Recent Music Discoveries

89.3 The Current: Musicheads
Musicheads for July 26, 2006
This month saw the release of the final installment of the late Johnny Cash’s “American Series” recordings, with American V: A Hundred Highways. Bill DeVille, Tony Lopez and Mark Wheat were equally moved by the elder icon’s performances that appear on the CD, and the three take the opportunity to reflect on the entire American project as a fitting finale to a brilliant career.

Musicheads for August 2, 2006
As the world is getting re-acquainted with the Twin Cities music scene right now through a little band called Tapes N’ Tapes, Bill and the other Heads take a look at some recent local releases that have gotten slightly drowned-out by the deserved buzz the Tapes boys are receiving: Golden Smog’s “Another Fine Day,” Tim O’Reagan’s self-titled solo debut, and the local compilation “Twin Town High, Volume 8.” Bill DeVille is joined by Tony Lopez and Mark Wheat.

Musicheads for April 17, 2007
The Current’s radio night-owl Mac Wilson returned this week to help us consider the new Modest Mouse CD, “We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank,” their first since the unexpected – but successful, the panel agreed – integration of ex-Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr. We also talked about the merits of what I can only describe as a lovely little CD – the first solo outing from Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond the first solo outing from Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr., “Yours to Keep;” and Mark Wheat brought in the stunning and emotionally moving new disc from local favorities Cloud Cult, “The meaning of 8.”

WFUV’s Take Five
Jeff Tweedy
The Wilco story seems to involve as much band drama as music, and frontman Jeff Tweedy set the record straight on which takes priority during a chat with WFUV’s Claudia Marshall.

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
Brooklyn’s Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings knew they had something special long before Amy Winehouse and Mark Ronson came calling. Now their vintage soul sound has found its place on a third full-length CD “100 Days, 100 Nights” and brought down the house during a live interview with hose Claudia Marshall at WFUV.

Martin Sexton
Although he’s saddled with the “singer-songwriter” label, Martin Sexton’s versatile voice and down home sound can cross over into almost any genre, and these days he has the band to help him out. He also has a whole new batch of songs thanks to his latest album “Seeds,” and shared a couple of them during an interview with WFUV’s Rita Houston.

WFUV’s Music Review
Claudia & Alan discuss two new albums and 2 re issues
New Lindsey Buckingham & Sean Lennon, reissued Seeger Sessions & Sly & The Family Stone

Sub Pop Records
Too Shy
Happy Birthday – track

Boy with a Coin
Iron and Wine – video

Roots Rock Radio
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RRRadio.com 70, louiefest, Bob Dylan and his band in Frederick, Md, gasoline on fire, Otis Blackwell, headache, wrong side of the tracks, moonfruit, over and over, I listen for the content, iTunes 1st Podcast Birthday, John Davenport, note from an extremely hot UK, and lots of indie ROOTS ROCK/POP, ALT COUNTRY/AMERICANA, BLUES/ROCAKABILLY, GARAGE/PUNK, and Real ROCK & ROLL from around the globe.

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ROOTS ROCK RADIO SHOW 125, dollhouse, Nashville room, comic book, 12 hour session, The word “hillbilly”, offbeat comedy series, National Federation of Hairdressers, Spring Cleaning, walkaway, hence the name, rare appearance, and lots of indie ROOTS ROCK/POP, ALT COUNTRY/AMERICANA, BLUES/ROCKABILLY, GARAGE/PUNK, and Real ROCK & ROLL from around the globe. ©2009 RICHARD TAYLOR email Richard@RRRadio.com

An Echoes Podcast featuring Saul Stokes
SAUL STOKES: HUMMING HARMONICS AND SOLDERED SOUNDSCAPES Electronic explorer gets melodies from humming voices, not circuits. Saul Stokes is a willful experimenter, but much of his music comes from humming around the house and playing piano. When he puts those melodies and themes through his homemade electronics and computers, it becomes a world of spinning orbits.

NPR: World Cafe: Next from WXPN Podcast
The Long Winters: Mature and Optimistic
The Long Winters, the indie-pop vehicle for singer-songwriter John Roderick, has included members of like minded Pacific Northwest bands such as Death Cab for Cutie, Built to Spill and The Posies. Having toured all over Europe and North America, the group has become known for its smart, evocative lyrics and sharp rock instincts.

NPR: Second Stage from All Songs Considered Podcast
The Legends: “Always The Same”
The Legends is a group from Stockholm, Sweden that’s put together a fantastically crunchy, introspective rock album called ‘Over And Over.’ Though there are some quieter, gently strummed moments on the record, much of the guitar work on ‘Over And Over’ is very reminiscent of My Bloody Valentine or The Jesus And Mary Chain, with dreamy waves of screeching feedback.

NPR: Music Podcast
NPR: Music for Saturday, Apr 28 2007
Stories: 1) Saxophonist Sonny Rollins Still Swinging Strong 2) On His Birthday, a Nod to Duke Ellington 3) A Goodbye to a Master of the Keys 4) Master Cellist, Conductor Rostropovich Dies at 80 5) A Musician Recalls Playing Under Rostropovich 6) Ruthie Foster Aims for ‘Phenomenal’-ness

NPR: Music for Wednesday, May 02 2007
Stories: 1) Hip-Hop: Under Fire – Part I 2) Puppini Sisters Take a 1940s Approach to the ’70s 3) Making ‘LoveMusik’ with Weill and Lenya 4) The Lingering Mystery of ‘Wildfire’ 5) East Meets West ‘Where Elephants Weep’ 6) Kraftwerk Gets a New Sound on ‘8-Bit Operators’

NPR: Live Concerts from All Songs Considered Podcast
French Kicks in Concert: 11/19/2006
French Kicks in concert. With host Bob Boilen. French Kicks , with members from Washington, D.C. and Brooklyn, French Kicks recently released their fourth album — a collection of new wave, post punk-inspired tunes called Two Thousand. Spin magazine calls it the band’s most accomplished album to date, “refined and meticulously crafted.” Hear the band recorded live from Washington, D.C.’s 9:30 Club originally webcast on NPR.org November 19, 2006.

NPR: All Songs Considered Podcast
All Songs Considered for Wednesday, 05 Apr 2006
Yeah Yeah Yeahs live concert sampler. With host Bob Boilen.

NPR Topics: Music Interviews
Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings: A Little Funk And Soul
The old-school Brooklyn funk and soul band just released its fourth album, I Learned the Hard Way. Sharon Jones and bassist Gabriel Roth join Fresh Air to discuss the band’s style and songwriting techniques.

KUT: Texas Music Matters
Waterloo Records Turns 25!
All day Sunday, the intersection of 6th and Lamar will be jammed with music. Ruthie Foster, Grupo Fantasma, Joe Ely and Omar and the Howlers are just a few of the many local performers playing a parking lot concert to celebrate the 25th birthday of an Austin Institution. For KUT’s Texas Music Matters, David Brown reports.

Warren Hood, Infinite Partials, Akina Adderley and The Vintage Playboys, Chicha Libre, Guster
Radio Without Borders #170:May 13, 2009Warren Hood, Infinite Partials, Akina Adderley and The Vintage Playboys, Chicha Libre, and Guster. Warren Hood “The More I See You” There are a lot of strings in this show, so to speak. We’ll start off with a master of fiddle, violin and mandolin, Warren Hood. He’s an Austin-based composer whose specialty is a fusion of acoustic music, with touches of jazz, blues and bluegrass. He’s got a band, Warren Hood and The Hoodlums, and he’s also a fiddler for The Waybacks, a San Francisco acoustic Americana band that tours frequently. Hood’s father, Champ Hood, was a sideman for singer-songwriter Toni price for many years at her popular Tuesday Hipple Hour at the Continental Club here in Austin. Warren Hood gave a performance in KUT’s Studio 1A in April 2009. Infinite Partials “I Will Find You”. There’s a great back story for our next.

KUT: Austin Music Minute
Dale Watson CD Release @ Continental Club: Austin Music Minute – April 25, 2007
From The Cradle To The Grave is the name of Dale Watson’s new CD & ten new songs from one of Austin’s favorite artists. Catch his CD release show Friday, April 27 at the Continental Club. See him this week before he heads out on tour in May!

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