For years, I have been listening to people in the indie rock community (What?! There is one, I swear!) talk about how much they love ‘John in the Morning’, the radio show hosted by John Richards on Seattle’s KEXP, a radio station that’s held by many as the best the country has to offer in terms of smart, eclectic and, often, independent music. And I have always been jealous. But no more! Or, less so! Because starting back on March 24th, KEXP entered a partnership with Radio New York 91.5 titled Radio Liberation, which will allow New Yorkers to get in on the action. Each day, starting at 6am, you can tune into 91.5 WNYE (it’s like going to a website, but with, you know, dials) for a brand new morning show hosted by Kevin Cole. Then, at 9pm, stick around for a three-hour simulcast of, yes, ‘John in the Morning’. In-studio performances, tons of new music, and a host who doesn’t scream and yell thinly veiled racial/sexist slurs. Things are getting better.
4/9 Spoon at Terminal 5
I keep listening to Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga, months and months after I was sure I would have stopped. Go figure.
4/12 Wye Oak at Union Hall
I have a very, very good source who tells me these folks put on a hell of a live show. Boy-girl indie-pop. It’s good for the soul.
4/14 Soulja Boy, Lil Mama at Nokia Theatre
If I know you guys at all, you think I’m kidding. I am not.