The Tonight Show with Jay Leno hosts Ben Harper tonight, Sir Paul McCartney on Thursday, Ozzy Osbourne on Friday, Garbage on Monday, and Me'shell Ndegeocello on Tuesday; Late Night with Conan O'Brien gets chatty with Gene Simmons of KISS on Thursday overnight; The Late Late Show With Craig Kilborn features guitarist Nils Lofgren on this evening overnight, the blistering And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead on Thursday overnight, and Garbage on Friday overnight; and Last Call with Carson Daly welcomes Dashboard Confessional this evening overnight and Remy Zero on Thursday overnight.
New Releases Coming Tuesday, June 4:
(And like the winds, young grasshopper, are subject to change...)
ABC -- Look of Love: The Very Best Of (Mercury)
Arlo -- Stab the Unstoppable Hero (SubPop)
Atreyu -- Suicide Notes and Butterfly Kisses (Victory), haunting nu-metal from Southern California
Bad Company -- Original motion picture soundtrack (Hollywood), with music from Tricky, Outkast, Blu Cantrell and a new collaboration between the Gorillaz and D12
Belle & Sebastian -- Storytelling (Matador), new album featuring music recorded for the Todd Solondz film
Norman Blake -- Old Ties: The Rounder Heritage Series (Rounder), collection of "old time" music
Canned Heat -- Don't Forget To Boogie (Varese Sarabande), early recordings from 1966 produced by Johnny Otis
Ward Churchill -- In a Pig's Eye (Alternative Tentacles), 2-CD spoken word release from the National Spokesperson for the Leonard Peltier Defense Committee
Deerhoof -- Reveille (Kill Rock Stars), showcased this past spring at the All Tomorrow's Parties concerts in California
Dillinger 4 -- Situationist Comedy (Fat Wreck Chords), just add beer
DJ Irene -- Photosynthesis (Warlock)
DJ Quik -- Under Tha Influence (Bungalo / Laneway), featuring guests Dr. Dre, HI-C, Pharoahe Monch and Suga Free
DJ Shadow -- The Private Press (MCA), also available in a limited edition version featuring a bonus disc of live mixes and other rarities
Enon -- High Society (Touch & Go), new from former Brainiac guitarist John Schmersal and Blonde Redhead's Toko Yasuda
The Fartz -- Injustice (Alternative Tentacles), all new from these Seattle hardcore legends with producer Jack Endino
Greenwheel -- Soma Holiday (Island), on tour this summer with Papa Roach
Hellride -- "Troublemaker" (Scooch Pooch), EP of high octane Scandinavian mayhem
Interpol -- "PDA" (Matador), fantastic 3-track CD single of dark, droning pop from NYC
Tommy Keene -- The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down (Spin Art)
The Kennedys -- Get It Right (Jiffy Jam), delightfully melodic jangle-pop from this husband and wife team, featuring the sly "Why, Winona, Why"
Lollipop Lust Kill -- My So Called Knife (Artemis), industrial nu-rock from Toledo, OH, featuring a cover of Depeche Mode's "Personal Jesus"
Los Lobos -- Good Morning Aztlan (Mammoth), the first pressing features a second bonus CD with live recordings and a special documentary
Manowar -- Warriors of the World (Metal Blade), the warriors of metal are back with new cover art by fantasy illustrator Ken Kelly
Matthew -- Everybody Down (Rykodisc), debut from this Chicago quartet
Medication -- Medication (Locomotive), new EP from Logan Mader, former guitarist for Machine Head and Soulfly
Tift Merritt -- Bramble Rose (Lost Highway), debut from the winner of the 2000 Merlefest songwriting competition
Mojo Stu -- Good Gravy (Silica / Mudbone), new blues in the slide/finger picking Delta style
Mull Historical Society -- Loss (XL Recordings / Beggars Banquet), from Isle of Mull, Scotland, this first full length album from the winners of NME Magazine's "Single of the Year" in 2000
Kelly Price -- Priceless (Def Soul), with guests Faith Evans and Yolanda Adams
Darius Rucker -- The Return Of Mondo Slade (Hidden Beach / Epic), solo debut from the Hootie & the Blowfish singer
Silkworm -- Italian Platinum (Touch & Go), with guest vocalist Kelly Hogan
Spaceheads -- Low Pressure (Merge), a new electronica music genre -- "drum n' trumpet"
Steve Vai -- The Elusive Light and Sound Vol. 1 (Favored Nations), collection of film soundtracks and compositions featuring a cover of The Kinks' "Celluloid Heroes"
Various Artists -- The Only Blip Hop Record You Will Ever Need (Luaka Bop), electronica from Safety Scissors, Pickadelic, Mouse On Mars, Rococo Rot and more
John James can be found via cyberspace at firstname.lastname@example.org. *