Started this week's show with a lesson in Brit Pop relating to the Coachella line up, along with news of a little riff between Lol Tolhurt's account of a 1979 Cure gig that Joy Division supported and Peter Hook's recollection in his new book.
Was delighted to introduce a new track from Leeds artists The Tracy Boys, a musical duo that complements their orchestrations with visual escapades - read the KB review for "Marylebone" http://ow.ly/i5eRv.
This show was dedicated to the short but large life lived by Aaron Swartz, a gifted technological innovator and selfless social justice advocate.
This week's show pays tribute to David Bowie's birthday, new surprise single "Where Are We Now?" and Aaron Swartz who left the world much too soon but left a behind an amazing legacy of social justice and digital innovation.
Part 2 of the Holiday Hangover, this time the post-New Years show, Episode 27 featured the last round of the Best of 2012 series of music and bands that made their way to venues across the globe, some of which continue to tour through 2013 and on to SXSW this year. Then finished the episode with a brand new 2013 track by music veterans and pop song favorites (or is that favourites), Pet Shop Boys.
Recovering a bit from a Christmas holiday hangover, I served up Episode 26 as Part 1 of the best of the best for music in 2012, looking back at artist releases that tickled my fancy and bands that were stellar in concert. As always, included bits of music news for these featured artists, some of which will be appearing at SXSW 2013.
This week's episode featured a variety of brand new tracks from Frightened Rabbit and Eels, a remix of legend Artful Dodger's "Please Don't Turn Me On" by the star-studded dio Disclosure, along with classic songs from music iconoclasts (who are still giggin'), Happy Mondays, Prodigy and The Wonder Stuff.
This week's episode started off with a gripe against Instagram's decision to pull integration support for Twitter, along with a few other stories of idiocracy.