RNR News and Notes Archives for 2020-03

John Krasinski's Some Good News Network is What We All Need Right Now


Why is it that the news only seems to report on the negative narratives?  That's a question we all seem to be asking - especially now.  The positive, feel good stories are always buried in the second or third segment of the broadcast ... 


Well, John Krasinski - aka Jim from The Office - has started his own news network - SGN (Some Good News network) 


He started the project with a tweet - asking people to send him some inspirational stories that are making them feel better these days 




And the response was unbelievable .. who knew - people want to hear positive news :) 

He got over 1,000 retweets and 20,000 likes ... so he decided to start his own network - via YouTube.  So far - as of March 31- he's only had one broadcast - but it covers a lot of positive stories, features some special guests, and even hints at a reunion of The Office! 


Check out SGN Season One Episode One : 





Dolly Parton Will Now Read Us Bedtime Stories Online ... and It's Just What We Need


It's quite understandable that some of us are experiencing some anxiety that could even be giving you trouble falling asleep these days ... 


Well, maybe this can help ease your mind at night ... Dolly Parton - the woman who "Will Always Love You" has announced a live bedtime story series ... cause you know - anyone can do a living room concert ;) 




The 9-5 star will kick off "Goodnight with Dolly"  Thursday (April, 2, 2020) at 7pm reading  "The Little Engine That Could".  The video series will continue each Thursday for 10 weeks with Dolly reading select titles from her Imagination Library collection of books.  Each book will be carefully chosen for their appropriate content at this moment in time.


So get all your chores done, brush your teeth, and put your jammies on and tune in to Goodnight with Dolly on YouTubeFacebookTwitter and Instagram


Dolly's Message about the service: 


“I hope this gift will further inspire a love of books and shared story time during this important time. … From everyone on our team, thank you so much for inspiring a love of reading in your family.  As I always say — We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails — and we’re going to do just that, together.”



The Dolly Parton Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails free, high-quality books to children from birth until they begin school, no matter their family’s income.  To date - they have sent 99 million free books to children throughout 4 countries.

Together at Home - Global Citizen launches a virtual no-contact concert series featuring The Lumineers, Jack Johnson, Michael Franti and more

With the Coronavirus essentially putting the entertainment world on pause - many musicians have been streaming live performances from their self quarantine locations.


Many artists, including Jack Johnson, Michael Franti, John Legend, Chris Martin, The Lumineers,  Hozier, and more have joined Global Citizen's “Together At Home” campaign - lending their performances to the campaign's mission of engaging and mobilizing "people to take urgent action in support of the global effort to tackle COVID-19." 


As the world unites in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the “Together At Home” campaign and virtual concert series works to engage and mobilize people to take urgent action in support of the World Health Organization (WHO), and help protect the world’s most vulnerable people from the effects of the pandemic. Join the campaign by taking meaningful action against COVID-19 here.


There are a bunch of concerts that have been uploaded to the web (here) for your viewing pleasure (but be sure to take part in the Together at Home Movement) 


Below are a few of our favorite sets :




The Lumineers


Chris Martin


Jack Johnson


Michael Franti


Noah Cyrus

caamp, the band from Ohio - making beautiful noise and fun coloring books

Good Morning Quarantine Caampers ... for today's arts and crafts activity- may we suggest that you head over to the CAAMP website and download the amazing coloring book the Ohio band CAAMP has put together for us.  


We thought it would be a nice activity to ease minds young and old while we’re all cooped up. It’s chock-full of poster art dating back to the earliest Caamp days


Aian - the coloring book is available at .. get to coloring and let us see some of your art! We'd love to post it on our walls 






The National share 2010 'High Violet' concert video, announce fundraiser for out of work crew members

The National have announce they will commemorate the 10th anniversary of their 5th studio album, High Violet, with a special first-ever vinyl pressing of ‘High Violet Expanded Edition’.  The record, available June 19 (pre order here) features the original 10 original tracks as well as additional tracks “Wake Up Your Saints,” an alternate version of “Terrible Love,” and “Walk Off.”



The band paired the announcement with the release of “The National - ‘High Violet’ Live From Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)” capturing the National’s May 2010 performance of High Violet at Brooklyn Academy of Music.  You can stream the footage below. 


Last week, the band announced that they will be supporting their 12 member touring crew - by dotting all of the proceeds from their official online merch sales and new fanclub memberships to their 'family' who has been out of work due to the band having to cancel shows because of the Coronavirus 


“Our crew are the lifeblood of our touring operation and have become family through the many years we’ve worked together.  As uncertainty looms over the state of the live concert industry, we will direct all profits from merch sales through our webstore, new Cherry Tree fan club enrollments, and sales from the Cherry Tree members-only store to support our crew members throughout this crisis to the best of our ability.”



The National - ‘High Violet’ Live From Brooklyn Academy of Music



Michael Stipe Shares New Song 'No Time for Love Like Now' - Collaboration with Aaron Dessner of The National

Former REM frontman Michael Stipe has taken to the internet during his self isolation to share a new song he has been working on.  The (in the works) song titled “No Time for Love Like Now” is a collaboration with Aaron Dessner of the National. 


Stipe posted a video of him providing vocals along with the music being played from a laptop.  


This is the third solo track Stipe has released in the recent months, following “Your Capricious Soul” and “Drive to the Ocean" - which you can keep scrolling to hear 

No Time for Love Like Now



Drive to the Ocean [OFFICIAL]

Your Capricious Soul (Official Video)



Stipe also updated the lyrics to R.E.M.’s 1987 hit “It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” after it reentered the singles charts during the COVID-19 pandemic 



Watch Elvis Costello's 'Live From Isolation' Living Rooms Show for Artists4NHS

Elvis Costello is the latest artist to get in on the virtual 'living room concerts' during the coronavirus pandemic.  


Costello posted a pre-recorded that encouraged charitable giving to the National Health Service, Britain’s publicly funded healthcare system.


In the video - Costello answers some fan questions - including his opinion of Linda Ronstadt’s covers of his songs, including “Alison.”


His answer - 

“I have to be honest, when I heard her version, I thought she sang it well, but I really hated the arrangement”  but goes on to say “I was a little bit too full of myself, to say the least”

Apparenly no one told Elvis to film with his phone horizontal ... but whatever :P

Elvis Costello - from isolation - Artists4NHS (March 2020)



Bob Dylan Does A Quarantine Clean Out - Decides To Release First New Song in 8 Years

It appears Bob Dylan had some Quarantine Cleaning Up to do  ... and in the process found a song he never released ... and has decided now was as good of a time as any to release it




Bob Dylan. Murder Most Foul. Link in Bio.

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The song - his first new track in eight years - was released on Friday (3/27), and is a 17-minute-long ballad “Murder Most Foul”  The song centers around November 22, 1963 -  the “dark day in Dallas” when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.  The song also references Woodstock, Patsy Cline and The Beatles. 


So clear your schedule for the next 17 minutes and take a listen 





Clyde's Restaurant Group launches the Food it Forward program to provide food to vulnerable populations  while supporting the restaurant industry

Clyde’s Restaurant Group, that runs the live music venues The Soundry and The Hamilton - as well as dozens of other restaurants in the Baltimore and DC area - has partnered with KNEAD Hospitality + Design has announced the launching of Food it Forward - an initiative that will support the hard-hit restaurant industry and provide quality food to vulnerable populations in the greater DMV.   





The program works like this - you can visit - and purchase meals that will be packaged by a participating restaurants that will then be distributed to those who need it most in the DC area by Martha’s Table.  Therefore - a meal purchased  not only supports local restaurants but also provides healthy food to our local community members affected by the COVID-19 Crisis. 




Martha's Table is an institution with 40 years of experience supporting strong children, strong families, and strong communities.


John McDonnell, Chief Operating Officer of Clyde’s Restaurant Group said - 

“We truly feel blessed by making what we feel is a profound connection. There are people who want to help. There are people who are desperate for food. There are people who can make this food and need work. Food It Forward is the solution.”



Missed Dave Matthews' LiveStream Living Room Show? You Can Rewatch It Here

Earlier this week, Verizon announced  Pay It Forward Live, a weekly streaming entertianment series that will raise money to support small businesses affected by COVID-19.  


The series will stream live every Tuesday/Thursday at 8 p.m. ET cia Verizon's twitter (@Verizon) and on Yahoo Entertainment.  Verizon brought out a heavy hitter for their premiere episode - with Dave Matthews playing a solo set from his living room.  Dave was supposed to play for 30 min ... but ended up going for close to an hour.   You can check out the set and individual highlights (for the next week) below.  


The goal of Pay It Forward Live is to raise money for the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, who in turn will “use the funds to provide grants of up to $10,000 to businesses facing immediate financial pressure because of COVID-19..."


Verizon has pledged a $2.5 million donation and will add another $2.5 million as Pay It Forward viewers call out support for their favorite local businesses as they watch :) 


Now on to Dave: 


Full set: 



Grey Steet:



Virginia In The Rain:



So Damn Lucky:




Want to help?  You can click below to support small businesses:

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Join Chris Hemsworth is offering free virtual workouts ... and we can't look away

So your gym is closed due to the Coronavirus shutdown?  No worries - Chris Hemsworth is here to keep your work out motivation going.  




That's right - the Avengers star is offering 6 weeks of free virtual workout via his app - Centr.  



Hi there all, during this period of self isolation and uncertainty, I am offering six weeks of my health and fitness program @Centrfit for FREE! Go to and sign-up. Centr was founded to make health and happiness accessible to all, and I hope that this will make that access even easier during the current global health crisis. I think now more than ever is when we need to focus on what I believe to be the 3 key pillars to living healthier and happier- movement, nutrition, and mental fitness. In recent weeks Centr has seen a groundswell of support from our customers and communities, with thousands of members around the world coming together and sharing how the program has brought them positivity and support during these difficult times. Available at only, for new users only.

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In addition to the workouts, the app also offers advice, recipes, and sleep meditations.




Centr was founded to make health and happiness accessible to all, and I hope that this will make that access even easier during the current global health crisis.



You can sign up and join in the work outs (or just watch) HERE 

Austin City Limits releases three season's worth of video archives for free streaming during COVID-19 pandemic

WIth the live music scene on pause, many people are going through a little concert withdrawl ... and the creators of Austin City Limits - the longest-running music TV series wants "the power of music to sustain us during this trying time."


They have graciousuly openned up their digital vaults and have posted  fan-favorite episodes from the recently broadcast Season 45 and the entire serious of perormances from  the previous two seasons - that's over 35 shows from the Austin City Limits Stage be available to stream free online at


We hand picked a few of our favorites ... but feel free to binge them all .. just stay inside - and practice social distanceing - no mosthing ;) 


The Raconteurs / Black Pumas


Maggie Rogers 


The Head and the Heart / Benjamin Booker


Vampire Weekend 


Billie Eilish


Father John Misty / The Black Angels


Brandi Carlile 


Maryland makers lend their skills to help produce equipment for medical workers during coronavirus pandemic


People are coming together and stepping up to help in some truly amazing ways to help out during the COVID-19 pandemic.  From purchasing food from a closed restaurant to feed a family in need to distillers replacing liquor production with hand sanitizer production to  simply staying inside - it is amazing to see people working together to help the world through this crisis. 


Some Maryland Makers are also pitching in - by making surgical masks and face shields for health care workers.  


When Baltimore Center Stage had to close its doors to audiences - their production staff, led by Costume Director David Burdick, decided to use their down productively by creating cloth hospital masks for their neighbor - Mercy Hospital Center.





The staff consulted with Mercy Hospital and CDC guidelines and began delivering the masks this week.


David told Fox 45 News - 

"This is a great thing that we have this focus and this is a thing we can focus on right now and hope to help people out"




Another group pitching in is Baltimore's Open Works - who is taking part in the  Makers Unite! - with their Face Shield Project




Through this project Open Works has started a volunteer based collaborative project to create  face shields medical workers are in dire need of using 3D printers.  These shields, which are being made using a design developed by Prusa Labs in the Czech Republic, when used with lower-grade surgical masks (like the ones mentioned above) can provide the CDC-recommended level of protection for health care workers and first responders on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.  



This project is truly a local collaboration- with anyone able to sign up to help (as long as they meet the criteria) 




The group We The Builders is organizing the printing of the parts needed while Open Works is collecting parts, sanitizing, assembling, and packaging them.  The group Innovation Works is dealing with taking orders from  health care providers and making sure the orders are fulfilled.  




For those who don't have a printer and want to help - financial donations are being accepted HERE


Someone Simulated the Camden Yards Condiment Race Since Opening Day Was Postponed

Today, March 26, was supposed to be Opening Day for the Baltimore Orioles ... a sacred day for most Baltimoreons ...  but since the O's aren't taking on the Yankees at Oriole Park - we're missing things like the Crab Shuffle, Clancy, World Famous Hot Dog Man, singing Thank God I'm a Country Boy ... and most importantly - the condiment races ! 


Well, Jonathan Monroe is today's hero - posting a simulated / homemade version of the race .  Well played Jonathan ... well played! 





Instead of being at Pickles or Sliders .. we're at home, under self Corn Teen 


Dave Matthews Will Kick Off the 'Pay It Forward Live' with an At-Home Concert Thursday Night

Verizon has revealed that Dave Matthews will be kick off “Pay It Forward Live” - their new weekly online entertainment series.  


Matthews will play a 30 minute set from his home on Thursday March 26th, at 8pm that will be streamed on Verizon’s Twitter account as well as on Yahoo




The series is being dubbed "a weekly streaming entertainment series that will include music, gaming, comedy and more in support of small businesses affected by COVID-19.”


Verizon has announced they will donate up to $5 million to the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, who in turn will “use the funds to provide grants of up to $10,000 to businesses facing immediate financial pressure because of COVID-19..."


During the broadcasts, viewers will be "encouraged to tag their favorite local businesses and make a purchase in advance for when the crisis is over and the businesses reopen.”


Verizon’s chairman-CEO, Hans Vestberg said:


"Small businesses are being impacted in extraordinary ways as we all fight against the spread of COVID-19.  These companies provide employment opportunities, goods, services, and gathering places that are the soul of local communities. ‘Pay it Forward Live’ will give all Americans an opportunity to help their favorite small businesses survive this unprecedented hardship.”




Maryland receives an 'A' on the Social Distancing Scorecard, USA gets a 'B' overall


Up until a few weeks ago, Social Distancing was a term most of us had not heard of before (we see you introverts) 


But now, more than ever, the art of deliberately increasing the physical space between people, is a crucial step to take in order to help stop the spread of COVID-19 / Coronavirus.  It is recomended that staying at least six feet away from other people can lessen your chances of catching COVID-19.


Relatives visit a family member in a nursing home through a window due to social distnacing


We are seeing this happening all over - in Maryland, non essential businesses have been ordered to close, restaurants and bars are only offering carry out and delivery food and drink orders, and stores that are open, like grocery and hardware stores, are taping X's on their floors to show where customers should stand while waiting in line.  


And now websites like Facebook, Google, and Instagram are taking their users data to show how well they are (and aren't) practicing social distancing.  


And just this week - a company called Unacast has taken the data to creat a “Social Distancing Scoreboard” giving grades on a national, state, and county level.  



According to the World Health Organization and the CDC, social distancing is currently the most effective way to slow the spread of COVID-19. We created this interactive Scoreboard, updated daily, to empower organizations to measure and understand the efficacy of social distancing initiatives at the local level.



Locally, Maryland has received an A (the national average is a B) with Montgomery, Carroll, Calvert, Anne Arundel, and Baltimore Counties leading the way


Social distancing scorecard for Maryland. (Unacast)


Nationwide - Washington DC, Alaska, Nevada, New Jersey, and Rhode Islnad score the best with Oregon, New Mexico, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming getting the worst scores. 


Social distancing scorecard for the United States. (Unacast)


You can take a deep dive into the data at Unacast's website HERE 

Firefly 2020 announces cancelation amid coronavirus fears

Firefly 2020 is the latest casualy of the Covid-19 virus that continues to wreak havoc on the world.  


The Dover, DE festival was boasting one of its best lineups ever in 2020 - with Billie Eilish, Rage Agianst the Machine, and Halsey set to headline in June. 



In a statement, the festival promoters said:


"At the direction of state and local authorities and federal guidelines amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we are saddened to confirm the cancellation of Firefly Music Festival 2020. We take the safety and health of our fans, staff and community seriously and we urge everyone to follow the guidelines and protocols put forth by public health officials.


We are deeply disappointed by this difficult decision, one that impacts our fans and our incredible team of performers, crew, vendors & our community in Dover, Delaware.


In these unprecedented times, we send you our love. Thank you for your support and we look forward to welcoming you in the Woodlands in June 2021 where we will dance, sing and celebrate live music together."




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Tickets already purchased this year can be redeemed either for a refund, or transferred for use for Firefly 2021.

Annapolis Film Festival goes digital - Launches online channel allowing viewing of their films from home

There's a saying in Hollywood - 'The show must go on' - and in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and through the wonders of modern technology, The Annapolis Film Festival (AFF) will in fact go on ... just a little differently this year. 


Festival organizers have announced that audiences will be able to view the films they planned to show this weekend in Annapolis online - in the comfort and safety of their homes from March 27-29, 2020.  



Most of the films (some weren't cleared for streaming)  will be available for viewing on a  secure streaming platform (like Netflix), The Annapolis Film Festival Channel, in partnership with   


Existing AFF ticket and pass holders will receive a code honoring their existing credentials. Meanwhile - new users can purchase multi film weekend passes or individual tickets for films ($15).  


The Annapolis Film Festival Channel is live now and will include shorts, documentary features and narrative features, as well as discussions with filmmakers.


Research all the available films, and make a plan for your Festival experience HERE 



Film viewers are encouraged to complete their viewing experience - with dinner and a movie at home - with a take out meal from one of their sponsors who are still offering carryout and delivery options  -




Cafe Normandie


Miss Shirley's


Reynolds Tavern

Palate Pleasers


There are some restrictions to the viewing platform, such as films can only be viewed once per user and films cannot be replayed from the beginning, but they can be paused and rewound up to 10 minutes.  



Here's what businesses can remain open during Maryland's non-essential business shutdown

On March 23, 2020 - Maryland Governor Larry Hogan ordered the closing of all non-essential businesses, organizations, services and gatherings to help slow the spread of the coronavirus.   


According to the ordinance, here are the categories of businesses that qualify as essential services (you can see  the full ordinance HERE)


  • Childcare
  • Food stores, liquor stores, bars and restaurants (for carry-out and delivery services)

  • Emergency services

  • Energy Providers

  • Banks, insurance and accountants

  • Government facilities

  • Lodging, laundromats, maintenance and construction (this includes home improvement stores, plumbers, HVAC services, roofers, and apartments / property maintenance companies)

  • TV and radio stations /  internet providers 

  • Healthcare and public health - this includes hospitals, private healthcare offices.  However - you should check with your doctor for their policies

  • Transportation services - airports, railroads, trucking, and postal services

  • Manufacturers and distributors of pharmaceuticals and chemicals

  • Water and waste facilities 

  • Manufacturers of essential supplies

  • Defense Services

  • Information technology companies 

  • State parks


While the order was not a 'shelter-in-place order', Maryland residents are encouraged to stay in their neighborhoods and refrain from congregating in large groups. 

Feed Anne Arundel - raising money today to pay local restaurants to make meals for those in need

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic - we have seen an overwhelming response from the community to help local businesses ... Facebook groups like Annapolis Area Take-Out have been set up to communicate what restaurants are serving food have been set up. The City of Annapolis even set up a  Google List  showing those restaurants that are still serving food.  


But Monica Alvarado, of Bread and Butter Kitchen in Eastport and Ryan Sirmons, Lead Organizer of  Anne Arundel Connecting Together (ACT) have taken things a step further - setting up a GoFundMe fundraiser called Feed Anne Arundel to raise money to buy meals from local restaurants - to feed the less fortunate.  By doing this - they hope to allow restaurants to pay their employees and keep their lights on while serving meals to those in need.  


They have set a goal of $50,000 and in just 4 days - they have raised over $10,000. 


You can donate HERE




As of March 19 - the following  restaurants have pledged their support and many more have been contacted. We will continue to update this list as more respond to our request for help.

Adam's Ribs
Blue Roosters Cafe
Bonefish Grill - Crofton
Bread and Butter Kitchen
Cafe Mezzanote
Caliente Grill
Chart House
Davis' Pub
Grumps Cafe
Harvest Thyme Tavern
Leeward Market
Lighthouse Bistro
Luna Blu Ristorante Italiano
Taro Smoothies



The full statement of their mission states: 


Our goal is simple - support local restaurants and provide meals for community members in need during the COVID 19 crisis.

The current situation is unprecedented and is having a devastating effect on local businesses, especially restaurants. Many have had to lay off employees or shut down completely.  In parallel, many families are struggling to make ends meet and providing delicious, healthy meals is becoming increasingly difficult as grocery stores are running out of everything.

We are raising money today so that we can pay local restaurants to make food for those in need. This will allow restaurants to pay their employees and keep their lights on. We are working with restaurants throughout the county to ensure the greatest coverage.

We have connected with AA County Partnership for Children, Youth, and Families. In the immediate future, we are planning to join them at their mobile food pantries to provide prepared meals in addition to groceries. There are three scheduled over the next three weeks and we will need to provide meals to feed over 600 people.

Please consider donating to our fund. Every penny counts. Your donation will support so many people - from cooks and servers to local families in need - the ripple effect will be felt across our community.

With their venues closed, I.M.P. announces a Family Fund to assist their staff members in these difficult times.

With the announcement that the ban of gatherings in DC has been extended through April 27, concert promoter I.M.P. has developed a plan to assist their employees  that will be out of work.  


The I.M.P. Family Fund has been set up to assist the hourly staff members that will out of work until they are able to reopen.  This includes staff members of The Anthem, 9:30 Club, The Lincoln Theatre, and Merriweather Post Pavilion.  


And you can help too - because through March 28, I.M.P. will the value of every gift card purchased with a donation to the I.M.P. Family Fund.  These gift cards can be used for tickets to a future show, merch or concessions.  


You can purchase a gift card HERE




They also announced that you can donate the proceeds of a refunded concert ticket to the fund (or just make a donation in general) HERE 


Fashion designer and Annapolis Native Christian Siriano is making free face masks to aid coronavirus outbreak relief efforts

What started as a simple tweet offering some help by fashion designer, Project Runway star, and Annapolis, MD native Christian Siriano - has turned into an all hands on deck effort by designers and makers to help supply masks for hospital personnel. 


Siriano reached out to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo via Twitter, offering the assistance of his sewing staff to help make face masks for medical workers: 




The public exchange inspired others to offer their services as well 




SIrano tweeted out a picture of the prototypes he is working on and says they will have more details in the following days 




Locally, Baltimore's Open Works - a non-profit 501(c)(3) maker space  -  announced that they had been contacted by local hospitals to use their resources to help make protective equipment for health workers.  They in turn reached out to the community to help amass the resources needed to make the items.  Anyone interested in helping should volunteer HERE.  




Anne Arundel County Public Library offering a series of special virtual programs and additional resources

In an attempt to help "frazzled parents, bored kids and other stressed out customers", the Anne Arundel County Public Library plans to offer a series of special virtual programs and additional resources over the next two weeks.



These include special events on their Facebook Page ( -


  • Daily live story times from trained staff at 10:30 am (except Sundays) 
  • 30-minute concerts from the band SQRRL! at noon  
  • Miss Johanna’s STEM activity of the day at 1:15 pm 
  • The Great Movies discussion club on Friday at 7 pm   
    (This week’s selection is Murder on the Orient Express)
  • Information on virtual author and celebrity guided storytelling, educational resources 




In addition - they added to their extensive digital collection of eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, streaming movies, music and databases available on the library’s website. They plan to add  $150,000 worth of new digital content over the next two weeks.


Parents can check out new TumbleMath, a resource available only during the shutdown offering young minds  (grades K-5) a variety of math concepts using 'animated picture books online, then follow along with the included lesson plans or quizzes.'


Not a library member?  You can sign up for the virtual library card and will have 90 days (instead of 60) to visit a branch to trade it in for a full-service physical card


Good on you Anne Arundel County Public Library






Digital Programs featuring Greta Van Fleet, Billie Eilish, Brandi Carlile and more being offered online by Grammy Museum

The Grammy Museum is joining the ranks of museums offering online experiences in the wake of forced closures due to the coronavirus


The LA Based museum announced they will be uploading some of their programs and images for online viewing over the next few weeks.  


Dubbed the “Public Programs” - the museum is sharing speaking engagements with artists like Billie Eilish and Finneas, Brandi Carlile, Greta Van Fleet, Bob Newhart, and Kool and the Gang.  They are also offering slide shows of its exhibits - including “X: 40 Years of Punk in Los Angeles” and “Take Me Out to the Ballgame: Popular Music and the National Pastime.”


You can view the programs HERE


In a statement - museum president Michael Sticka said:


“The Grammy Museum’s doors may be closed, but our mission isn’t.  This is about our community, nationwide, even globally. It is our privilege to share these never-before-released interviews by beloved artists with you and bring them into your homes. With these programs, we hope that people will find solace and inspiration.”





The programs will be released every few days: 


March 18th — Scarypoolparty
March 21st — Yola
March 23rd — Bob Newhart
March 25th — Larkin Poe
March 28th — X Ambassadors
March 30th — Brandi Carlile
April 1st — Billie Eilish and Finneas
April 4th — Greta Van Fleet
April 6th — Kool and the Gang



'Let Your Love Be Known' - Bono posts new song on U2's official Instagram page

U2 has been on hiatus since the end of their Joshua Tree tour in 2019 - their last show was the band’s first-ever concert in India on December 15th, 2019. 


But on March 17, 2020 - St. Patrick's Day - lead singer Bono took to the band's social media to debut a new song he wrote earlier this week and dedicated it to the people of Italy - who are currently on lockdown due to the coronavirus


The song - which he sings from Dublin, Ireland and is apparently called 'Let Your Love Be Known' - was accompanied with a message: "For the Italians who inspired it ...for the Irish… for ANYONE who this St. Patrick’s day is in a tight spot and still singing. For the doctors, nurses, carers on the frontline, it’s you we’re singing to.”




The songs lyrics -


“I walk through the streets of Dublin and no one was near.

Yes, I don’t know you

No I didn’t think I didn’t care

You live so very far away/Just across the square

You can’t touch, but you can sing across rooftops

Sing on the phone/Sing and promise me you won’t stop

Sing your love be known.”


Were inspired by the by the Italians who have been singing through open windows during their country's nationwide lockdown.  



Ben Gibbard of Death Cab For Cutie to live stream daily mini-concerts from his home stuido

As we navigate our way through the unprecidented COVOID - 19 global pandemic - with increassed sanitization, social distancing, and self quarantine - the arts community continues to find ways to keep us connected using technology.


Besides the expedited release of movies digitally - musicians are getting in on the action - hosting live streamed concerts.  Locally - Joey Harkum - will host a Facebook livestream concert  on March 19 and Jimi Haha will host a Quarantour Couch Concert 2020 on March 18 


Nationally - the Dropkick Murphy's will live stream their infamous St. Patrick's Day concert - and now - Ben Gibbard of Death Cab For Cutie / Postal Service will be streaming mini concerts live from his home studio every day starting March 17 at 7pm EST for the next few weeks.  


You can view the concerts HERE   


Update:  Here's the recap of night one:



We Will Become Silhouettes (The Postal Service song)

A Lack of Color (Death Cab for Cutie song)

Title Track (Death Cab for Cutie song)

Northern Lights (Death Cab for Cutie song)

Crooked Teeth (Death Cab for Cutie song)

Cath… (Death Cab for Cutie song)

Grapevine Fires (Death Cab for Cutie song)

Fake Plastic Trees (Radiohead cover)

California Zephyr (Jay Farrar & Ben Gibbard song)

The District Sleeps Alone Tonight (The Postal Service song)





Gibbard announced via social media: 

Be it with DCFC, Postal Service, or solo I have always been grateful for the honor you have bestowed upon us by choosing to congregate en masse around our music. Some of you have traveled great distances and/or shelled out large sums of money to see us play and that has never been lost on me. So in this crazy and unprecedented time, I’d like to return the favor by coming to YOU.?
For the next few weeks I will be playing songs everyday from my home studio. We will be streaming on YouTube / Facebook at 4pm PST daily – link in bio. We’re still working out the details but I’m hoping to take some requests and maybe even have a guest or two stop by digitally. The first show will be tomorrow. It will assuredly be a little wonky and glitchy but we’re gonna do our best.




Hey Everyone,? ? I know you are all really freaked out right now. I am too. And while I’m proud that we’re all doing the necessary things at the moment to help flatten the curve, I know it has left us all incredibly isolated.? ? But because we’re all going through this nightmare together we are quite literally NOT alone. Our lives and stories are all linked, maybe more now than they have ever been.? ? Be it with DCFC, Postal Service, or solo I have always been grateful for the honor you have bestowed upon us by choosing to congregate en masse around our music. Some of you have traveled great distances and/or shelled out large sums of money to see us play and that has never been lost on me. So in this crazy and unprecedented time, I’d like to return the favor by coming to YOU.? ? For the next few weeks I will be playing songs everyday from my home studio. We will be streaming on YouTube / Facebook at 4pm PST daily – link in bio. We’re still working out the details but I’m hoping to take some requests and maybe even have a guest or two stop by digitally. The first show will be tomorrow. It will assuredly be a little wonky and glitchy but we’re gonna do our best.? ? See You Tomorrow.? ? xo? ? Ben

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Billy Joel's 'We Didn't Start the Fire'gets a 2020 COVID-19 rewrite via Twitter

Billy Joel penned the song We Didn't Start The Fire after a conversation he had with a teenage Sean Lennon - who expressed his anxiety over the events transpiring in the late 80's.  Joel recalls Lennon saying "Nothing happened in the Fifties and early Sixties" Billy's retort - “Whoa, didn’t you ever hear of the Korean War, the Suez Canal, the Hungarian Freedom Fighters?”


Joel started jotting down events from the past 4 decades and produced the song which would appear on on his 1989 album Storm Front: 




Fast forward to 2020 - with the COVID-19 virus impacting the entire globe,

Matt Warburton (TV writer for The Simpsons and The Mindy Project.) sent out a tweet evoking the 1989 classic: 




The tweet prompted many tweeters to take the suggestion and pen their own updated verses to the song, including Brittany Barkholtz, a St. Paul MN therapist, piano teacher and Billy Joel fan :




Other clever lyrics -  




























Ways you can help support the local economy during the coronavirus crisis

Maryland's Governor Larry Hogan has taken some unprecedented steps in order to help curb the spread of Covid - 19 (the coronavirus).  This included ordering the closure of all Maryland bars, restaurants, movie theaters and gyms. 


While it should be noted that grocery stores, banks, pharmacies and other essential services will remain open - the closing of many business will have a devastating impact on our local economy.  


Here are a few simple ways that you can help these businesses stay afloat during these times: 


1.  Order carry out from your favorite restaurants  -Yes, the governor ordered the restaurants and bars to be closed to the public - many are planning on offering carry out and delivery.  Give your favorite place a call and see what they are offering ... and don't forget to tip :) The service industry is getting hit hard too! 


2.  Order gift cards online from local businesses - buying a gift card now that you can use later puts money straight in the pocket of a local retailer that can help them pay employees, bills and more ... and for a limited time-  Visit Annapolis  is matching any gift card purchased


3.  Support local musicians - many local musicians are having gigs closed - so they have resorted to hosting online concerts.  Be sure to tune in, tip them online, and head to their website and buy some merch! 


4.  Buy tickets to future concerts - speaking of live music - there are plenty of concerts that haven't been cancelled ... check out your favorite venue's website and see what shows they have coming up and purchase tickets to something this summer or fall! 


5.  Promote your local businesses - even if you're not in a place to buy gift cards or merch or carry out - you can help spread the word that local businesses are open via your own social media ... share / like / retweet when you see a local business promoting their operation during this pandemic.   


The Killers delay US concert ticket sales - will donate a portion of the proceeds to local organizations helping service industry employees impacted by the Coronavirus


The Killers announced last week that they will bring their Imploding the Mirage Tour to the states this fall - including a October 3rd date at the Capital One Arena in Washington DC.  


(Olivia Bee | courtesy of Island Records)


However - due to Corona Virus pandemic - the band decided to delay the on sale of the tickets for the tour ... but - they are doing something pretty cool for those feeling the effects of the national emergency - they will be donating a portion of their ticket income to charities helping out help people whose service industry jobs are impacted by the Coronavirus.


In a statement, the band said:


A quick note to say that tickets for our late summer/fall shows will not be going on sale just yet. The news is changing every hour around Coronavirus and, ultimately, we want you, our fans, to stay focused on prevention and remaining safe and cautious right now.


In addition, once we go on sale, we will be providing a portion of our ticketing income to local organizations who help people whose service industry jobs are impacted by the Coronavirus in each of our tour cities. We are taking this personally. Both we and our families have had these jobs and our hearts go out to those affected.


If anything changes again, we'll let you know; in the meantime, we're more excited than ever to sing these new songs with you, and can't wait to see you soon. Watch this space for the updated ticket information!



In addition to the new song Caution - the band also shared a Mr. Brightside handwashing video ... check out both below:









Gov. Larry Hogan ordered the shutdown of all bars, restaurants, movie theaters and gyms in Maryland to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic

Effective at 5 p.m on Monday March 16, 2020, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan ordered the shutdown of all bars, restaurants, movie theaters and gyms in Maryland in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. 


Grocery stores and pharmacies will also remain open.  Carry-out and food delivery service will still be available


He said in his press conference (which you can view below):

 “We’re being more aggressive, I think, than some people... (but) By these actions, we’re going to stop the spread and we’re going to save lives.”


The announcement comes one day after the governor ordered the indefinite closing of all  casinos, racetracks and off-track betting parlors. 




As of Monday (3/16/20) the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Maryland was 37.  

Record Store Day 2020 has been postponed until June 20th

Yet another event has been postponed due to the coronavirus - Record Store Day 2020




Originally scheduled for April 18th, the event has been moved to June 20th. 

RSD organizers said in a statement: 

“At the risk of stating the obvious, no one knows what things will look like in any given place over the next five weeks, but it is imperative that hard decisions for that time period need to be made right now, using current facts. There is no perfect solution. There is no easy answer... 


So, we’ve decided that, this year, our best possible move is to change the date of Record Store Day to Saturday, June 20th. We think that this takes into consideration the recommendations of the many doctors and scientists lending their expertise to help in the Coronavirus pandemic, as well as the many other individuals at the World Health Organization (WHO), Center for Disease Control (CDC) and other agencies tasked with the difficult job of getting us through this crisis ... 


We’re working with all of our partners and our stores to make this change as smooth as possible for everyone who participates in Record Store Day, including the customers, the record stores, the artists, labels and more... 


Record Store Day happens everywhere, every year, and we want to hold our party when everyone can gather around safely to celebrate life, art, music and the culture of the indie record store"

You can find a list of all the notable releases here and our top picks here 

The Killers Share First Single From New Album, Announce US Tour Dates - DC Date Included

The last time we heard from The Killers was last year when they released the one off song Land of the Free 


But the band announced big plans for 2020 though ... they will release a new album - Imploding the Mirage: It’s out May 29 via Island ... and the record includes a few high profile contributors - including  Lindsey Buckingham (on “Caution” which you can hear below), Weyes Blood, the War on Drugs’ Adam Granduciel, k.d. lang, Blake Mills, and Lucius



Here's the first single - Caution



And as the chorus goes - the band has thrown caution to the wind - announcing a 2020 tour amid the COVID-19 scare.  The bands' tour dates include a show in DC - at the Capital One Arena on October 3 with Johnny Marr (tickets on sale 3/20)  



The band did post the following message to their social media though :




Here are the full 2020 tour dates -

05/26 – Doncaster, UK @ Keepmoat Stadium *
05/28 – Falkirk, UK @ The Falkirk Stadium *
05/30 – Manchester, UK @ Emirates Old Trafford *
06/01 – Norwich, UK @ Carrow Road Stadium *
06/03 – Southampton, UK @ St. Mary’s Stadium *
06/05 – London, UK @ Emirates Stadium ^
06/06 – London, UK @ Emirates Stadium ^
06/09 – Bristol, UK @ Ashton Gate Stadium #
06/11 – Coventry, UK @ Ricoh Stadium #
06/13 – Middlesborough, UK @ Riverside Stadium #
06/16 – Dublin, IE @ Malahide Castle ^
06/17 – Dublin, IE @ Malahide Castle ^
06/19 – Schessel, DE @ Hurricane Festival
06/20 – Neuhausen, DE @ Southside Festival
06/21 – Werchter, BE @ TW Classic
06/23 – Zagreb, HR @ INmusic Festival
06/27 – Stockholm, SE @ Lollapalooza Stockholm
07/06 – Amsterdam, NL @ Ziggo Dome &
07/07 – Boulogne-Billancourt, FR @ La Seine Musicale &
07/09 – Madrid, ES @ Mad Cool Festival
07/10 – Bilbao, ES @ Bilbao BBK Live Festival
07/12 – Milan, IT @ Milano Summer Festival
07/14 – Vienna, AT @ Stadthalle
07/16 – Ostrava, CZ @ Colours of Ostrava Festival
07/18 – Moscow, RU @ Park Live Festival
08/18 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center +
08/19 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena +
08/21 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena +
08/22 – George, WA @ Gorge Amphitheare +
08/23 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center +
08/25 – San Francisco, CA @ Chase Center +
08/26 – San Diego, CA @ Pechanga Arena +
08/28 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena +
08/29 – Los Angeles, CA @ Banc of California Stadium +
08/30 – Phoenix, AZ @ Gila River Arena +
09/10 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center +
09/11 – Fort Worth, TX @ Dickies Arena +
09/12 – Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center +
09/15 – Miami, FL @ AmericanAirlines Arena +
09/16 – Orlando, FL @ Amway Center +
09/18 – Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena +
09/19 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena +
09/20 – St. Louis, MO @ Chaifetz Arena +
09/22 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center +
09/23 – Chicago, IL @ United Center +
09/25 – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena +
09/26 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre +
09/27 – Verona, NY @ Turning Stone Event Center +
09/29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center +
10/01 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden +
10/02 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden +
10/03 – Washington, DC @ Capital One Arena +
10/05 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden +
10/06 – University Park, PA @ Bryce Jordan Center +
10/08 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Petersen Events Center +
10/09 – Cleveland, OH @ Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse +
10/10 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena +
11/11 – Brisbane, AU @ Brisbane Entertainment Centre
11/14 – Sydney, AU @ Qudos Banks Arena
11/18 – Perth, AU @ RAC Arena
11/21 – Melbourne, AU @ AAMI Park
11/29 – Mexico City, MX @ Foro Sol
12/01 – Monterrey, MX @ Arena Monterrey
12/02 – Monterrey, MX @ Arena Monterrey
12/04 – Zapopan, MX @ Estadio 3 De Marzo


* = w/ Blossoms
^ = w/ Sam Fender
# = w/ Manic Street Preachers
& = w/ Orville Peck
+ = w/ Johnny Marr


Live Nation, AEG Join IMP In Suspending Concerts Until April as Coronavirus Spreads

Yesterday - local concert promoter IMP announced the postponement of all concerts until April 1.  Today - North America's largest concert promoters - Live Nation and AEG have halted all large scale tours in the US and abroad until April amid COVID-19 fears.  


In a joint statement obtained by Rolling Stone, executives from Live Nation, AEG, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), William Morris Endeavor (WME), Paradigm, and United Talent Agency (UTA) said:


“The world’s leading forces in live entertainment have come together to form a global task force to drive strategic support and unified direction ensuring precautionary efforts and ongoing protocol are in the best interest of artists, fans, staff, and the global community.   At this time, we collectively recommend large scale events through the end of March be postponed. “We continue to support that small-scale events follow guidance set by their local government officials. We feel fortunate to have the flexibility to reschedule concerts, festivals, and live events as needed, and look forward to connecting fans with all their favorite artists and live entertainment soon.”


Haim's busy week included a stop in Washington DC for their delicatessens across the country tour [PICS & VIDEO]

In 2000 -  three sisters - Este Haim, Danielle Haim and Alana Haim - played their first show as the band HAIM at the famed Cantler's Deli in their hometown of Los Angeles, Ca.




no soup for you

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20 years later - the band is releasing their third studio album - Women in Music PtIII (due out April 24)


In support of the album - the sisters have embarked on a 'delicatessens across America tour'- playing pop up shows at delis for a small group of lucky fans.


On Wednesday March 11 - the band played at DC's Call Your Mother Deli 




The best way to hear @haimtheband is at the deli #haimdelitour #callyourmother #timetomakethebagels

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The set was highlighted by a Britney Spears cover and the band's latest single - Steps




still not over it

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In between all  the deli shows and bagels - they made time to play on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon - TWICE! 


Here's their performance of Summer Girl: 







Beastie Boys' Release Full Trailer for the Spike Jonze-Directed Documentary Beastie Boys Story [WATCH]

Mark your calendars -  Beastie Boys Story - the Spike Jonze-Directed Documentary is  coming to IMAX theaters on April 3 and  if you miss that - you'll be able to stream it via Apple TV+ on April 24. 


After releasing a short tease of the film - we know have an official 2 minute 45 second trailer for the film.  


Check it out: 


Beastie Boys Story — Official Trailer | Apple TV+


They Might Be Giants postpone DC 'Flood' shows due to coronavirus

With growing concerns over the coronavirus - They Might Be Giants have announced the postponement of a string of  their Flood 30th Anniversary shows - including their three sold out shows in Washington DC at The Lincoln Theatre and 930 Club 


The band's statement:


“Hello friends. As The World Health Organization has declared the coronavirus a pandemic, we are taking this information as our cue to reschedule our March and April shows to later in the year. While we have not been instructed by any authority, we feel it is the responsible thing to do. Our concerts in NYC, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC have all been moved to September and December. Your current tickets will be honored for the new dates”

Here are the new dates they reference : 


  • April 8 at The Lincoln Theatre is rescheduled for December 10
  • April 9 at The Lincoln Theatre is rescheduled for December 11
  • April 10 at 930 Club is rescheduled for December 12


The band's show at Baltimore's Rams Head Live for September 10th is still on and tickets are still available



This Website Lets You Make Your Own Custom Hand-Washing Sign With Your Favorite Song

Unless you've been living under a rock - you should know by now that the best bet protect yourself from COVID-19 aka the corona virus  is to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds. 





At first - people came out with helpful ways to count to 20 while scrubbing .. sing Happy Birthday or Row Row Row Your Boat (twice) ... but that's boring ... and thanks to  17 year old - William Gibson - you can now make your own hand washing anthem with the lyrics to any song you like! 


All you have to do is go to  - enter the song title and artist and it will generate a downloadable poster with your lyrics and hand washing techniques.  


Be sure to share your hand washing sign alongs with us! 


Oh - did we mention the 17 year old made the site in 24 hours ... feeling dumb yet? 




Here are some of our favorite ones:


Rob Timm:



Miley Cyrus




Daft Punk




David Bowie 



From a-ha to X Ambassadors: Here's a rundown of artists and festivals that have been cancelled or postponed due to the

Since the outbreak of the coronavirus disease in late 2019, there have been over 80,000 cases documented worldwide that have resulted in more than 2,700 deaths according to the World Health Organization


With the disease reaching more than 40 countries, many live event organizers have been canceling or postponing large gatherings – including many major concert events.


Here’s a brief list of just some of the events canceled so far (via


  • Back in January, X Ambassadors canceled  their Feb. 14 and 15 shows in Shanghai and Chengdu
  • The Boston Symphony Orchestra cancelled their Asian tour
  • The National Symphony Orchestra followed suit - calling off shows in Beijing and Shanghai.
  • R&B artist Khalid delayed his shows in Asia citing concerns for “the safety of Khalid's fans, his team and everyone who has been working on these concerts.” 
  • New Order have cancelled shows in Tokyo and Osaka.   In a statement – the band said "With the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, we are concerned about the potential quarantine we may face affecting further shows and appearances.  We would also hate to risk our fan’s health or the of risk spreading the virus on our return."
  • Green Day postponed their tour dates in Asia "due to the health + travel concerns with coronavirus"
  • Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals announced that they decided to cancel tour dates in Japan. On social media – Harper said "Most importantly we are wishing well to all those affected. We apologize to our fans in Japan for this inconvenience and we hope to reschedule soon."
  • Indie rock outfit The National canceled their shows Tokyo for "the interest of public safety”.  They went on to say "We look forward to returning in the future and performing for our friends in Japan."  
  • Queen and Adam Lambert  planned show in Paris has been postponed "following a government decree in France to cancel all indoor events over 5,000 capacity in France until 31st May in an effort to contain the spread of Coronavirus."


  • SXSW organizers have cancelled their entire event – which drew over 400,000 people and thousands of bands to Austin TX.


  •  a-ha have cancelled their Japanese tour -  "We were really looking forward to seeing our fans & friends in Asia, but the safety of our fans has to come first of course"
  • Madonna's Madame X Tour has been halted "Following official notification from the Office of the Police this morning prohibiting all events with an audience attendance of over 1000, Live Nation regrets to announce the final two Madame X performances previously re-scheduled to 10-March and 11-March are forced to be cancelled,"


  • Pearl Jam have postponed the first leg of their North American tour (including the March 28th show slated for Baltimore) amid coronavirus fears.


  • The 2020 editions of Coachella and Stagecoach are looking to be rescheduled to October   
  • Miley Cyrus canceled her trip to Australia for the World Tour Bushfire Relief concert, due to concerns relating to the coronavirus. 




SXSW music festival and conference canceled due to heightened coronavirus concerns

The city of Austin, Texas declared a disaster due to the coronavirus outbreak on Friday - a move that prompted the cancellation of the South by Southwest conference.  


This is the first time the event - that drew nearly half a million people to the city and brought in hundreds of millions of dollars of revenue - has been canceled for the first time in its 34 year history.  


In a statement- organizers said:


"SXSW will faithfully follow the City's directions. We are devastated to share this news with you. 'The show must go on' is in our DNA, and this is the first time in 34 years that the March event will not take place. We are now working through the ramifications of this unprecedented situation. We are exploring options to reschedule the event and are working to provide a virtual SXSW online experience as soon as possible for 2020 participants, starting with SXSW EDU. For our registrants, clients, and participants we will be in touch as soon as possible and will publish an FAQ."




Mike Campbell Postpones Tour, WRNR Private Artist Showcase and Album Release Due to Health Issues

Mike Campbell, of the Heartbreakers, Fleetwood Mac, and most recently the Dirty Knobs -  has announced he has decided to postpone his upcoming tour to deal with “health issues.”

In a message to WRNR (Mike was scheduled to perform for a private group of listeners at Rams Head On Stage on March 17th), Mike said: 


Hey everyone, Mike here.


On Sunday night my doctors discovered some health issues which while fully treatable, need to be addressed before going out on tour. 


The good news, well really it’s great news, is that I’m going to be just fine.


The bad news, and I say this with much frustration, is the tour which was scheduled to start next week will need to be postponed and rescheduled for September.  Subsequently, we’ll also need to postpone the album release until September 18th.  


We can’t be at New Orleans’ Jazzfest this April but the already announced shows from June onwards with Chris Stapleton and Zac Brown Band will go on as planned.


If you bought tickets to any of our headline shows, they will still be good for the rescheduled dates which are listed below. If you are unable to make the new date, you can obtain a refund at your point of purchase and we hope to see you another time soon. 


I know that many of you made plans to travel to the upcoming shows and I’m so sorry that those plans have been upended. 


However, health is the most important thing and I want to bring you the best show possible. I truly appreciate everyone’s understanding.


The Knobs and I are eagerly looking forward to seeing you and sharing more music with you, just a bit later than we had hoped.


With love,






Mike Campbell is a member of the rock elite.  He co-wrote so many of the Tom PEtty and the Heeartbreakers hits, including ‘Runnin’ Down a Dream,” “Refugee” and “Here Comes My Girl.” He's also worked with Fleetwood Mac, Don Henley, Bob Dylan, Neil Diamond, Bob Seger, Randy Newman and Stevie Nicks.  Not a bad resume! 



Sending you all the positive vibes for a speedy recovery Mike! 





Hey everyone, Mike here ???????????? On Sunday night my doctors discovered some health issues which while fully treatable, need to be addressed before going out on tour. The good news, well really it’s great news, is that I’m going to be just fine. The bad news, and I say this with much frustration, is the tour which was scheduled to start next week will need to be postponed and rescheduled for September. Subsequently, we’ll also need to postpone the album release until September 18th. We can’t be at New Orleans’ Jazzfest this April but the already announced shows from June onwards with Chris Stapleton and Zac Brown Band will go on as planned. ???????????? ???????????? ???????????? If you bought tickets to any of our headline shows, they will still be good for the rescheduled dates which are listed below. If you are unable to make the new date, you can obtain a refund at your point of purchase and we hope to see you another time soon. I know that many of you made plans to travel to the upcoming shows and I’m so sorry that those plans have been upended. However, health is the most important thing and I want to bring you the best show possible. I truly appreciate everyone’s understanding. The Knobs and I are eagerly looking forward to seeing you and sharing more music with you, just a bit later than we had hoped. ???????????? With love, Mike ???????????? ???????????? ???????????? SEPTEMBER: 9 – The Orpheum, Tampa 11+12 – High Dive, Gainesville 14 – Brooklyn Bowl, Nashville 17 – World Café Live, Philadelphia 22 – Birchmere Music Hall, Alexandria 24 – Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn 26 – Tupelo Music Hall, Derry 27 – The Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield 30 – Brighton Music Hall, Allston ???????????? ???????????? ???????????? OCTOBER: 1 – Brighton Music Hall, Allston 4+5 – Hi-Fi, Indianapolis 7 – Fine Line Music Hall, Minneapolis 9 – Park West, Chicago 21+22 – The Independent, San Francisco 25+26– Troubadour, Los Angeles 29 – Fox Theatre, Boulder 30 – Bluebird Theater, Denver ???????????? ???????????? ???????????? NOVEMBER: 1 – Blue Light, Dallas 2+4– Antone’s, Austin 6 – Warehouse Live Studio, Houston 7 – One Eyed Jacks, New Orleans

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The full list of Record Store Day 2020 releases (and the titles we'll be on the look out for)

Record Store Day 2020 has released the list of exclusive vinyl releases that will hit shelves on April 18th ... and its pretty impressive !



We have the full list below  (or download it here) but thought we'd share some titles we'll be looking for: 


Bastille – All This Bad Blood
Beck – “No Distraction / Uneventful Days (Remixes)”
Billie Eilish – Live At Third Man Records

Black Keys – Let’s Rock (45 RPM Edition)
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Redemption Song
Brandi Carlile – A Rooster Says
Brittany Howard – Live At Sound Emporium
David Bowie – ChangesNowBowie
David Bowie – I’m Only Dancing (The Soul Tour 74)
David Gray – Please Forgive Me
Drive-By Truckers – “The Unraveling” b/w “Sarah’s Flame”
Fleetwood Mac – The Alternate Rumours
Gary Clark Jr – Pearl Cadillac (Feat. Andra Day)
Gorillaz – G-Sides
Gorillaz – D-Sides
Iggy Pop – Kiss My Blood (Live in Paris 1991)
John Prine – The Atlantic Albums
John Prine/Kelsey Waldon – The Kentucky Sessions
Kinks – The Kink Kronikles
Local Natives – When Am I Gonna Lose You
Mark Knopfler – Metroland (Music and Songs From The Film)
New Order – Peel Session /82
Paul McCartney – McCartney
Roxy Music – Roxy Music – The Steven Wilson Stereo Mix
Spoon – All The Weird Kids Up Front (More Best Of Spoon)
The Black Crowes – Jealous Again
The Cure – Bloodflowers
The Cure – Seventeen Seconds
The Doors – The Soft Parade: Stripped
The Ramones – It’s Alive II
The Rolling Stones – Metamorphosis UK
The Rolling Stones – Let It Bleed (Limited Collectors Edition)
The Strokes – The New Abnormal
Tom Tom Club – Genius of Love 2020
U2 – 11 O’CLOCK TICK TOCK (40th Anniversary Edition)
Warren Zevon – Warren Zevon’s Greatest Hits (According To Judd Apatow)


Did you know that the concept of Record Store Day was conceived in Baltimore: 




As or that full list  ... here it is ... anything you'll be lookng for ?


Aaron Lupton & Jeff Szpirglas – Planet Wax: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Soundtracks on Vinyl
Ace Frehley – Trouble Walkin’
Adam Czerwinski/Krzesimir Debski/Wojciech Niedziela – Two Out Of Two: Acoustic References For Audiophiles
Al Green – Green Is Blues
Alejandro Escovedo – La Cruzada
Alfredo Linares Y Su Sonora – Yo Traigo
Alice Cooper – Live from the Apollo Theatre Glasgow Feb 19.1982
Allan Holdsworth – Road Games
Alphaville – Sounds Like A Melody (Grant & Kelly Remix by Blank & Jones x Gold & Lloyd)
America – Heritage II: Demos
And Also The Trees – And Also The Trees
Andrew Gold – Something New: Unreleased Gold
Anoushka Shankar – Love Letters
Archers of Loaf – “Raleigh Days”/”Street Fighting Man”
Asking Alexandria – Stand Up and Scream
August Burns Red – Bones
Awesome Dre – You Can’t Hold Me
Badflower – “The Jester / Everybody Wants To Rule The World”
Bastille – All This Bad Blood
Bayside – Heaven
Beck – “No Distraction / Uneventful Days (Remixes)”
Ben Lee – Grandpaw Would 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
Ben Watt with Robert Wyatt – Summer Into Winter
Best Coast – Thank You
Biffy Clyro – Moderns
Big L – Danger Zone
Bill Evans – Some Other Time: The Lost Session From The Black Forest
Billie Eilish – Live At Third Man Records
Black Keys – Let’s Rock (45 RPM Edition)

Black Lips – They’s A Person Of The World (featuring Kesha)
Blitzen Trapper – Unreleased Recordings Vol. 2: Too Kool
Bob James – Once Upon A Time: The Lost 1965 New York Studio Sessions
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Redemption Song
Bob Mould – Circle of Friends
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony – Creepin’ On Ah Come Up
Brandi Carlile – A Rooster Says
Brian Eno – Rams: Original Soundtrack
Britney Spears – Oops!…I Did It Again (Remixes and B-Sides)
Brittany Howard – Live At Sound Emporium
Buju Banton – Trust & Steppa
Camille Yarbrough – The Iron Pot Cooker
Canned Heat – Record Store Day Party With Canned Heat
Canned Heat/John Lee Hooker – Hooker ‘N Heat
Cat Stevens – Tonight
Charles Mingus – Mingus Ah Um Redux
Charli XCX – Vroom Vroom EP
Charlie Parker – Jazz at Midnite
Cheap Trick – Out To Get You! Live 1977
Chief Keef – Back From The Dead 2
Chris Smither – More From The Leaves
Christian Paul – Christian Paul
Christine and the Queens – La vita nuova : séquences 2 et 3
Chromeo – Needy Girl
Chuck Mosley – First Hellos and Last Goodbyes
City Morgue – City Morgue Vol 2: As Good As Dead
clipping with Christopher Fleeger – Double Live
Clutch – The Obelisk
Collective Soul – Half and Half
Coolio – Gangsta’s Paradise (25th Anniversary — Remastered)
Corb Lund – Cover Your Tracks EP
Cradle – The History
Cradle – The History
Craig Finn – All These Perfect Crosses
Curren$y – Pilot Talk
D-Mob – We Call It Acieeed
Damien Jurado – “Birds Tricked Into the Trees”/”From Devils To Davis”
Dandy Warhols and Bebe Buell – Femme Fatale
Daniel Pemberton & Samuel Sim – The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance – The Crystal Chamber
Daniel Pemberton & Samuel Sim – The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance – The Aureyal
Dave Davies – Rock Bottom: Live at the Bottom Line (Remastered 20th Anniversary Limited Edition)
Dave Pike – Jazz For The Jet Set
David Bowie – ChangesNowBowie
David Bowie – I’m Only Dancing (The Soul Tour 74)
David Gray – Please Forgive Me

Day Wave – Crush
Death Piggy (GWAR) – Welcome To The Record
Declan McKenna – “Beautiful Faces” / “The Key to Life on Earth”
Def Leppard – Rock N Roll Hall of Fame
Dehd – Golden Age of Rock N Roll
Denzel Curry – Bulls on Parade
Destiny’s Child – Say My Name
DevilDriver – Winter Kills
Dexter Gordon – The Squirrel
Dexter Gordon Quartet – Live In Châteauvallon – 1978
Dinosaur Jr – Swedish Fist (Live In Stockholm)
Dio – Annica
Don Cherry – Cherry Jam
Don Shinn – Temples With Prophets
Down N Outz – The Music Box EP
Dr. John – Remedies
Drive-By Truckers – “The Unraveling” b/w “Sarah’s Flame”
Durutti Column – Idiot Savants
Ellie Goulding – Lights 10
Elton John – Elton John
Emerson Lake & Palmer – Live At Waterloo Field, Stanhope, New Jersey, U.S.A., 31st July
Eminem – “My Name Is”/”Bad Guys Always Die”
Ennio Morricone – Peur Sur La Ville
Entombed – Clandestine– Live
Eve 6 – The Fly Record Live
Felt (Murs x Slug x Aesop Rock) – Felt 3: A Tribute To Rosie Perez (10 Year Anniversary Edition)
Fleetwood Mac – The Alternate Rumours
Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush – Real LIVE! Vol. 1
Frank Zappa – You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore (Sampler)
Frankie and the Witch Fingers – Sidewalk
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Piñata: The 1974 Version
Frumpies – “Frumpie One Piece” b/w “Frumpies Forever”
Galaxie 500 – Copenhagen
Gary Clark Jr – Pearl Cadillac (Feat. Andra Day)
Gene Russell – New Direction
George S. Clinton – Mortal Kombat (Original Motion Picture Score)
Glass Animals – Tokyo Drifting
Gong – Live! at Sheffield 1974
Gorillaz – G-Sides
Gorillaz – D-Sides

Grateful Dead – Buffalo 5/9/77
Graves At Sea – History of Sickness
Green Jelly – Triple Live Mother Goose At Budokan
Greg Dulli – “A Ghost”/Girl From The North Country”
Grouplove – Broken Angel
Guided By Voices – Hold On Hope
Gun Club – Live In London
Hank Williams – March of Dimes
Hatchie & Pains of Being Pure At Heart – “Sometimes Always” b/w “Adored”
Hawkwind – At The BBC 1972
Hawkwind – Quark, Strangeness & Charm
Heart Bones – Heart Bones (Har Mar Superstar and Sabrina Ellis of A Giant Dog)
Henrix – Jimi Hendrix
Hiss Golden Messenger – Let the Light of the World Open Your Eyes (Alive at Spacebomb)
Hootie and the Blowfish – Live at Nick’s Fat City, 1995.
Hot Rats – Turn Ons: 10th Anniversary Edition
Hugo Montenegro – Hugo in Wonder-Land
Humble Pie – Official Bootleg Collection Vol 2
Hunny – Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
ICE NINE KILLS – The Silver Scream: Killer Cuts
Iggy Pop – Kiss My Blood (Live in Paris 1991)
Infectious Grooves – Take You On A Ride
Inhaler – My Honest Face
J.J. Johnson and Kai Winding – Stonebone
Jay Bennett & Edward Burch – The Palace at 4 AM
Jerry Garcia – The Very Best of Jerry Garcia
Jesse Dayton – Texas 45 RPM Showdown
Jessie Baylin – Pleasure Center EP
Jethro Tull – Stormwatch 2
Jimmy Giuffre – GRAZ 1961
Jimmy Guiffre – The 3 & 4: New York Concerts
Jimmy Sweeney – Without You
Jimmy Urine & Serj Tankian – Fuktronic
Joe Loduca & Danny Elfman – Army of Darkness (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
John Prine – The Atlantic Albums
John Prine/Kelsey Waldon – The Kentucky Sessions

John Wesley Harding – The Man With No Shadow
Johnny Cash – Classic Cash: Hall Of Fame Series – Early Mixes (1987)
Johnny Thunders & Wayne Kramer – Gang War
Jon Brion – Synecdoche New York
Josefus – Get Off My case
Judas Priest – British Steel — Limited Edition 40th Anniversary Edition
Judas Priest – Sad Wings of Destiny
June of 44 – Engine Takes To The Water
June of 44 – Tropics and Meridians
k.d. lang – Drag
k.d. lang & the Reclines – Angel With A Lariat
Keith Richards – “Hate It When You Leave” b/w “Key To The Highway”
Kelly Finnigan – The Tales People Tell (Instrumentals)
Kevin Morby – Oh Mon Dieu: Live In Paris
Kinks – The Kink Kronikles
Lee Fields – Let’s Get A Groove On
Lennon/Ono with the Plastic Ono Band – Instant Karma! (2020 Ultimate Mixes)
Lenny Bruce – Lenny Bruce Is Out Again
Lil’ Kim – 9
Lisa Loeb – A Simple Trick To Happiness
Local Natives – When Am I Gonna Lose You
Lothar and the Hand People – Machines; Amherst 1969
Lothar and the Hand People – Machines; Amherst 1969
Lou Reed & John Cale – Songs For Drella
Love Tractor – 60 Degrees and Sunny
Mac DeMarco – Other Here Comes The Cowboy Demos
Makeup and Vanity Set – Heart of Batman OST
Manic Street Preachers – La Tristessa Durera (Scream To Sigh)
Marcy Luarks & Classic Touch – Electric Murder
Marion Brown – Porto Novo
Mark Knopfler – Metroland (Music and Songs From The Film)
Mark Snow – Music From the X-Files: The Truth and the Light
Maroon 5 – Memories
Martin Denny – Exotic Moog
Marty Willson-Piper – Nightjar
Marvin Pontiac – Marvin Pontiac: The Asylum Tapes
Meat Puppets – Meat Puppets
Melanie – Melanie With The incredible String Band Live
Mia Doi Todd – Gea
Midland – Live From The Palomino
Mikal Cronin – Switched-On Seeker
Mike Watt + The Secondmen – In Quintessence
Mikis Theodorakis – Serpico
Miles Davis – Double Image: Rare Miles From the Complete Bitches Brew Sessions
Modern English – I Melt With You
Motorhead – “Ace of Spades”/”Dirty Love”
Mott The Hoople – Golden Age of Rock N Roll
Mouth Congress – Ahhhh the Pollution
Murs & 9th Wonder – Brighter Daze
My Chemical Romance – The Murder Scene
Nahko & Medicine For The People – Take Your Power Back
Nas – God’s Son
Nat Turner Rebellion – Laugh To Keep From Crying
Neal Casal – Fade Away Diamond Time
Ned Lagin – Seastones: Set 4
New Order – Peel Session /82
New Riders of the Purple Sage – Field Trip (Live)
Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets – “See Emily Play”/”Vegetable Man”
Nicole Bus – Live in NYC
Night Beats – Sonic Bloom
Nocturnal Emissions – Tissue of Lies
Odd Future – The OF Tape Vol. 2 : Neon Purple
Odd Future – The OF Tape Vol. 2 : Neon Pink
Oh OK (Lynda Stipe, Linda Hopper, Matthew Sweet) – The Complete Reissue
Ol’ Dirty Bastard – Return To The 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version (25th Anniversary Edition)
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Lethal Weapon (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Pale Saints – Mrs. Dolphin
Parish Hall – Parish Hall
Parliament – The Medicaid Fraud Dogg Presents 3GP Bangers
Paul McCartney – McCartney
Penderecki/Don Cherry & The New Eternal Rhythm – Actions
Pepper – Kona Town
Percival – Wild Hunt Live: Pyrkon 2018
Pete Krebs & The Gossamer Wings – All My Friends
Pete Rock – Petestrumentals 3
Philip Glass – The Essential
Philip Glass – Koyaanisqatsi
Pink Floyd – Arnold Layne Live 2007
PinkFong – Baby Shark
Polaris – Music From The Adventures of Pete & Pete
Post Malone – Hollywood’s Bleeding
Primus – Suck On This
Randy Newman – Avalon (Original Motion Picture Score)
Randy Newman – The Natural
Ravi Shankar – Chants of India
Record Safari – Record Safari
Refused – Not Fit For Broadcast – Live at the BBC
Robbie Basho – Selections from Song of the Avatars: The Lost Master Tapes
Robyn – Robyn
Rockabye Baby! – Lullaby Renditions of Wu Tang Clan
Roger Waters – The Wall– Live In Berlin
Ron Carter – Foursight: Stockholm
Rory Gallagher – Cleveland Calling
Roxy Music – Roxy Music – The Steven Wilson Stereo Mix
Royal Horses – A Modern Man’s Way To Improve
Ruston Kelly – Dirt Emo Vol. 1
Ryuichi Sakamoto – Black Mirror: Smithereens (Original Soundtrack)
Sam Smith – I Feel Love
San Francisco Christian Center Choir – The Sound of the San Francisco Christian Center
Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – …What That Is!
Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – Because Is In Your Mind
Sean Price & Small Professor – “Latoya Jackson” b/w Remix
Skid Row – Slave To The Grind (Expanded)
Skye – Keeping Secrets
Skyzoo + Pete Rock – Retropolitan (Instrumentals)
Slapp Happy – Our Swimmer
Slint – “Breadcrumb Trail” b/w “Good Morning, Captain”
Snoop Dogg – I Wanna Thank Me
Sock-Tight – Smudge
Sofi Tukker – Dancing On The People
Solomon Burke – Back To My Roots
Someone – ORBIT II
Son Volt – Live At The Orange Peel
Soul Asylum – Hurry Up And Wait (Deluxe Version)
Spacehog – Resident Alien
Spoon – All The Weird Kids Up Front (More Best Of Spoon)
Squirrel Nut Zippers – The Inevitable
Steve Earle – “Times Like These / It’s About Blood”
Summer Walker – Last Day of Summer + Clear EP
Sumy – Funkin’ In Your Mind
Sun Ra – Egypt ’71
Surfer Blood – Astro Coast 10 Year Anniversary Reissue
SUSTO – Weather Balloons
Suzannne Ciani – Suzanne Ciani
Tangerine Dream – Tyger
Team Dresch – Choices, Chances, Changes
Tear Da Club Up Thugs of Three 6 Mafia – CrazyNDaLazDayz
Ted Cassidy – The Lurch
Tegan and Sara – Tonight In The Dark We’re Seeing Colors
Terry Hall – Home
The (Electric Six) Wildbunch – Rock Empire
The Airborne Toxic Event – Come On Out
The Alarm – Celtic Folklore Live
The Allman Brothers Band – An Evening With The Allman Brothers Band: First Set
The Allman Brothers Band – An Evening With The Allman Brothers Band: First Set
The Allman Brothers Band – Fillmore West 1-31-71
The Black Crowes – Jealous Again
The Boys Next Door – Door, Door
The Charlatans UK – The Charlatans UK vs. The Chemical Brothers
The Comet Is Coming – Imminent
The Cure – Bloodflowers
The Cure – Seventeen Seconds

The Dead South – Record Store Day Release
The Doors – The Soft Parade: Stripped
The Fallen Angels – Paradise Lost
The Feminine Complex – Livin’ Love
The Feminine Complex – Livin’ Love
The Fleshtones – Face of the Screaming Werewolf
The Fleshtones – Face of the Screaming Werewolf
The Game – Born 2 Rap
The Good Life/The Pauses – Breeders split
The Groundhogs – Split
The Jones Sisters (Steven Conrad, Lillie Mae and Bobby Bare) – Perpetual Grace, LTD Soundtrack
The London Suede – The London Suede
The Magic Numbers – The Magic Numbers
The Menzingers – Chamberlain Waits
The Murder Capital – Live from London: The Dome, Tufnell Park
The Notorious B.I.G. – It Was All A Dream: The Notorious B.I.G. 1994-1999
The Obsessed – Incarnate Ultimate
The Pale Fountains – Longshot For Your Love
The Pineapple Thief – Uncovering The Tracks
The Pogues – At The BBC 1984
The Pretenders – Live! At the Paradise, Boston, 1980.
The Ramones – It’s Alive II
The Replacements – The Complete Inconcerated Live
The Residents – Icky Flix: The Original Soundtrack Recording
The Rolling Stones – Metamorphosis UK
The Rolling Stones – Let It Bleed (Limited Collectors Edition)

The Skatalites – Ska Voovee
The Smithereens – “Love Me Do / P.S. I Love You”
The Soft Boys – I Wanna Destroy You / Near The Soft Boys (40th Anniversary Edition)
The Specials – Dubs
The Strokes – The New Abnormal
THE THE – I Want 2 B U
The Unrighteous Brothers – Unchained Melody / You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin'”
The Verlaines – Dunedin Spleen
The Violets – Athens Georgia 1988-1992
The Weeknd – My Dear Melancholy,
The Who – A Quick Live One
The Who – Odds and Sods (Deluxe)
Throwing Muses – Purgatory/Paradise
TLC – Waterfalls
Tom Tom Club – Genius of Love 2020
Tommy Bolin – Tommy Bolin Lives!
Tones on Tail – Pop
Tony Joe White – The Beginning
Toto – Live in Tokyo 1980
Tove Lo – Bikini Porn
Tres Vampires – Tres Vampires
Twiztid – All These Problems
Tyler, The Creator – Cherry Bomb (The Instrumentals)
Tyler, The Creator – Cherry Bomb
U2 – 11 O’CLOCK TICK TOCK (40th Anniversary Edition)
UFO – Live in Youngstown ’78
Ultravox – Sleepwalk
Various Artists – Sweet Relief: A Benefit for Victoria Williamas
Various Artists – The Turning: Kate’s Diary
Various Artists – Lagniappe Sessions Vol. 2
Various Artists – Sunrise On the Blues: Sun Records Curated By Record Store Day Vol 7
Various Artists – Behind The Dykes: Beat, Blues and Psychedelic Nuggets from The Lowlands 1964-1972
Various Artists – Hackers (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Various Artists – The Land of Sensations & Delights: The Psych Pop Sounds of White Whale Records, 1965–1970
Various Artists – Double Whammy! A 1960s Garage and Folk-Rock Rave-Up
Various Artists – FLOW
Various Artists – The Virgin Suicides (Music From The Motion Picture)
Various Artists – Girls in the Garage Volume 8
Various Artists – Soul Jazz Records Presents STUDIO ONE 007: Licensed To Ska! James Bond and other Film Soundtracks and TV Themes
Various Artists – Soul Jazz Records Presents Brazil Funk Power –Brazilian Funk and Samba Soul
Various Artists – Wick Records Presents Battle of the Bands Vol. 1
Various Artists – The Ska (From Jamaica)
Various Artists – Psyché France vol. 6 (1960-70)
Various Artists – Hi Tide Groove
Various Artists – Record Safari Motion Picture Soundtrack
Various Artists – Record Safari Motion Picture Soundtrack (Deluxe Edition)
Various Artists – I Saved Latin! A Tribute To Wes Anderson
Various Artists – Dance Craze
Various Artists – This Are Two Tone
Various Artists – STUDIO ONE Rockers
Various Artists – From The Vaults, Vol. 2
Various Artists – From The Vault, Vol. 2
Various Artists – Rough Guide To Brazilian Psychedelia
Various Artists – DUNE OST
Various Artists – Queen & Slim Soundtrack
Various Artists – Austin Powers — International Man of Mystery
Various Artists – Wilcovered
Various Artists – Phenomenon (Music From The Motion Picture)
Various Artists – Batman & Robin (Music From and Inspired By The Motion Picture)
Various Artists – Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Soundtrack
Various Artists – Music From The Motion Picture: Austin Powers in Goldmember
Vitamin String Quartet – Vitamin String Quartet Performs Lana Del Rey
Wale – Wow… That’s Crazy
Warren Zevon – Warren Zevon’s Greatest Hits (According To Judd Apatow)
Widespread Panic – Sunday Show -the Capital Theatre, Port Chester, NY 3/24/19
Wild Tchoupitoulas – Wild Tchoupitoulas
Willie Colon – Cosa Nuestra
Wipers – Is This Real–Anniversary Edition
Wire – 10:20
Wolfgang Press – Unremembered, Remembered
WURM – “Poison” / “Zero Sum”
Yardbirds – Roger The Engineer: Stereo & Mono
Young Fresh Fellows – Toxic Youth
Zap Mama – Adventures in Afropea


Wolf Trap adds more shows to their impressive 2020 lineup - including Grace Potter and Elvis Costello

Wolf Trap's initial 2020 lineup announcement included some amazing shows - The National, Brandi Carlile with the NSO, The Head and the Heart, and so many more (see our favorites here and the FULL lineup here


And this week - the Vienna, Virginia Venue added five additional shows to the already impressive lineup: 

On Wednesday July 10 - the Liverpool legends - Elvis Costello and the Imposters return (tickets)

Credit: Ray Di Pietro


For over 40 years, this Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has flipped genres like rock, punk, and new wave on their heads becoming both a “Liverpool legend” (The Washington Post) and an enduring American favorite.Elvis Costello & The Imposters will perform on Wednesday, June 10. For over 40 years, this Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has flipped genres like rock, punk, and new wave on their heads becoming both a “Liverpool legend” (The Washington Post) and an enduring American favorite.



And on August 8 - we get an amazing double bill - with Grace Potter and The Marcus King Band (tickets)


Credit: Pamela Neal


Described as “one of the greatest living voices in rock today” (Spin), Grace Potter returns to Wolf Trap in support of her emotionally revealing second solo album, Daylight (2019). Taking audiences on a mystical ride, Potter will perform a mix of solo favorites and Nocturnals hits like “Empty Heart,” “Love is Love,” “Stars,” and “Paris (Ooh La la).”


On July 30 - Greensky Bluegrass and The Wood Brothers come to the Filene Center (tickets

Credit: Dylan Langille


The members of Greensky Bluegrass have created their own version of bluegrass music, mixing the acoustic stomp of a stringband with the rule-breaking spirit of rock ’n’ roll. “The members are virtuosos in the genre. Live shows are often transcendent musical experiences. When the band takes off, it can rock like a countrified hurricane” (NPR).


Also announced - Pitbull (8/30) and Fantasia (7/26) 


Foo Fighters will celebrate their 25th anniversary with DC Jam Festival - an all-day all-night celebration at FedExField

This July 4, consider yourself Foo-rmally invited to Dave Grohl's all-day all-night celebration - DC Jam -  at FedExField. 



The event will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Grohl's one-man-band-demo-turned-platinum-debut-album - Foo Fighters.  



But in true Dave Grohl fashion - he's making this party the biggest event in town.  In addition to the patented Foo Fighters rockathon set ... D.C. JAM will feature a full day and night of performances by ambassadors from points all over the musical map - including special guests Chris Stapleton, Pharrell Williams, The Go-Go’s and Band Of Horses.  Also slated to perform are Durand Jones & The Indications, Regrettes, Beach Bunny and Radkey. 



And if you need a reprieve from the rock -  D.C. JAM will feature side attractions including a BBQ Competition, a Tailgate Party, Rides, Games and more ! 


How do you get in on this?  Foo Fighters Fan Presale will begin on Tuesday, March 3 at 12pm ET.


WRNR listeners can get tickets Thursday 3/5 -12p(noon)-10p using the passcode Password: TAILGATE20 at


Tickets will go on sale to the public beginning Friday, March 6 at 10am ET. For pre-sales and other information, go to


Here's the moment when Dave Grohl announced the show - live on WRNR:





Take a look at the backstage / behind-the-scenes action from Saturday's 'The Squeeze Songbook' show at The Hall at Live

Squeeze - They have 15 studio albums, 14 compilation albums, 4 live albums, 1 extended play and 48 singles.


And on Saturday night (leap day - February 29, 2020) - the band led by Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford - played at Maryland's newest music venue - The Hall at Live!


And while the show gave us our first chance to check out the gorgeous new venue - the band was kind enough to share some behind the scenes footage from the show (are they pre-show planking?) 


Check out the footage below and if you missed out - or the band left you wanting more - don't miss them at Merriweather Post Pavilion on August 22nd with Daryl Hall and John Oates






Lighting Up The City: The Lumineers & Mt Joy Live in Washington DC [PICS / VIDEO / SETLISTS]

The Lumineers played their biggest show in DC ever Friday night - when their III tour came through the Capital One ArenaSee the full gallery of photos HERE

Photo: Tedd Henn


Photo: Tedd Henn


The band's performance, production, and participation with the crowd was flawless  - See the full gallery of photos HERE




Another great part of the show (and the song has a great message too ????????‍??)

A post shared by CNM ?? (@messinacourtney) on


The set list covered all the songs we hoped for 


  • Sleep on the Floor
  • Life in the City
  • Flowers in Your Hair
  • Submarines
  • Gun Song
  • Subterranean Homesick Blues  
  • Ho Hey
  • It Wasn't Easy to Be Happy for You
  • Slow It Down
  • Angela
  • Gloria
  • Jimmy Sparks
  • Gale Song
  • My Cell
  • Left for Denver
  • Leader of the Landslide
  • Cleopatra
  • Democracy  
  • Big Parade


  • Donna
  • Ophelia
  • April
  • Salt and the Sea
  • Stubborn Love



See the full gallery of photos HERE


Did we mention - The Lumineers brought along our pals Mt Joy to open the show?





Mt Joy's  Set list 


  • Jenny Jenkins
  • Astrovan
  • Let Loose
  • Dirty Love
  • Strangers
  • Sheep
  • Unknown
  • Julia / Ain't No Sunshine / Clint Eastwood
  • Silver Lining

David Byrne gives one of SNL's most ambitious musical act in recent memory [WATCH]

Former Saturday Night Live writer John Mulaney was the show's first ever Leap Day host ... but it was the musical guest who was the real star.


Former Talking Head frontman David Byrne brought his broadway adaptation of the Amercian Utopia Broadway show to the top of the Rock ... and it brought the house down.  He even appeared in a skit - a la Jack White did the last time Mulaney hosted.  


If you are unfamiliar with the performance - it features Byrne - barefoot - performing alongside a troupe of musicians playing wireless intruments.  It is really amazing.  For the show - Byrne performed the Talking Heads classic - Once in a Lifetime and the BPA song he's featured on - Toe Jam.


David Byrne: Once in a Lifetime (Live) - SNL


David Byrne: Toe Jam (Live) - SNL




Speaking of his acting chops - here's the skit her appears in: