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The Good, The Bad, The Ascension

Album Cover Art Courtesy Devious Planet

Thursday, October 1

Punch Me! This Is A Nightmare! is the new release from Yasmin Nur, we’ll hear music from that as well as selections from The Good, The Bad and The Bette from Bette Smith.

Credit Album Cover Art Courtesy Chris Schlarb
Psychic Temple's 'Houses of the Holy'

Friday, October 2

It’s our New Month, New Music Feature: Houses of the Holy is the new release from Psychic Temple and features guest appearances from The Dream Syndicate and Chicago Underground Trio across four vinyl sides. We’ll hear selections from this as well as music from Steve Wynn, Yasmin Nur, and Prince.

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'Sign O the Times' from Prince

Saturday, October 3

Listen for selections from Around The World In A Day, the 1985 release from Prince & The Revolution as well as music from The Ascension, the latest from Sufjan Stevens.

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'Selling England By The Pound & Spectral Mornings: Live At Hammersmith' from Steve Hackett

Monday, October 5

Released in 1973, Genesis’ Selling England By The Pound provided social commentary on the changing face of life Great Britain and featured several tracks which would become staples of the band’s live show for decades to come. Former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett has just released a live album on which he revisits the LP in its entirety and performs one song started during those sessions but which he did not finish fully writing until decades later. We’ll hear from Hackett’s new effort as well as selections from the original Genesis LP.

Tuesday, October 6

We celebrate the birthday of former Replacements bassist Tommy Stinson with selections from throughout his career. Stinson began playing bass at age 11, at the insistence of his older brother, Replacements founder Bob Stinson. By his early teens, the younger Stinson was performing professionally. In addition to his work with The Replacements he has been a member of Soul Asylum, Guns N’ Roses and founder of bands such as Bash & Pop and Perfect.

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'The Complete Inconcerated Live' from The Replacements

Wednesday, October 7

The Replacements performed at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on June 2, 1989 in the support of their album Don’t Tell A Soul. The show was recorded and although certain tracks from the show were released in past years, the full concert was not available until 2019’s Dead Man’s Pop boxed set. The group has released the full recording as The Complete Inconcerated Live, a three-LP set exclusive to Record Store Day. We’ll hear music from that as well as selections from Thank You, Dancers by the Slim Dunlap Band.

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.