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Monday, September 25, 2006

Altrok Music Update #131

This week, our Grinders (the stuff we play heavily) include music from:
  • Shiny Toy Guns
  • The Hold Steady
  • The Church
  • Michael Franti & Spearhead
  • Shut Your Eyes And You'll Burst Into Flames
  • Something For Rockets

Plus we've got newly-added music:
  • The Bound Stems - Refuse the Refuse
  • Colourfast - Walk
  • Evangelicals - Here Comes Trouble
  • Favourite Sons - Hang On Girl
  • The Features - Wooden Heart
  • Head Like A Kite - Noisy At The Circus
  • IMA Robot - Cool Cool Universe
  • Jihad Jerry And The Evildoers - Danger
  • Milburn - Cheshire Cat Smile
  • The Oohlas - Gone
  • The Receiver - In Tunnels
  • The Sharp Ease - Hands
  • Takka Takka - We Feel Safer At Night
  • Teitur - Thief About To Break In
  • Tigers Can Bite You - Rough Stuff
  • TV On The Radio - Blues From Down Here

Our Featured Classics:
  • Elvis Costello - Party Party
  • Killing Joke - Kings And Queens
  • Max Q - Way Of The World (12'' Mix)
  • Morphine - Super Sex
  • Ned's Atomic Dustbin - Kill Your Television
  • Jonathan Richman - Government Center
  • Siouxsie And The Banshees - Dazzle
  • Soup Dragons - Divine Thing
  • Swinging Pistons - I Love The Sound Of Machines


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