Spool Going Round Radio Playlist and Replay

Another great show. Will be available for playback at this link for 2 weeks. Enjoy!

Started a new feature this week called “Wax Track” using the slang term for vinyl, “wax” and featuring a track off of something out of my vinyl record collection.  This week’s feature on The Concerts for People of Kampuchea.  A benefit concert with an incredible list of artists; The Who, The Pretenders, The Clash, The Specials, Paul McCartney, Robert Plant and the cut I featured was from Queen.  Never released on CD.

RadioFreeAmerica Playback of Spool Going Round

Spool Going Round Playlist


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Gorillaz will Roam Free in Seattle on a Saturday night in September

The tease of new music being released by Gorillaz is very tempting.   They will be backing that new release with a pretty large tour which brings them to Seattle on Saturday, September 30th at the Key Arena.

I am hoping that Damon Albarn tours with his previous bandmates, from The Clash, Mick Jones and Paul Simonon.

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The album is out at the end of April titled HUMANZ

Great remix of Andromeda by Bonobo that I played on my radio show.

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Coachella Live Webcast is a great chance to see bands perform live

Sure we can call it Couch-ella since we won’t be leaving the couch. But we don’t have to and there are a lot of great bands streaming their sets live starting Friday from Coachella.


Here are some Spool Going Round recommended sets to check out.

Friday, April 14th:

Pacific Standard Time

4:10 – King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard (channel 1)

4:50 – The Lemon Twigs (channel 3)

5:00 – Bonobo (channel 1)

9:35 – The xx (channel 1)

10:40 – Radiohead (channel 1)

Saturday, April 15th:

3:35 – Local Natives (channel 1)

4:45 – Car Seat Headrest (channel 2)

7:15 – DREAMCAR (channel 2)

9:05 – Warpaint (channel 2)

9:55 – Tycho (channel 2)

10:15 – Bon Iver (channel 1)

Sunday, April 16th:

4:25 – Whitney (channel 1)

5:15 – Toots & The Maytals (channel 1)

8:40 – Hans Zimmer (channel 2)

9:20 – Lorde (channel 1)

10:30 – New Order (channel 2)




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Spool Going Round Playlist and Link to Rebroadcast

You can now catch my show for up to two weeks after it airs thanks to Radio Free America. Look for Spool Going Round 8-10 am. Click on the link below.

Radio Free America rebroadcast of Spool Going Round radio show

Now, here’s a song I’m gonna lay on you strictly ’cause I dig it

Spool Going Round Playlist


Mike @ Spool Going Round

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City and Colour Tour dates

Incredible talent Dallas Green = City and Colour

09.16 Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
09.18 Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
09.20 San Diego, CA @ Humphrey’s By The Bay
09.22 San Luis Obispo, CA @ Fremont Theater
09.23 San Francisco, CA @ Masonic
09.26 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
09.28 Bellingham, WA @ Mount Baker Theatre
09.29 Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
09.30 Seattle, WA @ Paramount

My favorite show on the internet. I can literally get lost record shopping with “what’s in my bag” for hours and hours. Just watch one after another, after another…

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Spool Going Round Playlist for the 2017 Concert Season Show

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All artists played are coming to Washington State in the coming months.

Dates and venues listed below the playlist.


U2 at Century Link Field on Sunday 5/14 playing the entire Joshua Tree album
Kings of Leon at the Gorge Ampitheatre 8/26
Los Lobos at Admiral Theater in Bremerton 5/12 and Historic Everett Theater in Everett 5/13
Michael Kiwanuka 5/22 at Showbox
Radiohead 4/8 Key Arena
PJ Harvey 5/5 Wamu theater in Seattle
The Blind Boys of Alabama at The Triple Door 3/30 & 3/31 and 4/1 at Kirkland performance center
Whitney 4/11 Neumos
The Damned 4/16 showbox
The Drums Neumos 7/17
Bryan Ferry 8/11 Chateau Ste Michelle Winery in Woodinville, Wa
The XX 4/24 Wamu
UB40 7/13 Marymoor park
Mondo Cozmo 4/26 at the Wamu Theatre in Seattle
The Jesus and Mary Chain  5/23 showbox
Midnight oil 5/31 Moore theater
Fitz and the tantrums bringing the fun to 2 local outdoor ampitheatres Sunlight 8/23 and White River 8/22
Melissa Etheridge Paramount 5/7
Ryan Adams 6/28 Paramount
Tom Petty Safeco field 8/19
Belle & Sebastian 8/8 Paramount
Brian wilson doing Pet Sounds 4/9 Paramount
The Specials 6/13 The Showbox
Steve Miller/Peter Frampton White River 8/5
Styx 6/20 at Sunlight in Ridgefield down by portland  6/21 White river in Auburn, Wa
Alison Moyet 9/23 showbox seattle
Tones on Tail member Daniel Ash Neptune 6/2
Cheap Trick 9/9 White River

Go enjoy some live music this season!!

Mike @ Spool Going Round

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The Passing of Chuck Berry aged 90

For a number of years I made a point of trying to get to every concert by a legend that came within driving distance. A few got through the cracks, but I am very happy that I reached this goal with so many greats.

Chuck Berry, inventor of rock and roll, was so much fun to see live. His energy and enthusiasm were infectious.  He never lost that little kid feeling and he seemed to feel blessed to do what he as doing for a living.   A very important person in history alone, not just music, but he broke down many barriers.  Living until 90 gave us that extra time to see this legend.  Opening up for the Grateful Dead at an outdoor race track was a great place to experience that rock and roll music.

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RIP Chuck Berry

Mike @ Spool Going Round

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Alison Moyet 2017 US Tour

Great news to hear that Alison Moyet is touring the states this year. The tour will be accompanied by a new release titled “Other” out in June.  Playing Seattle on a Saturday night because she knows it’s hard for me to see shows on a school night.

1. I Germinate
2. Lover, Go
3. The English U
4. The Rarest Birds
5. Beautiful Gun
6. Reassuring Pinches
7. April 10th
8. Other
9. Happy Giddy
10. Alive


Alison has always felt like the cool sister with the great record collection that maybe was a couple years older than me but took me along to concerts that I would have never known about if she hadn’t.

Starting with her awesome band Yaz/Yazoo mixing the club hits with those bedroom tales. I had just learned the Lord’s prayer.

Then great pop music as a solo artist on ALF.  Pop so sweet it was like honey for the bees.

Don’t forget how GREAT! she was at Live Aid.

Now as a grown woman who has some life experiences to tell. The imaginary aunt to my children.

To support her new album ‘Other’, Alison Moyet will be embarking on a World Tour from September through to December 2017.

‘The Other Tour’ will see Alison playing electronic gigs in the United States and Canada, Australia and New Zealand, the UK and Ireland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland and France.


11 Sept – Sixth and I: Washington DC

12 Sept – The Trocadero Theatre: Philadelphia, PA

13 Sept – Royale, Boston, MA

15 Sept – Webster Hall: New York, NY

17 Sept – The Danforth Music Hall: Toronto, ONT

19 Sept – Park West: Chicago, IL

20 Sept – Fine Line Music Café: Minneapolis, MN

22 Sept – Star Theater: Portland, OR

23 Sept – The Showbox: Seattle, WA

25 Sept – The Fillmore: San Francisco, CA

26 Sept – Music Box: San Diego, CA

27 Sept – The Fonda Theater: Los Angeles, CA

Nice one Sis!

Mike @ Spool Going Round






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Spool Going Round Radio Playlist

If you are missing these shows, you are really missing the mix.  The largest music collection in the Pacific Northwest masterfully put together for your listening experience.

Bringing our Victorian Seaport to the world via kptz.org streaming.

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New Music from The Afghan Whigs coming out via SubPop

In Spades is now available for pre-order from Sub Pop

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The Afghan Whigs In Spades, the group’s spellbinding new album, will be available on CD / 180 gram-LP / CS / DL worldwide on May 5th from Sub Pop. The album, led by the single “Demon In Profile,” and standouts “Oriole,” “Copernicus,” “Arabian Heights” and “Toy Automatic,” is the follow-up the band’s internationally acclaimed Do to the Beast.  In Spades, written and produced by Greg Dulli, was recorded in New Orleans, Los Angeles, Memphis and Joshua Tree.

The album is a searing and soulful rock effort that emphasizes its pop instincts while contrasting with the seductive themes found throughout.  From its evocative cover art to the troubled spirits haunting its halls, In Spades casts a spell that challenges the listener to unpack its dark metaphors and spectral imagery. “It’s a spooky record,” notes Greg Dulli, Afghan Whigs’ songwriter and frontman. “I like that it’s veiled. It’s not a concept album per se, but as I began to assemble it, I saw an arc and followed it. To me it’s about memory – in particular, how quickly life and memory can blur together.”

We here at Spool Going Round love “spooky records” listen to Demon in Profile below.

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