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The Lulls

Now reconstituted as an indie pop-rock duo featuring just Rutger Rosenborg (who recently relocated to NYC in order to attend NYU) and Ryan Miller, they just released an EP called Meridian.

Unwritten Law

A new vinyl 7-inch, Unwritten Christmas, drops on Record Store Black Friday, November 23, limited to 2500 copies and featuring two tracks previously on available on a KROQ holiday compilation and an Australian fan promo CD.

Stone Temple Pilots

Live 2018 will be released on red vinyl as part of Record Store Day's Black Friday event on November 23, limited to 5000 copies and featuring 3D cover artwork and free 3D glasses.

Hargo

"I'm finally doing another solo album, after ten years since the last one," he tells the Reader. "Planning to record most of it in Joshua Tree, maybe some in Los Angeles. I'm bringing our Tribe into the making of it, doing an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to fund the album...working on getting the rest of the funds so I can pay for the gospel choir!"

Lexington Field

The band's fourth full length album, the ten-song LP Dreamers, as well as a five-song EP called Modern Times, will both debut October 27 at the Soda Bar.

Midnight Track

The October 17 debut of their Alienation album at the Tower Bar will be followed by a west coast tour with dates in California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington.

The Penetrators

The influential punk bank will reunite for the Casbah's 30th anniversary celebration on January 18, with singer Gary Heffern flying in from Finland to perform.

The Gift Machine

Their vinyl album New Tangles, mastered at Abbey Road Studios in London by Frank Arkwright (Arcade Fire, the Smiths, Joy Division), drops October 20 with an afternoon release show at Spin records in Carlsbad and an evening performance at Oceanside's Pour House.

The Fooz Fighters

Guitarist Donald Hickey has been charged in a case said to involve child porn and molestation, according to a San Diego Union-Tribune report.

The Silent Comedy

“Enemies Multiply,” the title single to their upcoming album (debuting October 19 at the Casbah), is streaming online, described by the band as "an examination of destructive personality types and how they affect the world around us."

Tom Waits

His first new song in two years is a collaborative recording with Marc Ribot of an anti-fascist folk ballad called “Bella Ciao.”

Jake E. Lee

A new Red Dragon Cartel album, Patina, drops November 9 via Frontiers Music Srl, with a music video now streaming for the first single, "Havana."

Stephen Pearcy

Videos of a September 27 Ratt concert in Huntington, N.Y show Pearcy being booed after slurring and forgetting lyrics. “I am dealing with a pain management issue due to a bad knee that is scheduled to be replaced in January," he later posted online, "and last night I made the critical error of adding alcohol to my pain meds while on stage, and it destroyed my performance.”

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