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Sila and the Afrofunk Experience

Black President 2009 via Visila Records
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Bill Withers

Sweet Wanomi
Just As I Am 1971 via Sony
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Steve Earle

Townes 2009 via New West Records
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Deer Tick

Smith Hill
Born On Flag Day 2009 via Partisan Records
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5:40 pm
Rusted Root (click for more info)
WYCE Week at The Intersection comes to a close with Rusted Root in concert! Rusted Root is stopping in Grand Rapids for an all ages show, playing their new music as well as some of the faithful fans favorites. That's Rusted Root at The Intersection on Tuesday, July 28th at 8:00pm. More information can be found on our concert page at


Grounds for Divorce
The Seldom Seen Kid 2008 via Geffen Records
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The Black Keys

Goodbye Babylon
Magic Potion 2006 via Nonesuch
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5:30 pm
Meijer Gardens Summer Concert Series 2009 (click for more info)
Today's Earth & Sky sponsor is Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, presenting the Summer Concert Series with Earl Scruggs on Thursday, August 13. Earl Scruggs’s career spans seven decades and he received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 50th Annual Grammys in 2008. More information about the August 13th presentation of Earl Scruggs, and the rest of the summer concert series is available at

Charles Mingus

Better Git It In Your Soul
Mingus Ah Um [50th Anniversary Legacy Edition] 1959 via Columbia Legacy
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5:20 pm
Making Home Affordable (click for more info)
Making Home Affordable dot gov provides homeowners with detailed information about programs that empower borrowers with the resources they need to determine whether they might be eligible for a refinance. Through this website, borrowers can also connect with counseling resources to help with outstanding questions; locate homeowner events in their communities; as well as frequently asked questions from borrowers in similar circumstances. That's Making Home, helping Americans reduce their monthly mortgage payments to more affordable levels.

Chicha Libre

Un Shipibo En Espana
Sonido Amazonico! 2008 via Barbes
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Peter Bjorn and John

It Don't Move Me
Living Thing 2009 via ALMOST GOLD
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Tori Amos

The Wrong Band
Under the Pink 1994 via Atlantic / Wea
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Beneath Your Tree
Upper Air 2009 via DEAD OCEANS
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Rural Alberta Advantage

Frank AB
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Performing in the Front Room at The Intersection on 8/20/09

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Emiliana Torrini

Fisherman's Woman 2005 via Rough Trade Us
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5:00 pm
(Generic) C-SNIP (click for more info)

The Community Spay-Neuter Initiative Partnership (C-SNIP) seeks to significantly reduce the overpopulation of dogs and cats in West Michigan by providing low-cost spay and neuter services and by supporting all efforts that promote humane population control. C-SNIP is always looking for volunteers who share the belief that sterilization of dogs and cats results in healthier pets and reduces the number of abandoned and unwanted pets. More information about C-SNIP can be found by calling 616-455-8220 or by emailing

Lucille Bogan

Tired as I Can Be
The Best of 2004 via Sony
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Tom Waits

Green Grass
Real Gone 2004 via Anti
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Bruce Springsteen

Atlantic City
Nebraska 1982 via Sony
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Nathan Kalish and the Wildfire

Your Face, A Calendar
Waterbirds 2009 via Independent


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Chance Jones

something has changed
The Angel's Share 2008 via Independent


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4:40 pm
Summer Heat Street Party (click for more info)
One Trick Pony Grill & Taproom, along with The Cottage Bar, will host the 1st Annual Summer Heat Street Party this Sunday. The event, featuring an outdoor stage on La Grave Avenue and an indoor stage at the Cottage Bar, will feature over 35 bands and acoustic acts performing. The beneficiary of the inaugural block party will be Grand Rapids' own Ralston Bowles, who is currently undergoing cancer treatment. Performers include Organissimo, Chance Jones, La Famiglia, Delilah DeWylde & The Lost Boys, Troll For Trout, The Concussions and many more! That's the Summer Heat Street Party, Sunday August 2nd from 1:30 pm- 9:00 pm. More information, including a complete line up can be found at summer heat street party dot com.

Papa Grows Funk

John Brown
Mr. Patterson's Hat 2007 via Funky Crew
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Hang On In There (Stovall Siste
What It Is! Funky Soul And Rare Grooves (1967-1977) 2006 via Rhino


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Shades of Blue 2003 via Toshiba EMI
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In Rainbows 2007 via Ato Records / Red
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Amadou & Mariam

Welcome To Mali 2009 via Nonesuch
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4:20 pm
Local Resonance (click for more info)

Enjoy WYCE's Local Resonance - Friday mornings at 11 am. Local Resonance explores the music of West Michigan through interviews with area artists, live performances, listings of upcoming musical events, and lots of great local music. Join host Kevin Murphy for Local Resonance Fridays at 11 am - exclusively on 88.1 FM WYCE.

Frontier Ruckus

What You Are
The Orion Songbook 2009 via Quite Scientific Records
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The Orion Songbook (pronounced "OR-ee-un") involves a dense and interconnected set of images, locales, and ideas. "Orion Town" has been given vague definitions in interviews, but seems to represent the entire Metro Detroit area as a sprawling grid of many towns with blurred or overlapping boundaries. The name refers to the area around Orion Township, Michigan, which Milia considers to be the point where this grid dissolves back into a more natural landscape.


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Frank Black

Where Is My Mind
Frank Black Francis 2004 via spinART records
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The song was written by frontman Francis Black while he attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst, inspired by his experiences scuba diving in the Caribbean. He later said he had "this very small fish trying to chase me. I don't know why - I don't know too much about fish behavior."

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The Limit to Your Love
The Reminder 2007 via Cherry Tree
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No Sin On The Church Floor
An Untitled Album 2005 via Friction Records


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4:00 pm
Southeast Farmer's Market (click for more info)
The Southeast Farmer's Market is now open every Thursday through the month of October. This Farmer's Market,located at the corner of Fuller Avenue and Franklin Street, is now accepting Project FRESH dollars. Anyone is welcome to shop the market which features food grown by youth from Mixed Greens, Blandford, and much more! Health educators are often on hand to do cooking demonstrations and show visitors how they might prepare the produce. More information about all area Farmer's Markets can be found at

Lou Reed

Coney Island Baby
Coney Island Baby 2006 via RCA
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Bob Dylan

Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
MTV Unplugged 1995 via Sony
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Dylan wrote this ballad on Thanksgiving Day 1965 while touring in Kansas City. It was allegedly inspired by New York socialite Edie Sedgwick, who frequented Andy Warhol's Factory at around the same time Dylan was introduced to Warhol and had a tendency to catch the attention of musicians (The Velvet Underground's Lou Reed wrote "Femme Fatale" about Sedgwick at about the same time, released on 1967's The Velvet Underground & Nico).

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Nina Simone

Just Like A Woman (Bob Dylan)
Let It Be Me
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Curtis Mayfield

So In Love
The Anthology 1961-1977 2005 via Mca
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When Curtis taught himself how to play guitar, he tuned the guitar to the black keys of the piano, giving him an open F-sharp tuning — F#, A#, C#, F#, A#, F# — that he used throughout his career.

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3:40 pm
Bikestock (click for more info)
Bikestock 2009 is coming to Ah-Nab-Awen Park in order to raise awareness on the need for better bicycle accommodations in the city of Grand Rapids. This bicycle festival will feature local food, lectures, games and prizes as well as local musical performances from Simien The Whale, Invisible Mansion, Scatterdome and more! Bikestock 2009 takes place Saturday, August 1st at Ah-Nab-Awen Park from noon until 6pm. More information about this event can be found by calling Michael at 616-808-4081.

Jose Gonzalez

Veneer 2006 via Mute U.S.
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Vagarosa 2009 via Six Degrees
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Miike Snow

Miike Snow 2009 via Downtown
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Senor Coconut Y Su Conjunto

Tour de France [Merengue]
El Baile Aleman 2008 via Nacional
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The Breeders

Regalame Esta Noche
Mountain Battles 2008 via 4ad Records
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Erotic Drums
Under The Sun 2008 via Ubiquity


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3:20 pm
Promo - British Infusion (click for more info)

Sunday nights from 8 to 10pm - Hosted by Mike Scot

William Elliott Whitmore

Old Devils
Animals In The Dark 2009 via Anti
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Lee County Iowa

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May Erlewine

The Turning
Love Labor 2009 via Earthwork
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The Way I Feel Inside
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou 2004 via Hollywood Records


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LP3 2008 via Xl Recordings
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3:00 pm
Dunegrass (click for more info)
2009 marks the 17th year for Dunegrass, a Michigan festival that offers a wide range of musical styles and many musical acts from our state. This year’s lineup includes The Ragbirds, Rootstand, The Macpodz, Jen Sygit, Josh Davis & Fool Rooster, Luke Winslow-King, UV Hippo, and MANY more! The festival takes place at the Empire Eagle's Club from July 31st through August 2nd. More information can be found at dunegrass 3 dot org