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This week, Brainwaves goes back to the 1970s – in covers! Some of your favorite songs from nearly five decades ago sung by modern artists, including Mathew Sweet, Pacifika, Aimee Mann, Cheap Trick, The Wallflowers, Greg Kihn, R.E.M., Ugly Kid Joe, Nada Surf, the Ramones and much more. No disco, just great eclectic alternative indie. Only on Brainwaves.

#566 —* Denotes first time aired — + is replay— *Furah Dread “Heart Is Smart” (South Africa)-Kill The Giants voice intro-*Kill The Giants w/ voice of Boris Johnson “Rule For Us” (St Albans, U.K.)-Vonamor voice intro-*Vonamor “Take Your Heart” (Rome, Italy)*Incarma f/ Elea Bockelmann “Terminal 1” (Nürnberg, Germany)-back and front announce-*The McKenzie FIX * Don’t […]

You may not be listening to Brainwaves on a Saturday, but we have Saturday songs to keep you on your toes. From the Jam, Blitzen Trapper, Sparklehorse and America. Plus double plays from the Abrams and New Musik. And to round things out, check out the Muppets song that was originally used in a soft porn movie from the 1970s!

#565 —* Denotes first time aired — + is replay— *Mexican Dogs “Run, Run, Run” (Liverpool, England)*Kin Chi Kat f/ Ashley “Seduction (Ted Nilsson Remix)” (Ukraine)-Chris Wicked voice intro-*Chris Wicked “SØRGEBÅND Remix” (Bergen, Norway)*Sudler’s Row “Galactic Gypsy” (Delaware, USA)-back and front announce- SPECIAL TRIBUTE SET by Art Garfunkel Jr. of songs by Simon & Garfunkel […]

On this week’s show, music for Valentine’s Day. “Heart” songs from Marillion and Genesis. Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers are in there, too. “Wounds and Kisses” from Israeli rockers Monika Sex. Q-Feel go dancing. And Three Dog Night gives us an Old Fashioned Love Song. All that and much more on Brainwaves!

#558 SPECIAL EDITION— René “Cool Cat” (San Francisco)-Modesty Blaise voice intro-Modesty Blaise “Natalie Vendredi” (Bristol, England)-Alissa Janine voice intro-Alissa Janine “Spätkauf Engel” (Berlin, Germany/ Thailand)-Chris Wicked voice intro-Chris Wicked “Aleine-The Sprawl Remix” (Bergen,Norway)-back and front announce-The Jet Reds “Pamela” (Northumberland, England)-Paul-Ronny Angel voice intro-Paul-Ronny Angel “2020 Pain In The Ass” (London, England)-Michael Schultz voice intro–Michael […]

It’s the Emilys this week on Brainwaves. “Emily” songs from Martha Wainright, Fool’s Garden, the Manic Street Preachers and Keane. Plus a double play from Juliana Hatfield, fun from fun. and the Beach Boys, Nada Surf covering Depeche Mode, XTC getting religious and, for our trip back to the pop 70s, one of the most maligned songs of the decade (but one which we still love). What’s the song? Tune in to find out!

#557 Best of SHE SHOW 2021— -Jessy Howe voice intro-Jesse Howe “Song For Us” (Switzerland)-Ellie M voice intro-Ellie M “R.O.C.D” (London, England)-Jihae voice intro-Jihae “Utopia” (pop version) (South Korea/ New York)-Jane and John voice intro-Jane and John “ Boing Boing” (London, England)-back and front announce-Oston “Hypocrite” (Los Angeles, CA)New Sierra “Dirty Me” (Norway)-Clemix voice intro-Clemix […]

Hanukah came early this year so it’s not quite the dead of winter, but that’s not a reason to forego the Brainwaves annual “all light” episode. Music to light up the darkness from bands you know and love (and some you don’t): Snow Patrol, Apples in Stereo, Owl City, Andrew Belle, King Harvest, Aviv Geffen, Starflower, Azure Ray, .fun and much more. Don’t let the dark get you down. Get light. This week on Brainwaves.

#556 –*Denotes first time aired–+ is replay *The Speed Of Sound “Virtual Reality” (Manchester, England)*Misha Kovar “Die Königin der Nacht” (Switzerland)-Hidden People voice intro-*Hidden People “Atteindre” (Lyon, France)-Ray Dorset/Mungo Jerry voice intro-+Mungo Jerry “Happy Happy Birthday” (2015)-back and front announce-*The Pulsebeats “(She Sings Like) Joey Ramone” (Spain/ England)*Nine Beats Collective f/ Barry Taylor “Wild World […]

This week’s Brainwaves takes us on a journey from darkness into the light in honor of the holiday of Hanukah which starts this week. But given some of the darkness in the world today, we could all use a little light, right? So, the first half of this week’s show includes all songs about the dark; the second half is music with “light” in the title. Dark Side of the Moon vs. I Saw The Light. Tune in this week and banish the shadows!

#555 —* Denotes first time aired — + is replay— *Almeeva “To All My Friends” (Gothenburg, Sweden)*No Vacancies “This Feeling” (Manchester, England)-Joan Jett voice intro-*Joan Jett and the Blackhearts “Bad Reputation” (2021 acoustic)*Dubinator f/ William S. Burroughs “Virus B-23” (U.K.)-back and front announce-*Bonnie “Tortured Sweetheart” (Switzerland)*Und Wieder Oktober “Déjà-Vu” (Rheinland, Germany)-Harry Stafford voice intro-*Inca Babies […]

On this week’s Brainwaves, a trip to the suburbs with Ben Folds, Arcade Fire, David Bowie, Kevin Gilbert and Griddle. The Monkees and ELO both ask, please “don’t bring me down.” R.E.M. has the antidote (“Get up!”) And the Rutles say, “Ouch!” It’s all coming up on this week’s show!

#554 —* Denotes first time aired — + is replay— *Electric Mary “King Of Rock n Roll” (Melbourne, Australia)*The KBCS f/ Oliver St. Louis “Pockets” (Hamburg, Germany)-Tears for Fears talk about first new song in 16 years-*Tears For Fears “The Tipping Point” London, England)-The Halo Trees voice intro-*The Halo Trees “The Admiral” (Berlin, Germany)-back and […]

“Polyamory makes me smile.”
Did we get your attention?
This week’s show isn’t about polyamory but we do have some tunes from the Polyphonic Spree to kick off the episode. Plus a set of “smile” songs from Chicago, the Flying Machine, Michael Lord, Barenaked Ladies, and The The. Plus a double play from Sean Lennon.
Get on the love train with this week’s awesome Brainwaves.

#553 —* Denotes first time aired — + is replay— *Oston “Hypocrite” (Los Angeles, CA)+Bianca Dauert “Daneben benehmen” (Rockstroh Extended Mix) (Frankfurt, Germany)-Wanda Jackson voice intro-*Wanda Jackson-Two Shots -featuring Elle King and Joan Jett+L3XDIVINE “Beautiful Confident” (Los Angeles)-back and front announce-+Charlie + Jake “She Wolves” (Bristol, England)*Neu Sierra “Dirty Me” (Norway)-Brigitte Bardini voice intro-*Brigitte Barding […]

Brainwaves heads to the moon with five “moon” songs to open the show, from Beck, Regina Spector, Blind Pilot, Lush and Shlomo Artzi. Plus music from Icona Pop, Translator, the National, the Magnetic Fields, the Electrics, the Bottles and Israeli indie poppers I Got the Hotties.

OK, Halloween was a couple of days ago, but Brainwaves isn’t missing the chance to bring you a set of music about ghosts! From the Rewinds, Simple Minds, Aimee Mann and We Ghosts. Do ghosts care what time it really is? Let’s ask Chicago and the Guess Who. But don’t get me started – we also have a set of “start” music from the Editors, The Jam, They Might be Giants and the Shirts. Boo! It’s Brainwaves.

#551 —* Denotes first time aired — + is replay— *Nathassia “Parasite” (Netherlands /London)*Dennis Bovell meets Dubblestandart “I’m No Robot” (London /Vienna)-The Supermoons voice intro-*The Supermoons “Compassion” (Edinburgh, Scotland)*Hidden People “Merci” (Lyon, France)-back and front announce-*Mr Doris & D-Funk “Cruise Control” (U.K. /Australia)*Yma “7’s & 9’s” (Cypress)-Michael Schulte voice Intro-*Michael Schulte about his song in […]

Long songs on this week’s Brainwaves. Instead of the usual three to four-minute tunes, how about musical suites that last for 10, 20 minutes or more? That’s what’s on the “long show” of Brainwaves. Long songs from 10cc, Pink Floyd, Elton John, Chicago, Arcade Fire, Spock’s Beard, the Beatles, Yes and Genesis. Rock and roll, glam, prog, pop – it’s all coming up on this week’s show.