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Black Days, Blue Hearts

Album Cover Art Courtesy UME

Thursday, September 24

Released in 2000 All That You Can’t Leave Behind was the first album from U2 in three years and marked a return to a more traditional sound from the band following the disappointing 1997 release Pop. The record is being readied for a new anniversary edition this fall. We’ll hear selections from the original album as well as selections from Bill Withers and the new single from Gorillaz, featuring Robert Smith of The Cure.

Credit Album Cover Art Courtesy Merge Records
'Blue Hearts' from Bob Mould

Friday, September 25

Blue Hearts is the new release from veteran musician Bob Mould. A bulletin of sorts on contemporary events, the record once more finds the guitarist and vocalist backed by the rhythm section of Jon Wurster and Jason Narducci. Listen for music from that record as well as selections from More From The Levee, the new release from singer-songwriter Chris Smither.

Saturday, September 26

Earlier in 2020, Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio was feeling good about live performances from his solo band. He had intended to ready a new studio for later in the year. Then, with the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, Anastasio was forced to put those plans on hold. Instead, he’s just released Burn, a new live set from the Trey Anastasio Band. We’ll hear music from that as well as selections from Lonely Trip, a solo release from Anastasio, which he recorded entirely in quarantine.

Credit Album Cover Art Courtesy Conqueroo
Joey Molland's 'Be True To Yourself'

Monday, September 28

Be True To Yourself is the new solo release from Badfinger’s Joey Molland. The record features guest appearances from The Monkees’ Mickey Dolenz, Julian Lennon and former Wings drummer Steve Holley and recalls Molland’s best work with Badfinger while sounding thoroughly contemporary. We’ll hear music from that release as well as selections from Lennon’s 1998 album, Photograph Smile.

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Moon Piano is the second release from acclaimed musician LARAAJI.

Tuesday, September 29

Moon Piano is the second release from acclaimed musician and Afro Transcendentalist LARAAJI. Wholly improvised, the record finds the musician returning to his musical roots, playing piano inside a church. We’ll hear music from that release as well as selections from Brian Cullman’s Winter Clothes.

Credit Album Cover Art Courtesy Rhino Records
'Pleased To Meet Me' from The Replacements

Wednesday, September 30

We’ll preview our October features, Prince and The Replacements, with selections from across their discographies.

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.