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New Music Show Preview w/ Day of the Dead Tribute, Tragically Hip & more!

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Here’s a sample of what’s coming up Monday night at 8pm on our New Music Show:

Day of the Dead – VARIOUS ARTISTS

Curated by Aaron and Bryce Dessner of THE NATIONAL, Day of the Dead is a massive celebration of the music of the Grateful Dead.  The 59 track album runs nearly 6 hours, and features an incredibly diverse and star-studded array of musicians.  From Jim James to Wilco, Charles Bradley to Courtny Barnett, Day of the Dead is a true testament to the power and influence of the Dead.  We’ll comb through the collection and pick the best of the best to play for you tonight. Continue reading →

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New Music Show Preview w/ Moreland & Arbuckle, Local Natives & more!

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Here’s a sample of what’s coming up this Monday night at 8pm on our New Music Show:

“When the Lights Are Burning Low” by MORELAND & ARBUCKLE

It’s always a plus when a band that’s heralded for being a ‘great live band’ can translate that energy onto their studio releases. That’s the case, yet again, for the Kansas trio MORELAND & ARBUCKLE.  In addition to being our guest this Friday for Free at Noon, they’ve got a new album coming out on Friday and we’ll preview it tonight!

 

“Past Lives” by LOCAL NATIVES

We’ve long been fans of the band LOCAL NATIVES. It’s been a few years since we’ve heard anything new from the L.A. five-piece.  Always ambitious in their efforts, “Past Lives” is a wonderfully adventurous, gripping return.

 

First Impression Artist: BLACK PISTOL FIRE

Turn up the volume for tonight’s First Impression Artist, BLACK PISTOL FIRE. The guitar-drums duo of Kevin McKeown and Eric Owen offer up a loud, driven brand of rock and roll that’s unapologetic and raw.  Their new album Don’t’ Wake The Riot is out later this month and we’ve got a couple songs for you tonight.

 

Plus!  Make sure to have a listen to our Best New Music Spotify playlist for all the other new tunes we’ve been spinning lately:

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New Music Show Preview w/ Richard Ashcroft, Laura Mvula & more!

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Here’s a sample of what’s coming up this Monday night at 8pm on our New Music Show:

“This Is How It Feels” by RICHARD ASHCROFT

The Verve will always be known for the success (and controversy) of “Bittersweet Symphony” and that’s despite the fact their work excelled beyond that. RICHARD ASHCROFT, the leader of the band, has continued with a solo career that’s seen, again, some underrated releases.  He has readied a new album due out next month, These People and here’s a sample of what’s to come. Continue reading →

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New Music Show Preview w/ Michael Kiwanuka, William Bell & more!

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Here’s a sample of what’s coming up this Monday night at 8pm on our New Music Show:

“Black Man In A White World” by MICHAEL KIWANUKA

Michael Kiwanuka is an artist, in every definition of the word. More than just another soul revivalist, Kiwanuka is a melting pots of sounds who returns inspired on a new album, Love & Hate.  He’s effectively poignant and finds a groove on this first track back “Black Man In A White World”. Continue reading →

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New Music Show Preview! Peter Bjorn & John, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard and more …

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Here’s a sample of what’s coming up this Monday night at 8pm on our New Music Show:

“What You Talking About?” by PETER BJORN AND JOHN

Our favorite Swedish trio is back! Peter Bjorn and John just announced a new album, Breakin’ Point, which is scheduled to arrive on June 10th.  Along with that announcement comes a brand new song “What You Talking About?” .  In classic PB&J form, it’s an undeniable pop anthem that begs for your ears.

 

“Gamma Ray” by KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD

We’re getting weird and wild with this one. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard hail from Melbourne, Australia and they are truly one of a kind.  KG&TLW is one of those bands where, quite simply, you let the music speak for itself.  So buckle up and dig their new tune “Gamma Ray”.

 

First Impression Artist: THE SHELTERS

The Shelters are a four-piece rock band from Los Angeles, and in a lot of ways they sound exactly like you’d expect: bright, sunny, straight ahead rock & roll with a catchy melodies and great hooks.  But throw in a little psychedelic flair and these guys are pretty darn good.  Oh yeah, and they got some guy named TOM PETTY to produce their first EP …  we’ll dig in Monday night on the show