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College Countdown Playlists

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

College Countdown playlist for 02/20/2016

Ty Segall claims the top spot on the Countdown this week with his new record, 'Emotional Mugger'! Plus, new records making their debut this week from Benji Hughes, Deep Sea Diver, Charlie Hilton, and The Record Company.

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 25 - Mass Gothic - Boston, MA @ Great Scott
February 26 - Sunflower Bean - Hanover, NH @ Bones Gate
February 27 - Sunflower Bean - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
March 1 - Ty Segall - Boston, MA @ Royale
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 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 12 - Porches - 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 5 - Eleanor Friedberger - Portland, ME @ One Longfellow Square
May 6 - Eleanor Friedberger - Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East Upstairs
May 9 - Wild Nothing and Charlie Hilton - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
August 12 - Oh Wonder - Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena (opening for Halsey)

College Countdown playlist for 02/13/2016

The late David Bowie remains in the #1 spot for a fourth straight week with his final studio album, "Blackstar" - plus we have debuts from DIIV, High Highs, Mass Gothic, Basia Bulat, Pillar Point, Nap Eyes, and Hey Marseilles!

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 25 - Mass Gothic - Boston, MA @ Great Scott
March 1 - Ty Segall - Boston, MA @ Royale
March 4 - Daughter - Somerville, MA @ Somerville Theatre
March 4 - The James Hunter Six - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
March 7 - Nap Eyes - Boston, MA @ Great Scott (co-headlining with Cian Nugent)
March 15 - Tortoise - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
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 14 - The Crookes - Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East Upstairs (co-headlining with Geographer)
April 23 - Julien Baker - Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace
April 27 - The Besnard Lakes - Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace
May 5 - Eleanor Friedberger - Portland, ME @ One Longfellow Square
May 6 - Eleanor Friedberger - Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East Upstairs
May 12 - King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace
May 13 - King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
August 12 - Oh Wonder - Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena (opening for Halsey)

College Countdown playlist for 02/06/2016

This week on the Countdown, the late great David Bowie's final studio album 'Blackstar' stays in the #1 spot for a third straight week - plus, brand new records making their Countdown debuts from Ty Segall, Daughter, Shearwater, Savages, Ringo Deathstarr, Night Beats, The James Hunter Six, Eleanor Friedberger, Gang of Youths, Aidan Knight, Chairlift, Tortoise, and The Crookes!

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 10 - Dressy Bessy - Cambridge, MA @ Atwood's Tavern
March 1 - Ty Segall - Boston, MA @ Royale
March 4 - Daughter - Somerville, MA @ Somerville Theatre
March 4 - The James Hunter Six - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
March 15 - Tortoise - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
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 14 - The Crookes - Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East Downstairs (co-headlining with Geographer and Tacocat)
May 5 - Eleanor Friedberger - Portland, ME @ One Longfellow Square
May 6 - Eleanor Friedberger - Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East Upstairs
May 12 - King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace
May 13 - King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
August 12 - Oh Wonder - Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena (opening for Halsey)

College Countdown playlist for 01/30/2016

The late David Bowie hangs on to the #1 spot for a second week with his final studio album, "Blackstar". We also have new records making their Countdown debut this week from Hinds, Baroness, Adrian Younge, Dressy Bessy, Milk Lines, Julia Brown, Red Martian, and Dante Elephante!

Support your favorite artists by catching them in concert! The following is a list of upcoming shows featuring artists from this week's Countdown:
January 30 - Oh Wonder - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
February 10 - Dressy Bessy - Cambridge, MA @ Atwood's Tavern
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
March 31 - Cage The Elephant - Portland, ME @ Cross Insurance Arena (co-headlining with Foals and Silversun Pickups)
May 12 - King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace
May 13 - King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
August 12 - Oh Wonder - Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena (opening for Halsey)

College Countdown playlist for 01/23/2016

This week, the late great David Bowie claims the #1 spot worldwide on college radio with his final studio album, Blackstar! We also have debuts this week from Cage The Elephant, The Besnard Lakes, The Spook School, Julien Baker, Wray, Dweezil Zappa, Kishi Bashi, and Nadia Reid!

Support your favorite artists by catching them on tour - here's a list of upcoming shows in our area featuring artists from this week's Countdown:
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 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
March 23 - Dweezil Zappa - Worcester, MA @ Hanover Theatre for Performing Arts (part of Experience Hendrix)
March 25 - Dweezil Zappa - Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom (part of Experience Hendrix)
March 31 - Cage The Elephant - Portland, ME @ Cross Insurance Arena
May 7 - Dweezil Zappa - Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
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 01/16/2016

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

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