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Playlist from 02/25/2009 @ 12:00pm

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Andrew Bird

Souverian
Noble Beast 2009 via Fat Possum
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Giant Sand

Increment of Love
Provisions 2008 via Yep Roc Records
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David Byrne & Brian Eno

Strange Overtones
Everything That Happens Will Happen Today 2008 via TODO MUNDO
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DeVotchKa

New World
A Mad And Faithful Telling 2008 via Anti
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2:40 pm
Non-Profit Interviews - GENERIC (click for more info)

Are you a non-profit organization that wants to get the word out about a special event? WYCE has on-air interview opportunities available for you. Email matt@wyce.org to join us in-studio on the day of your choice. Your organization will reach thousands of active, community-aware WYCE listeners. WYCE - building community through media since 1987.

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Thievery Corporation

Lebanese Blonde
The Mirror Conspiracy 2000 via Eighteenth Street
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Thom Yorke

Harrowdown Hill
The Eraser 2006 via Xl Recordings
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Jose Gonzalez

Crosses
Veneer 2006 via Mute U.S.
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Nina Simone

I Shall Be Released
The Blues 1991 via Polydor
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2:20 pm
Beoga: Hat Trick 2009 (click for more info)
The Hat Trick Concert Series returns to One Trick Pony for the Spring 2009 line-up! The series kicks off with Irish band Beoga, just in time for St. Patrick's Day! Beoga, the Irish word for "lively," are a five-piece traditional band featuring twin duelling accordians, a bodhran champion and piano. With the addition of one of Ireland's premier young singers, Niamh Dunne, Beoga are confirming their reputation as one of the most exciting acts to emerge from Ireland in recent years. A hat will be passed to benefit Cook Library Center, providing safe learning environments for children and adults in the Grandville Avenue neighborhood. That's Beoga, kicking off WYCE's Spring 2009 Hat Trick Concert Series at One Trick Pony, on Monday, March 9th at 7:30pm. The Hat Trick Concert series is sponsored by the law firm of Rhoades McKee, with support from Mark Swanson, maker of acoustic stringed instruments including guitars and bazoukis. Lodging for the series is provided by Peaches Bed & Breakfast. For more information, please visit the concert page at wyce.org.

COMPILATIONS

Freedom in Africa
Calypsoul 70- Caribbean Soul 2008 via Strut Records

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Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood

In Case the World Changes Its Mind
Out Louder 2006 via Indirecto Records
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The Meters

All I Do Every Day
The Meters Jam 1992 via Rounder Select
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The Meters were an American funk band based in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Meters performed and recorded their music from the late 1960s until 1977. While the band never enjoyed significant mainstream success, they are considered one of the progenitors of funk music, and their work influenced many other bands, both contemporary to their work, and after their heyday.

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The White Stripes

As Ugly As I Seem
Get Behind Me Satan 2005 via V2
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Tom Waits

16 Shells from a Thirty-Ought Six
Beautiful Maladies - the Island Years 1998 via Island
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2:00 pm
Sugarbush (click for more info)
Blandford Nature Center presents the Sugarbush Festival running throughout the month of March. This unique festival, drawing crowds from all over Michigan, will exhibit how maple syrup is brought from tree to table. Sugarbush runs throughout the month of March, including every Saturday from 10am – 4pm and Sunday from 12pm – 4pm. For more information, please visit Blandford Nature Center dot org.

M83

Kim & Jessie
Saturdays=Youth
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Air

La Femme d'Argent
Moon Safari 1998 via Caroline
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Dengue Fever

Seeing Hands
Venus On Earth 2008 via M80
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1:40 pm
Drew Nelson CD Release (click for more info)
WYCE and Wealthy Theatre present An Evening with Grand Rapids singer songwriter Drew Nelson, releasing his newest album "Dusty Road to Beulah Land". Drew Nelson's previous release "Immigrant Son" has become a mainstay on WYCE, and his new collection of songs promises to do the same. Drew will perform songs from the new record with a full band, and several special musical guests. Drew Nelson's CD release party for "Dusty Road to Beulah Land" takes place on Thursday, March 12th at 8:00 p.m. Tickets and more information are available at wealthytheatre.org and the concerts page at WYCE.org. Attendees are encouraged to bring juice boxes, which will be collected and donated to Kids Food Basket, a local charity that provides meals to underprivileged youth in Grand Rapids.
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COMPILATIONS

Nothin'
Poet- A Tribute to Townes Van Zandt 2001 via Free Falls Ent.

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Jenny Lewis

The Next Messiah
Acid Tongue 2008 via Warner Bros.
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Wilco

Hate It Here
Sky Blue Sky 2007 via Nonesuch
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Michael Riley

Don't Get Too Fond
Michael Riley 2009 via Make Your Own Records

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1:20 pm
Bob Marley Birthday Bash 2009 (click for more info)
WYCE 88.1 FM and Ambassador David’s Productions are proud to announce the “Bob Marley Birthday Bash 2009” returning to Wealthy Theatre. This will be an evening of music and dance paying tribute to the king of Reggae music. Michigan's own Rootstand will take the stage, along with Gizzae from Chicago. Both bands will feature their own original reggae material, plus covers of some of Bob Marley's best known songs. We'll also have Caribbean food from Jamaican Dave's, and Caribbean craft vendors in the lobby during the show. The all ages show takes place Saturday, March 7th at 8PM at Wealthy Theatre. Tickets are $10 in advance, with all proceeds going to support WYCE. $25 VIP tickets are also available, and include a commemorative t-shirt, free video download of the concert and access to a VIP lounge in the Koning Micro-Cinema. For more information, please visit the concert page at wyce.org

COMPILATIONS

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

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COMPILATIONS

Super Afro Beat
The Daptone Sampler Vol. 1 2006 via Daptone

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Mo' Horizons

Don't Bring Me Down [#]
Ten Years Of Mo' Horizons 2008 via Agogo
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1:00 pm
Food for Life (click for more info)
Gilda's Club Of Grand Rapids presents "Food For Life." Come to learn nutrition and cooking tips that may help prevent cancer and other chronic diseases. Lessons will include specific nutrition topics, paired with a live cooking demonstration and food samples of cancer-fighting meals. "Food For Life" takes place Tuesdays, March 10th & 24th, from 11 am-2:30 pm. Gilda's Club is located at 1806 Bridge Street NW. For more information, please visit gildasclubgr.org

Bell X1

The Great Defector
Blue Lights On The Runway 2009 via Yep Roc Records
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Antony and the Johnsons

Another World
The Crying Light 2009 via Secretly Canadian
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Breathe Owl Breathe

Your Cape
Canadian Shield 2007 via Independent

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Dan Auerbach

When the Night Comes
Keep It Hid 2009 via Nonesuch
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The Black Keys' singer-guitarist releases his self-produced solo debut, mixing, he says, "psychedelia, soul music, loud and soft guitars." Backed by a full band, he prowls the dark end of the street, with gritty, impassioned vocals lending drama to tales of romantic betrayal and suspicious minds.

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12:40 pm
G.R. Symphony (click for more info)
Today's RED HOT & BLUE is sponsored by the Grand Rapids Symphony, presenting "Symphony with Soul", a special performance with 2009 Grammy award winning South African vocal group Ladysmith Black Mambazo. The Grand Rapids Symphony and Ladysmith Black Mambazo present "Symphony with Soul" at the DeVos Performance Hall on Saturday, February 28th at 8:00 p.m. Tickets and more information are available at grsymphony.org.

Etta James

Take It to the Limit
Live From San Francisco 1994 via Sbme Special Mkts.
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Jimmy Smith

Strut
Dot Com Blues 2000 via Verve
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f/ Taj Mahal

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COMPILATIONS

Across 110th Street
Jackie Brown - Music from the Motion Picture 1997 via Maverick

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12:20 pm
G.R. Symphony (click for more info)
Today's RED HOT & BLUE is sponsored by the Grand Rapids Symphony, presenting "Symphony with Soul", a special performance with 2009 Grammy award winning South African vocal group Ladysmith Black Mambazo. The Grand Rapids Symphony and Ladysmith Black Mambazo present "Symphony with Soul" at the DeVos Performance Hall on Saturday, February 28th at 8:00 p.m. Tickets and more information are available at grsymphony.org.

Dr. Lonnie Smith

Pilgrimage
Rise Up! 2009 via Palmetto Records
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Peter Tosh

Can't Blame The Youth
The Ultimate Peter Tosh Experience- Rare and Classic Recordings 2009 via Shanachie
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Senor Coconut

Kiss [Cha-Cha-Cha]
Around the World 2008 via Nacional Records
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Psapp

Part Like Waves
The Camel's Back 2009 via Domino Records UK
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Cotton Jones

Up a Tree (Went This Heart I Have)
Paranoid Cocoon 2009 via Suicide Squeeze
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The first tune to drop off Michael Nau’s (who was once known as Page France and is now using the moniker Cotton Jones) January LP Paranoid Cocoon (Suicide Squeeze) is a Doors-esque Sixties groove with a recession-ready title.

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12:00 pm
(Generic) In the Image (click for more info)
“In the Image” is in urgent need of gently used clothing donations to provide families the opportunity to find the clothes they need at no charge to them. In The Image is located at 1823 South Division, three blocks north of Burton at the corner of Division and Rose.