Heatmiser – Mic City Sons

April 14th, 2010 by Eric Loose

Anybody who listens to music frequently is destined to be asked the question, “Hey, where do I go next?” by the less experienced listener. Now, by no means am I pretentiously promoting my own listening habits. Though, I think we all have at least one album that we can swear produces instant satisfaction. Do I go to Radiohead, Brand New, Opeth, Thrice, or another cliché universal Sputnik favorite? No, well how about Elliott Smith? Close, I go with his earlier band, Heatmiser, and their final album, Mic City Sons. Immediately gratifying, beautiful lyrics and pleasant melodies are always major advantages when recommending music. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jeff Malone’s Best of the “Magic Mix Era” (2006-2009)

April 14th, 2010 by Jeff Malone

I have been doing best-of shows on Jeff Malone’s Magic Mix for the past four years, with a top 5 countdown for each year.  Now, with the Magic Mix’s four-year run coming to an end, I have compiled a list of the top 25 songs of the “Magic Mix Era,” i.e., the four years that I have previously done best-of shows for (2006-2009).

My expertise in music is most strong when it comes to rock, and that is where my taste tends to migrate towards as well.  The Best of the “Magic Mix Era” is thus a rock-based list.  There are some exceptions, but it is best to consider this list as the top 25 songs of 2006-2009 that are either rock songs or friendly to the rock genre. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Twilight Sad – Forget the Night Ahead

April 13th, 2010 by Eric Loose

Do you ever wish you could just sit down with a band and talk with them about their record? You know, get a little more insight into their inspiration, their connections, their sentiments. I know I have many times…

…just imagine…

Me: Hi, nice of you coming all the way to Glasgow just to talk to me about your new record, Forget the Night Ahead. The Twilight Sad: Of course, anything for you, Eric. You’re only like the best reviewer in the world.

Me: Why thank you, but let’s get down to business, shall we? I’m going to be blunt, I didn’t really enjoy your record. Read the rest of this entry »

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Top 40 for the Week of 4.12.10

April 12th, 2010 by Rich Rodrigues

We have a new #1 for this week.  Frightened Rabbit slowly made its way to the top spot this week, knocking off fellow UK band Mumford and Sons.  We also see a huge debut from Queens, NY based band Freelance Whales.  This week’s top 40 is inspired by Phil Mickelson. He showed us this week that he is truly a great American hero! Congrats, Lefty! Read the rest of this entry »

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Third Eye Blind – Ursa Major

April 12th, 2010 by Eric Loose

I was sitting in a friend’s dorm the other day with approximately 4 or 5 other people when a startling yet predictable phenomenon occurred. None of us were paying any particular attention to the background music that was playing from an adjacent computer. Suddenly, seemingly out of nowhere, each one of us began to sing, move, and hum, all in harmony and melody with each other. The results were almost frightening, and it took each of us off guard considering we had not planned this in any way. What could have caused this strange event, you say? Yes, it was none other than “Semi- Charmed Life” resounding around the room. Scientists have been baffled for years by this phenomenon. Studies show that it is physically impossible to not join into the music when subjects hear that doo-doo-doo, du, du-du-du-doooo off the beginning of “Semi-Charmed Life.” While I give Third Eye Blind some credit for wanting to recreate that same mystique they managed to develop so well on their self-titled, I’m also a little sad at how they failed to do so and in turn put a little blemish on their legacy. Ursa Major, the first release of their two-disc set, isn’t a horrible record by any means, but it is a blight on that alternative band that you sang along to so many summer nights. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Jealous Sound – Kill Them With Kindness

April 12th, 2010 by Eric Loose

As individuals that are often very fervent and passionate about music, it’s easy to underestimate the value of pure, unadulterated, enjoyability. It’s by no means a simple quality to convey, and certainly doesn’t take anything away from the music, but, simply put: what is complex often takes precedence over the simple in the world of those passionate about music and vice versa in the mainstream. Sadly, this leads us to sometimes forget about those greats that simply evoke emotion, whether it be through a cliché style or through means we’re so used to hearing. Read the rest of this entry »

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New Releases Week of 4.12.10

April 12th, 2010 by Rich Rodrigues

We have a plethora of new releases this week with some big time names! MGMT’s sophomore album “Congratulations” hits the shelves this week as does new music from Coheed and Cambria, Kate Nash, and Cypress Hill (who, to me, will always be insane in the membrane (insane in the brain!))! Crank ’em up! Read the rest of this entry »

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Both Feet In: Tina

April 11th, 2010 by The Professor

Tina (Originally aired April 11, 2010)

Tina went from living with her parents, to seeking treatment for drug addiction and mental illness, spending nights in the shelters, and lives in her own home today. She shares her story.

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Broken Social Scene – Forgiveness Rock Record

April 10th, 2010 by Eric Loose

Broken Social Scene have never been a band to go lightly on extravagance. The Canadian conglomerate of a band that began with 2 art-rockers quickly grew into a joint mish-mash of indie all-stars from a wide scope. With the sexy songstresses from Stars and Metric, it’s also worth mentioning that Broken Social Scene probably have one of the prettiest rock line-ups (sorry, Hayley Williams). This assortment of indie royalty grants Broken Social Scene the ability to experiment a little, and rarely do they pass up this opportunity. Forgiveness Rock Record is a rich display of Broken Social Scene’s many talents and areas of interest, from blaring horns sections to lighter pieces where Emily Hainses’ soft voice is most prominent. Yes, it’s also probably not too far from what you’re expecting to hear if you were one of the vehement fans of You Forgot It In People (then again, fans indifferent to YFIIP are few and far between). And in no way can you count this steady, tranquil progression against Broken Social Scene. Forgiveness Rock Record may not grant many gasps in shock and awe, but the group’s latest is sure to leave the rest of 2010 a target to catch up to as far as indie goes. Read the rest of this entry »

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WLOY offers FREE Rita’s in Boulder on Fridays

April 9th, 2010 by Tim Teeling

WLOY offers free Rita'sBeginning NOW, WLOY will be offering FREE Rita’s Italian Ice from 11-1pm outside of Boulder Garden Café for the next three Fridays. Come stop by and say “Hi!” to Rich the DJ during his live Top 20 Countdown for the best music according to him for the past week. Be sure to get there early; we’re bound to run out of FREE Rita’s Italian Ice. Supplies are limited! We’ll see you outside of Boulder Garden Café!

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