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Hot Spaces, Abandoned Motels And Green, Green Grass

Wednesday, July 11

Released in 1982, Hot Space was a marked departure for British band Queen. The record was heavily influenced by the dance music that vocalist Freddie Mercury was hearing at nightclubs in New York City and muted some of the band’s signature guitar and vocal harmonies in favor of something more urban and contemporary. We’ll hear music from Hot Space as well as selections from July featured artists Low Cut Connie and Lake Street Dive.

Thursday, July 12

 Listen for music from Queen’s 1977 effort, News Of The World.

Friday, July 13

Backroads and Abandoned Motels is the latest LP from The Jayhawks and is largely comprised of songs that the band’s Gary Louris co-wrote with other artists, including a handful of tunes composed with the Dixie Chicks. We’ll hear selections from that as well as music from Ray Davies’ Our Country: Americana Act II featuring The Jayhawks as his backing band.

Saturday, July 14

 Listen for music from Heaven and Earth, the latest by Kamasi Washington as well as selections from Gnosis, the new release by Carrie Nation and The Speakeasy.

Monday, July 16

Issued in 1996, Made To Be Broken is the sophomore release from Soul Asylum. The record bridges the distance between the band’s origins as a punk rock outfit (its original name was Loud Fast Rules) and the melodic rock band it would become. We’ll hear music from Made To Be Broken as well as selections from The Jayhawks’ Tomorrow The Green Grass.

Tuesday, July 17

 Listen for music from Act Like You Know from King James and The Special Men as well as selections from Hawk’s Bomb Pop.