Left of the Dial

Fridays at 9 p.m. and Saturdays at noon

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Left of the Dial takes its name from the Replacements song of the same name, and is a reference to the position of the radio dial on which non-commercial radio stations are typically located. In the era of college radio these stations were reliable sources of independent, unsigned, and otherwise “underground” artists.

Left of the Dial is a radio program molded in that tradition, with a strong focus on new music but with a flexibility to allow a variety of genres, themes, and eras to be explored.

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I am all about that '90s nostalgia and this week on the show we get into it in a real big way from a couple of albums, one of which is a collection of demos and rarities from the Boston band Helium titled Ends With And. Lead singer Mary Timony oversaw the collection herself, scavenging basements to unearth some of these tracks. 

Jason Brown

This week on the show we're playing the latest from Roger Waters. He's a founding member of Pink Floyd and that band's foremost creative force from the period when Syd Barret left in 1968 until Waters himself left in 1985. His latest solo album is titled Is This The Life We Really Want?

Left Of The Dial airs Friday nights from 9-11 and Saturdays from noon-2 on KRCU. 

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Jason Brown / KRCU

This week on the show I'm playing the hypnotic new album from producer Nym, titled Lilac Chaser. That name is a reference to an optical illusion created by vision expert and balloonist Jeremy Hinton. That, and other illusions can be viewed here