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College Countdown Playlists

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)

College Countdown playlist for 03/12/2016

This week on the Countdown.... Animal Collective earns their 5th #1 record on college radio with their latest LP, "Painting With"! We also have nine albums making their Countdown debut this week from Santigold, Charles Bradley, Yuck, Violent Femmes, Esperanza Spalding, Pinegrove, So Pitted, The Frights, and Mount Moriah.

Support your favorite artists by catching them in concert! The following is a list of upcoming shows featuring artists from this week's Countdown:
March 15 - Mount Moriah - Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East Upstairs
April 1 - Junior Boys - Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
April 1 - Savages - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
April 9 - Cloud Cult - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
April 11 - Yuck - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
April 12 - Esperanza Spalding - Boston, MA @ Shubert Theatre
April 21 - Pinegrove - Boston, MA @ Royale (opening for Into It. Over It.)
May 1 - Basement - Boston, MA @ Royale
May 1 - Mothers - Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace
May 3 - Santigold - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
May 6 - Pinegrove - Durham, NH @ MUB Entertainment Center
May 9 - Wild Nothing - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
May 29 - Charles Bradley - Boston, MA @ Boston Calling Music Festival
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)

College Countdown playlist for 03/05/2016

This week on the Countdown... DIIV earns their first ever #1 record at college radio with their latest LP, "Is The Is Are"! Plus, we have new records making their debut this week from Quilt, Lily & Madeleine, Junior Boys, Florist, Death By Unga Bunga, Mavis Staples, TEEN, Mothers, and Marlon Williams.

Support your favorite artists by catching them in concert! The following is a list of upcoming shows featuring artists from this week's Countdown:
March 7 - Nap Eyes - Boston, MA @ Great Scott
March 31 - Cage The Elephant - Portland, ME @ Cross Insurance Arena (co-headlining with Foals and Silversun Pickups)
April 1 - Junior Boys - Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
April 1 - Savages - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
April 2 - Basia Bulat - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
April 2 - High Highs - Boston, MA @ Great Scott
April 3 - Basia Bulat - Portland, ME @ One Longfellow Square
April 9 - Cloud Cult - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
April 12 - Porches - Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East Downstairs (co-headlining with Alex G)
April 27 - The Besnard Lakes - Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace
May 1 - Basement - Boston, MA @ Royale
May 1 - Mothers - Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace
May 5 - Eleanor Friedberger - Portland, ME @ One Longfellow Square
May 6 - Eleanor Friedberger - Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East Upstairs
May 9 - Wild Nothing - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
June 7 - DIIV - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair

College Countdown playlist for 02/27/2016

This week on the Countdown... Ty Segall hangs on to the #1 spot for a second week with his latest LP, 'Emotional Mugger'! We also have new albums making their Countdown debuts this week from Ra Ra Riot, Cloud Cult, Basement, The Donkeys, POP ETC, Your Friend, and Animal Collective

Support your favorite artists by catching them in concert! The following is a list of upcoming shows featuring artists from this week's Countdown:
February 27 - Sunflower Bean - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
March 1 - Ty Segall - Boston, MA @ Royale
March 3 - Ra Ra Riot - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
March 4 - Daughter - Somerville, MA @ Somerville Theatre
March 4 - Deep Sea Diver - Boston, MA @ Great Scott (opening for Radiation City)
March 4 - The James Hunter Six - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
March 7 - Nap Eyes - Boston, MA @ Great Scott
March 7 - POP ETC - Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
March 31 - Cage The Elephant - Portland, ME @ Cross Insurance Arena (co-headlining with Foals and Silversun Pickups)
April 1 - Savages - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
April 2 - Basia Bulat - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
April 2 - High Highs - Boston, MA @ Great Scott
April 3 - Basia Bulat - Portland, ME @ One Longfellow Square
April 9 - Cloud Cult - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
April 12 - Porches and Your Friend - Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East Downstairs (co-headlining with Alex G)
April 23 - Julien Baker - Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace
April 24 - Julien Baker - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
April 27 - The Besnard Lakes - Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace
May 1 - Basement - Boston, MA @ Royale
May 5 - Eleanor Friedberger - Portland, ME @ One Longfellow Square
May 6 - Eleanor Friedberger - Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East Upstairs
May 9 - Wild Nothing - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
June 7 - DIIV - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair

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