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Burfday Blend


Posted 9/16/14 at 5:05 am by annagolden | 0 comments

Episode 200 !!!!!! “the creepy side of love show”

200 th show !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Posted 9/16/14 at 12:06 am by Charlie | 0 comments

Stu’s Fave # 7

We're Back! With Stu's Faves #7 in memory of my brother, Stuart McKenney, who died three years ago. He left behind an enormous collection of music, and while I love music (and like to think I know about a wide variety of musicians), most of his music is completely unfamiliar to me. It has been fun digging through and listening to it and finding new favorite bands these last few years. And I haven't even made a dent. It has also been cathartic and helped to keep Stuart's memory alive. Hope you enjoy listening!


Posted 9/15/14 at 10:03 pm by Scott Ilnicky | 0 comments

Cajun, Creole, Zydeco & Swamp Pop

Am so excited to debut a brand new release from Flat Town Music - BOOGIE IN BLACK & WHITE - Clifton Chenier & Rod Bernard - Legends in Zydeco & Swamp Pop, originally recorded in 1976 in Ville Platte, Louisiana. This show is archived for your later listening pleasure for 2 weeks. (Click "listen", scroll to LDH, click the arrow.) Thanks to everyone who helped creat the new studio through Indiegogo. For tonight's play list click "read more". For shows visit and Catch Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers at the Richmond Folk Festival 10/9-12. ZYDECO DANCE LESSON w/me Sat. 4:45pm. Allons danser!


Posted 9/15/14 at 6:36 pm by Talia | 0 comments

The Lee Show—I Have a New Hero


Posted 9/15/14 at 6:02 pm by Jay Sandusky | 0 comments

Lost Music Saloon: Sept. 15, 2014: 5-7 p.m.: Duets + Beatles

Tonight's Lost Music Saloon will focus on duets - - more specifically guy/girl, male/female, man/woman duets.  Some very new, some many decades old; some will be familiar to regular Saloon listeners, some are fairly obscure.  But all of 'em are good music!

I'll also be giving away two tickets to go see the Beatles movie 'A Hard Days Night' at the Byrd Theatre this coming weekend.

Stay tuned, and Enjoy!


Posted 9/15/14 at 3:49 pm by Garry Morse | 0 comments

Top 30 for Sep 8-14

Rank Artist Album Label
1 The New Pornographers Brill Bruisers Matador
2 Milkstains Broken Bones Bad Grrrl
3 TV on the Radio Happy Idiot [single] Harvest
4 Spoon They Want My Soul Loma Vista
5 Mirel Wagner When the Cellar Children See the Light of Day Sub Pop
6 Positive No Automatic Cars b/w Slumber Sequence 7" Negative Fun
7 Black Masala Black Masala self-released
8 Orenda Fink Blue Dream Saddle Creek
9 Love Inks EXI Republic of Music
10 Dark Horses Hail Lucid State Last Gang
11 Caroline Rose I Will Not Be Afraid Thirty Tigers
12 Beach Day Native Echoes Kanine
13 Cold Beat Over Me Crime on the Moon
14 Luluc Passerby Sub Pop
15 Ryan Adams Ryan Adams Pax Americana
16 Reigning Sound Shattered Merge
17 Ballet School The Dew Lasts An Hour Bella Union
18 Eternal Summers The Drop Beneath Kanine
19 Death From Above 1979 The Physical World Warner Bros. / Last Gang
20 J Mascis Tied to a Star Sub Pop
21 Jungle Fire Tropicoso Nacional
22 Protomartyr Under Color of Official Right Hardly Art
23 Landlady Upright Behavior Hometapes
24 The Muffs Whoop Dee Doo Burger
25 Smoove & Turrell Broken Toys Jalapeno
26 Interpol El Pintor Matador
27 Hiss Golden Messenger Lateness of Dancers Merge
28 Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas Secret Evil Instant
29 Sinkane Mean Love DFA
30 Gemma Ray Milk For Your Motors Bronze Rat


Posted 9/15/14 at 8:00 am by Anna C. | 0 comments

Monday Breakfast Blend: September 15, 2014

It's my birthday. I have no birthday songs, just a bunch of awesome ladies making your Monday morning suck less.

Mom & me


Posted 9/15/14 at 5:00 am by Anna C. | 0 comments

FINDS FINDS FINDS (For Real This Time!)

That mix of stuff I've found lately that I meant to play last week but didn't get to as well as some stuff I picked up and stumbled across this week!


Posted 9/14/14 at 11:56 pm by sean | 0 comments

Back on the scene bumpin’ some cosmic jazz… it’s Mikemetic!!!


Posted 9/14/14 at 10:07 pm by Mikemetic | 0 comments

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