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we will get the show started tonight with new music from pig and dismantled!

plus, i will be playing a whole bunch of other songs you should like too, including your requests (which you should also like)!

upcoming shows:

echo & the bunnymen on september 9th @ 9:30 club, washington, d.c.
pig, en esch, peter turns pirate on september 11th @ fallout, richmond, va
youth code w/container, mutwawa, r-complex on september 12th @ strange matter, richmond, va
angelspit, die sektor, the dead room on september 17th @ recessions, washington, d.c.
the cult w/the new regime on september 18th @ the norva, norfolk, va
electric six w/in the whale on october 2nd @ the black cat, washington, d.c.
the legendary pink dots w/orbit service on october 3rd @ the black cat, washington, d.c.
the faint w/gang of four on october 8th @ 9:30 club, washington, d.c.
crystal castles on october 8th @ the black cat, washington d.c.

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Over the Edge  facebook squareAfter two weeks of Latino musical obscurities (and yes I will admit some really good Gringo poseurs), this week I tried to yank the wheel to the middle of the musical road, with a show of what was intended to be more typical “Amurikan”  pop type tunes.  But nothing is simple or predictable in the land of OTEOPN, so expect unexpected but perfectly perfect segues, mashups, confluences  and surprises.  While you won’t necessarily hear them in the show, all of the following had a hand in the outcome of tonight’s playlist:  rain on the Rugby tin roof, Butch Vig’s first band (trivia question anyone), Bugs Bunny cartoons,  a 19 year old’s road rage, werewolves, Norah Jones’ step sister, Michael Jackson, and Bikini Kill.  Enjoy. DJ Otto JD.

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Anna G. here again for Will A. Get ready to rock!
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Ian & Sylvia from the way back machine!

Went through a bunch of compilation releases to put together today’s show.

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Get pumped!!! This morning I’m playing the soundtrack of success – triumph and “you can do it”-ness.

Set list below 🙂


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Hey Listeners,

It’s the dog days of summer. My fall calendar is filling up fast. Tonight though just sit back and relax and enjoy my selection – chosen with care for each and every one of you.

Giving away tickets to see Matisyahu at The Broadberry during the first hour.

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Here again with another LA/NOLA mix of great sounds from the greatest music state in the USA! Thanks for checking it out … and hope you enjoy the show!

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For the past few weeks here in the Saloon I’ve been sharing some songs in certain categories that are sometimes thought to be atypical of alt-country or Americana, but that actually fit that genre very comfortably. A couple of weeks ago I took a look at “speaking songs” – – talking blues; country-rap; cowboy poetry, and other music that used spoken words (or nearly spoken words) as all or part of the song. Last week it was “ebony twang” or “Afro-Americana” – – black artists who fit underneath the alt-country/Americana musical umbrella. Today I’ll concentrate on some of the female artists who fit those styles, because that music is often thought of as being overwhelmingly male-dominated. By sheer numbers that may be true, but focusing on quality reveals that women artists are fully capable of standing toe-to-toe with the men. I’ll be casting a wide net, both timewise and stylistically, in order to try to capture as many styles as I reasonably can in two short hours. Listen in, and enjoy!

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Rank Artist Album Label
1 Hank & Cupcakes Cheap Thrill self-released
2 Mitski Puberty 2 Dead Oceans
3 BAT Wings of Chains Hells Headbangers
4 Avers Omega/Whatever EggHunt
5 Get in the Car Get in the Car self-released
6 Pete Curry Doin’ Nothin’ Crystal Pistol
7 Father John Misty Real Love Baby [single] Sub Pop
8 Slow Club One Day All of This Won’t Matter Anymore Moshi Moshi
9 Martha Blisters in the Pit of My Heart Dirtnap
10 Lydia Loveless Real Bloodshot
11 Whitney Light Upon The Lake Secretly Canadian
12 The Julie Ruin Hit Reset Sub Pop
13 MOURN Ha, Ha, He. Captured Tracks
14 Dinosaur Jr. Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not Jagjaguwar
15 Summer Cannibals Full of It Kill Rock Stars
16 Steve Gunn Eyes on the Lines Matador
17 Honey Radar Blank Cartoon What’s Your Rupture?
18 Puro Instinct Autodrama Manifesto
19 Thee Oh Sees A Weird Exits Castle Face
20 Wilco If I Ever Was a Child [single] dBpm / Anti-
21 Thalia Zedek Band Eve Thrill Jockey
22 The Smoking Trees The Archer and the Bull Burger
23 Whyte Horses Pop or Not CRC
24 Moonwalks In Light (the Scales in the Frame) self-released
25 Blood Orange Freetown Sound Domino
26 Anthony D’Amato Cold Snap New West
27 Japanese Breakfast Psychopomp Dead Oceans
28 Ali Beletic Legends of These Lands Left to Live Lightning
29 Jay Som I Think You’re Alright b/w Rush Fat Possum
30 Earth Heart Homesick self-released

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I’m going to pretend that the summer break isn’t over. No no no no no. Too many things on my “summer to-do” list are not yet crossed off.

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