THE BEAT with Dave Lindquist 4/19/21

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 Deep Sea Diver ft. Sharon Van Etten, The Joy Formidable and
Indianapolis band Forstory.

Songs played on the April 19 episode:

Deep Sea Diver featuring Sharon Van Etten, “Impossible Weight”
Holiday Ghosts, “Off Grid”
JayWood, “Some Days”
Said the Whale, “Honey Lungs”
Shakey Graves, “Built to Roam”
The Joy Formidable, “Into the Blue”
Major Murphy, “In the Meantime”
Ross Gay with Sam Gendel, “Sorrow is not My Name”
The Natvral, “Why Don’t You Come Out Anymore?”
Joe P, “Fighting in the Car”
Forstory, “Save Me”

The Beat With Dave Lindquist 4/12/21

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 Wavves, Angel Olsen and
Indianapolis artist Vess Ruhtenberg.

Songs played on the April 12 episode:

Vess Ruhtenberg, “You Make Me Wait”
Connie Constance, “Electric Girl”
Wavves, “Sinking Feeling”
Bachelor, “Anything at All”
Julien Baker, “Heatwave”
Snapped Ankles, “Rhythm is Our Business”
Radar Gold, “Leader”
Brodka, “Game Change”
Fake Fruit, “Don’t Put It On Me”
The Pink Stones, “Love Me Hardly”
Angel Olsen, “It’s Every Season (Whole New Mess)”
Saliyah, “Crush”
Wallice, “23”
Iraina Mancini, “Deep End”

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The BEAT With Dave LIndquist 4/5/21

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 Guided By Voices,
First Aid Kit and Indianapolis-based band, Coolidge.

Songs played on the April 5 episode:

Widowspeak, “The Good Ones”
Samantha Crain, “Bloomsday”
Still Brothers featuring Marina B, “Wake Up”
Amythyst Kiah, “Black Myself”
Guided By Voices, “Free Agents”
Acid Dad, “BBQ”
The Welcome Wagon, “I Can Cross the Sea”
Kishi Bashi, “Wait for Springtime”
Altin Gun, “Bulunur Mu”
First Aid Kit, “Suzanne”
Coolidge, “I Deserve to Know”
Gabriels, “Love and Hate in a Different Time”
Bendigo Fletcher, “Evergreen”
The Ophelias, “Grand Canyon”

The BEAT with Dave Lindquist 3/29/21

Join us Monday nights at 7 for, The BEAT with Dave Lindquist. Hear your next music discovery from the local and independent scene and fresh music from familiar artists.

Monday night, Dave presents new music from Katie Toupin,
Dinosaur Jr. and Indianapolis-based band, Hero Jr.

Songs played on the March 29 episode:

NewDad, “Slowly”
Dinosaur Jr., “I Ran Away”
Raf Rundell featuring Terri Walker, “Always Fly”
Wallice, “23”
Katie Toupin, ”Astronaut”
Cha Wa, “My People”
Ratboys, “Go Outside”
Gary Numan, “Intruder”
Katie Toupin, “Don’t Wanna Die”
Hero Jr., “Eleanor Rigby”
Blu DeTiger, “Figure It Out”
Dry Cleaning, “Scratchcard Lanyard”
Crumb, “Trophy”

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WTTS In conversation – Mike Campbell

WTTS In Conversation’ is a bi-weekly podcast delivering decades of WTTS interviews with emerging and legendary artists.
Episode #4, available now, features a conversation with Mike Campbell. Dave Lindquist talks to guitarist Mike Campbell, best known as a member of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers; about working with Tom, being in Fleetwood Mac, and his own project The Dirty Knobs. He also shares the Indiana connection to a timeless Heartbreakers song, and the story of a spiritual moment he and the band had at an Indiana show.

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The Beat with Dave Lindquist 3/22/21

Join us Monday nights at 7 for, The BEAT with Dave Lindquist. Hear your next music discovery from the local and independent scene and fresh music from familiar artists.

Monday night, Dave presents new music from St. Vincent,
Midnight Sister and Indianapolis band, Zero Boys

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Songs played on the March 22 episode:

Katie Toupin, “Astronaut”
Big Red Machine, “A Crime”
Oceanator, “Goodbye, Goodnight”
Katy Kirby, “Peppermint”
Zero Boys, “It’s a Long Way Home”
Field Music, “No Pressure”
Midnight Sister, “Foxes”
Babeheaven, “Cassette Beat”
Todd Snider, “Sail On, My Friend”
The Beths, “I’m Not Getting Excited”
St. Vincent, “Pay Your Way in Pain”
Valerie June, “Fallin’ ”
Bachelor, “Anything at All”
Yung, “Autobiography”

Indianapolis native Tiara Thomas wins Grammy, receives Oscar nomination

Tiara Thomas
Tiara Thomas.

Awards season is shaping up nicely for Lawrence North High School and Ball State University graduate Tiara Thomas.

In the span of 12 hours, Thomas won a Grammy Award and became an Academy Award nominee. Writing with R&B star H.E.R. on two different songs delivered the accolades for Thomas.

The duo appeared onstage Sunday to collect the Record of the Year Grammy for H.E.R.’s “I Can’t Breathe.” On Monday morning, Thomas was announced as an Oscar nominee in the category of Best Original Song for co-writing H.E.R.’s “Fight for You” – which is heard in the film “Judas and the Black Messiah.

Producer D’Mile shares a writing credit on “I Can’t Breathe” and “Fight for You.”

Thomas, 31, has described H.E.R., otherwise known Northern California native Gabriella Sarmiento Wilson, as being similar to a younger sister. H.E.R., 23, won a Best R&B Album Grammy for her 2017 debut album that included a song co-written by Thomas.

Thomas, who began playing guitar at age 12, co-wrote one song that appeared on 2019 H.E.R. album “I Used to Know Her.”

A former model for American Eagle Outfitters, Thomas co-wrote Wale single “Bad” and appeared as guest vocalist on the song’s original recording. “Bad” reached No. 21 on Billboard magazine’s Hot 100 chart in 2013. Wale subsequently released a remix of the song that featured Rihanna instead of Thomas.

The Oscars telecast will air April 25 on ABC.

The Beat with Dave Lindquist 3/15/21

Join us Monday nights at 7 for, The BEAT with Dave Lindquist. Hear your next music discovery from the local and independent scene and fresh music from familiar artists.

This Monday night, Dave presents new music from Wolf Alice, Billy Nomates and Disq.

Songs played on the March 15 episode:

Friedberg, “Lizzy”

Billy Nomates, “Heels”

Sun June, “Singing”

Lesibu Grand, “Hot Glue Gun”

Wolf Alice, “The Last Man on Earth”

Freddie Gibbs, “Winter in America”

Deap Vally featuring Jennylee, “Look Away”

Syd, “Missing Out”

Van Mary, “Hug”

Brijean, “Day Dreaming”

Honey in the Sun, “Treehouse Song”

Disq, “Daily Routine”

Porridge Radio, “7 Seconds”

Indiana music icon John Hiatt previews album with dobro master Jerry Douglas

John Hiatt performed at bygone Indianapolis venues such as Loaves and Fishes on Indiana Avenue and the Hummingbird Cafe on Talbott Street. Photo provided by New West Records

John Hiatt, who grew up in Indianapolis near the intersection of 57th Street and Central Avenue, didn’t work in isolation during the pandemic.

Known for signature songs “Have a Little Faith in Me” and “Real Fine Love,” Hiatt will release a collaborative album with the Jerry Douglas Band this spring.

The album, titled “Leftover Feelings,” is scheduled for release May 21. The project’s first single, “All the Lilacs in Ohio,” arrived Wednesday. Douglas applies his unparalleled dobro guitar skills to the unplugged rendition of “Lilacs,” a song Hiatt originally recorded for his 2001 album “The Tiki Bar is Open.”

Hiatt, who received the Americana Music Association’s lifetime achievement award for songwriting in 2008 and became a Nashville Songwriters Hall of Famer the same year, dipped into his catalog for one other “Leftover Feelings” track. The song “Little Goodnight” first appeared as a B-side after Hiatt issued his “Perfectly Good Guitar” album in 1993.

Douglas, known for his work with Alison Krauss & Union Station, and his supporting cast joined Hiatt at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio B to record “Leftover Feelings.” Presently operated by the non-profit Country Music Hall of Fame, RCA Studio B was the site of recordings sessions by Elvis Presley, the Everly Brothers and Chet Atkins.

“Leftover Feelings” will be Hiatt’s first studio recording since 2018’s “The Eclipse Sessions.” His resume includes many compositions that other artists popularized, including Bonnie Raitt’s cover of Hiatt’s “Thing Called Love” and the Jeff Healey Band’s rendition of “Angel Eyes.”

“Leftover Feelings” is available for pre-order at newwestrecords.com.

THE BEAT WITH DAVE LINDQUIST 3/8/21

Join us Monday nights at 7 for, The BEAT with Dave Lindquist. The BEAT includes music discoveries from the local and independent scene and fresh music from familiar artists.

Monday night, Dave presents new music from Hearty Har, Taylor McFerrin and Indianapolis band Wife Patrol.

Songs played on the March 8 episode:

Hearty Har, “Scream and Shout”

Lava La Rue, “Magpie”

Django Django, “Glowing in the Dark”

RVG, “Asteroid”

LP, “The One That You Love”

Ian Sweet, “Drink the Lake”

Hether, “Twinkle”

Wife Patrol, “Let’s Hang Out”

Dehd, “Haha”

Remember Sports, “Pinky Ring”

Taylor McFerrin (featuring Marcus Gilmore), “Chance to Say My Piece”

Sports Team, “Here’s the Thing”

The Staves, “Failure”

Rostam, “These Kids We Knew”