This week in popular culture (other than ACL): Bruce’s memoir, Bon Iver’s new album and “Luke Cage”

rs-227987-btr-700x1057Bruce Springsteen, “Born to Run” (Simon & Schuster). Pretty much the most anticipated music book of the past decade or so. Reportedly a blast and built for the faithful and non-believers alike. I am looking forward to it.  (Sept. 27)

Bon Iver “22, A Million” (Jagaguwar).  Justin Vernon project’s first since 2011 contains song titles such as “15 – CRΣΣKS” and “33 “GOD”” and “29 #Strafford APTS” so we’ll see how this goes.  (Sept. 30)

Joan of Arc “He’s Got The Whole This Land Is Your Land In His Hands” (Joyful Noise Recordings). Ever since the emo bubble burst in, oh, let’s say around 2004, this band has been calmly putting out records whenever they feel like it. (Sept. 30)

 blonde-redhead-masculin-fminin-1Blonde Redhead “Masculin Féminin”  (Numero Group). A four-LP or two-CD, 37-song compilation of the band’s first two albums for Steve Shelley’s Smells Like Records from back when they really, really sounded like Sonic Youth. (Sept. 30)

The Rolling Stones “The Rolling Stones in Mono”  (UMe). A 16-LP or 15-CD box set of early recordings, with a new compilation titled “Stray Cats” featuring non-album B-sides and rarities. All of you know when my birthday is and hey, look there, Christmas is coming! (Sept. 30)

“Marvel’s Luke Cage” (Netflix) What all of your nerdy and not so nerdy pals will be doing on Friday (watching this, I mean, possibly all of it). With Mike Colter in the title role,  alongside Mahershala Ali, Alfre Woodard, Simone Missick, Theo Rossi, Frank Whaley, and Sonia Braga. (Sept.30)

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