2021-06-27 playlist & stream

Jun 27

This week, we’ll celebrate the official start of summer with seasonal songs from The Bazillions, Vistas, and The Not-Its!, plus we’ll hear music from Anjelique Kidjo, Queen, Shine & the Moonbeams, Lucky Diaz, and more. It’s indie music for indie kids.

1st set

They Might Be Giants – It’s Spare the Rock

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They Might Be Giants – Thinking Machine

Heidi Swedberg & the Sukey Jump Band – Down in the Valley

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Otis Redding – Down in the Valley

KB Whirly – Valley of Dreams

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Shine & the Moonbeams – I Believe (new)

[WJFF/JUMP – Elizabeth Mitchell & Dan Zanes – Green Green Rocky Road

[KUTX – Pierce Freelon – Count Kiswahili (new)

[WFNU – Hipwaders bumper

2nd set

Angelique Kidjo – Esso, Esso

ID/prep to rock

They Might Be Giants – Don’t Spare the Rock

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The Bazillions – Summer’s Here

Vistas – Summer

The Not-Its! – Brain Freeze

Weezer – My Best Friend

3rd set

Queen – You’re My Best Friend

Justin Roberts – Best Friend

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Lucky Diaz & the Family Jam Band – Dedos (new)

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo – Chasing Dreams (new)

Jack Forman – PJ Year (new)

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They Might Be Giants – Particle Man 

They Might Be Giants – Spare the Rock

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2021-06-20 playlist & stream

Jun 20

This week, we’re celebrating Black Music Month and Juneteenth by turning the whole show over to Pierce Freelon, whose new multi-generational album Black to the Future is inspired by Afrofuturism—and he’s also featuring tracks from the new compilation of Black family music artists called All One Tribe. 

1st set

They Might Be Giants – It’s Spare the Rock

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Pierce Freelon Guest DJ:

Fyutch feat. Alphabet Rockers — Juneteenth 

Divinity Roxx — Ready Set Go 

Rissi Palmer — Best Day Ever

SaulPaul — Best Day Ever

Ziggy Marley — Play with the Sky

Jazzy Ash — Be Outside 

[WJFF/JUMP – Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, Max Roach – Very Special

[KUTX – Crosspulse Percussion Ensemble – Breaths  

[WFNU – Lucky Diaz & the Family Jam Band – Made in LA

2nd set

ID/prep to rock

They Might Be Giants – Don’t Spare the Rock

Pierce Freelon Guest DJ:

Pierce Freelon feat. Divinity Roxx — Cootie Shot

Stella Freelon — ZOMBI 

Ella Jenkins — Stop and Go

Claudia and Dan Zanes — This Little Light of Mine

Aaron Nigel Smith — Vision

3rd set

Pierce Freelon Guest DJ:

Pierce Freelon — LeVar Burton 

DJ Willy Wow — The GOAT 

Uncle Jumbo — Get Loose 

Little Miss Ann feat. feat. Tommy Soulati Shepherd & Tommy T3PO Shepherd — 28 Days 

Pierce Freelon — Solar Skate

They Might Be Giants – Spare the Rock

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2021-06-13 playlist & stream

Jun 13

1st set

They Might Be Giants – It’s Spare the Rock

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They Might Be Giants – Roy G. Biv

Wunmi – Rainbow

Ms. Niki – Rainbow (new)

ID (One Tribe, 1tribecollective.com) 

Elliott Park – Lemon Pie (new)

Jenn Luck – song intro

Jenn Hartmann Luck – Kids Can Save Animals (premiere, out June 18 )

ID (vinyl feature)

Archie Bell & the Drells – Tighten Up

[WJFF/JUMP – Mike Doughty – 27 Jennifers

[KUTX – Moondog – Frog Bog

[WFNU – The Doubleclicks – Clever Girl

2nd set

Lunch Money – To Be a Fossil

ID/prep to rock

They Might Be Giants – Don’t Spare the Rock

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Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers – Roadrunner

Julie Ruin – Cookie Road

Jumpin’ Jamie – Back to the Future

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3rd set

Sonia De Los Santos – Medium Sized Deck Concert

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They Might Be Giants – Dr. Worm

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2021-06-06 playlist & stream

Jun 06

1st set

They Might Be Giants – It’s Spare the Rock

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They Might Be Giants – Alphabet of Nations (in-studio)

Joe Reilly – Beyond Colors (for Dash)

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Rhiannon Giddens – My Baby Loves Bacon

Lunch Money – Miniature Things

Jenny Lewis – Barking at the Moon

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SaulPaul – Ace It (new)

[WJFF/JUMP – Shovels & Rope – Everybody Hurts

[KUTX – Justin Roberts – Hide and Seek

[WFNU – Carrie Ferguson – The Puppy Song

2nd set

Elizabeth Mitchell & Suni Paz – Tu Eres mi sol

ID/prep to rock

They Might Be Giants – Don’t Spare the Rock

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Elvis Costello & the Attractions – Radio, Radio

Robbert Robert & the Bubble Machine – We R Super Heroes

The Muffs – Kids in America

Madness – One Step Beyond

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3rd set

Average White Band – Pick Up The Pieces

Koo Koo Kanga Roo – Sneaking Downstairs (feat. Mega Ran) (new)

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The Suburbs – Summertime (new)

XTC – Fruit Nut

Shine & the Moonbeams – I Believe (new)

ID (One Tribe, 1tribecollective.com) 

They Might Be Giants – Walking My Cat Named Dog

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2021-05-30 playlist & stream

May 30

1st set

They Might Be Giants – It’s Spare the Rock

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They Might Be Giants – I Haven’t Seen You In Forever

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings – This Land is Your Land

Sonia De La Santos – This Land is Also Mine (new)

ID – flinthillsfestival.ordway.org

Queen Piarei – Orange Yolk Sun (new)

Lunch Money – Tricycle [except KUTX/WFNU]

Shovels & Rope – The Ants Go Marching (new)

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Pierce Freelon feat. Divinity Roxx – Cootie Shot (new)

[WJFF/JUMP – R&J ID

[KUTX – April Smith & the Great Picture Show – Say Say Oh Playmate 

[WFNU – Henning Ohlenbusch – If a Sandwich Was a Sandwich

2nd set

Renee & Jeremy – Kids (new) (MGMT cover)

ID/prep to rock

They Might Be Giants – Don’t Spare the Rock

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CandyBand – Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

babe the blue OX – Surfin’ Minnesota

Justin Roberts – Day Camp

The Deedle Deedle Dees – My Brain is a Fist

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3rd set

Frank Turner – Little Changes

Guy Davis – We All Need More Kindness in This World

Lucky Diaz & the Family Jam Band – Better Together (feat. Frances England) (new)

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Company Businesses – Yummy in My Tummy (new)

Koo Koo Kanga Roo – Backyard Swimsuit (feat Sims) (new)

The Gothsicles – Axolotl Super Powers (feat. MC Lars) (new)

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They Might Be Giants – Free to be You and Me

They Might Be Giants – Spare the Rock

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