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Monday, August 27, 2007

Altrok Radio Music Update #170, plus Mel Night At The Court Saturday

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.

Now then, in addition to the outstanding Altrok Radio music mix that got us an Editor's Pick nod at Live365 and at, we've added features we know you'll like...

Thursdays at 11:30am Eastern (and repeated at 9:00pm), you get to hear Sean Carolan (often referred to in these dispatches as "me") showcase the new music we've added this week on the Altrok Radio FM Showcase. New stuff, classic stuff, and Jeff Raspe with his Altrok Radio Underground Pick Of The Week...

And on Friday, it's Altrok's Eighties Friday: music from the eighties that mattered then AND now. An eight hour playlist that features some of the best that decade had to offer, drawing from all the music that was available at the time (yes, even from the seventies.)

But for now - we've got songs to let you know about...

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

- Editors
- Hadouken!
- The Valley Arena
- Dogs
- Digitalism
- New Young Pony Club

Plus we've got newly-added music:

- Bat For Lashes - Horse & I
- Brakes - Beatific Vision
- Amy Cooper - Come Alive
- The Dodos - The Ball
- Glen Hansard - Leave
- Calvin Harris - Merrymaking At My Place
- The Hours - Ali In The Jungle
- Kaiser Chiefs - The Angry Mob
- The Pigeon Detectives - Take Her Back
- The Spencer McGarry Season - Leader Of The Chain Gang
- Stereophonics - Bank Holiday Monday
- The Thrills - Nothing Changes Round Here
- The Weakerthans - Night Windows

Our Newly-Added Classics:

- Big Audio Dynamite - Contact
- The Clash - Clash City Rockers
- The Detroit Cobras - Cha Cha Twist
- Kraftwerk - The Model
- New Order - Dreams Never End
- Pizzicato Five - Twiggy Twiggy
- Simple Minds - Up On The Catwalk
- The Smiths - Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before
- Matthew Sweet - The Ocean In-Between
- XTC - Living Through Another Cuba

And don't forget - the New Brunswick Melody Reunion happens Satuday at The Court Tavern. 6PM. Buncha Mel DJs on hand. Do not miss.

As always, thanks for listening!

- Sean Carolan
Altrok Radio
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