Two special concerts and new releases...
This Wednesday's show from M Ward and Ardenland will help out the American Red Cross.
Tonight, everyone should make their way out to Duling Hall for Todd Snider's show. It will be a feast for media types as he reads from his book, shows us film and even plays music. There's something for everybody.
Tomorrow, vinyl enthusiasts will celebrate Record Store Day. With the closing of MorningBell, most of the die hards will have to go out of town to try to grab exclusive vinyl releases. Be safe and happy hunting.For a complete list of participating stores and releases, go here.
If you're out of town this Easter weekend, here are few things going on north and south of us:
4/19 - Rob Thomas - Horseshoe Casino - Tunica
4/18 - 4/27 - Biloxi Crawfish Festival feat. Three Days Grace, Charlie Daniels Band, etc. - MS Coast Coliseum - Biloxi
4/20 - Rick Ross - Lakefront Arena - New Orleans
4/21 - Aziz Ansari - Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts - New Orleans
Also, here's this week's new releases:
The Afghan Whigs - Do to the Beast
The Both - The Both
Nas - Illmatic XX [20th Anniversary Edition]
Slint - Spiderland [LP]
Ray Bonneville - Easy Gone
Rodney Crowell - Tarpaper Sky
Thee Oh Sees - Drop
Woods - With Light and With Love
Duck Sauce - Quack
Chet Faker - Built on Glass
Ziggy Marley - Fly Rasta
Ingrid Michaelson - Lights Out
Dan Wilson - Love Without Fear
Nels Cline/Medeski, Martin & Wood - Woodstock Sessions, Vol. 2
Stanton Moore - Conversations
The Secret Sisters - Put Your Needle Down
Sonic Avenues - Mistakes
Bobby Bare, Jr. - Bobby Bare, Jr.'s Young Criminals' Starvation League
Chuck E. Weiss - Red Beans and Weiss
Amps for Christ - Canyons Cars and Crows
Dylan Shearer - Garagearray
Ryley Walker - All Kinds of You
If you wander around Duling Hall this weekend, you're bound to stumble upon some great music.
Tonight, there's Jimbo Mathus and the Tri-State Coalition rocking the house.
Tomorrow is St. Paul and Broken Bones, who will bring the funky soul to Jacktown.
Also, tomorrow is the last day for Morningbell. You should totally grab that Linda Rondstadt LP you've been eyeing for the past 8 months.
Morningbell closing, regional picks and new releases...
A special Record Store Day release, regional picks and new releases...
Where to get some vinyl records this weekend and new releases...
Swamp Babies, Twin Peaks, new releases and more...
Here's a small look back of the highlights of The Beatles' first visit to the United States...
Snoop, Swamp Babies, and new stuff...
New releases and Pat Metheny...
Tons of new releases and Best of Jackson...
JazzFest and New Releases...
The few new releases that hit the streets this week...
Hello readers. You might remember me from my time at the JFP as the writer of the bi-monthly column “The Key of G,” where I covered local and national music, as well as just musing about different topics related to music in general.
One of the things I liked to do was to make top 10 release lists at the end of the given year. While I did enjoy that, I always felt a little disingenuous, because I don’t listen to that much new music; I spend most of my time digging for and listening to old records. Hence, my top 10 lists would barely be made, as I squeezed in a few listens right at the end of the year to go with the few albums from artists that I always check for. Further, I never kept a running list, so my top 10 would have omissions, on top of my already poor sample size. (For instance, I somehow left Robert Glasper’s “Black Radio” off of last year’s list).
But this year has been different. I made it my mission to listen to as many new releases as possible, and to document them. What I have now is a list of 60 new albums that I have listened to and ranked in order. Mind you, this list is not meant to be definitive; there is a lot that I didn’t listen to for several reasons, mainly just because there isn’t enough time in the day to hear everything. I did listen to almost everything from artists that I am a fan of, which is something I have done a poor job of over the years. I also branched out to some artists I never was a fan of before, even though I knew who they were and ignored them on purpose. The results are fairly predictable. I also discovered some new artists I had never heard of at all, which was quite nice in most instances.
So, over the next several weeks, I am going to present you all with a ranked list of the 60 albums I listened to this year. Again, this list is not intended to be definitive at all; it is just a list of what I listened to, ranked solely by my opinions. I am sure there will be some disagreement and head scratching, but some of you might also see some new things that interest you that you go check out. And that’s what it’s all about anyway. Thanks for reading and indulging my opinions.
10) Dosh “Milk Money” Dosh, who is from Minneapolis, is a multi-instrumentalist who makes experimental beat driven electronic music, with an organic flair, mostly from the marimba and Rhodes piano he normally plays as part of his live set up. He creates lush songs with the help of an array of samplers and ...