We’re up to the letter Q in Brainwaves A to Z, the special series of the show where we play only songs or bands that begin with a certain letter of the alphabet. There were surprisingly few Q bands, so the show will focus on Q songs: including a quesadilla, a quiet little place, some quail and dumplings and a bunch of queens: Elvis, misery, savages and Denmark. (And yes, a few songs from a certain Q band called Queen…)
For the New Year, an episode with only “new” songs – that is, songs that have the word “new” in them (or bands with “new” in their name). And there sure are a bunch! Music from Paul McCartney, the Shins, Lords of the New Church, Ultravox, Orange Juice, the Rewinds, The New Seekers, Sugardrum, New Order, ELO and much more. Happy New Year from your friends at Brainwaves.
In the dark of the night, Brainwaves adds a little light, with our annual all “light” episode. Every song on this week’s show has something to do with light. Music from Arcade Fire, Starflower, Apples in Stereo, Owl City, Matt and Kim, Passenger, Bloc Party, Andrew Belle and much more. No need to sit in the dark when you have Brainwaves to tune into!
Christmas or Hanukah – they both fall in the same week this year. Which should we choose? Well, Brainwaves is broadcast out of Jerusalem, so we’re going with Hanukah. Two hours of music to highlight the festival of lights – moving from darkness to light. Music from Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Matt Pond PA, Yo La Tenga, Pink Floyd, Elvis Costello, Teenage Fanclub, Passenger, Spoon, the Smiths and much more. Light a candle, it’s Hanukah time!
It’s that time of the year, when Brainwaves eschews the talk and goes all music for two hours of great eclectic indie pop. You’ll hear Brainwaves faves like Snow Patrol, XTC, Josh Joplin, Wiretrain, We Ghosts, Bloc Party, Bram Tchaikovsky and much more more.