Thursday, July 11
Formed in 1996, initially as Star 69, Imperial Teen recently issued its latest album, Now We Are Timeless, it’s first in nearly a decade. Filled with gorgeous pop vocal harmonies, buoyant alternative rock basslines and lyrics about dread in the present day, the record is being heralded as the group’s best to date. We’ll hear selections from that recording as well as music from The Real Thing, the 1989 album by Faith No More, featuring Imperial Teen’s Roddy Bottum.
Friday, July 12
We’ll hear music from Stef Chura’s 2019 release Midnight as well as music from Fishbone’s 1991 album, The Reality of My Surroundings.
Saturday, July 13
Featuring members of New York City’s avant garde underground, Band of Susans recorded a series of influential albums between 1986 and 1996, when the group disbanded. We’ll hear music from the 1989 release Love Agenda, featuring Page Hamilton, who would go on to form the band Helmet and work with David Bowie. Listen for selection from Helmet’s explosive 1992 effort, Meantime, as well.
Monday, July 15
We’ll hear music from the 2002 release from Flaming Lips, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots as well as selections from Primus’ 1990 sophomore set, Frizzle Fry, featuring some of the group’s beloved material including “John The Fisherman” and “Groundhog’s Day.”
Tuesday, July 16
Released in 1995, Here Comes Success is the final album from New York noise rock outfit Band of Susans. We’ll hear selections from it as we as music from I Had A New York Girlfriend, the 1994 album by Australian musician Robert Forster (The Go-Betweens), featuring his versions of songs recorded by Heart, Grant Hart, Bob Dylan and Guy Clark.
Wednesday, July 17
Listen for music from The Cure’s 1987 double LP Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me as well as selections from that year’s Introducing The Hardline According To Terrence Trent D’Arby from New York-born singer-songwriter Terence Trent D’Arby.
Thursday, July 18
Listen for selections from Gretchen Goes To Nebraska, the 1989 sophomore release from King’s X as well as That Dog’s 1995 effort Totally Crushed Out!.
Friday, July 19
Victim & Villain is the latest effort from Louisiana’s The Rayo Brothers. We’ll hear music from that release as well as selections from Emotionalism from The Avett Brothers.
Saturday, July 20
Issued in early 1980 Eric Clapton’s Just One Night captured the guitarist live on a 1979 tour of Japan and features the British music legend in rare form. We’ll hear music from that release as well as selections from George Harrison’s Live in Japan, featuring Clapton and recorded in 1991.
Monday, July 22
Released in 2017 If All I Was Was Black is to date the final collaboration between Mavis Staples and Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy. The album features a series of tunes composed by him and also features his production work. We’ll hear from that effort as well as from Wilco’s Yankee Hotel Foxtrot.