On This Day…
1967 – All 4 Beatles, and their manager Brian Epstein, signed a petition in The Times calling for the full legalization of marijuana.
1972 – After a heated argument about the length of his hair, Bobby Ramirez, drummer with Edgar Winters White Trash was killed while in the middle of a brawl in a Chicago bar.
1978 – Starring Peter Frampton and the Bee Gees, the Robert Stigwood film adaptation of ‘Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band’ was released to extremely negative reviews from critics, barely breaking even at the box office.
2002 – A garden centre in Maida Vale, West London was sued over claimes it had killed a collection of the late Freddie Mercury’s prized koi fish. Mercury’s partner, Mary Austin, who had inherited the Japanese koi collection, claimed that the 84 fish, appraised at over £250,000 each, had died when a worker mistakenly turned off the electricity which powered a temporary pond. At the time this was one of the best collections of the fish in the UK.
Brand New Music
Ashley Monroe | The Blade
Rerecording some of the stuff she did in the early ’00’s and adding to this repertoire in a big way, Ashley Monroe, Nashville’s resident cult-commodity, has followed up 2013’s Like A Rose with this fuller, denser and more intimate offering. While the old song ‘Has Anybody Told You’ fits in perfectly with the new album, the LP as a whole has a whole different group of concerns – acting less as a wound from a heartbreak, but more as a salve.
Field Music | Music For Drifters
It’s been 3 years since Field Music’s last record Plumb and here they are sneaking out a new one in between the individual members’ side projects and day jobs. This instrumental LP puts their brand of realist art-pop in a completely new context. Unfortunately, you’re not going to be able to stream it in most places, but it’s defiantly worth searching for – so for the first time I’m telling ya to get out to your local record shop and search for it.
Ducktails | St. Catherine
It’s hard to imagine that it was almost a decade ago that Matt Mondanile’s main thing was the lo-fi, almost non-committal role as the lead guitarist of Real Estate. Nowadays, it’s Ducktails, the very same band who released their new LP St. Catherine today. Soft, orchestral, light, and airy, the whole thing lays low and ultimately leaves a pleasant after-taste.