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Hard Style: Diarrhea Planet LIVE plus The Radio Dept. and Flasher on the Indie Rock Hit Parade!

Diarrhea Planet | Photo by Angelina Castillo, courtesy of the artist

The Indie Rock Hit Parade returns tonight with a rip-roaring two hour edition at 11pm ET on WXPN! Stick around after the November edition of Making Time RADio with Dave P for a brand new show, featuring a hot new IRHP Live Session. The Nashville-based guitar army known as Diarrhea Planet joins us in the studio to unleash live versions of songs from their new album, Turn To Gold. If you like multiple lead guitar lines and grin-inducing melodies, you won’t want to miss it! Also in the mix is a spotlight on Running Out Of Love, the long-awaited new album from Swedish electro-shoegazers The Radio Dept.! Following a short hiatus (and the release of an essential singles comp), The Radio Dept. have returned with a politically charged new record that we’ll dig into tonight. Be on the lookout for new tracks from DC punks Flasher, veteran rock n’ souler Mark “BBQ” Sultan and glittery pop crew Roses, too!

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Memphis Sense of Place: David Dye’s top five BBQ joints

All week on World Cafe with David Dye, the Sense of Place series is exploring the city of Memphis and its musical heritage. Today, we continue David’s Top Fives by exploring the city’s famed BBQ scene. You can listen to the Sense of Place series on WXPN at 2 p.m. Monday through Friday all this week, or at 7 p.m. on XPN2: Singer-Songwriter Radio.

The story goes that if you ask anyone in Memphis for their favorite Barbecue joint they will give you a passionate answer.  But then no two will agree!  In that spirit here are five of the best that earned high praise from our Sense of Place sources. Continue reading →