Your Squawkin’ Good Showdown 2017 Champion: Bon Iver!

Congratulations to Bon Iver, the winner of Squawkin’ Good Showdown 2017! With a total of 19 people voting in the final round, Bon Iver narrowly defeated Radiohead with 52.6% of the vote in the closest tournament final ever on this show. Bon Iver received an the second hour of last week’s show dedicated to their music, which featured tracks from frontman Justin Vernon’s other projects including DeYarmond Edison, The Shouting Matches and Gayngs. It also included his features on songs by James Blake, Anais Mitchell, Kanye West and more. You can listen to last week’s show at WRUV.org

Bon Iver is an artist who has always pushed the boundaries of what a typical acoustic singer/songwriter is capable of, and is clearly one of the most influential artists in indie music this decade. Their latest album 22, A Million explored new territory and was one of the most popular albums in 2016 here at WRUV. Below, enjoy a mix of Bon Iver’s best songs on Spotify:

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Squawkin’ Good Showdown 2017 – The Final!

We are down to the final two artists left standing in Squawkin’ Good Showdown 2017! The votes are in and you chose Radiohead and Bon Iver to face off in the final round. Below, vote for which artist you want to be this year’s champion. (Click here to vote if link doesn’t show up below. You have until 9 pm on Wednesday, April 19 to vote – call in votes during the first hour of Wednesday’s show are also accepted. Please vote only once per round.

Squawkin’ Good Showdown 2017

We are down to the Feathered Four! Each of the four divisions: Fire, Earth, Air & Water now have their champion, and we move on to the semifinal to choose which two artists will battle it out in the final to become Squawkin’ Good Showdown 2017 champions.

Here are the matches this round:

 Lava Match:

🔥 Radiohead vs. 🌎 Wilco

 Air Division:

Bon Iver vs. 💧 The xx

Vote below for which artists you want to move on to the final (and battle it out on next week’s final). Click here to vote (if you can’t see the form below). You can find the bracket here (complete with voting results for each round) and see the full list of artists competing at the official Squawkin’ Good Showdown page.

Squawkin’ Good Radio 3/29/17 Playlist

Since WRUV’s streaming and archiving have been down for the past week, you most likely missed last Wednesday’s show unless you were listening on the radio in Burlington. Sadly that show has not been archived. Instead, here’s a Spotify playlist of everything played on Wednesday’s show. Streaming has been fixed now so you will be able to listen to next week’s show.

Squawkin’ Good Showdown – Round 3!

We are down to 8 artists left in the tournament! Round 3 of Squawkin’ Good Showdown starts now and the matches this round are:

🔥 Fire Division:

(1) Radiohead vs. (3) STRFKR

🌎 Earth Division:

(1) Wilco vs. (3) Whitney

Air Division:

(1) Bon Iver vs. (3) Iron & Wine

💧 Water Division:

(1) The Avalanches vs. (3) The xx

Vote below for which artists you want to move on to Round 2 in each match (and be played on next Wednesday’s show. Click here to vote (if you can’t see the form below). You can find the bracket here (complete with voting results for each round) and see the full list of artists competing at the official Squawkin’ Good Showdown page.

Squawkin’ Good Showdown – Round 2!

The votes are in and the Squawky Sixteen have been chosen! Round 2 of Squawkin’ Good Showdown starts now and the matches this round are:

Fire Division:

Match #1: (1) Radiohead vs. (4) Glass Animals

Match #2:  (7) And the Kids vs. (3) STRFKR

Earth Division:

Match #1: (1) Wilco vs. (5) The Shins

Match #2: (2) Dr. Dog vs. (3) Whitney

Air Division:

Match #1: (1) Bon Iver vs. (4) Local Natives

Match #2:  (2) Angel Olsen vs. (3) Iron & Wine

Water Division:

Match #1: (1) The Avalanches vs. (4) Tycho

Match #2: (7) Sylvan Esso vs. (3) The xx

Vote below for which artists you want to move on to Round 2 in each match (and be played on next Wednesday’s show. Click here to vote (if you can’t see the form below). You can find the bracket here (complete with voting results for each round) and see the full list of artists competing at the official Squawkin’ Good Showdown page.

Squawkin’ Good Showdown – Round 1 Begins

Your votes are in and the Top 32 artists competing in Squawkin’ Good Showdown have been selected! Round 1 is open for voting. The 32 artists are split into four divisions: Fire (indie rock/alternative), Earth (folk-rock and guitar bands), Air (folk-pop that leans a little more electronic) and Water (electronic-based artists). Vote below for which artists you want to move on to Round 2 in each match (and be played on next Wednesday’s show. Click here to vote (if you can’t see the form below). You can find the bracket here, and see the full list of artists competing at the official Squawkin’ Good Showdown page.

Squawkin’ Good Radio 6/8/16

Here’s the latest edition of Squawkin’ Good Radio! This week’s show features new adds from Pure Youth, Pity Sex, Programm, Yumi Zouma, Maria Usbeck and Foxtails Brigade, plus selections from some of my other favorite recent releases. Take a listen below:

Squawkin’ Good Radio 6/1/16

Last night’s show is now up on Mixcloud! This show featured great new songs from FAWNN, Speedy Ortiz, Operators and a Bob Dylan remix by Animal Collective! If you missed this week’s show, you can listen here:

Click here for this show’s playlist on Radioactivity.