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STOMP OUT SPIDER STOMPING

Isn't He cute?

Isn't He cute?

Here at Sweet Baby Lou we have a long history of dedication to a cause. From Sweet Baby Lou and his Anti-peach crusade in the Late 70s all the way up to our latest more arachnid based endeavors. 

Last Thursday a caller brought to our attention the terrible plight that has befallen our eight legged friends, spiders. For more information about this cause listen to our well intentioned caller and here the calls of his most noble plight. Also stay tuned for additional Sweet Baby Lou fundraising in the coming weeks. 

Stomping Out Spider Stomping Charity Call-In

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 Our latest batch of wacky ADs finds The Reverends riffing on everything from Child Cloning to Human Breast Milk. If either of these things appeal to you, we suggest you check out our latest sponsors.

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Sweet Baby Lou Goes Hollywood

WHO SHOT HOLLYWOOD

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That’s right, just like Seth Rogen and his rapidly declining weight, we at the Funk have also gone Hollywood. You know the up all night coke-binging ones where we sneak onto better films without doing any of the actual work. Like this session for example. Wasn’t even on our show. Never met these guys. But Oliver Scott Snure aka DJ Twist of Friday Night’s “Happy Valley Heroes” did and he produced this ace session. Nominate us for supporting actor.

“Happy Valley Heroes” follows in the footsteps of Sweet Baby Lou offering local music every Friday night from 12-2AM. So you may have accidentally tuned in a few times. 

However, we’re far too off topic. The topic here is Who Shot Hollywood a group of 14 year-olds with more under their belt than most great local area bands twice their age. This past month they rocked the bill in Austin, TX for their annual festival South by Southwest (SXSW). The band have been touring in various incarnations since the fourth grade and have played with such distinguished acts as THE FRAY and TED LEO & THE PHARMACISTS.

But don’t take our word, take Oliver’s and peep this Sweet session. 

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HAPPY VALLEY EXCLUSIVE TRACKS

Who Shot Hollywood- “Colt”

Who Shot Hollywood- “Good Talk”

Who Shot Hollywood- “Lofty Love”

So We Got This Theory

ONE THEORY

Pioneer Valley area hard rockers ONE THEORY stopped by for this quiet acoustic set complete with bongo drums. The set was a departure for a band, that live usually lays on the distortion and overdrive to achieve the maximum metal needed to fill such venues like Maximum Capacity.

The boys played a handful of tunes including “Church,” obviously about a stripped, “Disappear” as well as a much-rehearsed version of Posion’s “Every Rose has its Thorn.” See the fruits of this collaboration below.

EXCLUSIVE SWEET BABY LOU TRACKS

ONE THEORY ON MYSPACE

One Theory- Church

One Theory- Disappear

One Theory- Live Interview

One Theory- “Every Rose Has its Thorn (Poison Cover)”


Oh So Horny

A WRENCH IN THE SPOKES

Two weeks ago Sweet Baby Lou set out on a voyage to sea, complete with sea shanties and of course there was no better choice for a rocking band on this voyage than UMass’ own ska-tastic A Wrench in the Spokes.

Here on our shared voyage the guys showcased some new material fresh from their newest album, “Drunk, High & Slightly Political.” The quartet is composed of frontmen; guitarist Brandon Rainville, bassist Jack Hawkins, drummer Mike Dunn, and trumpet player Ben Stein and are a self-described “ska-punk” band. 

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You can look out for the boys on April 25th where they are on the bill for this year’s Extravaganja to be held once again on the Amherst commons. The event also features such Sweet Baby Lou alums as The Alchemystics and other local notables like Shokazoba.

EXCLUSIVE SWEET BABY LOU TRACKS

A WRENCH IN THE SPOKES- “LOSING GROUND”

A WRENCH IN THE SPOKES- “FOLSOM PRISON BLUES (JOHNNY CASH COVER)”

A WRENCH IN THE SPOKES- “CALL IT WHAT YOU WANT”



Will Brennan Strikes Again

WILLIAM BRENNAN + PAT DREW

Here at Sweet Baby Lou we like to hold our musical guests to a certain high caliber. Hence why were so disappointed when of all things, William Brennan canceled his reunion with us to…get an orange. From there he called in periodically informing us that he lost his bicycle and was arrested for owning an unregistered mule. 

However the show was saved by an impromptu appearance by The Telephone Company and Pat Drew who reprised his guitar troubadour-ish-ness, fresh from tours throughout Southeast Asia where his latest album “Pat Drew Sings the Hits & Other Songs You Might Have Heard or At Least Vaguely Recall.”

EXCLUSIVE PAT DREW SONGS

Pat Drew- “Bent”

Pat Drew- “Naked as We Came (Iron & Wine)”

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However after receiving reinforcements, Will came through in the end. Honoring his gentlemen’s promise he came in the following week and walked us through some new material with influences that range from flamenco to Japanese pop.

EXCLUSIVE WILL BRENNAN SONGS

Will Brennan- “Modern Living”

Will Brennan- “Pirate Song”

Will Brennan- “Girl From Ipanema”

Will Brennan- “Who is Your Moon”

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Sweet Baby Lou Up All Night: Act VI (sorta)

ONLY VIKINGS

 

Only Vikings rock themselves to sleep
Only Vikings rock themselves to sleep

Because sometimes Only Vikings will do. This song set which aired officially sometime over winter break during our Sweet Baby Lou Predicts the Weather show. However a little known fact is that is was actually pre-recorded before our epic 6 hour programming run. 

At 10PM EST, The Vikings arrived early and belted out a number of original tunes which can be found on their purevolume account below and on the Sweet Baby Lou exclusive tracks tabs. This included set highlight “To The Bone (Kinks Cover).”

 Only Vikings is comprised of two friends, Tom Van Der Poll (a former Sweet Baby Lou guest as a solo artists). Tom is currently a Senior Chemistry major here at UMass graduating later this year. The other half of the vikings is Dan NiCastro who enjoys cheese blintzes, Celine Dion records, and thinly sliced hash browns (all Sweet Baby Lou conjectures that have been certified as near-facts).

 

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Exclusive Sweet Baby Lou Tracks

Only Vikings Intro

Only Vikings- “To the Bone (Kinks Cover)”

Only Vikings- “Slow Me Down”

Only Vikings- “Invite Me In”

Only Vikings- “Bargain”

Only Vikings- “Just the Beginning”