New Music Tuesday — October 28

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The Bootleg Series, Vol. 11: The Basement Tapes - Complete Motion Vibes!
Bob Dylan and The Band Calvin Harris Theophilus London
The Bootleg Series, Vol. 11: The Basement Tapes – Complete Motion Vibes!
It's the Girls! Sargent Place Storytone
Bette Midler Spain Neil Young
It’s the Girls! Sargent Place Storytone
 La Isla Bonita  Southbound  Ruins
Deerhoof The Doobie Brothers Grouper
La Isla Bonita Southbound Ruins
 Blues People  Live in Memphis Allergic to Water
Eric Bibb Big Star Ani DiFranco
Blues People Live in Memphis Allergic to Water

Bette Midler Covers TLC’s “Waterfalls” — Yep, That Happened


This song is the latest from Midler’s upcoming collection of covers on It’s the Girls. According to Billboard, the album “spans seven decades of famous girl groups, from ‘30s trios The Boswell Sisters (the title track) and The Andrews Sisters (“Bei Mir Bist Du Schön”).” You can get your own copy starting November 4th.


This Day in Music History — October 10

1970 : The head of the FCC issues a statement in rebuttal to Vice President Spiro Agnew’s complaint that radio stations were playing too many songs about drugs. The statement reads: “If we really want to do something about drugs, let’s do something about life… The song writers are trying to help us understand our plight and deal with it. It’s about the only leadership we’re getting. They’re not really urging you to adopt a heroin distribution program, Mr. Vice President.”

1977 : An audience member throws an M-80 firecracker on stage at an Aerosmith show at The Spectrum in Philadelphia. The explosion injures lead singer Steven Tyler’s cornea and guitarist Joe Perry’s hand. The next year, Tyler is hit in the face with a bottle when they play the arena.

1979 : The film The Rose, a thinly-veiled biopic of Janis Joplin starring Bette Midler, premieres in Hollywood.

2001 : Embracing the internet at a time when broadband was rare, U2 webcasts a show from their Elevation tour in South Bend, Indiana for free on