Wednesday, March 15
Grandaddy has just returned with its first release in over a decade. Filled with elements of the project’s signature sound, this new effort, Last Place picks up where the music left off. Listen for selections the effort on this episode of the show as well as new music from Temples via the release Volcano.
Thursday, March 16
Paging Mr. Proust is the 2016 release from veteran act The Jayhawks. Like author Marcel Proust’s classic novel In Search of Lost Time (also known as Remembrance of Things Past), this LP deals with falling away of certain illusions and ways of life. Featuring production work from REM’s Peter Buck, the album moves The Jayhawks into brave new territory while also touching on classic elements from the group’s sound. We’ll hear selections from this effort on this episode of Strange Currency as well as music from the latest release by Bombadil.
Friday, March 17
We celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with selections from Thin Lizzy, Gary Moore, Rory Gallagher and many more.
Saturday, March 18
Listen for selections from Graveyard Whistling, the latest by Old 97’s plus new music from Leif Vollebekk’s Twin Solitude.
Monday, March 20
We celebrate the arrival of Spring with music from Hot Chip, Thin Lizzy, The Cure and many more.
Tuesday, March 21
Listen for music from Hollywood Town Hall, the early 1990s release by The Jayhawks plus music from Valerie June, Kira Small and Split Lip Rayfield.
Wednesday, March 22
We’ll hear from Tomorrow The Green Grass, the 1995 effort from The Jayhawks as well as selections from Sunshine Trucking, Old 97’s and Ray Davies.
Thursday, March 23
We’ll hear from Yeah You, and I the first-ever release from the Arcade Fire-related project Sam Patch plus music from Thin Lizzy, Old 97’s and Spain.
Friday, March 24
Anything Could Happen is the first release from Bash & Pop in over 20 years and features songs that touch on a wide range of emotions and musical styles. We’ll hear music from that recording on this episode plus selections from Graveyard Whistling, the latest from Old 97’s.
Saturday, March 25
Listen for selections from March featured artists The Jayhawks and Old 97’s plus music from Jackson Browne, Sam Phillips and others.
Monday, March 27
Tunnel Vision is the latest release by Kansas trio Kill Vargas. Recalling classic acts such as The Jam and Modern Lovers, the group remains firmly rooted in the now. Listen for selections from this release as well as music from Voids, the first collection of all-new material by Minus The Bear in five years.
Tuesday, March 28
Face is the new collaborative effort from Pat Mastelotto and Markus Reuter of the group Stick Men. The record, which took nearly a decade to complete, is now seeing light of day. We’ll hear music from it as well as selections from King Crimson’s 1995 release THRAK.
Wednesday, March 29
We’ll hear selections from the first release in six years by New Jersey band The Feelies. The record is titled In Between and features elements of the group’s signature sound while sounding thoroughly contemporary. Plus selections from the latest by Masters of Reality from the LP Sunrise on the Sufferbus.
Thursday, March 30
Listen for selections from the 2011 release by The Jayhawks, Mockingbird Time. The record was the first LP in nearly 20 years to feature co-founding member Mark Olson. We’ll also hear selections from Slim Dunlap’s 1993 effort The Old New Me.
Friday, March 31
Black Rose: A Rock Legend is the 1979 effort from Ireland’s Thin Lizzy. Produced in part by Tony Visconti (known for his work with David Bowie), the album features Irish guitar legend Gary Moore and Lizzy classics such as “Sarah” and “Waiting For An Alibi.” We’ll hear selections from it as well as from Blue Öyster Cult’s 1976 release Agents of Fortune. Notable for its inclusion of the song “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper,” the record also saw the band collaborating with poet and punk rock icon Patti Smith on the song “The Revenge of Vera Gemini.”