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Playlist from 08/25/2009 @ 3:00pm

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Buddy Guy

Baby Please Don't Leave Me
Sweet Tea 2001 via Jive
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The Ragbirds

The Limits of Me
Finally Almost Ready 2009 via The Ragbirds


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Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

Up From Below 2009 via Community Records
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5:40 pm
TEMC Meijer Gardens week 4 (click for more info)
August is almost over, but there's still time for WYCE's presentation of the Tuesday Evening Music Club at Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park. Each Tuesday, we showcase a sampling of some of West Michigan's best local talent. The fourth week of the series features classic rockers Mid-Life Crisis and indie-pop group Sweet Japonic, performing on August 25th. The Tuesday Evening Music Club starts at 7:00 p.m. Admission is free to Meijer Gardens members. Non-members may simply purchase a day-pass, or stay tuned to WYCE for a chance to win tickets.

Chicha Libre

El Borrachito
Sonido Amazonico! 2008 via Barbes
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Dengue Fever

Tiger Phone Card
Venus On Earth 2008 via M80
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5:30 pm
Outback Concerts - Tommy Emmanuel (click for more info)
Today's WYCE Earth & Sky Sponsor is Outback Concerts, presenting Grammy-nominated fingerstyle guitarist Tommy Emmanuel at the Kalamazoo State Theatre on Saturday, Sept. 26. During his 45-year career, Tommy Emmanuel has shared the stage with notable guitarists such as Eric Clapton, Joe Walsh, Les Paul and Chet Atkins -- who called Emmanuel "one of the greatest players on the planet". Tickets and more information are available at or Tickets are on sale now at the State Theatre box office, Ticketmaster locations, and


Tour de France Soundtracks 2003 via Astralwerks
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Miike Snow

Miike Snow 2009 via Downtown
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Northern Lights
Upper Air 2009 via DEAD OCEANS
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5:20 pm
GR Child Discovery Center (click for more info)
Today's 1st Amendment Quote is sponsored by the Grand Rapids Child Discovery Center, a tuition-free public charter school serving children in grades K-through-5. The Child Discovery Center offers a central location, all-day kindergarten, before- and after-school child care, and a curriculum based on the Reggio-Emilia educational model. Enrollment is open now. More information on the Child Discovery Center is available by calling 616-459-0330, or online at

The Very Best

Rain Dance
Warm Heart Of Africa 2009 via GREEN OWL RECORDS
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B.B. King

Don't Answer The Door
His Best- The Electric B.B. King 1968 via Bgo
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Mike Doughty

Looking at the World from the Bottom of a Well
Haughty Melodic 2005 via Ato Records
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Yesterdays New Quintet

Street Talkin'
Yesterdays Universe 2007 via Stones Throw
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5:00 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

Thom Yorke

The Eraser
The Eraser 2006 via Xl Recordings
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Black Rio, Vol. 2- Original Samba Soul 1968-1981 2009 via Strut Records


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Nina Simone

I think it's going to rain today
The Essential
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Jimmy Smith

Chitlins Con Carne
The Master 1994 via Blue Note Records
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4:40 pm
Peter Mulvey (click for more info)
Peter Mulvey returns to Wealthy Theatre to kick off his "Long Haul Bicycle Tour!" The tour begins with a ferry ride from Milwaukee to Muskegon, MI, where Peter will take to his recumbent bike rigged with guitar and travel necessities and pedal to Grand Rapids for the tour’s kick-off show. His daily rides will range from 40 to 100 miles. This concert takes place Wednesday, September 9th, at 8pm with doors opening at 7pm. CMC members may enjoy bar privileges! To find out more about becoming a Community Media Center member please visit wealthy theatre dot org.

Hazmat Modine

Steady Roll
Bahamut 2006 via Barbes Records
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The Heavy

Brukpocket's Lament
Great Vengeance and Furious Fire 2007 via Counter Records
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Lloyd Cole

Negative Attitude
The Negatives 2001 via What Are Records
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Our Love Is a Ghost
Our Love Is A Ghost 2009
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Playing at FES2VAL Saturday at Ah Nab Awen Park!


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4:20 pm
Catalyst Radio (click for more info)

88.1 FM WYCE and the Grand Rapids Community Media Center present Catalyst Radio, a 30-minute weekly public affairs radio program of Community Media Center, focusing on local efforts. CMC's Catalyst Radio brings you interviews with organizations and people working on social change, community support, and media issues.Catalyst Radio airs Fridays at noon - exclusively on Grand Rapids' Community Radio Station, 88.1 FM WYCE.

Charles The Osprey

Frontal Lobe A Go Go
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Playing at FES2VAL Saturday at Ah Nab Awen Park!

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Bella Ruse

Push On
Unknown album
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Playing at FES2VAL Saturday at Ah Nab Awen Park!

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Chubby Cheeks
Saskamodie 2009 via Crammed Disc Us
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Revenge of the Number
The Rebirth of Cool, Vol. 5 1996 via 4th & Broadway


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4:00 pm
Meanwhile Movie: Fight Club (click for more info)
The Meanwhile Bar and Wealthy Theatre team up to present the Meanwhile film series, the only brew-and-view in the greater Grand Rapids area! If you are a member of the Community Media Center, you can order drinks at the bar and enjoy a local Michigan beer, a glass of wine, or a mixed drink while watching your favorite cult classics from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. The next film showing is "Fight Club," starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton. Films show on Tuesday nights at 8pm at Wealthy Theatre, 1130 Wealthy Street. More information about the Meanwhile film series can be found at wealthy theatre dot org

Richard Swift

Lady Luck
The Atlantic Ocean 2009 via Secretly Canadian
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Ray Charles

carryin' the load
The Birth Of Soul - Volume Three 1991 via Atlantic
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Danielia Cotton

Bang My Drum
Live Child 2009 via Independent
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Fruit Bats

Primitive Man
The Ruminant Band 2009 via Sub Pop
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Neko Case

This Tornado Loves you
Middle Cyclone 2009 via Anti
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3:40 pm
(Generic) Specialized Language Development (click for more info)
The Specialized Language Development (SLD) Center , a community resource of West Michigan, is committed to bringing the power of reading, writing and spelling to all individuals with dyslexia or other unique learning styles, enabling them to achieve their full potential. They are currently looking for tutors in the West Michigan area. The number to call to find out more is 616 361 1182.

Blowin' Up
Grand Rapids Compilation 4.0 2009 via Grand Rapids Compilation
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Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

Keep On Looking
100 Days, 100 Nights 2007 via Daptone
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Ocote Soul Sounds and Adrian Quesada

Pan, Chamba y Techo
Coconut Rock 2009 via Eighteenth Street
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The MacPodz

Give Me The Heat
Live From the Ark 2009 via Independent


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3:20 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.


Star Anna

Running Man
The Only Thing That Matters 2009 via Big Bubba Dog
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Grizzly Bear

Veckatimest 2009 via Warp Records
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Hard Times Killing Floor Blues
Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues- The Soul Of A Man 2003 via Sony


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Yim Yames

Love You To
Tribute To 2009 via Ato Records
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Each ballad offers a glimpse at what was going on behind Harrison's, by that stage, near-constant glare or frown. The distinct but always intertwined factions of love and loss fight an almost constant battle in Harrison's most meaningful songs; listening to Harrison's music is and shall always remain a bittersweet experience. It makes sense then that My Morning Jacket front man Jim James (going here by the pseudonym Yim Yames) should attempt to tackle a short selection of George Harrison classics in an album entitled Tribute To...

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3:00 pm
Record & CD Sale-Donations (click for more info)
You may have heard that WYCE is now taking your LP and CD donations for our second annual Record & CD sale. We are extending the deadline for donations for those of you who haven't had a chance to drop them off. Remember, we will come pick them up as well! Please consider donating before September 4th. Any donations of LPs and/or CDs is encouraged, regardless of artist or genre, as long as they're in good shape. If you're interested in donating music, please e-mail for details.