Monday, 19 October 2015 14:33

Songs We Like vol. 3

Written by  Pete Bruinsma, WYCE Music Director
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October 2015 — This monthly playlist is a collaboration between WYCE, AMI Jukeboxes, and Revue West Michigan. Play this mix as a playlist on AMI Jukeboxes, read about it on and stream it on — from Grand Rapids to the world!

The Avett Brothers – “Another Is Waiting”
On Oct. 3 the Avett Brothers kicked off “The Eddy,” the outdoor festival inside a tent, inside Art Prize, outside of I-96 alongside the Grand River.

The McCrary Sisters – “I John”
These sisters are an extraordinary gospel trio with a wide range of experience. Their daddy was the legendary Reverend Sam McCrary of the Fairfield Four, and the sisters grew up in the heart of Nashville. Recently, they’ve collaborated with the Black Keys, Dr John, Robert Randolph and many more. The sisters shared the Kalamazoo State Theatre stage with the Fairfield Four on Oct. 18.

Marco Benevento – “At the Show”
Benevento will be certain to draw a cadre of music fans to his Grand Rapids show, Oct. 22 at Founders Taproom. Benevento is hitting his stride as a solo musician after many years of collaboration with others. You’ll hear modern creative electronic soundscapes, stemming from jazz but traversing multiple musical styles. This cut is one of our favorites from his 2014 release Swift, named for his inspiring producer.

Youth Lagoon – “Highway Patrol Stun Gun”
Check out this Fat Possum Records-signed band at the Pyramid Scheme Oct. 24.

Grace Potter – “Empty Heart”
“Grace Potter and the Nocturnals” released their first album about ten years ago in more of a blues-rock-roots vein buthave slowly been changing direction. With this song, Grace drops “the Nocturnals” name and evolves to pure pop rock, keeping her talents as a vocalist and performer front and center. See her Oct. 25 at Kalamazoo State Theatre.

Beirut – “No NoNo”
Despite the warning this is a really good song from the eccentric indie folk trio, “No NoNo” is the upbeat title track to the band’s fourth release and it sounds great to us.

Alt-J – “Hunger of the Pine”
This title is dedicated to those baseball teams who didn’t quite make it to October.

Lizz Wright –“Lean In”
The Georgia singer sets a medium simmer on this sexy R&B burner.

JR JR – “Gone”
Detroit’s JR JR has dropped Dale Earnhardt from its name, but they have come back with a winning jukebox song.

Ben Folds – “Phone in a Pool”
From his brand new release So There.

Low – “Into You”
This slowburner showcases Alan and Mimi’s gorgeous vocal harmonies. Great for the endor the beginning of the night.

Aw yeah! BBNG has a new one coming out soon and we’re on top of it. Since the release of their surprising 2014 album III, they’ve collaborated with GhostfaceKillah and are now coming out with their anticipated follow-up release. Here’s a preview.

Other songs to check out:
Champs – “Vamala”
Foals – “A Knife in the Ocean”

New Music Mix - September 23, 2015 by Pete Bruinsma on Mixcloud

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