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Album of the Week Sept 18, 2014, 6PM - BRAND NEW "Deja Entendu"

JUSTIN COX is your host for this week. Brand New is an alternative rock band from Long Island, New York. Formed in 2000, the band currently consists of vocalist/guitarist/lyricist Jesse Lacey, guitarist/vocalist/lyricist Vincent Accardi, bassist Garrett Tierney, and drummer Brian Lane.

In the late 1990s, Jesse Lacey, Garrett Tierney, and Brian Lane were all members of the band The Rookie Lot. They eventually split off from the other members of the group, and in 2000 formed Brand New in Merrick, New York.The band signed to Triple Crown Records and in 2001 released their debut studio album, Your Favorite Weapon. Their second album, Deja Entendu, was released in 2003 and marked a stylistic change for the band. The album's first two singles, "The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows" and "Sic Transit Gloria... Glory Fades", both received airplay on MTV2 and Fuse TV, entering the top 40 on the United Kingdom Singles Chart. Deja Entendu was eventually certified gold in the United States.

Listening Lyrics Sept 19, 2014, with CASEY GROAT 4PM

Sometimes young talent needs a little polishing, but in the case of singer/songwriter CASEY GROAT he comes to us with a shine that begs to be heard. Casey enjoys a natural stage presence along with the tunes that he crafts. Picking away at his guitar shows us that young talent is worth more then a listen but worth our attention.

Join me for an hour with Casey.

Visit Casey at http://caseygroat.bandcamp.com

New VINYL SHOW coming soon to KDRT - "DEAD WAX"

Dead Wax is a compression-free zone! Dust-off your tubes and fire up your loudspeakers, or plug in your DAC and favorite cans for a little audiophile sound. The lava lamp will be flowing during this vinyl-centric show as we feature a mix of vintage vinyl, audiophile-approved reissues, and modern artists. Everything from Blues and Jazz to Classic Rock and Americana! We'll discuss local concerts and celebrate analog sound as we squeeze every drop from our favorite artists.

Stream recorded shows from our website or sync-up our RSS in your podcast player so you never miss a beat. If you don't know what any of this means, don't worry! Just tune in to our show live every Wednesday @ 5 PM as we explore an hour of a fun, eclectic blend of music lost from commercial radio programs.

WHAT IS DEAD WAX? WHAT IS DEAD WAX? WHAT IS DEAD WAX? WHAT IS DEAD WAX?

Dead Wax is the area on vinyl records between the last 'band'/track on the record and the label, varies greatly from one record company to the other, regarding value as well as quantity of useful information. The dead wax data on the products of smaller labels are often written manually; i.e., by hand.

Album of the Week Sept 11, 2014, 6PM - SPOON "They Want My Soul"

Sara is your host this week and her album is by SPOON. SPOON was formed in late 1993 by the lead singer and guitarist Britt Daniel and the drummer Jim Eno, after the two met as members of The Alien Beats. The name Spoon was chosen to honor the 1970s German avant-garde band Can, whose hit song "Spoon" was the theme song to the 1985 movie Das Messer aka Jagged Edge in the United States. Eno describes Spoon's music as "psychedelic."

Listening Lyrics Sept 12, 2014, with ELIZA GILKYSON 4PM

Eliza Gilkyson is a politically minded, poetically gifted singer-songwriter who has become one of the most respected musicians in folk and Americana music circles.  The daughter of legendary songwriter Terry Gilkyson, Eliza entered the music world as a teenager, recording demos for her father.  Since then she has released 20 recordings of her own, and her songs have been covered by such notables as Joan Baez, Bob Geldof, Tom Rush and Rosanne Cash. 

 

Live in the Loam presents DICK DIVER, Monday Sept 22, 2014, 4:00PM

KDRT's POP UP show "Live in the Loam" is thrilled to have this very talented Australian band visit us in the studio. Melbourne deep-pop thinkers Dick Diver triumphed in 2013 with second album Calendar Days, the follow-up to 2011 debut New Start Again. Warm, wide, and inviting, Calendar Days is a magnificent Australian pop album, hailed as one of the year’s finest.

Live in the Loam presents COLIN GILMORE Thursday 9/11/14 at 4:30PM

KDRT will host a live in-studio appearance with Colin Gilmore. Colin grew up in Lubbock, Texas, spending many nights as a child in nightclubs like Stubbs, where he witnessed songwriters like Joe Ely, Terry Allen, and his own father, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, bring the stage to life. He developed a taste for Buddy Holly, Townes Van Zandt, and bands like The Clash and The Pogues. For 13 years, Colin has been informed by these observations, writing songs and playing under his own name. 

 

His last album Goodnight Lane won fans across the world and critical acclaim, including 4-star reviews in Mojo and Uncut. The songwriting style he is creating has developed at its own pace and has emphasized uniqueness and truth above immediate public response. His star quality, both in live performances and songwriting, is understated but real. And he's just getting started. 

 

KDRT presents Hawaii's Masters of the Slack Key Guitar FRIDAY SEPT. 12, 3PM

Live in the studio with host Beth Post, these three masters, featured regularly at the renowned “Slack Key Show” on Maui, bring Hawai‘i’s unique folk styles, with origins in the early 19th-century Hawaiian paniolo (cowboy) culture, to 21st-century stages. They themselves grew up in areas so rural, without electricity, radio, or TV, that they were immersed in Hawaiian music and culture from childhood.

Album of the Week Sept 4, 2014,(6:00PM) DAVID BOWIE "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars"

For my first AotW selection, I'll be playing David Bowie's The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. I have the original vinyl that I'd like to play, but I need to make sure we can get through it without putting a penny on the needle - I've not treated this original pressing very well over the years. I'll have a digital version as well, just in case.
One can read all about the album on Wikipedia and I'm not going to go into a ton of detail about the origin, the history or any of those details. I chose the album because it was really the first album I can remember playing as an album - wearing headphones and listening from start to finish. And then doing it again. I have my favorite songs on the album, to be sure, but it's really the album as a whole that is a work of art.
Your host this week is MATT BLAKE

Listening Lyrics Sept 5, 2014 with NAT LEFKOFF

Nat LEFKOFF will be visiting LISTENING LYRICS for the second time, and rightfully so. Nat is an American singer/songwriter from Northern California, currently residing in Washington state. Nat brings with him not only his great writing capability but also a voice that compliments his lyrics. A voice that shares its soul is rare, and Nat does share it with us. It's a complete package that makes you want to hear more. Nat is also full of enthusiasm about his life, and we are ready to hear all about it.