Sunday, January 29, 2006

Playlist Jan 28, 2006

Track - Artist - Album (if new)
If I Can't Have You - Mount Sims
Motorcrash - The Sugar Cubes
The Great Escape - We Are Scientists - With Love & Squalor
Hard Day - OMD (R)
Ascension - The Tear Garden
Darkening of the Light - Concrete Blonde (R)
Cash Machine - Hard-Fi - Cash Machine EP
Broken Heart - Red Flag
Like Lead - Veronica Lipgloss & The Evil Eyes
Can't Stand Losing You - The Police
Deep Honey - Goldfrapp

Double-Shot: Duran Duran
One of Those Days - Duran Duran (R)
Fame (c. Bowie) - Duran Duran

Already Gone - Woven
Overflow - Conner - Hello Graphic Missile
Dress - PJ Harvey
Cool For Cats - Squeeze (R)
Available - Moving Units
Out of the Blues - John Taylor
We're The Pet Shop Boys - My Robot Friend
White Room - The KLF
Bloodline - Recoil
That Smiling Face - Camouflage
Changes - The Perfects - Nigel Is Dead EP
Confessions of a Knife (Theme Pt 1) - My Life w/ the Thrill Kill Kult
Being Boiled - The Human League
Mini-skirt Blues - The Cramps (R)
Laid So Low (Tears Roll Down) - Tears For Fears
Breath of Life - Erasure
God Save The Queen - Sex Pistols
Satellite - Depeche Mode
God Tonight - Real Life
Everywhere You Turn - Longwave
Break Up The Family - Morrissey
A Dream - Cut Copy (R)
Train of Thought - A-Ha
Victim Is Another Name for Lover - Sunshine
Like Cockatoos - The Cure
Heaven - Psychedelic Furs
Kick - Adam Ant
One Thing Leads To Another (live) - The Fixx
Another Man's Rhubarb - Pop Will Eat Itself
A Wish Away - The Wonderstuff

(R) = Requests

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Playlist Jan 21, 2006

Track - Artist - Album (if new)
Dark Entries - Bauhaus
When I Disappear - Stellastar*
The Laundromat Song - The Dead Milkmen
Showroom Dummies - Kraftwerk
Sweet Thing - Meg Lee Chin (R)
Senescape - Azalia Snail - Avec Amour
Half A Person - The Smiths
This Scene Is Dead - We Are Scientists - With Love & Squalor
Hounds of Love (c. Kate Bush) - The Futureheads
Big Store - The Devils
Dressed In Black - Depeche Mode
Go About Your Day - Three Alarm Fire
Down In The Park - Gary Numan
Sexuality - Billy Bragg
You Got Me - VHS or Beta
Push - The Cure
Janie Jones - The Clash
One of Our Submarines Is Missing - Thomas Dolby (R)
Palace Filled w/ Love - APB
Thunderstatement - Jai-Alai Savant - Thunderstatement EP
What Do I Get? - The Buzzcocks
Seven Seas - Echo & The Bunnymen
Freedom of Choice - Devo
Secret (12" mix) - Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
The Twilight - Cut Copy (R)
Run of the Mill - John Taylor
Nighttime Ride - Big Audio Dynamite
Out of My Mind (live) - Duran Duran
Take Me I'm Yours - Squeeze
Dog Eat Dog - Adam Ant
My Mind Ain't So Open - Magazine
Love Me Madly - Human League
Dark Is The Night - A-Ha
Blue Day - Mount Sims
Put Down That Weapon - Midnight Oil
Khundalini Express - Love & Rockets (R)
Circuit - Marbles - Expo
Promises, Promises - Naked Eyes
Men In Belted Sweaters - Mink Lungs (R)
Is She Really Going Out with Him - Joe Jackson
China Girl - Iggy Pop
Nightmares - Violent Femmes
Everyday I Write The Book - Elvis Costello

(R) = Requests

Saturday, January 21, 2006

New Music Recs for 1/21/06

Lately, I've been scouring MySpace for new music and have come up with some gems. The best thing about MySpace is that you can sample some of each band's music and decide very quickly whether or not they're any good. So, I want to share with you what I've come across:

The Flies
Talk about beautiful music... These guys are out of Bristol, England and have worked with acts like Tricky, Goldfrapp, and Portishead, among others.

Out of Brighton, England (down on the southern coast), this band have lots of ethereal beauty to at least two of their dreamy songs. They sound like they draw influence from bands as disparate as A-Ha, Robyn Hitchcock, The Eurythmics and The Beatles. These guys actually just found me. Give 'em a listen.

We Are Scientists
These guys are creating a crazy buzz all over. All I know is that they're from the US, as their profile isn't specific. Their album was just released a week ago Tuesday, and their single "Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt" has gotten plenty of airplay on 96.5 The Buzz. They're actually american, but have done lots of touring in the UK already. Their sound is choc-a-block with retro-y goodness. Think Moving Units, Gang of Four, etc.

Cut Copy
Okay, I didn't find out about this Australian electronic band via MySpace, but they are absolutely worth a mention. I saw them live when they opened for Franz Ferdinand, and they are just amazing.

Another band I didn't find out about from MySpace. This California based band opened for Duran Duran during part of their US tour, and I got to see them open for them when they played Kansas City. They are retro-y and put on a great show.

An NY based band. Great stuff! I don't know what else to say about them. Also didn't find them on MySpace.

Femme Fatality
Based in Missouri (St. Charles, I think), these guys are good to check out.

Vedera (formerly Veda) are amazing! They're local Kansas City talent that is already going places! It's sad they had to change their band name because of some losers from California called "Veada"...that's all I'm gonna say on that. I digress, this band is one of the best things to come out of Kansas City in a while. Kristin has a beautiful voice and their instrumentation is nothing short of spectacular. If you are into Cocteau Twins, Bjork, or other bands fronted by beautiful, strong female voices, you have to check out Vedera.

The Tender Box
This CA based retro-alt-rock band isn't even signed yet, though they're getting airplay on California's Indie 103.1 FM and KROQ stations, not to mention their full tour schedule. Look out for them!

Clear Static
California based (are we seeing a patern forming here?) Clear Static are good, somewhat clean fun. They have a single out called Make-Up Sex which shows promise. These guys also opened for Duran Duran for part of their US tour this past Summer.

London, England based, pop-retro-rock, great stuff! Also supported Duran Duran at their recent UK shows. I swear I'm not biased! Ha!

Suit of Lights
Dreamy... good stuff out of Totowa, NJ.

The God Project
Industrial/Goth Rock out of the dark, brooding, college-town depths of Lawrence, KS.

Chew on that for a while. There's quite a lot more to be discovered, but I will continue this later. This entry barely scratches the surface.

A-Ha Interviewed on BBC Radio 2 Fri. 1/20

You can "Listen Again" for up to one week here:

For the out of the loop...
Their new album "Analogue" is released on Jan 30th in the UK and they're slated to do a signing the day of it's UK release, and play a gig at Shepard's Bush Empire in London on Feb 2nd.

Playlist Jan 14, 2006

Track - Artist - Album (if new)
Number 1 - Goldfrapp - Supernature
Being Boring - Pet Shop Boys
Selbstportrait mit Kater - Einsturzende Neubauten (R)
Circling Overland - Front 242
Blues From A Gun - Jesus & Mary Chain (R)
How Soon Is Now - The Smiths (R)
When You Open - Marbles - Expo
Mummy Cat Part 1 - Electronicat
Idols - Altered Images
At Home He's A Tourist - Gang of Four
EMI - Sex Pistols
Pinhead - Ramones
I Am A Poseur - X-Ray Specs
Sombre Detune - Royksopp
Stand or Fall (live) - The Fixx
Confusion - New Order (R)
Grounds For Divorce - Wolf Parade
Concrete Sky - Beth Orton
Spy Of Love - INXS
Venus As A Boy - Bjork
Lorelei - Cocteau Twins
El Diablo - Arcadia
Keep It Coming - Swayzak
Highwire Days - Psychedelic Furs
Over & Over - Hot Chip (single)
Sex Dwarf - Soft Cell
Que Sera Sera/Girl - Piney Gir (D)
Saltwater - Isidore
Halo - Depeche Mode
24 Hours - Joy Division (R)
Out Of The Blues - John Taylor
Going For Adds - Moving Units
That's Entertainment - The Jam (R)
No Escape - Cabaret Voltaire (R)
Doctorin' The Tardis - The Time Lords (R)
SUV - Faux Fox
Virginia Plain - Roxy Music
Une Annee Sans Lumiere - Arcade Fire
In Between Days (live) - The Cure
Black Balloon - Mink Lungs (R)

(R) = Requests
(D) = Dedication

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Playlist Jan 7, 2006

Track - Artist - Album (if new)
Jerkin' Back & Forth - Devo
Psycho Killer - Talking Heads
Circuit - Marbles - Expo
Brand New Cadillac - The Clash
Don't Make A Sound - The Golden Dogs - Everything In 3 Parts
Sylvan Echoes - Azalia Snail - Avec Amour
Warakurna - Midnight Oil
Beat on the Brat - Ramones
Dark Circles - The Devils (R)
Damaged Goods - Gang of Four
Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt - We Are Scientists - Nobody Move EP
Driving Thru THe Rain - Veronica Lipgloss & The Evil Eyes - Witch's Dagger
Sound of Thunder - Duran Duran (R)
The Art of Parties - Japan
Killer/Lover - Moving Units
Def Con One - Pop Will Eat Itself
You're Out of the Computer - My Robot Friend
Smalltown Boy - Bronksi Beat
Rumble In Brighton - The Stray Cats
Desperate But Not Serious - Adam Ant
Future - Cut Copy
Bring On The Night - The Police
Keep Me From Harm - Peter Murphy
Train In Vain (c. The Clash) - Annie Lennox
Tears Run Rings (Razormaid mix) - Marc Almond
It's A Miracle - Culture Club
Once In A Lifetime - Wolfsheim
No More Heroes - The Stranglers
Pretty Girls Make Graves - The Smiths
Everyday I Write The Book - Elvis Costello
Grass - XTC
Laguna Beach - The Legendary Pink Dots
I Wanna Be Adored - The Stone Roses
Over & Over - Hot Chip - Over & Over (single)
Ghosting - Isidore
Globe of Frogs - Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians
Desire - Gus Gus
Androgyne - Faux Fox
Edge To Life - Recoil (Alan Wilder (DM) side project) (R)
Heaven Hammer (Missing) (Air remix) - Beck - Guerolito
Scary Monsters & Super Creeps - David Bowie

(R) = Requests

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Playlist Dec. 31, 2005 Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, everyone! Thanks so much for listening!

Here's last week's list:
Track - Artist - Album (if new)
Lost In Time - Stellastar*
All Day & All of The Night (c. The Kinks) - The Stranglers
Slippery People (live) - Talking Heads
People Power - Cornershop (R)
Weekend - Ratwakes Red - Horizon Drops
Night On Fire - VHS or Beta
Day Sleeper - Longwave
Monkey Gone To Heaven - Pixies
Anyone Out There - Duran Duran
Pity - The Creatures
Vive le Rock - Adam Ant
Bombers - Gary Numan & Tubeway Army
Charlotte Sometimes - The Cure
In Every DreamHome A Heartache (c. Roxy Music) - Xan
The Look of Love - ABC (R)
Postcards from Paradise - Flesh For Lulu
Bloodletting (12" extended) - Concrete Blonde (R)
Lillian - Depeche Mode - Playing The Angel
I Wanna Be Sedated (c. Ramones) - Shonen Knife (R)
Ride The Pain - Juliet - Random Order
In The Flat Field (c. Bauhaus) - This Ascension
Better Future - David Bowie
Wake Up! Time to Die! - Pop Will Eat Itself
Kooler Than Jesus - My Life w/ the Thrill Kill Kult
America's Boy - Broadcast - Tender Buttons
Not Even Jail (Daniel Kessler remix) - Interpol
Money (That's what I want) - The Flying Lizards
The Black Dress - Umbrellas - s/t
Call Me Blue - A-House
Time Stands Still - Cut Copy
Come Alive - The Devils
Move To Memphis - A-Ha (R)
So In Love - OMD (R)
Mannequin - Wire
Is That All There Is? - PJ Harvey
Moth - People In Planes - s/t EP
Keep Me In The Dark - Arcadia
Real, Real, Real - Jesus Jones
Boston - Piney Gir
Blank Generation - Richard Hell & The Voidoids
Love Is Bondage - John Taylor
Emancipation - Moving Units
Acrobat - U2

(R) = Requests
s/t = self-titled
c. = cover of