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The 9:13 Buzz with Patrick Bowman

July 29th, 2015 by Cindy H

Every Wednesday at 9:13 am, one of Pittsburgh’s finest music writers joins me (Cindy Howes) on the Morning Mix to play a couple favorite new songs and share some insight. Today we welcome Pop City’s Patrick Bowman

In case you missed, it here’s what Patrick played:

Pure Bathing Culture, “Pray For Rain” - Pure bathing culture is a Portland-based duo who are readying the release of their sophomore album, which is due out in October. They’ve just dropped that record’s first single “Pray for Rain” which hits a nice balance between the woozy psychedlica of bands like Tame Impala and Unknown Mortal Orchestra and the dancey, grooving nu-disco of a band like Rhye or Hercules and the Love Affair. This song can get the dancefloor going, or just soundtrack a good summer evening on the porch. This is actually the first song I’ve heard from them, and I can’t wait to hear the rest of the album.

Maximum Balloon, “Let It Grow” Featuring Karen O and Tunde Adebimpe - Maximum Balloon is famed NYC producer Dave Sitek’s solo project he’s tinkered with on occasion, releasing his first album way back in 2010. Sitek is best known for his work with TV on the Radio, and now for the first single from his new upcoming album “Let It Grow” features not only TV On the Radio lead singer Tunde Adebimpe, but also Yeah Yeah Yeahs lead singer Karen O, so it’s basically a class reunion for the biggest indie bands in the world circa 2004. I’m already nostalgiac! The song, as it to become expected from Sitek, is full of little nooks and crannies and suprises from the production, deceptively simple considering it’s built off the back of a fairly easy guitar chord progression, but the fact it lets Karen O and Adebimpe do their thing, Kenny Rogers/Dolly Parton style, is what makes this such a jam.

Pairings with Chef Bill Fuller

July 24th, 2015 by Cindy H

Friday mornings on WYEP, Chef Bill Fuller (Corporate Chef for big Burrito) joins Cindy Howes at 7:30am for Pairings! Bill & Cindy challenge each other to pair up your favorite music with matching menus. Let’s see what they came up with this week.

Cindy’s Music Pick for Bill:

Brandi Carlisle will be performing Monday night in Pittsburgh at Stage AE, so Cindy goes with a classic Bryan Adams song she covered on a previous EP called “Heaven”.

Bill’s Menu for “Heaven” by Brandi Carlisle:

Bill throws together a smaller menu for a long, romantic, summer day off that includes champagne (of course), camembert, salami, a baguette, and “a whole bunch of pitas”.

Champagne

Camembert

Salami

Baguette

A Whole Bunch of Pitas

Bill’s Menu for Cindy:

Bill explains that there are certain foods that often show up in “summer”-y meals – tomatoes, zucchinis, corn, peppers, etc. – he takes a few of those and turns them into his own delicious summer creation.

Bacon-Avocado-Tomato Sandwich

Zucchini-Corn-Pepper Pasta Salad

White Wine Spritzers

Cindy’s Music Pick for Bill’s “Summer” Menu:

Cindy picks a mellower version of “Down Under” from Man at Work by Colin Hay to go with Bill’s sunny menu.

Pairings July 24 2015 by Cindy Howes on Mixcloud

The 9:13 Buzz with Justin Jacobs

July 22nd, 2015 by Cindy H

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Every Wednesday at 9:13 am, one of our most trusted music aficionados joins me (Cindy Howes) on the Morning Mix to play a couple favorite new songs and share some insight. Today we welcome Justin Jacobs!

In case you missed it here’s what he played with commentary by Justin!

Foals, “What Went Down” - This song is going to make you want to drive faster, yell louder and maybe even punch your neighbor. Foals is an English band who started out making jittery indie-pop, and on their fourth album they blast out of the gate with stadium-sized rock’n'roll songs set to burn the world down. This is the first single from their album of the same name.

Lucero, “Went Looking for Warren Zevon’s Los Angeles” - I’ve a soft spot for Lucero, a Memphis band whose been making dusty country-rock that sounds even better with a shot of bourbon. This is the first single from their latest album, “All A Man Should Do.” It’s mournful and lost, but catchy enough that you’ll be bumming around humming it all day.

Pairings with Chef Bill Fuller

July 17th, 2015 by Cindy H

Friday mornings on WYEP, Chef Bill Fuller (Corporate Chef for big Burrito) joins Cindy Howes at 7:30am for Pairings! Bill & Cindy challenge each other to pair up your favorite music with matching menus. Let’s see what they came up with this week.

 

Cindy’s Music Pick for Bill:

Cindy really wanted to play Bill what she considered both relevant to the segment and a great country song, “Biscuits” by Kacey Musgraves.

 

Bill’s Menu for “Biscuits” by Kacey Musgraves:

Due to the song’s title, Chef Bill just couldn’t get his mind away from breakfast.  He threw together a hearty breakfast meal that compliments the country notes of Cindy’s music selection.

Homemade Biscuits

Fried Ham

Red Eye Gravy

Fried Eggs

Texas Pete Hot Sauce

Coffee

Bill’s Menu for Cindy:

To celebrate his daughter’s 14th birthday, Bill puts together a menu of his daughter’s favorite foods:

Bagel w/ Olive Oil

Pierogies in Brown Butter

Cavatelli w/ Pesto

Mangoes

 

 

 

Cindy’s Pick for Bill’s Birthday Menu:

Cindy goes with something bright and big to match the qualities of the above foods – “No Light, No Light” by Florence + the Machine.

 

 

 

 

Pairings July 17 2015 by Cindy Howes on Mixcloud