Brainwaves throws a few monkey wrenches in your direction this week, with a “monkey” set featuring Two Loons for Tea, Counting Crows and Balkan Beat Box. Plus two songs with the same name from R.E.M. and Taxi Taxi. (Hint: have you found your way yet?) Pirates, tractors and giants, too. All on this week’s show.
Three songs from 60s pop stars The Zombies – including one from their 2015 album, “Still Got That Hunger.” Plus music from Zombie Rod Argent and lots more: Talking Heads, Lemonheads, Belle & Sebastian, Jenny Lewis, Shortstraw, Juliana Hatfield and Puppets of Castro.
Songs about the army, about dreamers, and about Army Dreamers (thanks Kate Bush!) on this week’s Brainwaves. Music from Ben Folds, Gomez, Guster, Chvches, Mission of Burma and Carl Douglas in the army set. Cheap Trick, New Order, Ra Ra Riot, Fool’s Garden, Echosmith and Local Natives in the dream set. And much more. Don’t fall asleep, this show rocks!
Brainwaves A to Z is back. This week, we’re up to the “R”s. Two hours of eclectic alternative indie from bands beginning with the letter “R.” You’ll hear R.E.M., the Records, the Radio Dept, Red Letter Agent, Ratatat, the Ramones, Rilo Kiley, Rennaissance, Ride, the Replacements, Radiohead and two Rami’s – Kleinstein and Fortis. Plus a long-lost radio commercial from 1972 for the Raspberries. Get revved up to rock the “R”s.
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.