WAMH Suggestion Box: Lovely Feathers, step your game up

Rural Alberta Advantage’s October 10th show at the Iron Horse Music Hall  in Northampton was a spectacular romp, rousing, heartfelt and other such positive things. Their opener, however, the Montreal-based Lovely Feathers, were the musical equivalent to a roller coaster car skidding off its tracks and plummeting into a  flock of cotton-candy eating summer campers…

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Dashboard's Alter the Ending

I just saw on Justin Brown’s (vocals Set Your Goals) blog that Dashboard Confessional’s new album Alter the Ending (Nov 10) will actually be a two disc special, with the first disc the actual songs and the second disc the entire album redone acoustic. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t know of any…

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WAMH Sports Finds the Internet

WAMH Sports checking in – sure, we have been slow to take to the blogosphere, but the technological revolution has started tugging at the rocks we live under. We are still holding onto our beloved, battle-tested Zircom broadcast unit, though we did (accidentally!) throw out the production studio’s rotary phone, a vestige of WAMH Sports’…

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Potted Plant 9/27-10/4

Ah, here we are again, with WAMH’s weekly top 10. Will Yo La Tengo retain its top spot? Why is Mos Def nowhere to be found? Is Jack White an indestructible robot? The answers to these mystifying questions, and more,  below. Tune in to Potted Plant on Sundays 6-8 PM for our entire Top 30!…

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Eighties Embarrassment #1: Bowie and Turner do Pepsi

Not sure what the venerable David Bowie was thinking when he signed up to do this commercial for Pepsi. The eighties campy-ness is almost too much to bear. Tina Turner doesn’t add much either. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfEiKk33Gh8] For more insights into the sordid past of David Bowie and Friends, check out Letters to Bowie on Thursdays from…

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Potted Plant: Weekly Top 10 Albums

Here’s a taste of the top albums WAMH DJs are spinning this week (well, with the technological advances of the past 10 years, there is no longer any actual spinning per se, but..we digress). For our entire Top 30, tune in to Potted Plant on Sundays 6-8 PM EST! 10. BLK JKS After Robots 9…

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Artist spotlight: Ponytail

Ponytail are a group of musicians from Baltimore Maryland who randomly found themselves making music together. What resulted is a band adept at crafting (or perhaps throwing together) an energetic, manic sort of experimental rock music, half noise, half indecipherable yelps. The band owes much of uncompromising nature of its live show to the presence…

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The Replacements

No, not the Keanu Reeves movie about football/surfing/time traveling..the band! The Replacements, hailing from Minneapolis (us Midwest folk are just so genuine), was an underground rock band that was active mostly in the 1980s. Apparently, when they weren’t writing classic albums like Tim and Let It Be, they were busy perfecting the art of the…

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