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SP Radio Podcast: 2011 year end local music blowout

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On this week’s edition of Smile Politely Radio, we are joined by SP Music Editor Ben Valocchi to talk about the year that was in C-U music. In this extra long edition of the show, we are visited in the studio by local bands Mean Lids and Easter. All the while, we play SP’s top ten songs of 2011 and lots of others that didn’t quite make the list. Plus, we debate why certain genres and bands didn’t make our year end list (including some that later got mentioned in the comments section.)

  1. Mean Lids talk about their 2011 album Kalyx and what the future holds for the local bluegrass/contra dancing outfit now that one of their members may be relocating.
  2. Easter’s Kyle Lang discusses some his favorite music, his recording philosophy and why he thinks publicly ranking music is a little silly.
  3. Oh and we were supposed to have New Ruins in for an interview, but there was a little miscommunication between us and the band so it didn’t work out. But we do play a couple of tracks off of their excellent new album This Life is Not Ours to Keep.

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