Welcome to The Weekly Feed!
It's a one hour specialty show hosted by Kyle Meredith from the WFPK studios in Louisville, KY. We find the newest, best, and most discussed tracks making waves across the net and compile them all into a mixtape bent on keeping you up-to-date.
Ingrid Michaelson, backstage at Hangout Fest, talks with Kyle Meredith about her new LP, Lights Out, and her sonic jump to a more pop sound. The two also discuss co-writing, love, and her new web series, Little Kids Big Questions, having kids, and her views on Hilary Clinton in 2016.
Did you hear that Alt-J have a new single? That’d be big enough news, but the fact that they sample Miley Cyrus and totally make it work is what really makes this outstanding news. Add Dan Boekner’s new band, Au Revoir Simone covering Mazzy Star, and the return of The Vaselines and you’d be hard pressed to find a better way to spend an hour.
But IF that’s not enough, we’ll up the ante with some hang time with Ingrid Michaelson, who gives us the scoop on her record, and Kurt Braunohler, who tries his hand at being a DJ.
If you told teenage Sean Cannon that he’d eventually get to interview Segue Sam and the Gorton’s Fisherman, he would’ve freaked out. Then again, this adult Sean, and the opportunity to chat with Jon Glaser was still pretty enthralling. Not only that, but it may have helped him inch closer to making a big change in his life.
Conor Oberst takes a break from his Bright Eyes persona for a new solo record, Upside Down Mountain. He and Kyle Meredith dig into the ins and outs of the disc, the traps of being a singer-songwriter, and how all the changes in his life have led him to here.
With the summer in full swing, we’re staring to get a ton of big-name artists readying their fall releases, which in turn means a hit packed show for us! Spoon, Tom Petty, The New Pornographers, Jeff Tweedy on a solo run, and Santigold. Don’t miss the covers either, Polica covering Leslie Gore and Father John Misty giving his best Cat Stevens.
For the guests, Conor Oberst drops by to talk Upside Down Moutain and Jon Glaser plays guest DJ.
Sean Cannon talks with Henry Rollins and gets him to reveal what caused him to put on his big boy pants and embrace responsibility in the ’80s. He also let his music nerd flag fly. Rollins talked about his two “happy place” bands and reminded me that you don’t have to become jaded if you don’t want to. So if he can still be a fanboy after all these years, there’s hope for even me.
Gary Clark Jr. and Kyle Meredith get into the ins and outs of his new Blak and Blu mixtape, finding new sounds, working with heroes, and how Prince is the greatest living guitar player.
I know I make a big deal every week about how good the show is, but there’s something about this week’s lineup. Sometimes, it all lines up where every song has that great, something special. My Brightest Diamond easily has my favorite song this week, but let me also direct your attention to Avi Buffalo, Bishop Allen, and Jenny Lewis. It’s been years since any of those artists had a record out, and all three sound just as good as ever. Tennis pulls out what is possibly their best song yet, and Neko Case & Kelly Hogan sing us a song about the future.
We’ve also got guitar-god, Gary Clark Jr. hanging out as well as the legendary Henry Rollins who plays guest DJ with a Dinosaur Jr. track.
Talking to Randy and Jason Sklar while the twin stand-up comedians are watching their beloved St. Louis Cardinals is intense. Sean Cannon sat down with them between sets at the Comedy Attic in Bloomington to chat about obsession, the desire to live in the moment, and vinyl…all while they cheered (and jeered) for the home team.
Sam Beam reminisces on Such Great Heights on the 10 anniversary of Garden State, tells about his new collaboration with Band of Horses’ Ben Bridwell, talks of cleaning out the archive closet, and what to expect from his next record.