New Tunage – Nope, not much to hear here this week!!

New CD Releases, July 1: John Mayer, Alkaline Trio, Los Lonely Boys
John Mayer “Where the Light Is: John Mayer Live in Los Angeles”
This 2-CD live set was recorded during the vocalist/guitarist’s gig on Dec. 8, 2007 at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. It features Mayer performing in three different settings: an acoustic show, fronting the John Mayer Trio (with bassist Pino Palladino and drummer Steve Jordan) and leading his regular electric band.
“Where the Light is” will also be released on DVD and Blue-Ray configurations, and is being shown in theaters across the country for one night only (June 30).
Mayer is also scheduled to tour this summer. The trip will commence with a July 2 date in Milwaukee, WI, and is currently scheduled to last through the end of August. Support acts rotating through the tour will include Colbie Caillat, Brett Dennen, Paramore and OneRepublic.
* * *
Alkaline Trio “Agony & Irony”
The Chicago-based alt-rockers return with their sixth studio album, which marks the group’s first collection of all-new material since 2005’s “Crimson.” The latter set peaked at No. 25 on The Billboard 200 chart.
Last year, the group issued “Remains,” a 22-track compilation album. The dual CD/DVD release features non-album sides that the band has recorded for compilations, EPs and international versions of its studio albums, along with a 45-minute DVD including all of the band’s music videos from the three studio albums preceding “Agony.”
Fans can share in the “Agony” during Alkaline Trio’s in-progress tour. The trek is currently scheduled to stretch through an Aug. 3 date in Lawrence, KS.
* * *
Los Lonely Boys “Forgiven”
The Garza brothers–Henry (guitar), JoJo (bass) and Ringo (drums)–are back and ready to release their third album. The set follows 2006’s “Sacred,” which debuted at No. 2 on The Billboard 200, and the band’s double-platinum-selling, Grammy-winning 2003 self-titled debut, which spawned the No. 1 adult-contemporary hit “Heaven.”
The first single from “Forgiven” is “Staying With Me.” These “Texican” rockers will support the new album during a co-headlining trek with Los Lobos. Dubbed the “Brotherhood Tour,” the outing is set to begin July 18 in Portland, OR.
* * *
My Chemical Romance “The Black Parade is Dead”
“The Black Parade,” released in late 2006, made these modern goth rockers into superstars in the music business. Yet, all good things must come to an end. Judging by the title of their new release, “The Black Parade is Dead,” the band members are presumably just about ready to turn the page on this chapter in their careers and get on the next thing. This live set, released in both CD and DVD formats, documents two concerts from Oct. 2007: a small club show in New Jersey and the final “Black Parade” gig in Mexico City.
* * *
Vanessa Hudgens “Identified”
You might not know her name, but trust that your kids know her voice. Hudgens is best known for her role in the Disney phenomenon “High School Musical” (she starred as Gabriella Montez). The 19-year-old vocalist already has one hit record to her credit–her platinum-selling 2006 debut, “V”–and now she’s hoping for another taste of success with her sophomore effort, “Identified.”
* * *
More new releases:
Deltron 3030, “Deltron 3030” (Traffic)
G-Unit, “T.O.S.: Terminate on Sight” (G-Unit)
Kansas, “Two for the Show” (Sony)
Van Morrison, “Enlightenment” (Polydor)
Van Morrison, “Live at the Grand Opera House Belfast” (Polydor)
Van Morrison, “A Night in San Francisco” (Polydor)
Van Morrison, “No Guru, No Method, No Teacher” (Polydor)
Van Morrison, “Veedon Fleece” (Polydor)
Night Ranger, “Hole in the Sun” (VH1)
Relient K, “The Bird and the Bee Sides” (Warner Bros.)
Tech N9ne, “Killer” (Strange Music)
Thrillseekers, “Nightmusic, Vol. 3” (Water Music)
Various Artists, “Hed Kandi Beach House 2008” (Ministry of Sound)
Soundtracks and scores:
“Hancock” (Varese)