This week on Brainwaves, a set of “need” songs and then one about animals. Because who doesn’t need a comfort pet during a pandemic? Need music from Edie Carey, Elton John, America and Ed Sheeran. Animal songs from Pink Floyd, Neon Trees, Shy Nobleman and Grandaddy. Two hours of eclectic alternative radio.
Cheap Star rules! One of Brainwaves’ favorite bands kicks off this week’s show. Plus Cheap Star influences: Teenage Fanclub, the Posies, Nada Surf and Ken Stringfellow. Then get set for a trip around the solar system with music about Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune from Paul McCartney, Train, Blackfield, M. Ward and R.E.M.
Sometimes you just wanna hear the music and not the DJ. So this week on Brainwaves, it’s a “more music less talk” episode. Music from Lush, the Cure, Phillip Glass, the Polyphonic Spree, Dubstar, ELO, Azure Ray and much more. Don’t hang the DJ, just leave him alone!
One last look back at the now-defunct spring edition of the Jacob’s Ladder music festival in Israel, for a decade our favorite weekend of the year. Israeli indie music on this week’s episode from Old Man River, Maya Johanna, Jane Bordeaux and Lola Marsh. Plus two more Lolas from The Stills and The Kinks. And don’t miss our fish set with music from Radiohead, Elton John, Sun Kil Moon, New Musik, Blitzen Trapper and Brainwaves favorites Nada Surf!
On the 25th anniversary of the death pf Kevin Gilbert, Brainwaves remembers the talented pop/progressive rocker who left us at just 29 years old. Music from Gilbert’s bands Toy Matinee and Giraffe plus two solo tunes. Then it’s a “mother” set for Mother’s Day (OK, that was last week) including The Durutti Column, Peter Gabriel, Kaki King, Natalie Merchant, Sparks, Daft Punk, Paul Simon and more.