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WTTS OverEasy, February 19, 2012

WTTS OverEasy, February 19, 2012

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Hard to believe they’ve been at it for 50 years now.  The Chieftains have been an institution for five decades, not just honoring tradition, but drawing common water between musical cultures as well.  The forthcoming album Voice of Ages is no exception, but the concept to celebrate their 50th anniversary is even better:  the group is essaying some traditional and trad-leaning favorites with help from the young lions of modern World Class Rock.  Among the contributors are recent Grammy winner Bon Iver, newgrass stalwarts Punch Brothers, the Low Anthem, and the Decemberists.

OverEasy host Todd Berryman will feature the new album this week on Sunday – and just to make things more interesting, he’ll have a couple of chances for you to win tickets for the Chieftains’ March 6th Palladium performance, part of their 50th anniversary tour, exclusively in the morning edition of the show.  (In other words, this is a Sunday for which you’ll want to get up early, because this is a hot, hot ticket for a rare event.)

We’ll also play a track or two from one of the bands contributing to the new Chieftains recording, with songs from the just-released Punch Brothers album Who’s Feeling Young Now?, including a rather astonishing cover of something by Radiohead (believe it or not, “Kid A”).

It’s all this week, on a packed top-to-bottom edition of Overeasy, this Sunday from 7 to 11am AND pm, on 92.3 WTTS.  

More about the forthcoming Chieftains album can be found here.

WTTS 2012 Grammy Recap

WTTS 2012 Grammy Recap

Comments Off 13 February 2012

The 2012 Grammys have come and gone, but a number of WTTS artists walked away as winners. Here is an ABC News recap of the ceremony, which included tributes to Whitney Houston and a Grammy sweep by Adele:

The following WTTS artists that had wins in this year’s ceremony:

Adele: Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop Solo Performance, Best Pop Vocal Album, Best Short Form Music Video

Foo Fighters: Best Rock Song, Best Rock Album, Best Rock Performance, Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance, Best Long Form Music Video

The Civil Wars: Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group, Best Folk Album

Alison Krauss & Union Station: Best Bluegrass Album, Best Engineered Album

Bon Iver: Best New Artist, Best Alternative Album

Paul McCartney: Best Historical Album (for Band on the Run Archive Collection Deluxe Edition)

Derek & the Dominoes: Best Surround Sound Album (Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs Deluxe Reissue)

Bruce Springsteen: Best Boxed or Limited Edition Package (Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story)

Tedeschi Trucks Band: Best Blues Album

Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse: Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group

Levon Helm: Best Americana Album

Stephen Marley: Best Reggae Album

Paul Epworth: Producer of the Year (for his work with Adele, Foster the People, and Cee-Lo Green)

The Arcade Fire: Best Recording Package (Scenes from the Suburbs)

 

WTTS Indy Underground – February 13, 2012

WTTS Indy Underground – February 13, 2012

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It seems like last year’s Grammys opened up doors for WTTS Indy Underground artists. After The Arcade Fire broke the mold, winning Album of the Year, people have seemed much more likely to elevate artists cut from the same cloth into similar positions. This week, we’ll look at some of the breakout artists with nominations at last night’s 54th edition, like Foster the People and Mumford and Sons.

Also, we’ll let you know how The Black Keys followed up last year’s 3-win haul, and provide you with anther opportunity to see The Kooks March 5th at the Deluxe at Old National Centre. All this and more, tonight at 8 on WTTS Indy Underground.

WTTS New Music Monday – February 13, 2012

WTTS New Music Monday – February 13, 2012

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This week on WTTS New Music Monday, old favorites nuzzle up next to renamed versions of more recent favorites, both more than happy to share the stage with the newest kids on the block.

Bruce Springsteen and Lyle Lovett are giving it another go around, while husband/wife pair Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks unite for Tedeschi Trucks Band, and Jack White records for the first time under his own name. All will be featured this week, alongside emerging artists Alabama Shakes, Of Monsters & Men, and 18-year old standout Zach Heckendorf.

Every week at 7pm, it’s an hour of all-new world class rock on WTTS New Music Monday.


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