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MCCARROLL STEPPING DOWN AS WBR PRESIDENT
A fond farewell. (7/25a)
"CONTRACT MONTRACT"
Q vs. MJ? More proof we're living in Bizarro World. (7/24a)
BOY-BAND BATTLE BEGINS, PRETTYMUCH
It's like BSB vs. NSYNC, 2017 edition. (7/24a)
IT'S ONLY A GLITCH
Scheduling software needs a reboot. (7/24a)
NEW RELEASES: THE NEW BATTLE LINES
Will Meek inherit the earth? (7/24a)
HITS' 31ST ANNIVERSARY ISSUE
It seemed like a good idea at the time.
PIZZA: A MUSICAL JOURNEY
Our treatment's almost done.
WHAT'S COMING IN Q4
Apart from eggnog and inertia, we mean.
THE STORY OF MO
A gripping yarn.
Critics' Choice
THE QUEEN LIVES ON, BUT
THE SMITHS ARE DEAD
7/20/17

Warner Bros. will re-release seminal British album The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths on 10/20. It follows the band’s #1 success with a previously unheard version of “The Boy With the Thorn in His Side” (Rhino) on the U.K.’s Record Store Day Singles Chart.

The Queen Is Dead, first released in 1986, hit #2 in the U.K. and received widespread critical acclaim. Its newly mastered and expanded version features several of the band’s finest moments, including the title track and “There Is a Light That Never Goes Out,” as well as the iconic “The Boy With the Thorn in His Side” and “Bigmouth Strikes Again.” Eight previously unreleased tracks include demo and early versions.

All configurations—digital and streaming as well as three physical formats—will feature the 2017 remaster of the original album. Fans will be able to choose between a deluxe 3CD/1 DVD box set, a 2CD version and a 5LP box.

The announcement follows renewed rumors of a reunion, which were rubbished on Wednesday by band member Johnny Marr, who told a hopeful fan to "get a grip."

NO "LITTLE LIES" HERE: I'M WITH HER'S DEBUT ORIGINAL SINGLE
7/17/17

Recently formed female folk trio I'm With Her have just released their debut original single, "Little Lies," along with a video of their studio performance. The track, highlighting the threesome's acoustic vibe and harmony chops, is available via SpotifyiTunes, and Apple Music

I'm With Her signed with American roots label Rounder Records out of Nashville in 2014. Rounder's parent co, Concord Bicycle Music, is a JV of UMG. The group formed after an impromptu performance at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, from which they went on to tour throughout Spring and Summer of 2015. They've started a 15-city tour this year along with Punch Brothers (Nonesuch)and Julian Lage (Mack Avenue) on the first ever American Acoustic Tour. We've included the remaining tour dates below. 

Tour Dates
July 29            Portland, ME
July 30            Newport, RI
August 1         Raleigh, NC
August 2         Vienna, VA
August 3         New York, NY
August 4         Chautauqua, NY
August 6         Binghamton, NY
August 8         Charlottesville, VA
August 9         Cleveland Heights, OH
August 11       Atlanta, GA
August 12       Cincinnati, OH
August 13       Grand Rapids, MI
August 14       Highland Park, IL
August 15       Park City, UT 

CHUCK BERRY TRIBUTE, BONNIE RAITT HIGHLIGHT NYC AMERICANA FEST
7/10/17

The annual New York Americana Fest will present Bonnie Raitt, The Jayhawks and a celebration of Chuck Berry’s music under the direction of Vernon Reid.

Presented 8/12 and 13 as part of Lincoln Center’s Out of Doors program, the Berry tribute caps the Saturday bill of Jayhawks and Low Cut Connie in Damrosch Park. Raitt and Memphis soul legend Don Bryant perform the Sunday concert. Traveller (Jonny Fritz, Robert Ellis and Cory Chisel), Flaco Jiménez and Amanda Shires will perform an afternoon show on Saturday in the center’s Hearst Plaza as part of the Roots of American Music Weekend.

The free Out of Doors Festival starts 7/26 with Rickie Lee Jones, Ronnie Spector and others. Roots of American Music Weekend closes the series.