SXSWfm: Indie/Pop/Rock (SMOOCHIE) – May 18

SXSWfm: Indie/Pop/Rock (SMOOCHIE) – May 18

The Middle Biscuit is a weekly SXSWfm specialty radio show stream, hosted by Elizabeth Spruiell on MixCloud, which focuses on indie/pop/rock music gems (about an hour long).

SXSWfm_biggerSXSWfm is the official internet radio stream of the South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival in Austin, Texas recently held from March 13-19, 2017. This is a great way to discover new music.

This is how Elizabeth describes her weekly show every Thursday at 12 & 6 CT.

What is the Middle Biscuit? Literally speaking, it is the warm, highly-coveted, center, perfect biscuit my brothers and I fought over when our Mom set down a pan of her homemade fare. Figuratively, the middle biscuit is a symbol representing any thing that is elite compared to those that surround it. Tune in weekly to feast on what I consider middle biscuit tracks and middle biscuit artists from the massive universe of indie-pop-rock. Mostly new stuff, sometimes classic, either way, you’ll get your fill.

Middle Biscuit #101 –  SMOOCHIE (5/18/2017) – 54 min

Playing tracks by (Sandy) Alex G, Guards, The Proper Ornaments, Spencer Radcliffe & Everyone Else, Photo Ops and more.

 

Playlist

This episode includes the following artists and songs.

  • Spencer Radcliffe & Everyone Else — Smoker’s Paradise
  • The Shelters — Gold
  • Smith Westerns — Best Friend
  • Beck — Walls
  • Cotillon — Convenience
  • The Proper Ornaments — When We Were Young
  • Conor Oberst — A Little Uncanny
  • Guards — Not Supposed To
  • Father John Misty — Smoochie
  • Nada Surf — Concrete Bed
  • Sic Alps — Cement Surfboard
  • The Shins — 40 Mark Strasse
  • Grandaddy — I Don’t Wanna Live Here Anymore
  • (Sandy) Alex G — Bobby
  • Photo Ops — You and Me Driving Cross Country
Harry Styles

Harry Styles

Listen to pop rock music by English singer and songwriter Harry Styles on his new self-titled album.

This is his first solo album since he left the popular pop boy-band One Direction which released five albums from 2011-2015 after they appeared on The X Factor in 2010. He has topped the charts, toured the world, and sold millions of albums.

Now he has a new solo world-wide tour scheduled from September through December which is already sold out. This 23-year old is the first UK celebrity ever to gain 30 million followers on Twitter after his single Sign of the Times was released.

Here is several recent Rolling Stones articles about his new album, their cover story on Harry Styles’ New Direction, and Cover Shoot Exclusive Photos.

Album

Enjoy the new album.

Harry Styles (2017) – 10 songs, 40 min

 

Videos

Here are some videos with songs from his debut album.

Sign of the Times – Music Video (2017) – 5 min 41 sec

 

Sign of the Times on The Late Late Show with James Corden – 5 min 46 sec

 

Carolina on The Late Late Show with James Corden – 3 min 30 sec

 

Sign of the Times on Live on Saturday Night Live – 5 min 44 sec

 

Ever Since New York on Live on Saturday Night Live- 2 min 59 sec

 

Music Evolution (2011 – 2017) by Jillboard100 – 4 min 48 sec

This video highlights clips of his music evolution over his years with One Direction through his new solo debut.

 

Links

These are links to his website, social media, and general information.

These are links to artist pages at popular music players and music stores.

Photo credit: Harry Styles @ Amazon (album cover).

Isaac Shepard: Quiet

Isaac Shepard: Quiet

Listen to the new solo piano album Quiet just released by Isaac Shepard.

This ninth piano album is an EP containing 5 intimate and ambient piano tracks with peaceful cinematic accompaniment. Unlike his previous solo piano albums, it offers an up-close and personal piano experience, supported by sparse orchestral instruments.  If you ever get stressed out or need something to help calm your nerves, you’re going to love this album!

Quiet (2017) – 5 songs, 17 min

 

Listen to more of his music at my Isaac Shepard post with additional albums, videos, and links. This new album has been included there as well.

Photo credit: Quiet @ Amazon (album cover)

SXSWfm: Bearded Sunshine – May 10

SXSWfm: Bearded Sunshine – May 10

Listen to Americana music on the Bearded Sunshine SXSWfm specialty radio show stream that is now available on MixCloud. The award winning and revolutionary SXSWfm Americana music show “Bearded Sunshine“ is hosted by resident musical scholar and SXSW staffer Matt Small. Join Matt weekly as he dives into the aforementioned Americana music, current events, humor and other listener favorite topics. This is the opposite of every show you’ve ever liked.

SXSWfm_bigger

SXSWfm is the official internet radio stream of the South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival. Last year its 30th anniversary was celebrated in Austin, Texas with over 2,200 official performers from more than 67 countries and happened again recently from March 13-19, 2017. This is a great way to discover new music.

 

Bearded Sunshine 28 – Nuggs for Retweets (5/10/2017) – 1 hr 10 min

Playing tracks by Daniel Romano, Matthew and the Atlas, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, Willy Mason, Lucinda Williams and more.

 

When news hits, someone has to break it. Matt takes the burden of that task by letting us know the new post that has the most retweets ever AND how a local school name change gets out of hand. All that mixed with your favorite Americana songs from yesterday and today.

Playlist

This mix includes the following artists and songs.

  • The Jayhawks – She Walks In So Many Ways
  • The Oh Hellos – Bitter Water
  • Jackson Browne – The Pretender
  • Matthew and the Atlas – On a Midnight Street
  • Look Homeward – Steamboat
  • Charlie Simpson – Would You Love Me Any Less
  • Nick Mulvey – Fever To the Form
  • William Fitzsimmons – Passion Play
  • Black Prairie – Nowhere, Massachusetts
  • Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors – Fight for Love
  • Lowland Hum – Palm Lines
  • Daniel Romano – Toulouse
  • Willy Mason – We Can Be Strong
  • Jonah Tolchin – THousand Mile Night
  • Lucinda Williams – Can’t Let Go
SXSWfm: Indie/Pop/Rock – May 4

SXSWfm: Indie/Pop/Rock – May 4

The Middle Biscuit is a weekly SXSWfm specialty radio show stream, hosted by Elizabeth Spruiell on MixCloud, which focuses on indie/pop/rock music gems (about an hour long).

SXSWfm_biggerSXSWfm is the official internet radio stream of the South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival in Austin, Texas recently held from March 13-19, 2017. This is a great way to discover new music.

This is how Elizabeth describes her weekly show every Thursday at 12 & 6 CT.

What is the Middle Biscuit? Literally speaking, it is the warm, highly-coveted, center, perfect biscuit my brothers and I fought over when our Mom set down a pan of her homemade fare. Figuratively, the middle biscuit is a symbol representing any thing that is elite compared to those that surround it. Tune in weekly to feast on what I consider middle biscuit tracks and middle biscuit artists from the massive universe of indie-pop-rock. Mostly new stuff, sometimes classic, either way, you’ll get your fill.

Middle Biscuit #100 –  I Never Had a Chance (5/4/2017) – 1 hr 3 min

Playing tracks by White Reaper, Day Wave, Hovvdy, Jesse Woods, Generationals and more.

 

Playlist

This episode includes the following artists and songs.

  • Day Wave — Something Here
  • The Drums — Heart Basel
  • Summer Salt — Candy Wrappers
  • Cold War Kids — Love is Mystical
  • Generationals — In Green
  • Ne – Hi — Sisters
  • Hoops — On Top
  • Jesse Woods — Bucklebunny
  • Dan Auerbauch — King of a One Horse Town
  • Whitney — You’ve Got a Woman
  • Mac DeMarco — On the Level
  • Happyness — The C is a B a G
  • Portugal. The Man — Number One
  • Hovvdy — Pretend
  • PWR BTTM — Oh Boy
  • White Reaper — Eagle Beach
SXSWfm: Bearded Sunshine (Taco) – May 3

SXSWfm: Bearded Sunshine (Taco) – May 3

Listen to Americana music on the Bearded Sunshine SXSWfm specialty radio show stream that is now available on MixCloud. The award winning and revolutionary SXSWfm Americana music show “Bearded Sunshine“ is hosted by resident musical scholar and SXSW staffer Matt Small. Join Matt weekly as he dives into the aforementioned Americana music, current events, humor and other listener favorite topics. This is the opposite of every show you’ve ever liked.

SXSWfm_bigger

SXSWfm is the official internet radio stream of the South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival. Last year its 30th anniversary was celebrated in Austin, Texas with over 2,200 official performers from more than 67 countries and happened again recently from March 13-19, 2017. This is a great way to discover new music.

 

Bearded Sunshine 27 – Taco (5/3/2017) – 54 min

Playing tracks by Matt Corby, The Felice Brothers, Andrew Combs, Dan Mangan, Sam Beam & Jesca Hoop and more.

 

This week on Bearded Sunshine, we find out how to hack into Netflix, also that there is a man named Taco and of course we will have a whole lot of that sweet Americana music to get us through our week.

Playlist

This mix includes the following artists and songs.

  • Andrew Combs – Bourgeois King
  • Joy Williams – Don’t Let Me Down
  • Brandi Carlile – Murder In the City
  • The Head and the Heart – Library Magic
  • Fruit Bats – Humbug Mountain Song
  • Dan Mangan – Basket
  • Rosi Golan – Can’t Go Back
  • Jonny Fritz – I Love Leaving
  • The Tallest Man On Earth – Time of the Blue
  • The Low Anthem – To Ohio
  • The Felice Brothers – Plunder
  • The Duke & The King – If You Ever Get Famous
  • Sam Beam & Jesca Hoop – Valley Clouds
  • Matt Corby – Monday
Bruce Robison & the Back Porch Band

Bruce Robison & the Back Porch Band

Listen to Americana music by Bruce Robison on his new album Bruce Robison & the Back Porch Band, his first solo album in 8 years, which he describes like this:

Recorded on analog tape with no digital shenanigans. Just like back when music was good…

Bruce Robison & the Back Porch Band (2017) – 9 songs, 33 min

 

Read more about Bruce, band, and this album at his web site. He is currently on tour from May – Jul. Bruce was the writer of three #1 country hits, “Wrapped,” by George Strait, “Angry All the Time,” recorded by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, and the Dixie Chicks’ “Travelin’ Soldier”. There are some interesting articles at RFD-TV and Rolling Stone.

Video

Here is a video from the new album with his wife, Kelly Willis.

Sweet Dreams – with Kelly Willis – 4 min 27 sec

 
More music by Bruce Robison: albums and links