The ’59 Sound

Show #107: Toro y Moi’s What For?

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A transfixing blend of psych-rock textures, funky groove and glam rock sounds, Toro y Moi’s latest album, What For?, is already one of my favorite albums of the year, reaching back to the sounds of the 70s and bringing them forward. Setlist (“Song Name” – Artist – Album) “The ’59 Sound” – The Gaslight Anthem – The ’59 Sound … Continued

Show #106: Neutral Milk Hotel’s In The Aeroplane Over The Sea

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On the heels of their soul-stirring Cleveland show, the 106th episode of The ’59 Sound will focus on Neutral Milk Hotel’s In The Aeroplane Over The Sea – a masterpiece and easily one of the most influential alternative albums of the late-90s. Few albums before or since are quite as affecting. Setlist (“Song Name” – Artist – Album) … Continued

Show #105: Thin Lizzy’s Jailbreak – Telethon 2015

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Donate and help support great college radio programs like The ’59 Sound by calling 216-368-2208 or visiting wruw.org! To put you in the giving mood for Telethon, the massively influential Jailbreak by Thin Lizzy is this week’s pick. Arguably Ireland’s greatest rock band, the guitar work on this album has inspired generations of musicians, as has the unique … Continued

Show #104: The Replacements’ Tim

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Embodying the soul of the willfully messy and massively influential 80’s rock band The Replacements, Tim is debatably the group’s finest album. It’s meant for an audience of outcasts and misfits, the ones unafraid to wear their hearts on their sleeves, and because of that carries a special magic that has defined college radio for the past … Continued

Show #103: Yes’s The Yes Album

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Yes are the definitive British progressive rock band, painting vast musical tapestries filled with gorgeous melodies and virtuosic playing. The Yes Album is just one example; an essential musical touchstone for those curious about the genre’s origins and rock and roll in the 1970s. Setlist (“Song Name” – Artist – Album) “The ’59 Sound” – The Gaslight Anthem … Continued

Show #102: Electric Citizen’s Sateen

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Blending the best of classic metal with the sounds of modern psychadelia and protopunk, Cincinnati’s Electric Citizen is one of the most talent hard rock bands in music right now. This episode of The ’59 Sound features an interview with the band’s lead singer, Laura Dolan, ahead of their upcoming show at Happy Dog at … Continued

Show #101: The Lone Bellow’s Then Came The Morning

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Released just this January, The Lone Bellow’s Then Came The Morning is a rich tapestry of 13 songs that blend the influences of roots music, gospel and blues into a great work of modern indie-Americana. Setlist (“Song Name” – Artist – Album) “The ’59 Sound (Acoustic)” – The Gaslight Anthem – The B-Sides “Then Came The Morning” – … Continued

Show #100: The Gaslight Anthem’s The ’59 Sound

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After 100 shows, it is only fitting to revisit the album after which my show is named: The Gaslight Anthem’s The ’59 Sound. Dropping lyrical references and musical allusions to many of their own influences and heroes, The Gaslight Anthem inspired the format of my show with this album, typifying hero worship and the idea that … Continued

Show #98: Doug Gillard’s Parade On

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Parade On is Doug Gillard’s third solo album, offering more of crisp guitar playing, deft soloing and pop song craft that we have come to know and love. This show precedes Doug’s WRUW sponsored show at the Grog Shop on Feb. 27. Setlist (“Song Name” – Artist – Album) “The ’59 Sound” – The Gaslight Anthem – The … Continued