May 2 is an important day for alternative music. On this day in 1989, The Cure released “Disintegration,” which includes “Lullaby.” On the same day, The Stone Roses released their self-titled debut album, which includes “Fools Gold.” Six years before those landmark releases, New Order released “Power, Corruption, and Lies,” which includes “Age of Consent.” Not bad, May 2, not bad!
The Sixth Annual MCA Day NYC — A Celebration of Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch’s Life — will be held on August 5, 2017 at Littlefield NYC in (No Sleep ‘Til) Brooklyn, NYC. For more information, check out @MCADAYNYC or The MCA Day NYC Facebook Page. It’s never toosoon to celebrate Yauch, so join me in listening to “A Year And A Day.” #MCADAYNYC
One of Tom Petty’s finest albums, “Full Moon Fever,” was released this day 28 years ago. To celebrate, join me in enjoying my favorite song on the album — “Yer So Bad.” #fullmoonfever
Roy Orbison would have been 81-years-old today. Let us celebrate him by listening to two of my favorites: “Dream Baby,” guest starring Bruce Springsteen and Elvis Costello, and The Traveling Wilburys’ “Handle With Care.” (bonus tribute) #royorbison
Pixies’ groundbreaking album “Doolittle” was released 28 years ago today, April 17, 1989. Here’s to 28 years of slicing up eyeballs — Debaser. #pixies #debaser #shakeyourbuttnottoohard #ifmanis5thanthedevilis6andgodis7
Out of all the speeches, Pharrell’s tribute to Nile Rodgers at the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame ceremony was the most beautiful. His words fittingly encapsulated Nile Rodgers’ impact on music for the last 40 years. Here is one of my favorite Chic songs, “I Want Your Love.”
Future Islands’ new album, The Far Field, comes out tomorrow. Lead singer Samuel T. Herring’s distinct voice envelopes every song with passion and urgency. Here is the band’s latest single, “Cave.”