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Monday, July 6, 2015 - 3:08pm
Jean-Luc Ponty

35 years ago today, Jean-Luc Ponty released his first album of his third decade of recording, an effort which once again found him taking a top-five placement on Billboard’s Jazz Albums chart.

We’ll kick things off with the quick caveat that Wikipedia suggests that Civilized Evil was actually released in September 1980, but all things being equal, we tend to trust AllMusic’s researchers, so if they say it came out on July6, 1980, that’s what we’re taking as the truth. Either way, this year still marks the 35th anniversary of the album, so it’s still worthy of celebration.

Friday, July 3, 2015 - 10:08am
Rhino Playlist: Hello, America!

If you've glanced at your calendar at all this week, then you know that tomorrow is the Fourth of July, which means that this piece that you're reading was posted yesterday, because we're off today. Woo-hoo! Three-day weekend!!!


Friday, July 3, 2015 - 9:06am
The Doors, Waiting for the Sun
47 years ago today, The Doors released the first and only #1 album of their career, although the album’s title track wouldn’t turn up for another two years.
Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 4:11pm
Alt Country

Fresh tracks from Heartless Bastards, Elle King, Kacey Musgraves, John Prine, Emmylou, Linda, & Dolly... just in time for the 4th of July. God bless 'Murica!

Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 11:56am
Happy Anniversary: The Time, Ice Cream Castle
31 years ago today, The Time showed us their jungle love with the release of their third album, an effort which – despite providing them with the first top-20 pop hit of their career – also turned out to be a temporary swan song for the band.
Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 11:45am
Happy Anniversary: Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Rust Never Sleeps
36 years ago today, Neil Young and Crazy Horse released an album which answered the question, “When is a live album not a live album?” The answer: when you record it live and then go on to do everything in your power to remove the sounds that usually accompany a live show.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 3:21pm
Gig of the Week

Roxette have had a busy year - a 30th anniversary album, 25th anniversary of "It Must Have Been Love" appearing in Pretty Woman, and they are currently embarking on a world tour. Check out the setlist from their May date at the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam here - it's basically a hit parade of pop classics!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 12:42pm
Happy Anniversary: Brian Wilson, “Love and Mercy”
27 years ago today, Brian Wilson released the first single from his first-ever solo album, and although it utterly failed to make the Billboard Hot 100, it has since gone on to become as much of a signature song for Wilson as anything he ever recorded with the Beach Boys.