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Hear Dr. John’s Collaboration with the Black Keys

Hear Dr. John’s Collaboration with the Black Keys

Comments Off 29 February 2012

The Black KeysDr. John enlisted the help of Dan Auebach of  The Black Keys to record his new album, Locked Down. Rolling Stone has a stream of “Revolution” from the album. Locked Down will be in stores on April 3rd.

WTTS Indy Underground – February 27, 2012

WTTS Indy Underground – February 27, 2012

Comments Off 27 February 2012

This week on WTTS Indy Underground, more thorough previews of the spring album’s we’re waiting for. M. Ward gets back to his solo roots April 10th. We’ll look more at A Wasteland Companion in the meantime. It’s also time to dive back into Port of Morrow, the upcoming album from The Shins. 5 years and a side project later, James Mercer has managed to build a lot of suspense for the March 20th release, helped by the slow leak of songs one at a time. You can watch the just released first video below.

Add in Cincinnati-based Heartless Bastards and their latest, and you have this week’s WTTS Indy Underground. Listen tonight at 8pm for the best from the independent music scene.

WTTS OverEasy, February 26, 2012

WTTS OverEasy, February 26, 2012

Comments Off 24 February 2012

Punch Brothers are now four albums along (if you count Chris Thile’s solo album How to Grow a Woman from the Ground, effectively the debut of the band minus one member), and their chameleon-like transformations continue on Who’s Feeling Young Now?, the newest set by the band.  In setting aside some of the more blatant fusions of classical form with bluegrass instrumentation, territory in which Chris Thile continues to work with other collaborators, Punch Brothers have found a deft way of approaching popular songforms with unusual approaches (akin to the former collection done with Nickel Creek and Toad the Wet Sprocket frontman Glen Phillips, Mutual Admiration Society).

In English, for longtime aficiandos of “new grass” music, this means that fans of ensembles like Hot Rize and New Grass Revival have a welcome album in that tradition to enjoy.  For everyone else, it’s just a damned fine rock album that happens to played on mandolins and banjos and upright basses.

Join Todd Berryman for this week’s edition of OverEasy, featuring Punch Brothers, 7 to 11am AND pm this Sunday, on 92.3 WTTS.  In the morning version ONLY, you’ll have a chance to win tickets for Bonnie Raitt and Marc Cohn, coming to Clowes Memorial Hall on May 16th!

In the past year, Punch Brothers banjoist Noam Pikelny won the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass, worth $50,000.  Steve and Noam played “Dueling Banjos” together on The Late Show with David LettermanSee the performance, and its unusual result, by going here.

More with Steve and Noam here (ending NOT 100% SAFE FOR VIEWING WITH YOUNG CHILDREN, please be advised).

Stream Bruce Springsteen’s “This Depression”

Stream Bruce Springsteen’s “This Depression”

Comments Off 24 February 2012

Bruce Springsteen is offering a stream of “This Depression” from the new album, Wrecking Ball, for 24 hours only! Springsteen will also stream the following songs on his website:

  • Feb 27:  “Wrecking Ball”
  • Feb 28:  “You’ve Got It”
  • Feb 29:  “Rocky Ground”
  • Mar 1:   “Land of Hope And Dreams”
  • Mar 2:   “We Are Alive”

Brucespringsteen.net will be streaming the album in its entirety from 12:01am EST Monday, March 5 until Tuesday March 6 at 11:59pm EST.  Until then, enjoy this new song!


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