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The Week That Was: Best of 2019 Begins 

We want to hear your voice, peoples. 

Monday, Jan. 6 -  Adam Coop kicks us off in style, with his favorites of last year, including Raconteurs, Billie Eilish, Pixies, Cage The Elephant and of course, Louisville's own White Reaper.

Tuesday, Jan. 7 -  The dulcet tones of Mark Neese tell us about his faves: The Who, Angel Olsen, Bruce Springsteen, Seratones and Priests.

Wednesday, Jan. 8 - John Off from Bunker Hill, IN is on the line! He really dug Gary Clark Jr., Michael Kiwanuka, Camino and the Silversun Pickups last year. 

Thursday, Jan. 9 - Marios Kritiotis from Pittsburgh (not that hockey guy) dials up and talks rap and emo, feat. Denzel Curry and Oso Oso

Friday, Jan. 10 - To wrap up the week, Kurt Gallagher & Mackensi Crenshaw contribute some great calls and picks. Learn about Black Pumas and Kelly Finnigan, among others. 

On Deck: More 2019 Jamz

We spin the tapes of more amazing listeners discussing 2019 favorites. So much informative fun to hear about what moved you all last year. Next week's lineup looks like this: 

Monday, Jan 13 -  Doug Farrel

Tuesday, Jan 14 -  Niklas Nygards

Wednesday, Jan 15 - Jimmy Lonetti

Thursday, Jan. 16 - Harris King / Mike Snider / Tim Hoffman

Friday, Jan 17 - Josh Lisker / Sam Lisker (yes, those Liskers 😊)

Read on the Internet: Top 19 Episodes of 2019

We did the math and came up with our most listened to episodes of the past year. What was #1? What was #2? What was #7? What was #15?

OK, we'll give you a tiny preview, but for the good stuff, click on over to our fab website and read all about it. 

No. 17 – Woodstock Record Producer Andy Zax
No. 11 – “Exile on Main St.”
No. 7 – Listener Favorites: Joey Dosik and the Xcerts
Nos. 3, 10 and 18 – Replacements Countdown

See the full list! See the full list!

Suburbs Pod Guests On Tour,  Jan 10-26

You heard 'em talk to Suburbs Pod, now support 'em when they come to your town. 

Fishbone (episode 628)

Jan. 12 - Long Beach CA - Alex’s Bar

Matt Holubowski (episode 437)

Jan. 10-11 - Val-Morin, QB - Theatre du Marais

Mandolin Orange (episode 546)

Jan. 10 - San Diego CA - The Observatory North Park
Jan. 11 - Los Angeles CA - The Theatre at Ace Hotel
Jan. 12 - Flagstaff AZ - Orpheum Theater
Jan. 14 - Albuquerque NM - Kimo Theatre
Jan. 15 - Fort Collins CO - Washington’s
Jan. 17 - Denver CO - Boettcher Concert Hall (with the Colorado Symphony)
Jan. 18 - Salina KS - Stiefel Theatre
Jan. 19 - Tulsa OK - Cain’s Ballroom
Jan. 22 - Dallas TX - Majestic Theatre
Jan. 23 - Austin TX - Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater
Jan. 24 - Houston TX - White Oak Music Hall
Jan. 25 - New Orleans LA - Tipitina’s

Chuck Prophet (episode 66)

Jan. 17 - Houston TX - Heights Theater (opening for Josh Rouse)
Jan. 18 - Dallas TX - The Kessler (opening for Josh Rouse)
Jan. 19 - Oklahoma City OK - The Blue Door
Jan. 22 - Easton MD - Stolz Listening Room
Jan. 23 - Baltimore MD - Creative Alliance at the Patterson
Jan. 24 - Staten Island NY - House concert
Jan. 25 - Montclair NJ - Outpost in the Burbs
Jan. 26 - Washington DC - House concert

Maggie Rose (episode 703)

Jan. 10 - St. Louis MO - Delmar Hall
Jan. 11 - Cape Girardeau MO - A.C. Brase Arena (Room For One More Child charity show)

Tommy Stinson (episode 110)

Jan. 17-20 - South Walton FL - 30A Songwriters Festival

Matthew Sweet (episode 183)

Jan. 17-20 - South Walton FL - 30A Songwriters Festival

White Reaper (episode 399)

Jan. 26 - Chicago IL - Aragon Ballroom (opening for Black Keys)

What We're Listening To:

Jim: First Aid Kit Stay Gold
Mary: Utkarsh Ambudkar Vanity
Matt: Sharon Van Etten Remind Me Tomorrow 
Patrick 75 Dollar Bill I Was Real 
Sam: Denzel Curry "Ricky" 
Sami: Say Lou Lou "Stayin' Alive" (pictured)
New! New! New!
We'll be coming right at 'ya with a new one each week. Hit play now!

Friday New Releases!

Our award-winning new release roundup is back for 2020, so get the family packed into the wagon and get down to Tower Records for these hot platters!

Beach Slang - The Deadbeat Bang of Heartbreak City (Bridge Nine)

On a recent episode, we said that new Beach Slang song “Tommy in the ‘80s” is about Tommy Stinson. Point of clarification: The song is about the late, great Tommy Keene (Hear our interview with him from 2017 here). But … Stinson does play on this record, so you can understand our confusion. Anyway, “Tommy in the ‘80s” is Slang leader James Alex’s tribute to both power-popster Keene and, in a way, to the Replacements, who similarly once wrote a song paying tribute to a musical hero.

Echosmith - Lonely Generation (self-released)

Fans of this indie pop band’s debut have waited seven years for a proper follow-up album. Now it’s here, and it’s poppy and bouncy and dancy and feels like just what we all need to start off a new year.

Selena Gomez - Rare (Interscope)

The third album by the former Disney Channel kid star is getting solid reviews for its maturity and themes of strength and hope. For a young artist who continually gets scrutinized for her looks, health and romantic partnerships, it’s good to see that she can power through by focusing on the work.
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