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Album Stream: Alan Evans Trio's 'Drop Hop'

Alexander Brown
Staff Writer
alexanderparisbrown@gmail.com / @relaxandaspire

One of the few pleasures of climate change has to be the extended amount of time you can spend outside-- either driving with your convertible top down, relaxing on the grass with a solid mojito, or wearing barely anything while exploring your favorite watering holes and clubs. Luckily the Alan Evans Trio is releasing their debut record Drop Hop later this month to prime you for all sorts of warm weather shenanigans.

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For Your Consideration: Esperanza Spalding's 'Radio Music Society'

J.D. Swerzenski
Contributing Writer
j.d.swerzenski[at]trinity.edu

A couple of weeks back I wrote up a capsule review for the San Antonio Current--the prototypical alternative weekly in town –on Esperanza Spalding’s latest record Radio Music Society. You take the 90 seconds it takes to read here.

I reference this to set-up a fairly bizarre situation that played out shortly before I submitted the piece. I was working on some of the finishing touches via laptop during the Spring Fund Drive for our jazz station here in San Antonio, KRTU 91.7FM. In the large studio we use as Fund Drive HQ, affectionately (though not too cleverly) dubbed “Pledge Central,” we have a half dozen phones, fold-up chairs and enough catered grub for us to last the week. And of course, roughly 8-10 phone volunteers, who on this particular Tuesday afternoon, were milling around the studio looking for something to do while the phones weren’t ringing.

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The Line-Up for 20 April 2012

Anthony Dean-Harris
Editor-in-Chief
anthony.deanharris@nextbop.com / @i_ADH

Rarely does 4/20 fall on a Friday so I have been pretty excited to put this show together for a few weeks now. Hopefully my song choices lived up to this show's potential.

The Line-Up for 20 April 2012

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Nextbop Rankings: March 2012

seb.
Co-Founder
s.helary [at] nextbop.com

Sorry for the late posting. We've been busy with life. In any case, congrats to John Raymond for earning the top spot following the streaming of his debut album Strength & Song on Nextbop. And we're also working on a couple streams for next week so stay tuned for more music.

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Portico Quartet - "Line/Ruibidium" for The Guardian (Video)

Anthony Dean-Harris
Editor-in-Chief
anthony.deanharris@nextbop.com / @i_ADH

This was probably the coolest thing I've seen all day. Portico Quartet recorded a small live session for The Guardian. The group combined "Line", from their 2009 album, Isla, and Rubidium, from their latest self-titled release, into a very spacey, bouncy jam. Check it out below.