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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Altrok Radio Music Update #231

MELODY BAR FANS: Check the bottom of this message for a special note.

Firstly, the important stuff:

Altrok Radio is at

Please remember to tune in whenever you can - every hour you listen turns into more visibility for the station; we show up higher in search listings, and such like that. And if you'd like to help us keep the stream running, check out the advertisers if they appeal to you; your interest actually helps fund us.

And in the interest of keeping you interested...well, you *do* know about our daily retro feature, right? No? Well...


WEEKDAYS, 11:30a-1:30p EASTERN

Now then, we've got songs to let you know about.

This week, our Grinders (the stuff we play heavily) include music from:

- Kasabian
- Peter Doherty
- Yeah Yeah Yeahs
- Doves
- Sonic Youth
- Hockey

Plus we've got newly-added music:

- Apostle Of Hustle - Soul Unwind
- Art Brut - Alcoholics Unanimous
- Bombay Bicycle Club - Always Like This
- Camera Obscura - French Navy
- Clem Snide - Beard Of Bees
- The Enemy UK - No Time For Tears
- Fischerspooner - We Are Electric
- The Gossip - Heavy Cross
- Kinky - Those Girls
- The Maccabees - Love You Better
- Metric - Gimme Sympathy
- The New York Dolls - My World
- The Race UK - Rude Boy
- Super Furry Animals - Inaugural Trams

Our Newly-Added Classics:

- Big Audio Dynamite - The Globe
- Blur - Girls & Boys
- Let's Active - Waters Part
- Nick Lowe - Cracking Up
- Melt Banana - Monkey Man
- Morphine - Honey White
- The Screaming Blue Messiahs - Wild Blue Yonder
- Swervedriver - Rave Down
- Yello - I Love You

And don't forget the R/SYN Underground night, every Saturday at the Corner Tavern in New Brunswick, where Drew and IronMike keep you dancing with the most advanced playlist this side of the Atlantic (and where, occasionally, yours truly might show up and spin a coupla tracks...ya never know.)

For those who didn't forget about the Melody Bar Reunion (or even if you did) we'll air all the music that played, from *all* the Melody Bar Reunions, all weekend on Memorial Day Weekend.

- Sean Carolan
Altrok Radio
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