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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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For lovers of vinyl, it can feel like torture waiting for Record Store Day in the spring. Luckily, Record Store Day celebrates on Black Friday just like the rest of the retail world, and this Black Friday there are some cool releases. One such album is Dawes' Stripped Down at Grimey's, which was recorded just before their tour with Bob Dylan this past summer.

“This is a recording of the performance that turned me into a devoted Dawes fan,” says Grimey’s co-owner Doyle Davis. “For what it’s worth, I made a point to catch two more Dawes shows within four months of their Grimey’s performance. That’s how fans are made.”

The cool thing about Record Store Day, beyond the obvious support it offers for local record stores, is that the vinyl released is often limited edition or colored. Stripped Down at Grimey's will be offered on a limited edition 12" orange vinyl, so any Dawes fan should make a dash before they're all sold out.

Other Black Friday Record Store Day releases include Paul Simon, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Jack Johnson, Lana Del Rey, The Clash, Tegan & Sara, and many more. The full list can be found on Record Store Day's website.

Below is the song "Most People", one of the Dawes songs that will appear on their RSD release Stripped Down at Grimey's. Have a listen and let us know what you think!


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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 Justin Jacobs (talking to us via Skype!), contributing writer to Billboard & Relix Magazine.

In case you missed it here's what he played with commentary by Justin - Best of 2011 version!!

Dawes,  "Fire Away" - Dawes' 'Nothing is Wrong' is my pick for album of the year, yet it isn't necessarily the edgiest or most innovative record — it's simply the best rock'n'roll album to come out in a long, long time, balancing classic rock guitar and harmonies with timelessly amazing songwriting. Nothing fancy here, just great rock music.

Tune-Yards, "My Country" - Weird and wonderful, Tune-Yards' 'Whokill' was exactly the opposite of Dawes — innovative in every way and never looking back. Singer/songwriter Merrill Garbus mixes hip-hop, lo-fi garage pop and folk to make a seriously electrifying record.

Lana Del Rey, "Diet Mt. Dew" - This lady was just booked to appear on Saturday Night Live - and she hasn't even released an album yet. That's nuts. Lana Del Rey, whose album 'Born to Die' drops early next year, is my pick for Most Promising of 2012. She writes sharp, sexy retro soul music; let's hope she isn't as self-destructive as pop music's last soul diva.

Bonus! An orderless handful of my other favorite records of 2012:
- Fleet Foxes, 'Helplessness Blues'
- Drake, 'Take Care'
- The Weeknd, 'House of Balloons'
- Bon Iver, 'Bon Iver'
- Oddisee, 'Rock Creek Park'
- Beastie Boys, 'Hot Sauce Committee Part Two'
- War on Drugs, 'Slave Ambient'
- Jay-Z & Kanye West, 'Watch The Throne'
- Felice Brothers, 'Celebration, Florida'
- The Head and the Heart, 'S/T'
- M83, 'Hurry Up, We're Dreaming'
- Ryan Adams, 'Ashes and Fire'

Way to go 2011, you had some really great music! I'm proud of you.


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