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The Best New Holiday Songs of 2018

Published 10 months ago by Jeff Penfield

Want to get in the holiday spirit but tired of the same old songs? Try out some of the coolest songs to come out this holiday season!

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Music Director Picks #7: JD McPherson, Lindsay White, Jonathan Wilson

Published 10 months ago by Marc "Mookie" Kaczor

These highlighted songs include original holiday music, a fiercely independent songwriter and an artist carrying the torch for the old Laurel Canyon sound. 

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David Byrne: The Best Live Show Of All Time

Published 10 months ago by Marc "Mookie" Kaczor

The EP is called The Best Live Show Of All Time (named after an NME review of Byrne’s performances) and will feature 6 songs recorded at Brooklyn’s Kings Theatre.

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Music Director Picks #6: J.S. Ondara, Broken Bells, The Watson Twins

Published 10 months ago by Marc "Mookie" Kaczor

Music choices this week include the return of an indie rock super duo, a relatively new songwriter on the scene and music from talented identical twin sisters. 

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Music Director Picks #5: Cat Power, The Decemberists, The Moth & The Flame

Published 10 months ago by Marc "Mookie" Kaczor

A collaboration, a previously unheard b-side and the triumphant return of an LA based indie band. These songs are currently on the 88.5 FM playlist and should be on your radar. 

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Phoebe Bridgers Covers "Christmas Song" with Jackson Browne

Published 11 months ago by Jeff Penfield

Phoebe Bridgers is getting into the holiday spirit with the help of Jackson Browne on her cover of McCarty Trenching's "Christmas Song".

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Neil Young Set to Release Rare Recordings from 1976 on Songs For Judy

Published 11 months ago by Jeff Penfield

Neil Young is reaching deep into his archives for rare and previously unreleased live songs from his 1976 tour with Crazy Horse for Songs For Judy.

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Music Director Picks #4: The War and Treaty, Sara Bareilles, Mandy Moore

Published 11 months ago by Marc "Mookie" Kaczor

Selections for the week include the married duo The War and Treaty, beautiful music performed by Mandy Moore and a message of empowerment from Sara Bareilles. 

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