Archive for the ‘Jangle Pop’ Category

Subculture is away on a mission to see Depeche Mode in CT this week, but here’s a treat to get you in the mood: Some of the best LIVE recordings of bands actually coming to town LIVE to the New England and NY areas this Fall !

HOUR ONE:

  1. ALISON MOYET – SITUATION (9.13 ROYALE, BOSTON)
  2. PAUL WELLER – INTO TOMORROW (10.06 HOB, BOSTON)
  3. ST. ETIENNE – HUG MY SOUL (ONCE BALLROOM, BOSTON) + (9/25 THE BOWERY, NYC)
  4. THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS – LOVE MY WAY (10.13 THE CALVIN, NORTHAMPTON) + (10.14 PARADISE, BOSTON)
  5. SLOWDIVE – STAR ROVING (11.14 PARADISE, BOSTON)
  6. OF MONTREAL – REQUIEM FOR O.M.M.2 (09.10 THE SINCLAIR, BOSTON)
  7. THIEVERY CORPORATION – WARNING SHOTS (09.28 HOB, BOSTON)
  8. CHINA CRISIS – WISHFUL THINKING (12.06 DARYL’S HOUSE, PAWLING NY)
  9. >> tonight!>> DEPECHE MODE – MASTER AND SERVANT (09.01 MOHEGAN SUN, UNCASVILLE, CT) + (09.09 & 09.11 MSG, NYC)
  10. SQUEEZE – TEMPTED (11.21 THE WILBUR, BOSTON)
  11. TRICKY – NOTHING’S CHANGED (10.05 HIGHER GROUND BALLROOM, S.BURLINGTON, VT)
  12. MATTHEW SWEET – DARK SECRET (09.13 THE IRON HORSE, NORTHAMPTON)

 

HOUR TWO:

  1. DRESDEN DOLLS – SEX CHANGES (11.3/4/6 PARADISE, BOSTON… SOLD OUT!)
  2. WIRE – AHEAD (09.23 SINCLAIR, BOSTON)
  3. FRONT 242 – HEADHUNTER (10.07 BRIGHTON MUSIC HALL, BOSTON)
  4. THE BREEDERS – SAFARI (11.03 THE SINCLAIR, BOSTON… SOLD OUT!)
  5. PETER HOOK AND THE LIGHT – SHADOWILY (JOY DIVISION) (04.28.18 PARADISE, BOSTON)
  6. HEAVEN 17 – LET ME GO (09.27 HIGHLINE BALLROOM, NYC)
  7. JAPANESE BREAKFAST – HEFT (10.11 SINCLAIR, BOSTON… SOLD OUT!)
  8. GARY NUMAN – ABSOLUTION (12.04 PARADISE, BOSTON)
  9. THE CHURCH – UNDER THE MILKYWAY (09.27 POISSON ROUGE, NYC + 09.28 THE BELL HOUSE, NYC)
  10. BILLY BRAGG – JEANE (THE SMITHS) (10.14 THE CALVIN, NORTHAMPTON)
  11. THE PIXIES – WHERE IS MY MIND (09.20 JOHN M.GREENE HALL, NORTHAMPTON)
  12. SECURITY PROJECT (PETER GABRIEL) – I HAVE THE TOUCH (11.07 IRON HORSE, NORTHAMPTON)

 

What we couldn’t fit into the show (still, there are plenty more beyond this list!)…

  1. Seu Jorge – 9.22 The Calvin, Northampton (Playing the music of Bowie!)
  2. Iron & Wine – 11/12 The Calvin, Northampton
  3. The Mary Jane Jones – 09.28 The Iron Horse, Northampton
  4. Wax Tailor – 11.15 Pearl St, Northapton
  5. Dan Croll – 09.11 The Sinclair, Boston
  6. Alvvays – 10.03 Paradise, Boston
  7. Tori Amos – 11.02 The Orpheum, Boston
  8. B-52’s – 10.05 The Paramount; Huntington, NY
  9. Culture Club – 11.16 Mohegan Sun; Uncasville, CT

 

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(Aired 9.2.16) CONTINUING OUR TOUR ACROSS AMERICA, WE REVISIT THE MANY (BUT FEW) MASTERFUL AMERICAN ARTISTS OF THE 1980S.

 

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HOUR ONE:

  1. BLONDIE – CALL ME (LONG VERSION) (NYC)
  2. TOM TOM CLUB – BOOMING AND ZOOMING (BAHAMAS)
  3. PERE UBU – ROUNDER (CLEVELAND, OH)
  4. X – ADULT BOOKS (LOS ANGELES, CA)
  5. BOOK OF LOVE – LOST SOULS
  6. CYBOTRON – R-9 (DETROIT, MI)
  7. LAURIE ANDERSON – FROM THE AIR (GLEN ELLYN, IL)
  8. THE BANGLES – HERO TAKES A FALL (LOS ANGELES, CA)
  9. MARSHALL CRENSHAW – WHENEVER YOU’RE ON MY MIND (DETROIT, MI)
  10. TALKING HEADS – GIRLFRIEND IS BETTER (NYC, NY)
  11. POLYROCK – ROMANTIC ME (NYC, NY)
  12. LENE LOVICH – LUCKY NUMBER (DETROIT, MI)

 

HOUR TWO:

  1. STIV BATORS – THE LAST YEAR (GIRARD, OH)
  2. RED ROCKERS – GOOD AS GOLD (NEW ORLEANS, LA)
  3. THE PIXIES – LA LA LOVE YOU (BOSTON, MA)
  4. OINGO BOINGO – GRATITUDE (LOS ANGELES, CA)
  5. ROMEO VOID – OUT ON MY OWN (DANCE MIX) (SAN FRANCISCO, CA)
  6. TONI BASIL – BE STIFF (PHILADELPHIA, PA)
  7. VIOLENT FEMMES – PROMISE (MILWAUKEE. WI)
  8. THE REPLACEMENTS/TOM WAITS – DATE TO CHURCH (MINNEAPOLIS, MN/POMONA, CA)
  9. MISSING PERSONS – NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS (LOS ANGELES, CA)
  10. BERLIN – MASQUERADE (LOS ANGELES, CA)
  11. THE SUBURBS – LOVE IS THE LAW (MINNEAPOLIS, MN)
  12. THE CALL – EVERYWHERE I GO (SANTA CRUZ, CA)
  13. IGGY POP – PLAY IT SAFE (MUSKEGON, MI)
  14. DEVO – TURN AROUND (AKRON, OH)
  15. THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS (LINCOLN, MA & BROOKLYN, NY)

 

SUBCULTURE: Fridays 8-10p EST USA on WXOJ 103.3fm in Northampton, MA or live online at valleyfreeradio.org // Encore performance Sunday AM 12-2 // Join us on Facebook @ SubcultureMA // Some playlists can be heard on 8tracks.com

What are grits?

My Cousin Vinny

 

We suggest taking a moment to learn the art of grits.

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Ready? 🙂

Tonight! We’re giving away tickets to see The B-52’s live in concert with The Boston Pops @ Tanglewood in Lenox, MA! Now that you have your grits on, listen to win!

Part One of our tour across America lands us in the South where there’s more great music than your grandmama can shake a stick at. Wanna hear it? Here it go.

HOUR ONE:

  1. SOUTHERN CULTURE ON THE SKIDS WITH FRED SCHNEIDER – PARTY AT MY TROUSE (CHAPEL HILL, NC / ATHENS, GA)
  2. ZACK MEXICO – WEIRD REEF (KILL DEVIL HILLS, NC)
  3. B-52’S – 52 GIRLS (ATHENS, GA)
  4. SHALINI – SKY OF DIANA (WINSTON-SALEM, NC)
  5. MITCH EASTER – SUDDEN CROP DOWN (WINSTON-SALEM, NC)
  6. LET’S ACTIVE – LOWDOWN (WINSTON-SALEM, NC)
  7. SPOON – PAPER TIGER (AUSTIN, TX)
  8. B-52’S – 53 MILES WEST OF VENUS
  9. LOVE TRACTOR – MOTORCADE (ATHENS, GA)
  10. SWIMMING POOL Q’S – THE BELLS RING (ATLANTA, GA)
  11. MY MORNING JACKET (PET SHOP BOYS) – WEST END GIRLS (LOUISVILLE, KY)
  12. ANDY & THE DOORBUM – INTENTION TRUMPS ALL PT.2 (CHARLOTTE, NC)
  13. FUTURE ISLANDS – BACK IN THE TALL GRASS (BALTIMORE, MD)
  14. DON DIXON – PRAYING MANTIS (LANCASTER, SC)

 

HOUR TWO:

  1. OF MONTREAL – PARTY’S CRASHING US (ATHENS, GA)
  2. KATE PIERSON – GUITARS AND MICROPHONES
  3. SUGARSMACK – ZSA ZSA (EXTEND-O-PLAY MIX) (CHARLOTTE, NC)
  4. PYLON – FOUR MINUTES  (ATHENS, GA)
  5. REM – CATAPULT (ATHENS, GA)
  6. GUADACANAL DIARY – FEAR OF GOD (MARIETTA, GA)
  7. THE DB’S – NEVERLAND (WINSTON-SALEM, NC)
  8. SQUIRREL NUT ZIPPERS – PUT A LID ON IT (CASPAR REMIX) (CHAPEL HILL, NC)
  9. MAGNAPOP – OPEN THE DOOR (ATLANTA, GA)
  10. THE CONNELLS – FUN & GAMES (RALEIGH, NC)
  11. CHRIS STAMEY – WHERE DOES THE TIME GO? (CHAPEL HILL, NC)
  12. FLAMING LIPS (RADIOHEAD) – KNIVES OUT (OKLAHOMA CITY, OK)
  13. OLIVIA TREMOR CONTROL – I HAVE BEEN FLOATED (ATHENS, GA)
  14. B-52’S – HOT CORNER

 

(Subculture: Friday @ 8-10p EST on WXOJ 103.3fm in Northampton, MA or live online at valleyfreeradio.org  // Repeat of tonight’s program can be heard Sunday morning 12a-2a // Full playlists at wxojsubculture.wordpress.com  // Some playlists can be heard on 8tracks.com  // email: subculture@valleyfreeradio.org // Join us on Facebook at subculturema!)

 

Every musician is influenced by someone, some style. Tonight’s offering brings you modern musicians who grab a bit of love from other eras.

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HOUR ONE:

  1. CEE ROO – WORK SONG (30S/40s)
  2. V V BROWN – CRYING BLOOD (50s/60s)
  3. COMBUSTIBLE EDISON – BLUEBEARD (60s)
  4. KOMPUTER – INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION (80s)
  5. THE GREENHORNES – THERE’S AN END (60s)
  6. VILLAGERS – OCCUPY YOUR MIND (EARLY Y2k)
  7. MONOPHONICS – PROMISES (70s)
  8. SHARON JONES AND THE DAP KINGS – THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND (50s/70s)
  9. SHOUT OUT LOUDS – TONIGHT I HAVE TO LEAVE IT (80s)
  10. NOISETTES – NEVER FORGET YOU (LATE 50s/EARLY 60s)
  11. ROXY MUSIC – LOVE IS THE DRUG (GREAT GATSBY SDTRK) (20s)
  12. BLONDIE – HERE’S LOOKING AT YOU (20S)
  13. TELEKENESIS – LEAN ON ME (70S)

HOUR TWO:

  1. SLADE – SING SHOUT (KNOCK YOURSELF OUT) (60S)
  2. PAUL WELLER – THE ATTIC (60S)
  3. THE BYRDS…. ERRR.. RED ROCKERS – EVE OF DESTRUCTION
  4. FOXYGEN – WAITIN 4U (STONES LATE 60S)
  5. THE FLESHTONES – WHAT’S SO NEW (ABOUT YOU)? (60S)
  6. LYRES – HELP YOU ANN (60S)
  7. BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA – THAT MELLOW SAXOPHONE (30S SWING)
  8. THREE O’CLOCK – HER HEAD’S REVOLVING (60S PAISLEY)
  9. SHANNON AND THE CLAMS – CAT PARTY
  10. EAST INDIA YOUTH – ENTIRETY (90S)
  11. MUSIC GO MUSIC – LIGHT OF LOVE (70S)
  12. THE FLAMES (ORIGINAL) – FOOT STOMPIN’ (’61)… INSPIRED…
  13. DAVID BOWIE – FAME (’75)
  14. TEMPLES – MOVE WITH THE SEASON (LATE 60S / EARLY 70S)
  15. DUKES OF STRATOSPHEAR [XTC] – 25 O’CLOCK
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Let’s Active – Record Bar signing in Winston-Salem, NC, 1985

A multi-decade listen to jangle pop from the US and the UK.

HOUR ONE:

1. MARSHALL CRENSHAW – WHENEVER YOU’RE ON MY MIND

2. THE LUCKSMITHS – GO-TO-BED BIRDS

3. PYLON – CRAZY

4. REM – HARBORCOAT

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REM concert flier for Reynolds Auditorium, a Winston-Salem, NC high school.

5. LOVE TRACTOR – MOTORCADE

6. LET’S ACTIVE – LEADER OF MEN

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Mitch Easter of Let’s Active in W-S, NC, 1985

7. MITCH EASTER – YOU/ME

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dB’s concert flier for Winston-Salem, NC, 1980s

8. THE DB’S – A SPY IN THE HOUSE OF LOVE (EXTENDED MIX)

9. CHRIS STAMEY – WHERE DOES THE TIME GO?

10. DILLON FENCE – SAD INHERITANCE

11. THE CONNELLS – FUN AND GAMES

12. THE SMITHS – THE HEADMASTER RITUAL

13. GUADACANAL DIARY – FEAR OF GOD

14. THE LA’S – THERE SHE GOES

15. GAME THEORY – BAD YEAR AT UCLA

16. THE CHURCH – TOO FAST FOR YOU

17. THE THREE O’CLOCK – JETFIGHTER

HOUR TWO:

1. GREEN ON RED – DEATH AND ANGELS

2. THE SWIMMING POOL Q’S – THE BELLS RING

3. AZTEC CAMERA – THE BOY WONDERS

4. THE HOUSEMARTINS – HAPPY HOUR

5. RANK AND FILE – THE CONDUCTOR WORE BLACK

6. HAIRCUT 100 – SURPRISE ME AGAIN

7. THE PEARLFISHERS – BANANA SANDWICH

8. THE SHAKY HANDS – ALLISON AND THE ANCIENT EYES

9. ALVVAYS – ARCHIE, MARRY ME

10. THE JAZZ BUTCHER – SOUTHERN MARK SMITH (BIG RETURN)

11. CAMPER VAN BEETHHOVEN – TOO HIGH FOR THE LOVE

12. PALE FOUNTAINS – SHELTER

13. BIG DIPPER – ALL GOING OUT TOGETHER

14. THE SUNDAYS – HERE’S WHERE THE STORY ENDS

15. THE BONGOS – TIGER NIGHTS

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Let’s Active live – Reynold’s Auditorim @ Reynold’s High School, Winston-Salem, NC

Subculture: Fridays 8-10p EST USA on WXOJ 103.3fm in Northampton, MA or live online at valleyfreeradio.org // Replay of tonight’s program can be heard Sunday from 12a-2a.