Hello again. All good? Anything I can do? Are you ready for new music? Let’s start this week with Citizen Cope. He continues to release his mix of blues, soul, folk, and rock. The Airborne Toxic Event. Oh yes, I’ve been waiting a long time for this. Chris Bro happy boy. Look for “Hollywood Park,” the album on May 8. Jollett’s book, “Hollywood Park: A Memoir,” arrives May 5. Happy b day month to me. The 3rd ep of the promised trilogy by Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds is coming out. Good. Does this mean we’ll get the reunion everyone wants?

The Grahams answered when asked about the sound/feel of the alubm. We started in Chicago with the blues and Motown and we ended in L.A., listening to the Beach Boys. All of it found its way into the record.” My kinda sound/feel. David Byrne off his broadway show. Live. I know is closing soon and man it was/is brilliant. He between song banter was lovely. The man is on another level.

Foxfire Run. Thank you twitter and @JrzyGyrl suggested this band. She, as usual, was right. Follow for her great musical taste. Moaning play a song about the impossibility of love, coupled with booming drums and tumbling synths. Dancing to your heartbreak.

Sudan Archives starts half number two with experimental R. & B. from Cincinnati. And brings her violin. The Teskey Brothers contain with their blend of Muscle Shoals soul, boogie-woogie and pub rock. Are trapped in the past? I don’t care. I’m here for all of it. Don Bryant turns the blues a bit on it’s head. Say What? A blues song about the glories of love. Yes, please. I love it. Oh man, what a beautifully ravaged voice in this rolling shimmering tune by Lucida Williams.

Beach Bunny is from Chicago. Shall we call this beach rock or surf pop? I say yes. And just a brilliant build. Hey let’s stay in Chicago for Lala Lala And Grapetooth. Two Chicago bands get together on this slow and dreamy track. The Lemon Twigs are brothers from Long Island. I like the strings on this one. Winnetka Bowling League is a LA band. Not from WI. And is this a song in an ad or an ad inside a song? Either way I’ll be humming this one for a bit. Hillary Duff is in the video too.

New music discovery is important and thank you for doing your part.

Please support these bands…or we wouldn’t have bands like this around to support. Buy an album, or a ticket to a show, or a tee shirt, or…something from them. Thank you.

Spotify playlist updates on Thursday(ish). Link to Chris Bro on Spotify.


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Artist and Song Title:

Citizen Cope – Way Down In The Hole
The Airborne Toxic Event – Come On Out
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Come On Outside
The Grahams – Kids Like Us
David Byrne – Slippery People
Foxfire Run – Paralyzed
Moaning – Fall In Love
Sudan Archives – Limitless
The Teskey Brothers – Hold Me
Don Bryant – Your Love Is To Blame
Lucinda Williams – You Can’t Rule Me
Beach Bunny – Rearview
Lala Lala And Grapetooth – Fantasy Movie
The Lemon Twigs – The One
Winnetka Bowling League – CVS

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