In recent weeks Morning Glory has welcomed into the studio a stand-up comic (Lamont Price), an author of a new book on Tom Brady (Dave Wedge), and a seasoned writer who does the dirty work on Twitter and beyond (Luke O’Neil). But Morning Glory bills itself as a music-driven morning show, so it was high time we brought in a music writer to talk shop.

And thats’ what we did Friday morning, as Candace McDuffie (Entertainment Weekly, Forbes) dropped by indie617 to preview some of her most anticipated fall album releases and the live shows for which she’s particularly excited. Earlier in the week we asked listeners what they were most stoked for (MUSE, Metric, Joy Formidable), and there was some crossover with McDuffie’s picks. One thing she shared with host Michael Marotta was eager anticipation for Richard Ashcroft’s new album, Natural Rebel, which hits October 19.

In addition to the fall preview, both album and concert variety, McDuffie also sat in with Marotta for his daily On This Date In History segment, discussing September 7s of the past that included the death of Keith Moon (1978), David Bowie and Mick Jagger “Dancing In The Streets” all the way to Number 1 (1985), and the shooting of Tupac (1996).