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Sun 10/04 Built to Spill with guests Helvetia, Clarke and the Himselfs 8:00pm All Ages
Twenty years on from first signing to Warner Bros. Records, Built To Spill is set to return in 2015 with its eighth studio album, Untethered Moon. That’s now two complete decades that one of America’s leading “indie rock” bands has happily made its home on a major label, and in the process redefined that clumsy descriptor of independence by operating wholly and consistently under its own steam, taking the proper time to craft timeless songs and playing endless, epic shows to a growing grip of fans each year. Under the command of its constant leader, Doug Martsch, as well as a new rhythm section, Built To Spill’s creative process continues to ebb, flow and evolve in its own orbit, reemerging on record for the first time since 2009’s There Is No Enemy with ten new songs that fit at once into the band’s resonant catalog while infusing fresh energy into that signature sound.
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Tue 10/06 Beats Antique's Creature Carnival 8:00pm All Ages
World-renowned dancetronica trio Beats Antique are bringing back the wild and crazy Creature Carnival. This tour will be a spectacle for the ages. The Creature Carnival promises to bring breathtaking performances, improvisational serendipity, audience participation, and tons more surprises to come. The tour embarks this Fall 2015 in select North American cities. The Creature Carnival is a collaborative event with spectators and performers alike. “We want to take our fans on a journey,” notes David Satori of Beats Antique. “Now with the Creature Carnival, we plan to get the audience in a more dynamic, psychedelic, and participatory role than ever before. Come along for the ride!"
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Thu 10/08 Joywave with special guest Alpine 8:00pm All Ages
They’re smart. They’re funny. They’re in a band. Wait, there’s more. Joywave are five hardened criminals from Rochester, NY, making conceptual, humorously self-aware indie pop that’s both meta and personal, retro and cutting edge, all-ages and sophisticated. To step inside a Joywave song is to lose yourself in a thoughtfully-curated, tech-savvy synthesis of emotions, genres and random noise, blended into an eminently danceable DIY sound smoothie. Add to that an energetic and seamless live performance (as Rolling Stone said of their 2014 Lollapalooza show, “Joywave brought the disco to the forest”) not to mention lead singer Daniel Armbruster’s unforgettable mustache, and the result is a buzz that won’t stop growing.
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Fri 10/09 91.3 WYEP presents Stars 9:00pm All Ages
Like their celestial namesake, Stars only come out at night. It’s been 14 years since the Montreal band debuted with an album of intimate synth-pop whispers titled Nightsongs, but really, any of the increasingly assertive and sonically elaborate records they’ve released since could be named that. Whether between the sheets or on the streets, the nighttime is when the most pivotal moments of your life play out: the drunken dusk-to-dawn hangs through which eternal friendships are forged; the knowing glance across the dancefloor that leads to exchanged phone numbers, that ominous 3 a.m. phone call from the hospital; the decision to turn a new leaf that can only come when you’ve spent five despairing hours staring at a ceiling fan. These are the worlds that Stars songs inhabit, to show us that, even in our most vulnerable and naked states, we are never truly alone.
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Sat 10/10 Bob Schneider 9:00pm All Ages
In the heavy Texas summer heat, Bob Schneider stands in his garage, splattered in paint. Thick leaves pulled from fine art books soak in water baths as he prepares layers for a new collage. Intestines swirl on faces, haunted eyes peer out, and paintbrushes coat layers upon layers of glue as images transform one atop the other until Bob steps back, done. The collage will find itself as the cover of Bob’s latest album, a curated collection of three thematically-linked five song EPs, collectively titled King Kong. The album hearkens back to his earliest releases, Lonelyland (2001), I’m Good Now (2004), albums that brought the essence of Bob—good songs, all genres, fun and harrowing, sharp and insightful. Songs to dance to, to laugh with, to mourn through.
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Tue 10/13 The Word Featuring Robert Randolph, John Medeski, North Mississippi Allstars with special guests Amy Helm & the Handsome Strangers 8:00pm All Ages
Fourteen years may have passed between albums for THE WORD, but that’s no suggestion of broken bonds. Nor of broken strings. A love of music, of extended improvisational collaboration, of closing the eyes and channeling the feel—these are the ties that bind THE WORD. The genesis of THE WORD began in the year 1998, when the Avant-jazz and funk group Medeski, Martin & Wood took the burgeoning North Mississippi Allstars on their first tour. Riding down the road, the groups listened to the first two Arhoolie Records compilations of sacred steel guitar, a musical style then just seeping into the broader public awareness. Sacred steel is ecstatic pedal steel guitar used in sanctified churches; it’s the same instrument familiar to country & western music, but played with the authority and scale of a church organ. Keyboardist John Medeski and Luther Dickinson cooked up the idea of recording an instrumental gospel album with the Allstars (Luther Dickinson—guitars; Cody Dickinson—drums; Chris Chew—bass) in Medeski’s Brooklyn studio. When they learned that a young sacred steel star named Robert Randolph lived in New Jersey, they invited him to their area gig. This was THE WORD’S big bang.
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Wed 10/14 91.3 WYEP & Sailor Jerry present: An Evening With Lucero 8:00pm All Ages
(by Brian Venable) You could say we were one of the lucky ones, starting this band in April of ’98 without a clue as to what we were doing. We were getting tired of the steady punk rock and metal diet and we wanted to try our hand at country songs, or do our best Tom Waits/Pogues impersonation. The trick there was that we couldn’t really play our instruments! I had never played guitar before and Ben Nichols (lead singer, guitar) had only played bass in other bands. Finding Roy Berry (drummer) and John C. Stubblefield (bassist) solidified the line up and being hidden away in Memphis allowed us to woodshed, experiment with different sounds and create one that was ours alone.
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Sun 10/18 Opus One & PromoWest North Shore Presents Timeflies with special guests Kalin and Myles 8:00pm All Ages
We started Timeflies in 2010, and after releasing only singles, on September 19, 2011, released our debut album, The Scotch Tape. We also started Timeflies Tuesday – a series in which we are able to stay connected with you by releasing remixes, performing live covers, and freestyling over original beats. Since recently releasing a mixtape and two EPs, we have been working really hard on our new album After Hours, released on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. We have a bunch of awesome collaborations on the album including T-Pain, Fabolous, and Katie Sky and hope you all check it out. With a tour planned for Fall 2014, we’re excited for what the future holds and to see you guys out on the road again really soon!
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Mon 10/19 Cherub: 'So...You DTF?' Tour with special guests Hippie Sabotage, Shooka 8:00pm All Ages
Cherub will be bringing their electric new live set up to Mr. Smalls on Oct 21. Fans will be able catch the duo performing with additional musicians on stage; their producer Nick Curtis on drums and longtime friend Jordan Bartlett on guitar and keys. Jordan and Jason could not be more excited about hitting the stage as a four piece band, and this fresh new reinterpretation of their live show has been years in the making and is an exciting new chapter in their musical adventure. Expect new songs, old songs and a Cherub show like you've never seen before! For more information, please visit www.cherublamusica.com
Jordan Kelley and Jason Huber take their fun very, very seriously. The pair behind the ambitious and emphatic Nashville duo Cherub craft hooky electro-pop that lyrically captures the risqué, pleasure-seeking impulses of their youth, while their studio expertise results in alluring grooves.
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Sun 10/25 91.3 WYEP presents Josh Ritter and the Royal City Band 8:00pm All Ages
Sermon on the Rocks, the new album from critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Josh Ritter, will be released October 16th. The album was recorded in New Orleans earlier this year, and it’s Josh’s most freewheeling and adventurous record to date. These October dates are special full-band shows to celebrate the release of the record. Get ready to get down!
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Thu 11/05 theNEWDEAL 8:00pm All Ages
With over 1400 legendary late nights, sold-out clubs and triumphant festivals under their belts, theNEWDEAL returns with a passion in 2015. Recently released tracks “Mercury Switch” and “Sabotage the System” offer a preview of their upcoming fall studio release which bassist Dan Kurtz describes as their “most creative” endeavor to date. “In the last few months we've been pushing ourselves to work with new sounds, new styles, new ways of arranging jams, and the stuff we've come up with has felt great and exciting to us as a result. We're listening back to the board tapes of all the shows and finding the parts, even if they're just a couple of seconds long, that sound the most inspiring and then building studio recordings around them. In some cases we'll glue a bit from one show in one city to another completely unrelated piece from another town, and create something we'd never have come up with in either just a live or just a studio setting.”
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Fri 11/06 91.3 WYEP presents The Polyphonic Spree 15th Anniversary Tour - performing “The Beginning Stages of…” in its entirety as well as some deep cuts, choice covers, and some other surprises 9:00pm All Ages
The Trees Are Getting Harder To Climb: 15th Anniversary of The Polyphonic Spree! The Polyphonic Spree began July 15, 2000 as one man’s desire to hear a sound he dreamt about; before most bands over the last decade, that are often compared in sound and vision to the Spree, were formed. The Polyphonic Spree have traversed the globe several times over much to the dismay of those that thought the band would never leave its hometown of Dallas, TX. They have appeared at every major music festival and late night television program. The Polyphonic Spree has ranged in size from 13 to 27 members. It has never been about the size but about the sound. The band currently has 21 active members.
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Sat 11/21 Papadosio - Extras in a Movie Tour: Act 1 8:00pm All Ages
The information age has a sound. Revolutionary technology meets an evolutionary message in Papadosio. Melding progressive rock with psychedelia, folk with electronica, and dance music with jam, the quintet has amassed a dedicated following of thousands of likeminded individuals sowing the seeds of unity and spreading the sounds of exaltation. Singer-songwriter Anthony Thogmartin’s visionary lyrics, eclectic production, and signature guitar work are anchored by the rock solid battery of drummer Mike Healy and bassist Rob McConnell. The quintet is rounded out by brothers Billy and Sam Brouse, whose virtuosic two-headed keyboard, synth, and programming attack give the band its unmistakable complexity and intensity.
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Sun 11/22 Mayhem/Watain - Black Metal Warfare pt II with special guests Rotting Christ 8:00pm All Ages
Mayhem: Inspired by groups such as Venom, Slayer, Motörhead and Celtic Frost, Mayhem was founded in 1984 by guitarist Øystein Aarseth (known initially as “Destructor”, later “Euronymous”), bassist Jørn Stubberud (“Necrobutcher”) and drummer Kjetil Manheim, taking their band name from the Venom song “Mayhem with Mercy”.
Watain: Ceremonial fanaticism, black mass hysteria, blood, fire and death; rock n roll as the Devil once intended…Musically fueled by forefathers such as Venom, Bathory, Metallica and Mercyful Fate, and spiritually fueled by the lawless will of the liberated spirit, Watain is that dangerous flame of Metal that seemed lost for many years, and that now once again has been set loose upon the dying world. in honor of the wild and untamed darkness that lies at the heart of true rock n roll music.
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Sat 12/05 91.3 WYEP presents Keller Williams Trio featuring Rob Wasserman and Rodney Holmes 8:30pm All Ages
"I'm absolutely elated to introduce my new trio featuring Rodney Holmes on drums and Rob Wasserman on upright bass. Rob is a Grammy award winning composer and producer as well as a zenned out keeper of the pocket who has played with a jaw dropping amount of famous people. I first saw him in the late 80's as a duo with Bob Weir. Rodney, also a Grammy award winning composer and producer, is a complete and total badass on the drum kit and has played with folks like Maceo Parker and Santana. I became an instant fan in the early 2000's for his work on the "Live From Denver" albums with the Steve Kimock band. The thought of this project has me absolutely giddy with excitement and ideas. One is to focus on acoustic dance music while using my new as well as older material as a template for this vision. Another is to simply be a student of these two masters and allow them to take this music into lands unknown. Im excited. Can you tell?" Kw.
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Wed 12/16 DigiTour SlayBells 6:30pm All Ages

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