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Playlist from 06/03/2009 @ 12:00pm

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Jimmy Smith

Root Down (and Get It)
Live! in L.A.
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Amadou & Mariam

Welcome To Mali 2009 via Nonesuch
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California Soul [Diplo-Mad DeCent Remix]
Verve Remixed, Vol. 4 2008 via Verve


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2:40 pm
Mitten Map Film Competition (click for more info)
The Michigan Film Festival presents the Mitten Map Film Competition on August 28th & 29th in Downtown Grand Rapids. The Michigan Film Festival campus will include locations at both the Grand Rapids Art Museum and the UICA and will feature screenings, lectures, receptions and workshops. The competition is seeking short films with a Michigan perspective. Submissions are being accepted until July 15th. More information can be found at michigan film fest dot org

Camera Obscura

French Navy
My Maudlin Career 2009 via 4AD
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Sara Watkins

Long Hot Summer Days
Sara Watkins 2009 via Nonesuch
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Elvis Costello

My All Time Doll
Secret, Profane & Sugarcane 2009 via HEAR MUSIC
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The Tony Rice Unit

so much
Acoustics 1979 via Vivid Sound
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2:20 pm
Cowpie tickets on sale (click for more info)
As a media sponsor for the 2009 Cow Pie Blues Festival at Shagbark Farms in Caledonia, Michigan, WYCE is pleased to announce that tickets are on sale now. This year's line-up includes slide guitarist Sonny Landreth, WSNB, Carolyn Wonderland, Motorcity Josh and many more local, regional and national blues acts. The 2009 Cow Pie festival is a two-day event, with music Friday and Saturday, August 7th and 8th. Individual day tickets are available, as well as two-day passes which include on-site camping. More details about the performance line-up, ticket prices and more information can be found at the concerts section of, or at Tickets are available at all Star Tickets Plus outlets.


Mellow Gold
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Talking Heads

Girlfriend Is Better
Speaking in Tongues 1983 via Sire / London/Rhino
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Of Montreal

Gronlandic Edit
Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer? 2007 via Polyvinyl Records
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Thievery Corporation

Le Monde
The Mirror Conspiracy 2000 via Eighteenth Street
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2:00 pm
Willy Wonka (click for more info)
The Grand Rapids Civic Theatre presents "Willy Wonka," performing now through June 14th. Characters such as Charlie Bucket, Veruca Salt, Augustus Gloop, and the Oompa Loompas help adapt Roald Dahl's film for the stage. Tickets and more information can be found at

Buena Vista Social Club

Amor De Loca Juventud
Buena Vista Social Club 1997 via Nonesuch
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The Shivers

Half Invisible
Phone Calls 2006 via Outer Borough Records LLC
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Highschool Lover (Theme from 'The Virgin Suicides')
The Virgin Suicides 2000 via Astralwerks
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Headless Heroes

Just Like Honey
The Silence of Love 2009 via Headless Heroes
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Chemical Chords
Chemical Chords 2008 via 4AD
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1:40 pm
Justice Is Not Just A Weekend (click for more info)
The Association for a More Just Society presents "Justice Is Not Just A Weekend," on June 27th & 28th. The weekend includes participation in the Reeds Lake walk or run event, conferences, a fund raising dinner and a cookout. More information about this event can be found at a j s dash u s dot o r g

Chicha Libre

Tres Pasajeros
Sonido Amazonico! 2008 via Barbes
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The Fix
The Seldom Seen Kid 2008 via Geffen Records
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The Band

Tears of Rage
Greatest Hits 2000 via Capitol
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Robert Walter

Cure All
Cure All 2008 via Palmetto Records
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Ray Charles and The Count Basie Orchestra

Every Saturday Night
Ray Sings, Basie Swings
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1:20 pm
Grand Rapids Art Museum - Friday Nights (click for more info)
Every Friday night, the Grand Rapids Art Museum presents an evening filled with entertaining and informative programs. Friday Nights at GRAM, 5:00 to 9:00 pm, includes a cash bar, dinner and appetizer options, Museum Store specials, and gallery viewing all evening long. You'll be treated to Jazz and modern music in the Museum Lobby while lectures, demonstrations, performances and gallery talks enhance your understanding of the permanent collection and changing exhibitions. More information at Art Museum G-R dot o-r-g

Band of Horses

No One's Gonna Love You
Cease to Begin 2007 via Sub Pop
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Keren Ann

La Forme Et Le Fond
Nolita 2005 via Blue Note Records
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Luke Winslow-King

Searchlight Waltz
Old-New Baby 2009 via Fox on a Hill


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Bruce Springsteen

Johnny 99
Nebraska 1982 via Sony
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It's Not How Far You Fall, It's The Way You Land 2007 via Red Int / Red Ink
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1:00 pm
(Generic) Gift of Life (click for more info)
If you are interested in making a commitment to be an organ and tissue donor you can sign up on the Michigan Organ Donor Registry online at or by calling 800-482-4881.

Zee Avi

Zee Avi 2009 via Brushfire Records
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Flight of a Man-Thing
The Old and New and Avant-Garde 2007 via Independent


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Grizzly Bear

Two Weeks
Veckatimest 2009 via Warp Records
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Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Cheated Hearts
Show Your Bones
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12:40 pm
The Riverside Raconteurs (click for more info)
Story Spinners of Grand Rapids and the Kent County Parks Department present "Riverside Raconteurs," the return of Storytelling Bonfires. On the fourth Friday of each summer month, bonfire attendees become tellers of tales, proclaimers of poems, and singers of songs. The bonfires begin at 9:00pm at Lamoreaux Park, located on the west side of Coit Ave. NW, one mile north of Four Mile Rd. More information about these storytelling bonfires can be found by calling Tom Good at 616-451-1958.

William Elliott Whitmore

Lifetime Underground
Animals In The Dark 2009 via Anti
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Soul of a Man
Ollabelle 2004 via Sony
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(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay
Stax 50- A 50th Anniversary Celebration 2007 via Stax


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In the Pines
Lookin' For A Home 2001 via RCA
a note about this track

This album consists of songs written and/or performed by Huddie Ledbetter, better known as Leadbelly.

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Olu Dara

Rain Shower
In The World- From Natchez To New York 1998 via Atlantic / Wea
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For "The Driver"

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12:20 pm
Well House (click for more info)
601 Cass SE Grand Rapids, MI 49503 Phone: (616) 245-3910 Fax: (616) 241-4498 Email:

Iris Ornig

It's Time to Say Goodbye
New Ground 2009
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Iris is originally from Germany. She studied jazz and popular music in St. Gallen Switzerland and went from there to the well known Guildhall School in Music and Drama in London to establish her musical skills. In 2003 she moved to New York City where she is working as an arranger, composer and bandleader.

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Yusuf Islam

To Be What You Must
Roadsinger 2009 via A&M
a note about this track yusuf islam=cat stevens

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Staff Benda Bilili

Sala Keba
Tres Tres Fort 2009 via Crammed Discs
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12:00 pm
Water Festival (click for more info)
The Grand Rapids Water Festival returns to Riverside Park on June 20th, beginning at noon. This festival includes performances from Seth Bernard & May Erlewine, Hawks & Owls, Ralston Bowles, Breathe Owl Breathe and many more! The festival was built to embrace our local culture and inspire creative collaboration. The event also explores our responsibility as the stewards of the Great Lakes. More information about the festival can be found at grand rapids water festival dot o r g