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New Music, Old Music, No Foolin’

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Wednesday, April 1

We mark April Fools’ Day with music from Robert Plant, Grateful Dead, Rufus Wainwright, John Prine and more.

Thursday, April 2

Released in 1976, Big Beat was the sixth album released by the band Sparks and is notable for featuring the fan favorite “I Want To Be Like Everybody Else.” We’ll hear music from that set as well as music from Caribou’s Suddenly.

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'A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip' from Sparks

Friday, April 3

It’s our New Month, New Music feature with music from Matt Wilson & his Orchestra, Pearl Jam, Lilly Hiatt, Sam Doores and Sparks.

Saturday, April 4

Gigaton is the first studio album from Pearl Jam in seven years. We’ll hear selections from that effort as well as music from Sparks’ Kimono My House.

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Sarah Peacock photographed by Anna Haas

Monday, April 6

We’ll hear music from Burn The Witch, the new release from singer-songwriter Sarah Peacock as well as songs from Sparks’ 2006 album Hello Young Lovers.

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Swamp Dogg's 'Sorry You Couldn' Make It'

Tuesday, April 7

Sorry You Couldn't Make It is the latest from 77-year-old soul hero Jerry Williams, who performs under the name Swamp Dogg. This new set features guest appearances from John Prine, Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), and Jenny Lewis (ex-Rilo Kiley). We’ll hear from it as well as music from Medicine Show, the 1984 album by The Dream Syndicate.

Wednesday, April 8

Walking Proof is the latest album from Nashville-based singer-songwriter Lilly Hiatt. We’ll hear music from it as well as songs from the 2019 self-titled effort from Mercy Bell.

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.