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Friday, May 6, 2016 - 10:53am
Now Available: Cyndi Lauper, Detour
You know what’s awesome about Cyndi Lauper? (Besides everything, of course.) It’s that not only does she still want to have fun, but she still wants to record new music, which is something that can’t necessarily be said for other artists who found their greatest successes in the ‘80s. That’s one of the reasons that we couldn’t be happier that she’s making her Sire Records debut with Detour, which finds Ms. Lauper delivering her takes on a dozen classic country songs.
https://open.spotify.com/album/3mXZIWJYygHtn9XaZrvpbJ
Friday, May 6, 2016 - 10:52am
Out Now: The Cars, Moving in Stereo: The Best of The Cars
Back in March, Rhino released a new box set by The Cars: The Elektra Years 1978-1987, which culled together all six of the band’s studio albums. While we’re obviously quick to cite the general awesomeness of The Cars, Candy-O, Panorama, Shake It Up, Heartbeat City, and Door To Door, we can also imagine a newbie to the Cars’ catalog looking at this 60-track set and feeling a little bit overwhelmed by it all.
https://open.spotify.com/album/61VgqzJ9CpZv0eGIqAMWOW
Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 2:41pm
Alt Country

Who's ready for some rebel rousin'? Join the ranks with Cyndi Lauper, Sturgill Simpson, M. Ward, Buddy Miller, Kacey Musgraves, The Avett Brothers, and more.

https://open.spotify.com/user/rhino_records/playlist/5VoZ86pehu2SCeBytsppKh
Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 12:10pm
Happy Anniversary: The Rascals, “See”

47 years ago today, The Rascals released the title track from their sixth studio album, which earned the band another top-40 single.

Given the way the band had been evolving away from writing singles in favor of focusing more on their albums as a whole, it was a pleasant surprise when “See,” composed by Felix Cavaliere, emerged and began its climb up the Hot 100. Arriving over six months before the actual See album hit record store shelves, the song was described by Richie Unterberger as having “a bubbling organ, pummeling rhythm, and train-whistle harmonies that would do the Five Americans proud.”

https://open.spotify.com/album/0nj0otoYXTzJL6d4gGQhKD
Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 11:56am
Historic Tours

44 years ago today, Bickershaw, England was the site of what is generally remembered in the UK as one of the all time wettest rock festivals, but for all the rain that was dumped on the crowd during the course of its three days, the crowd’s enthusiasm was rarely dampened.

Organized by future television personality Jeremy Beadle, the Bickershaw Festival featured a wide variety of artists from the UK and the US, and when we say “wide variety,” we’re in no way using the phrase in a hyperbolic fashion: the lineup included Hawkwind, Dr. John, Donovan, the Incredible String Band, Captain Beefheart, Maynard Ferguson, Wishbone Ash, the Kinks, the New Riders of the Purple Sage, and a five-hour set from the Grateful Dead.

https://open.spotify.com/user/rhino_records/playlist/0XfIr2tpvWgzjkJ14lTlwW
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 3:44pm
Dr. Rhino's Picks

Zeppelin, Metallica…ah, good. I have your attention.

https://open.spotify.com/user/rhino_records/playlist/5VtZlnpzTQZjaCYmxMd50b
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 2:49pm
Rhino Factoids

46 years ago today, a tragedy at Kent State University inspired one of the most powerful protest songs in rock ‘n’ roll history.

When President Richard M. Nixon announced his decision to send a U.S. invasion force into Cambodia on April 30, 1970, it was greeted with considerable disdain by a significant portion of the population, and given that it was an era which was ripe with political protests, it was only to be expected the decision would inspire such protests around the country. On May 1, things started to get ugly in Kent, with protestors taking things too far, damaging storefronts in the midst of making their political statement. In turn, police were dispatched, tear gas was released, and tensions between the two sides increased significantly. On May 2, an ROTC building was set aflame, inspiring cheers from students and further tear gas from National Guardsmen that had been called by Ohio Governor James Rhodes.

https://open.spotify.com/track/0ToHhkK4qtwEyKOxhQpMbJ
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 2:47pm
Happy Birthday, Frankie Valli
Frankie Valli turns 82 years old today, and while the Four Seasons frontman may not be hitting the concert stage quite as often now as he did during the group’s heyday, he’s still regularly on the road and keeps belting out the hits for the fans. In celebration of his birthday, we thought we’d celebrate an aspect of his career that’s sometimes forgotten: his work as an actor.
https://open.spotify.com/user/frankivalli4seasons/playlist/6WOrAqBaBJKx6soAVUqOhe