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Menahan Street Band

Going the Distance
Make the Road By Walking 2008 via DAPTONE
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(REQUESTED)

Mates of State

The Re-arranger
Re-Arrange Us 2008 via Barsuk
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Tokyo Morose

Cover Up for Gramps
Specific Ocean 2008 via Square Root Records

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Elbow

The Fix
The Seldom Seen Kid 2008 via Geffen Records
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The band is named after a line in the BBC TV mini-series The Singing Detective; a character says that the word "elbow" is the most sensuous word in the English language, not for its definition, but for how it feels to say it.

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2:40 pm
'New Talent Night' at Wealthy Theatre (click for more info)
Wealthy Theatre presents 'New Talent Night', a family oriented talent show that will be judged by professional and local judges. It’s a cross between Amateur Night at the Apollo and American Idol. The next 'New Talent Night' takes place Saturday, December 27th at 6:00pm at Wealthy Theatre. For ticket information, call 616.459.4788 x131 or check out wealthytheatre.org

Jose Gonzalez

Stay in the Shade
Veneer 2006 via Mute U.S.
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(REQUESTED)

Tori Amos

The Wrong Band
Under the Pink 1994 via Atlantic / Wea
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COMPILATIONS

Get Carter Theme
Backspin- A Six Degrees 10 Year Anniversary Project 2007 via Six Degrees

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COMPILATIONS

Gimme Some [Mike Mangini Remix]
Verve Remixed, Vol. 4 2008 via Verve

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2:20 pm
New Years Celebration (click for more info)
WYCE rings in the New Year with a celebration of another great year of eclectic music. Tune in Wednesday, December 31st as our hosts open the yearbook on some of our favorite releases of 2008, reminisce about the concerts that made us kick up our heels and remember the lives of artists that have passed on.

Emiliana Torrini

Nothing Brings Me Down
Fisherman's Woman 2005 via Rough Trade Us
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Beirut

Nantes
The Flying Club Cup 2007 via BA DA BING
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The Mighty Narwhale

Rosie (I'm Taking You Out)
A Ship Without A Country, A Mast Without A Sail 2008 via Independent
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The Mighty Narwhale are: Collin Bailey, Kyle Colter, William Eberhardt, Jef McClimans, Dustin Meyer, Jon Pataky, and Rei Robinson

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Bill Callahan

Honeymoon Child
Woke On A Whaleheart 2007 via Drag City
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Woke on a Whaleheart finds longtime lo-fi pioneer Bill Callahan stepping out under his own name for the first time from behind his nearly 20-year alias known simply as (Smog)--with or without the parentheses depending on the era.

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Forro In The Dark

Nonsensical
Dia de Roda 2008 via Nublu
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2:00 pm
Django (click for more info)
Today's WYCE Day Sponsor is the spirit of Django Reinhardt. If the jazz guitar pioneer was still alive, he'd turn 99 in a few weeks. To celebrate his musical legacy, join WYCE at tonight's Swing Night event at Wealthy Theatre, featuring live performances by The Djangotones and Steppin' In It. Tickets are just $7 at the door, and 100 percent of the proceeds benefit WYCE. More information is available online at the concerts section of WYCE.org.

Cat Power

Blue
Jukebox 2008 via Matador Records
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The Dirty Delta Blues backed up Chan Marshall on this record. The band includes Jim White and Matt Sweeney.

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My Morning Jacket

Dondante
Z 2005 via Ato Records / Red
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Billie Holiday

Moanin' Low
Lady Day: The Master Takes & Singles 2007 via Sony
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Bill Withers

In My Heart
Just As I Am 1971 via Sony
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1:40 pm
Bubble Bash (click for more info)
WYCE and The Gilmore Collection present the 9th Annual Bubble Bash at The B.O.B. TONIGHT from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. The Bubble Bash features a tasting of 12 sparkling wines and champagnes, food and a soundtrack of great WYCE music. Mark your calendars for one of the best wine events of the year -- and one of WYCE's most enjoyable fundraisers. Tickets are $25 per person at the door with 100% of the proceeds to benefit your independent community radio station, 88.1 FM WYCE. Support for the WYCE Bubble Bash is provided by Shannan Denison, Financial Advisor with Ameriprise Financial Services Incorporated, member FINRA and S-I-P-C.

COMPILATIONS

Rien Ne Va Plus
What It Is! Funky Soul And Rare Grooves (1967-1977) 2006 via Rhino

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Nouvelle Vague

Killing Moon
Bande a Part 2006 via Peacefrog
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The Smiths

How Soon Is Now-
Singles 1995 via Warner Brothers
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Cortney Tidwell

La La
Don't Let Stars Keep Us Tangled Up 2007 via Ever Records
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1:20 pm
Youth Ballet (click for more info)
West Michigan Youth Ballet presents a holiday performance to benefit Toys for Tots and Kids Food Basket. The performance features The Nutcracker Act II; American Salute; and Star Lit Night. The Youth Ballet's benefit show is Saturday December 13th at the Forest Hills Fine Arts Center with shows at 2 pm and 7 pm. Tickets are available by calling (616) 493-8965.

Thievery Corporation

El Pueblo Unido
Radio Retaliation 2008 via Eighteenth Street
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TV on the Radio

Crying
Dear Science 2008 via DGC/Interscope
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Madlib

Funky Blue Note
Shades of Blue 2003 via Toshiba EMI
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a.k.a. Otis Jackson Jr. Madlib's first release under the guise of Quasimoto, titled The Unseen, was in 2000. The album was met with critical acclaim and named by Spin Magazine as one of the top albums of the year.

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The Meters

All I Do Every Day
The Meters Jam 1992 via Rounder Select
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Lucky Dube

Baxoleleni
Retrospective 2008 via Rykodisc
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Lucky Philip Dube was a South African reggae musician. He recorded 22 albums in Zulu, English and Afrikaans in a 25-year period and was South Africa's biggest selling reggae artist. Dube was murdered in the Johannesburg suburb of Rosettenville on the evening of 18 October 2007.

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1:00 pm
Django (click for more info)
Today's WYCE Day Sponsor is the spirit of Django Reinhardt. If the jazz guitar pioneer was still alive, he'd turn 99 in a few weeks. To celebrate his musical legacy, join WYCE at tonight's Swing Night event at Wealthy Theatre, featuring live performances by The Djangotones and Steppin' In It. Tickets are just $7 at the door, and 100 percent of the proceeds benefit WYCE. More information is available online at the concerts section of WYCE.org.

Ulu

Slinky
Nerve 2003 via Harmonized
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(REQUESTED)

Uncle Tupelo

I Wanna Be Your Dog
89/93: An Anthology 2002 via Sony
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(REQUESTED)

The Polyphonic Spree

Section 12- Hold Me Now
Together We're Heavy 2004
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Blitzen Trapper

Furr
Furr 2008 via Sub Pop
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a Portland, Oregon-based experimental folk rock band signed to Sub Pop Records. Formed in 2000, the band currently operates as a sextet.

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12:40 pm
MAJIC Concert Series w/ WaZoBia (click for more info)
Musical Arts for Justice in the Community welcomes WaZoBia in concert on Friday, December 12 at 7:00 p.m. at Bethlehem Church, located at 250 Commerce. WaZoBia is a Grand Rapids-based ensemble that utilizes traditional African drumming, dancing and singing in an informative and interactive presentation for adults and children alike. 100% of the donations from this concert will go to The Grand Rapids Coalition to End Homelessness. For more information call 616 406 9655 or visit grmajic.org

COMPILATIONS

Midnight Special
Queens of the Blues 2003 via Varese Records
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An important figure in the American folk music revival of the 1950s and 1960s, she was influential musically and ideologically to many of the key figures of the folk-revival of that time, including Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Mavis Staples, and Janis Joplin. She had hoped to perform at Barack Obama's inauguration on January 20, 2009 On December 2, 2008, Odetta died from heart disease in New York City.

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Al Green

Take Your Time
Lay It Down 2008 via Blue Note Records
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Bettye Lavette

Jealousy
The Scene of the Crime 2007 via Anti
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(REQUESTED)

COMPILATIONS

The Death of J.B. Lenoir
Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues- The Soul Of A Man 2003 via Sony

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12:20 pm
Actor's Theatre (click for more info)
Actors' Theatre, the Off-Broadway of Grand Rapids, presents The Wild Party by Andrew Lippa. Based on the classic Jazz Age poem, this musical features passion, betrayal and a fast, funky jazz-rock score! The Wild Party performs December 18th-20th at 8pm at Spectrum Theatre on the GRCC campus. Tickets can be reserved at the box office by calling 234-3946 or online at actorstheatregrandrapids.com

Birdmonster

Our Ashes
From The Mountain To The Sea 2008 via Fader Label
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Whitley

The Life I Keep
The Submarine 2007 via Fontana Universal
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COMPILATIONS

Under the Sun (Reprise)
Under The Sun 2008 via Ubiquity

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Ane Brun

The Treehouse Song
Changing of the Seasons 2008 via HEAVEN HOTEL
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Rodrigo y Gabriela

Diablo Rojo
Live In Japan 2008 via Ato Records / Red
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12:00 pm
Django (click for more info)
Today's WYCE Day Sponsor is the spirit of Django Reinhardt. If the jazz guitar pioneer was still alive, he'd turn 99 in a few weeks. To celebrate his musical legacy, join WYCE at tonight's Swing Night event at Wealthy Theatre, featuring live performances by The Djangotones and Steppin' In It. Tickets are just $7 at the door, and 100 percent of the proceeds benefit WYCE. More information is available online at the concerts section of WYCE.org.