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Sun 07/10 91.3 WYEP presents Hurray for the Riff Raff with special guest Daddy Long Legs 8:00pm All Ages
Hurray For The Riff Raff is Alynda Lee Segarra, but in many ways it's much more than that: it's a young woman leaving her indelible stamp on the American folk tradition. If you're listening to her new album, 'Small Town Heroes,' odds are you're part of the riff raff, and these songs are for you. "It's grown into this bigger idea of feeling like we really associate with the underdog," says Segarra, who came to international attention in 2012 with 'Look Out Mama.' The album earned her raves from NPR and the New York Times to Mojo and Paste, along with a breakout performance at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival, which left American Songwriter "awestruck" and solidified her place at the forefront of a new generation of young musicians celebrating and reimagining American roots music.
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Fri 07/15 91.3 WYEP presents Shakey Graves 9:00pm All Ages
Billing himself only as "A Gentleman From Texas," Shakey Graves' monumental rise into the spotlight has always been shrouded in mystery. The on-stage persona of Austin native Alejandro Rose-Garcia, Shakey Graves began as a private creative outlet. His folky, esoteric bedroom recordings quickly developed a cult following, and he soon began performing live as a one-man band, with a knack for storytelling and an enigmatic stage presence that immediately draws listeners into his strange narrative world. With the release of his recent album "And The War Came" on Dualtone Records, Shakey Graves has become something much bigger. Now joined on stage by a backing band, Shakey Graves is selling out major venues around the country, has appeared on Conan, Letterman and Seth Myers, taped an episode of Austin City Limits, and recently won the Americana Music Association's "Emerging Artist of the Year" award.
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Sun 07/17 91.3 WYEP presents Dawes with special guest Kathleen Edwards 8:00pm All Ages
"And may all your favorite bands stay together," sings Taylor Goldsmith on the title track to Dawes' fourth album, All Your Favorite Bands, on their own HUB Records, harking back to a time when that very special rock group helped define who you were, expressing the joy and passion the foursome put into the release. "Your favorite band can identify you, express how you see yourself," explains Goldsmith, who co-wrote the song with Jonny Fritz and is the sole author of the album's other eight tracks. "They enable you to articulate your feelings through the way they play their instruments and the lyrics."
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Sat 08/27 The Noise presents Periphery - Sonic Unrest Tour with special guests SikTh, Chon, Toothgrinder 7:00pm All Ages
The legendary traditions of progressive rock are not without critics. Detractors say the otherwise celebrated style lacks spirit. It lacks emotion. But Periphery smashed this misconception to bits across two full-length albums and a handful of unconventional releases. The band’s mind-bending instrumentation and diverse vocalizations are delivered with vibrant urgency and inescapable hooks that act as an inviting tip to the sonic iceberg lurking beneath. Periphery’s appropriately titled third full-length collection, Juggernaut, lays waste to all expectations within and without the genre. The meticulously crafted, thematically driven, two-album masterpiece is the end result of focus, determination and unrelenting ambition from the creatively obsessive and boundlessly skilled heavy music alchemists.
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Fri 10/07 91.3 WYEP presents Animal Collective with special guest WIFE 9:00pm All Ages
At the beginning there were two of them - Avey Tare and Panda Bear - banging drums and tweaking synths in their bedrooms, singing strange and sometimes heartbreaking songs about imaginary friends and childhood pets. Carried along by washes of squalling feedback, the music was noisy, and it was weird, but it was, at heart, pop music. This was the start of Animal Collective. For fifteen years Dave Porter (Tare), Noah Lennox (Bear), Brian “Geologist” Weitz and Josh “Deakin” Dibb have been rewriting the musical map, their line-up and aesthetic shifting with each astonishing release as they continue their pursuit of a new psychedelia. Their wild path has taken them from cramped concrete basement shows and forest floor singalongs to immersive installations at the Guggenheim and performances to millions on national television. So where now from here?
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