WTTS Rock On The River

We were introduced to their music 3 decades ago. Now, they are bringing the magic of their music to Indianapolis for an event that won’t soon be forgotten.

It’s WTTS Rock on the River with Counting Crows presented by Arni’s Restaurant.

WTTS Rock on the River, Tuesday, August 17th at TCU Amphitheatre at White River State Park. Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 11th at 10am with a special presale for 92-3 VIPs Wednesday June 9th at 10am EST through Thursday at 10pm. A portion of the proceeds benefit The Indiana Children’s Wish Fund.

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Record Store Day is a two-part holiday in 2021

For the second consecutive year, it’s not possible for Record Store Day to be the celebratory get-together embraced by music lovers since 2008. Thanks, pandemic. But that doesn’t mean artists, labels and independent stores are skipping the chance to provide special-edition vinyl that made the cultural/consumer holiday famous.

Hundreds of titles make up the official list of records available on two days known as “Drops”: June 12 and July 17. Among the highlights are a double album of Amy Winehouse remixes and an Aretha Franklin concert recording from 1972. For more information, visit recordstoreday.com.

In Indianapolis, the “big three” independent stores have different plans for June 12. Luna Music and Square Cat Vinyl are selling the goods online, while Indy CD & Vinyl, 806 Broad Ripple Ave., is instructing customers to visit the store’s back door beginning at 8 a.m. to purchase “Drops” content.

Here are three June 12 releases topping our wish list:

The Flaming Lips, “The Soft Bulletin Companion”

Here’s a chance to revisit an era of artistic triumph for the Flaming Lips. When 1999’s “The Soft Bulletin” generated new accolades for the band previously known for quasi-novelty single “She Don’t Use Jelly,” Warner Bros. Records sent a bonus promo CD to journalists and radio stations to add to the buzz. This first-ever vinyl edition of “The Soft Bulletin Companion” lets the public hear alternate mixes, outtakes and five songs from the Lips’ experimental 1997 project “Zaireeka” – a 4-CD set designed to be played on four stereos at the same time – in one convenient package.

Various artists, “Red Hot + Blue: A Tribute to Cole Porter”

This tribute to Indiana native Cole Porter launched the landmark “Red Hot” series of nearly 20 compilation albums to benefit AIDS organizations. Originally released in 1990, “Red Hot + Blue” includes Porter compositions performed by David Byrne (“Don’t Fence Me In”), Neneh Cherry (“I’ve Got You Under My Skin”), U2 (“Night and Day”) and 17 other acts. Naturally, this vinyl reissue features one red LP and one blue LP.

Warren Zevon, “Preludes”

There’s so much more to Warren Zevon than “Werewolves of London,” his only Top 40 hit. You’ll find an early version of “Werewolves” on “Preludes,” plus Zevon’s world-class storytelling on “Poor Poor Pitiful Me,” “Accidentally Like A Martyr” and “Desperados Under the Eaves.” This double album of outtakes and demos by the late singer-songwriter also offers a must-hear cover of Steve Winwood’s “Back in the High Life Again.”

WTTS Rock To Read Ft. CAAMP

One long year ago, live music paused as the world healed. Finally…the music is back.

The WTTS Rock to Read series presented by Jockamo Upper Crust Pizza returns. First up, CAAMP, October 26th in the Egyptian room at Old National Center. Tickets are SOLD OUT. A portion of the proceeds benefit children’s reading programs through The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.

TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT. LISTEN TO 92.3FM TO FIND OUT HOW TO WIN YOUR WAY IN!

the wtts free download of the week – sam evian

Two years ago, Sam and his partner, Hannah Cohen, split from the bustle of New York City and settled in a quiet Catskills town upstate. In their new home, he and Hannah hosted bands like house guests as he helmed their sessions. The pandemic clamped down on those interactions, largely sealing the couple from their longtime scene. So Sam turned to his own music. Download his song “Easy To Love” now.

WTTS SELECT-A-SET WEEKEND

92-3 WTTS and Dryer and Reinbold BMW is giving you the opportunity to call the shots on a WTTS Select-a-set weekend!

  • Send your 3 song sets to selectaset@wttsfm.com
  • Include your name, location and reason behind your picks
  • We’ll play them back on June 19th and 20th
  • WTTS Select a set weekend presented by Dryer and Reinbold BMW. Also supported by:

Cancer Support Community, Huston Solar
And local, independent radio, 92-3 WTTS.

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THE BEAT WITH DAVE LINDQUIST 6/7/21

Dave Lindquist spent decades covering the Indianapolis music scene for the Indianapolis Star. 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 Modest Mouse, Wolf Alice and Indianapolis artist Jason Andrew Brown.

Songs played on the June 7 episode:

Fur, “The Fine Line of a Quiet Life”
Maita, “Dumb”
No Star, “Gardenview”
Sam Evian, “Easy to Love”
Modest Mouse, “Leave a Light On”
Wolf Alice, “No Hard Feelings”
Allison Russell, “Nightflyer”
Jason Andrew Brown, “All Right”
Lava La Rue, “Magpie”
The Goa Express, “Second Time”
Du Blonde featuring Andy Bell, “All the Way”
Sharon Van Etten & Angel Olsen, “Like I Used To”
Fanclubwallet, “What’s Up”
Runnner, “Awash”
Porridge Radio, “Wet Road”