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Zappagram #74: So! Much! Tour! News!
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Zappagram #74: So! Much! Tour! News!

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This week was a busy one, so we should jump right in without further ado.

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MUSIC NEWS

:: WHAT’S GOING ON

Rolling Stone Founder Jann Wenner Removed From Rock Hall Board of Directors After Comments on Black and Female Musicians
Wenner was criticized for remarks he made in a New York Times interview that were widely seen as racist and sexist [Pitchfork]

A Perfect Circle, Puscifer, and Primus Announce 2024 Tour to Celebrate Maynard James Keenan’s 60th Birthday
The unique outing will find all three bands sharing the stage together at each concert [Consequence]

Jenny Lewis Announces Fall 2023 Tour
The Joy’all Ball Tour kicks off after Thanksgiving in California [Pitchfork]

Bob Dylan Announces New North American Tour Dates
The fall outing launches in October [Consequence]

Yeah Yeah Yeahs Announce North America Shows
The band has announced a trio of North American shows for later this year [NME]

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard Announce 2024 Marathon Tour Dates
The trek promises three-hour performances in New York, Chicago, Austin, and Washington [Consequence]

Amy Winehouse’s Band Announce Special Show To Honor Her 40th Birthday
The band has announced details of a special London show, set to celebrate the singer [NME]

Cat Power Announces Live Album Cat Power Sings Dylan: The 1966 Royal Albert Hall Concert
Last November, Cat Power took over London’s Royal Albert Hall to recreate Bob Dylan’s iconic 1966 “Royal Albert Hall” concert. That show will be memorialized with the upcoming live album [Consequence]

Brittany Howard Plots Tour, Moves to a New Label
The Alabama Shakes singer has scheduled a fall tour, inked a major label record deal, and teased some new music as she prepared to follow-up her celebrated 2019 solo debut, Jaime [RollingStone]

Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready Is Writing a Rock Opera About Chris Cornell
The project will focus on the Seattle grunge scene of the '90s [NME]

Neil Young Announces Time Fades Away 50th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue
The album will be released on November 3rd via Reprise Records exclusively in a limited edition clear vinyl [Consequence]

New Order to Reissue Substance 1987 on Vinyl
Remasters of the classic compilation will be expanded in some formats with rarities and a live album [Pitchfork]

You Can Buy Tom Waits’ Fedora to Support Film Crew Members Affected by Strikes
The Union Solidarity Coalition is hosting an online auction to support members’ access to healthcare during the WGA and SAG-AFTRA work stoppages [Pitchfork]


Z-REX

:: ZAPPA’S RECOMMENDATIONS


NEW RELEASES

:: RECENTLY DROPPED MUSIC

Baroness: Stone [listen]
The Beaches: Blame My Ex [listen]
The Beths: Expert In A Dying Field (Deluxe) [listen]
Billie Marten: Drop Cherries [listen]
Brian Setzer: The Devil Always Collects [listen]
Danielle Ponder: Some Of Us Are Brave (Deluxe) [listen]
Explosions in the Sky: End [listen]
Illiterate Light: Aloe EP [listen]
Mitski: The Land Is Inhospitable and So Are We [listen]
Pretenders: Relentless [listen]
S. Carey & John Raymond: Shadowlands [listen]
Shakey Graves: Movie of the Week [listen]


RELEASE RADAR

:: UPCOMING RELEASES

- SEP 18 -

The National: Laugh Track

- SEP 22 -

Bleach Lab: Lost in a Rush of Emptiness
The Breeders: Last Splash (30th Anniversary Original Analog Edition)
Devendra Banhart: Flying Wig
Jenny Owen Youngs: Avalanche
Neil Young: Harvest Moon (Vinyl Reissue)
The New Pornographers: Electric Version (Vinyl Reissue)
The Replacements: Tim - Let It Bleed Edition
Soccer Mommy: Karaoke Night EP

- SEP 29 -

Animal Collective: Isn’t It Now?
Blonde Redhead: Sit Down for Dinner
Bryce Dessner: She Came to Me (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Dan Auerbach: Keep It Hid (Vinyl Reissue)
Ed Sheeran: Autumn Variations
Friendship Commanders: MASS
Grateful Dead: Wake of the Flood (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)
Green Day: Dookie (30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)
Gunship: Unicorn
Jason Isbell: Southeastern (10th Anniversary Reissue)
Say She She: Silver
Steely Dan: Aja (Vinyl Reissue)
Wilco: Cousin

- OCT 6 -

Blondshell: Blondshell (Digital Deluxe Edition)
Dogstar: Somewhere Between the Power Lines and Palm Trees
Heatmiser: The Music of Heatmiser
Hüsker Dü: Tonite Longhorn
Ilsey: From the Valley
Incubus: Morning View XXIII
Joni Mitchell: Archives, Vol. 3: The Asylum Years (1972-1975)
Meat Puppets: Camp Songs
Omar Apollo: Live for Me EP
Sufjan Stevens: Javelin
Van Halen: The Collection II

- OCT 13 -

Holly Humberstone: Paint My Bedroom Black
Margo Price: Strays II
Ringo Starr: Rewind Forward EP


ON THIS DATE

:: MUSICAL HAPPENINGS OF HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE

- SEP 18 -

Birthdays: Dee Dee Ramone (1952) • Jimi Hendrix was pronounced dead on arrival at St. Mary Abbot's Hospital in London at the age of 27. (1970) • Rob Tyner of MC5 died after he suffered a heart attack in the seat of his parked car in his hometown of Berkley, Michigan. (1991)

- SEP 19 -

Birthdays: Brian Epstein (1934) • Bill Medley (1940) • Cass Elliott (1943) • Daniel Lanois (1951) • Nile Rogers (1952) • Jarvis Cocker (1963) • Singer/songwriter, 26-year-old Gram Parsons, died under mysterious conditions in Joshua Tree, California. (1973) • The No Nukes concert was held at New York's Madison Square Garden. (1979)

- SEP 20 -

Birthdays: Alannah Currie of The Thompson Twins (1959) • Keef Cowboy of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five (1960) • Nuno Bettencourt (1966) • Ben Shepherd of Soundgarden (1968) • AC/DC released their third studio album Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap. (1976)

- SEP 21 -

Birthdays: Leonard Cohen (1934) • Don Felder (1947) • Phil Taylor of Motorhead (1954) • Liam Gallagher (1972) • Meatloaf released Bat Out Of Hell. (1977) • American jazz bassist Jaco Pastorius died from injuries sustained in a fight when he tried to enter the Midnight Bottle Club in Wilton Manors, Florida (from which he'd been banned.) (1987)

- SEP 22 -

Birthdays: David Coverdale (1951) • Nick Cave (1957) • Joan Jett (1958) • The first Farm Aid benefit concert was held before a crowd of 80,000 people at the Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Illinois. (1985) • A judge ruled that the original copyright to “Happy Birthday” was invalid and the song would now be in the public domain. The copyright was obtained by the Clayton F. Summy Co. from the song's writers, sisters Mildred and Patty Hill, and bought for $15 million in 1988 by Warner Chappell Music Inc. (2015)

- SEP 23 -

Birthdays: Ray Charles (1930) • Bruce Springsteen (1949) • Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California was shut down for a 15-song set by Paul McCartney on the roof of the El Capitan Theatre as an estimated crowd of 10,000 listened from the street. (2013) • Robert Hunter, Grateful Dead lyricist, died at age 78. (2019)

- SEP 24 -

Birthdays: Linda McCartney (1942) • Peter Salisbury drummer of The Verve (1971) • Nirvana released their seminal album Nevermind in the U.S. (1991)


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