Spindale Cycle™

Mondays at 8pm

A classic album played in its entirety, because some albums are meant to be played all the way through. (Regrettably, due to Recording Industry Association of America restrictions, The Spindale Cycle is not available online)

Join WNCW host Sander Morrison this Monday night at 9:00 as we celebrate the 46th anniversary of Woodstock! The Woodstock Music & Art Fair—informally, the Woodstock Festival or simply Woodstock—was a music festival, billed as "An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music".

Monday, February 9th is the anniversary of the Beatles first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, certainly one of the most important musical pop-culture moments in our history. Join us this Monday as we celebrate this historic event with an evening with the Beatles, starting at 8:00 pm with "Please Please Me" as our "Spindale Cycle" feature, to be followed by a night of Beatles original songs, covers by other artists, their individual solo projects, and more. It's a night of Beatlemania, only on WNCW. Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!

Before Wilco and Son Volt, there was Jeff Tweedy and Jay Farrar and their late-'80's alt-country band Uncle Tupelo.  Though they didn't last long before going their separate ways, they recorded one of the most defining albums of WNCW in our first year, No Depression.  As music critic Jason Ankeny writes, "for all of the record's doleful cynicism -- virtually every cut nods toward dashed hopes, broken promises, and paralyzing fear -- there's an undeniable electricity afoot as well; by channeling the mournful clarity of country into the crackling fury of punk, No Depression

It was her third album (2nd one of original songs), but in many ways this 1988 release was a breakthrough for her, and set the stage for Sweet Old World and Car Wheels on a Gravel Road that followed.  A remastered version is being released on 1/14, with an accompanying collection of live material from The Netherlands in 1989, and other bonus tracks.  We'll celebrate it with  "Changed the Locks", "Passionate Kisses", "Crescent City", and the rest of this great Rough Trade reissue Monday night. 

This 40-year-old classic was Waits' second release, and picks up right where his critically acclaimed Closing Time debut leaves off.  We celebrate his December 7th birthday a night early on WNCW this week.