It's already looking like 2015 is going to be another great year in music. On this Tuesday's edition of That Righteous Jive we'll be looking at some of the albums I can't wait to drop in 2015.
The Mighty Sceptres: A duo composed of guitarist Nick Radford and vocalist Angeline Morrison. Together they play both floor-shaking and sentimental soul & jump blues. I loved their earlier collaborations on Radford's solo project, Frootful, so I'm real excited to hear their first full length record together: All Hail The Mighty Scepters!. Out Feb 24th on Ubiquity Records.
Modest Mouse: The Northwest indie rockers are back (and, yeah, I know I put them on this same list for 2014, but it's for real this time guys, I swear!). On March 3rd they will release their first album together in eight years: Strangers To Ourselves.
Dead Weather: The gritty blues rock side-project from Jack White will be back with a yet-to-be-named third full-length album. They released two 45s last year with singles off the new album and they're both rock solid. No word on release date.
Happy 7th Birthday to Lyrical Venus Radio!
January 1st, 2008, was the first Lyrical Venus Radio broadcast! It's been a wonderful ride since then celebrating so many women in music! Tune in this week for some winter songs and songs about New Year's Eve as we say goodbye to 2014. Looking foward to sharing many new songs and artists in 2015!
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Happy Holidays! Tune in for an hour of Christmas music by women on Lyrical Venus from 9-10am Central!
Monday was national coffee day! So I've got a whole bunch of coffee songs for you today! And a couple tea songs, because T is also for Teresa Storch, who is coming to Fairfield for a house concert on Sunday Oct 5th, so we'll finish up with a set of songs from her new album, Come Clean!
(Thanks also to DJ Brandon Nelson for the coffee theme inspiration!)
(Email DJ Hum at LyricalVenus at gmail for details about the house concert.)
U.S. Senator Bernard Sanders of Vermont. Senator Sanders is considering running for President in 2016. The interview will be followed with a discussion with Dennis Raimondi and James Moore.
Eli Lieb is singer song writer and an internet sensation. He has over 24 million visits to his postings on youtube. Eli recently was a featured performer at the 2014 GLADD AWARDS in San Francisco.
Take two accomplished singer-songwriters with a friendship that goes back far enough to sweeten their harmonies in a way that only time and familiarity can. Add a few years of motherhood and singing their babes to sleep. Reach out to their fanbases to find out favorite soothing songs across ages and artists. Choose 14 of those original and cover songs and record them with a stellar team of musicians. The result is "Til The Morning: Lullabyes and Songs of Comfort" by Edie Carey & Sarah Sample, a dreamy collection of songs that both children and parents can enjoy for lulling themselves off to sleep.
Tune in to Lyrical Venus for an interview with Edie & Sarah to find out more about how they met, why they chose to do this project together and of course, to hear a few songs! Lyrical Venus is Wednesday, June 25 from 9-10am Central. Interview at 9:30am.
Oh Maria won't you come with me?
I called your name around the rosary
Oh Maria you can disagree
Spinning in the stormy history
~ Maria, by Daisy
With songs delightfully deep and quirky-fun by turns, Austin singer-songwriter and ray of sunshine Daisy released her debut EP entitled Do Be Do this week. Tune in to hear her discuss her path from her childhood on a farm in Washington state, to becoming a social worker, to giving that up to follow her heart to the musical mecca of Austin, Texas where she met producer Daniel Barrett. Together they polished up 5 of her songs, including some co-writes with Steve Poltz, into a shiny gem of an EP that is sure to get your boots stomping along, at least when it isn't tugging at your heartstrings.
Tune in to Lyrical Venus from 9-10am Central for songs by female singer-songwriters. Interview with Daisy starts shortly after 9:25am.
Join host, Andrew Tint as he highlights the issues facing Generation Y.
This week Generation whY talks with Walk the Moon's lead singer, Nicholas Petricca. Nicholas Petricca is the lead vocals, Keys, Synthesizer, and Bass Drum. Nicholas wrote the song "Anna Sun", which was named the song of the summer in a 2011 Esquire article "30 Summer Songs Every Man Should Listen To". Written by Petricca and New York singer/songwriter Nick Lerangis towards the end of their college career, the song is named after their professor from Kenyon College and is meant to symbolize youth. "It's about college, about maintaining that little bit of being a kid," Petricca said. "Don't be afraid to play."
Walk the Moon is an indie rock band based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Lead singer Nicholas Petricca started the band in 2008 and went through several member changes before finally coming together with current members, Kevin Ray, Sean Waugaman, and Eli Maiman sometime in 2010. The band derives their name from the song "Walking on the Moon" by The Police. The group independently released their debut album, i want! i want!, in November 2010, receiving airplay for the track "Anna Sun". In February 2011, Walk the Moon signed with Mick Management. They signed to RCA Records and released their first official album, Walk the Moon in June 2012. Their self-titled debut is composed of many of their original tracks from i want! i want! in addition to new tracks that were written specifically for the album and were meant to reflect the kind of energy the band produced in their live shows.
Playlists including Hotchip, Daft Punk, Magnetic Man, La Roux, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Sbtrkt, Jethro Tull, Jimi Hendrix, Keys N Krates, Moby, Rush, Minus The Bear, Simon and Garfunkel, and oh so much more
Ellis. Who hasn’t heard Ellis. Fairfield has fallen in love with her. She packs Cafe Paradiso every time she plays. The phenomenon is however not unique. She seems to have this effect wherever she goes. Ellis is quietly amassing a loyal following of supporters across the country.
After her Feb 2013 appearance on A Prairie Home Companion, Ellis’ music charted in the Folk Top 100 in iTunes and Folk Top 20 on Amazon.com. She also received hundreds of messages from strangers including, "you exude pure joy", "I heard you and fell in love" and “I was stopped in my tracks by your music and captivating laugh” as well as "Yours is a voice we all need to hear.” Ellis’ performances are transformational; she leaves her audiences better than she finds them, with softened edges & opened hearts.
Tune in to Lyrical Venus Wednesday morning for a live call-in from this amazing artist. She will be appearing at Cafe Paradiso on Saturday, April 12th at 8pm