If you live in Southern New England it's quite possible you're reading this in the middle of or in the wake of a possibly historic blizzard. January always seems to be the longest month and our reward for getting to the end of it is... February. Here's to staying indoors this weekend with a hot cup of tea (and possibly some stronger beverages,) a big vat of chili, and lots of indie and alternative tunes on BumbleBee Radio! Friday's program was chock-full of new tunes from Sweeping Promises, Courtney Barnett, Khruangbin & Leon Bridges, The Linda Lindas, and Miss Georgia Peach. We checked-into the Great White North with a song from Montreal's Dany Laj & The Looks and hopped across the pond for a track from Manchester, UK's Elbow. Lots of Boston music (old and new) on the Friday show with offerings from No Nations, Speedfossil, Human Sexual Response, Smitt E. Smitty, Savoir Faire, Parts Per Million, The Push Stars, Lielack, and The Soon To Haves. Newport, Rhode Island native Tanya Donnelly (The Throwing Muses, The Breeders, and Belly) made it on the show twice with Belly's 1993 track "Feed The Tree" (its album "Star" turned 29 this past Tuesday) and on backing vocals for Aaron And The Lord, a collaboration between Aaron Perrino of The Sheila Divine and Steven Lord from The Dirty Bangs. Cape Cod had a nod of representation on the program with a new track from Warmduscher. While the band is based-in London, front man Clams Baker Jr. is originally from Wellfleet, MA!
Speaking of Boston music, I did manage to sneak-out late Friday afternoon (ahead of the blizzard) for my first LIVE show of 2022. The Chelsea Curve along with Muck & The Mires and DJ Sherman put on an early cocktail-hour show at The Jungle Community Music Club in Somerville. What a blast that was! The Chelsea Curve along with BumbleBee Radio artists Dutch Tulips, Paper Tigers, Coral Moons, Aaron And The Lord, and Frances Forever have all been selected to perform at this year's Boston Calling Music Festival on Memorial Day Weekend and that's fantastic news (congratulations to all,) but in my mind nothing beats seeing a favorite band in an intimate venue with people you know and a good draft IPA in a real glass. Cheers to local music!
Here is the full playlist for Friday's show...
🥂 = Album Anniversary 🎂 = Birthday
10:00 AM HOUR: XTC - Generals And Majors (1980) Sweeping Promises - Pain Without A Touch (2021) The Shins - Phantom Limb (2007) 🥂 (15th on 1/23) Aaron And The Lord - Garden Of Eden (2021)
No Nations - Queso (2021) Florence + The Machine - Rabbit Heart (2009)
The B-52's - Mesopotamia (1982) 🥂 (40th on 1/27) Courtney Barnett - Write A List Of Things To Look Forward To (2021) The Linda Lindas - Oh! (2021) Belly - Feed The Tree (1993) 🥂 (29th on 1/25) Khruangbin & Leon Bridges - B-Side (2022) Miss Georgia Peach - Back Side Of Dallas (2022)
Squeeze - Another Nail In My Heart (1980) 🎂 (Jools Holland turned 67 on 1/25) Warmduscher - Fatso (2022) 11:00 AM HOUR: The Soon To Haves - Earthquake (2022) Meat Puppets - Backwater (1994) Smitt E. Smitty - Fez-A-Licious (2018) Lielack - Walls (Ft. Kelaska) (2022) Speedfossil - Luckiest Man In The World (2022) Foster The People - Call It What You Want (2011) Elbow - Is It A Bird (2021) Dany Laj And The Looks - Left Right To One (2021) Human Sexual Response - Land Of The Glass Pinecones (1981) Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Date With The Night (2003)
Savoir Faire - Sweet (2022) Parts Per Million - Placebo (2022) The Push Stars - Drunk Is Better Than Dead (1999)
Death Cab For Cutie - Grapevine Fires (2008)
Don't forget that the BumbleBee Radio APP for Android is now available for FREE in the Google Play Store! An iPhone APP will be available in the Apple Store soon. As always thank you for listening! -Kristen
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