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Can I Sit Next To You: New Spoon, Jay Som and The Magnetic Fields on the Indie Rock Hit Parade!

Spoon | Photo by Zackery Michael, courtesy of the artist

There is a very good chance that, like me, you weren’t able to attend the SXSW music conference and festival that’s been happening this week in Austin. That’s okay because tonight’s Indie Rock Hit Parade aims to provide all the new music discovery with only some of the hassle of not having the proper badge credentials. Listen at 11pm ET on WXPN for a full two-hour show that might just introduce you to your new favorite band. We’ll hear a few album spotlights in the mix, including new releases from Spoon, Jay Som and The Magnetic Fields. Also be on the lookout for a new Feist track that I might or might not play tonight. Preview a few new things below:

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Go Mt. Airy Gala to celebrate David Dye this April

David Dye | photo by Joe Del Tufo for WXPN
David Dye | photo by Joe Del Tufo for WXPN

This April 1st, Mt. Airy’s annual Go Mt. Airy Gala will celebrate World Cafe’s David Dye at the Commodore Barry Club. One day prior, Dye will officially step down as host and producer for the show, which he began more than 25 years ago, so why not celebrate his achievements with food, drink, music, and more? Continue reading →

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March 17 in Music History: Grateful Dead release their debut, Ray Davies receives his CBE

The Grateful Dead Self-Titled Debut Album

1957 – Elvis Presley buys the Graceland mansion from Mrs. Ruth Brown-Moore for $102,500. The 23-room, 10,000 square foot home on 13.8 acres of land is expanded to 17,552 square feet of living space before the King moves in a few weeks later. The original building had at one time been used as a place of worship by the Graceland Christian Church and was named after the builder’s daughter, Grace Toof.

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Feist returns with her hotly-anticipated fifth LP, Pleasure

Feist | via facebook.com/feist

Acclaimed Canadian singer-songwriter Feist will release her first album in six years this spring. Pleasure is out on April 28th via Universal Records, and was produced by Feist, Mocky and Renaud Latang.

According to Brooklyn Vegan, the 11-song album is “an exploration into emotional limits,” touching on “loneliness, private ritual, secrets, shame, mounting pressures, disconnect, tenderness, rejection, care and the lack thereof.”

There’s no new music to listen to from the record just yet, but you can check out the tracklist below, along with Feist’s 2017 tour dates. Continue reading →

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This Just In: A new Kurt and Courtney collab has surfaced (no, not that one but still just as cool)

It seems that the indie rock gods have smiled upon us today, as it has been confirmed that hometown hero, Kurt Vile, and Melbourne grunge star, Courtney Barnett, have been recording together on a collaboration. With a duo as iconically-named as Kurt and Courtney, it’s gotta be a sign that this upcoming release is going to be legendary.

Hints of a collab between the two have been circulating on social media for some time, but the news was officially confirmed this week by Newmarket Studios in their Instagram post you can see above. Continue reading →