By Sean Jewell :: I missed Shakey Graves at Pickathon, so –as usual– I’m thanking the universe for KEXP (and their blog), because during his time in the great Northwest he and collaborator (read extra drummer) Chris Boosahda stopped by to record some new songs live! Austin based Shakey Graves is set to release a new album […]


Playback this show right now via KEXP‘s streaming archive or anytime before July 30th. It’s easy! Click the link below and enjoy 3 hours of mostly new music and contemporary sounds in the still emerging new folk and traditional roots music scene. Like Kacy & Clayton, pictured above. My visit to the 40th annual Winnipeg […]

By Michael Brinley: When you’ve recovered from Independence Day festivities, a few lazy days after an already lazy day, you’ll probably start looking for the next thing that can make your summer feel like summer. Winnipeg (that city the Weakerthans hate so much) has something for you. July 9-13 (it’s a greedy weekend, Wednesday-Sunday) Manitoba’s […]

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When the initial Pickathon 2014 line-up was recently rolled out over the course of 16 days (16 days for 16 years!), could you have believed that it would only get stronger than it already was? Well believe it, baby. Pickathon is excited to announce the addition of The War on Drugs, Destroyer (solo), Black Lillies, and Those […]


It’s been awhile! The Cali vacation and birthday celebration was off-the-charts good. Thank you. Now, back with the show! Disclaimer #1: This will be brief as I’m still a bit faded. Disclaimer #2: The above picture of Foxygen is of course soooo good, but I actually didn’t play them on this radio show. Of course […]