New Music Monday 4/12/21

Mondays begin with WTTS New Music Monday. We play a variety of brand new releases and album previews. Hear the anthems of the future and experience upcoming artists as they break into the mainstream for the first time on New Music Monday.

LP is set to release a new album later in 2021. She discusses her writing process during the past year and performs new music in our recent Sun King Studio 92 session with LP. While we await her new album, we have her latest single to hold us over: How Low Can You Go.

This week experience new music from:

LP: How Low Can You Go

Vance Joy: You

Lord Huron: Not Dead Yet 

New Music Monday 3/29/21

Mondays begin with WTTS New Music Monday. We play a variety of brand new releases and album previews. Hear the anthems of the future and experience upcoming artists as they break into the mainstream for the first time on New Music Monday.

OK Human is the first of two albums expected in 2021 from Weezer. Van Weezer is now slated for release on May 7.

This week experience new music from:

Weezer: All My Favorite Songs

LP: How Low Can You Go (watch her recent Sun King Studio 92 session here)

Lord Huron: Not Dead Yet

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”

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Mellencamp film and live album will revisit ‘Good Samaritan’ pop-up shows

John Mellencamp
John Mellencamp surprised fans in 2000 by playing free afternoon shows in 10 U.S. cities. Myrna Suarez photo provided by Republic Records

John Mellencamp took his music to the streets in 2000, and an upcoming movie and live album will commemorate the tour that caught many fans off guard.

The Indiana Rock and Roll Hall of Famer announced “The Good Samaritan Tour” will arrive this spring as a documentary film and live album.

Across three weeks in August 2000, Mellencamp played pop-up shows in 10 U.S. cities. Many of the unplugged performances were presented in Downtown business districts.

“You know, (Woody) Guthrie used to go out and play for the workers in the field,” Mellencamp said during a press conference after the tour wrapped up on Indiana University’s Bloomington campus. “People don’t work in fields anymore; they work in office buildings. I felt like we were doing the same thing.”

The Bloomington show proved to be the least organic of the tour, thanks to a stage and full amplification prepared at Woodlawn Field. About 10,000 people showed up for the afternoon event on Aug. 31, but that wasn’t the largest “Good Samaritan” crowd.

On Aug. 21, an estimated audience of 15,000 showed up at Daley Plaza in Chicago.

Mellencamp said two tour highlights were Philadelphia and Cleveland. Philadelphia received a nod because Mellencamp, accordion player Mike Flynn and violin player Merritt Lear launched the tour there with zero advance notice.

Cleveland stood out because police officers stood next to the musicians in Public Square, attempting to keep the peace.

“It was the cops and the walkie-talkies,” Mellencamp said. “Photographers were hitting each other. It was stupid, but it was really fun. There was a real, immediate rock ’n’ roll vibe in Cleveland.”

Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey serves as narrator for the “Good Samaritan” documentary. McConaughey appeared in the video that accompanied Mellencamp’s “Key West Intermezzo (I Saw You First)” in 1996, and the actor wore a Mellencamp T-shirt onscreen in the film “A Time to Kill” that same year.

A teaser trailer for the film features Mellencamp’s rendition of “Early Bird Cafe,” a song originally recorded by the Jerry Hahn Brotherhood in 1970.

Mellencamp devoted most of the “Good Samaritan” shows to cover songs, including tunes popularized by Guthrie, Blind Willie Johnson, Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, Donovan and Eddie Cochran.

Turning to original compositions, Mellencamp released an excerpt of a new song titled “I Always Lie to Strangers” to preview a studio album presently in the works.

Free Download of the Week

Casper Clausen has spent almost two decades as the leader of the Denmark synth-rock band Efterklang, who put out a Danish-language LP last year titled Altid Sammen. He’s also been involved with the side project Liima.

Download “Used To Think” from his solo debut Better Way.

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WTTS A to Z

What a great journey we had! WTTS A to Z took us through the WTTS library alphabetically by song title. We started with Barenaked Ladies “A” and ended with U2 “Zooropa”. We hope you were able to listen to every song. If not, you can still access the WTTS A to Z playlist on the Playlist Center on the homepage

WTTS A to Z is supported by the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis4 Paws LodgeCrosswinds Counseling, and Hendricks Regional Health.

New Music Monday

Mondays begin with WTTS New Music Monday, when we play a variety of brand new releases and album preview singles.

Hear the anthems of the future and experience upcoming artists as they break into the mainstream for the first time on New Music Monday.

Gracie Abrams: Friend
Gorillaz with Beck: The Valley of the Pagans
Fleets Foxes: Can I Believe You

Veterans Matter

During the COVID-19 crisis, homeless veterans are alone, often sleeping on nothing more than a piece of cardboard. Together, we have the power to move them from cardboard to headboard—and we need to act now.

Veterans Matter has housed 4,000+ veterans in 25 states and they want to house 1,000 more. With so many veterans sleeping on cardboard, they are urgently working now to move them from cardboard to headboard in a warm, safe home of their own.

You can help move homeless veterans from the streets into their own home by visiting www.cardboard2headboard.org.

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New Music Monday 11/30/20

Mondays begin with WTTS New Music Monday, when we play a variety of brand new releases and album preview singles.

Hear the anthems of the future and experience upcoming artists as they break into the mainstream for the first time on New Music Monday.

Of Monsters & Men: Visitor
Gorillaz with Beck: The Valley of the Pagans
Elle King: The Let Go

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WTTS Feed It Forward Thanksgiving

As we approach the season of community spirit, WTTS invites you to make a difference, while enjoying time with your family. The WTTS Feed It Forward Thanksgiving, presented by Honey Baked Ham, will help make that possible.

Listen for a chance to win a complete Thanksgiving dinner from Honey Baked Ham. When you win, Honey Baked Ham will Feed It Forward by donating a Thanksgiving dinner to a family in need through Shepherd Community Center.

Listen to the 5:30 Flip Clip this week, as Laura Duncan gives you a chance to win a Thanksgiving dinner for your family AND Feed It Forward to a family in need. 92.3 VIP’s can also register to win in the VIP Room.

The WTTS Feed It Forward Thanksgiving is presented by Honey Baked Ham, located on East Greyhound Pass in Carmel or West 96th St. in Indianapolis, and supported by Shepherd Community Center and Gentle Dentist.

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Save Our Stages

WTTS joins WISH TV and the Indiana Independent Venue Alliance to help Save Our Stages. Hear stories from local venue representatives on the struggles that still exist as restrictions continue.

Learn about how you can help: listen to Paul Mendenhall mornings at 7:05 this week and watch WISH TV at 10 PM as we join the fight to keep the music scene in Indiana vibrant.

Experience these exclusive conversations below and to show your support. Visit www.indianavenuealliance.org for more information on how you can help.

Find more at WISHTV.com.

Monday, 10/26
Dave Kubiak – The Bluebird

Tuesday, 10/27
Michael Quatro – The Mousetrap

Wednesday, 10/28
Hal Yeagy – Slippery Noodle Inn

Thursday, 10/29
Cebronica Luft – The Pavillion

New Music Monday 10/26/20

Mondays begin with WTTS New Music Monday, where we play a variety of brand new releases and album preview singles.

Hear the anthems of the future and experience upcoming artists as they break into the mainstream for the first time on New Music Monday.

Of Monsters and Men: Visitor
Tom Petty: Leave Virginia Alone
Cage the Elephant: Skin and Bones

Save Our Stages

WTTS joins WISH TV and the Indiana Independent Venue Alliance to help Save Our Stages. Hear stories from local venue representatives on the struggles that still exist as restrictions continue.

Learn about how you can help: listen to Paul Mendenhall mornings at 7:05 for the next two weeks and watch WISH TV evenings at 10 PM as we join the fight to keep the music scene in Indiana vibrant.

Experience these exclusive conversations below and to show your support. Visit www.indianavenuealliance.org for more information on how you can help.

Find more at WISHTV.com.

Monday, 10/19
Josh Baker – Hi-Fi Indy

Tuesday, 10/20
Rob Ondrish – Melody Inn

Wednesday, 10/21
Eric Tobias – The Vogue

Thursday, 10/22
David Allee – Jazz Kitchen

Free Download of the Week

Secret American is a bi-coastal band born from the collaboration of singer/songwriter and guitarist Derek Krzywicki, who lives in the small town of Carpinteria on the California coast east of Santa Barbara, and his long-time friend Todd Mecaughey, a producer/engineer and musician from Philadelphia.

Since the release of “Warmth & Shelter,” Secret American has been recording and releasing new singles that will eventually be included on their second album.