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Picks for 2020

  • John Prentice - Planet Mainstage
    Saturday 2 PM - 4 PM

    John Prine - I Remember Everything
    Eliza Gilkyson- 2020
    Bill Bourne- A Love Fandango (c)
    Martyn Joseph- When We Get Through This
    Connie Kaldor- Everyday Moments (c)
    Connie Kaldor- Prairie Christmas (c)
    Samantha Crain- A Small Death
    John McCutcheon- Cabin Fever: Songs from the Quarantine
    Dan Bern- Quarantine me
    Lynn Miles- We'll Look for Stars (c)
    William Prince- Reliever (w)
    William Prince- Gospel First Nation (w)
    Pharis and Jason Romero- Bet on Love (c)
    Richard Thompson- Bloody Noses
    Sabin Jacques and Rachel Aucoin- Grandes Rencontres (c)
    Ondara- Folk N' Roll, Vol. 1: Tales of Isolation
    Ladama- Oye Mujer
    Afel Bocoum- Linde
    Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche- I Can Still Hear Yo
    Pokey LaFarge- Rock Bottom Rhapsody
    Hannah James & the Jigdoll Ensemble- A Woman and her Words
    Power Wagon- Live at Shanleys (c)
    John Doyle- The Power of Stones
    Orit Shimoni- Strange and Beautiful Things (w)
    Bonny Light Horseman- Bonny Light Horseman
    Scott Nolan and Glenn Buhr- Manitoba Skyline (w)
    Dan Frechette- By the Time It's over (w)
    Mary Chapin Carpenter- The Dirt and the Stars
    Tom Wilson, Iskwe and Chuck Copenace- Blue Moon Drive (c)
    Kathleen Edwards- Total Freedom (c)
    Playing for Change Band (Me pierdo)- Live in Brazil



  • Connor Milligan - Dagwood Radio
    Wednesday 6:30 PM - 8 PM

    This year has been a tough one to say the least. Music has played a big role in all of us coping and figuring out this whole crazy situation. Thank you to every artists who worked very hard to entertain, inspire and help us through these times. To the rest of us, please support artists! BUY CD’S! BUY T-SHIRTS! BUY HATS! BUY ANY KIND OF MERCHANDISE! Support your Local Scene!


    Top 10 Albums of 2020 (No Particular Order)

    • White Denim —> World as a Waiting Room
    • Malcom-Jay —> Restless
    • Open Mike Eagle —> Anime Trauma and Divorce
    • Amos the Kid —> Mountain View
    • William Prince —> Reliever
    • Will Wagner —> Spiralling
    • Mise en Scene —> Winnipeg California
    • Future Islands —> As Long As You Are
    • John Moreland —> LP5
    • Cat Clyde —> Good Bones


    Top 10 Songs of 2020 (No Particular Order)

    • Julien's Daughter —> The Prince
    • Josh Knight —> I Think I Need
    • Two Crows For Comfort —> Older Still
    • Field Guide —> Since You Were A Kid
    • Tom Rosenthal —> If We All Die Tomorrow
    • John K. Samson —> Fantasy Baseball at the End of the World
    • Buck Meek —> Second Sight
    • Joey O’neil —> Manitoba
    • The Koreatown Oddity —> Weed in LA
    • Beans on Toast —> Human Contact



  • Jared McKetiak - And The Rest Is Noise...
    Wednesday 10 PM - 12 AM

    1. sault - untitled (black is)
    2. makaya mccraven / gil scot-heron - we’re new again: a reimagining by makaya mccraven
    3. run the jewels - rtj4
    4. zoon - bleached waves
    5. waxahatchee - saint cloud
    6. nubya garcia - source
    7. phoebe bridgers - punisher
    8. freddie gibbs & the alchemist - alfredo
    9. jeff parker & the new breed - suite for max brown
    10. dogleg - melee
    11. dua saleh - rosetta
    12. bartees strange - live forever
    13. oddisee - odd cure
    14. cool greenhouse - cool greenhouse
    15. fontaines dc - a hero's death
    16. figure walking - vertical / horizontal
    17. mary lattimore - silver ladders
    18. bill callahan - gold record
    19. gum country - somewhere
    20. protomartyr - ultimate success today
  • Jeremy Ranson - A Sordid Hour
    Monday 8 PM - 9 PM

    Louis Jucker & Coilguns “play Kråkeslottet & Other Songs from the Northern Shores” [Hummus Records]
    Beast Music - “Midnight Strikes Back” [Lizard Snake Records]
    Naked Giants - “The Shadow” [New West Records]
    Annabelle Chairlegs - “Gotta Be In Love” [Violetville Records]
    Wylde Ratttz - “Wylde Ratttz” [digital release]
    The Pretzels - “Electrical Audio Recording” [digital release]
    Antares - “Prank” [Slack Records]
    The Hip Priests - “Solid Gold Easy Option” [Speedowax Records]
    Yuvees - “Human Dance” [Youth Riot Records]
    Warm Red - “Decades Of Breakfast” [digital release]

  • Ray Alexander - Fascinating Rhythm
    Sunday 10 AM - 12 PM

    Ray Alexander’s 2020 Picks
    
    International Instrumental Albums 
    
    1. Blue Soul – Dave Stryker/ WDR Big Band 
    2. Songs Our Fathers Taught Us – Warren Vashe 
    3. For Wes/Jimmy/Oliver – Christian McBride 
    4. The Duo – Mulgrew Miller/ Niels Orsted Peterson 
    5. From this place – Pat Metheny 
    6. When Lights are low – Kenny Katwitz
    7. Play Sergeant Pepper – Michael Wolfe 
    8. Bluesville – Swingadelic 
    9. Simplicity – Pearl Django 
    10. Malandro – Miguel DeLeon 
     
    International Vocal Albums 
    
    1. Songs + Stories – Claire Martin/ Callum Oau
    2. True Love – Harry Connick Jr. 
    3. The Gathering – Amber Weeks 
    4. This Dream of You – Diana Krall 
    5. Battlecry – Virginia Schenck 
    6. Birdsongs – Champian Fulton 
    7. New Soul from the Jazz Age – Lizzie Thomas 
    8. I Wish I Knew – Susie Meissner
    9. Party of Four – Royal Bopsters 
    10. We’ve just begun – Sinne Egg/ DRB Big Band 
     
    Canadian Albums 
    
    1. The Nimmons Tribute – Sean Nimmons Octet
    2. Very Well and Good – Richard Whiteman
    3. Ides of March – Dave Young 
    4. Day by Day – Cory Weeds 
    5. Tetrahedron – Ernesto Cervini 
    6. Dance with me – Carol Welsman 
    7. Change of Plans – Will Bonness 
    8. Justin Time for Christmas 6 – (Variety of artists) 
    9. The Lowdown – Ian Hendrickson-Smith 
    10. Surfboard – Brandi Disterheft 
    
    Historical Albums 
    
    1. The lost Berlin Tapes – Ella Fitzgerald 
    2. Time Outtakes – Dave Brubeck 
    3. 49th Parallel – Neil Swainson 
    4. Live at Ronny Scotts – Bill Evans Trio 
    5. Passion Flower/Four Doris Duke - Joe Castro 
    
    Books 
    
    1. Bebop Fairytales – Mark Ruffin 
    2. Play the Way you Feel – Kevin Whitehead 
    3. Dave Brubeck: A Life in Time – Phillip Clark 
    4. Playing Changes: Jazz for a New Century – Nate Chinen 
    5. Heart full of Rhythm: Big Band Years of Louis Armstrong – Ricky Riccardi 
    6. One of a Kind: The Making of the World’s Greatest Drummer (Buddy Rich) – Pelle 
    Berglund 
    7. Soul on Soul: The Life and Music of Mary Lou Williams – Tammy Kernodle
     
    Gone, But Not Forgotten
    
    McCoy Tyner 
    Jimmy Heath 
    Ellis Marsalis 
    Wallace Rooney 
    Bucky Pizzerelli
    Claudio Roditi 
    Lee Konitz 
    Jimmy Cobb 
    Lennie Niehaus 
    Freddy Cole 
    Johnny Mandel
    June “Pepper” Harris 
    Annie Ross 
    Gary Peacock 
    Charlie Persip 
    Pete King 
    Richie Cole 
    Joe Segal
    
  • Olivia Tefft - Night Light
    Sunday 9 PM - 10 PM

    In no particular order, Night Light's top 25 albums of 2020 are:

    Phoebe Bridgers - Punisher
    UMI - Introspection
    Lianne La Havas - Lianna La Havas
    Ricky Reed - The Room
    Jessie Reyez - Before Love Came To Kill Us
    Kathleen Edwards - Total Freedom
    Princess Nokia - Everything Is Beautiful
    Mura Masa - R.Y.C.
    Hope Tala - Girl Eats Su
    Louis The Child - Here For Now
    KAYTRANADA - BUBBA
    Salt Cathedral - CARISMA
    The Avalanches - We Will Always Love You
    TOBi - STILL
    Radiant Children - There's Only Being Yourself

  • Cam Scott - Radio State
    Monday 10 PM - 11 PM

    Alan Braufman - The Fire Still Burns
    Josh Landes - Provincial Electronics
    Teodora Stepančič - chords from a box
    KA - Descendants of Cain
    Constant Elevation - Freedom Beach
    Gwenifer Raymond - Strange Lights Over Garth Mountain
    KMRU - Peel
    Mdou Moctar - Mixtape Vol. 7
    Pink Siifu - Negro
    Ted Byrnes - Tactility
    Unfolding - Boundary
    Exotic Sin - Customer’s Copy
    Sour Spirit - LIVE DUSS I / II
    Carla Bley, Andy Sheppard, and Steve Swallow - Life Goes On
    Internal Rot - Grieving Birth
    crys cole - Beside Myself
    Andrew Weathers - Recordings with Guitar
    Sarah Hennies - The Reinvention of Romance
    Maria Schneider Orchestra - Data Lords
    Ingrid Laubrock - Dreamt Twice, Twice Dreamt
    Theo Parrish - Wuddaji
    Jeff Parker - Suite for Max Brown
    Rob Crooks - Introducing the Ghost
    Dewa Alit & Gamelan Salukat - Genetic
    New Risen Throne - The Outside


  • James Korba - Loose Ropes Wrestling
    Sunday 11 PM - 12 AM

    1.) Deftones - Ohms [Reprise]
    2.) Zombi - 2020 [Relapse]
    3.) Conway The Machine and The Alchemist - Lulu [ALC/EMPIRE]
    4.) Kvelertak - Splid [Rise]
    5.) Midnight - Rebirth by Blasphemy [Metal Blade]
    6.) The Weeknd - After Hours [XO]
    7.) Westside Gunn - Pray for Paris [Griselda Records]
    8.) Uada - Djinn [Eisenwald Tonschmiede]
    9.) Charli XCX - How I'm Feeling Now [Atlantic Records UK]
    10.) Vagina Witchcraft - Vagina Witchcraft [Independent]
    11.) 2 Chainz - So Help Me God! [Def Jam]
    12.) Le Matos - Exode (Original Web Series Soundtrack) [Death Waltz]

  • John Guttormson - Bang & Whisper
    Thursday 1 PM - 2 PM

    Bang + Whisper 2020 Best Songs

    ALPHABETLAND - X
    Stab You In the Heart - Green Day
    Outta Mind (Outta Sight) - Wilco
    Televised Mind - Fontaines D.C.
    Off the Beach - Wire
    Thoughts and Prayers - Drive-By Truckers
    circle the drain - Soccer Mommy
    Hey Clockface/How Can You Face Me? - Elvis Costello
    Living In a Ghost Town - The Rolling Stones
    Fetch The Bolt Cutters - Fiona Apple
    Fantasy Baseball at the End of the World - John K. Samson
    I've Made Up My Mind to Give Myself to You - Bob Dylan
    Snow Is Falling In Manhattan - Chilly Gonzales
    Life is Strange - Doug Edmond
    Song for Fraser - Kamasi Washington

  • Neil Kraemer - Prick Up Your Ears
    Monday 4 PM - 5 PM

    Top 10 Albums

    in no particular order...

    Crack Cloud - Pain Olympics
    Ganser - Just Look At That Sky
    Reality Group - Music For Fools Vol. 1
    The Cool Greenhouse - The Cool Greenhouse
    P.E. - Person
    Pottery - Welcome To Bobby's Motel
    Bambara - Stray
    Protomartyr - Ultimate Success Today
    Shopping - All Or Nothing
    Teenanger - Good Time
    Owen Pallett - Island


  • Bryan Sveinson - The Pity Party
    Friday 1 PM - 3 PM

    1. Dogleg - Melee
    2. Ratboys - Printer's Devil
    3. Hum - Inlet
    4. Oolong - About Your Imaginary
    5. Pinegrove - Marigold
    6. Joan of Arc - Tim Melina Theo Bobby
    7. Hot Mulligan - You'll Be Fine
    8. Charmer - Ivy
    9. Snarls - Burst
    10.Dryjacket - Going Out of Business

  • Michael Elves - TGIFR
    Friday 6:30 - 8 PM

    TOP ALBUMS

    20. Mabe Fratti - Pies Sobre La Tierra [Tin Angel]
    19. Fleet Foxes - Shore [Anti-]
    18. Emily Barker - A Dark Murmuration of Words [Thirty Tigers]
    17. GoGo Penguin - GoGo Penguin [Blue Note]
    16. Nikolov-Ivanovic Undectet - Frame & Curiosity [MoonJune]
    15. Jeff Parker & The New Breed - Suite for Max Brown [International Anthem / Nonesuch]
    14. Zoon - Bleached Wavves [Paper Bag]
    13. Alabaster de Plume - To Cy & Lee: Instrumentals Vol. 1 [International Anthem / Total Refreshment Center]
    12. Malcolm Strachan - About Time [Haggis Records]
    11. Monophonics - It's Only Us [Colemine]
    10. Witch Prophet - DNA ACTIVATION [Self-Released]
    09. Klo Pelgag - Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs [Secret City]
    08. Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah - Axiom [Ropeadope]
    07. Raphael Weinroth-Browne - World Within [Self-Released]
    06. The Saxophones - Eternity Bay [Full Time Hobby]
    05. William Prince -Reliever [Six Shooter]
    04. Nubya Garcia - Source [Concord]
    03. Loving - If I Am Only My Dreams [Last Gang]
    02. Asher Gamedze - Dialectic Soul [On The Corner]
    01. Sault - Untitled (Black Is) [Forever Living]

    TOP SONGS

    20. Field Guide - "You Were"
    19. The Immaculate Beings - "Come In (Space Control)"
    18. The Tibbs - "Damaged Heart"
    17. Sebastian Gaskin - "Snakehold"
    16. Katy J. Pearson - "Tonight"
    15. Danielle Ponder & Karate Boogaloo - "Look Around"
    14. Sarah Harmer - "Squeaking Voices"
    13. Caroline Rose - "Feel The Way I Want"
    12. John Moreland - "Terrestrial"
    11. Circa Waves - "Sad Happy"
    10. Tennis - "Need Your Love"
    09. The Black Creatures - "Wretched (It Goes)"
    08. Honey Harper - "In Light Of Us"
    07. KerenDun - "Kitchen Table"
    06. Ivan & Alyosha - "You That Carries Me"
    05. Emanuel - "Need You (Remix)"
    04. Veronica Fusaro - "Rollercoaster"
    03. Dent May - "I Could Use A Miracle"
    02. Cayley Thomas - "Two Minds"
    01. The Weeknd - "Blinding Lights"

  • Cretin Rob - Cretin Radio
    Friday 9 AM-ish - 11 AM

    Top 20 for 2020

    Mr. Bungle – the Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny Demos
    Osees – Protean Threat
    Jeff Rosenstock – No Dream
    Chubby and the Gang – Speed Kills
    Slander Tongue – Slander Tongue
    Metz – Atlas Vending
    Oranssi Pazuzu – Mestarin Kynsi
    Chats – High Risk Behaviour
    Napalm Death – Throes in the Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism
    Fashion Bathers – III
    Exbats – Kicks Hits and Fits
    Nude Party – Midnight Manor
    Boris - No
    Bob Mould – Blue Hearts
    Mise en Scene – Winnipeg, California
    Black Thunder – La Fine Creata
    Cavemen – Euthanize Me EP
    Bloodshot Bill – Get Loose or Get Lost
    Idles – Ultra Mono
    MFC Chicken – Fast Food and Broken Hearts