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Live From Hangout

Live From Hangout

No Comments 14 May 2015


Experience the Hangout Music Festival, all weekend from Gulf Shores, AL. We’ll be posting backstage interviews and performances, along with live streaming video from festival performances. WTTS’ Hangout coverage is powered by Financial Center.

Listen to a backstage interview with Spoon.

Listen to a backstage interview with Trampled by Turtles.

Listen to a backstage interview with Zella Day. She also performs “Hypnotic” and her new song “High.”

Listen to a backstage interview with Joywave.

Off a fantastic performance hear a backstage interview with Jenny Lewis.

Hear Umphrey’s Mcgee perform “Similar Skin” “Ringo” and have a backstage interview.

Listen to Deap Valley play “Reflection” backstage.

Backstage interview with Dirty heads.

Hear Dirty Heads perform “Sound Of Change” backstage at Hangout Fest.

Houndmouth did a live performance of “Sedona” backstage.

Listen to an interview with Stand of Oaks where he performs “Goshen 97,” “Plymouth,” and “Shutin” backstage.

Hear Elle King in a backstage interview.

Xavier Rudd backstage at Hangout Fest for an interview and performance.

Listen to a backstage interview with My Morning Jacket.

Hear a backstage interview with Kopecky.

Backstage interview with Drive By Truckers.

Hear a backstage interview with The Word. Comprised of Robert Randolph, John Medeski, and all three members of North Mississippi Allstars.

Listen to a backstage interview with Vance Joy.

Hear Frank Turner backstage at Hangout Fest.

Robert DeLong stopped by backstage for an interview.

Free Download Of The Week: Calexico

Free Download Of The Week: Calexico

No Comments 13 May 2015


Wavering on the boarder of light and dark is Calexico’s eighth studio album, Edge Of The Sun.  The writing process began when Joey Burns and John Convertino traveled to Mexico City.  Embracing the Mexican culture, the two quickly discovered inspiration during their ten day visit.  Upon returning to Tucson, AZ they invited friends to help record, including Ben Bridwell (Band of Horses), Sam Beam (Iron & Wine), and Neko Case.  “All in all, this album is about pushing through the blue to brighter days,” Burns said.  “Calexico has always had that element of hope, going back and forth between a positive outlook and embracing desperate or dark themes that I think we all share.”  Download “Falling From The Sky” off Edge Of The Sun and learn more about Calexico at their Official Website, “Like” them on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter.


Free Download WTTS Widget Calexico


World Class Rock Week-In-Review: 5/13/15

World Class Rock Week-In-Review: 5/13/15

No Comments 13 May 2015

Sam Smith

Sam Smith

  • Sam Smith to undergo vocal cord surgery following hemorrhage (Rolling Stone)
  • Tame Impala release new song, more album details (Paste)
  • Dawes share rolling new single “Right on Time” (CoS)
  • Kurt Cobain album details revealed in new Brett Morgen interview (Billboard)
  • Paul McCartney played a graduation party with a local band (UCR)
  • Frank Turner names new album “Positive Songs For Negative People” (NME)
  • Lana Del Rey premieres new song, “Serial Killer,” on first Endless Summer show (Spin)
  • Strokes Guitarist Albert Hammond Jr announces solo album (Pitchfork)
  • Thom Yorke’s face is helping solve male sexual problems in Iran (A.V. Club)
  • B.B. King’s family, manager fight for control of ailing Bluesman’s affairs (Rolling Stone)
  • Listen to a new Sharon Van Etten Track, “Just Like Blood” (Paste)
  • Jeff Beck shares first studio recording in five years, “Tribal” (CoS)
  • Amy Winehouse Documentary releases first official clip (Billboard)
  • Led Zeppelin’s copyright lawsuit is going to California (UCR)
  • Metric share first new song in three years called “The Shade” (NME)
  • First Aid Kit treat Letterman to nostalgic cover of Simon and Garfunkel’s “America” (Spin)
  • James Murphy is opening a wine bar in Williamsburg (Pitchfork)
  • Arcade Fire is opening a Haitian restaurant that is also an “art project” (A.V. Club)
  • Watch Dave Matthews Band debut new song in final Letterman set (Rolling Stone)
  • Prince to headline “Rally 4 Peace” event in Baltimore (Paste)
  • The first-ever Amazon review of The White Stripes is something to behold (CoS)
  • Jim Morrison fans campaign to save singer’s home (Billboard)
  • Maroon 5’s Adam Levine pelted with sugar bomb at fan signing (NME)
  • Best Coast are “Feeling OK” and sounding great on Conan (Spin)
  • Rolling Stones reveal details for Live at Leeds release (UCR)
  • White Reaper shares “I Don’t Think She Cares” (Stereogum)
  • Nate Ruess braves “Great Big Storm” in melancholic new song (Rolling Stone)
  • See newly unearthed photos from Nirvana’s Nevermind promo shoot (CoS)
  • Elliott Smith documentary chronicles late singer’s musical journey (Billboard)
  • Calexico continues to care for a big, gross worm in “Open Book” video (Pitchfork)


Florence and the Machine – “What Kind Of Man” (SNL)

Børns> – “Electric Love”

Of Monsters and Men – “Crystals”

Courtney Barnett – “Dead Fox”

Mumford & Sons – “Believe” (Letterman)


The WTTS Indy Eleven New Music Sampler

The WTTS Indy Eleven New Music Sampler

7 Comments 11 May 2015

WTTS New Music Sampler

Spring has sprung and WTTS has new music for you. The WTTS Indy Eleven New Music Sampler is available for a limited time and features 14 artist we think you should know.

1. JD McPherson – “Head Over Heels”
2. Scars On 45 – “Take You Home”
3. Jenny Lewis – “She’s Not Me”
4. JJ Grey & Mofro – “Every Minute”
5. Freddy Jones Band – “Those Diamonds”
6. Elle King – “Ex’s and Oh’s”
7. Father John Misty – “True Affection”
8. Good Old War – “Tell Me What You Want From Me”
9. The Temperance Movement – “Take It Back”
10. Kodaline – “Ready”
11. Damien Rice – “It Takes A Lot To Know A Man”
12. Beth Hart – “Mechanical Heart”
13. The Weepies – “No Trouble”
14. Blackberry Smoke – “No Way Back To Eden”


Pick up the Sampler at the following Tom Wood Automotive Group dealerships. Visit them during normal business hours for a copy of the CD:

  • 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

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