A Queen, A Captain And A Heavy Thud

Jan 31, 2018

Neal Morse's 'Life & Times'
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Monday, February 5

Best known for his work with progressive rock bands such as Transatlantic and Spock’s Beard, Neal Morse began his career as a singer-songwriter. He returns to that form on a new solo release titled Life & Times. Focusing on familiar themes of family and faith, the album is a deeply accessible portrait of the artist in 2018. We’ll hear selections from that release plus music from Kevin Gilbert’s Thud.

Tuesday, February 6

Formed in 1978, Terminal Mind was one of Austin, Texas’s first punk bands. A new compilation, titled Recordings provides listeners with a glimpse of what made the group one of the most talked about in that scene. Listen for music from that release as well as selections from The Embarrassment.

'Busted Jukebox Volume 2' by Shovels & Rope
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Wednesday, February 7

Listen for music from Busted Jukebox Volume 2 from Shovels & Rope, featuring covers of songs from Concrete Blonde, Faith No More and Willie Nelson plus guest appearances from John Moreland, Nicole Atkins and others.

Thursday, February 8

We’ll hear selections from the recent self-titled release by Texas-based band Motorcade as well as music from Captain Squeegee.

Mark Deutrom's 'The Silent Treatment'
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Friday, February 9

In the late 1990s, Mark Deutrom found himself without a regular gig. Having been dismissed from his longtime post in the Melvins, Deutrom recorded an eclectic solo LP titled The Silent Treatment. We’ll hear selections from that release on this episode plus music from Rough Mix, the 1977 collaboration between Who guitarist Pete Townshend and Faces’ bassist Ronnie Lane.

Saturday, February 10

Break Apart is the new release from folk-inflected collective Tenderfoot. We’ll hear music from that recording as well as selections from John Grant’s Queen of Denmark.