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College Countdown Playlists

College Countdown playlist for 01/16/2016

Grimes hangs on to the #1 spot for the third straight week, plus we have debuts from Surf Rock Is Dead, Young Galaxy, David Bowie, Prince, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Sheer Agony, and Oh Wonder!

Support your favorite artists by taking in a show! The following is a list of upcoming concerts in the area featuring artists from today's show.
January 21 - Lettuce - Portland, ME @ State Theatre
January 22 - Lettuce - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
January 28 - Neon Indian - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
January 30 - Oh Wonder - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
February 14 - Martin Courtney - Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
February 17 - Jennylee - Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
March 1 - Ty Segall - Boston, MA @ Royale
March 11 - Beach House - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
March 14 - Oneohtrix Point Never - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
April 4 - St. Germain - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
May 12 - King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace
May 13 - King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair

College Countdown playlist for 01/09/2016

Grimes keeps the #1 spot heading into 2016, and we have debuts from: Shye Ben Tzur, Jonny Greenwood & The Rajasthan Express; Jennylee; Chet Faker and Marcus Marr; Floating Points; Shocking Pinks; Animal Collective; and W-X

Support your favorite artists by seeing them in concert! The following is a list of upcoming shows in the area featuring artists from today's program:
January 21 - Lettuce - Portland, ME @ State Theatre
January 22 - Lettuce - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
January 28 - Neon Indian - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
February 14 - Martin Courtney - Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
February 17 - Jennylee - Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
February 20 - Animal Collective - Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace
February 22 - Animal Collective - Boston, MA @ Royale
March 1 - Ty Segall - Boston, MA @ Royale
March 11 - Beach House - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
March 14 - Oneohtrix Point Never - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
April 4 - St. Germain - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
May 12 - King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace

College Countdown playlist for 01/02/2016

This week features the Top 100 albums worldwide on college radio in 2015!
Congratulations to Sleater-Kinney for claiming the top album of the year!
(Note: EL VY and Big Grams are featured as "honorable mentions" and the countdown begins with Beach House's 'Thank Your Lucky Stars' at #100. See last week's playlist for numbers 200-101)

Support your favorite artists by seeing them in concert! The following is a list of upcoming shows in our area featuring artists from today's program:
January 9 - METZ and Bully - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
January 13 - Ratatat - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
January 27 - Wilco - Portland, ME @ State Theatre
January 29 - Wilco - Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
January 30 - Wilco - Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
February 19 - Wavves and Best Coast - Boston, MA @ Royale
March 1 - Ty Segall - Boston, MA @ Royale
March 5 - Leon Bridges - Boston, MA @ Wang Theatre
March 6 - Julia Holter - Boston, MA @ Great Scott
March 11 - Beach House - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
March 17 - Metric - Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
March 25 - Jose Gonzalez - Boston, MA @ Berkeley Hall
April 4 - The Mountain Goats - Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
April 8 - Yo La Tengo - Portsmouth, NH @ The Music Hall
April 12 - Alex G - Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East Downstairs (co-headlining with Porches)
May 7 - Ben Folds and yMusic - Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
May 8 - Ben Folds and yMusic - Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
May 12 - King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace
June 14 - Twenty One Pilots - Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena
June 15 - Twenty One Pilots - Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena
June 17 - Twenty One Pilots - Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion

College Countdown playlist for 12/26/2015

This week comprises the first half of our Top 200 of 2015! (Note: Hot Chip and Car Seat Headrest are "honorable mentions"; the Top 200 begins with The Smashing Pumpkins at #200)

A few artists from today's program have dates lined up in our area for 2016:
December 31 - Lady Lamb The Beekeeper - Portland, ME @ State Theatre (co-headlining with The Ghost Of Paul Revere)
January 15 - Guster - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
January 16 - Guster - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
January 22 - Torres - Boston, MA @ Great Scott
February 2 - Lianne La Havas - Boston, MA @ The Red Room at Cafe 939
February 14 - Martin Courtney - Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
March 30 - Ezra Furman - Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
March 31 - Ezra Furman - Boston, MA @ Great Scott
April 10 - Brandi Carlile - Worcester, MA @ DCU Center (opening for The Avett Brothers)
April 12 - Alex G - Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East Downstairs (co-headining with Porches)

College Countdown playlist for 12/12/2015

This week Grimes makes it to #1, Beach House and Ryan Adams reappear on the top 40, and we have debuts from Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Bones & Beeker, Cass McCombs, Le1f, and Mark McGuire!

Support your favorite artists by catching them in concert! The following is a list of upcoming shows in our area featuring artists on today's program:
January 4 - Sports - Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East Upstairs
January 21 - Lettuce - Portland, ME @ State Theatre
January 22 - Lettuce - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
January 28 - Neon Indian - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
February 14 - Martin Courtney - Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
February 19 - Wavves - Boston, MA @ Royale (co-headlining with Best Coast)
March 1 - Ty Segall - Boston, MA @ Royale
March 11 - Beach House - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
March 14 - Oneohtrix Point Never - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
April 4 - St. Germain - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
April 12 - Alex G - Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East Downstairs (co-headlining with Porches)
May 12 - King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace

College Countdown playlist for 12/05/2015

This week, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard lands their first #1 record on the Countdown, plus we have debuts from Beat Happening, Ty Segall, Half Moon Run, St. Germain, Beat Connection, Modern Baseball, Boots, and Kelley Stoltz!

Support your favorite artists by catching them in concert! The following is a list of upcoming shows in the area featuring artists on today's program:
December 5 - All Them Witches - Boston, MA @ Great Scott
December 5 - City and Colour - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
December 6 - Joanna Newsom - Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
December 10 - Deerhunter - Boston, MA @ Royale
January 4 - Sports - Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East Upstairs
January 21 - Lettuce - Portland, ME @ State Theatre
January 22 - Lettuce - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
January 28 - Neon Indian - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
March 1 - Ty Segall - Boston, MA @ Royale
March 11 - Beach House - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
March 14 - Oneohtrix Point Never - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
April 14 - St. Germain - Boston, MA @ House of Blues

College Countdown playlist for 11/28/2015

This week on the Countdown, Neon Indian holds onto the #1 spot for a second week, plus we have debuts from Arca, Frankie Cosmos, Givers, Ryan Adams, and Oneohtrix Point Never!

Support your favorite artists by catching them in concert! The following is a list of upcoming shows in our area featuring artists from today's program:
December 4 - Car Seat Headrest - Cambridge, MA @ Lizard Lounge
December 5 - All Them Witches - Boston, MA @ Great Scott
December 5 - City and Colour - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
December 6 - Joanna Newsom - Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
December 10 - Deerhunter - Boston, MA @ Royale
January 21 - Lettuce - Portland, ME @ State Theatre
January 22 - Lettuce - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
January 28 - Neon Indian - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
March 11 - Beach House - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
March 14 - Oneohtrix Point Never - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair

College Countdown playlist for 11/21/2015

This week Neon Indian leaps into the top spot on the countdown, and we have debuts from Grimes, EL VY, Car Seat Headrest, Gems, Babes, Sports, All Them Witches, and Hot Chip!

Support your favorite artists by catching them in concert! The following is a list of upcoming shows in the area featuring artists on today's program:
November 24 - Beach Slang - Boston, MA @ Great Scott
December 4 - Car Seat Headrest - Cambridge, MA @ Lizard Lounge
December 5 - All Them Witches - Boston, MA @ Great Scott
December 5 - City And Colour - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
December 6 - Joanna Newsom - Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
December 10 - Deerhunter - Boston, MA @ Royale
January 21 - Lettuce - Portland, ME @ State Theatre
January 22 - Lettuce - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
January 28 - Neon Indian - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
March 11 - Beach House - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
March 17 - Metric - Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre

College Countdown playlist for 11/14/2015

This week Protomartyr reaches the #1 spot for the first time, and we have debuts from Beach House, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Martin Courtney, Beach Slang, Majical Cloudz, Gun Outfit, Childbirth, and Lettuce!

Like what you heard on today's show? Check out these artists in concert! The following is a list of upcoming shows in the area featuring artists on today's program:
November 15 - U.S. Girls - Boston, MA @ O'Brien's Pub
November 16 - !!! - Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East Downstairs
November 16 - Fuzz - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
November 17 - Dilly Dally - Boston, MA @ Great Scott
November 24 - Beach Slang - Boston, MA @ Great Scott
December 5 - City and Colour - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
December 6 - Joanna Newsom - Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
December 10 - Deerhunter - Boston, MA @ Royale
January 21 - Lettuce - Portland, ME @ State Theatre
January 22 - Lettuce - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
March 11 - Beach House - Boston, MA @ House of Blues

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