The Basement 5/15/14


Little bit of a surprise here on The Basement tonight as 2 of our scheduled bands had to cancel. But The Hex Bombs came in and played some acoustic songs live for us and some songs of their latest album “Everything Earned”. We also filled the other bands spots with some awesome local music. Below is the playlist which, like usual includes shows that each bands is playing in the area soon. Read More…

Pity Party Playlist – 5/14/14

Pity Party Playlist – 5/14/14

Thanks for listening tonight! You will be missed as I spend the next 5 weeks adventuring through the Isles, but Kyle and Stacey will hold you tight during my absence. Here is what you heard:

Moving Mountains – Burn Pile

Annabel – The Age of Possibilities

Marietta – …so They Left Me At a Gas Station

Small Parks – Five Dollar Words

Ovlov – The Well

Mineral – WalkingToWinter

Adventures – Walking

Mansions – Climbers (request)

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PAWS – Tongues

A new one by the trio from Glasgow, Scotland is our Jam of the Day today. The video is two and a half minutes of people making out! Cool!

Album Review: The Black Keys – Turn Blue

Generally when one is talking about the sound of The Black Keys, you usually have to specify which album era you’re talking about. The band has been churning out albums since 2002 and their sound has changed drastically since 2006’s Magic Potion. Their first few albums had a much more raw feel to them than their more recent stuff. When they started out they were very much a in-your-face, fuzz blues, garage, hard rock kind of band and it was powerfully beautiful. Attack & Release had a much more psychedelic kind of chill out feel to it that made you want to get in your car and drive across the country with the windows down. Brothers was an album that took them in a more straight up rock feeling and El Camino got even more upbeat with rock songs that made you want to get up and dance (I dare you to try and listen to “Lonely Boy” without dancing). Turn Blue might be the first album by them in which everything sounds like it’s been done before. But this is actually what makes it an amazing album.
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10 Bands Named After Household Items That Are Household Names

Let’s face it; at one point or another you’ve tried to come up with the perfect band name for the band that you “may” create in the future. Challenged accepted, you think in your head. You jog your memory for a little inspiration, which turns into a frantic look around the house to find that your perfect band name is lying around the house. You weren’t the only one with this idea. The bands listed below also thought the easiest way to name a band is go with what you know.

10. Spoon
Now this name is as simple as it can get. While looking through your own utensil drawer, you think why didn’t I think of this myself? This indie rock band went with the easy way out by picking the name Spoon for their band and although their name is simplistic, in the nicest of terms, the band is nothing of the sort. With a discography of 7 albums, they can’t be deemed simple at any level.
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Kidz Bop – Thrift Shop

This is a song that has been getting a lot of play in the offices of the Impact, but unfortunately, due to the profane and explicit nature of the lyrics, we cannot play it on air. Today’s Jam of the Day comes from the sick and twisted minds of label Razor & Tie’s Kidz Bop.


Full Moon Playlist

An eclectic playlist to set the ambiance as you get weird and prepare for your full moon rituals.

This month’s full moon is nicknamed the “Flower Moon” because as the second full moon of the spring season there are a plethora of flowers blooming during its appearance. This one is extra special, because at 6:15am our time (Sorry, you missed it, but don’t be too hurt because it was only visible from Australia and New Zealand) Saturn completely disappeared behind the moon.

The moon is technically fullest at 3:15pm this afternoon, but will appear to be full all night. So take a second to chill out to this playlist and appreciate Mother Moon.

By Shelby Doyle

Torch and Twang 5/13/14

The Progressive Torch and Twang is live at 8pm tonight featuring Sarah Jarosz, Lake Street Dive, Rosanne Cash, and other nominees from the 2014 Americana Music Association Awards! Tune in later for new music from John Fullbright, and your favorite classics to boot.


Link Wray- Raw Hide- T&T Intro


Noah Gundersen- Ledges- Ledges

Show Ponies- Baby, I’m In Love With You- We’re Not Lost

Moonlight Social- Heading South- Heading South

Driftwood- Outer Space- Driftwood Read More…

Mac DeMarco Interview: The Sequel

Did you see our baby food-filled interview with Mac DeMarco? Whether you did or not, you didn’t get the full story. Here are some segments from the crazy Q & A session with our favorite Canadian that didn’t quite make the cut.

Who least inspires your music?
Least inspires? Hmm. I don’t know. The Police.

Why do they sell french fries at Taco Bell in Canada?
Because most Taco Bells are Taco Bell/KFC…KFC does fries so it comes from KFC. I think it’s a great joint thing there.

Where in Canada has the best poutine?
Montreal…but poutine is never that good anyway.

Where is the missing Malaysian airplane?
I think that airplane is some Amelia Earhart shit, you know? I don’t think we’ll ever know. But uh, I don’t know. Maybe they…you know what? My bandmates are pretty convinced it’s aliens. Like an alien ship came down and sucked up the airplane. So, I’m gonna put my money over there for that.
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