Updated: Nov 21, 2021
The final Friday before Thanksgiving found a bountiful feast of music here on BumbleBee Brunch. We heard new tunes from as far away as Spain (The Pulsebeats) and Stockholm, Sweden (Stupidity Ft. Keith Streng from The Fleshtones,) along with West Coast stops in Los Angeles (The Fantastic Fellinis) and Seattle (Cheap Cassettes.) We also hopped-in the time machine for a trip back to 1973 and the oldest tune on the Friday show: "Gimme Danger" from Iggy Pop's band Iggy & The Stooges. Tying today's indie music to artists like Iggy, Bowie, Lou Reed, Kate Bush, The New York Dolls, and others who paved the way for what would become Alternative Rock is one of our key missions here on The Bee!🐝 We've been talking about the 2021 Boston Music Awards for a couple weeks now. We're highlighting nominated artists throughout the month of November on BumbleBee Brunch and Friday we featured tunes from Adi Sun (Singer/Songwriter of the Year nomination,) Dutch Tulips (Rock Artist of the Year,) Exit 18 (Rock Artist of the Year,) Freezepop (Dance/Electronic Artist of the Year,) and Colleen Green (Alt/Indie Artist of the Year.) Artists Clairo and Squirrel Flower are two heavy-hitters with an amazing FIVE BMA nominations apiece!
Weakened Friends are up for Alt/Indie Artist of the year in the Boston Music Awards and also released their new album "Quitter" on Friday 11/19. We played the newest single from the album, "Everything is Better." I bought the new LP on Bandcamp and am happy to report it's great! BumbleBee Brunch and Boston Emissions with Anngelle Wood are BOTH nominated for Music Podcast / Radio Show of the Year in this year's awards. Thank you! Please be sure to visit the Boston Music Awards website to see all of the talented artists & nominees and cast your votes!
BumbleBee Radio's holiday programming kicks-in on Black Friday 11/26/2021. We will have Brunch together on the air that morning from 10 AM to Noon and get ready for some fun NEW Christmas and Hanukkah tunes from Boston-area artists to celebrate the season! If you have a holiday tune (whether it's X-Mas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, or even Festivus) you want to share with us please SUBMIT it to music@BumbleBeeRadio.com !
As we go full speed ahead into the holiday season, there are tons of shows & celebrations to choose from and here's one you will not want to miss! Join ME along with the naughty kids on Saturday 12/11/21 for a Krampus X-Mas Show at Koto in Salem, featuring music from Gretchen Shae & The Middle Eight, Little Billy Lost, and Motel Black! Tune-into our Black Friday broadcast for details on how you can WIN a pair of tickets to this indie rock showcase! We cued-up "Red Light Green Light" from Gretchen Shae & The Middle Eight for the first time on The Bee, Friday morning! We also heard from Boston-area singer/songwriter Aaron Bear. Originally from Pennsylvania, Aaron has travelled the world studying yoga, meditation, and music while delving-into his own spirituality... His new single "Full Of Love" is a welcomed-entry as we approach the Winter Solstice and seek the light of a NEW year!
Here is the full playlist from the Friday Brunch...
✉️ = Boston Music Awards Nomination
10:00 AM HOUR:
Fun Lovin' Criminals - Scooby Snacks (1996)
Cheap Cassettes - She Aint Nothing Like You (2021)
L7 - Andres (1994)
Clairo - Amoeba (2021) ✉️✉️✉️✉️✉️ Freezepop - The Ghost Rejoins The Living (2021) ✉️ The The - Infected (1986)
Exit 18 - Plastic Art (2021) ✉️
The Pulsebeats - (She Sings Like) Joey Ramone (2021)
Rob Burger - Souls Of Winter (Ft. Laurie Anderson) (2019)
Colleen Green - I Want To Be A Dog (2021) ✉️ Shiverlane - Virginia Dare (2021) Gorillaz - Rhinestone Eyes (2010)
The La's - There She Goes (1990)
Dutch Tulips - EMDR (2021) ✉️
11:00 AM HOUR: Weakened Friends - Everything Is Better (2021) ✉️
Iggy & The Stooges - Gimme Danger (1973)
Vampire Weekend - A-Punk (2007)
Adi Sun - Twin Flame (2021) ✉️
The Fantastic Fellinis - Ultrasonic Superstar (2021) The Psychedelic Furs - Love My Way (1982)
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Roots, Rock, Reggae (1976) Gretchen Shae & The Middle Eight - Red Light Green Light (2021)
Stupidity (Ft. Keith Streng) - Waking Up The Band (2021)
The Afghan Whigs - Algiers (2014) Squirrel Flower - I'll Go Running (2021) ✉️✉️✉️✉️✉️ Aaron Bear - Full Of Love (2021) Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Shake It (2003) Backwards Dancer - I Saw Your Spirit (2017)
Elbow - Magnificent (She Says) (2017)
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