Day 1 in the can! Well, sort of...

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The Teenage Prayers live on KEXP - Gigantic Studios, NYC (5/15/06)
Photo Courtesy of Doron Gild

NYC is going GREAT.....hope you’re able to listen.....if not we’ll be podcasting almost all of the in-studios at some point. I can’t say enough about the people who work here at Gigantic Studios. We’re getting them up about 6 or 7 hours early and they’re doing a radio broadcast which isn’t what they usually do here but man....just great not to mention our own Kevin Suggs who made the trip to engineer. We also have the help of one Amy Bauer who helps at my record label and also does a ton of work for the Audioasis High Dive events. She’s out here on her own time so its really cool that she’s helping not to mention a bunch of NYC listeners who are helping, including Clara who was on the playlist all day. Lots of thanks to everyone involved. The Teenage Prayers, The Mugs, The Diggs, and Bill Janovitz were all EXCELLENT! Doron Gild, our photographer, got some great shots. Here’s a few... You can check out our slide show each day for all the photos.

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The Mugs live on KEXP - Gigantic Studios, NYC (5/15/06)
Photo Courtesy of Doron Gild

I have to say, the Mugs were really impressive... Here’s the thing, commercial radio, corporate media, the people that put themselves in charge of deciding what music does or doesn’t get heard, have no clue. Case in point, The Mugs. They came into the studio today and blew everyone away. With a beat that reminded me of the English Beat or even early Police and serious serious emotional energy behind it, this band should be one of those that are on every radio station in the country... or at least more than just a handful like KEXP. If you’re looking for that band that when you play all your friends turn to you and
ask “who IS this” this is the one.

So each day this week, we’re podcasting one performance from that day’s NYC broadcast as part of our Live Performances podcast. We’ll deliver each podcast the same day as the performance and today it’s the Mugs! It’s totally free to sign up. Learn more about podcasting and subscribe now to check out the performance... You can also go back and listen at our Streaming Archive.

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The Diggs live on KEXP - Gigantic Studios, NYC (5/15/06)
Photo Courtesy of Doron Gild

Here are a few a few songs from the bands that played today...

The Daisy Cutter EP by The Mugs:

Daisy Cutter - (MP3)
Frank - (MP3)
While It Lasts - (MP3)
Poker Face - (MP3)
Holiday - (MP3)
Broken Signals - (MP3)

    The Diggs:

    Trouble Everyday (live at Rothko) - (MP3)
    Stagg - (MP3)

      Huge day tomorrow... Up the Empire, The Go Station, Favourite Sons, Ghostland Observatory and Goldfrapp! See you tomorrow, awesome.

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      8 Comments

      1. Posted May 15, 2006 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

        Am I the only one here? Surely other folks are tuning in..!!! I’m looking forward to tomorrow episode.

      2. Posted May 15, 2006 at 4:25 pm | Permalink

        i missed the show this morning...you’re right about the Mugs listened to the first 3 tracks so far and they sound fantastic

      3. Posted May 15, 2006 at 5:27 pm | Permalink

        Mytch - you’re not the only one here! We leftover staffers at the station are checking in and listening!

        PS. How great were the Diggs?? I was quite impressed with them. Can’t wait to hear Ghostland Observatory!

      4. jeff wendler
        Posted May 16, 2006 at 7:15 am | Permalink

        did Bill Janovitz (Crown Victoria) play yesterday in NYC, and if so, was it broadcast? If it was, is it available in an archive? I would love to get a link and listen. thanks

      5. Posted May 16, 2006 at 9:53 am | Permalink

        Yeah Kim. Thanks for letting me know I wasn’t alone... I think this station is my only salvation while continuing my struggle as a desk jockey.

      6. KEXP
        Posted May 16, 2006 at 10:41 am | Permalink

        Hey Jeff, Bill was kind enough to make the trip down from Boston to perform for us! It was a great set. You can go back and listen to it at the Streaming Archive as much as you want for two weeks... Enjoy! There are also a few pictures of Bill in yesterday’s slide show. Thanks!

      7. Russell
        Posted May 17, 2006 at 9:43 am | Permalink

        What’d ya’ll think about The Teenage Prayers on Monday morning? I think I’ve listened to their performance on your archive at least ten times so far. Amazing.

      8. jennifer
        Posted June 6, 2006 at 9:43 am | Permalink

        I thought Teenage Prayers were AMAZING!

      5 Trackbacks

      1. [...] May 2006 « Day 1 in the can! Well, sort of… : [...]

      2. [...] All this week, John and Cheryl are broadcasting live from Gigantic Studios in NYC. Yesterday, everyone was totally blown away by Ghostland Observatory. Today, we roll on! Our Song of the Day podcast is “My Radio” from Fireworks On TV! by Bill Janovitz and Crown Victoria. Bill played an awesome set on Monday as part of our Live from NYC broadcast. Thanks again to Bill! Here’s today’s lineup… Enjoy! [...]

      3. [...] John and Cheryl continue to broadcast live from Gigantic Studios in NYC. Check out their reports from Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. [...]

      4. [...] It’s the final day of our Live from NYC broadcast and we’re going out in style! If you missed any of it, visit the Streaming Archive to listen to all of the performances. Read John and Cheryl’s commentary from Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. John and Cheryl in New York, May 2006 Photo Courtesy of Doron Gild [...]

      5. [...] “I have to say The Mugs were really impressive… they came into the studio today and blew everyone away.” - John Richards, KEXP L Magazine names The Mugs one of “Seven NYC Bands You Need to Hear” - Mike Conklin, L Magazine ‘Music Issue’ [...]

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