Cause And Effect
Lightning's Girl | Thursday 7 - 9pm
What is dark matter? How do we treat ear worms? Do we have free will? Have I heard this beat before?
Every week Cause and Effect summons your inner music nerd to identify the influences of your favorite musical groups, explore their work and peers, and play new artists following in their footsteps. Lightning's Girl scours the Internet for interviews and articles, at times receives direct input from artists and labels, and relie on input from fans to develop a music show destined to be added to your weekly calendar. See a sample show below:
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Influences: Dylan, Leadbelly, Sonics, Flat Duo Jets, Screaming Lord Sutch, Led Zeppelin, Son House
Side projects / band family tree : The Upholsterers, The Raconteurs, Dead Weather, Loretta Lynn
Peers: Greenhornes, Black Keys, The Von Bondies, The Vines
Tune in every Thursday night from 7-9 for Cause and Effect!
Recent Blog Entries
6/13/13 Cause & Effect: Rory Gallagher
Tonight we celebrate the G-Man.
Tonight, JJ Explores everyone else's favorite band, THE NATIONAL. There will be beards and suits!
5/30/13 Cause and Effect - THE BREEDERS
Are you seeing double? aw just kidding! It's the Breeders! Tune in to hear JJ Go through their hellish highs and delirious lows
I'll be guest-hosting WRIR's Cause & Effect program this week on Thursday at 7 PM, a show where the host digs deep into an individual artist, a genre, a place and time -- it's like a 2-hour musical essay.
My topic for the week is Toots & The Maytals, the legendary reggae group who will be performing here in Richmond on Saturday night. More information about the gig is here:
I'll spin some of my favorite Toots tunes, a few of the artists who influenced them, many of their peers and contemporaries, some covers of songs written by Toots Hibbert, and much more. Join me if you can -- it's going to be a blast.
Oh, about the photo: that's Toots in 1975 making an in-studio appearance at Cleveland's legendary rock station WMMS, the Buzzard (aka Weed Makes Me Smile). Check out those gnarly rock DJs. And the lady next to Toots -- is that another gnarly DJ in drag? Beats me.
'Fess up! You love NOLA music...Stay tuned to hear why.