You can’t make this stuff up – in the middle of the coronavirus crisis comes the Jewish holiday of Passover which has, at its core, the retelling of the ten plagues. This week’s Brainwaves is our special Passover episode which features snakes, frogs, blood and a Pharaoh or two (but no viruses). Music from Neko Case, Oingo Boingo, Prince, Snakefinger, TV21, the Cure, Pinback and much more. Stay healthy, stay indoors, listen to Brainwaves.
A special treat for long-time Brainwaves listeners, a “re-purposed” version of the very first Brainwaves episode to air. With a new voice-over but the same great music that started Brainwaves 8 years ago! Featuring Maya Isacowitz, the Lemonheads, Spock’s Beard, Greg Kihn, Devo, REM, The Flamin’ Groovies, Interpol, Blackfield and much more.
There’s no “Jane” in Israeli indie band Jane Bordeaux. But don’t let that set you off – they’re a lovely trio and they start off this week’s Brainwaves. Plus music from The National, Wire Train, The Paper Kites, Our Daughter’s Wedding, Joe Jackson, The Jags, Peter Gabriel, The Eels and much more.
This week’s Brainwaves takes a galloping start with a long set all about horses. Music to horse around with from the Manic Street Preachers, The Radio Dept., R.E.M., the American Music Club, George Harrison, Counting Crows, America, Ha Ha Tonka, Sufjan Stevens, plus Sparklehorse and Band of Horses. Giddyup – it’s time for Brainwaves!
Are you a fan of the surprise Netflix hit “Shtisel?” Then you’ll enjoy the opening song from this week’s Brainwaves – the theme song to that show. Plus Brainwaves keeps time with some “time” songs from Owl City, Vance Joy, the Porcupine Tree, the Stills and more. Plus a couple of Laura’s on the show (Marling and Cantrell).