muse

  • Thu
    Jan 21
    9:00 pm -
    10:00 pm
  • Sun
    Jan 24
    9:00 am -
    10:00 am

get out and caucus

anitime to get psyched up to get out and vote. this week, all political music: muse, dylan, lennon, rundgren, cash, neil, and ani [pictured].

Lysistrata, open up the bedroom door
What is the matter, ain't you in love with me no more?
I enlisted in the army today,
One more time before I march away
Make me feel like a big strong man
You say you don't care about my pride,
You love me too much just to let me die,
And you won't let me come inside
Unless I don't go to war no more.

for people wanting to hear more oldies alla time, i've got just this to say: check out the best tunes released this year. music had a great year.

  • Thu
    Jun 04
    8:00 pm -
    9:00 pm
  • Sun
    Jun 07
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

new muse

progressive, politically active, hard rock band muse has been selling out massive stadiums around the world for the past decade and winning all kinds of internmuseational awards for the best rock band/album/track/etc in the world. in america not so much.

in large part this is because lead singer/composer/guitarist/pianist/lyricist matt bellamy doesn't hold back the hard truths when he describes musically how america's violent and controlling foreign and domestic policies crush individual free will and personal integrity.

check out this anthem from "uprising":

if you could flick a switch and open your third eye

you'd see that we should never be afraid to die.

rise up and take the power back.

it's time the fat cats had a heart attack.

you know that their time's coming to an end.

we have to unify and watch our flag ascend.

but they also write some of the most powerful love songs and sing like queen. so if you don't, perhaps it's time you knew them.

this week i'll preview their new cd "drones" which is scheduled to be released next week. it's safe to say you hear it here first (if not before)!

  • Thu
    Oct 11
    8:00 pm -
    9:00 pm
  • Sun
    Oct 14
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

socio-political voices

tired of thinking about our politicians pissing away our future and our tax dollars? join the club. i suspect it might take more than a couple tame debates full of talking points and exaggerations to motivate some people to vote and kick their rage ryanfriends into doing the same. maybe my show this week can help.

this week i feature one of paul ryan's favorite band's, rage against the machine, and lots of co-ragers. if music can't get you fired up, nothing can.

i'll do a (mostly) chronological hour of socio-political songs, including black eyed peas, war, eddie vedder, tupac, nas, lynyrd skynyrd, and a song that was just released last week that you won't want to miss randy newman's "i'm dreaming of a white president."

  • Thu
    Sep 27
    8:00 pm -
    9:00 pm
  • Sun
    Sep 30
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

new muse and no doubt

this week i've got a special preview of the new muse [left] cd called "the 2nd law." yes, they're talking about the the 2nd law of thermodynamics. that's the kind of sophisticated u.k. band they are. musesome are calling them the new "queen." i don't think the comparison is bad, but it doesn't do muse justice. listen thursday night and check it out. the rest of the world will have to wait until october, when "the 2nd law" is formally released. i think you'll agree that "survival" is the heaviest track you'll hear this year, and you won't forget muse's dubstep moments in "unsustainable." (the tracks)

this week i'll also spin new tunes from l.a.'s no doubt, nyc's fun., jamaica's jimmy cliff, and nyc's grizzly bear.

for those who aren't paying attention: 2012 has been a great year for new music.

  • Thu
    Sep 20
    8:00 pm -
    9:00 pm
  • Sun
    Sep 23
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

new voices from old throats from 2012

some old voices get better with age, like jimmy cliff [left] and carlos santana. they still tour regularly and play with artists from a variety of musical genres. and each released some vibrant and exciting new music this year. jimmy cliffjimmy cliff's cd "rebirth" is a revelation, especially this week's track "one more"--in which he reminds us that he may be old, but he still as "one more song to sing...one more shot at the goal..."

santana's voice is his guitar, and his new cd "shapeshifter" is refreshing because it's mostly instrumental music.

along with several indie artists few people have heard of, let alone heard, this week i'll also preview 3 new songs by the group muse, from their cd "2nd law," that is scheduled for release next month. they are amazing. and then there's a new song by this guy, dylan. his voice is shot, but the song is hot. and norah jones.

  • Thu
    Aug 23
    8:00 pm -
    9:00 pm
  • Sun
    Aug 26
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

the returns of 2012

the year 2012 marks the return of two four piece bands with dynamic female lead singers who have been on a musical vacation for no doubtseveral years: garbage and no doubt. and there's no doubt: gwen stefani and the boys can still rock your socks.

the apparent heir to queen, underappreciated british trio muse also released a heavy new single in 2012; but mostly i'm playing new songs by indie artists this week. you'll be introduced to an incredibly powerful track by australian band art vs. science called "foreward/new world order," edward sharpe & the magnetic zero's "one love to another," and regina spektor's brilliant "don't leave me/ne me quitte pas."

the songs are linked here: 2012 indies.

  • Thu
    Aug 09
    8:00 pm -
    9:00 pm
  • Sun
    Aug 12
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

chill down songs from 2009

after only a mild reprieve from the oppressive midwest heat, this week i'm spinning an hour of tunes from 2009 that will put some chill back in summer.

toscathe austrian duo of kruder and dorfmeister (aka tosca, left) released some of the most fascinating and flowing music of that year, including the delicious and "oysters in may."

the english band muse and dj/house producer funkerman (right) contribute funkermantheir sounds to this week's show, along with modern classical compositions by the balanescu string quartet and yo yo ma & friends.