Balcony Radio is wrapping up another programming season in the best way possible: by playing music—a lot of music. Join us for episode ??? of X-Chromosome, our show dedicated to the women of rock/pop/soul/country and all genres between. This week, as in every time out, we focus on songs by women too cool for you, us, and anyone else in the room.
Plug in your T.V. and fix the tracking, a guy named Bob is on the screen tonight. Tune in for episode 16 of Time for Bob, our tribute to the words and music of a man named Mr. Dylan. This time out, we feature performances from a half-century of showing up on the tube. Straighten out the bunny ears, put down the remote and don’t burn the mashed potatoes, it’s time for the show.
The one thing we’ve learned during quarantine . . . you can tune in, turn on, and drop out anywhere. Hippie drug music sounds good in every room in the house! Enjoy tab #16 of This Pill Makes You Small, our tribute to the Summer of Love. In this episode, your hosts socially distance themselves by hovering six feet off the ground. Fill whatever you got with whatever you got, it’s time to bail on this dimension.
Time to get in the ol’ way back machine with your pals at Balcony Radio. This time out, we set our sights on 1991 . . .the year of Nirvana, Using Your Illusion, and heading out in the great wide open. Join us for Lesson 148 of the 101 Series, as we sample tunes turning 30(!) this year. Thirty! Man . . .
Once upon a time a radio format was created to counter the screaming, puking, gutteral sounds of AM radio, heavy formatting and repetitive 2 minute songs. It was Free Form radio and it put personality into each program by giving the power to the DJ. For epsiode 16 of our tribute to said format the power is put into each of your host’s hands. We each pick half the show and mix it together in a tasty bouillabaisse. It could get weird so be ready for some crazy twists and turns. We’re very inspired.
Anyone who thought jazz and swing were dead are badly mistaken. Here at Balcony Radio, we undertook a little mission and went out and found some killer contemporary music you can hold a drink and a smoke to. It’s episode 16 of Swingtime and we are dialed into the Now, baby. We got the tunes to soundtrack a happening night at our place . . . music you’ll want to get within six feet of.
Hop about the midnight train, our fellow funkateers . . . it’s time for a ride to a little place called Soulville. It’s ep 16 of our testament to rhythm and blues and we’re gliding high into the 70s. We got all the sequins on and the hair just right to hit the floor with the best grooves from ’70-’79. Report to the dancefloor . . . now.
It’s time to hotbox wherever you are quarantining with some dank reggae beats. You know it. We know it. Roll one with your pals at Balcony Radio and let two dozen of the best songs you’ve never heard waft over your eardrums. It’s episode 16 of Songs From the Yard, and we can’t think of a better place to ride out the pandemic than in Jamaica with this soundtrack. (Even if it’s only in your socially distant mind.)
Hut hut hike . . . it’s time to go deep with Balcony Radio for some music dedicated to punting, passing and catching the ol’ pigskin. Let us soundtrack your post-game come down (and helping of leftovers) with the best songs about football you can throw a flag at. Don’t jump offsides and watch the holding, this one is gonna split the uprights.
Hey there, buddy . . . why don’t you join your pals here at BalconyRadio as we pay respects to one of the greatest songwriters America has ever produced: Mr. John Prine. In Lesson 147 of the 101 Series, we take a stroll through the man’s impressive discography and find out that he never put out a bad record. That’s hard to do. Roll one up, have some peaches, try to find Jesus and get ready for some of the best music you’ll hear all week long.