Studio 92 – good Old War

Good Old War – Sun King Studio 92: October 1, 2015


1. Intro

2. Tell Me What You Want From Me

3. Interivew

4. Small World

5. Broken Into Better Shape

6. Broken Record

“Tell Me What You Want From Me”

“Small World”

“Broken Into Better Shape”

“Broken Record”

Good Old War In Sun King Studio 92

Good Old War stopped by Sun King Studio 92 Powered By Klipsch Audio on October 1st, 2015. Enjoy the music and conversation below!

“Tell Me What You Want From Me”


“Small World”

“Broken Into Better Shape”

“Broken Record”


Remember, Sun King Studio 92 sessions are for 92-3 VIPs only. If you’re not a VIP, take 20 seconds to sign up for free, then stop by the VIP Room to register to be in the live studio audience at an upcoming performance.

Good Old War 10-1-2015

Photos Courtesy Rhythm In Focus Photography.

Good Old War In Sun King Studio 92

Good Old War stopped by Sun King Studio 92 on April 16, 2012. Enjoy the tracks from the session below!

“Better Weather”

“Not Quite Happiness”

“Loud Love”

“Coney Island”

The War On Drugs – WTTS Christmas Can Concert – 2017

The WTTS Can Concert holiday tradition continued this year with two great shows to benefit families in need. This year we brought Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness to The Bluebird in Bloomington (see a re-cap here), and then, on December 21st, WTTS brought another great benefit concert to The Vogue to make the holidays even happier. The 2nd Christmas Can Concert starred The War On Drugs, and their L.A. based electronic opening act Lo MoonPrior to the show, Lo Moon played an exclusive private performance for some of our lucky listeners in Sun King Studio 92 that can be heard here.  The sold out Can Concert was sponsored by Sun King Brewery, and City Barbeque.  Below you can see a few of our favorite flickr album images.

Canned Goods collected for Food Rescue

The War On Drugs 12-21-17

Homeward Bound for the Holidays


Studies have shown bringing an animal into your life can significantly improve your health. Improve your life and an animals by adopting this holiday season. 92-3 WTTS, Noah’s Animal Hospitals and the Humane Society For Hamilton County are looking to find 12 cats and dogs forever homes before Christmas. Find information and photos of the animals below and be sure to learn more by reading their stories!




Known as a friendly, happy and tolerant dog, Korbin is a six year old Great Dane, Labrador Retriever mix. He has been attending training classes at Paws & Play Dog Resort & Training Facility and is a rock star student! Going on car rides and playing tug of war are two of his favorite activates. Korbin is perfect for an experienced dog owner who understands large, sensitive and intelligent dogs. Learn more about Korbin by reading his story.







Keylah is a four year old Terrier, Pit Bull mix with a cocoa and white coat. Playing outdoors in the sunshine is her favorite activity and she has plenty of energy to play all day. She can be shy when meeting new people, but it doesn’t take long to warm up to them. She knows the commands (Sit, shake, down, come, roll over) and enjoys children! Learn more about Keylah by reading her story.





Trip is a two year old Boxer, Terrier mix who suffers from anxiety. Just as with many people who deal with anxiety, Trip is not a dog who will thrive around strangers or in unfamiliar settings, especially when they encroach upon his space without invitation. Trip will let you know when he’s not comfortable. THE NEED IS URGENT for Trip to find a foster-to-adopt home that is willing to FOLLOW THE PLAN provided by HSHC behavior team and Paws & Play to ensure his success. Learn more about Trip by reading his story.




Even though he is eight years old and 86 pounds, you’ll always find Ty bouncing around the yard. With a lovely golden blond coat, HSHC believes he is a blend of Retriever and Shepherd. Ty knows the commands (Sit, stay, down, come, shake) and enjoys playing with toys, being outside and running. An experience owner who gives him consistent rules, continued stimulation and training is Ty’s ideal owner. Learn more about Ty by reading his story.





Cain is a seven year old Terrier, Pit Bull mix who LOVES people! He constantly gives out kisses which has earned him the nickname Luv-Bug. Because of his high I.Q., Cain knows how to sit, come, shake, leave it, stay, down and even fist bump. Until recently, Cain has lived in one house his whole life and is looking for a second owner to share the rest of his life. Learn more about Cain by reading his story.



Six year old Garcia is a 62 pound Terrier, American Pit Bull mix. He is extremely playful and can get super excited when playing with tennis balls. Garcia loves people, napping on your chest and going on car rides. An experience dog owner who gives clear and consistent rules to follow, along with proper love and attention is the perfect owner for Garcia! Learn more about Garcia by reading his story.



Gordy may look a little rough around the edges, but this eleven-year-old brown Tabby is a true gentleman. He arrived to HSHC last year in bad shape but with love and attention, he is now thankfully healthy. If you are looking for a laid-back cat who wants nothing more than to hang out on the couch and be loved, then Gordy is your guy. Learn more about Gordy by reading his story.



Domestic Medium Hair mix Jazzy is a loving 14 year old who is a wonderful companion for watching TV or enjoying a good book. Unfortunately, she has been fully declawed which will require extra love and care from her new owner. With all the love you’ll receive from Jazzy, it will be well worth the extra attention. Learn more about Jazzy by reading her story.



Although he is eleven years old, Reginald has the personality of a kitten half his age. He loves to play with humans and his favorite toy is a scratching post. Reginald would thrive in an indoor home with a loving family. Learn more about Reginald by reading his story.



Aubrey is nine years old and seven pounds Domestic Short Hair mix. She has been fully declawed and suffers from an autoimmune disease that can be treated with daily medication. A nice quite home without any children or pets is the ideal situation for Aubrey. Learn more about Aubrey by reading her story.



15 year old Galileo is looking for a forever home to live out his golden years. He needs someone to take extra care of him as he is diabetic and gets insulin shots every day. He may appear laid back, but once you get to know him he is affectionate and playful. Learn more about Galileo by reading his story.



Cadence is a lover who is ready to receive affection the minute you open the door. Since she came to HSHC off the streets, they are not sure who old she is but believe she is nine. Cadence is a wonderful brown and white tabby who’s ready to find her forever home!


Noah’s Animal Hospitals are a family of veterinary clinics serving the Indianapolis, IN area and surrounding communities. With eight convenient locations to serve you, Noah’s is dedicated to providing you and your pet with the best possible health care and exceptional client service, exceeding your expectations with every interaction. In fact, we like to consider ourselves “your best friend’s best friend.”

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Sun King Studio 92

Sun King Studio 92 is the WTTS live performance space in downtown Indianapolis. 92-3 VIPs are invited to attend these intimate, acoustic Sun King Studio 92 tapings, and always receive advance word about the shows through 92-3 VIP-mail (click here to become a 92-3 VIP today). Listen to 92-3 WTTS to hear live Sun King Studio 92 performances, or click here to check out the latest sessions.

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Sun King Studio 92 Spotlight: Tune in weekdays at 2pm for the Sun King Studio 92 Spotlight. We’ll play a live performance from the vast live archives of Sun King Studio 92 each day.

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Click here for a list of Sun King Studio 92 performances from 2009 and earlier.

WTTS Indy Underground: July 3, 2017

Photo: Kohei Kawashima

Join Laura Duncan Monday and Saturday Nights at 8 for the best from the independent world of music on WTTS Indy Underground. This week…

  • A previously unreleased track from Beach Fossils‘ Somersaults, out now.
  • The latest from als-J’s Relaxer, out now.
  • Plus win tickets to two shows at The Hi-Fi: Atlas Genius, July 18th and Good Old War, July 31st.

Indy Underground is powered by Karma Records. Indy’s Place for Vinyl, CD’s and more since 1970.

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The WTTS Indy Eleven New Music Sampler

WTTS New Music Sampler

Spring has sprung and WTTS has new music for you. The WTTS Indy Eleven New Music Sampler is available for a limited time and features 14 artist we think you should know.

1. JD McPherson – “Head Over Heels”
2. Scars On 45 – “Take You Home”
3. Jenny Lewis – “She’s Not Me”
4. JJ Grey & Mofro – “Every Minute”
5. Freddy Jones Band – “Those Diamonds”
6. Elle King – “Ex’s and Oh’s”
7. Father John Misty – “True Affection”
8. Good Old War – “Tell Me What You Want From Me”
9. The Temperance Movement – “Take It Back”
10. Kodaline – “Ready”
11. Damien Rice – “It Takes A Lot To Know A Man”
12. Beth Hart – “Mechanical Heart”
13. The Weepies – “No Trouble”
14. Blackberry Smoke – “No Way Back To Eden”

The WTTS Indy Eleven New Music Sampler is available at the following business during normal business hours:

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6955 N. Keystone Ave.

Indianapolis, IN 46220

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Dave Lindquist has written about music in Indianapolis for more than two decades. Now, Dave has his own show on WTTS. Join us Monday nights at 7 for The BEAT with Dave Lindquist presented by Soundspace. Hear your next music discovery from the local and independent scene and fresh music from familiar artists.

Monday night, Dave presents new music from Oceanator, Dehd and Indiana artist Willis Miller.

Songs played on the Feb. 28 episode:

Phillip-Michael Scales, “Feels Like Home”
Folly Group, “I Raise You (The Price of Your Head)”
Samm Henshaw, “Enough”
Snapped Ankles, “Barbecue in Brazil”
Oceanator, “Bad Brain Daze”
Carli Brill, “Concrete Jungle”
PM Warson, “(Don’t) Hold Me Down”
Dehd, “Bad Love”
Thick, “Love You Forever”
Georgia Harmer, “All in My Mind”
Moonchild featuring Tank & the Bangas, “Get By”
Willis Miller, “Turn It Around”
The Mysterines, “Dangerous”
Good Looks, “Vision Boards”
Maita, “Where Do You Go?”

WTTS Supports Local Business

During these uncertain times, it’s more important than ever that we come together as a community. As a locally owned station, we rely on the support of local businesses to operate. And right now, these businesses need our support more than ever. Our listeners and our advertisers make the community stronger, and a more special place to live. So please, support the advertisers that support WTTS. After all, we’re in this together. Stay safe and click below to see how you can support local businesses, during this time.  


Join CLA on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3 pm EST, for a multipart livestream series to engage in the latest changes related to these uncertain times. You’ll hear strategies for navigating what these developments mean for you. Topics include issues related to legislation, liquidity, workforce, and other relevant topics.


Rob Humphries interviewed Michael Huber from the Indy Chamber. They discussed how the Indy Chamber is helping local businesses with the “Rapid Response” Hub. The interview is below.

The Guitarworks Great Guitar Giveaway

This holiday season, win the gift of music courtesy of the one and only Guitarworks in Greenwood, the place to Take Your Pick! During the next four weeks (11/26-12/21), Paul Mendenhall will be giving away four great guitars. A G&L Tribute Legacy guitar, a Tribute L-2000 Bass, a G&L Tribute ASAT Classic and a Takamine GN30ce Sunburst guitar. Correctly answer the Morning Music Mindbender at 7:35 to qualify for that week’s guitar. Then on Friday, Paul will draw a winner. Description of the guitars are below:

Week 1 – The G&L Tribute Legacy “Strat”

Winner: Scott McClintock

The G&L Legacy model is the pinnacle of Leo Fender’s career- Leo’s finest, most advanced Stratocaster design
The Legacy features USA hand-wound vintage Alnico single coil pickups – the result of Leo Fender’s lifetime of engineering knowledge. Their response is a gross improvement over his old school pickups, while still preserving that unmistakable chime of the late 50’s Strats. One can properly rock the house, with all the versatility of most sought-after strats of yesteryear.
Add Leo’s Dual-Fulcrum vibrato, allowing up and down-bend with unsurpassed stability, and you have Pro-level workhorse guitar suitable to all playing styles on-stage or in-studio. Whether you’re a gigging pro or a bedroom guitarist, you’ll love the G&L Legacy HB. It’s – the most versatile Strat ever created, and a true joy to play
You can win this one- Finished in miles-deep Piano Black, with a retail value over $800, presented by your friends at the One and Only Guitarworks in Greenwood- the place to Take Your Pick.

Week 2 – G&L Tribute L-2000 Bass guitar valued at $1100

Winner: Adam Grudis of Fishers

Leo Fender was the inventor of the electric bass guitar, and his iconic designs continue to be the benchmark for every brand on the market
When Leo founded the G&L company, he again redefined the bass, evolving his famous “Music Man” design into G&L’s flagship L-2000 model`
Never before has such a wide range of tones come from a single bass- making the G&L L-2000 suitable to players of every musical style and taste
You can win this G&L Tribute L-2000, featuring two handbound, USA made, Magnetic Field Design Humbucking pickups, connected to with Leo’s unique “Tri-Tone” Active control system.
This configuration allows for Passive or Active operation, and Series or Parallel coil options. What THAT means is, this bass is right at home with R&B Players, Power Rock musicians as well as the Funkiest Pop & Slap bassists
Leo further departed with the past with the addition of his innovative Saddle-Lock Bridge, that transfers string energy right into the body end-grain for an incredible resonance and sustain
Guitarworks, the one and only place to “Take Your Pick” has chosen to give you a G&L Tribute L-2000 in stunning Tobacco Sunburst finish over a figured Swamp Ash body. It is truly a work of art to play and to behold. Retail value on this fine bass is over $1100, and it could be yours, from your friends at the One and Only Guitarworks in Greenwood- the place.. to Take Your Pick!

Week 3 guitar is a G&L Tribute ASAT Classic
The G&L Tribute ASAT Classic is Leo Fender’s final word on the Telecaster design, single cutaway bolt-on guitar. You’ll find this to be a very versatile instrument, from round clean jazz tones to thick gritty blues. The ASAT Classic stays true to proven old-school Tele design, but adds Leo’s Fantastic single-coil Magnet Field Design hand wound, USA pickups and 6 brass-saddle box bridge for crisp attack and complex harmonics , all the while improving intonation accuracy.
The one and only Guitarworks in Greenwood has chosen this ASAT Classic finished in miles-deep Piano Black, a fantastic axe just drippin’ with Leo mojo, that will make an incredible addition to your collection.
Valued at over $ 700, we wanna make it yours for Christmas! Our gift to you, from Paul Mendenhall and the Morning Music Mindbender, the WTTS crew, and of course from your friends at the One and Only Guitarworks in Greenwood- the place.. to Take Your Pick!

Week 4 Takamine GN30ce Sunburst
For our final week we wanted something completely different. So the One and Only Guitarworks in Greenwood- the place.. to Take Your Pick! Has chosen a fine acoustic/electric guitar from the world’s leader- Takamine guitars!
Takamine is the choice of so many of the world’s top professionals, universally accepted as the standard of modern acoustic performance on stage and in the studio.
This week Guitarworks in Greenwood presents The GN20CE-in Natural Satin finish. Takamine’s compact “NEX” body style and Takamine electronics create a guitar that sounds as good as it looks. The GN20CE marries a solid cedar top with sapele back and sides to produce a warm, beautifully detailed tone perfect for a wide range of musical styles. A slim satin-finished neck and 12″-radius fingerboard feels great, and Takamine’s TP-4TD preamp has a built-in tuner and three-band EQ.
the One and Only Guitarworks in Greenwood- the place.. to Take Your Pick! Is the nation’s ONLY Takamine Premier Showroom, chosen by Takamine’s Japanese headquarters to owners the #1 reference dealer from the Takamine website! Guitarworks features the entire line of Pro series and G series guitars- just Take Your Pick!”
Valued at over $ 650, we wanna put it under your tree!! Our gift to you, from Takamine guitars, the Morning Music Mindbender, and of course from your friends at the One and Only Guitarworks in Greenwood- the place.. to Take Your Pick! The nation’s #1 Takamine guitar dealer!

For complete contest rules click here.

WTTS Album Side Saturday Wrap Up 2018

For Record Store Day WTTS brought back one of our favorite traditions, WTTS Album Side Saturday. Congratulations to all our listeners who scored free vinyl and WTTS limited edition slip mats.

Here’s a complete list of the classic albums sides we played:


The Band – Music From Big Pink – Side 2 – 1968

  • We Can Talk
  • Long Black Veil
  • Chest Fever
  • Lonesome Suzie
  • The Wheel’s On Fire
  • I Shall Be Released

Don Henley – Building The Perfect Beast – Side 2 – 1984

  • Building The Perfect Beast
  • All She Wants To Do Is Dance
  • Sunset Grill
  • Drivin’ With Your Eyes Closed
  • Land Of The Living

****”A Month of Sundays” appeared on the cassette and compact disc versions of the album, between “All She Wants To Do Is Dance” & “Sunset Grill,” but was not included on the LP due to the time constraints of the format****


Elton John – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road – Side 1 – 1973

  • Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding
  • Candle In The Wind
  • Bennie And The Jets

The Police – Ghost In The Machine – Side 1 – 1981

  • Spirits In The Material World
  • Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
  • Invisible Sun
  • Hungry For You
  • Demolition Man


Grateful Dead – American Beauty – Side 1 – 1970

  • Box Of Rain
  • Friend Of The Devil
  • Sugar Magnolia
  • Operator
  • Candyman

INXS – Kick – Side 1 – 1987

  • Guns In The Sky
  • New Sensation
  • Devil Inside
  • Need You Tonight
  • Mediate
  • The Loved One


Led Zeppelin – II – Side 1 – 1969

  • Whole Lotta Love
  • What Is And What Should Never Be
  • The Lemon Song
  • Thank You

Dire Straits – Making Movies – Side 1 – 1980

  • Tunnel Of Love
  • Romeo & Juliet
  • Skateaway


Eric Clapton – 461 Ocean Boulevard – Side 1 – 1974

  • Motherless Children
  • Give Me Strength
  • Willie and the Hand Jive
  • Get Ready
  • I Shot the Sheriff

Black Crowes – Shake Your Moneymaker – Side 1 – 1990

  • Twice As Hard
  • Jealous Again
  • Sister Luck
  • Could I’ve Been So Blind
  • Seeing Things


The Beatles – The White Album – Side 1 – 1968

  • Back In The USSR
  • Dear Prudence
  • Glass Onion
  • Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
  • Wild Honey Pie
  • The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill
  • While My Guitar Gently Weeps
  • Happiness Is A Warm Gun

Bob Seger – Stranger In Town – Side 1 – 1978

  • Hollywood Nights
  • Still The Same
  • Old Time Rock and Roll
  • Till It Shines
  • Feel Like A Number


The Who – Who’s Next – Side 1 – 1971

  • Baba O’Riley
  • Bargain
  • Love Ain’t For Keeping
  • My Wife
  • The Song Is Over

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Damn The Torpedos – Side 1 – 1979

  • Refugee
  • Here Comes My Girl
  • Even The Losers
  • Shadow O A Doubt (A Complex Kid)
  • Century City


ZZ Top – Tres Hombres – Side 1 – 1973

  • Waitin’ For The Bus
  • Jesus Just Left Chicago
  • Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers
  • Master Of Sparks
  • Hot, Blue and Righteous

Rolling Stones – Sticky Fingers – Side 1 – 1971

  • Brown Sugar
  • Sway
  • Wild Horses
  • Can’t You Hear Me Knocking
  • You Gotta Move


Genesis – Genesis – Side 1 – 1983

  • Mama
  • That’s All
  • Home By The Sea
  • Second Home By The Sea

Allman Brothers Band – Eat A Peach – Side 3 – 1972

  • One Way Out
  • Trouble No More
  • Stand Back
  • Blue Sky
  • Little Martha


The Cars – The Cars – Side 2 – 1978

  • You’re All I’ve Got Tonight
  • Bye Bye Love
  • Moving In Stereo
  • All Mixed Up

Led Zeppelin – IV – Side 1 – 1971

  • Black Dog
  • Rock and Roll
  • The Battle Of Evermore
  • Stairway To Heaven


Bruce Springsteen – Darkness On The Edge Of Town – Side 2 – 1978

  • The Promised Land
  • Factory
  • Streets Of Fire
  • Prove It All Night
  • Darkness On The Edge Of Town

Fleetwood Mac – Fleetwood Mac – Side 2 – 1975

  • Say You Love Me
  • Landslide
  • World Turning
  • Sugar Daddy
  • I’m So Afraid


John Mellencamp – American Fool – Side 1 – 1982

  • Hurts So Good
  • Jack & Diane
  • Hand To Hold On To
  • Danger List
  • Can You Take It
  1. Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here – Side 2 – 1975
  • Have A Cigar
  • Wish You Were Here
  • Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts VI-IX)


U2 – War – Side 1 – 1983

  • Sunday Bloody Sunday
  • Seconds
  • New Year’s Day
  • Like A Song…
  • Drowning Man

Billy Joel – 52nd Street – Side 1 – 1978

  • Big Shot
  • Honesty
  • My Life
  • Zanzibar


The Eagles – The Long Run – Side 1 – 1979

  • The Long Run
  • I Can’t Tell You Why
  • In The City
  • The Disco Strangler
  • King Of Hollywood

Tom Petty – Pack Up The Plantation – Live – Side 1 – 1985

  • So You Want To Be A Rock & Roll Star
  • Needles And Pins
  • The Waiting
  • Breakdown


Click here for a complete list of Record Store Day releases.



Paul Mendenhall talks with Andy Skinner of Indy CD & Vinyl about Record Store Day.


Hangout Hookup 2018

Any time of the year is a good time to be thinking about beach weather and since 92-3 WTTS is your connection to the coolest music festivals on earth we want to send you to the sea for the Hangout Hookup!

92-3 WTTS and Centerpoint Brewing are sending a lucky listener south, May 18th-20th to the Hangout Music Festival. You’ll receive three day festival passes, three nights in a beachside condo from Meyer Vacation Rentals, and free airfare courtesy Concord Music.

Here’s how to win: Starting March 5th, register in person at Centerpoint Brewing Company @ 1125 E. Brookside Avenue, Indianapolis, just East of Mass Ave. The deadline to enter is April 1st and you must be 25 or older to win. The Hangout Hookup from Concord Music Group, Centerpoint Brewing Company; Precision engineered, craft beer for everyone, and 92-3 WTTS.

This year’s line up includes:

The KillersPortugal. The ManThe Cold War KidsSt. VincentAnderson EastGroup LoveSon LittleAJRHippo Campus and dozens of others…

Visit Centerpoint Brewing at 1125 E. Brookside Avenue, Indianapolis, just East of Mass Ave

For complete rules to the Hangout Hookup CLICK HERE.



Meyer Vacation Rentals

WTTS Christmas Can Concert – 2017

It’s the return of the WTTS Christmas Can Concert! This year we brought Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness to the Bluebird in Bloomington to help families in need (see a re-cap here), and on December 21st WTTS is bringing another great benefit concert to The Vogue to make the holidays even happier. The 2nd Christmas Can Concert stars The War On Drugs, and their L.A. based electronic opening act Lo MoonTickets for that show have sold out but VIP’s have a chance at a free pair by registering in the VIP Room. This exclusive show is sponsored by Sun King Brewery, and City Barbeque.

To help out Food Rescue’s mission to help fight school food waste stop by City Barbeque through December 21st and drop off non-perishable and canned items at any of their five locations and while you are there sip a pint of Sun King’s Sunlight Cream Ale to donate a dollar to Food Rescue.

Then, when you come to the show, bring a sack of non-perishable canned goods. You’ll be helping out neighbors in need this holiday. A portion of proceeds will also benefit Food Rescue.


About Food Rescue: The K-12 Food Rescue Program in 350 schools addresses the estimated 1 billion Unwanted, Unpeeled, and Unwrapped food items wasted annually in America, and simultaneously engages students to lead us out of the mess through their Student Leader Entrepreneurial Initiative, or S.L.E.I. for short. (Pronounced SLAY). They are actively seeking High School student leaders to become the face of the school food waste issue, and subsequently lead our country into a new mindset.

World Class Rock Week-In-Review: 10/19/16

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  • Bob Dylan awarded Nobel Prize in Literature (Rolling Stone)
  • Bob Dylan won’t return Nobel Prize panel’s phone calls (CoS)
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominations include Pearl Jam, Tupac, Yes (Spin)
  • Unreleased David Bowie songs, “No Plan” and “When I Met You, receive world premieres (UCR)
  • Jim James shares new song “Here In Spirit” (Stereogum)
  • The Beatles come to lego in The Yellow Submarine (Paste)
  • Jack White’s Third Man Records releasing coloring book (Pitchfork)
  • Grizzly Bear say their new album is 90 percent done (NME)
  • Chuck Berry celebrates 90th birthday with first album in 38 years (Rolling Stone)
  • Anthony Kiedis’ nine-year-old son joins Red Hot Chili Peppers on stage (CoS)
  • Watch Paul McCartney and Rihanna sing “FourFiveSeconds” at Desert Trip (Spin)
  • Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold announces solo album (AV Club)
  • Phil Collins announces Not Dead Yet Live tour dates (UCR)
  • Bon Iver announces 2 A Million gender equity campaign (Paste)
  • Listen to Fred Armisen and Bill Hader’s new Talking Heads parody album (Pitchfork)
  • Watch Jack White perform White Stripes song live with Margo Price (NME)
  • Elton John to document crazy life in new autobiography (Rolling Stone)
  • Japandroids shred through new songs “Near to the Wild Heart of Life” and “No Known Drug or Drink” (CoS)
  • R.E.M.’s “Losing My Religion” demo is pretty good (Spin)
  • Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam announces world tour (AV Club)
  • The Who announce super deluxe My Generation reissue (UCR)
  • Foxygen release new single, the very unpatriotic “America” (Paste)
  • Riot Fest vendor names meat-filled sandwich after Morrissey (Pitchfork)
  • Fan proposes to girlfriend in front of Green Day at in-store signing (NME)
  • Jerry Garcia’s first studio recordings set for release (Rolling Stone)
  • Foo Fighters lawsuit against tour insurers ends with undisclosed settlement (Spin)
  • Paul McCartney plays intimate 300-capacity roadhouse gig (CoS)
  • Suzanne Vega shares “We Of Me” video (Stereogum)
  • Phil Collins reveals the Paul McCartney insult he never forgot (UCR)
  • Cloud Nothings announce new album Life Without Sound, release new single “Modern Act” (Paste)
  • Lush cancel upcoming gigs as Phil King leaves band (NME)
  • The Last Shadow Puppets cover Leonard Cohen, The Fall, more on new EP (Pitchfork)
  • Watch Norah Jones’ breathtaking “Tragedy” video (Rolling Stone)
  • Bob Weir and members of The National perform “Lay My Lily Down” on Colbert (CoS)
  • Watch this newly surfaced retro footage of Oasis rehearsing “All Around the World” (Spin)
  • Charles Bradley’s team offers update on his condition, shares contact info for well-wishers (Paste)


Kings Of Leon – “Waste A Moment” (Fallon)

Maggie Rogers – “Alaska”

Moby & The Void Pacific Choir – “Are You Lost In The World Like Me” (Official Video)


World Class Rock Week-In-Review: 9/21/16



  • Adele: I owe 90% of my career to Amy Winehouse (Rolling Stone)
  • Bon Iver debuts new song “8 (circle)” on Fallon (CoS)
  • Sting’s “50,000” was inspired by the deaths of David Bowie and Prince (UCR)
  • My Morning Jacket’s Jim James announces his second solo album (AV Club)
  • Coldplay to release new version of A Head Full Of Dreams album (NME)
  • Phantogram sink into “Same Old Blues” on new song (Spin)
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers announce 2017 North American tour (Paste)
  • Hear lost Temple of the Dog song “Angel of Fire” (Rolling Stone)
  • Gorillaz launch Instagram account, career-spanning timeline (Pitchfork)
  • Elton John plans to stop releasing new albums (UCR)
  • Thom Yorke unveils new solo song “Coloured Candy” (CoS)
  • Pixies guitarist Joey Santiago checks into rehab (AV Club)
  • Lineup for Prince Tribute Concert officially announced (Paste)
  • Green Day postpone first gigs of tour as infection strikes band (NME)
  • Smiths drummer Mike Joyce fights british supermarket over pig candy (Pitchfork)
  • Dirty Projectors are back (Spin)
  • See Ike & Tina Turner’s explosive James Brown cover (Rolling Stone)
  • La Sera announce new Queens EP, share title track (CoS)
  • Neil Young protests Dakota Access Pipeline with new song, “Indian Givers” (UCR)
  • Warpaint share new song “Whiteout” (Stereogum)
  • Adele not touring again for another ten years (NME)
  • Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, and Ringo Starr reminisce (Spin)
  • She & Him announce second holiday album, Christmas Party (Paste)
  • Watch Jeff Tweedy Crack Jokes on @Midnight (Pitchfork)
  • Iggy Pop to revisit Post Pop Depression for concert film, live album (Rolling Stone)
  • Man Man frontman Honus Honus goes solo on new single “Oh No!” (CoS)
  • Bruce Springsteen was so depressed he didn’t want to get out of bed (UCR)
  • Laura Jane Grace gets Topshop to pull $700 Against Me! jacket (Stereogum)
  • Courtney Barnett says her next album might be just me and a piano (NME)
  • Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong is a ex-punk family man in ordinary world (Spin)
  • Listen to Beach Slang cover Japandroids’ “Younger Us” (Pitchfork)


Kings Of Leon – “Waste A Moment”

Jack White – “Sugar Never Tasted So Good” (Later with Jools Holland)


World Class Rock Week-In-Review: 8/24/16

Kings Of Leon

Kings Of Leon

  • Kings of Leon announce new album We Are Like Love Songs (Paste)
  • Dawes announce We’re All Gonna Die, share “When the Tequila Runs Out” (CoS)
  • Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney say The Beatles could have toured again (UCR)
  • Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach sued over Howlin’ Wolf documentary (Stereogum)
  • Empire of the Sun announce new album featuring Lindsey Buckingham (Spin)
  • Phantogram share new song “Cruel World” (Pitchfork)
  • Robert Plant to play Bill Wyman’s 80th birthday bash in London (Rolling Stone)
  • Arctic Monkeys not recording new album in the very near future (NME)
  • Counterfeit pills the most likely culprit in Prince’s overdose (Paste)
  • Temple of the Dog unleash lost demo “Black Cat” (CoS)
  • Science proves Sting has an unusual reaction to music (UCR)
  • Jimmy Eat World announces new album, shares new song “Get Right” (A.V. Club)
  • David Bowie now has a plaque dedicated to him in Berlin (Spin)
  • Listen to The Tallest Man on Earth’s new song “Rivers” (Pitchfork)
  • Watch Coldplay’s “Nothing Compares 2 U” cover with James Corden (Rolling Stone)
  • Listen to Jagwar Ma’s new track as they announce album release date (NME)
  • Aretha Franklin cancels concerts due to doctors’ orders (Paste)
  • Fox News calls Red Hot Chili Peppers the worst band on the planet (CoS)
  • Joni Mitchell makes first public appearance since hospitalization (UCR)
  • Sharon Van Etten shares new song “Not Myself” (Stereogum)
  • Watch Van Morrison’s lively “Too Late” video (Rolling Stone)
  • Sad13 (Speedy Ortiz’s Sadie Dupuis) tries to “Get a Yes” in new solo song (Spin)
  • Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir shares new song with The National members (Pitchfork)
  • KT Tunstall reunited with stolen tambourine (NME)
  • Sleigh Bells file lawsuit against Demi Lovato (Paste)
  • Pizza Hut is turning its delivery boxes into playable turntables (CoS)
  • Pink Floyd vinyl reissues continue with three pre-Dark Side of the Moon albums (UCR)
  • Feist will join Broken Social Scene on its new album (A.V. Club)
  • Neil Young, Metallica, My Morning Jacket playing Bridge School benefit (Pitchfork)
  • Tegan and Sara share synth-splashed “Fade Out” (Spin)
  • Faith No More reuniting with original singer Chuck Mosley for two shows (Rolling Stone)
  • Laura Marling announces new project Reversal Of The Muse (NME)
  • Car Seat Headrest share new song, “Does It Feel Good (To Say Goodbye?)” (Paste)
  • Courtney Love gave Chris Pratt and Anna Faris a private concert in their kitchen (CoS)
  • Watch Koko the gorilla play Flea’s bass (Pitchfork)


Coldplay “A Head Full Of Dreams” (Official video)

Bastille – “Fake It”

Ben Folds – “Capable of Anything”

St. Vincent – “Star-Spangled Banner” (NFL Promo)


World Class Rock Week-In-Review: 7/13/16

Photo by Zack Whitford

Joe Perry Photo by Zack Whitford

  • Joe Perry is recuperating after falling ill at a Hollywood Vampires show (A.V. Club)
  • Joe Perry expected to recover quickly, rejoin Hollywood Vampires on tour (UCR)
  • The Shins share teaser of new music (NME)
  • Pixies announce new Head Carrier LP, Share “Um Chagga Lagga” (Spin)
  • Saint Motel announce new album, saintmotelevision (Paste)
  • Led Zeppelin’s publishers seeking $613,000 in legal fees after lawsuit win (Rolling Stone)
  • Local Natives premiere anthemic new song “Fountain of Youth” (CoS)
  • Marvin Gaye What’s Going On documentary announced (Pitchfork)
  • My Morning Jacket shares new song “Magic Bullet” (Stereogum)
  • Ginger Baker is okay after open-heart surgery (UCR)
  • Fender have designed a new signature bass with Flea (NME)
  • Coldplay and Lianne La Havas’ cover Prince’s “Sometimes It Snows in April” (Spin)
  • Unreleased Sufjan Stevens album discovered in dumpster (Paste)
  • Chris Cornell’s alleged stalker arrested at Louisville concert (Rolling Stone)
  • M. Ward, Conor Oberst, and Jim James reunite as Monsters of Folk (CoS)
  • Belarus officials seem to think the Red Hot Chili Peppers are Metallica (A.V. Club)
  • The National Beirut members announce new LNZNDRF record (Pitchfork)
  • Rolling Stones’ “Sympathy for the Devil” appears in new PetSmart commercial (UCR)
  • First Aid Kit record song in Jack White’s Third Man retro vinyl recording booth (NME)
  • Frances Bean Cobain’s Husband says he’s keeping Kurt’s MTV Unplugged guitar (Spin)
  • Alt-J drummer Thom Sonny Green to release solo album, shares “Vienna” (Paste)
  • The Revolution plot Prince tribute shows at Purple Rain venue (Rolling Stone)
  • Prince’s death prompts Chaka Khan to enter rehab for prescription drug addiction (CoS)
  • Wavves ban racists, homophobes, Trump supporters from shows (Pitchfork)
  • Franz Ferdinand guitarist Nick McCarthy stepping away from the band (Paste)
  • Ex-Franz Ferdinand guitarist starts new band Manuela and streams song (NME)
  • Jeff Beck talks seeing Jimi Hendrix, topical new LP (Rolling Stone)
  • Watch Arcade Fire’s first show in two years in its entirety (Spin)
  • The 1975 follow a rough night out in “Somebody Else” video (Spin)
  • Toro Y Moi to release Live From Trona Album and accompanying concert film (Paste)
  • James Murphy’s Subway Symphony installed at park in New York (Pitchfork)
  • Arctic Monkeys reveal AM-themed elephant sculpture for charity (NME)
  • The Last Shadow Puppets improvised a song about their favorite band (CoS)
  • Watch The Last Shadow Puppets cover The Smiths with Johnny Marr (Stereogum)


Elton John – “A Good Heart”

Jon Bon Jovi Sing “Livin’ on a Prayer” With a Wedding Band

Courtney Barnett – “Elevator Operator”


Leon Bridges Interview & Concert Recap

On a chilly Sunday night, December 6th, the second WTTS Christmas Can Concert took place at the Bluebird in Bloomington. Fort Worth R&B and soul artist Leon Bridges took the stage for a sold-out show. There is no need to say that he won over the hearts of the audience because it was obvious throughout the evening that he already had reached each and every one of them.

Leon Bridges is a classic old soul in a young man’s body. The 26-year-old’s gospel roots so very clearly influence his soulful music, reminiscent of the greats like Aretha Franklin, Sam Cooke, and Otis Redding. Bridges is still on the rise as he signed with Columbia Records in 2014 after having played open-mic shows around Fort Worth for some time. DJ Spikes, a local Bloomington DJ playing vintage soul and R&B records, performed a set before Bridges took the stage. WTTS DJ Rob Humphrey introduced Leon Bridges and his band, all of whom had just come from performing on NBC’s Saturday Night Live the previous evening.

The band enters dressed very professionally with somewhat of a vintage twist that creates the mood of a 1960s R&B performance. Bridges enters and looks exactly the way he sounds. From his modern-day conk haircut to his mustard tweed suit, Leon Bridges looked quite perfect on the small club stage. The sweetest of sounds boomed throughout the Bluebird that night.

Spoken like a true gentleman, his first words to the audience were “Nice to meet you.” His 7-piece band included himself and one other vocalist, a saxophone, guitar, bass, drums, and organ. Bridges took time out of the show to introduce all the band members and was sure to add compliments or a quick story of their meeting. Bridges admittedly played many songs from his album, “Coming Home” (released in June 2015) and added some new music into the mix, too.

Leon Bridges’ sound is so much more than the “soul” or “R&B” label; It’s fresh but it’s authentic, and it’s the perfect meeting of yesterday and tomorrow. If you’ve heard his vintage voice, then you know that it is effortlessly like butter. His vocal runs and exquisite vintage dance moves transport you to an entirely different place and time and it is a pleasure to be transported there. If you haven’t heard his voice…get to it.

Highlights of the night included “Better Man,” “Smooth Sailing,” “Twistin’ & Groovin’,” “Coming Home,” and “Lisa Sawyer.” He gave small introductions to many of the songs. “Twistin’ & Groovin’” was written about the night his grandfather met his grandmother. “Lisa Sawyer” was written for his mother. “Smooth Sailing” got a different kind of introduction in the form of a drum solo and the crowd really got moving. Bridges closed the set with an intimate performance of “River” in which he played electric guitar alone with his backing vocalist.

After the crowd chanted “Leon, Leon, Leon,” the guitarist enters the stage and the rest of the band gradually joins him for a three-song encore of new music. These included “Pussyfootin’,” an instantly classic love song, and “Mississippi Kisses.” “Mississippi Kisses” is an utterly groovy song that brings to mind Wilbert Harrison’s 1959 recording of “Kansas City.” During “Mississippi Kissses” Bridges instructs different parts of the crowd to go crazy in sections, and then in unison as he addresses them as “Indiana”; They did indeed go crazy for the Southern charmer for the final time that evening. Leon Bridges warmed the hearts of WTTS listeners on a chilly December evening, but that definitely won’t be the last you see of him.

Thanks to all WTTS listeners who participated in the 2015 Christmas Can Concerts by purchasing tickets and donating canned goods to Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard in Bloomington. Thanks also to Green Bean Delivery for sponsoring WTTS Christmas Can Concert efforts during this season of giving. Happy Holidays from WTTS!


Christmas Can Concert Leon Bridges