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Playlist from 05/20/2009 @ 12:00pm

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Dr. Lonnie Smith

Dapper Dan
Rise Up! 2009 via Palmetto Records
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Antony and the Johnsons

Another World
The Crying Light 2009 via Secretly Canadian
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Liz Durrett

Wake to Believe
Outside Our Gates 2009 via Warm Electric
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Rufus Wainwright

Want (One) 2003 via Dreamworks
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Jose Gonzalez

Veneer 2006 via Mute U.S.
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2:40 pm
Pass the Hatt (click for more info)
Coat of Many Colors presents, "Pass The Hatt," a Wealthy Street Spring Music Festival. This festival features an all-local music line-up including The Flowbs, Wren Boys, A Thousand Plateaus and many more. "Pass The Hatt" takes place all day long on Saturday, May 23rd at 1052 Wealthy Street SE. More information is available by calling Matt at 616-356-6150.


Yesterdays [Junior Boys Remix]
Verve Remixed, Vol. 3 2005 via Verve


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Amadou & Mariam

Welcome To Mali 2009 via Nonesuch
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Clutchy Hopkins

The Old Spot
Music Is My Medicine 2009 via UBIQUITY RECORDS
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Aero Dynamik
Tour de France Soundtracks 2003 via Astralwerks
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Gold Guns Girls
Fantasies 2009 via 02. Records
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2:20 pm
The Guest List (click for more info)

Tune in to WYCE's Sunday Night Lineup for

The Guest List

. Each week, host Michael Cunningham welcomes a member of WYCE's listening community into the studio to share the soundtrack to their life. Get on the List! Email The Guest List is Sunday nights at 10pm, exclusively on listener supported community radio - 88.1 FM WYCE.


Big Man
Who is This America 2004 via Artemis Records
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Bela Fleck

Ah Ndiya
Throw Down Your Heart, Tales From The Acoustic Planet, Vol. 3 - Africa Sessions 2009 via Rounder / Umgd
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Bob Dylan

Life Is Hard
Together Through Life 2009 via Columbia
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Lucille Bogan

Tired as I Can Be
The Best of 2004 via Sony
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2:00 pm
Kids' Fishing! (click for more info)
Every Saturday morning in the month of May the non-profit Izaak Walton League hosts Free Kids'Fishing. Their Conservation Center is located at 5641 Myers Lake Road, a half mile north of Cannonsburg Ski area. Kids must be accompanied by an adult, but fishing rods, tackle, and help will be provided. Catch & release only. Open from 9-noon on Saturdays in May - Check out the pond and get a kid hooked on fishing!

Sigur Ros

Inni Mer Syngur Vitleysingur
Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust 2008 via Beggars Xl Recording
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Song: "Within Me A Lunatic Sings" Album: "With a buzz in our ears we play endlessly"

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Lisa Hannigan

An Ocean and a Rock
Sea Sew 2009 via ATO RECORDS / RED
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Vampire Weekend

Vampire Weekend 2008 via Xl Recordings
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Super Afro Beat
The Daptone Sampler Vol. 1 2006 via Daptone


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Sex Mob

Darling Nikki
Sex Mob Meets Medeski- Live in Willisau 2009 via Thirsty Ear
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Sex Mob's sets feature a high proportion of covers, usually familiar pop songs, given a humorous, but avant garde treatment. Bernstein points out that this is a return to a fundamental jazz tradition, to take a familiar song then disassemble and reassemble. * Steven Bernstein - slide trumpet * Tony Scherr - bass * Briggan Krauss - saxophone * Kenny Wollesen - drums * John Medeski - Organ

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1:40 pm
Mark Duval CD Release Party (click for more info)
88.1 FM WYCE and Wealthy Theatre present Mark Duval and Two-Track Mind in a CD release party for their new album All Night Station. With lyrics that stick in your craw, full-frontal horn section, high energy grooves and 3-part vocal harmonies, Mark Duval and Two Track Mind take a wide stance on a broad base of musical style and genre. The first 20 people through the door will receive a free copy of the new CD with ticket purchase. More information on Mark Duval and 2 Track Mind - Friday, May 29th at 8:30 pm - at wealthy theatre dot o-r-g

Cotton Jones

I Am the Changer
Paranoid Cocoon 2009 via Suicide Squeeze


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Frontier Ruckus

The Blood
The Orion Songbook 2009 via Quite Scientific Records


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William Elliott Whitmore

Old Devils
Animals In The Dark 2009 via Anti
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Played in Lansing last Friday with Michigan band, Frontier Ruckus! And I missed it. Argh.

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1:20 pm
New Talent Night (click for more info)
Wealthy Theatre presents, "New Talent Night," a family-oriented talent show for all ages. There is a junior and senior competition in the style of American Idol meets Apollo Theatre. The next New Talent Night takes place on Saturday, May 23, at 6pm at Wealthy Theatre, located at 1130 Wealthy St SE. Doors open 30 minutes before curtain time. More information is available at wealthy theatre dot o-r-g

Mo' Horizons

My Bombombomb
Sunshine Today 2008 via Agogo
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Birdie Busch

Go Go Gadget Heart
Penny Arcade 2007 via Bar None Records
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The Bird and the Bee

Diamond Dave
Ray Guns Are Not Just the Future 2009 via Blue Note Records
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Andrew Bird

Measuring Cups
The Mysterious Production of Eggs 2005 via Righteous Babe
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Dark Horse
Hymns for a Dark Horse 2009 via DEAD OCEANS
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1:00 pm
Grand Rapids Hip Hop Awards @ Wealthy (click for more info)
Wealthy Theatre and The Grand Rapids Hip Hop Coalition present the 3rd Annual Grand Rapids Hip Hop Awards, this Friday, May 22nd. This awards ceremony features performances and appearances from those dedicated to West Michigan's urban music, arts and entertainment scene. This event takes place Friday, May 22nd at 7:30pm at Wealthy Theatre. More information, including other events celebrating Hip Hop Appreciation Week, can be found at grand rapids hip hop dot com.

Maxi Priest

Close to You
Bonafide 1990 via Virgin Records Us
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Back to 1990 ya'll!

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Tab Benoit

For What It's Worth
Power Of The Pontchartrain 2007 via Telarc
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Karisa Wilson

Little Girl 2007 via Independent
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Michael Sullivan on guitar!


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The Decemberists

The Engine Driver
Picaresque 2005 via Kill Rock Stars
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12:40 pm
Festival of the Arts (click for more info)
This year marks the 40th annual Grand Rapids Festival of the Arts. Always held the first full weekend in June in downtown Grand Rapids, festival of the arts is a community celebration featuring arts, entertainment, food and activities. Festival of the Arts takes place in downtown Grand Rapids on June 5th, 6th and 7th. More information about the festival can be found at festival

Ray Charles

What'd I Say, Part 1
The Best Of Ray Charles- The Atlantic Years 1994 via Rhino/Wea UK
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Lady Dottie & The Diamonds

Movin' on Up
Lady Dottie & The Diamonds 2008 via HI-SPEED SOUL
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Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears

Tell 'Em What Your Name Is! 2009 via Lost Highway
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Black Joe Lewis and the Honey Bears are an eight-piece outfit of twenty-something devotees of hard blues-funk. Fronted by young guitarist and soul shouter Joe Lewis, these talented newcomers on the Austin, Texas, music scene have unleashed one of the toughest, rawest funk EP's to come out in many years.

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Shirley Johnson

Blues Attack
Blues Attack 2009 via Delmark
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12:20 pm
David Bowie Tribute Show (click for more info)
The David Bowie Tribute Show and fundraiser is coming to the Whiskey Lounge! Local acts paying tribute to Bowie include The Fainting Generals, The End Times Orchestra, GrrRoPoLis, A Paschal Circus, Lazy Genius and many more. Proceeds from the show go to Kids Food Basket, a local charity working to end childhood hunger in Grand Rapids. The David Bowie Tribute Show takes place Friday May 22nd at the Whiskey Lounge, located at 1044 Godfrey Ave SW. Doors open at 8pm. More information is available by contacting Juliet at


War Child presents Heroes, Vol. 1 2009 via Astralwerks


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No Hassle 2009 via K7
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Staff Benda Bilili

Je T'Aime
Tres Tres Fort 2009 via Crammed Discs
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A group of paraplegic street musicians who live in and around the grounds of the zoo in Kinshasa, Congo, they make music of astonishing power and beauty.

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Ben Harper

Lay There & Hate Me
White Lies for Dark Times 2009 via Virgin Records
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12:00 pm
YCE at Fulton Street Market (click for more info)
Join 88.1 FM WYCE at Fulton Street Farmers Market on Saturdays: May 23rd and 30th from 8 to 10:15 am. We'll be there serving coffee to the masses and selling our wares. If you received an Eco Tote during our spring fund drive, you can pick it up on the spot. And while you're there, why not purchase a fashionable WYCE Travel Mug to fill? That's May 23rd and May 30th from 8 to 10:15am at Fulton Street Farmer's Market, 1147 East Fulton in Grand Rapids.