October 2009

Starting this Tuesday (Nov 3rd) at 6:40 AM, you will be able to experience a new segment on the Morning Mix called "Now and Then". Look I wrote this fancy description: Now and Then is a two song snapshot of an artist's career. It starts with a modern song from the act's current project. Followed up by an older track that give example of where that musician came from. Sounds fun, right? YES! If you have any suggestions of artists and songs for "Now and Then", you should email me about it: [email protected] thanks! Cindy
Many people here are still raving about the Nicole Atkins & The Black Sea performance in the WYEP studios yesterday.  If you missed it, or want to hear it again, the entire performance is now available in our On Demand Audio archive.

Rolling Stone reports today that Hold Steady frontman Craig Finn is working on the screenplay for a film version of Chuck Klosterman's 2001 memoir "Fargo Rock City". Finn is co-writing the screenplay with "Late Show with David Letterman" writer Tom Ruprecht.  "Fargo Rock City" is Klosterman's book about growing up as a heavy metal fan in North Dakota.

Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year. The leaves are in full color, their smell drifts on the cool air. The nights are a longer and feel darker. There is mystery to the season. There are many songs that match this mood.  Some of them you know well, others may surprise you. Join me on Friday, October 30th from 4pm to 6pm for music from Warren Zevon, Sting, Kirsty MacColl, Eels, Concrete Blonde, and Sea Wolf. You never know what might pop up or who might drop by, so pull out your copy of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and lock the doors. It's time for haunting and howling. Trick or treat!
New video from the Low Anthem's album Oh My God, Charlie Darwin- this is for the song "Charlie Darwin". The animated video only heightens the solitary feel of the already fragile vocals from Ben Knox Miller.
Erlend Øye and Eirik Glambek Bøe make up the Norwegian duo Kings of Convenience. They have just released their 3rd studio effort called 'Declaration of Dependence'. Their were rumors of the band breaking up after a period of inactivity following their 2004 release. Enjoy the video for 'Boat Behind', the first single from their new cd. No signs of any lutefisk in the video !

When Rosanne Cash turned 18 her father gave her a list of “100 Essential Country Songs.” Johnny Cash’s aim was to educate his young daughter in the knowledge of great American roots songs. Listen as Rosemary Welsch talks with Rosanne Cash about the songs on the record, the four guest vocalists who accompany her, and her relationship with her father. Now available on the On Demand Audio section of our website.  Listen to the interview here.
The newest You Gotta Hear This podcast is up now. This month, you get a 3 minute preview of the New Orleans based band, The Generationals. Con Law is the debut album from The Generationals, who are made up of former Eames Era members. It's influence include vintage 50's rock n' roll and 70's glam rock while still sounding like a modern band. Highlights include "When They Fight, They Fight" (a tribute to the Phil Spector produced 1950's girl groups) and "Faces In The Dark" (reminiscent of M. Ward). For more information, check out the YGHT podcast at the On-Demand Audio section.  
WPA or Works Progress Administration is a changing collective of artists that have just released their debut on their own. Made up of some big names from the music scene; WPA is an expandable collective, with Luke Bulla (Lyle Lovett), Sean Watkins (Nickel Creek) and Glen Phillips (Toad the Wet Sprocket) at its core. The album was recorded with additional members Sara Watkins (Nickel Creek), Benmont Tench (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), Greg Leisz (Bill Frisell, Joni Mitchell), Pete Thomas (Elvis Costello and the Imposters), and Davey Faragher (Cracker, the Imposters) They’ll be hitting Pittsburgh on November 7th. Be looking for a sign up chance soon to be in a WYEP studio session with WPA. Check them out their live video.