It’s ACL Time (The First of Two ACL Times)!

Oct 04

Holy smokes!  It’s time for the Austin City Limits Music Festival (and thanks, incidentally, to them for their support of the show)!

We’ll be heading out there for the second weekend and we’re pretty excited about it.  I wrote a brief set of suggestions for people going there with kids for the nice folks at LiveMom; read it here.  They’ve teamed up with some other people to create ACL with Kids, another great resource.

More directly relevant to the show, we’ve got some great in-studios lined up — we’ll record them over the next week and air them in coming weeks.  In addition to the Jellydots (airing this weekend), we’ve got The Ohmies, Play Date, Caspar Babypants, Tim & the Space Cadets (hopefully with some of Mother Falcon too), and the Verve Pipe.  And that’s just for ACL — also coming up, we’ve got Mike Doughty, Danny Weinkauf (of TMBG), and some other potential visits that will BLOW YOUR MIND.

I’m happy with our our videos are coming along too — Liam’s been a great help as camera operator.  Check out the Jellydots video:

Hooray!  It’s ROCKTOBER.

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2013-09-21 Playlist

Sep 26

Listen on demand at our page at PRX.org!

We had a ton of fun with Trout Fishing in America coming by.  Check out this video of them performing “Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers” in our studio:

Segment 1
TMBG – It’s Spare the Rock
Ella ID
TMBG – Zeros
Trout Fishing in America in-studio

Segment 2
Elizabeth Mitchell – You Are My Sunshine
ID/prep to rock
TMBG – Don’t Spare the Rock!
ID
Paul Westerberg – Love You in the Fall
ScribbleJim ID
ScribbleMonster – All Ready to Go!
ID

Segment 3
Fatboy Slim – Rockafeller Skank
Alastair Moock guest DJ set
ID (mention Joanie at Carle 9/28)
TMBG – Letter/Not a Letter
TMBG – Spare the Rock

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The Doubleclicks In-Studio

Jun 11

We really enjoyed having The Doubleclicks come by the studio and we’ll air the chat and songs this weekend.  For now, you can check out the video of the title track from their kids’ record, Worst Superpower Ever:

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Jonathan Coulton In-Studio!

Mar 09

Early in the morning after rawking as the opener for They Might Be Giants, Jonathan Coulton was kind enough to come by our studios.  We’ll air the in-studio with him on March 24, but you can listen now:

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And you can watch the (partial) video for “The Princess Who Saved Herself” (the first performance ever other than actually recording it for Many Hands):

And for Mr. Fancy Pants:

This has been a pretty cool week.

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They Might Be Giants In Studio!

Mar 08

We had a great time hanging out with They Might Be Giants this afternoon (they’re at the Calvin tonight! You should go!).  We’ll air our chat on March 17, but if you want to listen now:

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And you probably want to listen, since it has music (including a crazy minor key version of Dr. Worm) and news about the next kids’ stuff they’ll be doing!  (Like, news you haven’t seen anywhere else, I’m pretty sure.)

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Quick Interview with John Flansburgh of They Might Be Giants

Mar 06

On my regular (grownup) shift on the River on Sunday, I did a short interview with John Flansburgh from They Might Be Giants.  They’ll be on the station Thursday afternoon before their show at the Calvin (don’t have tickets yet? get ‘em now), and we’ll record an in-studio with them to air probably on March 17.  You can listen to Sunday’s interview here:

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Jonathan Coulton is opening the show, and we’ll be getting him in the studio too.

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