Rick Simpson is taking the night off, and instead of Gumbo Variations, we bring you two sets from this year's Newport Folk Festival: The Violent Femmes followed by Ryan Adams and the Incredible String Dusters. Tune in tonight at 6 PM, only on Different Radio.
The brother-sister duo Wild Belle found inspiration for its latest recording in its native city of Chicago, in its adopted homes in Los Angeles and Jamaica, and most of all in its members' romantic entanglements. The pair's island pop is a refreshing treat — especially the title track from Dreamland.
WRUR will stream WXPN's XPoNential Festival from Philadelphia live this weekend, and you can watch and listen to it live on WRUR.ORG. Click on the VUHAUS Song of the Day link, and you will be able to see the festival all weekend long. Here is the line up:
Artist Line-up and Times. SATURDAY JULY 23rd 12:00PM ET - Kississippi
12:30PM ET – Ben Arnold 1:05PM ET - Esme Patterson
Do to a major maintenance upgrade of our audio system, WRUR will be off the air starting at 10PM Monday evening, June 27th. The outage should last a few hours, with restoration as soon as it is completed. We apologize for the inconvenience.
It's been a joy to hear the music of Andrew Bird shift and change. Bird's early music, from the late '90s, was steeped in hot jazz and blues music from the early days of the phonograph, then later shifted to new technologies using loop pedals to layer voice, whistling and violin. His lyrics often have a calculated quality, filled with abundant wordplay and observations.