Friday, April 27, 2012

Fine Tuning & Fine Movie preview: 4/29 & 4/30

This Sunday at 4pm on Fine Tuning I'll be featuring the new albums by Bonnie Raitt ("Slipstream") and Norah Jones ("Little Broken Hearts"), plus new tunes by Fiona Apple, Spiritualized, & Chris Smither.

And this Monday at 7pm I'll be presenting the final selection in Martin Bandyke's Moving Pictures, my film series at the Michigan Theater. Please join me for a rare screening of the documentary "Jazz On A Summer's Day," which captures performances at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival. The lineup is sensational: Thelonious Monk, Dinah Washington, Louis Armstrong, Anita O'Day, Mahalia Jackson, Chuck Berry and many others. More info at

Friday, April 20, 2012

Fine Tuning and Fine Movie preview: 4/22 & 4/23

This Sunday at 4pm on Fine Tuning I'll pay tribute to the drummer and vocalist of The Band, Levon Helm, who died on Thursday at the age of 71. I'll also feature new releases by Spiritualized (Sweet Heart, Sweet Light) and Amadou & Mariam (Folila).

And please join me this Monday for the next-to-last presentation in Martin Bandyke's Moving Pictures film series at the Michigan Theater. At 7pm we'll be screening "Monterey Pop," D.A. Pennebaker's documentary about the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival, with sensational performances by Otis Redding, The Who, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and many others.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Fine Tuning preview: 4/15/12

This Sunday at 4pm on Fine Tuning I'll be featuring new music by Spiritualized & World Party, plus selections from George Harrison's "Early Takes Vol. 1."  I'll also interview Titanic scholar Tim Maltin on Sunday, which is the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic.

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Don't miss "Louder Than Love"

Here's the story in today's Detroit Free Press about the Grande Ballroom documentary "Louder Than Love," which will screen next Monday, April 9 at the Michigan Theater as part of Martin Bandyke's Moving Pictures film series. Both screenings at the DIA are sold out, so the Michigan Theater screening is your only remaining chance to catch this must-see documentary:

Fine Tuning preview: Easter Sunday

This Easter Sunday at 4pm on Fine Tuning I’ll be featuring the beautiful new Patti Smith single “April Fool” — it’s taken from her forthcoming studio album “Banga,” due out in June. I’ll also have music from Dr. John’s latest album “Locked Down,” produced by Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys, plus selections from “Between the Times and the Tides,” the new solo album by Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo. And I’ll make sure and play XTC’s “Easter Theatre” to get things started on Sunday!