Friday, July 26

TOP TEN

Our favorite new song sneaks in at number 10, while the "Poetheads" put Miss Impossible back at the top this week on KJRW:

  1. Miss Impossible - Poets of the Fall
  2. I Need - L7
  3. The Guns of Brixton - Clash
  4. Suddenly Last Summer - Motels
  5. Destroy - Eyeliners
  6. Peaches - Stranglers
  7. Can Your Pussy Do the Dog? - Cramps
  8. Shout - Tears for Fears
  9. Baby Baby - Vibrators
  10. Oh Come On - Julie Ruin
More New Wave Summer songs coming your way as well as tunes from the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Bad Religion and others on KJRW!

Tuesday, July 23

RIDE THE WAVE

re-posting this for the last week of NEW WAVE SUMMER:

When the first wave of Punk Rock receded, Post-Punk and New Wave music rose in its wake.  New Wave was one of the definitive music genres of the 1980's, gaining popularity through videos aired on MTV.  In turn, New Wave led to the development of College Rock and Grunge of the late 1980's/early 1990's.  You could say that New Wave is the bridge from Punk to Grunge.  We cross that bridge on KJRW.  We are at midspan of New Wave Summer.  Please continue to enjoy songs from the Cure, Depeche Mode, Talking Heads, Blondie, the Smiths and more.  Get the commemorative T-shirt at the KJRW Corner Store.

Saturday, July 20

TOP TEN

Can Your Pussy Do the Dog?  Can the Cramps top Poets of the Fall?  Yes, they can.  Here are the Top Ten tracks on KJRW this week:

  1. Can Your Pussy Do the Dog? - Cramps
  2. Miss Impossible - Poets of the Fall
  3. The Guns of Brixton - Clash
  4. Another Shot of Whiskey - Gits
  5. Shout - Tears for Fears
  6. Peaches - Stranglers
  7. I Need - L7
  8. Miserlou - Agent Orange
  9. People Are People - Depeche Mode
  10. Suddenly Last Summer - Motels
New Wave Summer songs from Blondie, The Smiths and more just added, along with music from the Beat Dolls, Ruby and the Replacements.  Keep clicking on the thumbs up icon when you hear songs you like on KJRW.

Saturday, July 13

TOP TEN

There are a few changes to the list for the second week of July.  It contains a surprising New Wave Summer song in the middle, but a predictable number one.  Here are the Top Ten Tracks on KJRW:

  1. Miss Impossible - Poets of the Fall
  2. The Guns of Brixton - Clash
  3. Peaches - Stranglers
  4. Suddenly Last Summer -Motels
  5. Attitude - Misfits
  6. When She Begins - Social Distortion
  7. Sabotage - Beastie Boys
  8. Rebel Girl - Bikini Kill
  9. Kiss Them For Me - Siouxsie and the Banshees
  10. Color Me Impressed - Replacements
Listen for new songs from More of Anything and The Pixies and give them a "thumbs up" if you like them.

Saturday, July 6

TOP TEN

The first list of July is almost the same as the last list of June.  Here are the current crowd-pleasing songs on KJRW:
  1. Miss Impossible - Poets of the Fall
  2. When She Begins - Social Distortion
  3. Attitude - Misfits
  4. Sabotage - Beastie Boys
  5. Kiss Them For Me - Siouxsie and the Banshees
  6. (I'm Gonna) Run Away - Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
  7. Color Me Impressed - Replacements
  8. What Love Is - Dead Boys
  9. I Want To Hear What You Have Got To Say - Subways
  10. Bob - NOFX
To see the songs you like in the Top Ten, click the thumbs up icon while they are playing on KJRW.

Thursday, July 4

JUNE ON THE WEST COAST

KJRW celebrated Women Who Rock during the month of June, to coincide with the opening of the Women Who Rock exhibit at the EMP Museum in Seattle Center.  We thought it sounded great, but not many people heard it.  The least number of streams were launched of the past year.  The average amount of time listeners spent with KJRW increased a tiny bit since the last couple months, but our rank has slipped.

People were listening in the U.S., Spain, Italy, Mexico, Canada, Japan, Sweden, Uruguay, Slovenia, and Chile the most.

Inside the U.S., people listened to KJRW regularly in Washington, California, Alabama, North Carolina, Colorado, Illinois, Minnesota, Arizona, New Jersey and Nebraska.

Enjoy Independence Day in the U.S., and New Wave Summer on KJRW!