Sound Check: October 2009


The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir is on Bloodshot Records, a label known for launching the career of Neko Case and signing other alternative-country rock acts like The Detroit Cobras, so check out the CD for great guitar work and harmonies from the orch-pop rock group.

Also out this month: Erin McKeown‘s debut on Rightous Babe Records, Hundreds of Lions on Oct. 13. She is touring in support of the disc with Jill Sobule this fall.

News and Notes

The lesbian-fronted group Shiragirl released their album Scream, Spit, Sing at the end of September.

The Sounds are currently on a world tour through the end of December.

Sarah BettensNever Say Goodbye was released Sept. 24.

Out musician Tara Jane O’Neil is on tour through November and premiered the video for her single, “A Vertiginous One,” on

Songstress Rachael Cantu has released the artwork for her November album Far and Wide and is playing select east coast dates this month.

Bisexual pop star Lady Gaga may have canceled her tour dates with Kanye West, but will be going on her own tour this fall.

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