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Wide Ear Folk

Lindsay Lou and The Flatbelly's are heading to good old Ashland Coffee and Tea this Friday. I'll play a few tunes of theirs on Wide Ear.

Click on read more for tonight's play list


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Blend: A word formed from parts of two other words


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The Cosmic Side of Creep?

Sean from the Cosmic Slop holding it down for Charlie tonight!  Creepy cosmic synth sounds and other such until 3am!


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Back To School Blues

Hey Listeners,

Say it ain't so. School starts tomorrow.  Summer is over.  The pools are closing.  Well tonight we're going to put that out of our head and just have a great time.  Enjoy the show!

The Haberdasher


Posted 9/1/14 at 10:00 pm by Scott Ilnicky | 1 comments

Cajun, Creole, Zydeco & Swamp Pop

Talia's in command of the Dance Hall tonight, cueing up New Lost City Ramblers, Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers and Sheryl Cormier, among others - old and new. Playlist: Click "read more". Past shows: "tune in". Dances: and Meet me on the dance floor at the 10th annual Richmond Folk Festival for a zydeco dance lesson Satuday afternoon 10/11, in the Dance Pavilion.  Allons danser!


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The Lee Show—with Jay


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Lost Music Saloon: PLAYLIST: September 1, 2014: 5-7:00 p.m.: Labor Day


Welcome to the Labor Day edition of the Lost Music Saloon.  
Hard to believe that yet another summer has gone by, but here it is - - September 1st.  In recognition of the holiday, I'll be airing songs about working men and women...truck drivers and waitresses; farmers and outlaws; soldiers and coal miners; yuppies and welfare mothers; unions and strikes; folks who are making it here, and folks who ain't.  
Click on 'read more' below for tonight's playlist.


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Top 30 for Aug 25-31

Rank Artist Album Label
1 Twin Peaks Wild Onion Grand Jury
2 Twerps Underlay Merge
3 Jenny Lewis The Voyager Warner Bros.
4 Eternal Summers The Drop Beneath Kanine
5 A Sunny Day In Glasgow Sea When Absent Lefse
6 Luluc Passerby Sub Pop
7 Cold Beat Over Me Crime on the Moon
8 Sinkane Mean Love DFA
9 Ty Segall Manipulator Drag City
10 Lightfields Junior DelGato
11 Bastard Sapling Instinct is Forever Forcefield
12 New Pornographers Brill Bruisers Last Gang
13 Tiny Ruins Brightly Painted One Flying Nun
14 Bahamas Bahamas Is Afie Brushfire
15 Positive No Automatic Cars b/w Slumber Sequence 7" Negative Fun
16 Last Internationale We Will Reign Epic
17 J Mascis Tied to a Star Sub Pop
18 Elephant Stone The Three Poisons Hidden Pony
19 El May The Other Person is You Rose Quartz
20 Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas Secret Evil Instant
21 Ikonika Position Hyperdub
22 Lili Haydn LiliLand MRI
23 Makthaverskan II Run For Cover
24 Gossling Harvest of Gold Nettwerk
25 Julia Holter Don't Take Me Over [single] Domino
26 Sarah Jaffe Don't Disconnect Kirtland
27 Orenda Fink Blue Dream Saddle Creek
28 Benjamin Booker Benjamin Booker ATO
29 Blonde Redhead Barragán Kobalt
30 Real Estate Atlas Domino


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Monday Breakfast Blend: September 1, 2014

Blendin' your holiday morning.

Felix de Klopper


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Gotta Get Into This!

Mixed bag tonight.  Stay tuned to find out just what'll get played 


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