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New Noise At Nine

Preview Pitchfork, Lollapalooza, and new Tom Petty.

Highlights from this week's show include a ripper - I mean a ripper from Greta Van Fleet just in time for their Lollapalooza appearance. Blues Traveler has new music but it's only frontman John Popper who's heading out on tour this fall. He stops by City Winery Chicago for on September 18. I heard...
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"New music from Tom Petty." Something Ryan Arnold never thought he'd ever say again.

I'm not often at a loss for words. When I read more than a dozen Tom Petty songs had been unearthed and plans are in the works for a massive box set all I could muster was "I'll be damned." Pre-order the 60 song (including more than a dozen previously unreleased songs recorded in the early 1980's)...
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June 8, 2018; Manchester, TN, USA; Sheryl Crow performs at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Nelles/The Tennessean via USA TODAY NETWORK

Hear Sheryl Crow tear up a new song with St. Vincent on this week's New Noise.

Sheryl Crow says she's through making records. If "Wouldn't Want To Be Like You" is indeed her swan song, it's a good one. She enlists the help of St. Vincent to make her point. St. Paul & The Broken Bones return with some blue-eyed soul and an XRT show at the Riv in October. Details on how you...
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Frank E. Lee 1979 SMF

1979, The Year We Heard On A Walkman

Once again, we returned to territory that was familiar to some, hazy to others and undiscovered country for still more. In a year filled with political turmoil, invasions and hostage-taking, we focused on the music: a dazzling blend of traditional, jittery new wave, pop classics and every possible...
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Check out Smashing Pumpkins, Beth Orton covering Tim Buckley, and Death Cab For Cutie sampling Yoko Ono on New Noise

Along with a slew of songs we've been collecting this week I borrowed a few CDs Jason Thomas played on the Big Beat to round out a very full New Noise at Nine . Notably the latest from Interpol, Maggie Rogers, and Gorillaz . Check out the rest of this week's playlist below. I included a few links...
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Find out which artists received their first spins on this week's New Noise.

This has been an exciting week for new music. I've been looking forward to playing some artists I'd never heard before. Dennis Lloyd, Mikaela Davis , and Christine & The Queens are three in particular. The entire playlist from this week's show is below. I've included links to pre-order albums...
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Florence + The Machine, Beach House, Decemberists. Thursday May 24, 2018

Florence + The Machine "Hunger" is quick and wonderful. If the rest their upcoming album High As Hope is as emotionally charged then we're in for a treat! Pre-order the album here . I've been really keen on the band Jungle from the UK since I first heard them this spring. Their song "Happy Man" has...
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Arctic Monkeys, Houndmouth, Gang Of Youths. Thursday May 17, 2018

Arctic Monkeys have a sorta Bowie - sorta Beatles sound in their first single "Four Out Of Five." I think new fans are going to find their way to Arctic Monkeys ! Dawes has a rockin' "Living In The Future" and I'm really into Gang Of Youths sound. Have a look below at this week's playlist below and...
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Dave Matthews Band, Houndmouth, Bastille. Thursday May 10, 2018

Had to make room for late arrivals from Bastille and Houndmouth this week. Not. A. Problem. Have a look below at everything else we played and, if you like what you hear, check out a concert and buy a few albums from a local, independent or a family-owned music store. Connect with me on Twitter ,...
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Florence + The Machine, The Longshot, Prince. Thursday May 3, 2018

Florence + The Machine announced a new album this week and immediately shared the first single "Hunger." Jamie xx and Kamasi Washington lend their skills to the album High As Hope due June 29. Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr is playing with The The on their first tour in 18 years. He has an album of...
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