Monday, September 16
Sudden Swoon is the latest release from Young Mister, we’ll hear selections from that as well as music Luke Temple’s Both-And.
We'll also remember Ric Ocasek of The Cars. The band emerged from the Boston music scene in the late 1970s and combined elements of New Wave and the avant-garde with a subtle but undeniable sense of humor. We'll hear songs from his work with The Cars as well as albums he produced, including the 1999 released from Ohio's Guided By Voices, Do The Collapse. Ocasek died on Sunday, September 15.
Tuesday, September 17
Released in 2005, In Space is the fourth and final studio album from Big Star. Formed in 1971 in Memphis, Tennessee, the group’s early releases languished in obscurity until, during the 1980s, the then-defunct band was championed by younger bands, including The Replacements, who recorded a loving ode to Big Star frontman, Alex Chilton on the album Pleased To Meet Me. When Chilton reactivated the band in the 1990s, along with original drummer Jody Stephens, he invited Jonathan Auer and Ken Stringfellow of The Posies to join on bass and guitar. That lineup remained intact until Chilton’s death in 2010. In Space will be reissued in October with additional tracks. We’ll hear selections from the original release as well as music from the upcoming Replacements’ boxed set, Dead Man’s Pop.
Wednesday, September 18
We’ll hear music from 18th & Addison’s Old Blues/Modern Love in addition to selections from Jeremy Ivey’s The Dream and The Dreamer.
Thursday, September 19
Taking their name from their grandfather, as well as the small town in Oregon where they grew up. twin sisters Allison and Meegan Closner, who perform as Joseph, have just released the album, Good Luck, Kid. We’ll hear music from that as well as selections from Sweden’s First Aid Kit.
Friday, September 20
English-French rock band Stereolab has just reissued, in expanded form, its 1996 LP Emperor Tomato Ketchup listen for selections from it as well as from Mike Keneally’s 1999 LP Nonkertompf.
Saturday, September 21
Recovering from cancer, legendary songwriter John Prine found that he was often too tired to write new tunes of his own. However, he knew that he wanted to make another album. The answer? He’d record a series of duets with some of his favorite female vocalists and written by some of his favorite writers. The result was In Spite of Ourselves, one of Prine’s most revered recordings. The LP features appearances from Emmylou Harris, Lucinda Williams and Iris Dement. We’ll hear music from that release as well as selections from Vince Gill’s 2011 album, Guitar Slinger.