Zappagram #71: Keep it Breezy (the band)

Zappagram #71: Keep it Breezy (the band)

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I think music should be scary. Music is an exorcism.
—Florence Welch

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:: NEW MUSIC EVERY WEEK

Featuring: Breezy the band, Tyler Tradewell, Weathrhead, Victoria Bigelow, Florence + The Machine, Whitney, Say She She, Black Pumas, Al Green, Allegra Miles, The Church, Cautious Clay, The Beaches, Illiterate Light, Filter

ZAPPAGRAM #71

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MUSIC NEWS

:: WHAT’S GOING ON

Green Day is selling a t-shirt with a play on their iconic Nimrod album cover, swapping in Trump’s booking photo, and covering his face with the fitting “Nimrod” title. The shirt, which the band has branded as the “the ultimate Nimrod shirt,” is on sale today only for $35 and benefits Greater Good Music, a grassroots organization helping victims of the Maui fire. 🎶 Longtime “The Price Is Right” host Bob Barker is dead at 99. 🎶 The original guitarist for Whitesnake, Bernie Marsden, is dead at 72. 🎶 Devon Allman and Donovan Frankenreiter are at the halfway point of an insane tour that could land them in the Guinness Book of World Records, playing 50 shows in 50 states in less than 50 days. 🎶 Bob Dylan is plotting dates for a 2023 North American tour. 🎶 Margo Price continues to embark on her own evolution with Strays II, an extension of her original 2023 opus with nine new songs, due out October 13. 🎶 Public Enemy and Ice-T will headline a free hiphop concert in Washington D.C. October 6-7 at West Potomac Park on the National Mall. The show will feature the Sugarhill Gang, Kurtis Blow, and a DJ Hurricane-led tribute to Beastie Boys. 🎶 Lana Del Rey sets North American tour dates and here’s where you can find tickets online. 🎶 Melvins Drummer Dale Crover will sit out their 2023 tour due to emergency spinal surgery. 🎶 The Shins are reissuing a remastered version of their 2003 album Chutes Too Narrow for its 20th Anniversary. 🎶 Meat Puppets have announced reissues of their SST Records catalog as well as a new live album, all due out on October 6.


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:: ZAPPA’S RECOMMENDATIONS

Please consider donating to those affected by the Maui wildfires. You can donate via the The Hawai'i Community Foundation, Maui United Way, or the Maui Food Bank.


NEW RELEASES

:: RECENTLY DROPPED MUSIC

Allegra Miles: Heal My Soul EP [listen]
Breezy the band: “Bubby, you love me?” (single) [listen]
Cindy Wilson: Realms [listen]
Grandaddy: Sumday: Excess Baggage [listen]
Hiss Golden Messenger: Jump For Joy [listen]
Marvin Gaye: Let’s Get It On Deluxe Edition [listen]
Nick Cave & Warren Ellis: Australian Carnage (Live) [listen]
Tom Waits: Bone Machine (2023 Remaster) [listen]
Tom Waits: Frank’s Wild Years (2023 Remaster) [listen]
Tom Waits: Rain Dogs (2023 Remaster) [listen]
Tom Waits: Swordfishtrombones (2023 Remaster) [listen]
Tom Waits: The Black Rider (2023 Remaster) [listen]
Victoria Bigelow: Songs For No One Vol. 1 [listen]


RELEASE RADAR

:: UPCOMING RELEASES

- SEP 1 -

Grandaddy: Sumday Twunny
Peter Frampton: At Royal Albert Hall
Pretenders: Relentless
Slowdive: Everything Is Alive
Speedy Ortiz: Rabbit Rabbit
The 1975: The 1975 (10th Anniversary Edition)

- SEP 8 -

Al Stewart: Songs on the Radio: The Complete U.S. Singles 1974-1981
Allison Russell: The Returner
Beastie Boys: Hello Nasty (Deluxe Edition) (Vinyl Reissue)
The Doors: Live at the Matrix 1967: The Original Masters
Everclear: Live at The Whisky a Go Go
Fleetwood Mac: Rumours Live
James Blake: Playing Robots Into Heaven
Jonathan Wilson: Eat the Worm
Morphine: Like Swimming (Vinyl Reissue)
Morphine: The Night (Vinyl Reissue)
Olivia Rodrigo: GUTS
The Cure: Show (Vinyl Reissue)
The Postal Service: Everything Will Change

- SEP 14 -

Baroness: Stone
The Beaches: Blame My Ex
Bonnie Tyler: Faster Than the Speed of Night (Vinyl Reissue)
Brian Setzer: The Devil Always Collects
Explosions in the Sky: End
Huey Lewis and the News: Sports (Vinyl Reissue)
Illiterate Light: Aloe EP
Kid Cudi: Insano
Mitski: The Land Is Inhospitable and So Are We
S. Carey & John Raymond: Shadowlands
Shakey Graves: Movie of the Week
Vic Mensa: Victor

- 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


ON THIS DATE

:: MUSICAL HAPPENINGS OF HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE

- AUG 28 -

Birthdays: Sterling Morrison of The Velvet Underground (1942) • Mary McCartney & Jack Black (1969) • Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine (1986) • The Beatles started recording “Dear Prudence” at Trident Studios in London. (1968)

- AUG 29 -

Birthday: Michael Jackson (1958) • Three people were arrested in Memphis after trying to steal Elvis' body. As a result, his remains would be later moved to Graceland. (1977) • Lee “Scratch” Perry died, aged 85. (2021)

- AUG 30 -

Birthdays: John Phillips of The Mamas & the Papas (1935) • John Peel (1939) • Paul Oakenfold (1963) • Sterling Morrison of the Velvet Underground died of cancer at his home in New York City two days after his 53rd birthday. (1995)

- AUG 31 -

Birthdays: Bob Welch & Van Morrison (1945) • Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, and Stevie Wonder sang “Amazing Grace” at Stevie Ray Vaughan’s memorial service. (1990) • Hilly Kristal, founder of the New York punk club CBGB, died from complications arising from lung cancer at the age of 75. (2007)

- SEP 1 -

Birthdays: Archie Bell (1944) • Barry Gibb (1946) • Blondie signed their first major record company contract with Chrysalis Records. (1977)

- SEP 2 -

Birthdays: Billy Preston (1946) • Steve Porcaro (1957) • Thieves broke into the London home of Icelandic singer Björk and stole valuable recording equipment. The 36-year-old singer was asleep in the flat at the time of the incident. (2002) • Australian rock musician Conway Savage, from Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds died, aged 58. (2018)

- SEP 3 -

Birthdays: Blues guitarist Freddie King (1934) • Al Jardine (1942) • Steve Jones of Sex Pistols (1955) • David Mead (1973) • Walter Becker, co-founder and guitarist of Steely Dan died aged 67. (2017) • The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert was held in London, England. (2022)


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