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Marking The Ides Of March, St. Patrick’s Day And The Arrival Of Spring

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Monday, March 15

We mark the Ides of March with selections from The O’Jays, LCD Soundsystem, Living Colour and Bob Dylan.

Tuesday, March 16

Dave Alvin is known for his work as a member of the Los Angeles band The Blasters as well as stints in groups such as X and The Knitters. Additionally, Alvin has released albums under his own name since 1987. His latest is From An Old Guitar: Rare and Unreleased Recordings. We’ll hear selections from that on this episode of the show as well as music from Obviously, the latest from Lake Street Dive.

Wednesday, March 17

We celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with music from U2, Gary Moore, Thin Lizzy and others.

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Thursday, March 18

Listen for music from the upcoming album from Guided By Voices, Earth Man Blues as well as new singles from Bright Eyes, Sarah Watkins, and Kishi Bashi.

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Friday, March 19

An Overview of Phenomenal Nature is the new release by musician Cassandra Jenkins. We’ll hear music from that as well as selections from Cool Dry Place by Katy Kirby.

Saturday, March 20

We mark the first day of Spring with music from Hot Chip, The Beatles, Talking Heads and more.

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.