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CALLING ALL ROCK GARDEN TOURISTS We want to spice things up a little on RGT online, which is why we want your submissions for our North 40 segment. North 40 is a collection of the musical musings of RGT contributors and listeners, in 40 words or less. Essentially, we just want to know what's flowing through […]

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Artist: Joey Ryan & The Inks Song: You Are All Friends of Mine "There’s nothing worse than dead air when your musical summer soul needs it most. To avoid this frustration, I pop in Joey Ryan & The Inks. Ideal for a cruise session, they mix ‘60s surfer vibes with intricately dreamy harmonies." Artist: Heiruspecs Song: 5ves […]

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Artist: Harry Nilsson Song: The Point "Firsts are important things probably. My first record was Captain & Tennille. My first concert was Diana Ross. And when given chance to select my newborn’s first album I cranked Baby Mozart. Humor. The answer is Harry Nilsson’s The Point." Artist: Radical Face Song: Doorways "I’m consistently enamored with […]

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Artist: The Decemberists Song: June Hymn "Although released in the cold of January by a band with a winter month as part of it's name, this tune evokes the sunny sound of summer. The kind of song perfect for lazy afternoons and campfire sing-a-longs."  Artist: The Felice Brothers Song: Frankie's Gun "Earlier this year I […]

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Artist: Janelle Monáe Song: Tightrope (feat. Big Boi) "Since its release last year, Janelle Monáe's 'Tightrope' has held strong amongst my top 40. Her take on old-school funk and Big Boi's layed back rhyming are a deadly combo. So get ready because you're totes gonna move to it." Artist: Pretty Lights Song: I Know The […]

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Artist: Yellowbirds Album: The Color "Yellowbirds – 'The Color' has been in heavy rotation for some time now … I feel Sam Cohen is channeling Roy Orbison with this project.  And he’s co-created some great animated music videos that you can find on the website." Artist: Scott Hesse Song: Wires Weird "Originally from Sioux City […]

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Artist: Pink Mountaintops Song: The Gayest of Sunbeams "Undecided between EAR PWR and The Black Swans so I’ll go with GAYVILLE SD GAZE DAZE SUNGAZING FESTIVAL* theme song ‘The Gayest of Sunbeams’ by Pink Mountaintops. It thumps like a convective heat burst and is definitely worth a spin." Artist: Mayer Hawthorne  Song: Don't Turn the Lights On […]

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Artist: French Cowboy "When recently presented with the band, French Cowboy, Oil Can gave listen.  Here’s what the Can learned (in order); they’re not Cowboys.  They don’t play country and western*.  They are French.  They play rock.  And Oil Can likes. Oil Can." Artist: Steve Thorpe Album: Reasons ** "He plays guitar like he’s from the […]

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