The Tonight Show with Jay Leno slips into Abandoned Pools tonight, Avril Lavigne on Thursday, No Doubt on Friday, and Paul Westerberg on Tuesday; The Late Show with David Letterman hosts Jimmy Eat World on Thursday and David Bowie on Monday; Late Night with Conan O'Brien features New Found Glory on Tuesday overnight; and The Late Late Show With Craig Kilborn welcomes the Pet Shop Boys on Thursday overnight and Luna on Monday overnight. MTV's 2002 Movie Awards should be fun on Thursday night with co-host Jack Black of Tenacious D.
New Releases Coming Tuesday, June 11:
(and like the winds, young grasshopper, are subject to change...)
The Clarks -- Another Happy Ending (Razor & Tie), from Pittsburgh
Cursive / Eastern Youth -- 8 Teeth To Eat You (Better Looking Records), split CD
Ani DiFranco -- Render: Spending Time With Ani DiFranco (Righteous Babe), feature-length film on VHS and interactive DVD
Daz Dillinger -- This Is the Life I Lead (DPG Records), with guests Too Short and Mean Piece
Farrah -- Moustache (Ark 21), poppy quartet featuring a cover of The Rubinoos' "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend"
The Future Sound of London -- The Isness (Hypnotic), adventurous new album, their first in seven years
Steve Hackett -- Feedback 86 (SPV), featuring "lost" recordings from the early Genesis guitarist from 1986, with guests Brian May of Queen, and Ian Mosely & Pete Trewavas of Marillion
Jughead -- Jughead (SPV), featuring Ty Tabor of King's X and Derek Sherinian of Dream Theater
Jorma Kaukonen -- Blue Country Heart (Columbia), interesting album covering songs from the 1920s and 1930s that were written, uncharacteristically, by white bluesmen
King Of Woolworths -- Ming Star (Mantra/Beggars Banquet), spaced out electronica and eclectic funky noodlings from the alter ego of Jon Brooks
Korn -- Untouchables (Immortal/Epic), the first pressing of the CD features bonus material
Tim Krekel -- Happy Town (FreeFalls Entertainment), absolute jangle-pop bliss from this terrific Louisville, Kentucky singer songwriter and former Jimmy Buffett guitarist
KRS-One -- Kris Styles (In The Paint)
Neal Morse -- It's Not Too Late (Radiant/Inside Out), new solo album from the Spock's Beard vocalist and songwriter
Mutabaruka -- Life Squared (Heartbeat), long awaited new album from this masterful dub poet
New Found Glory -- Sticks and Stones (MCA/Drive-Thru), on the main stage of Van's Warped tour this summer
Our Lady Peace -- Gravity (Columbia), their first since the departure of guitarist Mike Turner
Raphael Saadiq -- Instant Vintage (Universal), new from the Toni Tony Tone founder featuring guests Angie Stone and D'Angelo
Scratch -- The Embodiment of Instrumentation (Ropeadope/Atlantic), new solo album from The Roots' member
Seiko -- Area 23 (Hip-O), American debut of one of Japan's biggest pop stars, featuring an English language version of the single "Downtown Tokyo"
Sinisstar -- Future Shock (Geffen), recently opening for Rob Zombie's Demon Speeding Tour
Erik von Schmidt -- Living On the Trail (Tomato), first time issue of this 1971 lost album from the folk blues singer-songwriter
Special Skank -- Ska Au Go Go (Cleopatra), all new from Neville Staple of The Specials, featuring covers of Bob Marley's "Simmer Down" and Peter Tosh's "Maga Dog"
The Stryder -- Jungle City Twitch (Equal Vision)
Swearing At Motorists -- This Flag Signals Goodbye (Secretly Canadian), new from the Dayton, Ohio duo
They Might Be Giants -- No! (Rounder), children's music CD featuring interactive sequences that let you sing and play along
The Tragically Hip -- In Violet Light (Zoe), touring America this summer, this all-new CD features an enclosed fanclub membership card and unique ID number
Udo -- Man and Machine (Breaker/SPV), new studio album from the Accept vocalist, featuring guest Doro Pesch on the ballad "Dancing With an Angel"
Various Artists -- The Reggae Tribute to Pink Floyd (Snake Machine), well baked in the island sun, this tribute features "Run Like Hell" covered by the Glimmerglass Reggae Ensemble and the Hurtin' Buckaroos' take on "Echoes"
VHS Or Beta -- Le Funk (On! Records)
W.A.S.P. -- Dying For the World (Sanctuary), all new from Blackie Lawless and crew, touring this summer
The Waxwings -- Shadows of The Waxwings (Bobsled), second album from these Detroit pop-roots favorites
The Who -- The Ultimate Collection (MCA), 2-CD set of hits and previously unreleased rarities
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