New Music Monday

New Music Monday: David Crosby, Angelique Kidjo, Transatlantic, Red Dragon Cartel

New Music Monday: David Crosby, Angelique Kidjo, Transatlantic, Red Dragon Cartel

For all of his sparkling credentials with the Byrds and Crosby Stills and Nash, David Crosby’s solo career can be charitably described as sporadic and largely unsatisfying.

New Music Monday: The Beatles, Mogwai, Billy Branch, Chrome Division, Tommy Castro

New Music Monday: The Beatles, Mogwai, Billy Branch, Chrome Division, Tommy Castro

Mogwai, those hipster post-rockers, could probably issue just about anything (really, they kinda did with Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will three years ago) and it would sell. This time, they have something actually worth buying.

New Music Monday: Bruce Springsteen, Rosanne Cash, Archie Shepp, Lucinda Williams

New Music Monday: Bruce Springsteen, Rosanne Cash, Archie Shepp, Lucinda Williams

Bruce Springsteen’s new album isn’t exactly new, though the trumped-up “controversy” over his including remakes, covers and (gulp!) Tom Morello certainly is. We run right at all of it.

New Music Monday: Mike Keneally, Freddie Hubbard, Leon Russell, Eric Clapton, Journey, Howlin’ Wolf

New Music Monday: Mike Keneally, Freddie Hubbard, Leon Russell, Eric Clapton, Journey, Howlin’ Wolf

As the year that is becomes the year that was, it’s perhaps to be expected that retrospective items would move to the fore — and this week, we’re loaded down.

New Music Monday: Neil Young, Jellyfish, Nightwish, Rod Stewart, Bloodgood, the Byrds, Deep Purple

New Music Monday: Neil Young, Jellyfish, Nightwish, Rod Stewart, Bloodgood, the Byrds, Deep Purple

Fans get an opportunity to explore intimate, revealing live music from both Neil Young and Jellyfish this week, though the sessions took place decades apart.

New Music Monday: Boston, Paul Carrack, Velvet Underground, Benedictum, Ramsey Lewis

New Music Monday: Boston, Paul Carrack, Velvet Underground, Benedictum, Ramsey Lewis

Boston is back for one of its rare forays into new music. Only, this time — despite the typical years-long wait — Tom Scholz included some polished up previously released stuff, as well.

New Music Monday: Keith Jarrett, Black Sabbath, Gene Clark, Big Star, Townes Van Zandt, Nick Lowe

New Music Monday: Keith Jarrett, Black Sabbath, Gene Clark, Big Star, Townes Van Zandt, Nick Lowe

Keith Jarrett on guitar? Yes, Keith Jarrett on guitar, as well as bass and drums. Also, Black Sabbath back on stage with Ozzy Osbourne. Which one do you think has more overdubs?

New Music Monday: Roger Taylor, Ray Charles, David Lee Roth, Gary Husband/Alex Machacek, Magic Sam

New Music Monday: Roger Taylor, Ray Charles, David Lee Roth, Gary Husband/Alex Machacek, Magic Sam

Roger Taylor, an underrated composer over the years with Queen, offers a rare solo album — as well as a box set collecting his solo work. David Lee Roth, meanwhile, digs into his own work away from Van Halen.

New Music Monday: Lady Gaga, Herbie Hancock, ELP, Harrison Bankhead, CCR, Miles Davis, Totem>

New Music Monday: Lady Gaga, Herbie Hancock, ELP, Harrison Bankhead, CCR, Miles Davis, Totem>

We dig into the disco goodness of Lady Gaga, even as Miles Davis, Creedence Clearwater Revival and Herbie Hancock are the focus of enormous boxed-set reissues.

New Music Monday: Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Jon Anderson, Art Pepper, Steve Hackett, the Yardbirds

New Music Monday: Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Jon Anderson, Art Pepper, Steve Hackett, the Yardbirds

Back up the reissue truck! Here comes an avalanche of revisionist good times, as we take a second look at favorites from across a dizzying spectrum even while digging into some tasty new live stuff.