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Missed a show? No problem! Recently aired shows are archived for your convenience.

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The Sunday Buzz

A series of rock 'n roll matinee shows at Cafe` 9
3-6pm every Sunday.

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A Random History of… The Local Bands Show

New Show!!!! A Random History of… The Local Bands Show Sundays 12:00 noon-ish et Hosted by James Velvet & Rick Allison Approaching 30 years on-air spotlighting Connecticut Artists, The Local Bands Show is the one constant in the CT music scene. This series takes a look back. What should you expect? Expect to enjoy the

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“Read All About It!”

A Heartfelt thanks to Alan Bisbort, Hartford Courant, and for a wonderful article on Read the Entire Article on-line HERE.  And a cool video HERE.  

Ticket Giveaways is constantly getting tickets to giveaway, from promoters, venues, and even artists. Whenever we are giving tickets away, we will post them on our TICKET GIVEAWAYS page. Bookmark that page/link, and stop by often. You never know what great area shows we’ll be giving away tickets for next…

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Here’s just a few reasons why becoming a Cygnus Radio Sponsor makes sense: Cygnus Radio has thousands of listeners per day. Most of our listeners are internet savvy, and listen to us on desktops, laptops, and mobile devices. Our listeners are very loyal to Cygnus Radio, and tend to refer us to their friends. Our

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The Backroom 1.17.17

Gearing up for the inauguration with a funky take on the transition, plus a bunch of other stuff.  Just for you.  Check it out.  Click on Trump.

the (not so random) local bands archives 01.15.17

2 classic loco episodes back to back. one show from january 2000, one from january 2008.  james velvet and rick allison ,with commercials and dave drzal’s concert calendar just as they originally aired. this week you’ll hear: hi fi automatic…hot rod circuit…psychedelic breakfast…pearly sweets…peter and the wolves…the mocking birds…mold monkees…mr. right…ron anthony…redbeard…eula…paul spencer…broken…malachi krunch  

the allison transmission 01.17.17

oh no ..boilerplate…general words of invitation…limited detail…vague promises…not even frank will be there. he clearly has no plan for todays little vanity project. why, then , should we listen. well..that’s why. the allison transmission Tower of Song- Leonard Cohen Everybody Knows- Rufus Wainwright The Future -Teddy Thompson I’m Your Man- Leonard Cohen Fanfare for

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Wingnut’s Psychedelic Bubblegum Shop 01.14.17 Hour 1

Are You Ready / Grand Funk Railroad Gimme Some Lovin’ / The Spencer Davis Group Groupie Girl / Opal Butterfly Up in the Air / Kasenetz Katz Super Circus Aren’t You Glad / Spirit Step Into the Magical World of ABC / Various Artists Hoodoo / Charles Nelson Reilly Lidsville Closing Theme / Lidsville Crazy

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Wingnut’s Psychedelic Bubblegum Shop 01.14.17 Hour 2

Swlabr / Cream Sweet Young Thing / The Chocolate Watch Band You Didn’t Have to Be So Nice / The Lovin’ Spoonful I’m Gonna Find a Cave / The Banana Splits Right On / Sugar Bears Tighter, Tighter / Alive ‘N Kickin’ The Loner / Neil Young Beautiful Sunday / Daniel Boone House of Stone

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the allison transmission 01.16.17

thelocalbandsshow will kick off a time-shifted allison transmission…and the whole megillah begins at noonish. Jive Ass-Larry Raspberry & the Highsteppers On Your Way Down- Little Feat Instant Karma -John Lennon It’s All Over But The Shouting -JD McPherson Keep It Between The Lines -Sturgill Simpson Call To Arms -Sturgill Simpson cygnus dreams Days Like

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Tones of Texas Episode #2 1/13/17 Tones of Texas #2 Blushing Why Can’t We? My Golden Calf Either Roaring Sun Pockets Boss Battle Step Malik Interview Malik Questions Malik Alone Indoor Creature Winter Is Breaking My Heart Exit Glaciers Silence Has Left Honey and Salt Helium Ila Minori Downtown Dweller My Jerusalem Dominoes Nicolas Azlon Why Booher Autographin’ Bibles Vanessa

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Ronald Webb & Patrick Price, discuss the January 2017 Issue of Goldmine Magazine. They spin a few cool songs a s well… No Matter What – Badfinger Rebel Rebel – David Bowie Sorceress – OPETH El Dorado IV FEAR – Marillion Hurdy Gurdy Man – Steve Hillage Anywhere You Want To Go – Santana Ghost

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