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2008/06/29

8am hour

Peter Gabriel "Red Rain"
Beastie Boys "Fight For Your Right"
Sinead O'Connor "Mandinka"
Beck "Where It's At"
Cult "Sweet Soul Sister"
Church "Metropolis"
Pretenders "Message Of Love"
REM "Can't Get There From Here"
U2 "Angel Of Harlem"
XTC "Senses Working Overtime"
Echo & the Bunnymen "The Killing Moon"
Dandy Warhols "Every Day Should Be A Holiday"

9am hour

Pixies "Monkey Gone To Heaven"
Talk Talk "Talk Talk"
Depeche Mode "Policy Of Truth"
Smiths "Big Mouth Strikes Again"
Gorillaz "Clint Eastwood"
Social Distortion "Story Of My Life"
David Bowie "Let's Dance"
Lenny Kravitz "Mr. Cab Driver"
Tears For Fears "Change"
Proclaimers "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)"
Ministry "Burning Inside"
Cure "In Between Days"
Ramones "Blitzkrieg Bop"

10 am hour

New Order "True Faith"
Fixx "One Thing Leads To Another"
Billy Idol "White Wedding"
Clash "Should I Stay Or Should I Go"
Velvet Underground "Rock & Roll"
Specials "Rudy A Message To You"
Michael Penn "No Myth"
B-Movie "Nowhere Girl"
Depeche Mode "People Are People"
Psychedelic Furs "The Ghost In You"
Alarm "Rescue Me"
Talking Heads "Psychokiller"
Sugar "If I Can't Change Your Mind"

11am hour

Smiths "How Soon Is Now"
REM "Finest Worksong"
Cranberries "Dreams"
Buzzcocks "Orgasm Addict"
Cult "Wild Flower"
Simple Minds "Don't You Forget About Me"
Northside "Take Five"
Lush "Deluxe"
INXS "Never Tear Us Apart"
Social Distortion "Ring Of Fire"
U2 "Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses"
James "Laid"
Radiohead "(nice dream)"
The Verve will release a new cd, Forth, on August 19th. The first single from the cd, "Love Is Noise" is streaming on the band's myspace page.

Tomorrow (June 30th) the band will be offering a non-album track, "Mover" as a FREE download for one week only here.
Oasis is back! The new cd from Oasis, Dig Out Your Soul, will drop October 6th. The first single, "The Shock of the Lightning" will be released on September 29th.
Billy Idol just released a greatest hits collection, Idolize Yourself. The cd features 16 hits and 2 brand new songs. The release is also available as a deluxe edition with a dvd. The dvd contains 13 of Idol's videos.

Billy Idol will be hitting the road for a tour. The closest dates to this area are:

August 7th: John Labatt Centre in London, Ontario
August 15th: Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids (opening for Def Leppard!)
New music from Beck has been posted here. Click the link to check out "Orphans" and "Gamma Ray." Both songs will appear on Beck's new full length cd, Modern Guilt, which will drop July 8th.

2008/06/23

Check out the new single, "Love Is Noise" by the Verve. The full length cd drops August 19th.

2008/06/22

8am hour

Talking Heads "Once In A Lifetime"
B-52's "Private Idaho"
Simple Minds "Alive & Kicking"
Pet Shop Boys "West End Girls"
Oasis "Married With Children"
Blondie "Call Me"
Police "Walking On The Moon"
Hole "Doll Parts"
Iggy Pop "Lust For Life"
Go Go's "We Got The Beat"
Ramones "I Wanna Be Sedated"
Sugarcubes "Birthday"
Depeche Mode "Behind The Wheel/Route 66"
Pixies "Winterlong"

Alarm "Rain In The Summertime"
Elvis Costello "Angels Want To Wear My Red Shoes"
Clash "Rock The Casbah"
INXS "What You Need"
Radiohead "Fake Plastic Trees"
Cure "Fascination Street"
REM "It's The End Of The World As We Know It"
James "Born Of Frustration"
XTC "Earn Enough For Us"
World Party "Ship Of Fools"
Ultravivid Scene "Special One"
Sonic Youth "Teenage Riot"

10am hour

U2 "New Year's Day"
Pretenders "Mystery Achievement"
Psychedelic Furs "Pretty In Pink"
Clash "I Fought The Law"
Peter Murphy "A Strange Kind Of Love"
Oasis "Whatever"
Talk Talk "It's My Life"
Echo & the Bunnymen "Bring On The Dancing Horses"
Stooges "I Wanna Be Your Dog"
Cure "Friday I'm In Love"
Helmet "Unsung"
Ben Folds Five "Song For The Dumped"

11am hour

INXS "Mystify"
REM "Losing My Religion"
Siouxsie & the Banshees "Cities In Dust"
Jane's Addiction "Mountain Song"
Depeche Mode "Never Let Me Down Again"
Boomtown Rats "I Don't Like Mondays"
Love & Rockets "So Alive"
Killing Joke "Love Like Blood"
The The "Uncertain Smile"
Replacements "I Will Dare"
Madness "It Must Be Love"

2008/06/17

A band called Creaky Boards is claiming Coldplay ripped them off. The band alleges "Viva La Vida" is a ripoff of a song they wrote and performed at the CMJ Music convention in March 2007. They further claim Chris Martin was in the audience during their show at CMJ. Creaky Boards put together a youtube video where you can compare both songs and judge for yourself.

Here it is:

2008/06/16

If you like Saving Abel, you might be interested in checking out some "behind the scenes" footage from the band's "Addicted" video.

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You can check out a stream of Coldplay's song, "Viva La Vida" right here.

Don't forget 89x will air a Coldplay concert live from London at 3:45 pm today.

2008/06/15

The Toadies will return with a new cd, No Deliverance, on August 19th. You can check out the title track on spin.com right now.
A BBC radio show on shoegazer music will air tonight on Radio 1 from 2am to 4am (BST). Don't worry if you can't catch it live--the BBC is going to keep the show online for one week, so you can enjoy listening to it at your convenience. Here's the link to listen to the show, but the link won't work until tomorrow.
A new Cure song, "Freakshow," is streaming on the band's official website and can be purchased via iTunes. "Freakshow" is the new Cure single for the month of June--the band has been releasing a new song on the 13th of every month leading up to September 13, which is the release date of the full length new studio cd.
8am hour

Clash "Train In Vain"
Replacements "Alex Chilton"
Police "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic"
General Public "Tenderness"
New Order "Temptation"
U2 "I Will Follow"
Nena "99 Luftbalons"
Jane's Addiction "Been Caught Stealing"
Smithereens "Girl Like You"
REM "Radio Free Europe"
Cure "Just Like Heaven"
Madness "House Of Fun"

9am hour

Talking Heads "Burning Down The House"
Elvis Costello "Everyday I Write The Book"
Tears For Fears "Everybody Wants To Rule The World"
INXS "Devil Inside"
Hole "Miss World"
Sex Pistols "Pretty Vacant"
Electronic "Disappointed"
Depeche Mode "Enjoy The Silence"
Violent Femmes "Add It Up"
Echo & the Bunnymen "Lips Like Sugar"
Jesus & Mary Chain "Just Like Honey"
Duran Duran "Come Undone"
Majesty Crush "Number One Fan"

10am hour

Peter Murphy "Cuts You Up"
Stooges "Down On The Street"
Roxy Music "Love Is The Drug"
U2 "Stay"
Jo Boxers "Just Got Lucky"
La's "There She Goes"
Morrissey "Suedehead"
Tori Amos "Cornflake Girl"
Jam "Town Called Malice"
Social Distortion "Ball & Chain"
REM "The One I Love"
Verve "On Your Own"

11am hour

Ramones "Sheena Is A Punk Rocker"
Stereo MC's "Connected"
Yaz "Situation"
Elvis Costello "Alison"
Midnight Oil "Beds Are Burning"
Depeche Mode "Blasphemous Rumors"
Ride "Leave Them All Behind"
Cure "Lovecats"
Placebo "Pure Morning"
Smithereens "Blood & Roses"
Erasure "Chorus"
XTC "Mayor Of Simpleton"

2008/06/12

Here's a new song from Radiohead! The song is a live version of "Super Collider." This video was recorded at Radiohead's concert in Dublin last week.
The Coldplay concert scheduled for July 5th at the Palace has been POSTPONED. The band has re-scheduled the show for November 3rd at the Palace. If you have tickets for the July 5th show, they will be honored at the new date in November.

In other Coldplay news, 89x will be airing a special Coldplay concert live as it happens from London this coming Monday. The show will air in its entirety--commercial free--on 89X starting at 3:45 pm Eastern time. Tune in and listen to the show as it happens!

2008/06/08

The new Coldplay disc, Viva La Vida, is now streaming here if you're in Canada, or streaming here if you're in the U.S. The disc drops on June 17th.
Trent Reznor is offering a free 5-song ep via nin.com. The ep features four of the bands that will be joining NIN on the road this summer: Place To Bury Strangers, Does It Offend You, Yeah?, Crystal Castles, and Deerhunter. The ep also includes a NIN song. The ep is free, but you have to register first.

Don't miss Nine Inch Nails at the Palace on August 23rd.
8am hour

Cult "Fire Woman"
Sinead O' Connor "Nothing Compares 2 U"
Jam "Town Called Malice"
Sonic Youth "Bull In The Heather"
INXS "Need You Tonight"
ABC "Poison Arrow"
Cure "Close To Me"
Jane's Addiction "Stop!"
Church "Reptile"
Yaz "Only You"
Nine Inch Nails "Down In It"
Big Audio Dynamite II "The Globe"
REM "Orange Crush"
Smiths "This Charming Man"

9am hour

Stone Roses "Fool's Gold"
U2 "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For"
Joy Division "Love Will Tear Us Apart"
OMD "If You Leave"
Catherine Wheel "I Want To Touch You"
English Beat "I Confess"
Pearl Jam "State Of Love & Trust"
Talking Heads "And She Was"
De La Soul "Eye Know"
Blondie "One Way Or Another"
Tears For Fears "Mad World"
Pretenders "Middle Of The Road"
Electronic "Get The Message"

10am hour

David Bowie "Modern Love"
Elvis Costello "Accidents Will Happen"
Clash "London Calling"
They Might Be Giants "Ana Ng"
XTC "No Thugs In Our House"
Heaven 17 "Let Me Go"
Cure "Boys Don't Cry"
Bad Religion "Infected"
Sex Pistols "God Save The Queen"
REM "Drive"
Church "Under The Milky Way"
Stranglers "Always The Sun"

11am hour

Violent Femmes "Gone Daddy Gone"
Cult "Love Removal Machine"
Oasis "Supersonic"
Yaz "Don't Go"
Roxy Music "Avalon"
Pretenders "Back On The Chain Gang"
Depeche Mode "Master & Servant"
Morrissey "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out" (live)
Crowded House "Don't Dream It's Over"
Veruca Salt "Seether"
INXS "Don't Change"
Afghan Whigs "Conjure Me"

2008/06/02

Here's the Black Cab Session featuring My Morning Jacket performing, "Touch Me I'm Going To Scream (Part 2)" acoustically.

MMJ will release their new cd, Evil Urges, next Tuesday. And don't miss them when they perform at the Filmore on October 4th. Tickets are on sale now.

2008/06/01

This is coming from a tabloid, so the authenticity is questionable, BUT:

According to News of the World, Kurt Cobain's ashes have gone missing from Courtney Love's Los Angeles home. The tabloid has quoted Love as saying, "I can't believe anyone would take Kurt's ashes from me. I find it disgusting and right now I am suicidal."
A dvd from Angels & Airwaves will be released on June 17th. The 79 minute dvd, Start The Machine, is said to be a making-of the band's two cds--We Don't Need To Whisper and I-Empire. According to a modest press release from the band, the dvd is, "A rock and roll documentary about an experiment of hope and the movement that followed."

Don't miss Angels & Airwaves live! They'll be a part of the Van's Warped Tour which will be stopping by the Comerica Park parking lot on July 18th.
8am hour

Depeche Mode "World In My Eyes"
U2 "Desire"
New Order "Loveless"
World Party "Put The Message In The Box"
Siouxsie & the Banshees "Peek-A-Boo"
Duran Duran "Hungry Like The Wolf"
Smithereens "Only A Memory"
Orb "Little Fluffy Clouds"
XTC "Dear God"
Bob Mould "See A Little Light"
Peter Gabriel "In Your Eyes"
Radiohead "Just"
Aztec Camera "Oblivious"

9am hour

Berlin "The Metro"
INXS "The One Thing"
David Bowie "Changes"
Generation X "Dancing With Myself"
Smiths "The Queen Is Dead"
Belly "Feed The Tree"
REM "Pretty Persuasion"
English Beat "Mirror In The Bathroom"
Ramones "Teenage Lobotomy"
Beastie Boys "So Whatcha' Want"
Go Go's "Our Lips Are Sealed"
Meat Puppets "Backwater"
New Order "Blue Monday"
Cure "A Forest"

10am hour

James "Laid"
Bjork "Human Behaviour"
U2 "Bullet The Blue Sky"
Afghan Whigs "Rebirth Of The Cool"
Cult "She Sells Sanctuary"
Police "De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da"
Psychedelic Furs "Love My Way"
Wire "Kidney Bingos"
Red Hot Chili Peppers "Higher Ground"
Madness "Our House"
Garbage "I Think I'm Paranoid"
Pixies "Here Comes Your Man"
Smiths "I Started Something"

11am hour

Radiohead "High & Dry"
Talking Heads "Take Me To The River"
REM "Everybody Hurts"
Midnight Oil "Blue Sky Mine"
Chameleons U.K. "Swamp Thing"
Cure "Love Song"
Nick Lowe "Cruel To Be Kind"
Dandy Warhols "Bohemian Like You"
Replacements "Hold My Life"
INXS "Original Sin"
Charlatans U.K. "The Only One I Know"