Here come the J’s – two hours of music from bands starting with the letter “J” in this episode of Brainwaves A to Z. Check out Jason Falkner, the Jam, the Jags, Jellyfish, Jukebox the Ghost, Jenny Lewis, Josh Joplin, Josh Pyke and three Jeffs – Lynne, London and Buckley. And a first timer for Brainwaves: Jamie Reno with a special song of hope.
Is it 2019 already? Not quite, but it is the Jewish New Year, so Brainwaves is celebrating with apple, honey and New Year’s music. Including Camera Obscura, Spirit of the West, Azure Ray and the Idan Raichel Project. Plus a “yellow” set with Coldplay, Of Monsters and Men, Cribabi, Elton John and 20/20. Raise a cup and join Brainwaves this week!
It’s Brian’s birthday, so let’s start this week’s Brainwaves with some birthday songs. Elephant in the room: The Beatles. But also Altered Images, Kings of Leon, Ex Cops and String Theory. Also on the show: songs about silence from The Delgados, the Goo Goo Dolls, Thomas Dolby and the Dickies (doing a cover of Simon and Garfunkel). Plus lots more. Tune in!
A Brainwaves exclusive: an unplugged version of Matisyahu’s hit “One Day” by the artist himself, recorded in Jerusalem. Then a few other “One Day” songs by the likes of Nik Kershaw, Genesis and Asaf Avidan. Plus great music from Love Spit Love, Sharon Van Etten, ELO, the Hermit Crabs, Mates of State and much, much more.
Life in the Holy Land is not always easy. There’s too much fighting and war right in our backyard. This week’s Brainwaves addresses the elephant in the room – with music. Songs about war…and peace. From Edwin Starr, Rilo Kiley, Talking Heads, Arcade Fire, Good Old War, Nada Surf, Matisyahu and more.