COMEDY, ENTERTAINMENT, MUSIC, POP

Patton Oswalt live tweeted ’80s on 8, and when we say ‘live tweeted,’ we mean ‘mercilessly mocked’

What do you usually do on Thursday nights? Maybe you attend happy hour, maybe you morph into a couch potato in front of some must-see TV, or maybe you let the cat take over your lap while you attempt to … Continued

HIP-HOP/R&B, MUSIC, POP

I’mma let you finish, but the Groove’s B.K. Kirkland is one of the best urban radio personalities of all time!

We love all of our SiriusXM jocks equally around here, but it’s always exciting to see one called out in an industry top ten list. We’re of course referring to The Groove‘s B.K. Kirkland, who recently earned the number three … Continued

ENTERTAINMENT, MUSIC, POP CULTURE, ROCK, TV

Valyrian steel or Liquid Metal: SiriusXM soundtracks Game Of Thrones

Now that HBO’s Game of Thrones is on its fourth season (!!!), our thoughts have turned to dragons, wolves, Valyrian swords, golden hands, kings, queens, feuding families, bloodcurdling battles, and, of course, hot sex scenes. (Erm, did we just say … Continued

COUNTDOWNS, COUNTDOWNS, MUSIC, ROCK

OCTANE: Big ‘Uns Countdown (4/5/14)

Pushing Gemini Syndrome back to number two in this week’s Big ‘Uns Countdown, Like a Storm’s Love the Way You Hate Me is back at number one. Meanwhile, Pop Evil is at number three with Torn To Pieces, Thousand Foot … Continued

MUSIC, POP, ROCK

ICYMI: Hear Courtney Barnett’s charming rendition of the Lemonheads’ Bein’ Around

We’d like to call “LATE PASS” on this one: A couple weeks back, Shaggy-haired alt-rock revivalist Courtney Barnett stopped by SiriusXMU to record a minimalist, vulnerable-sounding, and shockingly pretty rendition of The Lemonheads’ cutesy and oh-so ’90s B-side Bein’ Around. … Continued

JAZZ/STANDARDS, MUSIC

Get warm weather ready with Nancy Sinatra’s spring playlist

After what felt like a never-ending black hole of cold, snow, and polar vortexes (vortexi? VORTICES!), warmer weather is finally on its way. (If you reside on the East Coast, that is. West Coasters, try to pretend you know what … Continued

COUNTDOWNS, COUNTDOWNS, MUSIC, POP, ROCK

SiriusXM U: Download 15 Countdown (4/7/14)

In this week’s SiriusXM U Download 15 countdown, we’ve got Cloud Nothings at number one with Now Hear In from their new album, Here and Nowhere Else. Next up is Future Islands with their highly addicting single Seasons (Waiting On … Continued

BOOKS, ENTERTAINMENT, NEWS AND ISSUES

Alex’s Wake: Martin Goldsmith traces his family’s history from the MS St. Louis to Auschwitz

In the spring of 1939, Martin Goldsmith’s grandfather Alex Goldschmidt, 60, and uncle Helmut Goldschmidt, 17, boarded the MS St. Louis, a luxury liner bound for Havana, Cuba with more than 900 Jewish passengers on board. Hoping to flee Nazi … Continued

COUNTDOWNS, COUNTDOWNS, MUSIC, POP, ROCK

’70s on 7: AT40 Countdown for March 31, 1973 (4/05/14)

It’s time for your ’70s on 7 American Top 40 Countdown! Let’s go back to January 1973, when Roberta Flack’s Killing Me Softly With His Song (later covered by The Fugees), was at the top of the charts, beating out … Continued

MUSIC, ROCK

E Street Radio’s Rock Hall week: Little Steven Van Zandt, Bruce Springsteen Town Hall + more

Airing Monday 4/7 at 4 pm ET through Sunday 4/13 at 8 pm ET on E Street Radio, Ch. 20 The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is fast approaching (Thursday, April 10 at 7 pm ET), and … Continued