Is it raining where you’re listening? It is here outside the Brainwaves studio. Which means it’s time for a “rain” show – 2 hours of music all about rain. With Mat Kearney, Counting Crows, Madness, Spoon, R.E.M., Supertramp, Orphaned Land, Coldplay, Tilly and the Wall, Boy & Bear and finishing by raining down some men with the Weather Girls. No need to get wet IRL. Brainwaves this week has got your umbrella.
Lots of women artists on this week’s Brainwaves. From the bubblegum pop of Annemarie to the laid-back vibe of The Innocence Mission to alt-pop from Feist and Regina Spektor, we’ve got you covered. Plus a set of songs about women from Alice Cooper, John Lennon and ELO. And last (but certainly not least), the incomparable Nina Hagen!
Brainwaves takes you on a road trip through the months of February until November. Catch the Good Mornings, Pete Yorn, Lucy Schwartz, Sufjan Stevens, Shlomo Artzi, Counting Crows, The Shins, Earth Wind & Fire, Green Day, U2, The National and Azure Ray. (Thanks Niv Kaikov for launching our musical road trip!)
In the mood for some Juliana Hatfield? Brainwaves has a triple play to start this week’s episode. Plus music from The Paper Kites, Weezer, Joy Division, Grandaddy, The Monochrome Set, Old 97s, Keane, Spoon and so much more.
There’s a quartet of “red” bands on this week’s Brainwaves (Red House Painters, Red Letter Agent, Red Sun Project and Redneck Girlfriend) and six songs saying “goodbye” from the likes of Lobo, Squeeze, Steam, the Bats, Jeff Buckley and Supertramp. Plus a couple of rarely played Genesis songs and Nina Hagen!