Tonight's NYC-area shows include what is billed as the last Paul Simon show ever, Farm Aid, Pig Destroyer, Portugal. The Man, Patti Smith, Sick Of It All, The Growlers, IDLES, Janelle Monae, !!!, Gary Numan, and more.
Johnny Cash was a prolific writer and while he released dozens of albums and hundreds of songs over his long career (he died in 2003), he also had scores of unused lyrics, poetry and other writing he didn't set to music. Some of that, including letters, has become the basis for a new tribute album titled Johnny Cash: Forever Words, which has artists writing music for his unused texts...
It's the finale for this year's Lincoln Center Out of Doors festival, and it also features a tribute to Chuck Berry, Memphis soul legened Don Berry, Amanda Shires, roots supergroup Traveller, and more. And it's free.
Minneapolis greats The Jayhawks will release their ninth album, Paging Mr. Proust, on April 29. It was co-produced by Peter Buck and Tucker Martine, and you can stream "Ace" (kinda different for the band) and the Byrds-y "Quiet Corners & Empty Spaces" from it below.
The Jayhawks, who are coming up on their 30th anniversary, just reissued their three post-Mark Olson albums -- 1997's Sound of Lies , 2000's Smile and 2003's Rainy Day Music -- on CD, and vinyl editions are due out 9/30...
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