February 2017

Friday mornings on WYEP, Chef Bill Fuller (Corporate Chef for big Burrito) joins Cindy Howes at 7:30am for Pairings! Bill & Cindy challenge each other to pair up your favorite music with matching menus. Let’s see what they came up with this week. Listen to the audio: 

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Every Wednesday at 9:13 am, one of WYEP’s trusted music experts joins me (Cindy Howes) on The Morning Mix to play a couple favorite new songs and share some insight. Today we welcome Sarah Wardrop from WFUV in New York!

In case you missed, it here’s what she played:

Tash Sultana, Jungle - Tash Sultana has already earned big buzz in Australia and it has traveled quickly to the U.S. ahead of her upcoming tour. Music helped her get through some personal battles, and she's gone from busking to winning awards for her songs and powerful performances. This self-taught musician is also a looping wizard, so aside from checking out her EP, be sure to watch video of Tash bringing "Jungle" to life.

Sinkane, U'Huh - Brooklyn-based Ahmed Gallab is back with a sixth Sinkane album, called Life & Livin' It, which is out on Friday. England, Sudan and Ohio are just a few of his other stops around the globe, and those travels seem to make his fusion of funk, jazz and Afropop even more soulful. This song has been out for a few months, but it's worth playing (and repeating) to get its positivity out into the world. 

Friday mornings on WYEP, Chef Bill Fuller (Corporate Chef for big Burrito) joins Cindy Howes at 7:30am for Pairings! Bill & Cindy challenge each other to pair up your favorite music with matching menus. Let’s see what they came up with this week. Listen to the audio: 

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Every Wednesday at 9:13 am, one of Pittsburgh’s finest music writers joins me (Cindy Howes) on the Morning Mix to play a couple favorite new songs and share some insight. Today we welcome Scott Tady!

In case you missed it here’s what he played with commentary by Scott:

Sloucher, "Certainty" - A tip of the hat to 90's alt-rock, with mildly distorted guitars in an early Wilco or The Lemonheads way. Just one of those songs that grabs and tugs you right away. The Seattle group describes its sound as "Not quite grunge, not really lo-fi, not very alternative, we're just a basement band." Hope they're headed here in 2017.

Communist Daughter, "Roll a Stone" - A menacing start leads to a cool gait and groove. The male-female vocal dynamic is moody and riveting. As a single it's accessible, but yields smaller treats with repeated listens. I've seen some New Pornographers comparisons. The band takes its name from a Neutral Milk Hotel song, which leads to the assumption their artistry is uncompromising. 

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