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The return of Modest Mouse finds 40 stations making the first week add of The Golden Casket, with the closest contender being 15 stations putting on Coldplay’s “Higher Power.” Counting Crows has another strong week, garnering 14 adds for Butter Miracle, Suite One. Next is Lukas Nelson & The Promise Of The Real scoring 12 adds on A Few Stars Apart, as Yola closes out the list with 11 adds on Stand For Myself.


It should be noted that next week is the official add week for the Coldplay song, “Higher Power,” as it is for “Perennial Bloom (Back To You)”, the single from the aforementioned Lukas Nelson & POTR album, as well as for St. Vincent’s “Down.” Of course, you’ll always be able to find the complete Going For Adds listings  on the bottom of this page.


VSF-The Series Episode #5: A Night of Debuts



bringing the Triple A community together for live music until we can have a live, in-person convention again. Virtual SummitFest-The Series will always be free to attend as we showcase the talents of the great artists on the Triple A airwaves. But while it is free, you must sign up to get the link.

An outgrowth of the series is the JBE SummitFest Playlist on Spotify where you’ll find music from all past VSF performers plus some from those playing upcoming episodes. You can hear all that and more here. You can also listen to the JBE Artist Of The Week Playlist here


Virtual SummitFest-The Series Episode #5 takes place Thursday, May 20 at 8 p.m. EDT/5 p.m PDT, featuring Jackson Browne, Amy Helm and Cat Ridgeway.  Sign up now and keep checking the JBE website and All Access for all the up-to-date info.

NON-COMM Presents First Rita Houston Award, Announces 2022 Dates



Around The Horn

The Current/Minneapolis and MPR launched its May member drive last week as The Current kicked off its 893 Essential Debut Albums countdown. The Current asked listeners for their top picks of the all-time greatest debut albums and through May 13 the station will be counting them down. Things kicked off with No. 893, Booker T. & the M.G.’s with Green Onions and will continue until #1 is revealed on Thursday. You can follow #893debuts and keep track of the list here... WYEP/Pittsburgh is encouraging its listeners to wear a Music T-shirt to Work on Friday, May 28, as a way to help local musicians with t-shirts to sell recoup some of their losses during the pandemic. A list of participating artists is available on the station’s website… Austin City Limits Radio’s Woofstock will be held at Oskar Blues Brewery, with a special live performance by Jade Bird. The show is scheduled for Sunday, May 23, doors open at 12 p.m. show time is 1 p.m. To obtain tickets a donation to one of three Austin Animal Shelters will score one pair of tickets… KSUT/Durango and Ute Tribal Radio have received a grant from the Colorado Media Partnership, as one of eight Colorado newsrooms and two newsroom-community partnerships will receive a total of $85,000 in grants to support local journalism and community listening and reporting projects addressing critical information about the COVID-19 vaccine among communities of color or underserved groups. KSUT’s Tribal Radio and Four Corners Public Radio will receive part of this grant to aid in the dialogue between tribal, rural, immigrant and homeless communities, and work with community partners to share information about mobile and pop-up clinics… Beggars Group has announced a partnership in a new music supervision, licensing and composition company, Colourbox Music, founded by Ben Turner and Simon Astall, two of the partners behind the award-winning music supervision company Earworm Music. Colourbox will be based in London and Los Angeles, specializing in music for Film, TV, Advertising and Gaming. The company will offer greater creative capacity for its clients by offering a wider landscape of services based around music creation; it will launch a joint publishing venture focused around writers in bespoke composition and scoring; and will work closely with the Beggars Group (4AD, Matador, Rough Trade, XL Recordings and Young Turks), its licensing teams and the Beggars Music publishing arm to provide new opportunities in composing to their artists, writers and composers… Blitzen Trapper will release Holy Demos Future Demos as a Bandcamp exclusive May 7, offering an inside look at the songwriting and demo process. Holy Demos Future Demos is a demo version of their 2020 Yep Roc debut, Holy Smokes Future Jokes. The digital-only album will be available at all DSPs May 14.

Episode #5 of the JBE Virtual SummitFest-The Series, presented in conjunction with Media Sponsor All Access is coming up next week, Thursday, May 20 at 8 p.m. EDT/5 p.m PDT, featuring a night of debuts! The big debut will be the Triple A premiere of Jackson Browne’s new video for the first official single from his forthcoming album (which also features a special guest), which will have its Facebook debut later that night. Just before that debut, there will be a live set from Cat Ridgeway where she will debut her new single, performed with its co-writer, Cat’s friend – and a longtime friend of Triple A – Shawn Mullins. If that doesn’t fill up your night, there will also be a highly anticipated performance from Amy Helm as well as live music from Jackson Browne,


Last week WXPN/Philadelphia put on the Virtual NON-COMMvention, giving public radio a chance to gather for meetings and showcases through the magic of the internet. The highlight of the 2+-day event was the presentation of the first Rita Houston Spirit of Non-Comm Award, remembering one of the legends of the format while recognizing one individual’s contributions to the non-commercial side of the format. This year’s recipient is Jennifer Daunt of Dauntless Promotion, who – while her company serves the entire Triple A format – has always demonstrated a passionate support of the stations on the non-comm side. Next year the award will also come with an honorarium to cover conference expenses for one outstanding woman working in Triple A radio, with special consideration given to one working in a smaller market with a limited budget. And speaking of next year, XPN also announced the dates for next year’s NON-COMM, May 3-6, 2022.

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Going for Adds


Arden Lanes A Little Something For Everyone (Independent)

Britton Patrick Morgan "Bad Tom Smith" (Independent)

Coldplay "Higher Power" (Atlantic)

Current Joys "Money Making Machine" (Secretly Canadian)

David Haerle "Train Down Memory Lane" (Independent)

Ericson Holt "99 Degrees" (Independent)

Flatlanders "Sittin' On Top Of The World" (Independent/Thirty Tigers)

Hilary Scott "Almost Home" (Belltown)

John Hall "Alone Too Long" (Independent)

Ken Wiley Brain Leak (Independent)

Lucy Park "Cold" (Independent)

Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real "Perennial Bloom (Back To You)" (Fantasy/Concord)

Mark Collie Book Of My Blues (Independent)
Mark O'Connor "Goin' Home" (Independent)

Navy "One Shot" (Independent)

Nick Jaina Credo (Fluff & Gravy)

Opium Moon "Feast Of Sevens" (Independent)

Paul Boddy & SlideWinder Blues Band "Little Bit O' Soap" (Independent)

Scarlet Rivera & Nine Mile Station "Hurricane" (Independent)

Shungudzo "It's A Good Day (To Fight The System)" (Independent)

Steve Louw Headlight Dreams (Independent)

St. Vincent "Down" (Loma Vista/Concord)


Afton Wolfe "Paper Piano" (Independent)

Aztec Two-Step Birth Days (Independent)

Belle Mt. "Famous Son" (Warner)

Carrie Clark & The Lonesome Lovers "Heroes and Heartbreakers" (Independent)

Cha Wa "My People" (Single Lock)

Christone "Kingfish" Ingram "662" (Alligator)

Delta Haints "Cars Hiss By My Window" (Independent)

Detention "Good & Ready" (Independent)

Durand Jones & The Indications "Witchoo" (Dead Oceans)

Graham Sharp "Generation Blues" (Yep Roc)

Hector Zazou Geographies (Made To Measure Vol. 5) (Crammed)

Jenny Don't & The Spurs "Be The Only One" (Fluff & Gravy)

Keeton Coffman "Wounded Heart" (Independent)

Little Simz "Woman" (Independent)

Marias "Hush" (Atlantic)

Martha Wainwright "Love Will Be Reborn" (Cooking Vinyl)

Masterminds "Shady Lane" (Independent)

Milow "Whatever It Takes" (Independent)

Noah Kahan "Part Of Me" (Republic)

Quinn Sullivan "All Around The World" (Provogue)

Rodney Crowell "Something Has To Change" (Independent/Thirty Tigers)

Rodrigo Amarante "Mare" (Polyvinyl)

Son Volt "Reverie" (Independent/Thirty Tigers)

Torres "Don't Go Puttin Wishes In My Head" (Merge)

Tune-Yards "Hypnotized" (4AD)


Ben Kweller "Just For Kids" (Noise Company)

Beta Radio "Don't Leave Me Behind" (Nettwerk)

Cat Ridgeway f/Shawn Mullins "Give Me Love" (Independent)

Lionel Boy "I'm Not Afraid" (Innovative Leisure)

Natalie Bergman "Paint The Rain" (Third Man)


Allison Ponthier "The Harshest Critic" (Interscope)

Bob Schneider "I Love This Life" (Soundly)

Goon Sax "In The Stone" (Matador)

Joshua Radin "You're My Home" (Nettwerk)

Joy Oladokun "Bigger Man" (Republic)


Dawn Richard "Boomerang" (Merge)
Hayde Bluegrass Orchestra "My Heart And Soul (On Love)" (Independent)


Holly Humberstone "The Walls Are Way Too Thin" (Interscope)
Richard X. Heyman "Nearly There" (Turn-Up)


Megan and Shane "Alone" (Independent)



Ray Paul & RPM "Won't You Take A Ride?" (Permanent Press)


Dark Tea "Highway Mile" (Independent)

Decker "In Outer Space & DNA" (Royal Potato Family)

Eamon McCormack Storyteller (Independent)

Faye Webster "Cheers" (Secretly Canadian)

Ghost Of Paul Revere "Travel On" (Independent)

Islands "Set The Fairlight" (Royal Mountain)

John McDonough Second Chances (Independent)

Karin Ann and Macca Wiles "Sociopathic" (Independent)

Kings Of Leon "Echoing" (RCA)

Modest Mouse "We Are Between" (Epic)

Paula Cole "Black Mountain Blues" (Renew/BMG)

Pom Pom Squad "Head Cheerleader" (City Slang)

Yola "Diamond Studded Shoes" (Easy Eye/Concord)

Bowerbirds "The Party" (Independent)

Carsie Blanton "Party At The End Of The World" (Independent)

Coalesce Choir "American Skin (41 Shots)" (Independent)

Counting Crows "Elevator Boots" (BMG)

Deep Dark Woods "How Could I Ever Be Single Again?" (Independent)

Fashion Invasion Fashion Invasion (Independent)

Immediate Family "3:45 Comin' Through" (Independent)

Iron & Wine "Calm On The Valley" (Sub Pop)

James "Beautiful Beaches" (Independent)

Jose Gonzalez "Visions" (Mute)

Maia Sharp "Backburner" (Independent)

Murlocs "Francesca" (ATO)

Rachel Baiman "Joke's On Me" (Signature Sounds)

Redtenbacher's Funkestra Big Funk Band (Independent)

SYML "Stay Close" (Nettwerk)

Tamara L. Wilson "Your Own Kind Of Beautiful" (Independent)

Teke::Teke "Barbara" (Kill Rock Stars)

Various Made To Measure Vol. 1 (Six Degrees)