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.
It’s a brand new Brainwaves with songs from bands that begin with the letter “H.” And this week’s show leans heavily on the indie pop – not a progressive rocker in the episode’s 34 songs. You’ll hear music from Heavy Sleeper, the Humbugs, the Hangabouts, Ha Ha Tonka, Heaven 17, the Head and the Heart, the Human League, Hozier, Harper Simon, Hole and much more. Hey hey, my my, don’t you go anywhere!