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Free Download Of The Week: Chet Faker

Free Download Of The Week: Chet Faker

No Comments 29 October 2014

Chet Faker
Chet Faker (born Nicholas James Murphy) is an Australian electronica musician. In 2012 he signed to Downtown Records in the United States and issued an extended play, Thinking in Textures. That October he won “Breakthrough Artist of the Year” and Thinking in Textures won “Best Independent Single/EP” at the Australian Independent Records Awards. In January 2013 the work won “Best Independent Release” at the Rolling Stone Australia Awards for 2012. His debut album Built on Glass was released in April via Future Classic/Downtown. Download “Gold” from Built on Glass and learn more about Chet Faker at his Official Website, “Like” him on Facebook, and follow him on Twitter.

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World Class Rock Week-In-Review: 10/29/14

World Class Rock Week-In-Review: 10/29/14

No Comments 29 October 2014

Jack Bruce (center) with Cream in 1967

Jack Bruce (center) with Cream in 1967

News
  • Former Cream bassist Jack Bruce dies at 71 (NME)
  • Listen to “For Jack,” Eric Clapton’s tribute to Jack Bruce (Stereogum)
  • Pink Floyd share more new Endless River music (UCR)
  • David Gilmour to release new solo album in 2015, plans to tour (CoS)
  • Prince will jam for 8 minutes straight this weekend on SNL (Paste)
  • Foo Fighters celebrate “The Feast and the Famine” at home in D.C. (SPIN)
  • Death Cab For Cutie draw “a line in the sand” without Chris Walla (Rolling Stone)
  • Sting and his The Last Ship cast prep for Broadway opening (Billboard)
  • The Decemberists’ Colin Meloy busks in Brooklyn to announce new album (Pitchfork)
  • Michael Stipe publishes blog on the 20th anniversary of coming out as “queer” (NME)
  • San Antonio plans $100M museum named after Phil Collins (Stereogum)
  • Dean Fertita joins Jack White’s touring band (CoS)
  • Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” voted ultimate pick-me-up song (UCR)
  • Imagine Dragons release bombastic new song from upcoming album (SPIN)
  • Paul McCartney shares songwriting secrets in college lecture (Rolling Stone)
  • Watch Chris Cornell join Pearl Jam for Temple Of The Dog reunion (Paste)
  • Herbie Hancock honored at jazz benefit concert at Apollo (Billboard)
  • Soundgarden announce Echo of Miles rarities collection (Pitchfork)
  • John Cale marks anniversary of Lou Reed’s death with video (NME)
  • Zoomed-out views of classic album covers (Stereogum)
  • Hear Johnny Winter’s bluesy final recording “Death Letter” (Rolling Stone)
  • Apple reportedly to fold Beats Music into iTunes (SPIN)
  • Rolling Stones announce $5,000 signed photo book (UCR)
  • British voters say Pet Shop Boys had the best cover song of all time (A.V. Club)
  • Max Weinberg reunites with Conan O’Brien (CoS)
  • My Morning Jacket cover Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land” (Pitchfork)
  • Handwritten John Lennon letter sells for $28,000 at auction (Rolling Stone)
  • Johnny Cash’s son John Carter Cash arrested in Canada (Billboard)
  • Liam Gallagher says Beady Eye are “no longer” (NME)
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Foo Fighters on 60 Minutes

Wilco – “A Magazine Called Sunset” (Fallon)

Ten Second Songs: Michael Jackson – “Thriller”

OK Go – “I Won’t Let You Down” (Official Video)

Oh My Disney – “Counting Scars” (OneRepublic Parody)

Collector’s Edition Vol. 20

Collector’s Edition Vol. 20

No Comments 27 October 2014

2014 Collectors Art

Congratulations to Megan Catellier for designing the winning cover art!

Featuring exclusive live recordings and rarities, the WTTS Collector’s Edition CD has been a holiday staple since 1995. The project is a philanthropic cause that has raised tens of thousands of dollars for worthwhile local charities in Indianapolis and Bloomington.

This year’s Volume 20 release features 11 tracks from Sun King Studio 92 and a very special one from the Lawn at White River State Park. Featured artists include The Head And The Heart, Ingrid Michaelson, Spoon, David Gray, Toad The Wet Sprocket and more!

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Purchase Locations

Purchase your copy starting Saturday, November 8th at Jockamo Upper Crust Pizza, Kahn’s Fine Wines & Spirits, and Sun King Brewing, along with Amazon.com. As always, proceeds will benefit Rock To Read and Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard.


Jockamo Upper Crust Pizza

Irvington
5646 E. Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46219
Greenwood
401 Market Plaza
Greenwood, IN 46142

 

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Kahn’s Fine Wines & Spirits
5341 N. Keystone
Indianapolis, IN 46220

 

Sun King Brewery
Sun King Brewing
135 N. College Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Release Party

Want to get the CD a little early? Your first chance to pick it up will be Friday, November 7th during a special Collector’s Edition Release Party at The Rathskeller. We’ll have live music on hand from Knox Hamilton, Lee DeWyze, and Scarletta. Doors open at 6, with music at 6:30. The party is open to the public but 92-3 VIPs can register to win a spot in a special VIP section at the concert. Click here to learn more.

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The Rathskeller
401 East Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN

WTTS Indy Underground: October 27, 2014

WTTS Indy Underground: October 27, 2014

No Comments 27 October 2014

Sleater Kinney

Sleater-Kinney

Join Laura Duncan Monday Nights at 8 and Saturday Nights at 9 for the best from the independent world of music on WTTS Indy Underground. This week…

Sleater-Kinney – “Bury Our Friends” (Feat. Miranda July)

Thurston Moore – “The Best Day”


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