Spoon Coming to Toronto in the Summer
Austin-based minimalist rock outfit, Spoon, recently released their ninth studio album, Hot Thoughts, and the critical consensus seems to be that the group remains as fresh as ever. In addition, they’ve also added five Canadian stops to their upcoming tour, including a stop at Massey Hall on July 25th. The group is hot off some rousing performances at SXSW, so be sure to check them out while you can.
Record Store Day Releases Full List for 2017
The annual celebration of music that is Record Store Day is set for its 10th anniversary on April 22nd of this year. The full list of exclusive releases was made available yesterday and features a slew of intriguing material. Expect new stuff from the likes of Andre 3000 (performing a Beatles cover), Prince, David Bowie, and a Danny Brown picture disc. Others include Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, The Smiths, The War on Drugs, Lou Reed, and far too many more to list here.
You can see the full list of North American releases here.
And the UK releases here.
Chuck Berry’s First Album in 38 Years, Chuck, Has a Release Date, New Single
The news of Chuck Berry’s death was felt around the music world on Saturday, but we can all take solace in the fact that we’ll still be able to hear some new music from the rock legend soon. Berry made the announcement before passing away that a new album would be released sometime in 2017, and now an exact date has been provided. His first album since 1979’s Rock It, will be out on June 16th and will be titled, Chuck. A new single from the upcoming album has also been released titled “Big Boys”, and features musicians Tom Morello, and Nathaniel Rateliff. Rolling Stone has the full story.
Listen to the new song here.
FYF Festival Announces 2017 Lineup
Los Angeles music festival FYF expanded to a three-day format for this year’s festivities, and the lineup they’ve managed to secure is quite impressive. Headliners include Nine Inch Nails (touring for the first time in three years), Missy Elliot, Frank Ocean, and Björk. Other notables include A Tribe Called Quest, Iggy Pop, Run the Jewels, and Angel Olsen.