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New Album Releases 6/26
Blues Traveler Suzie Cracks The Whip Suzie Cracks The Whip marks a creative resurgence for Blues Traveler and commemorates their 25th Anniversary as a band. Buy Here
Everclear Invisible Stars Invisible Stars is a thematic collection of songs from the perspective of someone who has ridden the rollercoaster, and has got back in line. Buy Here
Everest Ownerless Described by Everest guitarist Joel Graves as a "hopeful love letter slipped under the door." Buy Here
Joe Jackson The Duke A salute to Duke Ellington featuring Joe Jackson's skills as an arranger, instrumentalist and vocalist. Buy Here
Little Feat Rooster Rag The 15th album of original material by the Blues Rock veterans Buy Here
Johnny Cash Setlist: The Very Best Prison Recordings of Johnny Cash Live A collection of the best of Johnny Cash's live prison performances. Buy Here
The Flaming Lips The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends In between one-off shows scattered around the world over several months, The Flaming Lips found time to record a series of unique and experimental sessions for an album featuring a diverse cross-section of heavy friends from every corner of the musical cosmos. Buy Here
Peter Tosh Peter Tosh 1978-1987 Six discs of Peter Tosh songs from the years 1978 to 1987. Buy Here
Pink Floyd The Story of Wish You Were Here This program tells the story of the making of this landmark release through new interviews with Roger Waters, David Gilmour and Nick Mason and archive interviews with the late Richard Wright. Buy Here
Stone Temple Pilots Alive in the Windy City Filmed at a sold out Riviera Theatre in Chicago in March 2010, Alive In The Windy City is the first Stone Temple Pilots live concert to be authorized for video release. Buy Here
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LISTEN: The Bodeans - American Made
The Bodeans have made a name for themselves playing poppy, folk driven good 'ol American music. This is no where more evident than in their latest release American Made, streaming in full here. Forming just outside Milwaukee, WI in the early 1980's, the Bodeans began life as a roots rock band, influenced by blues, country, and folk. As they grew to popularity in the 90's, they turned to a more alternative rock sound, with singles like "Closer To Free" showing up on the Mainstream Rock and Adult Contemporary charts. Fans can expect more of what they've learned to love from the Bodeans in their latest album. American Made features doesn't push too many boundaries, but will definitely leave fans satisfied.

The Bodeans will be coming to the Majestic Theatre in Madison on July 26 at 8:00pm. Grab your tickets here.
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Editing, Fiona
Fiona Apple has a new album out, and some critics are marveling at the wordiness of the title. And I admit, it is a little long. It's called : The Idler Wheel Is Wiser than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More than Ropes Will Ever Do.

Yes, that's a long title, but downright brief compared to this one that came out in 1999: When the Pawn Hits the Conflicts He Thinks Like a King What He Knows Throws the Blows When He Goes to the Fight and He'll Win the Whole Thing 'Fore He Enters the Ring There's No Body to Batter When Your Mind Is Your Might So When You Go Solo, You Hold Your Own Hand and Remember That Depth Is the Greatest of Heights and If You Know Where You Stand, Then You Know Where to Land and If You Fall It Won't Matter, Cuz You'll Know That You're Right .

Didn't any one ever teach Ms. Apple about editing?  Or perhaps those were the edited versions!  To her credit, at the time the 1999 album came out, it held the world record for the longest album title ever.   Fiona may have considered going for a longer album title this time around, but would have had to break a record set later by Chumbawamba.

The critics are giving The Idler Wheel very positive reviews. Rolling Stone says it's "rawboned emotionally," and "more hard- hitting musically," giving it 3.5 stars. Entertainment Weekly gave it an A, and England's NME says it's "endlessly fascinating."


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