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Cars, Stars, The U.S.S.R.

Album Cover Art Courtesy Wayne Gottstine

Wednesday, December 9

Cars & Stars is the new release from Wayne Gottstine, known for his work with Kansas bands Split Lip Rayfield and Scroat Belly. We’ll hear music from this new effort as well as selections from Great Peacock’s Forever Better Worse.

Credit Album Cover Art Courtesy The Candy Lords
'The Last Ray of Hope' from The Candy Lords

Thursday, December 10

Listen for music from The Last Ray of Hope from The Candy Lords as well as selections from Holy Moly!, the latest by Sweden’s Blues Pills.

Friday, December 11

We’ll hear selections from Fiona Apple’s 2020 release Fetch The Bolt Cutters as well as songs from Paul McCartney’s CHOBA B CCCP (Back in the U.S.S.R.). The former Beatle first released the album in Soviet Union in late 1988. It features a series of live-in-the-studio covers of early rock ‘n’ roll and R&B songs, similar to what he would do a decade later with the album Run Devil Run.

Credit Album Cover Art Courtesy PLS PLS
PLS PLS's 'Everything That's Left'

Saturday, December 12

Listen for music from Everything That’s Left from the Atlanta band PLS PLS as well as music from The World Palestine’s Birds of the Deep

Credit Album Cover Art Courtesy Moon June Records
'Owari' from Stick Men

Monday, December 14

Recorded during JazzFest Berlin in November, 2019, Live is the new release from Angel Bat Dawid and Tha Brotherhood. Featuring elements of free jazz, the record has been heralded as an example of “exploration and exorcism” by Pitchfork. We’ll hear music from that as well as the 2020 release from Stick Men, Owari, recorded in collaboration with Gary Husband.

Credit Album Cover Art Courtesy Howlin' Wuelf Media
'Spencer Cullum's Coin Collection' from Spencer Cullum

Tuesday, December 15

Spencer Cullum’s Coin Collection finds English-born and Nashville-based musician Spencer Cullum looking back at the English folk revival of the late 1960s as well as the instrumental German music of that decade, often called Krautrock. We’ll hear music from that release as well as songs from Paul McCartney’s solo debut album, McCartney.

Wednesday, December 16

We mark the birthday of ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons and hear selections from December featured artists The World Palestine and Paul McCartney.

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.