A Sad Start
This week was certainly a busy one. It got off to a sad start, with the passing of The Cranberries lead singer, Dolores O’Riordan.
Looking back into the Irish band’s catalog was a bittersweet experience. The band’s Tiny Desk Concert hinted at some real good things to come.
New This Week To The Colorado Sound
The list includes:
Band Of Heathens, Brett Dennen, Car Seat Headset, Erika Wennerstrom, Jack White, Jade Bird, James Hunter Six, Kyle Craft, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Nightsweats, Sunflower Bean, and The Wood Brothers.
Tour And Album News
There were a host of tour announcements that could very well find their way onto your calendar. It was frenetic in the office, for sure!
We had this week’s show announcements as it happened. And just when we thought we were all caught up, three excellent Red Rocks shows got announced.
In album news, The Decemberists announced a new album, I’ll Be Your Girl. It’s out March 16. The tracklisting:
1. Once In My Life
2. Cutting Stone
5. Tripping Along
6. Your Ghost
7. Everything Is Awful
8. Sucker’s Prayer
9. We All Die Young
10. Rusalka, Rusalka / The Wild Rushes
11. I’ll Be Your Girl
Check out their new video for “Severed”.
Yo La Tengo also announced an eagerly awaited new album, There’s A Riot Going On, out March 16. They’ve shared four songs to whet the appetite. So far, no Colorado dates, but we’ll let you know.
Awesomely, George Clinton and Parliement Funkadelic released their first song in decades. They are playing the Ogden, March 11. Tickets are available, starting January 19.
Their last album was 1980’s Trombipulation.
Take a listen to their newest.
Around and Around
- In other quick news around the music world, the Avett Brothers have an HBO documentary coming up. Judging by the trailer, it looks like a must watch. It will be available January 29.
- For Bowie-philes, embrace yourself. Five new Bowie Records are coming to vinyl. Low, Heroes, Lodger, Scary Monsters and Stage (a live show from the 70s) – will be re-released on February 23 on 180 gram.
- Hey, Brian Wilson, congrats on finally getting an A for writing “Surfin'”. The song started as a classroom assignment, way back in 1960. He got an F. A year later, the song became the Beach Boys first single. And, you know the rest. His teacher has finally given him a pretty worthy grade.
Brian’s high school music teacher Fred Morgan: “Brian wrote a composition for me and it turned out to be ‘Surfin.’ That composition got an F, but it made a million dollars.” Brian’s failing grade has now been changed to an A on this assignment by Dr. Landesfeind! pic.twitter.com/ICANT605Kx
— Brian Wilson (@BrianWilsonLive) January 15, 2018
Have you ever wondered about the stories behind the album cover? This is an exceptional weekend read, full of nuggets on the art of albums belonging to Bowie, Kate Bush, the Beasties, Led Zep and more.
Enjoy the music!