Eye 5 for December 3, 2021 - With perhaps the exception of rhythm
This week on Eye 5, KLCC’s independent music program, Phoebe Bridgers adds to her holiday catalog with a new Tom Waits cover. We’ll hear that plus we’ll take in some nostalgia for midwestern emo, and check out new music from Eugene’s Egotones.
It inspired me to play a full set of Tom Waits covers, including this outstanding performance from the sadly no-more public radio program Live From Here.
There's an exciting new podcast from Polyvinyl records who are using the occasion of their 25thish-year-anniversary to tell their story from their humble beginnings. The first episode is an excellent primer on a very particular midwestern emo scene (not really the kind you'd hear at the mall). I'm looking forward to listening to this story unfold over time.
Shows that we're excited about around here include Adrianne Lenker at the WOW Hall Sunday, December 5, and Eugene's Egotones album release party, also at the WOW Hall, on January 7. Egotones latest album is called Geodesic Dome.
Finally, experimental composer Alvin Lucier died on December 1 at the age of 90. Lars Gotrich, NPR Music's resident outer sounds expert, has this remembrance.
Eye 5 can be heard on radios all over western and central Oregon Friday nights 8:00-10:00pm and Saturdays 3:00-5:00pm on KLCC.