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Old Blues/Modern Love


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

Listen for selections from the upcoming release by Fastball, The Help Machine as well as music by Mountain Deer Revival. 

Friday, September 20

Twelve Nudes is the latest release from singer-songwriter Ezra Furman. We’ll hear selections from that album as well as music from Oklahoma’s Unwed Sailor.

Saturday, September 21

Released in 1972, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s Will The Circle Be Unbroken paired the California-founded band with country music veterans such as Doc Watson, Earl Scruggs and Mother Maybelle Carter. Listen for music from that release as well as from Split Lip Rayfield’s In The Mud.

Jedd Beaudoin is host/producer of the nationally syndicated program Strange Currency. He has also served as an arts reporter, a producer of A Musical Life and a founding member of the KMUW Movie Club. As a music journalist, his work has appeared in Pop Matters, Vox, No Depression and Keyboard Magazine.