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This week after a 1966 Simon & Garfunkel warble: brand new Chills, Courtney Barnett, Donovan’s Brain, Johnny Marr, and Sloan, plus The Mindbenders, Ike & Tina Turner, Small Faces, Johnny Cash, Gerry & the Pacemakers, and Shirley Collins
This week after a 1966 Beatles trill: brand new Still Corners, Three Hour Tour, Paul McCartney, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, and Interpol, plus Eddie Parker, The Mannish Boys (David Bowie), Chuck Berry, Leonard Cohen, and Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band; and R.I.P. The Left Banke drummer/singer George Cameron, age 70
This week after little Caroline sings a 2015 Adele hit: brand new Paul McCartney, Sloan, Bad Religion, Joy Formidable, and Neko Case, plus Gene Clark, Ruth Brown, Bee Gees, Chris Bell, and Alfred E Neuman; and R.I.P. Adolescents bassist Steve Soto, age 54
This week after a 1966 Goffin & King tune: brand new Three Hour Tour, Ash, Film School, Death Cab For Cutie, and Kristin Hersh, plus Sonny Boy Williamson, Joan Baez, The Hollies, Kiki Dee, and (Littlie) Jimmy Dickens; and R.I.P. producer David Bianco (1954-2018)
This week after a 1924 Gershwin tune, post-Father’s Day: brand new Neko Case, Soft Science, Dott, The Damned, and Fawns of Love, plus Gladys Knight, Paul Revere & the Raiders, Justin Hinds & the Dominoes, The Move, and The Four Lads; and R.I.P. drummers Nick Knox (1958-2018), Jon Hiseman (1944-2018), and DJ Fontana (1931-2018)
This week, after little Jim croons a 1967 Hollies classic: brand new Hookworms, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Chatham Rise, La Luz, and Sloan, plus Fleur De Lys, Kinks, Arthur Alexander, Ma Rainey, Blind Lemon Jefferson, and Chad Mitchell Trio
This week, after a 1964 Beatles lament: brand new Neko Case, Soft Science, Johnny Marr, Jesse Dayton, and Stephen’s Shore, plus Gene Vincent, Knickerbockers, Chuck Wood, Nick Drake, Roseanne Cash, and Anton Karas
This week, after a Sloan homage: brand new Ash, Cheap Trick, Sloan, The Longshot, and La Luz, plus Eddie Cochran, Henry Mancini, Otis Redding, Tim Hardin, Lefty Frizzell, and Dinah Washington
This week, after a 1966 Bee Gees warble: brand new Joy Formidable, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Orange Peels, Holy Tunics, and Beach House, plus Pentangle, Gerry & the Pacemakers, Billy Wright, Bobby Bare (Sr.), and The Mills Brothers; and R.I.P. Glenn Branca (1948-2018) and Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchinson (1981-2018)
This week, after a 1970 Elton John refrain: brand new Black Watch, Sloan, D.O.A., Ray Davies, and The Proletariat, plus Big Joe Turner, Patsy Cline, Peter Tosh, Phil Ochs, and Dave Brubeck
This week, after Caroline sings some 1996 Weird Al: brand new Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Belly, Tracyanne and Danny, Beach House, and William Duke, plus Gene Vincent, Edwin Starr, Rolling Stones, Montage, and Shocking Blue, and R.I.P. Tony Kinman (1954-2018)
This week, after some 1962 Everly Brothers/Greenfield & King: brand new Whyte Horses, Calexico, Mike Gale, Chatham Rise, and The Damned, plus Link Wray, The Impressions, Roy Acuff, Hot Chocolate, and Brenda Lee
This week, after a snatch of 1966 Tim Hardin: brand new Soft Science, Belly, Decemberists, Fireburn, and Teenage Wrist, plus Wilson Pickett, Johnny Burnett, Clarence Carter, Wanda Jackson, and Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazelwood
This week, after some 1974 Big Star: brand new Tracyanne and Danny, Lou Barlow, Chatham Rise, Matthew Sweet, and The Damned, plus Esquerita, The Who, Buckinghams, Doctor Feelgood, and Electric Light Orchestra
This week, after little Jim sings a 1983 Weird Al Beatles parody: brand new Teenage Wrist, Goat Girl, Ride, Decemberists, and a world premier of Furious Seasons, plus The Mar-keys, Johnny Cash, Billy Fury, Ray Charles, and Shirley Collins, and R.I.P. Julie Lanfeld of Sin 34
This week, after a 1965 Marvelettes croak: brand new Rome is Not a Town, Damned, Belly, American Darlings, and a world premier of Innocence Mission, plus Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Fats Domino, Bill Haley, Tony Sheridan, Bob Seger System, and Glenn Miller
This week, after a topical 1978 Sham 69 chant: brand new Soft Science, Sloan, Breeders, Hinds, and Gaz Coombes, plus Bee Gees, Small Faces, Jean Ritchie, Dickie Goodman, Charlie Rich, and Ennio Morricone; and R.I.P. The Ventures’ Nokie Edwards, 1935-2018
This week, after little Caroline croons a 2007 Ringo Starr remembrance: brand new Hot Snakes, Decemberists, Damned, Raveonettes, and Olden Yolk, plus James Brown, Hank Thompson, Soggy Bottom Boys, Ozark Mountain Daredevils, and Sammy Davis Jr.; and R.I.P. The Plugz' Chalo Quintana (1962-2018)
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!