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. Hear your next music discovery from the local and independent scene and fresh music from familiar artists.

Monday night, Dave presents new music from OK Go, Al Green and Indiana artist Haley Jonay.

Songs played on the Aug. 28 episode:

Vess Ruhtenberg with Devon Ashley, “Speak to Me”/”Breathe (In the Air)”
Jackie Venson, “Rollin’ and Tumblin’ (Evolution version)”
Leo “Bud” Welch, “Don’t Let the Devil Ride”
Gotts Street Park, “Fuego”
OK Go, “This”
The Wans, “Magical Touch”
Tele Novella, “Eggs in one Basket”
Al Green, “Perfect Day”
Kevin Drew, “Out in the Fields”
Kara Cole, “Waiting on You”
Haley Jonay, “Lighter”
Margo Price, “Strays”

New Covers from Dolly Parton and Al Green

This morning’s Hour-Long Music Block featured two new songs you should know about.

Al Green just dropped a cover of Lou Reed’s “Perfect Day”

And Dolly Parton will drop her 30-track star-studded “Rockstar” album on November 17th.
Here she is with both surviving Beatles (Paul on piano & background vocals, Ringo on drums), plus Mick Fleetwood on percussion and Peter Frampton on lead guitar.

Bonnaroo ’10 — The Journey Begins

And so it begins.  Our journey to Bonnaroo is mere hours away; a summertime tradition unlike any other.  Music, art, mud, and more music and mud.  When I first went to Bonnaroo back in 2004, I thought it would be something cool to do maybe once. Six years later, and I’m back again.  If you’ve never been in the middle of a 200-acre field miles from civilization with limited cell coverage (or showers), it really is something to experience.  That’s just a small piece of the charm-aroo that is Bonnaroo.  Oh yeah, and the festival is a collection of the best bands on Earth and has become the premiere musical event in the U.S.

So here we are, about to depart for Manchester, TN.  Laura Duncan and I will broadcast live from the Bonnaroo backstage studios Friday and Saturday afternoon, complete with artist interviews, live performances and up-to-the-minute reports on the goings-on from the ‘Roo.  We’re also turning the WTTS Blog into the Blogaroo (clever, huh?) – follow along for exclusive photos, interviews and fun content to keep you connected. Brad Holtz (6/9/10)

Bonnaroo 2009 “Favorite Photos”

Jeff Tweedy backstage

Warren Haynes hangin'

Phoenix live on stage

David Byrne

The Rev. Green