Going back to 1983 to start this week’s Brainwaves with two songs from Boston-based Boys Life. Plus music from the Psychedelic Furs, Wake Owl, Prince, Elbow, Mike Oldfield, Pete Yorn, Genesis, Big Star, Paul Revere and the Raiders and more. Is that eclectic enough for ya?
Brainwaves A to Z reaches the “K”s this week with 2 hours of eclectic alternative indie K music. First up, “K” bands like Kishi Bashi, Kate Bush, Katrina and the Waves, Klaatu, Kaveret , Keane, Kaleo, Kurt Vile, the Kopters and the Kooks. Then some “K” songs from Queen, Arcade Fire, Passenger, American Music Club and Deaf School. Finishing up with a klassic from Kook and the Gang.
Did Owl City steal Marshall Crenshaw’s riff for “When will I see you again?” They’re both great songs. That plus lots more on this week’s Brainwaves. Including music from It Bites, Calexico, Vampire Weekend, the Bats, Cloud Cult, Cloud Room, Teenage Fanclub, the New Models and much more.
Brainwaves crosses a few bridges (none too far, we hope) this week. Bridge music from Rose Melberg, Pink Floyd, Boy & Bear, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and 70s one-hit wonder the Mike Curb Congregation. Plus music from the Replacements, the New Pornographers, Young the Giant, Malo and Kishi Bashi.
Who’s the fool? You’re the fool…if you don’t know Fool’s Garden (the band). One of my favorite discoveries, this week’s Brainwaves starts with three songs from the German ban. Then remember Martha? She’ll paint your heart with muffins. Plus music from Cribabi, Red Meadow, the Stills and 4 Kings – Leon, Charles, Crimson and Harvest.