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  • 01:49

    9.18 New Music Monday Music Business News with host Jacqueline Jax

    in Indie Music

    Music Business News featuring the hottest tracks of the week in all genres. Discover some new music and catch up on the latest music business news and social media trends.
    Song list: http://avaliveradio.com/9-18-new-music-monday/
    Why the future of radio is digital
    How the mainstream is crushing under the weight of old rule
    Why social media stars are facing content bans over receiving brand dollars
    Spotify and apple music plot to dominate music streaming with video

  • 00:49

    Merle Haggard: The Running Kind

    in Country Music

    In Merle Haggard: The Running Kind, DAVID CANTWELL takes us on a revelatory journey through Haggard’s music and the life and times out of which it came. Taking in the entire breadth of the Hag’s career, David focuses especially on the 1960s and 1970s when Haggard created much of his best-known and most influential work. Listening closely to a masterpiece-crowded catalogue (including such songs as Today I Started Loving You Again, Okie from Muskogee, Sing Me Back Home, Mama Tried, Working Man Blues, and If We Make It through December, among many others), David Cantwell explores the fascinating contradictions - the desire for freedom in the face of limits set by the world or self-imposed, most of all - that define not only Haggard’s music and persona but the very heart of Country music. This book is published by the University of Texas Press as part of their American Music Series. Order the book from them here: http://utpress.utexas.edu/index.php/books/canmep
    Music critic and longtime Haggard fan, DAVID CANTWELL is also the co-author of the acclaimed Heartaches By The Number: Country Music's 500 Greatest Singles, and his work has appeared in the Oxford American, Salon and No Depression, among other publications. He lives in Kansas City, Missouri.

  • 01:34

    3rd Annual State Of The Blues/Town Hall Meeting

    in Music

    This will be our Third Town Hall Show.
    I will be joined by Barbara Newman, President CEO of The Blues Foundation along with outgoing Board Chair Paul Benjamin and incoming Board Chair, Jeff Syracuse to look back on the last year and look forward into 2018 and beyond. 
    This is a full participation show and we encourage you to call and ask your questions, make suggestions and voice concerns. Barbara, Paul and Jeff are hoping to respond to all who call.
    Phone #347.633.9400
    You won't get an opportunity like this anywhere but Music On The Couch!

  • 00:33

    New Music Inferno w/ The Black Dahlia Murder!!!

    in Music

    The Black Dahlia Murder - Melodic Death Metal band from Detroit,MI...New album "Nightbringers" ft the single "Nightbringers" out October 6th on Metal Blade Records...Check them out live in Las Vegas on Nov. 7th at Hard Rock Cafe on the Strip...For more info go to www.facebook.com/theblackdahliamurderofficial

  • 01:56


    in Hip Hop Music

    Jonathan Arthur DeBarge (Chico)
    Born:  June 23, 1966, in Detroit, MI
    A member of a musical family that notched major successes in the R&B field in the 1980s and 1990s, Chico DeBarge went his own way stylistically. While the other DeBarges offered, romantic harmony singing that recalled the 1960s heyday of their label Motown, Chico DeBarge was a full-throated soul singer whose lyrics tended toward raw sensuality and toward serious reflections on the temptations of the criminal life. DeBarge, composing much of his own material, drew on his experiences during a nearly six-year prison term he served after being convicted on charges of conspiracy to distribute cocaine. Born on June 23, 1966, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Jonathan DeBarge received the nickname Chico from his sister Bunny.  He was the eighth of 10 children, several of whom formed the vocal group DeBarge in the late 1970s. Several others were members of another R&B ensemble called Switch. Chico DeBarge was too young to join these groups, but his appearances with a local church choir made it clear that he had inherited his family's musical talent. After attending high school in Detroit, he broke into the music business himself and was signed to Motown.
    His debut album, Chico DeBarge, was released in 1986. Even at this stage of his career, DeBarge's music differed from the sweet harmonies of DeBarge and their falsetto-specialist lead singer El; Chico's music had a funkier edge. The album's leadoff single "Talk To Me" ascended the charts rapidly, and the family seemed to have produced yet another musical sensation. Then, a month after the album's release, DeBarge's world came crashing down when he was arrested on drug conspiracy charges. Specifically, police alleged that he had introduced two cocaine dealers to each other. 

  • 01:18

    Bodega Fresh Radio: The Bad Seed

    in Music

    With his lastest single "Belt Off" making noise, The Bad Seed states his last album, Coreyography, may be his best work yet! With a posthumous appearance from Pumpkinhead as well as production from Nottz , Marco Polo and NY Bangerz - The Bad Seed  shows there's nothing he can't do!!  Tune in at 7PM with host Nadine Michel

  • 02:09

    The Rap Trap

    in Hip Hop Music

    Cashflow and TwoTyma bringing you the lastest in underground music, what's happenin in the Lou, all the hot topics and more!
    Exclusive Interview with Myesha Pa'Trice #TheInboxChallenge Queen!

  • 01:40

    Buddy Jewell, Southern Gospel Bros & Ken Wadley & Friends Live in Concert

    in Indie Music

    Remember this is a live uncut show.  So if sound is not perfect that is why.
    Buddy Jewell is an amazing country artist. He is a native of Arkansas.  Buddy won the very first Nashville Star show.  He is traveling all over the globe with his unique style.  He is the most humble man I have met in this business.  I got to sit down with Buddy and find out what he is doing next in his career.
    I also got to hear a group called Southern Gospel Brothers from Arkansas as well.  They are the nicest folks you'll ever meet.  They Love Jesus and singing praises.  
    Ken Wadley and friends also performed and I was equally impressed with them.  All Arkansas residents as well.  I pray that God blesses each and every one of these artists.
    Enjoy the show!

  • 02:26

    Smooth Grooves with DJ RocWell

    in Music

    Enjoy the Smooth Grooves to help get your week started right.DJ Rockwell, bringing you the Fire May We Help You's (Fire Plays) of the week. Enjoy 2 hours of music while at work, working out, driving, or at home relaxing.
    Sponsors: The Dream Champion 2014  Slantress Magazine  Chere Cofield International  UnCuffed for Women  TBAIMS  RWEP

  • 00:58

    The S&S Music Hour

    in Music

    Join Sandy & me for fun and music

  • 00:30

    0094 - Nothing More

    in Rock Music

    The boys of Nothing More are back in the studio to talk about their new album, The Stories We Tell Ourselves (which is out now, btw)!
    Nothing More are on tour now, so hit http://nothingmore.net/ to find out when they're headed to your neck of the woods.
    And for all things Harddrive, it's http://www.harddriveradio.com/

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