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WXPN's live performance and interview program featuring music and conversation from a variety of important musicians
Rank #1: Liam Gallagher Has A Lot To Be Happy About.
One of my favorite viral videos in recent memory involved Liam Gallagher, former front man of Oasis, answering questions from a group of kids. It showcased his supremely talented wit, and a bit of his heart too. You can hear that joy in Gallagher's voice today, as he's got a lot to be happy about. 'Why Me? Why Not.' is the name of his second solo album, released in September, and he's also the subject of a new documentary called "Liam Gallagher: As It Was". The film chronicles the break-up of Oasis, the band that made him famous. The group was well-known, not only for songs like "Live Forever," "Wonderwall" and "Don't Look Back in Anger," but also because of the notoriously tense relationship between Liam and his brother Noel, who wrote the band's songs. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Oasis' debut album, 'Definitely Maybe'. We'll talk about all of that, plus why he admires his mother so much and how different it is to be a young rock star today than it was in the '90s.
Rank #2: Robbie Robertson On His Creative And Symbiotic Relationship With Martin Scorsese.
Robbie Robertson is a very busy guy. This year alone, he released a new album, 'Sinematic', re-released The Band's self-titled sophomore album (celebrating its 50th anniversary) and worked with pal Martin Scorsese on two different projects. He scored "The Irishman", starring guys like Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Al Pacino and helped with the documentary "Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band", which talks about his group's seminal work and the band members' relationships with one another. In other words, there's a lot to talk about, including getting booed every night backing Bob Dylan's first electric tour. We also chat about making music at Big Pink, Neil Diamond showing up for 'The Last Waltz' and oh-so-much more.
The Americana Music Show is a podsafe music show that features hand-picked, road-tested american music and interviews with your next favorite bands.
Rank #1: Ep363 Tyler Childers.
Listen to a double shot of Tyler Childers new album, Purgatory. Plus new music from Jade Jackson, Kacy & Clayton, Chuck Berry, and much more.... "Ep363 Tyler Childers" originated from Americana Music Show.
Rank #2: Best of 2015, #20-#1 (Ep279).
This week I complete the Best of 2015 countdown, featuring albums #20 through #1 on the list. "Best of 2015, #20-#1 (Ep279)" originated from Americana Music Show.
eTown is an exciting weekly radio broadcast/podcast heard from coast to coast on NPR, public and commercial stations. Every eTown show is taped in front of a live audience and features performances from many of today's top musical artists as well as conversations and information about the world around us. eTown's mission is to educate, entertain and inspire a diverse audience through music and conversation in order to create a socially responsible and environmentally sustainable world.
Rank #1: Gregory Alan Isakov / Rayland Baxter / Dara Schoenwald (Volunteer Cleanup).
This week, we’re joined on the airwaves by one of our good friends (not to mention one of our favorite songwriters out there), Gregory Alan Isakov (@GregoryAIsakov). This is Gregory’s sixth time on the show (his first all the way back in 2008) and he shares tunes from his critically acclaimed new record ‘Evening Machines.’ Also with us: Alt-country/American singer/songwriter Rayland Baxter (@RaylandisHere), a truly one-of-a-kind performer and individual (don’t miss his interview w/Nick). Plus we’ll hear from Dara Schoenwald, who along with her husband, founded Volunteer Cleanup, a website that connects potential volunteers with organized shoreline cleanups all over their state. Watch videos from this show at www.eTown.org
Rank #2: Billy Strings / Jon Stickley Trio / Arif Khan (Depave).
In this week’s back-by-popular-demand re-airing, we’re joined by popular young bluegrass artist Billy Strings (@bstrings1). Whether he’s performing as a solo artist or with his band, the reaction to Billy tends to come in two varieties: “Who is this guy?” and “That kid can play!” Also with us is the progressive instrumental group, the Jon Stickley Trio (@jonstickleytrio). Plus, we’ll have a conversation with our eChievement Award winner of the week who’s founded a group that’s transforming abandoned paved places into urban gardens, parks and more. Watch videos at: www.etown.org
Highlights from Live from Here, the public radio variety show hosted by mandolinist Chris Thile. Each week, download Chris’s brand-new Song of the Week and Tom Papa’s report for Out in America. Unfortunately we can’t offer the entire show as a podcast due to music downloading rights, but you can stream any full episode from our website, www.livefromhere.org, or listen live on the radio Saturdays from 6-8 pm ET.Find us on social media @livefromhereapm. Produced by American Public Media.
Rank #1: Out in America - January 12, 2019.
This week: Tom Papa starts 2019 with a visit to wintry Kansas City, where he learns about a bit of family drama from a stranger in the hotel lobby and meets a jovial man named Big Daddy at a BBQ joint.
Rank #2: Out in America: Kansas City - May 18, 2019.
In a look back to our January 12 show, Tom Papa starts 2019 with a visit to wintry Kansas City, where he learns about a bit of family drama from a stranger in the hotel lobby and meets a jovial man named Big Daddy at a BBQ joint. Find Tom’s tour dates at tompapa.com.
Music City Roots: Live From The Factory is a weekly concert and live radio show that broadcasts every Wednesday night (7PM CST) on WMOT Roots Radio 89.5 FM in Murfreesboro-Nashville, Tennessee, and worldwide at www.musiccityroots.com. It's hosted by Grammy-winning artist Jim Lauderdale, legendary radio announcer Keith Bilbrey and show journalist/interview guy Craig Havighurst. We feature leading lights and new discoveries in Americana, blues, rock and roll, gospel, jazz, rockabilly, bluegrass, newgrass, western, folk, singer songwriter, country, soul, vintage, ragtime, cow punk, honky tonk, big band, swing, acoustic, celtic, and more! Since going on the air in 2009, Music City Roots has built a worldwide community of lovers of hand-made, real music. We showcase the finest artistry working in or passing through the dynamic Nashville music scene. With old-school radio presentation before a large live audience, artist interview and great audio, MCR is one of the best ways to get a weekly fix of roots music.
Rank #1: Oct. 12, 2016 w/ Raul Malo, Davina & The Vagabonds, Bryan Sutton, Paul Burch, San Rafael Band.
It must be October. A day after the Chicago Cubs pulled off a four-run ninth-inning comeback against the Giants to secure their Division title (rock!), this week’s Roots featured: a band called the WPA Ball Club, Aly Sutton dressed like a cast member in A League of Their Own and four basses (we pun out of love). They were all acoustic upright basses belonging to four very different and thoroughly wonderful bands. Then we capped the night off with a solo performance which I can in no way force into my baseball metaphor. Except to say that we won. Our seventh birthday show looked really good on paper and it sounded amazing in actuality.
Rank #2: July 19, 2017 w Jerry Douglas Band, Billy Strings, Jill Andrews, Birds of Chicago.
There was a festival atmosphere in Liberty Hall on Wednesday night and not just because the crowd was large and loud (though that helped). There was also that ineffable flow and unspoken dialogue among the four bands, softly conveying the spirit of roots music in all its complimentary forms. The timeless but mysteriously innovative folk/gospel flavor of Birds of Chicago gave way to the pure mountain-tinged songwriting of Jill Andrews. The bluegrass second half paired young and hungry Billy Strings with one of his heroes, the sixtysomething but unaware of it Jerry Douglas. His band came with a jazz/grass/rock fusion mode that tickled my every musical nerve ending. Keep on the grass? Good luck with that.
Music lovers from 89.3 The Current comb through mountains of music to choose the best new, independent, and unreleased songs to share with you each weekday.
Rank #1: Bonus download: Prince Remembered from The Current.
Because you're a music lover who enjoys our Song of the Day, we think you'll also like our Prince Remembered podcast. As a sample of the program, enjoy this episode featuring Lisa Coleman of the Revolution in conversation with The Current's Andrea Swensson. Search Prince Remembered on your podcast platform to subscribe.
A weekday download of standout songs, including advance releases, exclusive live tracks recorded at KCRW, remixes, and an introduction to new artists on our radar.
Rank #1: Nick Cave: Jesus Alone.
Nick Cave is a master at creating menacing yet seductive songs. Author, musician, songwriter, actor and screenwriter, this Renaissance man lures us into his 16th album with "Jesus Alone." Photo: Kerry Brown
Straight from the knowledgeable KEXP DJs to your ears, now you can listen to a wonderfully eclectic mix of full length songs. KEXP brings you the music that matters from some of its favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world. See what KEXP's all about at KEXP.ORG.
Rank #1: Music That Matters, Vol. 684 - Runcast, Marathon Edition.
It's literally the MARATHON edition of the Music That Matters Podcast. Hosted by KEXP's John Richards, and infused with music and inspirational messages, this 3-plus hour podcast takes you through every aspect and emotion of running a marathon. We're cheering for you! 1. Explosions in the Sky - Your Hand in Mine2. Lord Huron - Time To Run3. The War on Drugs - Red Eyes4. Animal Collective - What Would I Want? Sky5. Maps - To the Sky6. Washed Out - Eyes Be Closed7. Arcade Fire - Keep the Car Running8. Bombay Bicycle Club - Carry Me9. Porcelain Raft - Big Sur10. On Dead Waves - Blue Inside11. Amen Dunes - Miki Dora12. Junip - Your Life Your Call13. The Rural Alberta Advantage - Terrified14. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Coming Down15. Japandroids - The House That Heaven Built16. Akron/Family - River17. Wye Oak - The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs18. Yellow Ostrich - Marathon Runner19. Cut Copy - Free Your Mind20. Maribou State - Turnmills21. The Preatures - Is This How You Feel?22. Hammock - Everything and Nothing23. Sulk - Black Infinity (Upside Down)24. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Beat the Devil’s Tattoo25. Sharon Van Etten - Words26. Holy Esque - I Am the Truth27. FONTAINES D.C. - Chequeless Reckless 28. Broken Social Scene - Halfway Home29. Architecture in Helsinki - Heart It Races (Trizzy’s Rusty Tin Can mix) 30. Little Dragon - Ritual Union31. Young Fathers - GET UP32. Black Pumas - Colors 33. Jose Gonzalez - Leaf Off / The Cave34. Low - What Part of Me35. Brian Jonestown Massacre - Vad Hände Med Dem? 36. Nilüfer Yanya - In Your Head 37. BRONCHO - Class Historian 38. Matt and Kim - Daylight39. Dana Buoy - Preacher40. Washed Out - Don’t Give Up 41. Foxing - Nearer My God42. Strand of Oaks - Weird Ways43. Black Belt Eagle Scout - Soft Stud44. Lost Under Heaven - I&I45. Slowdive - Star Roving46. IDLES - Colossus47. Middle Kids - Edge of Town48. Quivers - You’re Not Always on My Mind49. Geowulf - Saltwater50. De Lux - Better At Making Time 51. Spiritualized - A Perfect Miracle
Rank #2: Music That Matters, Vol. 698 - Mellow Winter Edition.
Say "hovvdy" (howdy) to a great set of mellow music favorites from John Richards that would fit right in on any Lite FM...in Hell. 1. Bonnie "Prince" Billy - In Good Faith (feat. Joan Shelley)2. Bonny Light Horseman - Deep In Love3. Futurebirds - Waiting On a Call4. Carter Tanton - Steep Angles On The Back Wheels5. Long Beard - Means to Me6. Sera Cahoone and Tomo Nakayama - Crows7. Hovvdy - So Brite8. somesurprises - High Rise9. The Sunday League - I Liked It When You Weren’t Yourself10. HOLY - Forget About Life11. Lower Dens - Galapagos12. Dan Deacon - Sat By A Tree13. The Districts - Hey Jo
NPR's From the Top showcases the music, stories, and unique humor of America's best young classical musicians.
Rank #1: Show 333 | Buffalo NY.
From Buffalo, New York this week's episode features some of the best young musicians in the country performing concerto repertoire with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of JoAnn Falletta. A 15-year-old pianist performs a frothy piano concerto movement by Beethoven, a teenage cellist, who's parents are actually players in the orchestra, performs Shostakovich ... and the Buffalo Phil plays a new work by an 18-year-old composer.
Rank #2: Show 351 | Las Vegas NV.
From Las Vegas this week's episode features a teenage piano performing a bombastic piece for two pianos by Lutoslawski, a young guitarist shares his moving story about fleeing Iran to study music in America, and a 13-year-old violinist wows the audience with Paul Nero's whimsical show piece "Hot Canary."
Live performances and conversations in which artists talk about their work, their process, and themselves. Genre-blind but open-eared. Hosted by John Schaefer.
Rank #1: Bombay Bicycle Club Finds Solace in Music
British guitar band Bombay Bicycle Club cites New York bands like LCD Soundsystem, The Strokes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs as inspiration. But since they signed to Island as teenagers more than a decade ago, they’ve run the gamut from indie-jangly-folky, then electro-based, and now growly yet melancholy guitar-based pop. Now back together after some time away, there is new hope in their riff-driven hooky sound, which is about finding solace in music. Bombay Bicycle Club joins us in the studio to preview songs from their forthcoming new record, Everything Else Has Gone Wrong. - Caryn Havlik Watch the session here:
Rank #2: American Troubadour Steve Earle Covers Texan Great Guy Clark
Watch the session here: Steve Earle has been many things – a Grammy-winning musician, a political activist, a writer, an actor. He’s also, a music fan. Specifically, he’s a fan of two late, great Texas songwriters, Townes Van Zandt, and Guy Clark. Ten years ago, he released an album called Townes, where he covered that singer’s work. Now it’s Guy Clark’s turn. Steve Earle and The Dukes have recorded a whole album of Clark’s songs – the record is called Guy, and it brings Steve Earle back to our studio.
All week, on each edition of Out of the Box, listen for songs from one of the best albums that’s just hitting stores and hear Paul Shugrue's review of that album.
Rank #1: Gary Clark Jr..
To say the Texas blues guitarist's major label debut is explosive, is an understatement. It detonates.
Rank #2: Hozier.
Five years after the release of his debut, "Wasteland Baby!" picks up where the first album left off, further defining his unique blend of rock, gospel and soul.
Every week KEXP hosts live performances from our studios and now you can take them with you. With roughly 200 performances each year, KEXP boasts an impressive line-up of guests. Go to KEXP.ORG for a list of upcoming performances. 628142
Rank #1: Orville Peck.
Everybody’s favorite masked cowboy visits Cheryl Waters in the KEXP Live Room to perform 4 songs from his breakout album, Pony. Crooning about love and loss in a way that’s entirely his own, Orville Peck can bring any listener to fall in love with country. Recorded 05/20/2019. 4 songs - Turn To Hate, Big Sky, Dead Of Night, Take You Back.Support the show.
Rank #2: IDLES.
For this year's International Clash Day celebration, KEXP traveled to London for our first-ever live broadcast from Studio 9294. British Band IDLES stopped by to perform songs during the Afternoon Show. Recorded 2/07/2019. 8 songs - Heel/heal, Queens, Faith in the City, 1040 Gotho, Television, Great, Danny Nedelko, Rottweiler.Support the show.
a weekly hour of the best live Grateful Dead music
Rank #1: Dead Show/podcast for 6/30/17.
Here we are already at the end of June.. summer is flying by and for alot of people this is the start of a big 4th of July celebration.. I decided to bring you what I consider a very good show from the summer solstice of 1989 - June 21st, 1989 from the Shoreline Ampitheater. This was originally offered as a Pay Per View broadcast so some of you may have watched it. Despite playing this first set in a hot, sunny afternoon (to accommodate East Coast viewers), I think they put on a fine performance here of first set standards.. Grateful Dead Shoreline Amphitheatre Mountain View, CA 6/21/89 One Jam [0:47] ; Hide Away [1:39] ; Touch Of Grey [6:10] ; New Minglewood Blues [7:04] ; Ramble On Rose [6:00] ; Box Of Rain [4:47] ; Dire Wolf [#3:07] ; When I Paint My Masterpiece [5:07] ; Row Jimmy [9:55] ; Cassidy [6:20] ; Deal [10:16] You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod063017.mp3 I hope you all have a very enjoyable and safe 4th of July holiday! Thanks for your financial support of the Deadpod! I really appreciate it.
Rank #2: Dead Show/podcast for 5/23/14.
I think this second set from 7/31/82 is a fitting treat for this 3 day Memorial Day weekend. This one is a real keeper.. it starts out with an incredible Scarlet ->Fire.. Jerry really takes the lead here with a number of very nice solos, each different and each wonderful to listen to.. the seque into Fire is very nicely done as well. They follow with an enteretaining reggae-esq Estimated, then a somewhat fast Eyes goes into a great Drums segment, Phil leads them out from there into a very interesting Uncle John's Band.. the Truckin' that follows has a bit of a false start but a strong finish, and this leads into the highlight of the set, a gorgeous Morning Dew.. the boys warp it up with a Saturday night and a rather anti-climatic Dough knees encore.. Still I can't imagine anyone went away displeased.. Grateful Dead Manor Downs, Austin TX,. 7/31/82 set 2: Scarlet BegoniasFire on the MountainEstimated ProphetEyes of the WorlddrumsUncle John's BandTruckin'Morning DewOne More Saturday NightDon't Ease Me In You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod052314.mp3The Deadpod is made possible through the kind financial support of my listeners. I can't thank you enough. Have a wonderful and safe holiday weekend.. and take a moment to remember the sacrifices of the Men and Women who we honor this Memorial Day.
An award-winning weekly sports magazine for the serious sports fan and the steadfast sports avoider
Rank #1: Teddy Roosevelt Vs. Baseball, Worst High School QB Ever, Sid Luckman's Family Secret.
Among all presidents in U.S. history, Theodore Roosevelt stands out for his love of sports. But apparently he didn't love baseball. This week on Only A Game, the drastic measures baseball took to woo the president to the ballpark. Also, a journalist reflects on his high school sports career ... and makes the case that he was perhaps the worst high school quarterback ever. And the story of Meyer Luckman — father of Hall of Fame QB Sid Luckman — who was convicted of murder. Join us.
Rank #2: Michigan Football Injury, Ping Pong At 73, Pro Hoops At 50.
Grant Newsome was starting at left tackle on the University of Michigan football team. Then, a single play nearly cost him his leg. Also this week on Only A Game, writer Laura Arenschield tells the story of her father, who became a competitive ping pong player in his 70s. And how Nancy Lieberman made it onto a WNBA game ... at 50 years old. Join us!
Inside Appalachia tells the stories of our people, and how they live today. Host Jessica Lilly leads us on an audio tour of our rich history, our food, our music and our culture. Watch Inside Appalachia videos Follow the Inside Appalachia podcast on Soundcloud here . Subscribe to the Inside Appalachia podcast here or click the red button below. Inside Appalachia is a production of West Virginia Public Broadcasting with help from public radio stations in Kentucky, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and West Virginia.
Rank #1: Reshaping Appalachia while Remembering the Past — from Coal Mining to Culture.
This week on Inside Appalachia, we’ll look at how our history is intertwined with our future. We’ll hear from coal miners and children about how they are reshaping Appalachia, while remembering the past. Also in this episode, we’ll hear from a woman who found recovery, and a job, after struggling with drug addiction for more than two decades. And we’ll hear from some of the miners in Harlan County, Kentucky who are protesting their employer, coal operator Blackjewel LLC. We’ll talk about what the protest says about the state of organized labor in the mines. In this episode: “Bloody Harlan” Revisited: Blackjewel Miners Draw On Labor History While Facing Uncertain Future A Growing Recovery: Food Service And Farming Jobs Provide a Path Out of Addiction Working at the Black Sheep Brick Oven Bakery W.Va. Counties Implement ‘Family Treatment Court’ Hoping to Reunify More Families National Guard Program Eyes Southern W.Va. Expansion, But One Community Remains Skeptical It’ll Come Monster
Rank #2: Ghosts, Monsters And Things That Go Bump In The Night -- Inside Appalachia.
For a few years now, an Inside Appalachia tradition is to ask listeners for a favorite ghost tale or legend. We have a lot of great storytellers here in Appalachia, and we love to celebrate that. The legends and stories in this episode aren’t fact-checked or verified. And they aren’t meant to be taken too seriously. But they do speak to something traditional for us.