This week on Brainwaves, the swamp animals get to rock out. With some music about crocodiles and alligators from Neil Cicierega, Echo and the Bunnymen, R.E.M., Tilly and the Wall and The Beach Boys. Then we head to a party hosted by Regina Spektor and Matt Pond PA. (But who invite the Bay City Rollers?)
On the other side of the Jacob’s Ladder music festival in Israel, more only-on-Brainwaves music from last year’s extravaganza on the Sea of Galilee. With music from the Minnie Riperton of Israel (Mika Sade), Judy Antebi and Dorin Yanni who channels Of Monsters and Men. Then a slowcore set with Slowdive, Lush and Grandaddy, a then and now look at Paul Weller, and a trip to the movies with Meghan Coffee, Semisonic, Death Cab for Cutie and Matt Pond PA.
It’s that week: time for the annual Jacob’s Ladder indie, folk, blues and country music festival in Israel. So this week Brainwaves looks back at some previous festivals. With only-on-Brainwaves music from Red Sun Project, Tal Cohen Shalev, Erez Singer and the Abrams. Plus a set of monkey music from Jonathan Coulton, Counting Crows, the Beatles, the Dickies and, yes, the Monkees.
Brainwaves goes to the musicals to start this week’s show. With movie music from Frozen, Wicked and Rent. Then we take to the air with The Buzzcocks, Thomas Dolby, Radiohead, Thunderclap Newman, Giraffe and Talking Heads. Plus a Talking Heads cover by Kishi Bashi. And ending with a couple of “poker” songs.
Every few weeks, Brian goes through his music collection alphabetically. This week, Brainwaves is up to the Fs – all bands or songs starting with the sixth letter of the alphabet. Music from 5 decades of eclectic alternative indie pop including double plays from the Feelies and the Flaming Lips, plus Forest, Fuel, Feist, Field Music, Field Mice, Flash, Focus, Fotomaker, Franz Ferdinand and more.