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Thursday, March 10, 2011

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

All Weekend Long:

Friday, 3/11

Saturday, 3/12

Sunday, 3/13

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Get Between the Grooves With Ivan and Alyosha

The songs on Seattle quintet Ivan and Alyosha's new EP Fathers Be Kind both question and embrace faith.  That's not unexpected since the band is named after two sibling characters in a Dostoevsky novel who are on both sides of the spiritual spectrum.

They've combined religious themes with rich harmonies and punchy melodies that result in a delightful discovery for 2011.

Catch Ivan and Alyosha on this week's Between the Grooves, Thursday at 2pm.

Monday, March 7, 2011

CD of the Week: Listen to The Damnwells

Perseverance pays off on their new fan-funded release, No One Listens to the Band Anymore, WTMD's new CD of the Week.

Getting to this new CD has a back story worth telling.

The Damnwells poured their hearts and souls into into their latest CD only to see it sit on the shelf...and it wasn't even their own shelf.

The Damnwells were signed to Epic in 2004. Following a year of studio immersion for what eventually would become Air Stereo, the release date for the record repeatedly got pushed back until frontman Alex Dezen received the bad news they had been dropped by the label.

The setback only strengthened the resolve of Dezen and bassist Ted Hudson, who stayed together throughout those days of devastating setbacks chronicled in the cant-miss music documentary, Golden Days.

Dezen's lush vocals and sophisticated alt-pop songwriting take on a Neil Finn-like quality.

On the acoustic number, "The Great Unknown," Dezen nods to misfortune, "We are not afraid/we are underpaid/and waiting for the world to disappear."

Thankfully for us, The Damnwells have not.

Listen all week as we take you deep into the welcome return from The Damnwells!

ALL GOOD 2011 Artists ANNOUNCED!!!

Well as the second round of All Good artists were announced we got the line-up the thursday night throwdown, which includes a performance by STS9, who had to cancel their winter tour dates but are rested up and ready to bring it all to the mountain.

So Far the Line-up looks like this:

You can find out more Information at www.allgoodfestival.com

See you on the Mountain!!!