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. Get Up -- Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite
2. Electric -- Richard Thompson
3. Regions of Light and Sound of God -- Jim James
4. Wonderful Glorious -- Eels
5. Forever Endeavour -- Ron Sexsmith
6. Cool Cocoon -- The Spinto Band
7. Ariel + The Undertow -- Ariel + The Undertow
8. Hummingbird -- Local Natives
9. Fade -- Yo La Tengo
10. I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One -- Yo La Tengo

1. Fade --Yo La Tengo
2. Paragraph Nights--Drgn King
3. The Travel Guide--The Travel Guide
4. Gold Yeller--Oil Boom
5. Treatment Bound: A Ukulele Tribute to The Replacements--Bright-Little-Field
6. Ariel + The Undertow--Ariel + The Undertow
7. Wing Beat Fantastic--Mike Keneally
8. Kiko--Los Lobos
9. Rumours Revisited--Various Artists
10. Push The Sky Away--Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds

1. Fade--Yo La Tengo
2. Tempest--Bob Dylan
3. Shields--Grizzly Bear
4. Living For A Song: A Tribute To Hank Cochran--Jamey Johnson
5. The Lion’s Roar--First Aid Kit
6. Rumours Revisited--Various Artists
7. Wing Beat Fantastic--Mike Keneally
8. Kiko--Los Lobos
9. Low Rent Hymns--Curt Mitchell
10. Light Up Gold--Parquet Courts

Dead Silos recently performed in the KMUW music library as part of Currency Exchange, KMUW's live-performance series.

  1. The Magic Door-- Chris Robinson Brotherhood
  2. Boing, We’ll Do It Live!--The Aristocrats
  3. Wing Beat Fantastic --Mike Keneally
  4. Electricity Vol.1 --Wayne Gottstine
  5. Liberty. Solidarity.

  1. Chasing Away The Dots-- Mike Coykendall
  2. Wing Beat Fantastic-- Mike Keneally
  3. Lambo Doors-- Spirit of the Stairs
  4. The Travel Guide-- The Travel Guide
  5. Treatment Bound: A Ukulele Tribute to The Replacements-- Bright-Little-Field
  6. Difficulty-- Big Science
  7. Electricity Vol.1-- Wayne Gottstine
  8. Fade-- Yo La Tengo
  9. Living For A Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran-- Jamey Johnson
  10. The Bears For Lunch-- Guided By Voices

Christopher Flores of DeathBlack Flowers recently performed live in the KMUW music library as part of Currency Exchange, KMUW's live-performance series.
 

  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.

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