This week in popular culture: “Ghostbusters,” Jessi Klein and Clams Casino

klein_grow_out“You’ll Grow Out of It” by Jessi Klein (Grand Central). Essays on 21st century womanhood by comedian, television writer (“Inside Amy Schumer,” “Transparent,” “Saturday Night Live”) and “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!” panelist. Could be this year’s “Bossypants” or that book Lena Dunham wrote. (July 12)

“Ghostbusters.” One of this year’s higher profile reboots as Paul Feig (“Spy”) directs Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones as the titular paranormal hunters (huntresses?). Chris Hemsworth holds down the Annie Potts part, which is inspired. (July 15)

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“32 Levels”

Clams Casino, “32 Levels” (Columbia). The somewhat-anticipated début album from an increasingly popular hip-hop producer whose stage name suggests that perhaps we are running out of names for hip-hop producers. Expect guest appearances from Vince Staples, A$AP Rocky, Lil B (July 15)

The Earls of Leicester, “Rattle & Roar”(Rounder). Second album from these Grammy-winning, bluegrass ninjas led by dobro god Jerry Douglas. (July 15)

Steven Tyler, “We’re All Somebody From Somewhere” (Big Machine). Steven Tyler (yes, that one, from Aerosmith), goes country and gets big name country producers such as T-Bone Burnett and Dann Huff to help him. Tyler plays July 26 at Bass Concert Hall. (July 15)


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