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
6:17 am
Mon February 25, 2013

Top Albums: February 11-16

1. Forever Endeavour -- Ron Sexsmith
2. Wonderful, Glorious -- Eels
3. Beat The Retreat: Songs by Richard Thompson -- Various Artists
4. Fade -- Yo La Tengo
5. Electr-O-Pura -- Yo La Tengo
 6. Electric -- Richard Thompson
7. OST: You’re Gonna Miss Me -- Roky Erickson
8.  II -- Unknown Mortal Orchestra
9. Get Up! -- Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite
 10. The Ides -- Me Like Bees

Music
2:35 pm
Tue February 12, 2013

Richard Thompson's Bravest Moment: 1000 Years of Popular Music

Richard Thompson
Credit Pamela Littky / New West Records

With a career that dates back to the late 1960s Richard Thompson has recorded in numerous musical idioms and earned accolades for virtually every turn he's taken, but perhaps his most impressive moment as a recording artist came in 2002 with the album 1000 Years of Popular Music.

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Music
7:36 am
Tue February 12, 2013

Top Albums: February 4-9

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

Music
8:12 am
Mon February 4, 2013

Top Albums: January 21- February 2

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

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

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