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Tu(n)esday Wrap-Up: Blitzen Trapper Rocks, False Pterodactyl Talks & Chocolate Galore!


Missed out on last week’s ‘A Change of Tune’? Don’t know what to expect in the week to come? Consider this your Tu(n)esday Wrap-Up.



We kicked off our 2016 band chat series with the wry-witted Eric Earley, better known for his role as songwriter and lead vocalist for the Portland alt-rock band Blitzen Trapper. We chatted about the band’s passionate fanbase, their affinity for the cult classic Twin Peaks and how Bowie fits into their musical story.

Speaking of Bowie, Blitzen Trapper returned to NPR’s Mountain Stage in Morgantown this past Sunday, and they performed a cover of Bowie’s “Heroes” alongside Wild Child, Ruby Amanfu, The Birds of Chicago and The Suitcase Junket. The full show won’t be broadcast on NPR stations until March, but you can hear the Bowie tribute below via Mountain Stage’s Soundcloud.

‘A Change of Tune’ Jan. 16 Playlist / Downloads:

Speaking of Bowie (again), we played a couple space oddity-tastic tunes on this past Saturday’s show! Stream the Spotify show playlist below and find downloads for most of the songs from our Kanawha County Public Library friends at Freegal.

The White Panda (Queen & David Bowie vs. Bruno Mars)– Under Treasure

Cage the Elephant- Sweetie Little Jean

DIIV– Under the Sun

Damien Jurado– Exit 353

The Arcs– Lake Superior

Jakky Terraseen- Kiff

Stevie Wonder– I Wish

Joanna Newsom- Leaving the City

Bishops– Inside

Blitzen Trapper– Love Grow Cold

Israel Nash– LA Lately

Daughter- Numbers

Beach House- Space Song

M. Ward– Let’s Dance (Bowie cover)

The Week to Come:

-While we were up in Morgantown with Mountain Stage, we had the pleasure of sitting down with local band False Pterodactyl to chat about their psychedelic new release and what it means to “make it” in West Virginia. Keep an eye on our page and our socials for the complete chat when it goes live this Friday.

-West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s gearing up for its 20th annual Chocolate Challenge fundraiser! If you’re a fan of #WVmusic discovery (not to mention #WVmade chocolate), support ‘A Change of Tune’ by becoming a member of West Virginia Public Broadcasting.

-Did you hear about this Sunday’s Mountain Stage in Charleston featuring Robert Earl Keen, The Old 97’s Rhett Miller, The Westies and our Boston pop-rock friends Guster? It’s a sold-out show, but ‘A Change of Tune’ has saved a pair of tickets for ya! Make sure to follow @achangeoftune on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to find out when our Guster ticket giveaway goes live.