: Talent is critical but more important is honesty. This is especially true when the end of one’s path comes into view, when that road no longer stretches past the horizon but stops somewhere short of there. When Gregg Allman recorded Southern Blood, he could see what lay ahead. Knowing that this was his farewell statement, he crafted it meticulously all the way up to the end of his journey,