Music Releases 05-11-18
Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino [LP]
The Prodigal Son [LP]
Floating Features [LP]
The National Reserve
Motel La Grange [LP]
Simian Mobile Disco
Blue Mesa [LP]
Movie Releases 05-11-18
Black Panther [Movie]
Rick & Morty [TV Series]
Rick & Morty: The Complete Third Season
Plain Spoken From The Chicago Theatre [CD/Blu-ray]
The Jackie Gleason Show: In Color
The Jackie Gleason Show: In Color
Music Releases 05-18-18
Following the success of his multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated debut album, Chaos & The Calm, James Bay to release highly anticipated album, Electric Light, on 5/18 via Republic Records. Album includes current single “Wild Love,” which recently entered Top 20 at Hot AC radio & continues to gain traction. James will headline a SOLD-OUT US tour, which will launch on 3/25 in Seattle. Additionally, there will be multiple media appearances & performances to support the album, including a major look on SNL.
Santa Rosa Fangs is critically acclaimed California-based singer/songwriter Matt Costa’s new full-length, his first in five years. The album was produced by Peter Matthew Bauer (The Walkmen) and Nick Stumpf (French Kicks). The tale of Santa Rosa Fangs centers around a young woman named Sharon, her two brothers Ritchie and Tony, and their story of love, loss, and coming of age in a timeless yet contemporary California. It is replete with long distance love affairs and nostalgic romances woven through the loom of tragedy and time.
On May 18, Ohio-based band The Sidekicks will release their fifth album, Happiness Hours. Nearly three years in the making, Happiness Hours follows 2015’s critically acclaimed Runners in the Nerved World.
Produced, engineered, and mixed by John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr., Kurt Vile), Happiness Hours features some of the sunniest, most ebullient songs The Sidekicks have ever recorded—all ringing guitars, charging drums, and soaring vocals. That dynamic is more than apparent on the infectious lead single “Twins Twist,” which premieres today.
With its warm harmonies and shining melody, bouncing groove and bittersweet lyrics, “Twins Twist” also reveals the more narrative-driven direction that The Sidekicks pursued in creating Happiness Hours. As vocalist/guitarist Steve Ciolek explains, those narratives reach squarely toward a kind of universal experience.
“They are relative to my life, but they aren’t just about me,” says Ciolek, whose bandmates include drummer Matt Climer, guitarist/vocalist Toby Reif, and bassist/vocalist Ryan Starinsky. “Unlike when you’re a kid, when every song has to be about falling in love or breaking up—about me, me, me—you get to a point when you really want your art to be inclusive. You want everyone to be able to locate themselves somehow in your songs.”
Movie Releases 05-18-18
Jeff Beck is one of the most innovative and original guitar players of the rock ‘n’ roll era. Never content to rest on his laurels, he is always experimenting with new techniques, new musical styles and new collaborators. “Still On The Run – The Jeff Beck Story” follows his career from early days learning guitar solos with his friend Jimmy Page, through the Yardbirds, the Jeff Beck Group and his multifaceted solo albums. Beck’s fascination with both guitar music and hot rods is explored through interviews at home and in his workshop and his musical journey is illustrated through contributions from many of his fellow musicians and colleagues including Eric Clapton, David Gilmour, Jan Hammer, Jimmy Page, Joe Perry, Slash, Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood and more.
Five previously unreleased tracks from Jeff Beck’s performance at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 2007: 1) Eternity’s Breath 2) Freeway Jam 3) Nadia 4) Led Boots 5) Blue Wind
On British Blues Explosion Live, Joe Bonamassa pays homage to legendary British guitarists Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page with his stunning performance of their blues-rock classics. Recorded at Greenwich Music Time at The Old Royal Naval College in London in July, 2016. The 5 piece band included Michael Rhodes (bass), Reese Wynans (keyboards), Anton Fig (drums) and Russ Irwin (rhythm guitar/backing vocals). PBS Pledge campaign running early March. Bonus features include; 2 extra tracks, fan footage and photos.
From the acclaimed graphic novel comes an epic adventure about a world beyond imagination. Teen Barbara Thorson (Madison Wolfe, The Conjuring 2) is the only thing that stands between terrible giants and the destruction of her small town. But as she boldly confronts her fears in increasingly dangerous ways, her new school counselor (Zoe Saldana, Guardians of the Galaxy) leads her to question everything she’s always believed to be true. I Kill Giants is an intense, touching story about trust, courage and love from the producers that brought you Harry Potter.
In director Todd Haynes’ WONDERSTRUCK, Ben & Rose are children from two different eras who wish their lives were different. Ben longs for the father he never knew, while Rose dreams of a mysterious actress whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook. When Ben discovers a puzzling clue and Rose reads an enticing headline in the newspaper, both set out on quests that unfold with mesmerizing symmetry.
Music Releases 05-25-18
Love Is Dead [Translucent Light Blue LP]
The Flaming Lips
Seeing The Unseeable: The Complete Studio Recordings Of The Flaming Lips 1986-1990
Tracyanne & Danny
Tracyanne & Danny [LP]
Storm Boy [LP]
Nothing Compares 2 U [Vinyl Single]
Their Prime [LP]
Mtv Unplugged: Live At Roundhouse London [CD/DVD]