Author: Brian Blum
The Israeli indie band Red Meadow kicks off two hours of eclectic alternative indie on Brainwaves this week. Plus music from Socalled, Assaf Avidan, Interpol, the Hoovers, String Theory, Young the Giant and much more. The meadow always has the best music!
Brainwaves A to Z is back with the “U” show – all bands and songs beginning with the letter “U.” You’ll hear U2, Usher, Utopia, Ultravox, the Undertones and the Undisputed Truth. Plus “U” songs from R.E.M., Talking Heads, Neon Trees, Death Cab for Cutie, Eels, Matthew Sweet, the War on Drugs, Thirteen Senses and much more. It’s all about “U.”
It’s a Brainwaves tradition: Every year for the Jewish holiday of Purim, it’s two hours of happy music. And boy do we need that now! Tap your toes and get your grin on for music from Bobby McFerrin, Kaki King, Elliott Smith, Three Dog Night, Walk off the Earth, the Turtles, Nada Surf, Talking Heads and much more.
No, Brian doesn’t have a girlfriend (he’s happily married for 32 years). But Brainwaves this week does have a few girlfriend songs from Shy Nobleman, The Three O’clock, Talking Heads, Matthew Sweet and the Smiths. Plus music from Sum Sum, The Bongos, R.E.M., Peter Buck, Said the Whale and Rani & Eiland.
There’s so much great music in this week’s Brainwaves, we had to call it a “gold rush.” Seven “golden” songs from Looking Glass, 10,000 Maniacs, Ed Sheeran, Mates of State, the Stranglers, Snow Patrol and Golden Earring. Plus a set of crying music from Gomez, Said Cleeves, Victor Malloy and John Fullbright.