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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Music
8:06 am
Mon February 4, 2013

Top Albums: January 14-19

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

Live Music
10:00 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

Currency Exchange: Dead Silos

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

Music
9:01 am
Mon January 14, 2013

Top Albums: January 7-12

  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.
Music
8:19 am
Mon January 14, 2013

Top Albums: January 1-5

  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
Live Music
10:00 pm
Fri December 21, 2012

Currency Exchange: DeathBlack Flowers

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

Music
3:33 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

Top Albums: December 10-15

  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
Books
2:52 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Best Books in Music of 2012 - Jedd's Picks

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.

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Indie Rock
2:41 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Strange Currency Best of 2012 - Local

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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Indie Rock
1:12 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Strange Currency Best of 2012

  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.
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Music
9:28 am
Fri December 7, 2012

Top Albums: December 1-8

  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

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