THE BEAT WITH DAVE LINDQUIST 8/30/21

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 Ty Segall, Cherry Glazerr and Indianapolis artist Tommy Icarus.

Songs played on the Aug. 30 episode:

Strand of Oaks, “Jimi & Stan”
Tristen, “Complex”
Torres, “Hug from a Dinosaur”
Pip Blom, “You Don’t Want This”
Ty Segall featuring Denée Segall, “Feel Good”
Genesis Owusu, “A Song About Fishing”
Afflecks Palace, “Carpe Diem”
Cherry Glazerr, “Soft Drink”
Duke Hugh and Bryony Jarman-Pinto, “Say No More”
Dean Wareham, “The Past is Our Plaything”
Tommy Icarus, “Carolina”
Phoebe Bridgers, “Nothing Else Matters”
Bess Atwell, “All You Can Do”
Robert Ellis, “’70s Adventure”

New Music Monday 8/30/21

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.

Billy Idol returns with new music, his first in nearly seven years. The Roadside EP releases September 17.

This week experience new music from:

Billy Idol : Bitter Taste

Dermot Kennedy : Better Days

Bleachers : Stop Making This Hurt

WTTS In conversation – Chris Martin of Coldplay

WTTS In Conversation’ is a bi-weekly podcast delivering decades of WTTS interviews with emerging and legendary artists.
In Episode #15, Chris Martin of Coldplay speaks with WTTS host Rob Humphrey about debuting their new song “Higher Power” from the International Space Station, as well as his songwriting process and what he did for the teacher who first encouraged him to write songs. Rob asked about working with mega-producer Max Martin, and got an entertaining response to a question about favorite movies.

Find “WTTS In Conversation”, supported by Technology Recyclershere.

OverEasy: 8/22/21

At WTTS, Sunday mornings and evenings are laid-back. Check out OverEasy, presented by Brothers Floor Covering from 7 to 11 AM, AND 7 to 11 PM.

Brad Holtz plays singer-songwriters, mellow and acoustic tracks, and live exclusives.

This week, hear new music from Brandi Carlile, Bob Schneider, and a Sun King Studio 92 exclusive from Train.

 

New Music Monday 8/23/21

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.

This week experience new music from:

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats : Survivor

Billy Idol : Bitter Taste

Imagine Dragons : Wrecked

THE BEAT WITH DAVE LINDQUIST 8/23/21

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 Houndmouth, Son Volt and Indianapolis band Stranger Sex.

Songs played on the Aug. 23 episode:

Jawny, “Take It Back”
Cash & Skye, “Sweeping Wet Floors”
Loma, “Going Out”
Cami with Elvis Costello & the Attractions, “La Chica de Hoy”
Houndmouth, “Las Vegas”
Tre Burt, “Sweet Misery”
Lala Lala, “Diver”
Son Volt, “Livin’ in the U.S.A.”
Pond, “America’s Cup”
Adia Victoria, “Magnolia Blues”
Stranger Sex, “Downtown”
Susto, “Get Down”
The Vaccines, “Alone Star”

Counting Crows SHARE power of live music at WTTS Rock On The River

Adam Duritz, right, performs with Counting Crows band mates Dan Vickrey, left, and Jim Bogios during Tuesday’s Rock On The River show at TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park. / Dave Lindquist photo

Adam Duritz isn’t taking his return to touring for granted.

Leading Counting Crows through a career-spanning WTTS Rock On The River show Tuesday night, Duritz beamed in his role of focused, animated and good-natured storyteller.

The vocalist said Indiana’s humid weather didn’t bother him because it enhanced the feeling of being close to one another after so many months of isolation. Duritz also mentioned that being idle during the pandemic spurred him to start a Cameo profile for selling personalized videos ($150, if you’re interested). And he joked that getting back to singing detailed tunes such as “Round Here” made him resolve “to be less wordy with lyrics.”

Fortunately for listeners, it’s too late to trim the word count of “Bobby and the Rat-Kings” from current Counting Crows EP “Butter Miracle, Suite One.” As a descendent of knotty Bruce Springsteen classics “Rosalita,” “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out” and “Spirit in the Night,” “Bobby and the Rat-Kings” vividly describes “some leather-wrapped Fender-strapped kid with a pick-finger twitch. He’s got a recipe for radio or rain; I don’t know which.”

In tandem with current hit “Elevator Boots,” “Bobby and the Rat-Kings” provided a theme of rock ’n’ roll dreams and realities for Tuesday’s performance. A fan is obsessed with music within the tale of “Bobby and the Rat-Kings,” and Bobby is depicted as doing what he can to survive life on the road on the expertly crafted “Elevator Boots.”

92.3 WTTS morning host Matt Pelsor captures an onstage selfie with Tuesday’s good-looking crowd at WTTS Rock On The River presented by Arni’s Restaurant.

Elsewhere, Counting Crows reached back to 2002’s “If I Could Give All My Love (Richard Manuel Is Dead)” for a message of rock ’n’ roll mortality. Of course, the song that started it all for Counting Crows, “Mr. Jones,” is a wish for fame that became a self-fulfilling prophecy.

The packed house at the newly renovated TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park knew it would be a crowd-pleasing night when Counting Crows performed “Round Here” and “Mr. Jones” as the first and third songs of the program.

Guitarists David Immergluck and Dan Vickrey and keyboard player Charlie Gillingham excelled at creating a big sound to accompany Duritz’s storytelling, with Vickrey supplying a particularly fierce Telecaster solo at the conclusion of “Recovering the Satellites.”

It’s worth noting Tuesday’s show served as the first “back to concerts” moment for many in the audience, and the venue all but levitated with joy during sing-along favorite “Rain King.”

One reason Duritz is coming up with strong material 28 years after the release of breakthrough album “August and Everything After” may be because he’s comparing notes with emerging songwriters such as Sean Barna and Matt Sucich – the supporting acts on Tuesday’s bill.

Philadelphia-based Barna has a strong grasp of ingredients heard in early-Springsteen epics, adding a dash of Lou Reed’s wild side expertise. Barna closed his set with “Modern Man,” from 2018 EP “Cissy”: “Sing the good songs, do the good drugs, turn the news off and love, love, love. I’m a modern man.”

The endearing Sucich won over listeners with the song “Saturn” from 2019 album “Thousand Dollar Dinners.” A slacker’s guide to not taking things too seriously, “Saturn” offers an answer to the question of what are you doing with your life: “It depends, because it’s all relative.”

Tuesday’s Counting Crows setlist

  1. “Round Here”
  2. “Scarecrow”
  3. “Mr. Jones”
  4. “Colorblind”
  5. “Omaha”
  6. “If I Could Give All My Love (Richard Manuel Is Dead)”
  7. “Recovering the Satellites”
  8. “Miami”
  9. “God of Ocean Tides”
  10. “Big Yellow Taxi” (Joni Mitchell cover)
  11. “Washington Square”
  12. “The Tall Grass”
  13. “Elevator Boots”
  14. “Angel of 14th Street”
  15. “Bobby and the Rat-Kings”
  16. “Rain King”
  17. “A Long December”
    Encore
  18. “Hanginaround”
  19. “Holiday in Spain”

THE BEAT WITH DAVE LINDQUIST 8/16/21

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 Sleigh Bells, Matt Berninger and Indianapolis artist TJ Reynolds.

Songs played on the Aug. 16 episode:

Lunar Vacation, “Mold”
Sophia Knapp featuring Dungen, “Desert Moon”
Munya, “Pour Toi”
Fruit Bats, “The Balcony”
Sleigh Bells, “Locust Laced”
Gustaf, “Book”
Snow Ellet, “Wine on the Carpet”
Wild Rivers, “Amsterdam”
Matt Berninger, “I’m Waiting for the Man”
Secret Sisters, “Dust Cain’t Kill Me”
Jamila Woods, “Fast Car”
TJ Reynolds, “Soul Searching”
Maggie Rose, “Are We There Yet”