Squawkin’ Good Showdown: Round 3 Begins!

sqm16Voting has now opened for Round 3 of Squawkin’ Good Showdown! We are down to the Avian Eight and only four of these artists will come back to battle on next Wednesday’s show. The matches this week are:

Match #1: (1) Dr. Dog vs. (3) Toro Y Moi

Match #2: (1) Alabama Shakes vs. (2) Beach House

Match #3: (1) Animal Collective vs. (3) Kurt Vile

Match #4: (1) Death Cab For Cutie vs. (2) Tame Impala

The winner in each match will get TWO of their songs played on next Wednesday’s show. The loser will get NONE. Decide you you want to make the Feathered Four below! (You can vote here if the form below doesn’t show up)

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Squawkin’ Good Showdown Round 2 Results!

The votes are in! Round 2 of Squawkin’ Good Showdown has ended and with 13 people voting, you have selected your Avian Eight! Some of these matches were decided by one vote. Here’s how it went down:

Match #1: Dr. Dog 53.8% / Foals 46.2%

Match #2: Unknown Mortal Orchestra 46.2% / Toro Y Moi 53.8%

Match #3: Alabama Shakes 76.9% / 23.1%

Match #4: Beach House 53.8% / Beirut 46.2%

Match #5: Animal Collective 69.2% / Half Moon Run 30.8%

Match #6: Hot Chip 0% / Kurt Vile 100%

Match #7: Death Cab For Cutie 53.8% / Purity Ring 46.2%

Match #8: Tame Impala 76.9% / Neon Indian 23.1%

Now it’s time to vote for which artists you want to move on to Round 4. The four artists who win in each match will get two of their songs played on next Wednesday’s show, the losers will get none. Vote now to decide who moves on! (Vote here if form doesn’t show up below)

Squawkin’ Good Showdown: Round 1 Results!

The votes are in! Round 1 of Squawkin’ Good Showdown has ended. Round 2 has begun and you can get the info for it and how to vote here. A lot of people voted; some of the matches were close, others not so much. Here’s how it all went down in Round 1:

Dr. Dog 81.8% / Waterstrider 18.2 %

Foals 90.9% / Meg Myers 9.1%

Courtney Barnett 45.5% / Unknown Mortal Orchestra 54.5%

Toro Y Moi 72.7% / Youth Lagoon 27.3%

Alabama Shakes 81.8% / Wild Nothing 18.2 %

The Tallest Man on Earth 45.5% / Speedy Ortiz 54.5%

Beach House 63.6% / Glass Animals 36.4%

Beirut 63.6% / Silversun Pickups 36.4%

Animal Collective 90.9% / Sunflower Bean 9.1%

Frank Turner 45.5% / Half Moon Run 54.5%

Hot Chip 72.7% / City and Colour 27.3%

Kurt Vile 72.7% / Deerhunter 27.3%

Death Cab For Cutie 90.9% / Darlingside 9.1%

Purity Ring 63.6% / The Front Bottoms 36.4%

Tame Impala 100% / Mansionair 0%

Modest Mouse 45.5% / Neon Indian 54.5%

 

 

 

 

Squawkin’ Good Showdown – Round 2 Begins!

Round 2 of Squawkin’ Good Showdown, the musical March Madness tournament on WRUV, has begun! The 16 artists who won their respective matches in Round 1 will battle it out for a spot in the Avian Eight and will be played on next week’s show.

Below, you can vote for which artists you want to make it to the next round. The winners in each match will be played on the March 30th edition of Squawkin’ Good Radio, the losers will not. You have until March 30 at 5 pm to vote. If the survey below doesn’t show up, you can also vote here.

Weekend Mixtape #3: 3/20/16

Still finding new tunes you should check out! This week’s set features the return of Australian band The Belligerents with their new single, a track from Smith Westerns frontman Cullen Omori’s debut solo album that came out on Friday, plus some exciting new songs from Mons Vi, Flora Cash, HAWK, Ashley Shadow, Ten Fé, and ISLE. Listen to all songs below, I’ll play some of these on this Wednesday’s edition of Squawkin’ Good Radio.

Squawkin’ Good Showdown: Round 1 Begins

Squawkin’ Good Showdown has begun! Here are the matchups this round:

(1) Dr. Dog vs. (8) Waterstrider

(4) Foals vs. (5) Meg Myers

(2) Courtney Barnett vs. (7) Unknown Mortal Orchestra

(3) Toro Y Moi vs. (6) Youth Lagoon

(1) Alabama Shakes vs. (8) Wild Nothing

(4) The Tallest Man on Earth vs. (5) Speedy Ortiz

(2) Beach House vs. (7) Glass Animals

(3) Beirut vs. (6) Silversun Pickups

(1) Animal Collective vs. (8) Sunflower Bean

(4) Frank Turner vs. (5) Half Moon Run

(2) Hot Chip vs. (7) City and Colour

(3) Kurt Vile vs. (6) Deerhunter

(1) Death Cab For Cutie vs. (8) Darlingside

(4) Purity Ring vs. (5) The Front Bottoms

(2) Tame Impala vs. (7) Mansionair

(3) Modest Mouse vs. (6) Neon Indian

Below, you can vote for which artists you want to make it to the next round. The winners in each match will be played on the March 23rd edition of Squawkin’ Good Radio, the losers will not. You have until March 23 at 5 pm to vote. If the survey below doesn’t show up, you can also vote here. Also, you can stream this week’s show to hear songs by all 32 artists at http://wruv.org/schedule/wednesday

Squawkin’ Good Showdown: Voting has ended!

The votes are in! Thank you everyone who has voted in selecting the Top 32 artists competing in Squawkin’ Good Showdown. You’ve picked an excellent group of artists to compete this year who will be played on this week’s edition of Squawkin’ Good Radio on WRUV. Including one band who received 3 write-in votes! 14 people voted (including myself), and many different artists received votes, but 32 clearly stood out.

Congratulations to Dr. Dog, Animal Collective, Death Cab For Cutie and Alabama Shakes, who received the most votes and are the #1 seeds in the tournament. The rest of the Top 32 will be announced on tomorrow night’s show.

Tune in on Wednesday from 8-10 pm on 90.1 WRUV FM in Burlington, VT (or listen online at http://wruv.org/) The Top 32 will be competing for a place in the Squawky Sixteen. The eventual winner of Squawkin’ Good Showdown will be guaranteed airplay on my show the next 12 weeks after their victory plus they will get a special feature on this page. Get all the details at the official Squawkin’ Good Showdown page.

Weekend Mixtape #2 (3/13/16)

Apologies for this week’s Weekend Mixtape being so late. I was away for the weekend and just got back tonight. For this week’s batch of songs there’s an awesome new single from Big Deal, a track from The Gaslight Anthem frontman Brian Fallon’s new album Painkillers that just came out this Friday, plus great new songs from up and coming bands Constant Supply, Exam Season, Cavalier, Alxndr London, Service Bells and Baby in Vain. Seems many of this week’s songs have a mid-00’s indie rock vibe (think Death Cab For Cutie, The Notwist and Wolf Parade blended together). Listen to the playlist below.

Also, don’t forget to vote for which artists you want to compete in Squawkin’ Good Showdown, which starts this Wednesday! The 32 artists who get the most votes will be played on this week’s show and will compete to advance to the next round. Vote here!

 

Squawkin’ Good Showdown – There’s still time to vote!

On next Wednesday’s edition of Squawkin’ Good Radio, we’re kicking off Squawkin’ Good Showdown, a musical March Madness tournament where 32 of Squawkin’ Good Tunes/WRUV listeners’ favorite artists will go head to head. The twist this year is you, not me, get to decide which artists compete this year! Vote in the survey below for which artists you would like to compete. The 32 artists who get the most votes will be selected and the first round will kick off on Squawkin’ Good Radio on Wednesday, where I will play a song from each artist you voted into the Top 32! Those artists will compete for a spot in the Squawky Sixteen, who will be played on the following week’s show.

If you are unable to view the survey below, you can vote here as well.

Weekend Mixtape #1 (3/6/16)

Starting this week, I’m trying a new variation on my Weekend SoundCloud picks. Squawkin Good Tunes’ Weekend Mixtape will be a weekly playlist of my favorite new songs I discovered on SoundCloud plus some other great new tracks I heard this week.

Former Burlington band Argonaut & Wasp are back with one of their best singles yet. Marian Hill of “One Time” fame have released a brand new single, plus there’s a bold new track from rising artist Mitzki, hard rockin’ singles from Nothing and Bleached, latest cuts from Yeasayer‘s Amen & Goodbye, Com Truise’s Silicon Tare EP, and The Boxer Rebellion‘s Ocean by Ocean, promising tracks from London acoustic-rockers Narrow Plains and New Zealand band The Leers.

Listen to all tracks below:

Let me know which tracks you liked best and I’ll play them on this Wednesday’s edition of Squawkin’ Good Radio!

Also, don’t forget to choose which artists you would like to compete in Squawkin’ Good Showdown which starts Wednesday, March 16. Vote here!