For this week's release roundup, Jay and Jade dig into new albums from Jenny Lewis, Andrew Bird, Motley Crue, and Lambchop; as well as new singles from Weyes Blood, Calexico with Iron & Wine, and Lizzo with Missy Elliott.
The New York Public Library has just opened a massive archive of papers, art, and recordings spanning Lou Reed's career. Jay talked with a librarian about just what this collection includes, and how fans and scholars can access it. Also today, Woodstock 50 releases its lineup and Lollapalooza 2019 teases theirs with puppies. Plus, the new 'Stranger Things' trailer is soundtracked by...guess Who?
Hope you had a backup: Myspace has confirmed losing data for 50 million songs uploaded to the platform between 2003 and 2015. Also in the news today: remembering Dick Dale, Shawn Mendes cleans up at the Junos, Neil Finn leaves social media in wake of Christchurch, Sam Smith comes out as genderqueer, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers play a very obvious cover at the Great Pyramids of Giza.
This week, Austin is all about music discovery. Whether you're planning to hit up our day party in person or tune in to our performance videos, here's what you need to know about the artists you'll be seeing.
Janelle Monae for Janet Jackson, David Byrne for Radiohead, and more...we now know who's making the speeches inducting this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class. Also in the news today: K-pop star nailed in sex sting, Red Hot Chili Peppers to rock the pyramids, and Jerry Seinfeld stars in a Vampire Weekend video. Plus, The Current's David Safar checks in from SXSW.
This week for our Rock and Roll Book Club, we're highlighting Wayne Kramer's memoir 'The Hard Stuff: Dope, Crime, the MC5 & My Life of Impossibilities.' How well do you know the history of Wayne Kramer and the MC5? Take our quiz based on information from the book.
Our lead story today is a good reminder to keep your phone in a secure spot when you're at a crowded show. Also in the news today: a 'Bohemian Rhapsody' sequel may be in the works, streaming services 'sue songwriters' to fight royalty rise, Bloodshot Records co-founder resigns, presidential hopefuls pick their signature songs, and a New York crowd can't keep from singing after seeing Robyn perform live.