Terry Collins Talks About the North American International Banjo Convention, Johnny Iguana of “The Claudettes” Phones In, and “The Cars” Tribute, Monday Night “Prime Time Theme Attic,” 8PM-10PM EDT!!!

It’s big show after big show on “Prime Time Theme Attic” with Phil Maq!!!

Monday night’s show from 8PM- 10PM EDT will include another studio visit from banjo enthusiast Terry Collins to talk about the upcoming North American International Banjo Convention NAIBC (April 27th-28th) in Detroit!!!

In addition, Johnny Iguana of The Claudettes phones in for an interview during “The Top 9 at 9:09!”

And if that isn’t enough, there will be a tribute to The Cars!!

Whew! I think I’m crazy for even attempting this!

Songs by other artists on the show will include Cynthia Sayer (Cynthia Sayer), Caleb Ford, I Don’t Trust Robots, Linda McRae and Ray Bonneville, The Hangabouts, Sean Moyses, Paul Erickson, Debbie Schreyer Banjo Entertainment, Dan Hall, Windborne, Royal Wood, The Vegabonds, Scott Fab, Buddy Wachter, Johnny Baier, and maybe more!!!

Tune in to 89.3 FM (89.3 WHFR.FM) in the Dearborn-Detroit area, stream it with our new improved stream: https://whfr.fm/streamer/ or use Tune In Player to stream it.

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Phil’s Faves: Albums, April 15, 2018

Over time, my listening habits have changed and at the moment I usually listen to albums completely through. I haven’t done that in years, but it’s actually very rewarding—particularly when the album is good. Every album that will be on this list will fit that category.

Songs from the albums on this list forms the basis of my countdown list for the “Top 9 at 9:09” segment of my “Prime Time Theme Attic Show,” (Mondays, 8P-10P ET) on alternating weeks, along with my “Phil’s Faves, Songs” lists!

They may also turn up on my “Theme Attic Show,” (Wednesdays, 10A-12N ET)

Here’s a link:

Listen live: https://whfr.fm/streamer/

It’s another peak into my listening habits—which is a goal of mine. If you want to know where I’m heading or what I think about some new music, you will find it here.

I honestly don’t expect there to be much volatility on this list because these albums are what I have been basing many of the sets on my show.

Once again, there will be no boundaries. I will go wherever my musical muse takes me.

If you like what you see, don’t forget to spread the word by hitting the “like” button on my Facebook page, Phil Maq!

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Altan stays on top for two!!
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Top 10 Albums for the Week of April 15, 2018

1. The Gap of Dreams—Altan [Hall of Fame]
2. A World Unknown—Caleb Ford
3. The Deep Enders—Matt Jones and The Reconstruction
4. Raven Hotel—Matt Harlan
5. For the Dirt—Nina and The Buffalo Riders
6. Extralife—Darlingside
7. Clear Blue Sky—Joe Overton
8. Weighted Mind—Sierra Hull
9. Song on the Times—Windborne
10.Urgency Squad—Xposed 4Heads
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Phil’s Faves: Songs, April 15, 2018

This is a weekly Top Ten list of what I consider to be the best songs that I listened to the previous week. Most songs will be current, but there are no boundaries. I’ve already stated on this web site that I am obsessed with music. I am constantly hunting it down whether it’s online, on CD, from my personal collection, from a library (Yes, I think the library is a great source of music–especially for music that you aren’t sure about.), TV, or radio. Since most of these sources mostly emphasize new music, the odds are pretty good that most of the songs on this list will be new. But in my search, I don’t use any boundaries for the other sources. I am just looking for good music that I haven’t heard, or happened to forget about. Everyone, including myself, has forgotten way more great music than they can ever remember-even if they are also music fanatics.

Also, there will be no rules concerning songs on this list. A song can show up or drop off a number of times. This will be the most volatile of my lists. It all depends on how much music I am exposed to during the week and what I find interesting. On really obscure stuff, I will try to include the source, if I know it.

Most of the songs heard on this list have been played on my radio shows, “Theme Attic,” heard Wednesdays, 10A-12N ET, or “Prime Time Theme Attic,” heard Mondays, 8P-10P ET!

This list forms the basis of my countdown list on the “Top 9 at 9:09” segment of my “Prime Time Theme Attic Show” on alternating weeks, along with my “Phil’s Faves, Albums” lists!

Here’s a link:

Listen live:  https://whfr.fm/streamer/

If you like what you see, don’t forget to spread the word by hitting the “like” button on my Facebook page, Phil Maq!

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Caleb Ford: Still shakin’, still #1!!
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Top Ten Songs for the Week of April 15, 2018

1. Shake Your Money Maker—Caleb Ford
2. Twelve Songs—The Hangabouts
3. Don’t Stay With Me—The Claudettes
4. Girl From the North Country—Wendy Webb
5. Carrie May, But I Refuse To—I Don’t Trust Robots
6. In Like a Lion—American Housewife
7. Brighter Side—Scott Fab
8. Bread and Roses—Windborne
9. Come Back to You—Royal Wood
10.Standing at the End of the World—Have Gun Will Travel
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PLEASE SHARE: Echosmith Make Several Tickets Available For Free For Tonight’s (April 18th) Majestic Theater Show in Detroit!!!

In a bold move, Echosmith, the pop/rock band who are performing tonight at The Majestic Theater in Detroit along with The Score, and Jena Rose are offering free passes!

The requirements are easy: You need to email www.echosmithfooddrive@gmail.com, specify the Detroit show, and then bring a non perishable canned food item for the homeless!

It’s that simple!

Echosmith, known for several songs and videos such as “Cool Kids” and “Bright” (a Philby Award winner I might add), have a new album out called “Inside a Dream.” The band postponed their fall tour to work on the new release, “Inside a Dream.”

I’ll play one of those songs, “Future Me,” on my “Theme Attic” show today, from 10AM-12 Noon EDT!!!

Here’s the video:

And in case you don’t remember, here’s the wonderful song, “Bright!”:

Here’s a link to listen in to my show:

https://whfr.fm/streamer/

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2018 Spring New Music Showcase Pt. 2, on “Theme Attic,” Wednesday Morning, 10AM-12 Noon EDT!!!

I can’t believe that I may not do another new music showcase until December! So far this year, there was one for winter in January. Now the spring one will wrap up today.  I have never done a summer one yet, because I just haven’t been able to work one in. So let’s enjoy this one!!!

Another 2018 Spring New Music Showcase, Pt.2 on Wednesday morning’s “Theme Attic” from 10AM-12 Noon EDT!!!

There will be a set of songs by artists playing this weekend, but I will play tracks I haven’t played before.

Songs by artists on the show will include Sierra Hull, David Arthur, Jenny Bienemann and Robin Bienemann , Michael on Fire, Tosha Owens (Album cover for “Wrong Side of Right” pictured upper left corner), Black Country Communion (Album cover for “BCCIV” pictured lower right corner, Echosmith (Album cover for “Inside a Dream” pictured lower left corner), Joe Kidd & Sheila Burke, The Bankesters (Album cover “Nightbird” pictured in upper right corner), Territorial Chant, Rusty Young, Randy Cherkis, Dave Weld & The Imperial Flames, lespecial, Fastball, Lilly MacPhee, Man Called Noon, Mom Barley, Grant Maloy Smith, Gregory Stovetop, Seth Bernard, and SofCapone!!!

Tune in to 89.3 FM (89.3 WHFR.FM) in the Dearborn-Detroit area, stream it with our new improved stream: https://whfr.fm/streamer/ or use Tune In Player to stream it.

Please share freely with your fans, friends, and families, but say something about yourself in the comments section when you repost it, so that everyone knows why you’re posting it!

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New Deanna Petcoff and Falcon Jane on Monday Night’s “Prime Time Theme Attic” 8PM-10PM EDT!!!

I don’t know how, but apparently, my name is out there for new artists to send me video links. Years ago, when I had more time and when music videos were more readily available on a consistent basis, I even used to do a couple of weekly video lists.

I usually send a message to the artists to end me their music instead. Occasionally, the artist even reads my response and sends me some of what I request. Theses two did, and in return, I watched and listened to what they sent me.

Both music and visuals are very good! I feel they need more attention!

Up first is Deanna Petcoff. Although her track, “Terribly True” is moody, I like it!

The second video is from Falcon Jane for her song “Go With the Flow” from her “Feelin” Freaky” album. The video is quite colorful!:

Tune in to 89.3 FM (89.3 WHFR.FM) in the Dearborn-Detroit area, stream it with our new improved stream: https://whfr.fm/streamer/ or use Tune In Player to stream it to hear these songs as part of two full hours of my “Prime Time Theme Attic” “2018 Spring New Music Showcase, Pt.1,” Monday night from 8PM-10PM EDT  with Phil Maq!!!

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2018 Spring New Music Showcase, Pt. 1, on “Prime Time Theme Attic,” Monday Night, 8PM-10PM EDT!!!

The weather isn’t acting like it’s spring, but at least we can follow the calendar and do a 2018 Spring New Music Showcase, Pt.1 on “Prime Time Theme Attic” from 8PM-10PM ET with Phil Maq!!! There will be a “Top 9 at 9:09” on “Phil’s Faves: Albums” with all new songs played to continue the new music showcase theme!!!

Songs by artists scheduled for the show will include Caleb Ford, The Jeremy Poland Band, Altan, Katy Guillen and The Girls (Album cover “Remember What You Knew Before” upper left in the picture, Matt Jones and The Reconstruction, Black Note Graffiti (Album cover “Volume Two: Without Nothing, I’m You” left side in the middle), Darlingside, Nina & The Buffalo Riders, Windborne, The Future Forecast, Ian Fitzgerald, Bearing Torches (Album cover “A Thousand Kisses Deep” bottom left in the picture), Eliza Neals, Sierra Hull, Falcon Jane, Jon Stickley Trio, Georgia Sound, Deanna Petcoff, Don Arbor, American Wrestlers, Joe Overton, Matt Harlan, Rick Estrin and The Nightcats (Album cover of “Groovin” in Greaseland” bottom right in the picture), and possibly more!!!

Tune in to 89.3 FM (89.3 WHFR.FM) in the Dearborn-Detroit area, stream it with our new improved stream: https://whfr.fm/streamer/ or use Tune In Player to stream it.

Please share freely with your fans, friends, and families, but say something about yourself in the comments section when you repost it, so that everyone knows why you’re posting it!

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Phil’s Faves: Albums, April 8, 2018

 

Over time, my listening habits have changed and at the moment I usually listen to albums completely through. I haven’t done that in years, but it’s actually very rewarding—particularly when the album is good. Every album that will be on this list will fit that category.

Songs from the albums on this list forms the basis of my countdown list for the “Top 9 at 9:09” segment of my “Prime Time Theme Attic Show,” (Mondays, 8P-10P ET) on alternating weeks, along with my “Phil’s Faves, Songs” lists!

They may also turn up on my “Theme Attic Show,” (Wednesdays, 10A-12N ET)

Here’s a link:

Listen live: www.whfr.fm/images/stream_audio.html

It’s another peak into my listening habits—which is a goal of mine. If you want to know where I’m heading or what I think about some new music, you will find it here.

I honestly don’t expect there to be much volatility on this list because these albums are what I have been basing many of the sets on my show.

Once again, there will be no boundaries. I will go wherever my musical muse takes me.

If you like what you see, don’t forget to spread the word by hitting the “like” button on my Facebook page, Phil Maq!

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The “gap of dreams” closes as Altan reaches #1!
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Top 10 Albums for the Week of April 8, 2018

1. The Gap of Dreams—Altan [Hall of Fame]
2. The Deep Enders—Matt Jones and The Reconstruction
3. A World Unknown—Caleb Ford
4. Dance Scandal at the Gymnasium—The Claudettes
5. A Slight Departure—Birdsong at Morning
6. Raven Hotel—Matt Harlan
7. Clear Blue Sky—Joe Overton
8. Weighted Mind—Sierra Hull
9. For the Dirt—Nina and The Buffalo Riders
10.Wounded Bird—Ray Vaughn
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Phil’s Faves: Songs, April 8, 2018

This is a weekly Top Ten list of what I consider to be the best songs that I listened to the previous week. Most songs will be current, but there are no boundaries. I’ve already stated on this web site that I am obsessed with music. I am constantly hunting it down whether it’s online, on CD, from my personal collection, from a library (Yes, I think the library is a great source of music–especially for music that you aren’t sure about.), TV, or radio. Since most of these sources mostly emphasize new music, the odds are pretty good that most of the songs on this list will be new. But in my search, I don’t use any boundaries for the other sources. I am just looking for good music that I haven’t heard, or happened to forget about. Everyone, including myself, has forgotten way more great music than they can ever remember-even if they are also music fanatics.

Also, there will be no rules concerning songs on this list. A song can show up or drop off a number of times. This will be the most volatile of my lists. It all depends on how much music I am exposed to during the week and what I find interesting. On really obscure stuff, I will try to include the source, if I know it.

Most of the songs heard on this list have been played on my radio shows, “Theme Attic,” heard Wednesdays, 10A-12N ET, or “Prime Time Theme Attic,” heard Mondays, 8P-10P ET!

This list forms the basis of my countdown list on the “Top 9 at 9:09” segment of my “Prime Time Theme Attic Show” on alternating weeks, along with my “Phil’s Faves, Albums” lists!

Here’s a link:

Listen live: www.whfr.fm/images/stream_audio.html

If you like what you see, don’t forget to spread the word by hitting the “like” button on my Facebook page, Phil Maq!

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Caleb Ford shakes his way to the #1 spot!
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Top Ten Songs for the Week of April 8, 2018

1. Shake Your Money Maker—Caleb Ford
2. Girl From the North Country—Wendy Webb
3. Don’t Stay With Me—The Claudettes
4. In Like a Lion—American Housewife
5. Standing at the End of the World—Have Gun Will Travel
6. Twelve Songs—The Hangabouts
7. Carrie May, But I Refuse To—I Don’t Trust Robots
8. Brighter Side—Scott Fab
9. Better Than You—Drew Davis
10.Grandpa, Please Don’t Die—Jesse Xavier
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“Theme Attic” Radiothon Show Features Judy Banker, I Don’t Trust Robots, Janie Next Door, and DJ Steve Homer, Wednesday Morning, 10AM-12 Noon EDT!!!

PLEASE PLEDGE! 313-845-9676 OPTION #1

I have such a super show planned for Wednesday’s Radiothon edition (313-845-9676 option #1) of “Theme Attic” with Phil Maq from 10AM-12 Noon EDT!!!

Ann Arbor’s Judy Banker (album covers for “Devils Never Cry” and Without You” in picture) will be assisting me in the studio as well as WHFR legendary DJ Steve Homer!!! Steve did a show called “Culture City Radio” at the station for several years and he knows how important Radiothon (313-845-9676 option #1) is to keep the station going!!

In addition to all of that, Leland Sloan of I Don’t Trust Robots (“Let It Go!” album cover in picture) will be phoning in to offer bonus CDS and T-shirts of his band exclusively for pledges (313-845-9676 option #1) on “Theme Attic!!”

Janie Next Door – Jane Christison (album cover in picture) will also be calling in to support WHFR! Jane’s from Kansas and Leland will be calling from Texas!!

As if all of that wasn’t enough to entice a pledge, I will be offering passes to upcoming shows by Sierra Hull and Darlingside courtesy of The Ark – Ann Arbor!!!

Wow! Be still my heart!

And, oh yeah, there will be wonderful music!!! Songs by other artists on the show will include Michael on Fire, Stefano Barone, Christian Collin, Whit Hill, The Hangabouts, Big Brother Smokes, and more!!! Tune in to 89.3 FM (89.3 WHFR.FM) in the Dearborn-Detroit area, stream it with our new improved stream: https://whfr.fm/streamer/ or use Tune In Player to stream it.

PLEASE PLEDGE: (313-845-9676 option #1)

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