Playlist for the 5/15/16 show

May 15th, 2016 by leg

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8:00am (+ 8:00pm!)
Lola Marsh: You’re Mine
Kevin Morby: I Have Been to the Mountain
Mitski: Your Best American Girl
Sunflower Bean: I Was Home
Broken Social Scene: All To All
Britta Phillips: One Fine Summer Morning
Eleanor Friedberger: Sweetest Girl
Mass Gothic: Every Night You’ve Got To Save Me
Hinds: Chili Town
TEEN: All About Us
The James Hunter Six: This Is Where We Come In
Goldfrapp: Happiness
Briana Marela: Surrender
Whitney: Golden Days
Damien Jurado: QACHINA

9:00am (+ 9:00pm!)
Vetiver: Down At El Rio
Lianne La Havas: Green & Gold
Camera Obscura: Lloyd, I’m Ready To Be Heartbroken
Benji Hughes: Fall Me in Love (One of my favorite songs of 2016.)
Lavender Diamond: Oh My Beautiful World
Alexis Taylor: I’m Ready
Andrew Bird: Saints Preservus
The Innocence Mission: Fred Rogers
Widowspeak: All Yours
SAGE: Fall In Love With A Friend
Coke Weed: Street Secrets
Florist: Vacation
Babes: I Need Love
Chairlift: Crying in Public
Dusty Springfield: Breakfast In Bed

Picture note: Close-up of a painting called “Cherry Blossom Symphony” by Alma Thomas at the Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore. It’s mesmerizing.

Playlist for the 5/8/16 show

May 8th, 2016 by leg

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8:00am (+ 8:00pm!)
Kurt Vile: Jesus Fever
Those Darlins: Hung Up On Me
Beach Fossils: Taking Off
Girls Names: I Could Die
Lucius: Wildewoman
Withered Hand: Black Tambourine
Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks: Little Fang
Angel Olsen: Forgiven/Forgotten
Legs: Friday Afternoon at the Zoo
Tame Impala: Elephant
Wye Oak: Schools of Eyes
Saintseneca: Daendors
The War On Drugs: Red Eyes
Metronomy: Love Letters
Smog: I Feel Like The Mother Of The World
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart: Until The Sun Explodes
Olivia Quillio: Weight Wait

9:00am (+ 9:00pm!)
Crooked Fingers: Our New Favorite
Frankie Cosmos: Owen
Fenster: Blue To White
Jolie Holland: Waiting For The Sun
Small Black: Free At Dawn
Warpaint: Go In
Damien Jurado & Richard Swift: Radioactivity
PHOX: Slow Motion
Lyla Foy: Rumour
Mac DeMarco: Let Her Go
Hurray for the Riff Raff: Forever Is Just a Day
Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan: Come Undone
Bonnie “Prince” Billy: Lay and Love
Cass McCombs: There Can Be Only One
Feist: The Circle Married the Line
Beck: Unforgiven
Devendra Banhart: Tick Eats The Olives

Playlist for the 5/1/16 show

May 1st, 2016 by leg

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8:00am (+ 8:00pm!)
Beck: Youthless
Sufjan Stevens: Adlai Stevenson
Panda Bear: Comfy In Nautica
Broadcast: Tears In The Typing Pool
Beirut: Bandenburg
The Cave Singers: Gifts and the Raft
Man Man: Head On
The Parlor: Tear Down The Coastline
Beach House: 10 Mile Stereo
Lord Huron: Brother
Valerie June: You Can’t Be Told
Telekinesis: Power Lines
Pants Yell!: We’ve Got History
Papercuts: Take The 227th Exit
DIANA: Foreign Installation
Twin Steps: Son of Sam

9:00am (+ 9:00pm!)
Mia Doi Todd: Autumn
The Moondoggies: Empress of the North
Edith Frost: The Very Earth
Beachwood Sparks: Earl Jean
Willy Mason: Talk Me Down
Peaking Lights: Subterranean Brainblow
Shudder To Think: Mom’s Mercedes
Revolver: Calm Down
Ben Kweller: Gypsy Rose
Lily & Madeleine: In The Middle
The Tallest Man On Earth: Bright Lanterns
Brightblack Morning Light: All We Have Broken Shines
Cotton Jones: Sail Of The Silver Morning
Kurt Vile: Wakin on a Pretty Day
Paradise Island: We Ate Until We Ate It All

Playlist for the 4/24/16 show

April 24th, 2016 by leg

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SEAN ROWE! Free! Tonight, 5pm at Union College in Taylor Music Center’s Emerson Auditorium. I can’t wait! He’ll be playing his own songs and in between he’s going to talk about how folk and blues musicians influenced his personal music style. This is one of my favorites of his.


8:00am (+ 8:00pm!)
The Black Keys: Everlasting Light
Oscar Neves: Mabelé
Ex Hex: Don’t Wanna Lose
Foxygen: How Can You Really
Architecture In Helsinki: Heart It Races
Vampire Weekend: One (Blake’s Got a New Face)
Booker T. Jones: Progress (featuring Yim Yames)
Cass McCombs: Love Thine Enemy
Broadcast: Before We Begin
Sinkane: How We Be
The New Pornographers: Champions of Red Wine
Friends: Friend Crush
Wye Oak: Glory
Frankie Rose: Interstellar
Andrew Bird: Fake Palindromes
Mitski: First Love-Late Spring
Marine Girls: Tonight?

9:00am (+ 9:00pm!)
Richard Swift: Lady Luck
Widowspeak: Dyed in the Wool
The Hidden Cameras: Colour Of A Man
Jessica Lea Mayfield: Kiss Me Again
José González: This Is How We Walk On The Moon
Gillian Welch: Six White Horses
Father John Misty: Nancy From Now On
The Innocence Mission: Brotherhood Of Man
Whiskeytown: Dancing With The Women At The Bar
Lavender Diamond: Forgive
Literature: Kites
Wilco: How To Fight Loneliness
PHOX: 1936
Teitur: Antonio And His Mobile Phones
Yo La Tengo: Well You Better

Photo note: Awesome dimensional collage by artist Patrick Picou Harrington seen on a telephone pole during a walk down Delaware Avenue this weekend.

Playlist for the 4/17/16 show

April 18th, 2016 by leg

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8:00am (+ 8:00pm!)
Beat Happening: Whats Important
Animal Collective: FloriDada
Blouse: No Shelter
Computer Magic: Be Fair
Chairlift: Romeo
DIIV: Under the Sun
Okkervil River: Black
Eleanor Friedberger: He Didn’t Mention His Mother
Lucy Dacus: I Don’t Wanna Be Funny Anymore
Kurt Vile: Pretty Pimpin
Owiny Sigoma Band: I Made You, You Made Me
Julia Holter: Sea Calls Me Home
Marlon William: Hello Miss Lonesome
Hot Chip: Dancing In The Dark
Cat Power: Manhattan
Roots Manuva: Don’t Breathe Out

9:00am (+ 9:00pm!)
Destroyer: Times Square
Martin Courtney: Northern Highway
The Mantles: Lay it Down
Beach House: Sparks
Damien Jurado: Exit 353
Dawn Landes & Piers Faccini: Crying Out Loud
Mac DeMarco: No Other Heart
Eerie Wanda: Happy Hard Times
Whitney: No Woman
Flowers: Bitter Pill
M. Ward: Confession
The Last Town Chorus: Modern Love
Babes: I’ve Got A Reason To Keep On Living
Jessy Lanza: It Means I Love You
The Innocence Mission: Spring Is Written on Your Door
Florist: Cool and Refreshing

Playlist for the 4/3/16 show

April 3rd, 2016 by leg

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8:00am (+ 8:00pm!)
Katie Kate: Sadie Hawkins
Death Vessel: Mandan Dink
Cat Power: Ruin
Sonny Knight & The Lakers: Juicy Lucy
Billy Bragg & Wilco: California Stars
MaryLeigh Roohan: Coward
Lord Huron: Lonesome Dreams
Hand Habits: Wonder What
Beverly: You Can’t Get It Right
Haim: Let Me Go
Cate Le Bon: I Can’t Help You
LCD Soundsystem: Someone Great
Beachwood Sparks: Sparks Fly Again
El May: I Played a Role
LEO: Waltz
Bodies of Water: In Your Thrall Again

9:00am (+ 9:00pm!)
Bahamas: Caught Me Thinking
The Duke And The King: If You Ever Get Famous
Julie Doiron: Sweeter
The Proper Ornaments: Gone
Strand Of Oaks: Plymouth
The Antlers: Hotel
Soko: I Just Want To Make It New With You
Bonnie “Prince” Billy: For Every Field There’s a Mole
Masha Qrella: Take Me Out
Viking Moses: Sole Command Of The Day
Meg Baird: The Cruelty of Barbary Allen
Assateague: Old Song
Beck: Unforgiven
Diane Cluck: Easy To Be Around
Joel Jerome: Dumb After All


Picture note: Close-up from The Fondey Family painting by Ezra Ames, 1803, at the Albany Institute of History and Art

Playlist for the 3/27/16 show

April 3rd, 2016 by leg

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8:00am (+ 8:00pm!)
Friends: I’m His Girl
The Drums: Book of Revelation
Strand Of Oaks: Goshen ‘97
Hospitality: Nightingale
The Firs: A Fight
Jenny Lewis: Just One Of The Guys
Temples: Colours To Life
Fear Of Men: Green Sea
Death Cab for Cutie: Monday Morning
Twin Shadow: Run My Heart
St. Vincent: Digital Witness (Radio Edit)
Cayucas: Deep Sea
Diane Coffee: Hymn
Luna: That’s What You Always Say
Bleached: For The Feel
The Aislers Set: Through The Swells

9:00am (+ 9:00pm!)
PHOX: In Due Time
The Duke And The King: Still Remember Love
Lily & Madeleine: Nothing But Time
Michael Kiwanuka: I’m Getting Ready
Cat Power: Werewolf
Sylvan Esso: Wolf
Damien Jurado: Silver Katherine
The xx: Tides
Elliott Smith: Somebody That I Used To Know
The Low Anthem: To Ohio
Yo La Tengo: Cornelia And Jane
Sibylle Baier: Tonight
Michael Hurley: The Werewolf Song
Kishi Bashi: Q&A
Festival: Fair And True
Múm: Underwater Snow
Woman’s Hour: Reflections

Playlist for the 3/20/16 show

March 20th, 2016 by leg

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Songs from the 3/20/16 Hello Pretty City radio show:

8:00am (+ 8:00pm!)
Beach Day: Walking on the Streets
St. Vincent: Prince Johnny
Johnny Cash & June Carter: Oh, What A Good Thing We Had
Valerie June: You Can’t Be Told
Jessica Pratt: Back, Baby
Chromatics: Cherry
Father John Misty: The Ideal Husband
Literature: New Jacket
Sufjan Stevens: Adlai Stevenson
Tennis: Marathon
Mercedes López: Delgadina
José Gonzaléz: Leaf Off / The Cave
The Van Allen Belt: Afternoon Walk of Shame
Sonny & The Sunsets: The Application
Carla Thomas: Gee Whiz (Look At His Eyes)
The Innocence Mission: Bright As Yellow
The Books: Beautiful People

9:00am (+ 9:00pm!)
Winterpills: Laughing
Young Guv: Crushing Sensation
Deerhoof: Mirror Monster
The Jesus & Mary Chain: Just Like Honey
Alvvays: Adult Diversion
Lady Lamb The Beekeeper: Billions Of Eyes
Rose Melberg: Not Just To Be Loved But To Love
LCD Soundsystem: Home
David Byrne and St. Vincent: Who
David Byrne and St. Vincent: Lazarus
St. Vincent: Cruel
Ryley Walker: Primrose Green
Belle & Sebastian: Perfect Couples
Beverly: Madora
Justin Townes Earle: Slow Monday
Ravens and Chimes: Eleventh Street
Elvis Perkins: I Came for Fire
Leadbelly: Irene
Moreno Veloso: Verso Simples

Playlist for the 3/13/16 show

March 13th, 2016 by leg

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8:00am (+ 8:00pm!)
La Luz: Brainwash
Thao & The Get Down, Stay Down: Bag Of Hammers
Vampire Weekend: Mansard Roof
Eleanor Friedberger: Early Earthquake
Laura Stevenson: Runner
Jonathan Richman: New Kind Of Neighborhood
Eux Autres: Go Dancing
Damien Jurado: Silver Timothy
William Onyeabor: Do You Want A Man (The Vaccines Remix)
Girls Names: Cut Up
Deer Tick: Art Isn’t Real (City of Sin)
Warpaint: Disco//very
Tennis: Take Me Somewhere
Brown Bird: Seven Hells
Dum Dum Girls: Under These Hands
Ponies In The Surf: Poor Jenny
The Parting Gifts: This House Ain’t A Home
The Sadies: Violet and Jeffrey Lee
Temples: Keep In The Dark

9:00am (+ 9:00pm!)
Lyla Foy: No Secrets
Real Estate: Horizon
Merle Haggard: The Bottle Let Me Down
Sharon Van Etten: Taking Chances
Cass McCombs: Morning Star
Megafaun: Second Friend
Mountain Man: Sewee Sewee
Sylvan Esso: Coffee
Taken By Trees: Not Like Any Other
Frankie Cosmos: Art School
Evan Dando: In The Grass All Wine Colored
Frankie Rose And The Outs: Hollow Life
The Firs: Ageless
Jolie Holland: The Littlest Birds
Essie Jain: Glory
Young Marble Giants: Brand New Life

Playlist for the 2/28/16 show

March 6th, 2016 by leg

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8:00am (+ 8:00pm!)
Cayucas: Champion
Jeen: NY Island
Unknown Mortal Orchestra: Can’t Keep Checking My Phone
Houndstooth: Borderlands
Thee Oh Sees: Wax Face
Lower Dens: To Die in LA
Bleached: Dead Boy
The Clientele: Rain
Jackie Zealous: California
Thao: Cool Yourself
Flyying Colours: Feathers
Kindness: Swingin Party
WIN WIN: Dead Girls
King Tuff: Eyes of the Muse
Those Darlins: Hung Up On Me
Willie Watson: Long John Dean
Broken Social Scene: Texico Bitches

9:00am (+ 9:00pm!)
The Weather Station: Floodplain
Mavis Staples: You Are Not Alone
Os Mutantes: Le Premier Bonheur Du Jour
Yo La Tengo: What Comes Next
PHOX: Kingfisher
Emmylou Harris & Neil Young: Star Of Bethlehem
Secret Cities: It’s Always Summer
The Staves: Horizons
The Love Language: Stars
Beck: Don’t Let It Go
Johanna Warren: Without Her
Sharon Van Etten: I Don’t Want To Let You Down
Mega Bog: Aurora/99
Bahamas: All The Time
Jessica Pratt: Hollywood
Damon Albarn: Lonely Press Play
Little Joy: How To Hang A Warhol