Friday, August 10, 2018

Fine Tuning preview: 8/12/18

This Sunday in the album spotlight on Fine Tuning I'll be featuring "Performance," the spectacular, high-energy new release from White Denim, the indie-rock band out of Austin, Texas. Also in the mix will be new music by Elvis Costello & Alejandro Escovedo, plus timeless classics from Miles Davis and Jimi Hendrix. Fine Tuning: 4 - 6 p.m. Sundays on ann arbor's 107one.

Friday, August 03, 2018

Fine Tuning preview: 8/5/18

I'll be focusing on three major artists this Sunday on Fine Tuning. In the album spotlight will be "13 Rivers," the new release by English singer-songwriter Richard Thompson. I'll also be playing many songs featuring David Byrne, ex-leader of Talking Heads. David has a date in Detroit at the Fox Theatre next Friday, Aug. 10. And last but certainly not least, I'll also play a bunch of tunes by the masterful song interpreter Bettye LaVette, who headlines Bank of Ann Arbor's Sonic Lunch concert series next Thursday, Aug. 9. Fine Tuning: 4 - 6 p.m. Sundays on ann arbor's 107one. 

Friday, July 20, 2018

Fine Tuning preview: 7/22/18

This Sunday in the album spotlight on Fine Tuning will be "Lamp Lit Prose," the new release from Dirty Projectors, the Brooklyn-based indie-rock band led by David Longstreth. Also in the mix will be a birthday tribute to Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger (Mick turns 75 on July 26), plus a set of Radiohead tunes in honor of their concert this Sunday in Detroit at Little Caesars Arena. Fine Tuning: 4 - 6 p.m. Sundays on ann arbor's 107one

Friday, July 13, 2018

Fine Tuning preview: 7/15/18

On a extra-busy Fine Tuning this Sunday I'll be featuring the exquisite new album from Ray Davies, leader of the Kinks --- "Our Country: Americana Act II." Ray says, “'Our Country' follows my journey across America; through endless tours not just to reclaim the Kinks’ career, but to rediscover the country that offered me my earliest inspirations.” Also the mix on Fine Tuning will be an interview I taped recently with Britt Daniel, leader of Spoon. That plus a Ron Asheton birthday tribute (the late, great guitarist of the Stooges would've been turning 70 next week) and a previously unreleased song by Tom Petty. Fine Tuning: 4 - 6 p.m. Sundays on ann arbor's 107one.

Friday, July 06, 2018

Fine Tuning preview: 7/8/18

After a week's vacation I'm back in action this Sunday on Fine Tuning! In the album spotlight will be "In A Poem Unlimited" by U.S. Girls, the recording alias of Canadian-American singer-songwriter Meghan Remy. Pitchfork calls the album "a righteous collection of razor-sharp songs, full of spit and fury, a high-water mark for political pop music."
Also in the mix will be new songs by Sunflower Bean (playing at Sonic Lunch next Thursday), Sue Foley, Dawes and The Record Company. Fine Tuning: 4 - 6 p.m. Sundays on ann arbor's 107one.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Fine Tuning preview: 6/24/18

This Sunday in the album spotlight on Fine Tuning I'll be featuring "What a Wonderful Industry," the surprise new studio release from singer-songwriter and guitarist M. Ward. Also in the mix on Sunday will be a 74th birthday tribute to guitar wizard Jeff Beck, plus new music by Paul McCartney, Dawes and ex-Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr. Fine Tuning: 4 - 6 p.m. Sundays on ann arbor's 107one.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Fine Tuning preview: 6/17/18

Lots of musical ground to cover this Sunday on Fine Tuning! In the album spotlight will be "All Of This Life," the rockin' new release from the L.A. power trio known as The Record Company. Also in the mix will be lots of tunes featuring Ry Cooder, the veteran guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and producer. Ry is in Ann Arbor for a rare concert appearance next Friday, June 22nd at the Michigan Theater. That plus a tribute to drummer D.J. Fontana, who died on Wednesday at the age of 87. D.J. is heard on hundreds of Elvis Presley's recordings, including early hits such as "Jailhouse Rock," "Hound Dog" and "Don't Be Cruel." Fine Tuning: 4 - 6 p.m. Sundays on ann arbor's 107one.