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Saturday, August 18, 2007

This Weekend: Last Chance For The FM Showcase Marathon

Yep, our mid-summer FM Showcase Marathon is coming to an end...

The last four months were pretty great on Altrok Radio, and to prove it (and to give ourselves a little breather before diving into the next four months) we've been running a marathon of all of our FM Showcases since April.

That's about 30 hours of FM Showcase goodness, full of our newest tracks and featured classics, with the seemingly tireless (but actually pre-recorded) Sean Carolan as your guide.

Our standard rotation, featuring a juicy set of new Grinders, will begin early Monday morning, so you've only got a little more time to catch up on the best that the middle third of 2007 had to offer. With both business and academia getting ready to get back into full swing in September, what better way to be all caught up when you get there?

Tune in through the Altrok Radio Click2Listen link at www.altrokradio.com, and just keep it locked in - we aim to surprise and delight (musically, anyway.)

See you there. And when we do, we'll have the following artists on tap:

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120 Days

A Blind Dog Stares, Adam and the Ants, Air, Air Traffic, Altered Images, An Angle, The Answering Machine, The Apples in Stereo, The Arcade Fire, Architecture In Helsinki, Arctic Monkeys, Art Brut, Joseph Arthur And The Lonely Astronauts, Autokat, Aztec Camera

The B-52's, B-Movie, The Bangles, Chris Barron, Bauhaus, Beat Radio, The Bees, Best Fwends, The Bird And The Bee, Bjork, Black Kites, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Frank Black, Blancmange, Bloc Party, Blondie, Blood Red Shoes, The Bluebells, The Bluetones, Blur, Bockman, The Bongos, David Bowie, Bromheads Jacket, Buzzcocks

CSS, Cabaret Voltaire, Cajun Dance Party, Cake, Camouflage, The Cat Empire, The Chameleons, Chemical Brothers, The Chemical Brothers, The Chiara L's, Chow Chow, The Church, The Clash, Cloud Cult, Club 8, Jarvis Cocker, Lloyd Cole, The Comsat Angels, The Concretes, Bobby Cook, Julian Cope, Elvis Costello, The Cribs, The Cure

The Dance Party, Dave Dark & The Sharks, Datarock, Department S, Depeche Mode, The Descendents, The Detroit Cobras, Devo, Digitalism, Dirty On Purpose, Dogs, Dogs Die In Hot Cars, Thomas Dolby, Doves

Earlimart, Echo & The Bunnymen, Editors, Electrelane, The Electric Soft Parade, Val Emmich, The Enemy, Esiotrot

The Fall, Arlan Feiles, Feist, Field Music, Fields, Flesh For Lulu, Fountains Of Wayne, The Fountains Of Wayne, John Foxx, Frank Smith, Adam Franklin, Franz Ferdinand, The Front

Charlotte Gainsbourg, The Gas, The Go! Team, Ben Godwin, Good Shoes, GoodBooks, Martin Gore, Grammatics, Grinderman

Hadouken!, Calvin Harris, Harrisons, Billy Harvey, Juliana Hatfield, Health, Help She Can't Swim, John Hiatt, Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians, The Hold Steady, Holloways, The Hoodoo Gurus, Hot Hot Heat, The Hours, The House Of Love, Husker Du

IO Perry, Idlewild, Interpol, Isa And The Filthy Tongues, Islands Lost At Sea, Its A Buffalo

Joe Jackson, The Jam, James, Japan, Joy Division

Kaiser Chiefs, Tommy Keene, Paul Kelly, Killing Joke, Klaxons

LCD Soundsystem, The Law, Peggy Lee Vs. Iggy Pop, Left Right + Centre, Ted Leo + Pharmacists, Let's Active, Letters & Colours, The Lightning Seeds, Lismore, The Long Blondes, The Longcut, The Lords Of The New Church, Los Campesinos!, The Loungs, Love & Rockets, Love Of Diagrams, Nick Lowe

The Maccabees, Madness, Maldroid, Manic, Maritime, Maximo Park, Medium Medium, Malcolm Middleton, Midnight Oil, The Mighty Lemon Drops, Minipop, Ministry, Mission Of Burma, Modest Mouse, The Monolators, Morrissey, Mr Derry, Mr. Hudson & The Library, Peter Murphy, My Federation, Mystery Jets

Kate Nash, The National, The Needles, New Musik, New Order, The New Pornographers, Nine Inch Nails, Noisettes

Brendan O'Shea, The Octopus Project, Of Montreal, The Outside

Graham Parker, Parts & Labor, Passion Puppets, Candie Payne, Peelgreems, Jack Penate, Pete And The Pirates, The Pigeon Detectives, The Pixies, Poison Control Center, The Police, The Polyphonic Spree, Polytechnic, The Ponys, Pop Will Eat Itself, Popup, Pray For Hayden, Primal Scream, The Psychedelic Furs, Pull Tiger Tail, Josh Pyke

The Rakes, The Ramones, The Rapture, The Replacements, Reverend And The Makers, Stan Ridgway, Robbers On High Street, Mark Ronson, Roxy Music, The Rumble Strips

Sahara Hotnights, The Sammies, Satellite Party, Saturna, Scissors For Lefty, Sea Wolf, Seems So Bright, The Selecter, Sex Pistols, The She Beats, Pete Shelley, The Shins, The Shout Out Louds, Silversun Pickups, Simian Mobile Disco, Siouxsie And The Banshees, Sir Salvatore, The Sisters Of Mercy, Skidmore Fountain, Sky Parade, The Slickee Boys, The Smithereens, The Smiths, Sonic Youth, The Sound, Soup Dragons, The Specials, Split Enz, Spoiler NYC, Spoon, Squeeze, St. Vincent, Stiff Little Fingers, The Stone Roses, The Stranglers, The Suburbs, Sunscreem

Talking Heads, The Teardrop Explodes, Telograph, The The, They Might Be Giants, The Three O'Clock, Tilly & The Wall, Tones On Tail, Too Much Joy, Translator, The Transmissions, Travis, Trembling Blue Stars, The Trudy, The Twilight Sad

U2, UNKLE

VHS or Beta, Ed Vallance, The Valley Arena, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, The Vapors, Laura Veirs, The View, Vincent Vincent & The Villains, Violent Femmes, Visage, Viva Voce, Voltage Union, Von Sudenfed

Wait Think Fast, Washington Social Club, We've Got A Fuzzbox And We're Gonna Use It, The Wedding Present, White Rabbits, The White Stripes, Wild Carnation, The Wild Deer, Amy Winehouse, Wire, The Wombats

X, XTC

Yazoo, Yello, You Say Party! We Say Die!
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