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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Weekend on the Radio Recap

Every Thursday morning at 6:20 a.m. and 8:20 a.m. Sam Gallant of the Creative Alliance shares with you all the cool happenings around town on Weekend on the Radio. In case you missed a detail about a specific event, here's the list for this week.

Thursday, 10/21
  • Lamplight Premiere, Wind-Up Space 7 p.m.
  • Third Thursday Film Fest presents Cut and Run, Mina's 7 p.m.
Friday, 10/22
Saturday, 10/23
Sunday, 10/24

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Fitz and the Tantrums on Morning Sessions

Tune in at 9:20 a.m. Friday as Fitz and the Tantrums bring their dapper funk and soul to Morning Sessions. The Los Angeles-based band built its sound around keyboard and saxophone.

"The concept at the beginning was to make a big record, a wall of sound, an homage to Phil Spector, but to do it without guitars," Fitz says. They also did it without a budget, recording their debut album, Pickin' Up the Pieces, in Fitz' living room.

"We didn’t have any money and we just had a credo of trying to let the room be a part of the sound of the record," he says. The result is a DIY-approach to blue-eyed soul that will start your weekend off right.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Bob the Paper Guy's Greatest Year in the History of Rock and Roll

What was the best year in rock and roll? 

1967 saw the release of Sgt. Peppers' Lonely Hearts Club Band and Pink Floyd's debut The Piper at the Gates of Dawn. As Patrick Kapelanczyk wrote on our Facebook page,  "No contest. Monterey Pop Festival, Sgt. Pepper, and Cream . . . can't beat that!"

Prog rock lovers might pinpoint a year at the height of Jethro Tull and Yes powers. U2 broke through with Joshua Tree in 1987, and six years later Smashing Pumpkins put out Siamese Dream and Radiohead debuted with Pablo Honey. Is there any love for the aughts out there? 

At 6:20 a.m. Wednesday, Bob the Paper Guy weighs in on this week's Total Recall segment.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

CD of the Week: Mobile Chateau

Matt Costa embraces the sound of the British Invasion on his new album Mobile Chateau. It's a natural progression for an artist who broke through on the Beatle-esque piano pop of 2008's "Mr. Pitiful." 

And, new music video notwithstanding, this isn't just a case of an artist dressing up in vintage clothes of musicians past. Costa uses the 60's sound as a launching pad to develop a new take on the psychedelic era.

Matt Costa and Everest perform at the Black Cat in Washington, D.C., on November 7.