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 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday as he opens up his personal music vault and lets you in.

Once again, 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 #1 in the category of Most Licensed Station.

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  1. We No Who U R -- Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds (Single)
  2. Lambo Doors -- Spirit of the Stairs
  3. Chasing Away The Dots -- Mike Coykendall
  4. Firefly -- The Wonder Revolution
  5. The Yes Album -- Yes
  6. Acquiring The Taste -- Gentle Giant
  7. Boing, We’ll Do It Live! -- The Aristocrats
  8. Crashes On The Platinum Planet -- Big Dipper
  9. Transcendental Youth -- The Mountain Goats
  10. The Travel Guide -- The Travel Guide

1. Love Goes to Buildings on Fire: Five Years in New York That Changed Music Forever Will Hermes From New York City punk to the wealth of ethnic sounds that permeated popular culture, Hermes covers them all in this fast-paced and thoughtful book, issued in paperback in 2011. Thorough and intelligent, this is an absolute must-read for music lovers.

Two thousand and twelve saw a bumper crop of ace local and regional releases, including several that did not make this list but were strong contenders, among them three releases from Wichita’s The Wonder Revolution (including Firefly) and Zsa Zsa Ketzner's EP.

There were several surprise releases this year, including the solo debut from Split Lip Rayfield’s Wayne Gottstine, a lo-fi adventure from singer-songwriter Curt Mitchell, and Les Easterby’s The World Palindrome.

  1. Wing Beat Fantastic––Mike Keneally
  2. Tempest––Bob Dylan
  3. Living For A Song: A Tribute To Hank Cochran––Jamey Johnson
  4. Nothing’s Gonna Change The Way You Feel About Me Now––Justin Townes Earle
  5. Copper Blue––Sugar (Reissue)
  6. Phantom Limb––Water Liars
  7. Django Django––Django Django
  8. Chasing Away The Dots––Mike Coykendall
  9. A Wasteland Companion––M.

  1. Freefall -- Dixie Dregs
  2. Celebration Day -- Led Zeppelin
  3. Crashes On The Platinum Planet -- Big Dipper
  4. Chasing Away The Dots -- Mike Coykendall
  5. Minnesota Beatle Project Vol.4 -- Various Artists
  6. Lambo Doors -- Spirit of the Stairs
  7. Firefly -- The Wonder Revolution
  8. Tomorrow’s The Day -- The Ants
  9. Django Django -- Django Django
  10. Songs From The Big Chair -- Tears For Fears

  1. Grrr! -- The Rolling Stones
  2. An Omen -- How To Destroy Angels
  3. Wood -- Widespread Panic
  4. Tomorrow’s The Day -- The Ants
  5. Lambo Doors -- Spirit of the Stairs
  6. Chasing Away The Dots -- Mike Coykendall
  7. Bears For Lunch -- Guided By Voices
  8. Blak and Blu -- Gary Clark Jr.
  9. Celebration Day -- Led Zeppelin
  10. Firefly -- The Wonder Revolution

  1. Chasing Away The Dots -- Mike Coykendall

  2. Lambo Doors -- Spirit of the Stairs

  3. Tomorrow’s The Day -- The Ants

  4. Blak and Blu -- Gary Clark Jr.

  5. The Bears For Lunch -- Guided By Voices

  6. Celebration Day -- Led Zeppelin

  7. An Omen EP -- How To Destroy Angels

  8. Grrr! -- The Rolling Stones

  9. Wood  -- Widespread Panic

  10. For Everyman -- Jackson Browne

  1. The Bears For Lunch Guided By Voices
  2. Grrr! The Rolling Stones
  3. Celebration Day Led Zeppelin
  4. Psychedelic Pill Neil Young and Crazy Horse
  5. Meat Wave Meat Wave
  6. Waka/Jawaka Frank
  7. Firefly The Wonder Revolution
  8. Wood Widespread Panic
  9. Trey Anastasio Trey Anastasio
  10. Blak and Blu Gary Clark Jr.

  1. Psychedelic Pill Neil Young and Crazy Horse
  2. Traveler Trey Anastasio
  3. Blak and Blu Gary Clark Jr.
  4. The Haunted Man Bat For Lashes
  5. Chasing Away The Dots Mike Coykendall
  6. Unfinished Business Wanda Jackson
  7. The Bears For Lunch Guided By Voices
  8. So (expanded edition) Peter Gabriel
  9. Harmonicraft Torche
  10. Trey Anastasio Trey Anastasio

Formed in 1979 by brothers Bob (guitar) and Tommy (bass) Stinson, guitarist/vocalist Paul Westerberg, and drummer Chris Mars, The Replacements became a band on the fast track to success. By 1980 the group had a contract with the local Twin/Tone label and, by late 1981, its first album.

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