Seacoast Live! with The Joshua Incident

Spring is here and what better way to celebrate the melting snow and rising temperatures than with some Americana? Americana quartet The Joshua Incident stops by Seacoast Live! for a beautiful mix of songs off their debut album, Red, as well as some new songs to be released on a their sophomore album this Fall. Learn more about the band and find their music at www.thejoshuaincident.com

Interview: 00:00 – 5:37

Track List
Tinder Box (7:30)
My December Girl (11:30)
Red (14:34)
Seacoast Live! Coming Attractions (19:21)
Quiet/Discontent/Passed Out (21:35)
In Your Beautiful Hour (28:14)
Exit 48 (34:43)
Tear-Stained Eye [Son Volt cover] (38:38)
Barker Place (42:34)
Thimble Full of Happiness (46:53)

Seacoast Live! is produced and hosted by Katie McAuliffe and Devan George and is engineered by Nick Morrone.

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Seacoast Live! with Me In Capris

Local alternative rock group Me In Capris stops by Seacoast Live! for an energetic rock mix of originals that will be featured on their summer release. Some unexpected covers make it into the set as well. Check out some of their upcoming tracks before they hit the web!

If you like what you hear, make sure to check them out at on April 6th at O’Briens Pub in Allston, MA.

11054664_10153195770391520_2077046893_oTracklist:

1) A Little Faith, A Bit of Romance [6:22]
2) Your Velouria [12:33]
3) Pretty [12:33]
4) Cookout [20:48]
5) Surrender (Cheap Trick Cover) [25:15]
Seacoast Live! Coming Attractions [29:49]
6) All the Time (Alex Chilton Cover) [32:09]
7) Strange Powers (Magnetic Fields Cover) [35:31]
8) For Those Who Think You [39:00]
9) Not My Blues/ Sex On Fire (Kings of Leon) [43:34]

Credits [47:38]

Seacoast Live! is produced and co-hosted by Katie McAuliffe and Devan George. This episode was engineered by Nick Morrone with additional help from Nick Rocci.

Seacoast Live! with Lady Lamb

With her latest album ‘After’ just released on March 3rd, Lady Lamb joins WUNH’s Seacoast Live! for a live mix of some the old and new before she sets out on her continental tour. She talks to us about the process of making ‘After’, her humble beginnings and her change in stage name.

Lady Lamb rockin' out in the WUNH studio.

Interview 00:00 – 10:40

Tracklist:
You are the Apple – 12:13
Billions of Eyes – 18:41
Heretic – 23:55
Milk Duds – 30:57
Spat Out Spit – 34:06
Batter – 38:58
Penny Licks – 41:04
The Nothing Part II – 47:28

Big thanks to Greg P. Rothwell for engineering the show.

Photo by Shervin Lainez

Seacoast Live! will be back March 20th with local funky, rootsy-rock group Harsh Armadillo and then March 27th with rock group Me in Capris. Join us Fridays from 8 to 9pm for Seacoast Live! on WUNH 91.3FM for more of the best bands from New Hampshire’s Seacoast. No FM dial nearby? Stream us live, find program playlists and listen to archives at www.wunh.org

WUNH brings in local bands for new live show

Thanks to The New Hampshire for this great article in the arts section of today’s paper about our brand new Seacoast Live! program on Friday nights

http://www.tnhdigital.com/wunh-brings-in-local-bands-for-new-live-show/

By Cole Caviston, Staff Writer

A new program launched at WUNH, Seacoast Live! , offers a place for local musicians to perform live on Fridays from 8 to 9 p.m.

Seacoast Live! is hosted by seniors Devon George, the WUNH events director, and Katie McAuliffe, the news director, who were motivated to bring in musical flavor from close-by.

“We mostly like to bring in local bands, half because they’re easy to book and half because it’s nice to support local bands,” George said. “It’s also an easy way for them to boost their listenership.”

However, there was another critical factor for Seacoast Live!: having a show that would play on Friday nights when hockey wasn’t broadcast. It was a predicament that George thought she had a solution for. 

“As events director, I came up with this idea as a response to hockey because a lot of the time we would have a DJ on Friday nights, their show would keep being traded out for hockey,” George said.

About a year and a half ago, the WUNH studio underwent remodeling, gaining a new on-air studio and a live-performance studio. Since then, both WUNH and the MUB have been pushing for more live bands to come in.

“There’s an intimacy to hearing a live show through the radio that’s different from seeing it live,” McAuliffe said.

George and McAuliffe are getting used to the new setup, which is exacerbated by the lack of permanent sound engineer. So far, fellow DJ Greg Marinaccio filled in for their first broadcast, hosting Gretchen and the Pickpockets on January 23, and later relying on a friend who works in the MUB for their second show.

There have also been technical hiccups. During their first broadcast, just as Gretchen and the Pickpockets were about to receive their cue to begin, none of the audio feed came through, causing George and McAuliffe to scramble and make ‘emphatic hand gestures” to their sound engineer in the other room.

“It’s the excitement and peril of live radio, these things will happen and that’s kind of why I love this medium; you really don’t know what might happen,” McAuliffe said.

But they also agree that co-hosting is a mutual satisfying, fun experience they both enjoy undertaking.   

“I think it’s great to have a show that’s just not you all the time, it brings a dynamic to it and color that you wouldn’t have with just one DJ,” McAuliffe said.

In comparing live performances to being treated to their own private show, both hosts admit to shamelessly cheering on their guests from behind the glass and even dancing to the music.

“That’s how you get a good radio show with two co-host, by having a fluidity to your communication and making sure that each other’s needs are being met and each other’s visions in the show format are being acknowledged,” McAuliffe said.

McAulliffe is responsible for audio revision after the broadcast, taking out any on-air errors, and then uploading the recording onto an audio streaming format, like Soundcloud or Mixcloud.

Booking the bands is something we both take on in conjuncture,” McAuliffe said. “That’s why it works well, we have different tastes we bring to it.”

For instance, George likes bluegrass bands while McAullife prefers alternative rock, jazz groups, and indie rock outfits.

In addition to hosting Gretchen and the Pickpockets and People Like You, their second guest, on January 30, the band Todo Bien will perform on February 20 as part of a release party for their album “Here We Go.”

They’ve also reached out to Aly Spaltro and her band Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, an indie group which originated in Portland. McAulliffe admits that this does go against their idea of booking entirely local groups.

“It kind of counter-intuitive to our line in Seacoast Live!, which is that ‘if you eat local, why not listen local?’,” McAullife said, “but sometimes we deviate out of those lines to bring you something exciting.”

After weeks of negotiation with the band’s press agent and band manager, they successfully booked an appearance of Lady Lamb the Beekeeper to promote their new album “After” on March 6.

Following that, on March 20, Harsh Armadillo, a UNH-based jazz-funk group, will perform. As for this April, however, George and McAuliffe are tight-lipped on their plans.

As they both prepare to graduate this semester, George and McAuliffe are enthusiastic for any students to try out radio and experience it for themselves.

“There’s a real need for more radio-yarded, music-minded people, whether you want to edit news, produce a good interview, or you want to do music, either a specialty show or a general music show,” McAuliffe said. “The best thing about the station is learning.”

Seacoast Live! – People Like You

In the second episode of Seacoast Live! the Portsmouth-based psychedelic folk band People Like You steps into the WUNH studio for a musical mix that the band describes as “Frank Zappa meets Bob Dylan and has a heart attack.” Join us Fridays for Seacoast Live! on WUNH 91.3FM for more of the best bands from New Hampshire’s Seacoast.

Track list:
Interview [0:00 – 6:55)
1) The Shadow Song [9:35]
2) Smile [13:53]
3) Medley (Name After Name/Mice/ Don’t Be Down)[18:27]
4) Yellow Belly [38:47]
5) Ships [42:40]
6) The Day My Head Rolled Away [47:15]
7) Do Something [52:20]

If you like what you hear then check out the band in person! Check out their upcoming shows in the Seacoast area:

Feb 8, 8:00PM Press Room
Portsmouth, NH

Feb 12, 9:00PM Stone Church
Newmarket, NH

Mar 6, 8:00PM Book and Bar
Portsmouth, NH

Join us February 20th when the roots-rock group Todo Bien performs their new album for us hot off the presses.

Listen local with Seacoast Live!

– Katie M and Devan G

Seacoast Live! – Gretchen & the Pickpockets

In the first episode of Seacoast Live!, Gretchen & the Pickpockets stops by WUNH to deliver a funky set of some rock, jazz-infused goodness and to talk about their upcoming album, their New England Music Awards nomination, and the best and worst covers they’ve done throughout their musical career. Join us Fridays for Seacoast Live! on WUNH 91.3FM for more of the best bands from New Hampshire’s Seacoast.
Track list:
1) Get the Rock [2:32]
2) Confident [4:50]
3) No Good [12:40]
4) Wind Cries Mary (Jimi Hendrix Cover) [18:20]
5) Don’t Let Go [30:30]
6) Swimming in the Sea [33:15]
7) Heart of Glass (Blondie Cover) [40:10]

If you like what you hear then vote for Gretchen & the Pickpockets in the New Hampshire’s Best Band section of the New England Music Awards (bit.ly/1HiCnaG)

Join us next week when psychedelic folk rockers People Like You, join us on January 30th from 8 to 9 pm.

Listen local with Seacoast Live!. 

– Katie M & Devan G