In The News: Norah Jones, David Bowie, Ty Segall & White Fence, Kooks, Shooter Jennings, Hamish Kilgour, Lucero, Mike Patton, Rolling Stones, Erasure And More

Following the release of 2016’s Day Breaks, former MAGNET cover star Norah Jones played a trio show with drummer Brian Blade and bassist Christopher Thomas at legendary London jazz club Ronnie Scott’s. The 16-track Live At Ronnie Scott’s captures this intimate performance on Blu-ray and DVD (Eagle Rock, June 15), including a pre-show interview. Nine of the dozen Day Breaks tracks are featured, plus “bonus” track “Burn” (the album’s opener). Catch Jones live in California this September … David Bowie‘s Welcome To The Blackout (Live London ’78) is a sort of companion piece to 1978’s Stage (Bowie’s second live album), documenting his Isolar II tour in support of the previous year’s Low and “Heroes” and out June 29 as a two-CD set; the same day, Parlophone is also releasing the limited-edition, vinyl-only Christiane F.: Wir Kinder Von Bahnoff Zoo (the soundtrack to the 1981 film) and In Bertolt Brecht’s Baal (five songs written for Bertolt Brecht’s 1918 play Baal) … Ty Segall and White Fence will bring Joy to the world on July 20 via Drag City … On August 31, the Kooks are releasing fifth album Let’s Go Sunshine on Lonely Cat/AWAL … Shooter Jennings will pull the trigger on new LP Shooter August 10, aided and abetted by Low Country Sound/Elektra … Alive Naturalsound is releasing Beechwood‘s Inside The Flesh Hotel on June 8 … Tunng got the original band back together for the first time in 11 years for Songs You Make At Night, out via Full Time Hobby on August 24 … Finklestein, the new solo album from Hamish Kilgour (Clean, Mad Scene), is out July 6 on Ba Da Bing! … Amos Lee returns August 31 with My New Moon courtesy of Dualtone … It’s May, and the March Divide announces the August 24 release of fourth LP Anticipation Pops (Slow Start) … Lucero hits the big 2-0 this year, and to celebrate, the band is giving us a present: ninth album Among The Ghosts (Liberty And Lament/Thirty Tigers) … Another outfit reaching the two-decade mark is Collections Of Colonies Of Bees (a band with close connections to Bon Iver, Sylvan Esso and Pele), who’ll release Hawaii on July 13 via Polyvinyl … Tim Rutili (Califone, Red Red Meat) and Craig Ross (Spoon, Daniel Johnston) have joined forces for 10 Seconds To Collapse, out June 22 on Jealous Butcher … New York City singer/songwriter Vincent Poag is releasing third LP Heroes And Demons via Danal Music on June 29 … Bass master Marcus Miller will be feeling Laid Black (Blue Note) on June 1, assisted by the likes of Trombone Shorty, Kirk Whalum, Take Six, Jonathan Butler and Selah Sue … Everyday Life, Everyday People is the ninth album from Slightly Stoopid—featuring Sly Dunbar (Sly And Robbie), Ali Campbell (UB40), G. Love, Yellowman, Chali 2na (Jurassic 5) and more—and it will be self-released on July 13 … In the something-old/something-new department, Jim Lauderdale is releasing Time Flies (his latest studio album) and Jim Lauderdale & Roland White (a previously unissued 1979 collaboration with Roland White) on August 3 via Yep Roc … Mike Patton’s score to Netflix’s 1922 is out July 20 on Ipecac … Take a chance on the Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again soundtrack (Capitol, July 13) … The first two Twin/Tone releases from Soul Asylum, the Bob Mould-produced Say What
 You Will … Everything Can Happen (1984) and Made To Be Broken (1986), have been remastered and expanded by Omnivore and are out July 20 … The latest entry in the Rolling Stones From The Vault series is No Security: San Jose 1999, out via Eagle Rock on July 13 on DVD, Blu-ray, triple-LP and as a DVD/two-CD set … Indigo Girls joined forces with the University Of Colorado Symphony Orchestra for a live album called, believe it or not, Indigo Girls Live With The University Of Colorado Symphony Orchestra (Rounder, June 29) … World Be Live is a 24-track, two-CD live album recorded by Erasure in February on the World Be Gone tour, and it’s out July 6 on Mute … Finally: In 1970, Chicago released second album Chicago, though it was later referred to as Chicago II and reissued last year with a different mix; to celebrate, Chicago (the band) returned to Chicago (the city) to record a live version of Chicago (the album), which is being released as Chicago II: Live On Soundstage by Rhino on June 29 as a CD and a CD/DVD set—followed in August by Chicago II: Collector’s Edition, which contains Chicago II: Live On Soundstage (on CD and DVD) and well as the remixed version of Chicago, now officially called Chicago II (on CD and double-LP), though the cover simply reads Chicago: Collector’s Edition. So, does anybody really know what the title is? Does anybody really care?