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Different Radio will once again be live at the Grassroots Festival this Friday morning beginning at 9:00 during Open Tunings with Scott Regan. Scott will interview artists in this year's festival, and will include some live performances from the festival site. 

This year's GrassRoots Festival begins Thursday, July 19th and runs through the weekend, with many favorites and special guests, including host Donna the Buffalo, Patty Griffin, Toots & the Maytals, The Wood Brothers, Valerie June, Jim Lauderdale, Keith Frank & Soileau Zydeco, The Campbell Brothers, Driftwood, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Sim Redmond Band, and Big Mean Sound Machine will perform, just to name a few. Here is the complete lineup.

Join us Friday morning beginning at 9:00 for Open Tunings, live from GrassRoots 2018 on Different Radio.

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Tune in Tonight, Thursday June 7 at 8PM for A Live First Listen Concert with Neko Case.

The ever-evolving artistic journey of Neko Case takes new turns and hits new heights with Hell-On, an album borne of life's curveballs and collaborations, triumphs and surprising influences.

It is with great sadness that we are reporting the passing of  Robert "Heavy Metal Bob" Stiewe on May 16th, 2018. Bob was the host of the Academy of Shred, which he hosted since 2003 on WRUR. He owned and operated Heavy Metal Records in Webster until this past April. He is survived by his loving wife Jan and his two step daughters Cori and Kelli, as well as many many friends he considered family. A special celebration of life will be held at the convenience of the family. Donations to the Benincasa House would be greatly appreciated.

Different Radio is attending NonComm 2018 hearing new music to bring back to you. You can watch and listen by going to the vuhaus link above. Here is the lineup:

NonCOMM 2018 Live Streaming Schedule (All times EDT and subject to change) TUESDAY MAY 15 7:00p-7:25p – Craig Stickland 7:30p-7:55p – Sunny War 8:00p-8:25p – Parquet Courts 8:30-8:55p – Mitski 9:00-9:25p – Nilüfer Yanya (Slingshot Artist) 9:30p-10:00p – Phoebe Bridgers (Slingshot Artist) 10:05p-10:30p – Lucy Dacus 10:35p-11:05p – Rayland Baxter 11:10p-11:40p – Gang Of Youths

Want to see band from the area that entered NPRMusic's Tiny Desk contest? In no particular order, The Mighty High & Dry, Passive Agressives Anonymous, Multibird, Susana Rose, Old Deer Ensemble, Left-handed 2nd Baseman, The Transindental KARMAcist+1, and more...

Check them out at http://tinydeskcontest.npr.org/browse-2018/?location=rochester,%20ny

NPR Music is once again asking unknown bands and musicians across the country to film themselves performing one song at a desk of their choice. The 2018 Tiny Desk Contest will be sponsored for the fourth year by Lagunitas Brewing Company, and the winner will play NPR's famous Tiny Desk in Washington, D.C., before embarking on a U.S.

by Suzanne Foschino

  Whether she's belting out a raucous blues-rocker, firing up a blistering soul-shouter, bringing the spirit to a gospel-fueled R&B rave-up or digging deep down into a subtle, country-tinged ballad, Shemekia Copeland sounds like no one else. With a voice that is alternately sultry, assertive and roaring, Shemekia's wide-open vision of contemporary blues, roots and soul music showcases the evolution of a passionate artist with a modern musical and lyrical approach.

Since 1991, Sundays at 6PM have been greeted with the presentation of jazz standards by Ruth Elaine, a volunteer host on WRUR. Through the years, Sunday Session has developed a following, with dedicated listeners tuning in for the program. After 26 years, Ruth Elaine has decided to retire her program. She wishes her listeners well. A very private person, Ruth Elaine had a strong presence on the the radio. 

Two Trains Runnin'

Jan 31, 2018

Two Trains Runnin', a documentary about the search for two forgotten blues singers, set in Mississippi during the height of the civil rights movement, will be shown at The Little Theatre, February 13th at 7pm and February 17th at 3pm as part of the "One Take" Documentary series. Director Sam Pollard will Skype with the audience after the screening on February 13th. 

The Little Concert Series presents: DURHAM COUNTY POETS Fri Jan 26th 2018, Little Theatre 1.
Doors at 7pm, show at 8. Tickets available online now $15 advance/ $20 door.
 

  The Durham County Poets are a lively and soulful group, who write and perform an eclectic blend of blues, folk and rock, with tinges of country, gospel and swing tossed in for good measure.

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