March 2010

Here's the link if the above video won't play for you MGMT- "Flash Delerium" from Congratulations out 4/13 via Sony/Columbia I'd give this video a 6.4 on the gross/creepy scale and a 7.8 on the awesome scale. I like the song more each time I hear it. These guys are onto something. Keep your eye out for the eye patch! Eye patches are the best! Hear the rest of the new album here
It's hard to believe Eric Clapton's career has spanned 5 decades and he's not showing any signs of slowing down. Join us throughout the day on Tuesday, March 30th as we attempt to blow out 65 candles with a selection of Clapton tracks that span his career between 6am and 6pm. Tuesday night, Andy Cook will present and hour of music that features music from artists he's worked with, collaborated with, or have covered his work. Expect to hear some Cream, Toots Hibbert, Yardbirds, and a few other surprises tomorrow night at 8pm on 91.3fm WYEP.
This is an awesome song! Video is like Toy Story vs Saving Private Ryan. more on Turin Brakes: Right Here
Here's the latest video from Ben Harper for "Lay There and Hate Me". If you click "Play with it", it allows you to remix three different versions of "Lay There and Hate Me"
New from the Brooklyn den of new music is the dream pop band Xylos. They'll be in Pittsburgh on April 14th, check out our concert calendar for more details. Their latest single is 'Not Enough' and is a well arranged and layered dream pop gem. Check out some free music from the band - "Not Enough" is a free download on the band's website
I've always thought of John Hiatt as simply a prolific songwriter.  His songs have been covered by numerous artists.  At his concert Friday night he proved that he was more than just a writer of songs, he is truly a gifted singer-songwriter and performer. John Hiatt shared the stage with a very talented combo of players.  Doug Lancio on guitars, Kenny Blevins on drums and Patrick O'Hearn on bass.  What I found intriguing was that only Hiatt had a microphone.  He provided the vocals, along with accompaniment on various guitars. For over two hours, Hiatt sang, played a guitar and told stories; like about being married and the importance of the toilet paper being placed correctly on the dispenser (under or over).  Hiatt mixed in a few songs from his newly released CD "The Open Road", including the title track, "Haulin'", "Carry You Back Home" and "Like a Freight Train".  But, really, it was like being at a 'best of' concert: "Drive South", "Master of Disaster", "Crossing Muddy Waters", the fun "The Tiki Bar is Open", "Buffalo River Home", "Perfectly Good Guitar", "Tennessee Plates" (by request), "Feels Like Rain" (definitely a highlight), "Memphis In The Meantime" and the encore of "Riding with the King" and "Have a Little Faith in Me".  Hiatt is a consummate performer whose songs continue to endure the test of time whether performed by the writer himself or another artist. Opening the show was the granddaughter of Hank Williams, Sr., daughter of Hank Williams, Jr. and half-sister of Hank Williams III.  Holly Williams did a brief 30-minute set of 7 songs, pulling from her 2 releases: "The Ones We Never Knew" and "Here With Me".  "Sometimes." "Mama" (about her mother.) "Three Days In Bed" (about the men she met while touring internationally.) Williams is a newlywed and her husband Chris Coleman joined her on guitar, harmonica and vocals mid-way though her set.  A cover of her favorite John Prine song "Angel from Montgomery."  Ending with "Without Jesus Here With Me" (chronicling a near death experience for her sister in a car crash.)  Williams celebrated her 29th birthday in Pittsburgh; the audience sang "Happy Birthday" to her before she left the stage. Barb S. - Sunday Mix Host
Local News New local stuff for March!!! Podcast it or tune in to The Local News (Mon-Thurs @ 9 PM) Enjoy, Cindy  Colonizing The Cosmos- "Dear Citizens" (The First Frontier) This band has potential to be one of the best local debuts this year. They have a great snappy sound that emulates The Mountain Goats, The Flaming Lips and Sufjan Stevens. It's a little weird, but still very catchy- not one clunker on the disc. The trio is made up of multi-instrumentalists who's day jobs list as an attorney, a filmmaker and a photographer. summer-winter- "It Makes You Cry" (Alone Is Yes) This is for fans of the shoegaze genre (Mazzy Star, My Bloody Valentine). The CD is full of slow, sombre songs with delicate instrumentation. This song might be the most exciting track on the album. It's very pretty, though. Good for crying times. JD Eicher and The Goodnights- "The Shape of Things" (The Shape Of Things) Fronted by 20 year old JD Eicher, the band has a Celtic/Indie rock sound in the tradition of The Waterboys and Carbon Leaf. They have been together for 4 years and stretch across Youngstown, OH and Pittsburgh. This is their first album.  The Wreckids- "Millions In Money" (Singing You To Sleep, But Giving You Nightmares) Formally know as Scotts Roger, this adorable husband and wife duo have finally released a collaborative EP together as The Wreckids. Scott and Sarah sing sweet funny songs together that will make you wonder if Scott has listened to tons of Loudon Wainwright III (he hasn't by the way- he's more of a Dar Williams Man).