This week in the Basement: reviews of new albums from Kelly Lee Owens, Sweeping Promises and International Teachers of Pop, plus a reissue of Love Tractor's debut album and a compilation of '80s janglepop.
The B-52’s are celebrating their 40th anniversary this year -- their classic debut LP came out in 1979 -- with a big tour that also includes synthpop icons OMD as well as fellow '80s-era band Berlin on most dates.
This is the ARC's largest Holiday Sale ever, with more than 10,000 items in every genre imaginable. There's also a Dance Party featuring DJ sets from Laurie Anderson, Jellybean Benitez, Fred Schneider, Hank Shocklee and more.
This week's episode focuses on The Growlers Six festival with songs from Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Butthole Surfers, Danny Brown, Beach Fossils, The B-52s, Ariel Pink, Jonanthan Richman, Bad Brains, Beth Ditto and more.