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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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THE 2015 CTMA’S RECAP SHOW – 7/16/15

The 2015 Connecticut Music Awards Recap Show Remember that great time we had at the Connecticut Music Awards last month? Well, Cygnus Radio’s own Frank Critelli & G.Gone sat down and recapped it for us. Listen to it now. Playlist Amalfi Redux – Sarah LeMieux Mothers’ Song – Violent Mae Drive You Out Of My

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Open Mic Adventure

I’ve had the opportunity to attend a few open mic nights recently. I love open mics.  In my younger days, I performed five nights a week at various open mics around Cambridge and Boston. They’re perfect places to cut your teeth, gain experience and confidence, and practice in public. For more seasoned performers, open mic

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the james velvet memorial local bands show

Farewell James thanks to: aj gundell, tom smith, jon peckman, lys guillorn, ponybird, g gone, robbie derosa, jim chapdelaine, hank hoffman, sal paradise, lappy, wiggy, pam landry, joe gerhard, calvin decutlass, ben parent, jack vees, christopher bousquet, scott mcdonald, christine ohlmann, julie and pete of the sawtelles, johnny java murphy and frank critelli.

Stop By and See Us Some Time

Stop By and See Us Some Time an interview with James Velvet by Frank Critelli    Hamden, CT 07.19.05 Frank: A lot of people around here would consider you to be a prolific songwriter.  Talk us through the James Velvet songwriting process. James: I am prolific, I guess…relatively speaking, but it takes me a long time

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Metamodern Sounds in Country Music

I have a confession. Actually, fuck that. I have a declaration: I listen to the Outlaw Country station on SiriusXM Radio whenever I’m driving Lu’s car. And, I love it. They play everything from Hank Williams to Sarah Gayle Meech (look her up, and the next time we’re in the same bar, remind me to

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This Year’s Model 1956 – Right String, Wrong Yo-Yo

http://cygnusradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/This-Years-Model-1956.mp3From here, and for the rest of the 50s, there are plenty of all-time classics each week. This year, we had “I Walk the Line,” “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Twenty Flight Rock,” “Roll Over Beethoven,” and “Let The Good Times Roll” to name a few, and that’s ignoring the debut of Buddy Holly, a version of “Fever”

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The Saturday Album

The Saturday Album Sat: 11:00am & 11:00pm Starting April 4, 2015 Each week The Saturday Album will feature one album played in its entirety without interruption. Cygnus Radio knows that the album is really the highest art form of popular musical expression. However, the album seems to have been reduced to a footnote in this

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Steve Earle – Terraplane

Sunday, Match 15. 2015, 4:53pm: I’m on my third G&T. I’ve listened to the new Steve Earle record (Terraplane) seven times consecutively. In the liner notes, Steve talks about the blues and comments that “everyone is sick of all my happy fucking happy songs anyway.” Pete Townshend was once asked (and you’ll see the connection

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This Is My First Post

Hello, World. I guess this is my first blog.  I think about a lot of stuff, and much of it is musical or creative in nature. And, I’m going to share some of it here. You are welcome to ingest it in any way you see fit. I hope you’re having a good day. Yours

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