Never fear, the music is fine, but the theme is strange…literally. Songs with “strange” in the title. You’ll hear music from Supertramp, Lola Marsh, Modest Mouse, Boy and Bear, Red Sun Project, Porcupine Tree, American Music Club, Kevin Gilbert, Keane, Fine Yong Cannibals and much more. Plus a song about a flying squirrel? It could only be Brainwaves.
Brainwaves kicks off with a prog-rock set from Neal Morse and his former bandmates at Spock’s Beard. Then it’s back to indie business with Riff Cohen, Stars, The Radio Dept, Sun Tailor, Makar, Boy and Bear, Nada Surf and much more.
Some Three Dog Night to start this week’s Brainwaves – the band’s hit The Show Must Go On and a cover of Joy to the World by the Jerusalem Youth Chorus. Plus music from ELO, The Posies, Bloc Party, No-Man, David Bowie, Maya Isacowitz, Walk off the Earth, Arcade Fire, Interpol and much more.
On a brand new episode of Brainwaves A to Z, it’s bands and artists starting with the letter “P.” You’ll hear from The Psychadelic Furs, Pomplamoose, Pete Yorn, Peter Gabriel, Paper Lace, the Polyphonic Spree, the Pale Kites, Paloma, Porcupine Tree, Paul Weller and many more. Get reading for two hours of “p”-popping great indie-pop.
Lou Reed passed away 4 years ago this week. So Brainwaves remembers with a set of perfect music – one from Lou and a bunch more from other eclectic alternative artists: Smashing Pumpkins, New Order, Junkie XI (with Robert Smith), The Constellations, Hoku, Keane and Counting Crows. Plus the Lemonheads, Loquat and Lucy Schwartz. And much more.