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This week, after a little 1952 Hank Williams: brand new Neko Case, Sloan, GBV, La Luz, and Lil' Smokies, plus Ruth Brown, Kinks, Roy Acuff, Joao Gilberto, and Prince Far I; and R.I.P. Veronica Falls' Patrick Doyle (age 32)
This week, after some 1928 Jimmie Rodgers: brand new Belly, Shopping, Breeders, Superchunk, and Tracyanne & Danny, plus Little Willie John, The Choir, Johnny Burnett, Gladys Knight, Beach Boys, and Thelonious Monk
This week, after a bitta 1956 Coasters: brand new Belle & Sebastian, Spook School, Holy Tunics, Jet Age, and Morrissey, plus George Jones, Wilson Pickett, The Skatalites, The Hollies and William Shatner
This week, after a 1969 Fourmyula formula: brand new La Luz, Ride, Lucille Furs, Shifting Sands, and Songs For Snakes, plus The Choir, Judee Sill, Slade, Harry Nilsson, Delmore Brothers, and Fats Domino
This week, after a little 1988 Neurotics: brand new Sloan, Soft Science, Salad Boys, Ford Maddox Ford, and Guided By Voices, plus Arthur Alexander, Love, The Action, Leroy Smart, and The Louvin Brothers; and R.I.P. Billy Hancock, 1946-2018
This week, after some 2014 Rifles, a 3rd Anniversary show! With: brand new Lake Ruth, Decemberists, Poster Children, Hinds, and Spook School, plus Larry Williams, Rutles, Small Faces, Delroy Wilson, and Groundhogs, and R.I.P. Mark E Smith, Jim Rodford, and Hugh Masekela
This week, after some obscure 1967 Bee Gees: brand new Breeders, Salad Boys, Math & Physics Club, TC&I, and Pugwash, plus Harold Singer, Fats Domino, Upsetters, Badfinger, and Lawrence Welk!
This week, after Jim plays/sings some 1966 Beatles: brand new songs by Gaz Coombes, Ride, Shins, Ron Gallow, and Pale Lights, plus The Creation, Albert Hammond, Eddy Arnold, and McGuire Sisters (and R.I.P. The Moody Blues' Ray Thomas, Motorhead’s Fast Eddie Clarke, and The Offenders' J.J. Jacobson)
This week, after a 1788 Robert Burns poem song--and featuring the world radio debut of wife Mary in mic break 2!--Jack plays one song from each of the Top 25 LPs and five singles/EPs of 2017!
This week and next, Jack plays one song from each of his picks for the top 50 albums and top 10 singles/EPs of 2017! Part one of two.
This week: new Ride, Pugwash, Shins, Pale Lights, and Michael Head, plus Louis Armstrong, Lee Scratch Perry, Jefferson Airplane, John Lennon, and Jimmy Dorsey
This week: new Belle and Sebastian, Superchunk, Salad Boys, Buffalo Tom, and Rocketship, plus Carla Thomas, The Cadets, Simon and Garfunkel, Hank Snow, and Lionel Hampton, and R.I.P. Smithereens' Pat Dinizio (1955-2017)
This week: new Grizzly Bear, Pete Astor, Michael Head, Chad VanGaalen, and Lucille Furs, plus Big Joe Turner, The Move, Nina Simone, Captain Beefheart, Milton Brown, and Henry Mancini
This week: new Alvvays, Morrissey, Elvis Costello, Calexico, and GospelbeacH, plus Lloyd Price, Moody Blues, Melodians, Fats Domino, and Hollies, and R.I.P. Wayne Cochran 1939-2017
This week: new T.S.O.L., Jason Loewenstein, Fake Laugh, and Destroy Babylon, plus Four Tops, Paul Mauriat, Bonzo Dog Doo/Dah Band, and Davy Jones, and R.I.P. Tommy Keene 1958-2017
This week: new Sycamore Smith, Billy Bragg, Luna, and Wedding Present, plus Peggy Lee, Marvin Gaye, Donovan, Idle Race...and Rex Griffin and the history of "Everybody’s Tryin’ to Be My Baby"
This week new Calexico, Superchunk, Belly, Sunflower Bean, and Pugwash, plus Little Richard, Linton Kwesi Johnson, John Lennon, Thelonious Monk, and Fats Domino
This week: new Billy Bragg, Successful Failures, Michael Head, Clientele, and Airiel, plus Shocking Blue, Eddie Cochran, Ennio Morricone, P.P. Arnold, and Fats Domino
This week: R.I.P. Fats Domino 1928-2017 and The Pagans’ Mike Hudson 1956-2017, new Wedding Present, Tough Age, Michael Head, Widowspeak, and Martin Carr, plus Them, Jerry Lee Lewis, Doris Troy, and Vashti Bunyon
This week: new Popguns, The Len Price 3, Replacements, Alvvays, and Chris Hilman, plus John Barry, Animals, Irma Thomas, Blues Magoos, Keith Hudson, and Sibylle Baier
This week: new Totally Mild, Billy Bragg, Jeremy Enigk, Belle & Sebastian, and David Crosby, plus Neil Hefti Orchestra, Little Willie John, Idle Race, Big Mama Thornton, and Status Quo
This week: new Widowspeak, The Len Price 3, Tobin Sprout, Lake Ruth, and Chris Hillman, plus Louis Jordan, Rolling Stones, Jimmy Cliff, Judy Garland, and The Association
This week: new Dead Boys, Alvvays, Successful Failures, Jason Loewenstein, and The Clientele, plus Bill Haley & His Comets, Left Banke, Merry-Go-Round, MC5, and Darrel Banks, and R.I.P. Charles Bradley, 1948-2017
This week: new GospelbeacH, Guided by Voices, Weyes Blood, and Successful Failures, plus Wilson Pickett, Paul McCartney, Astrud Gilberto, Brother Soul, Procol Harum, and 7 versions of "My Baby Left Me!"
This week: R.I.P. Grant Hart (Hüsker Dü), 1961-2017 (and Jessi Zazu of Those Darlins 1989-2017), new Billy Bragg, Bye Bye Blackbirds, Ben Gibbard, plus Arthur Alexander, Paul McCartney, Love, Replacements, and Charlie Pride
This week: new Weyes Blood, Alvvays, American Darlings, Guided By Voices, and Cliff & Ivy, plus Big Bill Broonzy, Twinkle, Soft Machine, Specials, and Buffalo Springfield, and R.I.P. Holger Czukay (Can), 1938-2017 and Don Williams 1939-2017
This week: new Clientele, CH3, Game Theory, Grizzly Bear, and Billy Bragg, plus Johnny Cash, Lead Belly, 13th Floor Elevators, Tom Jones, Jerry Lee Lewis, and 5 historic versions of "Black Betty"
This week: new David Barbe, Honeyrude, GBV, Triptides, and Kelley Stoltz, plus David Jones (Bowie), Merry Clayton, Bee Gees, Screaming Jay, Jimmy Rogers and a special guest DJ set by Pete Brown!
This week: new Dream Syndicate, Honeyrude, Martin Carr, Motorhead, and Saint Etienne, plus Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup, Spinal Tap, Johnny “Guitar” Watson, Yardbirds and Ernest Tubb!
This week: new Deafcult, Fake Laugh, Kelley Stoltz, White Poppy, and Guided By Voices, plus Tom T Hall, Cilla Black, Roy Milton, Uniques, Smiths, and Glen Campbell (R.I.P. 1936-2017)
This week: new Belle and Sebastian, Granite Shore, Kelley Stoltz, Billy Bragg, and Peter Perrett, plus Elmore James, Los Shakers, Duke Ellington, Otis Redding, and Elton John!
This week: new Alvvays, Guided By Voices, Robyn Hitchcock, Ben Gibbard, and Fazerdaze, plus Betty Everett, Outsiders, Bobby Mitchell, Beatles, Love, and Glide!
This week: new Billy Bragg, Ride, Sea Pinks, 13 Frightened Girls, and Willie Nelson, plus Johnny Kidd & the Pirates, Joe Jones, Sons of the Pioneers, Marvin Pontiac, The Ramones, and The Rivieras!
This week: new Cheap Trick, Sycamore Smith, Agent Blå, Adam Franklin, and Ray Davies, plus Pete Seeger, Wanda Jackson, Jimmie Rodgers, The Byrds, The Melodians, and Ogden Edsel
This week: new Happyness, Sycamore Smith, Sea Pinks, Offa Rex, and 13 Frightened Girls, plus Sonny Boy Williamson, The Upsetters/Dillinger, Ian Whitcomb, Phil Tanner, and Screaming Jay Hawkins
This week: new Luna, Guided By Voices, Sleaford Mods, Slowdive, and Eyelids, plus Johnny Otis, Shirley Bassey, "Little" Jimmy Dickens, Tintern Abbey, and Fats Domino, and R.I.P. Roger Moore
This week: new Michael Head, Ride, Jason Loewenstein, Jane Weaver, and Offa Rex, plus Chuck Willis, Xavier Cugat, Jimi Hendrix, Max Romeo, and Eddie Izzard, and R.I.P. Sonny Knight
This week: new Clientele, David Barbe, Lost Tapes, Popguns, and Jim (Rabid), plus Rolling Stones, Connie Francis, Tim Buckley, Cadets, Keith & Tex, and Bobby Bare Sr.
This week: new Alvvays, Ride, Jody Porter, Jason Loewenstein, unreleased Radiohead, plus Beatles, Martha and the Vandellas, The Who, Gene Clark, John Coltrane, and Harlan Howard
This week: new Grandaddy, Cloud Nothings, Black Watch, Black Springs, and Channel 3, plus Beatles, Smiley Lewis, Procol Harum, Dinah Washington, Lord Tanamo, and Blossom Dearie
This week: new Idaho, Carla Bruni, Real Estate, Willie Nelson, and Triptides, plus Ray Charles, Lulu, Neil Innes, Richard Harris, Dion, and Vince Guaraldi!
This week: new Whitehorse, Jason Lowenstein, Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Nada Surf, and Doug Tuttle, plus David Bowie, Henry Mancini, George Jones, and 8 versions of "Stagger Lee!!!!"
This week: new Idaho (World Premiere), Willie Nelson, Eyelids, Could Nothings and Feelies, plus Little Richard, Beatles, Doc Watson, Kenny Rogers & the First Edition, and Johnny Rivers!
This week: new Slowdive, Ron Sexsmith, Sleaford Mods, Ray Davies, plus Curtis Mayfield, T. Rex, Herb Alpert, John Holt, Floyd Tillman… and Jeff Kelson guest DJ set!
This week: new Ride, Chills, Corin Ashley, Hoops, Delay Trees, and Monster Movie, plus Temptations, Nancy Sinatra, Webb Pierce, Donovan, and Sam the Sham!
This week: new Maximo Park, Big Star's Third Live, T.S.O.L., Wire, and Venn, plus Spade Cooley, Pyramids, Sonny Boy Williamson (I), Graham Nash, Mills Brothers, and Exciters!
This week: new GBV, Bash & Pop, black watch, Kristin Hersh, and Saltland, plus Hank Williams, Chuck Willis, Jimmy Reed, Ike & Tina Turner, Pink Floyd, and Howlin’ Wolf
This week: new Secret Shine, Eyelids, Shins, Distractions, and Real Estate, plus Edwin Starr, Beatles, Jimmy Reed, Bob Wills, Dee Dee Warwick, and R.I.P. BBC DJ Brian Matthew and David Peel
This week: new Slowdive, Guided By Voices, Wire, and Lisa Mychols, plus Larry Williams, Jean Ritchie, Prince Buster and classic ’60s live gigs with special guest KGLT DJ Ron Sanchez!