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A Chicago Spectacular And More Than Three Sides Live

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Wednesday, September 2

Listen for selections from Johnny Iguana’s Johnny Iguana’s Chicago Spectacular! as well as music from Bettye LaVette’s Thankful N Thoughtful.

Thursday, September 3

Listen for music from Good Luck With Whatever, the upcoming LP from Dawes as well as selections from The Mountain Goats, Fruit Bats and more.

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The Flaming Lips's 'American Head'

Friday, September 4

It’s our New Month, New Music feature with songs from Down In The Weeds, Where The World Once Was, the first album of new material from Bright Eyes in nearly a decade as well as selections from American Head, the latest from The Flaming Lips.

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'Mayday' from Gooding

Saturday, September 5

Mayday is the new release from Nashville-based musician Gooding, who spent his formative years in Kansas. The LP was recorded in quarantine earlier in 2020. Listen for music from that as well as songs from The Ascension from Sufjan Stevens.

Monday, September 7

We mark Labor Day with music from R.E.M., Devo, The Replacements, Tracy Chapman and Nina Simone.

Tuesday, September 8

Released in 1979, UFO’s Strangers In The Night is considered one of the quintessential live LPs of the decade and features the guitar work of German-born prodigy Michael Schenker, who left the band for more than a decade after the album’s release. Listen for selections from that recording as well as music from the Michael Schenker Group’s 1984 live set Rock Will Never Die.

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'Blackbirds' from Bettye LaVette

Wednesday, September 9

10 Songs is the latest release from Scottish band Travis. We’ll hear music from that effort as well as songs from the latest by Bettye LaVette, Blackbirds.

Thursday, September 10

Listen for selections from featured artists Bettye LaVette and Bill Withers.

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'Mirrored Aztec' from Guided by Voices

Friday, September 11

Released in 1983, Plays Live was the first live solo album from former Genesis vocalist Peter Gabriel. We’ll hear music from it as well as from the 1982 Genesis double LP Three Sides Live, which captured the Phil Collins-fronted version of the band on the road in support of its 1981 smash hit Abacab as well as five new studio recordings and three live cuts from previous tours. We’ll hear music from both on this episode.

Saturday, September 12

We’ll hear music from Mirrored Aztec, the latest from Ohio’s Guided by Voices as well as songs from Bobby Rush, Mavis Staples and more.

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'Last Will & Testament' from singer-songwriter Bonnie Whitmore

Monday, September 14

Long Day In The Milky Way is the latest from Boston-based singer-songwriter Kris Delmhorst, we’ll hear music from that release as well as selections from When I Was A Writer from Matt Wilson & His Orchestra.

Tuesday, September 15

We’ll hear music from Last Will & Testament, the upcoming record from singer-songwriter Bonnie Whitmore as well as music from Bill Withers’ Just As I Am.

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.