Tonight's show was chock-a-block with talk. Interviews with Simone Schmidt from the band $100 who are playing the Pyramid on October 29th. Simone spoke from Washington DC and shared the backstory behind Forest Of Tears, the band's debut record, produced by Rick White!
The second segment was all Ultra Mega - a local group that first came to my attention last summer with a video for their version of the Wu-Tang Clan's "Shimmy Shimmy Ya." They recorded three songs live here at the station and debuted three more demo tracks from a forth-coming album.
Finally I spoke to Dan Mangan, who recently won the XM Verge Award for his record Nice, Nice, Very Nice. He'll be playing October 28th at the LO Pub with Katie Murphy and performing an in-store earlier that day at Into The Music.
Here's what I played:
Set One: 6:30 - 7 PM
Mulatu Astatke w/ Ethiopian Quintet - I Faram Gami I Faram [Strut]
Zrada - While I'm Alive [Independent]
Little Girls - Youth Tunes [Paper Bag Records]
Interview with $100
$100 - No Great Leap [Blue Fog Records]
Set Two: 7 - 7:30 PM
Bon Iver & St. Vincent - Roslyn (fr. The Twilight Saga: New Moon OST) [Atlantic]
Ultra Mega - Shimmy Shimmy Ya [Live at UMFM]
Ultra Mega - Native Alicia [Live at UMFM]
Ultra Mega - Big Poppa [Live at UMFM]
Interview with Ultra Mega
Set Three: 7:30 - 8 PM
Ultra Mega - The Rise And The Fall [Demo]
Ultra Mega - Rubble Of A Love [Demo]
Ultra Mega - Call Her [Demo]
Interview with Dan Mangan
Dan Mangan - Tina's Glorious Comeback [File Under: Music]