Show 495: 2015-02-28 Playlist & Stream

Feb 26

1st set
They Might Be Giants – It’s Spare the Rock
ID
They Might Be Giants – Older
Lori Henriques – It’s Hard to Wait for your Birthday
ID
The Nields – Dave Hayes the Weather Guy (new)
Mose Fan Fan – Hello Hello
ID
Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer – Howdy Little Newlycome (premiere)
[WJFF, KCMJ: Mates of State – Starman]

2nd set
Sweet Honey in the Rock – Counting in Swahili
ID/prep to Rock
TMBG – Don’t Spare the Rock!
Jonathan Richman – Roadrunner
Cat Doorman – All the Pretty Horses (new)
Justin ID
Justin Roberts – It’s Your Birthday
The Not-Its! – Let’s Birthday
ID

3rd set
Molly Ledford & Billy Kelly – Coniferous Trees (new)
Koo Koo Kanga Roo – Cat Party
Tim Burgess – Say Yes
ID
The Ting Tings – That’s Not My Name
Ralph’s World – The Name Song
ID
They Might Be Giants – My Name is Kingof Socks
They Might Be Giants – Spare the Rock

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Spare the Rock in the LBJ/LASA Liberator

Feb 21

One of Ella’s classmates wrote a great article about the show for the school newspaper.  It includes some history, a recollection of the start of the vaunted Ella History Quiz, and more:

You can check it out here:

LBJ Liberator 2005-02

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Show 494: 2015-02-21 Playlist & Stream

Feb 19

1st set
They Might Be Giants – It’s Spare the Rock
ID
They Might Be Giants – Boat of Car
Kira Willey guest DJ set

2nd set
vogelJoy – 100 Ways For Me To Get To You (new)
ID/prep to Rock
TMBG – Don’t Spare the Rock!
Apples in Stereo – Energy
Bari Koral – Kick Drum Heart
CandyBand – Down By The Bay
Jellydots ID
Jellydots – Race Cars Go
The Not-Its! – Mosquito Eater
ID

3rd set
Misha Cookie Jar & the Chocolate Chips – The Way We Gets Down (new)
ID
Apple Brains – Water the Loveliest Beverage
Artichoke – Iguana
ID
Jazzy Ash – Salmon Song
The Deedle Deedle Dees – Ah Ahisma
ID
Flans Dial-A-Song
They Might Be Giants – Got Getting Up So Down
They Might Be Giants – Spare the Rock

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Live Music, from Austin to Northampton

Feb 09

Ah, March is coming up, which means a boatload of stuff, music-wise — most notably our Austin events during South by Southwest, and the sixth (I think) year of the River’s Family Music Meltdown and Book Bash!

A quick rundown:

  • Wednesday, March 18 • 3-7:30 • Pan Am Park, 2100 E. 3rd Street, Austin • Family Music Meltdown • Free!
    • Big Don
    • The Que Pastas
    • Gina Chavez
    • Koo Koo Kanga Roo
    • The Not-Its!
    • The Jellydots
    • Ralph’s World
    • Fun stuff!
  • Saturday, March 21 • 3-7:30 • Domain Amphitheater, Austin • Rock Chalk (website coming soon) • Free!
    • Elizabeth McQueen
    • Ralph’s World
    • Koo Koo Kanga Roo
    • Groundwork Music Orchestra
    • The Jellydots
    • Ralph’s World
    • Joe McDermott
    • Chalk art competition!
  • Saturday, March 28 • 10:00-4:00 • Smith Voke High School, Northampton, MA • The River’s Family Music Meltdown and Book Bash • Free!
    • Performers
      • The Deedle Deedle Dees
      • Mister G
      • Stacey Peasley Band
      • The Pop Ups
      • The Nields
      • In the Nick of Time
      • JJ Farnham
      • Shiprock & Anchordog
      • Story Laurie
      • The Whirlygigs
      • Vanessa Trien
      • Tom Knight Puppets
      • Talking Hands Theatre
    • Authors
      • Mike Curato
      • Grace Lin
      • Jarrett J. Krosoczka
      • Erica Perl
      • Nick Bruel
    • Other Stuff
      • Smith Voke Petting Zoo
      • River’s Get Down Dance Party
      • Bounce Houses
      • Circus Demonstrations
      • Acrobatics Demonstrations
      • Awesome Local Food
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2015-02-14 Playlist & Stream

Feb 08

Super excited to have Jacqueline Schimmel of Justin Roberts & the Not Ready for Naptime Players guest host the whole darn show this week!

1st set
They Might Be Giants – It’s Spare the Rock
ID
They Might Be Giants – James K. Polk
Jackie ID
Sweet – Little Willy
ID
Beatles – And Your Bird Can Sing
Aimee Mann – Fifty Years After the Fair
Elvis Costello – Accidents Will Happen
XTC – Earn Enough for Us
Jackie ID
[WJFF: Sippy Cups – I Am a Robot]

2nd set
Bill ID
Jackie ID
Justin Roberts – There’s Always Me and You
Split Single – Fragmented World
David Bowie – Red Sails
Puffy AmiYumi – Puffy’s Rule/Puffy No Rule
Jackie ID

3rd set
Bill ID
Jackie ID
Ron Sexsmith – Michael and his Dad
New Pornographers – Graceland
The Rutles – I Must Be In Love
The Kinks – People Take Pictures of Each Other
Jackie ID
John Linnell – South Carolina
They Might Be Giants – Spare the Rock

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2015-02-07 Playlist & Stream

Feb 06

With world premiere music from Cat Doorman, plus new music from Molly Ledford & Billy Kelly, They Might Be Giants, and the Doubleclicks. Also Kishi Bashi! Mike Park! Van McCoy! Parliament!

1st set
They Might Be Giants – It’s Spare the Rock
Flans ID
They Might Be Giants – The Other Side of the World
The Doubleclicks – Rainbow Connection (new)
ID
Molly Ledford & Billy Kelly – Count Your Rings (new)
The Bazillions – Candy Garden (in-studio)
ID
Robbi K – Feel the Beat
[WJFF: Baby Loves Jazz: Lullabye]

2nd set
Papa Crow – Daylight in the Swamp
ID/prep to rock
They Might Be Giants – Don’t Spare the Rock!
ID
Cat Doorman – Wake Up (new, premiere)
New York Dolls – Dance Like a Monkey
Mr. Richard bumper
Mr. Richard – Airplane Jane
Mike Park – Bus Driver Gus
Roy Handy & the Moonshot – Socks are Overrated
The Not-Its! – Green Light, Go!
ID (sxsw)

3rd set
Kid Koala – Fruit Belt
Van McCoy – The Hustle
ID
Kishi Bashi – The Ballad of Mr. Steak
Parliament – Party People
ID
Flans Dial-A-Song bumper
They Might Be Giants – Music Jail, Pt. 1 & 2
They Might Be Giants – Spare the Rock

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2015-01-31 Playlist & Stream

Jan 28

1st set
They Might Be Giants – It’s Spare the Rock
Flans ID
They Might Be Giants – One Everything
The Beatles – Blackbird
ID
Bunny Clogs – Beetle Mania (new)
Caspar Babypants – Everybody’s Got Something to Hide ‘Cept for Me and My Monkey (in-studio)
ID
Bears & Lions – Two is Better
Frances England – You & Me
ID

2nd set
Rachel Loshak – Oh Girl
ID/prep to rock
They Might Be Giants – Don’t Spare the Rock!
ID
REM – Stand
The Board of Education – 8 is a Number
Robbert Bobbert & the Bubble Machine – We R Super Heroes
Rev 105 bumper
Uncle Rock – Rock & Roll Babysitter
Molly Ledford & Billy Kelly – To the Woods (new)
ID

3rd set
Jad Fair – Bingo (in-studio)
Cat & a Bird – Bee Jive
ID
Koo Koo Kanga Roo – Weird Sounds (new)
Stevie Wonder – Sir Duke
ID
Ralph’s World – The Coffee Song
Recess Monkey – Batteries Not Included
ID
Flans Dial-A-Song bumper
They Might Be Giants – Studio Cat (Tesla Remix)
They Might Be Giants – Spare the Rock

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