Join us for Coffeehouse Conversations with Jolie Holland. In the following preview, Jolie discusses her views on covering songs, Daniel Johnston, M. Ward, and even sings a little Madonna for us. The full interview and guest DJ set will air on Sunday, May 31st at 10am (EST).
This week, we’re highlighting the indie rock quartet, Mariage Blanc.
On April 12, 1963, Bob Dylan gave his first major concert performance at Town Hall in New York City.
The Pixies second album was released in 1989 and was the album that helped them break out in the United States. The album conquers a diversity of subject matter (love, religion, surrealism) amid a variety of musical styles with elements of surf rock, punk and pop.
Ronstadt's fifth album was released in 1974, and made her a star. She perfects her folk-rock sound through covers of songs by Paul Anka, Hank Williams and Anna McGarrigle. This album had number one hits on the Country and Pop charts, went platinum, and even earned Ronstadt a Grammy award.
Translated to "With A Buzz in Our Ears We Play Endlessly", Sigur Rós' 5th album was one of many changes. They developed it with a different process, recorded it outside of their home country of Iceland, with a different producer. The result is one of their more happy sounding albums.
American Originals is WYEP's monthly series devoted to essential American artists and their music. This episode is on the career of Lou Reed. From the Velvet Underground to his solo career, Lou Reed's innovative guitar playing, songwriting and provocative nature has made him legendary.
American Originals is WYEP's monthly series devoted to essential American artists and their music. In this episode, we focus on the life of Hank Williams. For a man who spent only twenty-nine years on this earth, Hank Williams had an enormous impact on music.
American Originals is WYEP's monthly series devoted to essential American artists and their music. In this episode, it's Chrissie Hynde. As a singer and songwriter, member of The Pretenders and to her many collborations, she has brought a unique voice and passion to her work.