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New Adds - June 30
June 30, 2014

Here are a few new albums we've added to the New Music Board - tune in to hear these titles!
 
deadmau5 - while (1<2) (Astralwerks) Electronica



Old Crow Medicine Show - Remedy (ATO) Americana



The Nighthawks - 444 (EllerSoul) Blues


 

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Charts for June 21-27
June 27, 2014

The last charts in June have a lot of new names!

Jazz - A few new names and a new number one!



1. Mike Allen Quartet - Panorama (Featuring Hugh Fraser) (Cellar Live)
2. Catherine Russell - Bring It Back (Jazz Village)
3. Elias Haslanger - Live at the Gallery (Cherrywood Records)
4. Cory Weeds - As of Now (Cellar Live)
5. Lisa Hilton - Kaleidoscope (Ruby Slippers)
6. Fat Babies - 18th and Racine (Delmark)
7. Motet - The Motet (Motet)
8. Meshell Ndegeocello - Comet, Come to Me (Naive)
9. Jim Holman Trio - Blue Skies (Delmark)
10. Roosevelt Dime - Full Head of Steam (Self)

World - Ziggy Marley drops down, and we have a new number one!



1. Palo! - Live (Rolling Pin)
2. Thievery Corporation - Saudade (ESL)
3. Rodrigo y Gabriela - 9 Dead Alive (ATO)
4. Ziggy Marley - Fly Rasta (Tuff Gong)
5. The Bombay Royale - Theh Island of Dr. Electro (Hope Street)
6. La Misa Negra - Misa de Medianoche (Namm)
7. Karol Conka - Batuk Freak (Mr. Bongo)
8. Pacifika - Amore Planeta (Six Degrees)
9. Hawaiian Style Band - Hanau Hou (Mountain Apple)
10. Techung - Tibet-Lam la Che (On the Road) (ARC)

College - Euforquestra takes the top spot for the second week in a row, but there are some new names!



1. Euforquestra - Fire (Self)
2. Keb' Mo' - BLUESAmericana (Kind of Blue)
3. Little Hurricane - Cold Fever (Death Valley Records)
4. Black Keys - Turn Blue (Nonesuch)
5. Jack White - Lazeratto (Third Man)
6. Spanish Gold - South of Nowhere (BMG)
7. Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer - A Real Fine Mess (Self)
8. Shook Twins - What We Do (Self)
9. First Aid Kit - Stay Gold (Columbia)
10. Sam Smith - In the Lonely Hour (Capitol)

Roots - A ton of new names on this top ten...



1. Too Slim and the Taildraggers - Anthology (Blind Raccoon)
2. Joe Louis Walker - The Best of the Stony Plains Years (Stony Plain)
3. Bob Stroger - Keepin' it Together (Big Eye Records)
4. Lucky Peterson - The Son of a Bluesman (Jazz Harmonia/Mundi Village)
5. Mannish Boys - Wrapped Up and Ready (Delta Groove)
6. Royal Southern Brotherhood - Heartsoulblood (Ruf Records)
7. Forrest McDonald Band - Turnaround Blues (World Talent Records)
8. Janiva Magness - Original (Fathead Records)
9. Big Head Todd & The Monsters - Black Beehive (Shout Factory)
10. David Michael Miller - Poisons Sipped (Self)

Keep it tuned to KAFM for more new music!
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OK GO, "The Writing's on the Wall"
June 24, 2014

Alternative rockers, OK GO, have released their first single off their upcoming album, Hungry Ghosts, due October 14th, along with another music video that possibly tops their previous visual spectacles...



Tune in to KAFM for more OK GO and more new music!  
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Charts for June 14-20
June 20, 2014

Some new names up on the charts this week! Take a look!

Jazz - New names, new number 1:



1. Elias Haslanger - Live at the Gallery (Cellar Live)
2. Steve Kaldestad - Straight Up (Cellar Live)
3. Motet. - Motet (Motet)
4. Tim Warfield - Inspire Me! (Herb Harris)
5. Roosevelt Dime - Full Head of Steam (Self)
6. Cory Weeds - As of Now (Cellar Live)
7. Chris Greene Quartet - Music Appreciation (Single Malt)
8. Dave Douglas - Time Travel (Greenleaf)
9. Matija Dedic - Sentiana (Blue Bamboo)
10. Stacey Kent - The Changing Lights (Warner)

World - A new number 1, and a few new names as well!



1. Karol Conka - Batuk Freak (Mr. Bongo)
2. Ziggy Marley - Fly Rasta (Tuff Gong)
3. Pacifika - Amore Planeta (Six Degrees)
4. Techung - Lam La Che-On the Road (ARC)
5. Palo! - Live (Rolling Pin)
6. Bombay Royale - The Island of Dr. Electro (HopeStreet)
7. Thievery Corporation - Saudade (ESL)
8. Kupaoa and Kaulana - Na Pua Mohala (Hulu Kupuna)
9. Rodrigo y Gabriela - 9 Dead Alive (ATO)
10. Bossacucanova - Our Kind of Bossa (Six Degrees)

College - A gilded top ten in the college department:



1. Euforquestra - Fire (Self)
2. Nikki Lane - All or Nothin' (New West)
3. Lykke Li - I Never Learn (Atlantic)
4. Jack White - Lazaretto (Third Man)
5. Little Hurricane - Gold Fever (Death Valley)
6. Keb 'Mo - BLUESAmericana (Kind of Blue)
7. Moe. - No Guts, No Glory (Sugar Hill)
8. First Aid Kit - Stay Gold (Columbia)
9. Saintseneca - Dark Arc (Anti)
10. Spanish Gold - South of Nowhere (BMG)


Roots - Almost completely new top 10 here:



1. The Mannish Boys - Wrapped Up and Ready (Delta Groove)
2. Alastair Greene Band - Trouble At Your Door (Eclecto Groove)
3. Andy T Nick Nixon Band - Livin' It Up (Delta Groove)
4. David Vest - Roadhouse Revelation (Cordova Bay)
5. Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters - Good News (Stony Plain)
6. Ray Bonneville - Easy Gone (Red House Records)
7. Burning Bridget Cleary - Pressed for Time (Self)
8. String Cheese Incident - Song In My Head (Loud & Proud)
9. Peter Mulvey - Silver Ladder (Signature Sounds)
10. Candi Staton - Life Happens (Beracah Records)

Exciting charts this week, keep it tuned for more new music!
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Throwback Thursday - Bob Marley and the Wailers
June 19, 2014

Last June, we were excited about the new release from Tuff Gong Records, the Legends Remixed album, featuring the music of Bob Marley and the Wailers.



The album stayed on top of two of our charts - World and College - for almost the entirety of it's stay on the new rack (just about four months), and continued spinning well after it was added to our library. H-Man of Enjoy the Ride and the Divided Sky had this to say on the record:

Redo of landmark album remixed by sons Ziggy and Stephen Marley, Jason Bentley, The Thievery Corporation and Nickodemus among others. Much care was given not to destroy Marley's gem, but to bring it into the contemporary music scene so a new generation can enjoy.

Now, a year later, Ziggy Marley's latest release, Fly Rasta, also out on Tuff Gong, takes the top spot on the World Charts almost weekly.
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Charts for June 7-13
June 13, 2014

Newest charts are in for this week!

Jazz - Catherine Russell falls, while Roosevelt Dime goes up, up, up!



1. Roosevelt Dime - Full Head of Steam (Self)
2. Motet - Motet (Motet)
3. Catherine Russell - Bring it Back (Jazz Village)
4. Mike Ferro - Django By Ferro (Self)
5. Badbadnotgood - III (Innovative Leisure)
6. Triology - Triology (Cellar Live)
7. Mike Allen Quartet - Panorama (Cellar Live)
8. David "Fathead" Newman - Cellar Groove (Cellar Live)
9. Fat Babies - 18th and Racine (Delmark)
10. Lalama Brothers - Erie Avenue (LaLama)

World - Well, look whose back on top..



1. Ziggy Marley - Fly Rasta (Tuff Gong)
2. Palo! - Live (Rolling Pin)
3. Thievery Corporation - Saudade (ESL)
4. Hawaiian Style Band - Hanau Hou (Mountain Apple)
5. Pacifika - Amor Planeta (Six Degrees)
6. See-I - Knowledge Shine Bright (Fort Knox)
7. Karol Conka - Batuk Freak (Mr. Bongo)
8. Rodrigo Y Gabriela - 9 Dead Alive (ATO)
9. La Misa Negra - Misa De Medianoche (NAM)
10. Caetano Veloso - Abracaco (Nonesuch)

College - Brand new number one, and a lot of high profile names this week:



1. Jack White - Lazaretto (Third Man)
2. Euforquestra - Fire (Self)
3. Black Keys - Turn Blue (Nonesuch)
4. Conor Oberst - Upside Down Mountain (Nonesuch)
5. Lykke Li - I Never Learn (Atlantic)
6. Eels - The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett (PIAS)
7. Nickel Cree - A Dotted Line (Nonesuch)
8. Coldplay - Ghost Stories (Atlantic)
9. Spanish Gold - South of Nowhere (BMG)
10. Keb Mo - BLUESAmericana (Kind of Blue)

Roots - More Blues, anybody?

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1. Rachelle Coba - Mother Blues (Mono Records)
2. Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters - Good News (Stony Plain)
3. Vaneese Thomas - Blues For My Father (Segue)
4. Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band - Goin' Home (Concord)
5. Eli Cook - Primitive Son (Cleopatra Records)
6. Andy Frasco & The UN - Half a Man (Fun Machine)
7. Luther Dickinson - Rock'n'Roll Blues (New West Records)
8. String Cheese Incident - Song in My Head (Loud & Proud)
9. Kris Delmhorst - Blood Test (Signature Sounds)
10. Mannish Boys - Wrapped Up and Ready (Delta Groove Music)
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Throwback Thursday - Portugal. The Man
June 12, 2014

A year ago this week we added the critically acclaimed release from alternative rockers, Portugal. The Man, Evil Friends.



The album climbed our charts here at KAFM, and stayed in the top ten for several weeks. Lance, of Radio Rapture, had this to say about the album:

Quintet, formed in Wasilla AK and now residing in Portland OR., carry on with their 8th studio release and first with producer Danger Mouse. Big, dramatic, fast paced, grim and gloomy. Nice blend of synths and acoustic with falsetto vocals from front man JB Gourley. DM and P. TM - a match made in ----?

Portugal. The Man will be touring later this year, and will be at Red Rocks on August 21st!
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Nikki Lane, "Right Time"
June 10, 2014



We've got the newest video from KAFM chart topper, Nikki Lane! From the April release, All or Nothing, on New West Records.
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Charts for May 31st - June 6
June 6, 2014

Some interesting charts this week...

Jazz - Basically the same as last week, all good Jazz!



1. Catherine Russell - Bring It Back (Jazz Village)
2. Mike Allen Quartet - Panorama (with Hugh Fraser) (Cellar Live)
3. Mike Ferro - Django By Ferro (Self)
4. Roosevelt Dime - Full Head of Steam (Self)
5. Badbadnotgood - III (Innovative Leisure)
6. Triology - Triology (Cellar Live)
7. Lalama Brothers - Erie Avenue (Lalama)
8. Harvey Mason - Chameleon (Concord)
9. Motet - The Motet (Motet)
10. David "Fathead" Newman - Cellar Groove (Cellar Live)

World - Completely different from last week, or even the last few weeks...



1. Rodrigo y Gabriela - 9 Dead Alive (ATO)
2. Pacifika - Amor Planeta (Six Degrees)
3. La Misa Negra - Misa De Medianoche (NAM)
4. Bossacucanova - Our Kind of Bossa (Six Degrees)
5. Palo! - Live (Rolling Pin)
6. Ziggy Marley - Fly Rasta (Tuff Gong)
7. Theivery Corporation - Saudade (ESL)
8. Karol Conka - Batuk Freak (Mr. Bongo)
9. Techung - Lam La Che-On the Road (Arc Music)
10. Caetano Veloso - Abracaco (Nonesuch)

College - Interesting chart here this week, almost all completely new!



1. REM - Unplugged: The Complete 1991 and 2001 Sessions
2. Ages and Ages: Divisionary (Partisan)
3. Euforquestra - Fire (Self)
4. Sharon van Etten - Are We There (JagJagWire)
5. Cloud Control - Dream Cave Unplugged (Votive)
6. Desert Noises - 27 Ways (SQE)
7. Wye Oak - Shriek (Merge)
8. Manchester Orchestra - Cope (Loma Vista)
9. Ben and Ellen Harper - Childhood Home (Prestige Folk)
10. Old 97's - Most Messed Up (ATO)

Roots - all new, almost all Blues, but String Cheese takes the top spot again!



1. String Cheese Incident - Song In My Head (Loud & Proud)
2. Will Wilde - Raw Blues (Rock the Earth)
3. Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne - An Old Rack on a Roll (Stony Plain Records)
4. Kelly Hunt - Mercy (88 Records)
5. Seth Freeman - Seth Freeman (Self)
6. Gregg Allman - All My Friends (Rounder Records)
7. Steve Hill - Solo Recordings Volume 2 (No Records Label)
8. Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band - Goin' Home (Concord Music Group)
9. Carmen Grillo - A Different World (Big Surprise Music)
10. Lucky 3 Blues Band - Howl! (Lucky 3)

Keep it tuned for more new music!
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