Strange Currency

Monday - Saturday at 8pm

Strange Currency airs six nights a week on KMUW, bringing you new releases, old favorites and forgotten classics. We spotlight local and regional acts, including guests on Currency Exchange, our live in-the-studio program recorded at the KMUW studios.

Jedd Beaudoin invites you to listen 8 to 10pm Monday through Saturday as he opens up his personal music vault and lets you in.

For the third year in row, KMUW 89.1 FM and its music shows Global Village and Strange Currency are winners in the annual Public Radio Exchange (PRX) Zeitfunk Awards. KMUW was Number Two in the category of Most Licensed Station, edging out stations in New York, Chicago, and other major markets.

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Wednesday, June 1

Released in May 1979 Three Imaginary Boys is the debut album from The Cure. Featuring longtime favorites such as “10:15 Saturday Night” and “Fire in Cairo,” the record set the template for what the band would become in the ensuing decade. Listen for selections from that release as well as music from Paul McCartney’s 1993 release Off The Ground.

Thursday, June 2

Tuesday, May 24

We celebrate Bob Dylan’s 75th birthday with selections from throughout his rich discography as well as covers of his songs from The Band, Nanci Griffith, Yo La Tengo and many more.

Wednesday, May 25

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Tuesday, May 17

We'll remember legendary Texas songwriter Guy Clark, who died today at 74.

Wednesday, May 18

Rest in Chaos is the latest release form Hard Working Americans, the band led by singer-songwriter Todd Snider. We’ll hear selections from it as well as from the new release by Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers, Rehab Reunion.

Thursday, May 19

Tuesday, May 10

1861 saw Moreland & Arbuckle experimenting with a variety of sounds including hard-edged blues and country music. We’ll hear selections from that release as well as from The Morning After, the 1971 album by the J. Geils Band. 

Wednesday, May 11

We celebrate Twilight Zone Day with music from William Shatner, Rush, John Grant and other acts both strange and unsettling.

Thursday, May 12

New Radiohead single, "Daydreaming" is out now, ahead of the digital release of the band's new LP at 2 PM EST on Sunday, May 8. The video is directed by Paul Thomas Anderson (Boogie Nights, There Will Be Blood). 

Jedd Beaudoin will spotlight the new album all next week on Strange Currency.

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Tuesday, May 3

Promised Land or Bust is the latest release from Moreland & Arbuckle. Featuring new songs from the band as well as tunes written by Ryan Taylor of the Dallas/Fort Worth band Oil Boom, Lee McBee and others, the album is the band’s debut for the Alligator label. We’ll hear selections from it as well as from the new release by Scotland’s Trashcan Sinatras, Wild Pendulum, which features a guest appearance by Dustin Arbuckle.

Wednesday, May 4

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Thursday, April 14

In 1996 former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde released the album Book of Shadows. Demonstrating a more introspective style of songwriting than some expected, the record was more influenced by the Allman Brothers Band and Elton John than Black Sabbath and Judas Priest.

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Friday, April 1

It’s a new month and that means new music. We’ll run down new releases from Cheap Trick, Bob Mould, Robert Pollard and others with special attention shed on City Sun Eater in the River of Light, the latest from New York’s Woods. The band has released nine LPs to date but this new release spotlights a new sense of melodicism that calls to mind psychedelic sounds, Ethiopian jazz and classic rock from the 1970s.

Tuesday, March 22

We’ll remember keyboard legend Keith Emerson, who passed away earlier this month at the age of 71. Listen for selections from Emerson performing as a bandleader and with Emerson, Lake and Powell as well as The Nice. 

Wednesday, March 23

A new boxed set explores the decade-long reign of Boston’s The Cars. Listen for selections from the band’s first six albums all recorded for the Elektra label. We’ll also hear selections from the latest by longtime Guided By Voices leader Robert Pollard.

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Tuesday, March 15

Listen for selections from an early 1970s live performance by Paul Butterfield Blues Band as well as music from Hot Number by the Fabulous Thunderbirds.

Wednesday, March 16

Hear selections from the latest release by Peter Frampton, Acoustic Classics

Thursday, March 17