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30Hz New Music Radar 3/3/17: Methyl Ethel – Everything Is Forgotten

  Woke up today. To everything gray. And all that I saw just kept going on and on. -Guster   What a weird day. Thwarted attempt to be productive followed by another thwarted attempt. Had a tremendous banter going with the guy at Goodwill that almost fell over when I handed him my old boat anchor receiver. Road closed. Road… Read more »

30Hz New Music Radar 2/24/17: Stormzy – Gang Signs & Prayer

Welcome to February 24th. It’s 76 degrees here in Pittsburgh. Everyone thinks its spring and that just means that when it snows again — and it will snow again — they’ll all be in super duper bad moods. I prefer not to get too high or too low about this weather stuff. Either way I’ll still drink my iced americano because… Read more »

Platoon, Black Widow & Bon Jovi: This Week in 1987

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I’d intended to start this series from the beginning of the year. I wanted to highlight the films that ranked #1 at the Box Office in 1987 and then a lesser seen movie that maybe you’d missed. But here we are. It’s almost March and I’m staring at my first blinking cursor. 1987 was a hugely formative year for me. I… Read more »

30Hz New Music Radar 2/17/17: Maggie Rogers – Now That the Light is Fading EP

Welcome to February 17th. It’s pretty much President’s Day Eve already. If hearing President’s Day Eve doesn’t feel sobering, I congratulate you on being a stone-cold rock in a hail-storm. But about the music.    I’m scrapped for time, but seeing as how I’m trying to be consistent in recommending top-notch tunes week after week after week I can’t take… Read more »

30Hz New Music Radar 2/10/17: Jesca Hoop – Memories Are Now

  Welcome to February 10th of the year we all turned to Tom Waits and whiskey for comfort.  Our psychological well being has taken a hit, but our attention to new music doesn’t have to. Good music, in fact, is the thing we all desperately need. I sift through the dozens of new releases each week trying to find you… Read more »