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Pearl Palooza: Come out to Albany’s 4th Annual Street Music Fest

WEQX is taking over Pearl Street and bringing free live music to you with the fourth annual Pearl Palooza music festival on Saturday, Sept. 28-featuring two stages and nine bands.

Headlining this year will be Portugal. the Man, the soulful indie rockers from Portland, along with a lineup of local and out-of-town acts.

So come out for some fun, dancing and hopefully no rain, because what’s better than a weekend of awesome live music?

Main Stage

Portugal. The Man-Portland, OR

Groovy soulful rock

8:00-9:15 p.m.


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Lorde’s “Royals” Takes Over Record Breaking Title

A New Queen Takes the Throne

Billboard announced that Lorde has taken the record for the longest domination by a female artist on the Alternative Songs chart with her breakthrough hit “Royals”–surpassing Alanis Morissette’s 18 year reign with her classic 90s anthem “You Oughta Know.”

The 16-year-old New Zeland singer/songwriter, Ella Yelich-O’Connor, has maintained the record-breaking number one spot for six weeks with her catchy Electropop tune. This has been the first time a solo female artist has even touched the tip of the chart since Tracy Bonham’s “Mother Mother” in 1996, now holding third place for the overall record.

WCDB began playing “Royals” in early spring and even though the Top 40 hit can no longer meet our airwaves, such a young artist’s accomplishment in the Alternative music scene should still be greatly acknowledged. Listeners can still expect to hear some of Lord’es other talented work as the anticipation for her debut album, Pure Heroine, continues to rise–released on September 27.

If you’re a fan of the hit here’s another track from Lorde, titled “Tennis Court.”

Tame Impala

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Band: Tame Impala

Album: Lonerism

Label: Modular Recordings

The Australian psychedelic rock band Tame Impala is back with their second album, two years after their previous release of Innerspeaker.  Their unique sound of psych guitar riffs and echoing vocals brings a style of old school  meets new.  A modern album that would appeal to fans of the Pink Floyd and late 60’s early 70’s rock era, but with a fresh dreamy take.  Singer and songwriter, Kevin Parker, brings a haunting voice similar to John Lennon–and when I say similar I mean a straight reincarnation.  Tracks such as “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards” and “Be Above It” give off Beatles inspired vibes, while “Elephant” and “Mind Mischief” delivers a heavier “stoner rock” feel.  The 57 second track “She Just Won’t Believe Me” even reminds me of a lighter version to Ozzy Osbournes’s intro in “Mr. Crowley.”
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