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The WTTS New Music Sampler

The WTTS New Music Sampler

13 Comments 12 May 2016

New Music Sampler Spring 2016

Featuring 11 new tracks, The WTTS New Music Sampler is now available for a limited time. Pickup your copy and enjoy these songs:

1. Moon Taxi – “All Day All Night”
2. Boy & Bear – “Where’d You Go”
3. Mudcrutch – “Trailer”
4. Sam Beam And Jesca Hoop – “Every Songbird Says”
5. Frightened Rabbit – “Get Out”
6. Fruition – “Labor Of Love”
7. Lake Street Dive – “I Don’t Care About You”
8. Mayer Hawthorne – “Love Like That”
9. Run River North – “Run Or Hide”
10. Oh Pep! – “Doctor Doctor”
11. River Matthews – “Feels Like Morning”


Pick up The WTTS New Music Sampler at Tom Wood Automotive Group dealerships during normal business hours:

  • Tom Wood Porsche and Audi – 3473 East 96th Street Indianapolis IN 46240
  • Tom Wood Ford – 3130 East 96th St. Indianapolis IN 46240
  • Tom Wood Jaguar, Land Rover and Volvo – 4620 East 96th St. Indianapolis IN 46240
  • Tom Wood Toyota and Scion – 4202 Lafayette, Rd Indianapolis IN 46254
  • Tom Wood Subaru – 3230 East 96th St. Indianapolis IN 46240
  • Tom Wood Volkswagen – 4545 East 96th St. Indianapolis, IN 46240
  • Tom Wood Lexus – 4610 East 96th St. Indianapolis, IN 46240
  • Tom Wood Nissan – 4150 East 96th St. Indianapolis, IN 46240

The WTTS New Music Sampler is available at the following business during normal business hours:

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Sullivan Hardware & Garden

6955 N. Keystone Ave.

Indianapolis, IN 46220

Available June 6th

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Kahn’s Fine Wines & Spirits

5341 N. Keystone

Indianapolis, IN 46220

Available June 6th

Carmel Arts & Design District

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The Great Frame-Up

21 1st Street

Carmel, IN 46032

Available June 13th

Karma Records

Karma Records

3802 N. High School Rd.

Indianapolis, IN 46254

21 N. Post Rd.

Indianapolis, IN 46219

3532 W. 86th St.

Indianapolis, IN 46268

Available June 27th

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Ram Restaurant & Brewery

2750 Parkside Dr.

Fishers, IN 46038

Available July 4th

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Allisonville Nursery Garden and Home

11405 Allisonville Rd.

Fishers, IN 46038

Available August 15th


Leon Bridges Interview & Concert Recap

Leon Bridges Interview & Concert Recap

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On a chilly Sunday night, December 6th, the second WTTS Christmas Can Concert took place at the Bluebird in Bloomington. Fort Worth R&B and soul artist Leon Bridges took the stage for a sold-out show. There is no need to say that he won over the hearts of the audience because it was obvious throughout the evening that he already had reached each and every one of them.

Leon Bridges is a classic old soul in a young man’s body. The 26-year-old’s gospel roots so very clearly influence his soulful music, reminiscent of the greats like Aretha Franklin, Sam Cooke, and Otis Redding. Bridges is still on the rise as he signed with Columbia Records in 2014 after having played open-mic shows around Fort Worth for some time. DJ Spikes, a local Bloomington DJ playing vintage soul and R&B records, performed a set before Bridges took the stage. WTTS DJ Rob Humphrey introduced Leon Bridges and his band, all of whom had just come from performing on NBC’s Saturday Night Live the previous evening.

The band enters dressed very professionally with somewhat of a vintage twist that creates the mood of a 1960s R&B performance. Bridges enters and looks exactly the way he sounds. From his modern-day conk haircut to his mustard tweed suit, Leon Bridges looked quite perfect on the small club stage. The sweetest of sounds boomed throughout the Bluebird that night.

Spoken like a true gentleman, his first words to the audience were “Nice to meet you.” His 7-piece band included himself and one other vocalist, a saxophone, guitar, bass, drums, and organ. Bridges took time out of the show to introduce all the band members and was sure to add compliments or a quick story of their meeting. Bridges admittedly played many songs from his album, “Coming Home” (released in June 2015) and added some new music into the mix, too.

Leon Bridges’ sound is so much more than the “soul” or “R&B” label; It’s fresh but it’s authentic, and it’s the perfect meeting of yesterday and tomorrow. If you’ve heard his vintage voice, then you know that it is effortlessly like butter. His vocal runs and exquisite vintage dance moves transport you to an entirely different place and time and it is a pleasure to be transported there. If you haven’t heard his voice…get to it.

Highlights of the night included “Better Man,” “Smooth Sailing,” “Twistin’ & Groovin’,” “Coming Home,” and “Lisa Sawyer.” He gave small introductions to many of the songs. “Twistin’ & Groovin’” was written about the night his grandfather met his grandmother. “Lisa Sawyer” was written for his mother. “Smooth Sailing” got a different kind of introduction in the form of a drum solo and the crowd really got moving. Bridges closed the set with an intimate performance of “River” in which he played electric guitar alone with his backing vocalist.

After the crowd chanted “Leon, Leon, Leon,” the guitarist enters the stage and the rest of the band gradually joins him for a three-song encore of new music. These included “Pussyfootin’,” an instantly classic love song, and “Mississippi Kisses.” “Mississippi Kisses” is an utterly groovy song that brings to mind Wilbert Harrison’s 1959 recording of “Kansas City.” During “Mississippi Kissses” Bridges instructs different parts of the crowd to go crazy in sections, and then in unison as he addresses them as “Indiana”; They did indeed go crazy for the Southern charmer for the final time that evening. Leon Bridges warmed the hearts of WTTS listeners on a chilly December evening, but that definitely won’t be the last you see of him.

Thanks to all WTTS listeners who participated in the 2015 Christmas Can Concerts by purchasing tickets and donating canned goods to Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard in Bloomington. Thanks also to Green Bean Delivery for sponsoring WTTS Christmas Can Concert efforts during this season of giving. Happy Holidays from WTTS!

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WTTS Rock On The River: The Head And The Heart

WTTS Rock On The River: The Head And The Heart

1 Comment 10 May 2016

Rock On The River 2016 Post

This summer, 92-3 WTTS is proud to present some of our very favorites of the past several years, for one important local cause. It’s the return of WTTS Rock On The River, presented by Arni’s Restaurant. This summer’s benefit stars The Head And The Heart, along with Brett Dennen and Kaleo with a portion of the proceeds donated to the Indiana Children’s Wish Fund. The show happens Monday, July 25 at the Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park.

For the past 5 years, we’ve watched The Head & The Heart blossom into household names amongst WTTS listeners (their last appearance in town was a sold-our “Rock To Read” benefit in 2013). Brett Dennen’s been coming to town since 2008. And newcomers Kaleo will be in Indy for the third time in eleven months (including a “WTTS First Experience” this past January).

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Indiana Children's Wish Fund

Portions of the proceeds will be donated to the Indiana Children’s Wish Fund. Granting wishes to Indiana children, ages 3-18, who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening or terminal illness. Every child has the right to be loved, nurtured and to reach for a dream.


 

92-3 WTTS Rock On The River is presented by Arni’s Restaurant.

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Houndmouth At Garfield Park

Houndmouth At Garfield Park

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Houndmouth

92-3 WTTS and M.O.K.B. present Houndmouth, with special guest Anderson East, Friday, June 10th at McCallister Ampitheater in Garfield Park. Tickets for this all-ages show are on sale now, and start at only twenty bucks.

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Houndmouth is one of Indiana’s most exciting live bands. Hailing from New Albany, these four friends came together after high school. Wanting nothing more than to drink beer and play the music they love, a career in music wasn’t on their mind. Shortly after forming, the four piece started to play shows in their hometown and in 2013, the band traveled to South by Southwest where they caught the ear of Geoff Travis (The head of Rough Trade). After the show he got in contact with the band and offered them a contract. Since then, Houndmouth has released two albums (From the Hills Below the City, Little Neon Limelight), played music festivals across the nation and toured the world.





Anderson East

Newcomer Anderson East grew up in Athens, Alabama. His grandfather was a Baptist preacher, his father sang in the church choir and his mother played piano. His major label debut, Delilah was released last year and titled after the biblical story of Samson and Delilah.




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