One of the main reasons why people tune into our radio program each week is because we play music no one else does. But what does that mean? It’s different for each person. Some people enjoy hearing a familiar band, but an unfamiliar song. Maybe it’s a band or artist that has been around a while and has a ton of hit songs. But most listeners don’t like the hit-song approach to radio and are curious if there’s anything else from that band worth listening to. That’s one aspect of our programming that brings people back each week.
Another aspect is hearing a band you’ve never heard before, being introduced to unknown and emerging artists who are just trying to be heard. Since 2003 we’ve done that by introducing to radio listeners, and to blog readers, the amazing talents of artists who are becoming more known like The Rocketboys, Citizen Cope, Rosi Golan and more (for more featured artists over the past several years, check out our website).
This weekend’s playlist included a mixture of both of those unheard dynamics, with tastes of music from people you know of and also those you don’t. I’m sure you have some artists in your music collection that fit both the known and unknown categories. Let us know what you would like to hear. We’d love to feature your selections.
Radiohead/Scatterbrain/Hail to the Thief
The Tallest Man On Earth/The Dreamer/Sometimes the Blues Is Just a Passing Bird – EP
Dave Matthews Band/So Right/Everyday
Beck/Guess I’m Doing Fine/Sea Change
The Clash/The Magnificent Seven/The Essential Clash [Disc 2]
U2/Moment of Surrender/No Line On The Horizon
Ruthie Foster/Ring Of Fire/Let It Burn
Lana Del Rey/Born To Die/Lana Del Ray-EP
Paper Bird/Paper Bird/When the River Took Flight
Bayta Darell/The Merchant Prince/Write Me In Metal/Make Me Forever
Future of Forestry/Twilight/Twilight
The Antlers/I Don’t Want Love/Burst Apart
Jacob Furr/If You Would Only Say/The Only Road