This Month's Picks

Live At The Hollywood Bowl (CD)

The Beatles
Finally remastered, and released in conjunction with Ron Howard's documentary , Eight days A Week: The Touring Years , Live At The Hollywood Bowl pulls from The Beatles' famed 1964 and 1965 performances at the iconic venue. Not only is this record a document of the band in the prime of their early years, but it also functions as a document of the hysteria of Beatlemania, with the squeals, tears and cheers from the crowd almost as present as the music itself. Crank it up and hear The Fab Four at their most rockin' and raw! More
Genre: Rock

Live In San Francisco (CD)

Thee Oh Sees
Though John Dwyer may have left some San Franciscans feeling snubbed after relocating Thee Oh Sees to Los Angeles, the chemistry between the City By The Bay and the band are ever apparent on this live album, recorded over a three night residency at The Chapel. Get ready for an unrelenting 58 minutes of high-octane, groovy, punch-in-the-face mayhem. More
Genre: Rock

Skilled Mechanics (CD)

The latest album from UK musician/producer Tricky employs help from DJ Milo, Oh Land, Luke Harris, and others. Features eleven new tracks plus covers of songs by Corey Taylor (Slipknot) and Porno For Pyros.More

The Color Purple [New Broadway Cast Recording] (CD)

New Broadway Cast
Directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, the cast is led by Grammy, Academy Award, and Golden Globe award winner Jennifer Hudson, London breakout star Cynthia Erivo, and Orange is the New Black 's Danielle Brooks. With a fresh, joyous score of jazz, ragtime, gospel, and blues. More
Genre: Soundtracks

A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke (CD)

Vijay Iyer, Wadada Leo Smith
Features pianist Vijay Iyer and the musician he has described as his “hero, friend and teacher,” trumpeter, Wadada Leo Smith. The centerpiece of the album is the spellbinding title suite, dedicated to Nasreen Mohamedi (1937-1990), the innovative Indian artist whose improvisatory imagery evokes abstracted rhythms. More
Genre: Jazz

Paradise (CD)

White Lung
Bringing all the energy, unique guitar work, and lyrical prowess the music press has praised them for in the past few years, White Lung curated their songs with a new pop sensibility. Their smartest, brightest songwriting yet. More
Genre: Rock

Ojos Del Sol (CD)

Y La Bamba
Ojos Del Sol screams of radical transformation on every level. The Portland act’s fourth offering is a sweeping, playful, and vulnerable collection that’s ripe with both musical and personal discovery. This is an album that’s painstakingly produced while remaining emotionally raw. More
Genre: Rock

Music Of Weather Report (CD)

Miroslav Vitous
The great Czech bassist returns once more to the music of Weather Report, the group he co-founded with Joe Zawinul and Wayne Shorter in 1970. It’s the improvisational freedom of the early Weather Report that most interests Vitous, and he abides by their old rallying call “everyone solos and no one solos.” More
Genre: Jazz

Live At Madison Square Garden [Picture Disc] (LP)

Louis C.K.
The Grammmy-nominated Live at Madison Square Garden features Louis C.K. as the master he is at shedding light on uncomfortable, often unacknowledged corners of an audience's psyche. This double-sided picture disc is a must for all Louis fans. More
Genre: Comedy

In Movement (CD)

Jack DeJohnette, Matthew Garrison, Ravi Coltrane
Ravi Coltrane and Matt Garrison, in their ECM debuts, both respond magnificently to DeJohnette’s driving drumming, Ravi with superb solos, and Garrison with lean bass lines and imaginative looping electronics.More
Genre: Jazz