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College Countdown Playlists

College Countdown playlist for 05/07/2016

This week on the Countdown: Parquet Courts holds the #1 spot for a second week with their latest album, "Human Performance" - plus, new records making their debut from King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, NOTHING, Sturgill Simpson, Cate Le Bon, Tim Hecker, Deakin, and Julianna Barwick.

Support your favorite artists by catching them in concert! The following is a list of upcoming shows in our area featuring artists from this week's Countdown:
May 9 - Frightened Rabbit - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
May 12 - King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace
May 12 - Yeasayer - Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
May 13 - King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
May 13 - Yeasayer - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
May 14 - Teen Suicide - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium (opening for Say Anything)
May 22 - Sam Beam & Jesca Hoop - Boston, MA @ Wilbur Theatre
May 29 - Charles Bradley - Boston, MA @ Boston Calling Music Festival
June 5 - NOTHING - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
June 7 - DIIV - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
June 19 - Kevin Morby - Boston, MA @ Great Scott
July 2 - Black Mountain - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
July 20 - M83 - Portland, ME @ Thompson's Point
July 21 - M83 - Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
July 31 - The Last Shadow Puppets - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
September 16 - RJD2 - Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East Downstairs
September 21 - Explosions In The Sky - Boston, MA @ House of Blues

College Countdown playlist for 04/30/2016

We have a new number 1 record on the Countdown this week as Parquet Courts claim their third-straight #1 record with 'Human Performance'! We also have debuts this week from Frightened Rabbit, Suuns, Woods, Laura Gibson, Aurora, and The Coathangers.

Support your favorite artists by catching them in concert! The following is a list of upcoming shows in our area featuring artists from this week's Countdown:
May 1 - Bob Mould - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
May 3 - Santigold - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
May 6 - M. Ward - Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
May 7 - M. Ward - Boston, MA @ Royale
May 9 - Frightened Rabbit - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
May 12 - Yeasayer - Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
May 13 - Yeasayer - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
May 14 - Teen Suicide - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium (opening for Say Anything)
May 22 - Sam Beam & Jesca Hoop - Boston, MA @ Wilbur Theatre
May 29 - Charles Bradley - Boston, MA @ Boston Calling Music Festival
June 7 - DIIV - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
June 19 - Kevin Morby - Boston, MA @ Great Scott
June 21 - Lucius - Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace
July 2 - Black Mountain - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
July 20 - M83 - Portland, ME @ Thompson's Point
July 21 - M83 - Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
September 20 - Lucius - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
September 21 - Explosions In The Sky - Boston, MA @ House of Blues

College Countdown playlist for 04/23/2016

We're back from our Vinyl Week hiatus with a new #1 record, Andrew Bird's "Are You Serious"! Plus, a bunch of records making their Countdown debut this week from Parquet Courts, Yeasayer, M83, Frankie Cosmos, Moderat, The Last Shadow Puppets, Teen Suicide, Bombino, Kevin Morby, RJD2, The Thermals, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Little Green Cars, Ray LaMontagne, and Sam Beam & Jesca Hoop

Support your favorite artists by catching them in concert! The following is a list of upcoming shows in our area featuring artists from this week's Countdown:
April 23 - Little Green Cars - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
April 23 - Night Moves - Boston, MA @ Great Scott
April 25 - The Thermals - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
May 1 - Bob Mould - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
May 3 - Santigold - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
May 6 - M. Ward - Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
May 7 - M. Ward - Boston, MA @ Royale
May 11 - Slingshot Dakota - Dover, NH @ house show
May 12 - Slingshot Dakota - Boston, MA @ O'Brien's
May 12 - Yeasayer - Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
May 13 - Yeasayer - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
May 14 - Teen Suicide - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium (opening for Say Anything)
May 22 - Sam Beam & Jesca Hoop - Boston, MA @ Wilbur Theatre
May 29 - Charles Bradley - Boston, MA @ Boston Calling Music Festival
June 3 - Damien Jurado - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
June 7 - DIIV - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
June 16 - Ray LaMontagne - Portland, ME @ Thompson's Point
June 19 - Kevin Morby - Boston, MA @ Great Scott
June 21 - Lucius - Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace
June 24 - Quilt - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair (co-headlining with Widowspeak)
June 25 - Quilt - Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace (co-headlining with Widowspeak)
June 25 - Ray LaMontagne - Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
June 26 - Ray LaMontagne - Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
July 2 - Black Mountain - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
July 20 - M83 - Portland, ME @ Thompson's Point
July 21 - M83 - Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
July 22 - Ray LaMontagne - Newport, RI @ Newport Folk Festival
September 20 - Lucius - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
September 21 - Explosions In The Sky - Boston, MA @ House of Blues

College Countdown playlist for 04/16/2016

 It is Spring Vinyl Week here on the Freewaves!  At last.  Enjoy all week as our DJs know what it REALLY is like to be an actual "disc" jockey!  Thank you, Sean, for letting me feed my soul with rock and roll.  Suellen

College Countdown playlist for 04/09/2016

This week on the Countdown: Thao & The Get Down Stay Down take the top spot for their first #1 album at college radio in their career! Plus, we have 9 records making their debut this week from Andrew Bird, Tacocat, Black Mountain, Bleached, Night Moves, The Heavy, Bibio, Slingshot Dakota, and Explosions In The Sky.

Support your favorite artists by catching them in concert! The following is a list of upcoming shows in our area featuring artists on this week's Countdown:
April 9 – Andrew Bird – Boston, MA @ Wang Theatre
April 11 – Iggy Pop – Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
April 11 – Yuck – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
April 12 – Esperanza Spalding – Boston, MA @ Shubert Theatre
April 12 – Porches – Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East Downstairs (co-headlining with Alex G)
April 12 – Thao & The Get Down Stay Down – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
April 14 – Tacocat – Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East Upstairs
April 15 – Bleached – Boston, MA @ Great Scott
April 21 – Cullen Omori – Boston, MA @ Great Scott
April 22 – Polica – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
April 23 – Night Moves – Boston, MA @ Great Scott
April 30 – Mothers – Boston, MA @ Great Scott
May 1 – Bob Mould – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
May 1 – Mothers – Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace
May 3 – Santigold – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
May 6 – M. Ward – Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
May 7 – M. Ward – Boston, MA @ Royale
May 9 – Wild Nothing – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
May 10 – La Sera – Boston, MA @ Great Scott
May 11 – Slingshot Dakota – Dover, NH @ Crawl Space
May 12 – Slingshot Dakota – Boston, MA @ O’Brien’s
May 28 – Miike Snow – Boston, MA @ Boston Calling Music Festival
May 29 – Charles Bradley – Boston, MA @ Boston Calling Music Festival
June 3 – Damien Jurado – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
June 4 – Nada Surf – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
June 7 – DIIV – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
June 24 – Quilt – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair (co-headlining with Widowspeak)
June 25 – Quilt – Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace (co-headlining with Widowspeak)
July 2 – Black Mountain – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
July 14 – Mavis Staples – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion (opening for Bob Dylan)
July 16 – Mavis Staples – Portland, ME @ Thompson’s Point (opening for Bob Dylan)
July 17 – Mavis Staples – Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion (opening for Bob Dylan)
September 21 – Explosions In The Sky – Boston, MA @ House of Blues

College Countdown playlist for 04/02/2016

This week on the Countdown - Animal Collective holds the #1 spot for a fourth straight week with their new record, "Painting With"!
Plus, new records making their Countdown debut this week from Iggy Pop, Bob Mould, Holy Wave, Prince Rama, Feels, and Lucius.

Support your favorite artists by catching them in concert! The following is a list of upcoming shows in our area featuring artists from this week's Countdown:
April 11 - Iggy Pop - Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
April 11 - Yuck - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
April 12 - Esperanza Spalding - Boston, MA @ Shubert Theatre
April 12 - Porches - Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East Downstairs (co-headlining with Alex G)
April 12 - Thao & The Get Down Stay Down - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
April 14 - Prince Rama - Boston, MA @ Great Scott
April 21 - Cullen Omori - Boston, MA @ Great Scott
April 22 - Polica - Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
April 30 - Mothers - Boston, MA @ Great Scott
May 1 - Bob Mould - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
May 1 - Mothers - Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace
May 3 - Santigold - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
May 6 - M. Ward - Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
May 7 - M. Ward - Boston, MA @ Royale
May 9 - Wild Nothing - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
May 10 - La Sera - Boston, MA @ Great Scott
May 28 - Miike Snow - Boston, MA @ Boston Calling Music Festival
May 29 - Charles Bradley - Boston, MA @ Boston Calling Music Festival
June 3 - Damien Jurado - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
June 4 - Nada Surf - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
June 7 - DIIV - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
June 21 - Lucius - Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace
June 24 - Quilt - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair (co-headlining with Widowspeak)
June 25 - Quilt - Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace (co-headlining with Widowspeak)
July 14 - Mavis Staples - Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion (opening for Bob Dylan)
July 16 - Mavis Staples - Portland, ME @ Thompson's Point (opening for Bob Dylan)
July 17 - Mavis Staples - Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion (opening for Bob Dylan)

College Countdown playlist for 03/26/2016

This week on the Countdown - Animal Collective holds the #1 spot for a third straight week with their new record, "Painting With"! Plus, new records making their Countdown debut this week from Polica, Nada Surf, The Jezabels, Cullen Omori, Adult Books, Pete Yorn, The Dirty Nil, Miike Snow, and Guerilla Toss.

Support your favorite artists by catching them in concert! The following is a list of upcoming shows in our area featuring artists from this week's Countdown:
April 1 - Savages - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
April 9 - Cloud Cult - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
April 9 - The Dirty Nil - Boston, MA @ Great Scott
April 12 - Esperanza Spalding - Boston, MA @ Shubert Theatre
April 12 - Porches - Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East Downstairs (co-headlining with Alex G)
April 12 - Thao & The Get Down Stay Down - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
April 21 - Cullen Omori - Boston, MA @ Great Scott
April 22 - Polica - Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
May 1 - Mothers - Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace
May 3 - Santigold - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
May 6 - M. Ward - Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
May 7 - M. Ward - Boston, MA @ Royale
May 9 - Wild Nothing - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
May 10 - La Sera - Boston, MA @ Great Scott
May 28 - Miike Snow - Boston, MA @ Boston Calling Music Festival
May 29 - Charles Bradley - Boston, MA @ Boston Calling Music Festival
June 3 - Damien Jurado - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
June 4 - Nada Surf - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
June 24 - Quilt - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair (co-headlining with Widowspeak)
June 25 - Quilt - Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace (co-headlining with Widowspeak)
July 14 - Mavis Staples - Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion (opening for Bob Dylan)
July 16 - Mavis Staples - Portland, ME @ Thompson's Point (opening for Bob Dylan)
July 17 - Mavis Staples - Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion (opening for Bob Dylan)

College Countdown playlist for 03/19/2016

Suellen fills in this week as Animal Collective holds the top spot for a 2nd staight week and we have brand new records making their debut from Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, M. Ward, Damien Jurado, Gazebos, Heron Oblivion, Panic Is Perfect, Essaie Pas, and La Sera! Support your favorite artists by seeing them in concert! The following is a list of upcoming shows in our area featuring artists from this week's Countdown: April 1 - Savages - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club April 2 - High Highs - Boston, MA @ Great Scott April 9 - Cloud Cult - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair April 11 - Yuck - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair April 12 - Esperanza Spalding - Boston, MA @ Shubert Theatre April 12 - Porches - Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East Downstairs (opening for Alex G) April 12 - Thao & The Get Down Stay Down - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair May 1 - Basement - Boston, MA @ Royale May 1 - Mothers - Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace May 3 - Santigold - Boston, MA @ House of Blues May 6 - M. Ward - Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall May 7 - M. Ward - Boston, MA @ Royale May 9 - Wild Nothing - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair May 10 - La Sera - Boston, MA @ Great Scott May 29 - Charles Bradley - Boston, MA @ Boston Calling Music Festival June 3 - Damien Jurado - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair June 7 - DIIV - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair June 24 - Quilt - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair (co-headlining with Widowspeak) June 25 - Quilt - Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace (co-headlining with Widowspeak) July 14 - Mavis Staples - Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion (opening for Bob Dylan) July 16 - Mavis Staples - Portland, ME @ Thompson's Point (opening for Bob Dylan) July 17 - Mavis Staples - Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion (opening for Bob Dylan)    (Thanks, Sean... it was a blast, as always!! Suellen)

College Countdown playlist for 03/19/2016

Suellen fills in this week as Animal Collective holds the top spot for a 2nd staight week and we have brand new records making their debut from Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, M. Ward, Damien Jurado, Gazebos, Heron Oblivion, Panic Is Perfect, Essaie Pas, and La Sera!

Support your favorite artists by seeing them in concert! The following is a list of upcoming shows in our area featuring artists from this week's Countdown:
April 1 - Savages - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
April 2 - High Highs - Boston, MA @ Great Scott
April 9 - Cloud Cult - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
April 11 - Yuck - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
April 12 - Esperanza Spalding - Boston, MA @ Shubert Theatre
April 12 - Porches - Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East Downstairs (opening for Alex G)
April 12 - Thao & The Get Down Stay Down - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
May 1 - Basement - Boston, MA @ Royale
May 1 - Mothers - Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace
May 3 - Santigold - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
May 6 - M. Ward - Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
May 7 - M. Ward - Boston, MA @ Royale
May 9 - Wild Nothing - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
May 10 - La Sera - Boston, MA @ Great Scott
May 29 - Charles Bradley - Boston, MA @ Boston Calling Music Festival
June 3 - Damien Jurado - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
June 7 - DIIV - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
June 24 - Quilt - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair (co-headlining with Widowspeak)
June 25 - Quilt - Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace (co-headlining with Widowspeak)
July 14 - Mavis Staples - Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion (opening for Bob Dylan)
July 16 - Mavis Staples - Portland, ME @ Thompson's Point (opening for Bob Dylan)
July 17 - Mavis Staples - Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion (opening for Bob Dylan)

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